Antique Stones Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1359394 (stock #765)
Antique Stones Japan
$900.00
Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted in one piece from a brick-hued sedimentary stone. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Very minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 50 cm
Width: 14 cm
Depth: 14 cm

The gorinto is a uniquely Japanese style of stupa comprising five geometric forms, which correspond (from bottom) to earth, water, fire, wind, and ethereal space. The Japanese Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism views the gorinto as a symbol of Dai-Nichi Buddha, who, underlying all things, manifests himself in the five elements making up the physical world.

On one side of this gorinto, five individual seed-syllables in Siddham script (Jp. bonji) are incised in a column.

A handsome 17th-century gorinto showing with interesting coloration and good size.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1359357 (stock #764)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,800.00
Stone gorinto (lit. 5-tiered stupa) sculpted in four parts from a brick-hued sedimentary stone. Muromachi Period ca. 1500. Minor old loss. Variegated lichen and moss accumulation.

Height: 52 cm
Width: 21.5 cm
Depth: 21.5 cm

The gorinto is a uniquely Japanese style of stupa comprising five geometric forms, which correspond (from bottom) to earth, water, fire, wind, and ethereal space. The Japanese Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism views the gorinto as a symbol of Dai-Nichi Buddha, who, underlying all things, manifests himself in the five elements making up the physical world.

Gorinto sculpted in four parts, the uppermost part comprising two of the five geometric forms, are far more uncommon than gorinto sculpted from a single stone. This is a notably good example, fully intact and of a piece and without a doubt dating to the Muromachi Period. Highly collectible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1357724 (stock #763)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,200.00
Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted in one piece from a high-quality granite. Muromachi Period ca. 1500. Very minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 45 cm
Width: 15 cm
Depth: 15 cm

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1357369 (stock #762)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,000.00
Seated Amida Buddha, the hands placed centrally on the lap in the Amida jo-in concentration mudra, sculpted in shallow relief from a brownly patinated blue-gray igneous stone, possibly schist. Muromachi/Momoyama Period ca. 1550. Excellent condition, with only very minor old loss.

Height: 37 cm
Width: 15.5 cm
Depth: 11 cm

A charming pre-Edo Amida stone, sharply executed and in laudable condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1357338 (stock #761)
Antique Stones Japan
$6,400.00
Koshinto stupa comprising a standing six-armed Shomen-Kongo, the Siddham-script seed syllable symbolizing Shomen Kongo incised near the apex of the funagata-style mandorla, a full moon atop clouds at the upper left and a partially eclipsed sun at the upper right, with three seated wise monkeys (hear, see, speak no evil) underfoot and a chicken to either side, sculpted in relief from a purple-brown igneous stone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Very good condition overall, with only very minor old loss. Traces of polychrome.

Height: 88 cm
Width: 42 cm
Depth: 24 cm

A fairly monumental, well-executed Koshinto stupa the likes of which are nearly impossible to find even in the local Japanese market. Highly collectible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1357335 (stock #760)
Antique Stones Japan
$5,400.00
Amida Nyorai, the hands forming the Amida raigo-in mudra welcoming believers to the Western Paradise, constructed with the joined wood-block technique and finished in lacquer and gilt, the head backed by a round mandorla (Jp. zuko), standing upon a lotus-form dais atop a lotus-leaf plinth on a double-disc base with gilt-copper decorative ornamentation, encased in its original zushi in wood with interior finished in black lacquer and exterior finished in red lacquer and with gilt-copper hinges, closing clasp, and decorative ornamentation. Early- to mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Replacement of the original full-body mandorla with the round head mandorla, loss of lotus petals at rear of lotus-form dais, minor old wood loss to the lotus-leaf plinth, and desirable black-soot patination overall. Both hands and both feet in virtually flawless and apparently original condition. Excellent overall condition.

Height of sculpture, including base and mandorla: 62 cm
Height of Amida figure only: 40 cm

Height of zushi exterior: 79 cm
Width: 30.5 cm
Depth: 25 cm

An exquisitely sculpted, impressively scaled Edo-Period Amida Buddha in laudable condition, encased in its original zushi. Highly collectible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1357295 (stock #759)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,900.00
Torso fragment of a standing Fudo-Myo (Skt. Alacantha) sculpted from a single block of wood. Kamakura Period (see radiocarbon dating report, final photograph). Comes with custom-made stand, not shown in photographs.

Height: 42.5 cm
Width: 15.5 cm
Depth: 9 cm

A sizable fragment with excellent presence.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1357197 (stock #758)
Antique Stones Japan
$2,200.00
Two gorinto (5-tiered stupa) standing side by side, a column of five Siddham-script seed-syllables (Jp. bonji) incised on each symbolizing the Five Wisdom Buddhas, namely, Dai-Nichi Nyorai, Ashuku Nyorai, Hosho Nyorai, Amida Nyorai, and Fukujoju Nyorai, sculpted in shallow relief from an iron-rich igneous stone. Late-Muromachi Period ca. 1550. Excellent condition, with only very minor old loss.

Height: 63 cm
Width: 28 cm
Depth: 16 cm

The gorinto is a uniquely Japanese style of stupa comprising five geometric forms, which correspond (from bottom) to earth, water, fire, wind, and ethereal space. The Japanese Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism views the gorinto as a symbol of Dai-Nichi Buddha, who, underlying all things, manifests himself in the five elements making up the physical world.

An exceedingly uncommon example of two relief-sculpted gorinto on a single stone, well-executed, sizable, and with significant age. Highly collectible.

