Antique Stones Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1379843 (stock #809)
Antique Stones Japan
$2,900.00
Seated Three-faced Bato (Horse-head) Kannon Bosatsu with eight hands, two at chest level in the bato-in mudra and another pair on the lap holding a sacred jewel (Jp. hoju) in addition to four laterally arrayed hands wielding characteristic attributes, with a small horse-head barely discernible on the central figure's head, sculpted in bold relief from a high-quality granite. Late-Edo Period ca. 1825. Excellent condition with only very minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 50.5 cm
Width: 28 cm
Depth: 20 cm
Packaged weight: 30 kg

Stone depictions of this deity are exceedingly uncommon.

An expertly sculpted stone with formidable presence.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1379521 (stock #808)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,000.00
Jizo Bosatsu seated upon a stylized lotus-form dais, the tiny hands holding a large hoju (sacred jewel), sculpted figurally from a rust-hued granite. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1725. Very minor old loss, with overall softening of the lines and contours. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 32 cm
Width: 19.5 cm
Depth: 16 cm
Packaged weight: 13 kg.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1379421 (stock #807)
Antique Stones Japan
$600.00
Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted in one piece from an ochre-hued sandstone. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Very minor old loss.

Height: 21 cm
Width: 8.5 cm
Depth: 8.5 cm
Packaged weight: 4 kg.

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.

A charmingly small-scale gorinto. Uncommon.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1379417 (stock #806)
Antique Stones Japan
$900.00
Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted in relief from a dark-gray volcanic stone. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Very minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 31 cm
Width: 16.5 cm
Depth: 8 cm
Packaged weight: 8 kg.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1378569 (stock #805)
Antique Stones Japan
$2,900.00
Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted in four parts from tuff, an igneous stone composed primarily of volcanic ash. Nanbokucho~early-Muromachi Period ca. 1400. Desirable old loss and lichen accumulation.

Height: 85 cm
Width: 35 cm
Depth: 35 cm
Packaged weight: approx. 90 kg.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1378233 (stock #804)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Tanuki (Japanese raccoon dog) sculpted from granite. Late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Minor old loss, most notably to the critter's right paw and nearby paunch.

Height: 32 cm
Width: 22 cm
Depth: 21 cm
Packaged weight: 22 kg

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1378196 (stock #803)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,600.00
Standing Buddha sculpted from a single piece of wood using the ichiboku-zukuri technique and finished in lacquer and gold leaf. Late-Heian Period ca. 1100. Loss of both hands and both feet, loss to the lacquer and gilt finish, and possible re-sculpting of the face.

Height, including custom-made wooden stand: 38 cm
Height of Buddha figure only: 35 cm

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1700 item #1378085 (stock #802)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,400.00
A matched pair of decorative plaques incorporating a formalized peony (Jp. botan) motif, each plaque sculpted from a single piece of zelkova (Jp. keyaki), a relatively hard, heavy wood, and left unfinished. Early-Edo period ca. 1650. Minor old edge loss, cracking, and discreet repairs.

Diameter of each plaque: 32 cm
Depth: 5 cm

Sculpted with a notably robust elegance and in excellent condition despite significant age, this pair of decorative plaques, originally displayed in a Japanese temple or shrine, was de-accessioned from the holdings of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the wake of the 2007 global financial crisis.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1377670 (stock #801)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,200.00
Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted in one piece from a brick-hued fine-grained granite. Momoyama/early-Edo Period ca. 1600. Minor old loss, with lichen accumulation overall.

Height: 55 cm
Width: 16.5 cm
Depth: 15.5 cm
Packaged weight: 25 kg.

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.

A sizable, notably handsome gorinto, showing excellent formal balance and desirable patination.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1377526 (stock #800)
Antique Stones Japan
Price on Request
Amida Nyorai, the hands forming the raigo-in mudra welcoming the souls of the departed faithful to the Western Paradise, sculpted from Japanese cypress using yosegi-zukuri joined-block construction, the eyes of inset crystal, finished in lacquer and gilt, standing upon a multi-tiered gilt-wood plinth of more recent manufacture. Nanbokucho~early-Muromachi Period ca. 1400. Old repairs, expertly rendered and unobtrusive, with desirable patination overall.

Overall height: 64 cm
Height of Amida figure only: 54 cm

A redoubtable piece in all respects.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1376610 (stock #799)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Two Jizo Bosatsu figures standing side by side, each with hands pressed together in the gassho adoration mudra, sculpted in bold relief from a brick-hued igneous stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Very minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 30 cm
Width: 15 cm
Depth: 10 cm
Packaged weight: 6 kg.

An atmospheric, charming Jizo pair.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1376160 (stock #798)
Antique Stones Japan
$2,300.00
Standing Sho-Kannon Bosatsu, the left hand holding a short-stemmed lotus bud and the right forming the segan-in mudra symbolizing the fulfillment of the historical Buddha's vow to strive for the salvation of all sentient beings, sculpted in bold relief from a gray-brown igneous stone. Clearly dated to the 10th year of the Kyoho Era (1725), mid-Edo Period. Very good condition, with only a couple of points of very minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 67.5 cm
Width: 33 cm
Depth: 19 cm
Packaged weight: 46 kg.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1375495 (stock #797)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,500.00
Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted in four parts from tuff, an igneous stone composed primarily of volcanic ash. Late-Muromachi Period ca. 1550. Old loss, with good lichen accumulation.

Height: 46 cm
Width: 19 cm
Depth: 19 cm
Packaged weight: 18 kg

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1375336 (stock #796)
Antique Stones Japan
$2,800.00
Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted in four parts from a high-quality granite. Nanbokucho/early-Muromachi Period ca. 1400. Very minor old loss, with light lichen accumulation.

Height: 61 cm
Width: 23.5 cm
Depth: 23.5 cm
Packaged weight: 50 kg

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1375281 (stock #795)
Antique Stones Japan
$950.00
Standing Jizo Bosatsu with hands forming the gassho mudra of adoration, figurally sculpted from tuff, an igneous stone composed primarily of volcanic ash. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Minor old loss and overall softening of the lines and contours, with significant lichen accumulation.

Height: 36.5 cm
Width: 16.5 cm
Depth: 12 cm
Packaged weight: 9 kg.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1375264 (stock #794)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,600.00
Jizo Bosatsu seated upon a lotus-form dais, the hands forming the gassho mudra of adoration, figurally sculpted from a gray-brown igneous stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Excellent condition, with variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 39 cm
Width: 24 cm
Depth: 22 cm
Packaged weight: 17 kg

An unusually well-sculpted Jizo with a lovely visage, in virtually flawless condition despite significant age.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1374838 (stock #793)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Two Amida Buddhas seated side by side, the hands placed centrally on the lap in the Amida jo-in concentration mudra, sculpted in relief from a brick-hued igneous stone. Late-Muromachi Period ca. 1500. Minor old loss.

Height: 65 cm
Width: 29 cm
Depth: 19 cm
Packaged weight: approx. 65 kg

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1373884 (stock #792)
Antique Stones Japan
$850.00
Two Jizo Bosatsu figures standing side by side with hands forming the gassho adoration mudra, sculpted in relief from a gray-hued igneous stone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Very minor old loss; traces of decorative polychrome on the figures' garments.

Height: 17.5 cm
Width: 10.5 cm
Depth: 6.5 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.