Antique Stones Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1294184 (stock #635)
Antique Stones Japan
$700.00
A toad sculpted from a fine-grained igneous stone. Meiji Era ca. 1900. Very minor old loss. Overall lichen accumulation.

Height: 17 cm
Length: 37 cm
Width: 25 cm

A realistically rendered garden staple, guaranteed to never croak.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1290796 (stock #633)
Antique Stones Japan
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Seated Amida Buddha with hands forming the Amida raigo-in mudra welcoming believers to the Western Paradise. Joined wood-block construction with lacquer and gilt finish and eyes of inset crystal. Early- to mid-Muromachi Period ca. 1450.

Height: 44 cm
Width: 36.5 cm
Depth: 30.5 cm.

An impressively scaled and exquisitely sculpted piece, with significant age and in excellent condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1290409 (stock #632)
Antique Stones Japan
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Oyako-gaeru (mother-with-child frog) sculpted from a gray-brown igneous stone. Late-Edo Period ca. 1825. Very minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation overall.

Height: 26 cm
Length: 36 cm
Width: 29 cm

A heartwarming double-decker leaper, realistically rendered, with good age and in excellent condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1289846 (stock #631)
Antique Stones Japan
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Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu in characteristic seated pose of royal ease, sculpted in relief from a gray-hued igneous stone. Clearly dated to the fourth year of the Anei Era (1775), late-Edo Period. Minor old loss.

Height: 48 cm
Width: 27 cm
Depth: 17.5 cm

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1289728 (stock #630)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,100.00
Standing Jizo Bosatsu, a long-stemmed lotus bud held in both hands, sculpted in relief from a brick-hued sedimentary stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1725. Very minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 53.5 cm
Width: 26 cm
Depth: 17.5 cm

With overall softening of the lines and contours and good lichen accumulation, a highly atmospheric, desirable piece.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1289638 (stock #629)
Antique Stones Japan
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Gorinto (five-tiered stupa) sculpted in one piece from a high-quality granite. Muromachi Period ca. 1450, possibly earlier. Very minor old loss.

Height: 57.5 cm
Width: 13.5 cm
Depth: 13.5 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.

With a tapered bottom surface sculpted for easy insertion into the soil, this piece will require some form of vertical support if displayed indoors on a flat surface.

A sizable, notably handsome isseki gorinto with strong formal balance and significant age, and in excellent condition. Highly collectible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1289476 (stock #628)
Antique Stones Japan
$800.00
Standing Sho-Kannon Bosatsu, the left hand holding a vase from which a long-stemmed lotus flower protrudes and the right hand forming the segan-in wish-granting mudra, sculpted in relief from a fine-grained granite. Taisho Era ca. 1920. Very minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 43.5 cm
Width: 22.5 cm
Depth: 12.5 cm

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1289109 (stock #627)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,400.00
Jizo Bosatsu seated upon a stylized lotus-form dais, the right hand holding a long-stemmed lotus bud and the left a hoju (sacred jewel), sculpted figuratively from sandstone. Late-Edo Period ca. 1825. Excellent condition. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 42 cm
Width: 26.5 cm
Depth: 22 cm

A well-sculpted, gentle-miened Jizo in unusually good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1288635 (stock #626)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,800.00
Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu in characteristic seated pose of royal ease, sculpted figuratively from a grayish volcanic stone. Clearly dated on the back to the ninth year of the Horeki Era (1759), mid-Edo Period. Very minor old loss, with traces of polychrome.

Height: 42.5 cm
Width: 27 cm
Depth: 17 cm

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1287291 (stock #625)
Antique Stones Japan
$900.00
Standing Fudo-Myo with sword held upright in the right hand, relief-sculpted from a gray volcanic stone. Early- to mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Old loss and softening of the lines and contours overall.

Height: 20.5 cm
Width: 13 cm
Depth: 6.5 cm

A small-scale time-worn Fudo-Myo stone with a discreet yet palpable charm.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1285718 (stock #624)
Antique Stones Japan
$650.00
Standing Jizo Bosatus, the hands pressed together in the gassho mudra of adoration, figuratively sculpted from a gray igneous stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Minor old loss, with white patches of dried lichen.