All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Garden : Statuary : Pre 1800 item #1357079 (stock #757)
Antique Stones Japan
$7,200.00
Square tachigata-style lantern sculpted in six parts from a high-quality granite. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Excellent condition, with only very minor old loss. Heavy lichen accumulation especially on the two upper parts, i.e., the kasa (roof) and ornamental hoju (sacred jewel) configuration.

Height: 144 cm.

A notably handsome square lantern with rounded column featuring a distinctively styled upper ornament comprising a sacred jewel partially protruding from an upthrusting lotus-form dais, the original six-part ensemble fully intact and in admirable condition despite significant age.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1356994 (stock #756)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,400.00
Standing Senju (Thousand-Armed) Kannon Bosatsu sculpted in relief from a gray-blue volcanic stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1725. Minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 51.5 cm
Width: 28 cm
Depth: 19 cm

Above the figure's head is incised a Japanese character roughly translatable as "banish," suggesting that this stone was originally employed as an amulet to ward off disease, pestilence, and evil forces generally. The name of the sculptor is incised on the piece's lower right lateral surface.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1356378 (stock #755)
Antique Stones Japan
$3,200.00
Standing Fudo-Myo with flame mandorla sculpted in relief from a dark-gray igneous stone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Very minor old loss. Traces of polychrome.

Height: 64 cm
Width: 39 cm
Depth: 25 cm

Loss of both sword and rope notwithstanding, a redoubtable Fudo-Myo stone in all respects.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1355957 (stock #753)
Antique Stones Japan
$750.00
Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted in one piece from a gray-hued igneous stone. Early- to mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Very minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 41 cm
Width: 10 cm
Depth: 10 cm

The gorinto is a uniquely Japanese style of stupa comprising five geometric forms, which correspond (from bottom) to earth, water, fire, wind, and ethereal space. The Japanese Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism views the gorinto as a symbol of Dai-Nichi Buddha, who, underlying all things, manifests himself in the five elements making up the physical world.

With its bottom surface tapered for easy insertion into the soil, this gorinto will require some type of lateral support if displayed indoors.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1355956 (stock #752)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,200.00
Stone gorinto (lit. 5-tiered stupa) sculpted in four parts. Momoyama/Edo Period ca. 1600. Minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 44 cm
Width: 19 cm
Depth: 19 cm

The gorinto is a uniquely Japanese style of stupa comprising five geometric forms, which correspond (from bottom) to earth, water, fire, wind, and ethereal space. The Japanese Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism views the gorinto as a symbol of Dai-Nichi Buddha, who, underlying all things, manifests himself in the five elements making up the physical world.

Gorinto sculpted in four parts, the uppermost part comprising two of the five geometric forms, are far more uncommon than gorinto sculpted from a single stone. This is a charmingly small-scale example.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1354949 (stock #751)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,000.00
Two Jizo Bosatsu figures standing side by side with hands forming the gassho adoration mudra, sculpted semi-figurally from a brick-hued igneous stone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Minor old loss.

Height: 20.5 cm
Width: 11.5 cm
Depth: 7 cm

Dosojin is the Japanese Shinto manifestation of a Chinese Taoist deity charged with guarding the border between this world and hell. Believed to obstruct the passage of evil spirits and gods of disease into human communities, Dosojin is associated particularly with roads, crossroads, mountain passes, village boundaries, and travel generally.

Because Jizo Bosatsu is Dosojin's honjibutsu, or Buddhist counterpart, Dosojin stones oftentimes take the form of two Jizo figures either standing or seated side by side.

An unusually small-scale Dosojin stone possessing outsize charm. Highly collectible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1354786 (stock #750)
Antique Stones Japan
$950.00
Jizo Bosatsu seated upon a lotus-form dais with centrally placed hands holding a hoju (sacred jewel), figurally sculpted in one piece from a fine-grained igneous stone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Very minor old loss, with softening of the lines and contours overall. Very light lichen accumulation.

Height: 16 cm
Width: 12.5 cm
Depth: 12 cm

A notably charming little Jizo stone in excellent condition despite significant age. Highly collectible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1354546 (stock #749)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Shotora Taisho, one of the 12 Heavenly Generals charged with protecting Yakushi Nyorai (Healing Buddha), sculpted from wood with joined-block construction (Jp. yosegi-zukuri) and finished in polychrome pigments with eyes of inset crystal, an ox head perched amid the dramatic up-do, standing upon a rectangular dais also of polychromed wood. Momoyama/early-Edo Period ca. 1600. Loss of mandorla and of attribute originally carried in the left hand as well as minor loss to the polychrome finish.

Height, including dais: 71 cm
Height of figure only: 63 cm
Width of dais: 21.5 cm
Depth: 19.5 cm

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1354490 (stock #748)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Koshinto stupa featuring a standing six-armed Shomen-Kongo with three seated monkeys underfoot and a pair of chickens on the side, sculpted in relief from a high-quality granite. Clearly dated on the side to the 10th year of the Bunka Era (1813), late-Edo Period. Very minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 54 cm
Width: 25 cm
Depth: 20 cm

Highly collectible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1354475 (stock #747)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Seated Amida Nyorai, the Buddha of the Western Paradise, with hands placed centrally on the lap in the Amida jo-in concentration mudra, sculpted in bold relief from a brick-hued sedimentary stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 53.5 cm
Width: 30.5 cm
Depth: 18.5 cm

An elegantly sculpted piece with exceptional presence.