Height: 26 cm
Width: 13 cm
Depth: 10 cm

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1285029 (stock #623)
Antique Stones Japan
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Seated Sho-Kannon Bosatsu, the hands holding a stemless lotus bud, sculpted in relief from sandstone. Clearly dated to the second year of the Horeki Era (1752), mid-Edo Period. Excellent condition, with only very minor old loss and a small surface crack on the lower-front garment. Good lichen accumulation.

Height: 40.5 cm
Width: 22 cm
Depth: 15.5 cm

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1284107 (stock #622)
Antique Stones Japan
$900.00
Standing Bato (Horse-Head) Kannon Bosatsu, the hands forming the gassho-like Bato-in mudra and a small horse head perched up top, sculpted in bold relief from a grayish igneous stone. Clearly dated to the 12th year of the Bunsei Era (1829), late-Edo Period. Minor old loss, most notably to the lower left-hand edge and to the horse head. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 50 cm
Width: 27 cm
Depth: 16 cm

Beginning from the mid-Edo Period, stone images of Bato-Kannon were placed along roadsides throughout Japan to ensure safe passage of horses and their owners. A fine example of type, with irrefutable temporal provenance.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1283401 (stock #621)
Antique Stones Japan
$850.00
Seated Jizo Bosatsu, the right hand holding a shakujo (crozier) and the left a hoju (sacred jewel), figuratively sculpted from a grayish sedimentary stone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Minor old loss, most notably to the figure's left knee, with overall softening of the lines and contours. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 42 cm
Width: 26.5 cm
Depth: 17.5 cm.

Sadogashima, an island in the Japan Sea off the coast of Niigata Prefecture, is famous for its production of a distinctive style of figuratively sculpted stone Jizo, of which this piece is a representative, and notably good, example.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1282680 (stock #620)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,200.00
Probably Jizo Bosatsu placed within a recessed rectangular alcove beneath an overarching pediment-style mandorla, a large hoju (sacred jewel) resting upon the arms placed horizontally across the chest with pendant sleeves, sculpted in abbreviated relief from a light-hued igneous stone. Late-Muromachi Period ca. 1550. Minor old loss, with overall softening of the lines and contours of the figure. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 40 cm
Width: 19 cm
Depth: 8 cm

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1282412 (stock #619)
Antique Stones Japan
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Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted in shallow relief from a grayish igneous stone, featuring a centrally placed bonji (Siddham-script Sanskrit character) symbolizing Amida Buddha. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650, possibly earlier. Minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 55 cm
Width: 30 cm
Depth: 12 cm

A handsome relief-sculpted gorinto with excellent size and significant age. Uncommon.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1281823 (stock #618)
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Gorinto (lit. 5-tiered stupa) sculpted in four parts from a grayish-brown igneous stone. Nanbokucho/early-Muromachi Period ca. 1350. Very minor old loss. Slight lichen accumulation.

Height: 78 cm
Width: 30 cm
Depth: 30 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 strong example, with excellent size, significant age, and pleasing formal balance. Highly collectible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1280787 (stock #617)
Antique Stones Japan
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Standing Kaiko-no-Kami, the hands holding a flowering mulberry tree branch, sculpted in relief from a gray-blue volcanic stone. Meiji/Taisho Era ca. 1920. Very minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 45 cm
Width: 25 cm
Depth: 16 cm

Kaiko-no-Kami, the Japanese goddess of silkworms and, by extension, raw silk production, is a relatively obscure member of the large pantheon of Shinto folk deities. Geographically centered on Japan's Tohoku region, the cult of Kaiko-no-Kami flourished from around 1850 until the early 1930s, during which period raw silk was Japan's leading export item, accounting for up to 30% of the nation's total exports. Kaiko-no-Kami, also known as Oshirasama, is nearly always depicted with a flowering mulberry tree branch in both hands, an obvious allusion to the diet of silkworms.

An uncommon, highly collectible stone.