Antique Stones Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1375264 (stock #794)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,800.00
Seated Jizo Bosatsu with 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

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1374838 (stock #793)
Antique Stones Japan
$2,400.00
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
$700.00
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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1373722 (stock #791)
Antique Stones Japan
$2,000.00
Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) and a seated Amida Buddha sculpted in shallow relief from granite. Late-Muromachi/Momoyama Period ca. 1550. Minor old loss, with softening of the lines and contours overall.

Height: 60 cm
Width: 29 cm
Depth: 14.5 cm
Packaged weight: 43 kg.

An intriguing itahi-form stupa sculpted from a gray-hued granite, featuring a gorinto and an Amida Buddha seated upon a tall base. Exceedingly uncommon.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1373322 (stock #790)
Antique Stones Japan
$2,200.00
Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted in four parts from tuff, an igneous stone composed primarily of volcanic ash. Muromachi Period ca. 1500, possibly earlier. Minor old loss and surface erosion. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 66 cm
Base width: 23 cm
Base depth: 23 cm
Packaged weight: 37 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.

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, substantial both in height and girth, fully intact and of a piece, and without a doubt dating to the Muromachi Period.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1373011 (stock #789)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,800.00
Stone gorinto (lit. 5-tiered stupa) sculpted in four parts, the lowermost of which is highly unusual inasmuch as it is columnar rather than rectangular in shape. Clearly dated on the side of the column to the opening year of the Genbun Era (1736), mid-Edo Period. Old line of repair visible on the roof-like part third from the bottom symbolizing fire; otherwise, only very minor old loss, with light lichen accumulation.

Height: 71 cm
Diameter of column: 23.5 cm
Packaged weight: 52 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.

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. The example offered herein departs radically from the norm owing to the columnar shape of its lowermost part, which in conventional gorinto examples is rectangular.

An intriguingly unconventional gorinto, boasting good size and pleasing formal balance.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1372283 (stock #788)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,600.00
Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted from a single piece of a composite-type tuff, an igneous stone formed primarily from volcanic ash. Kamakura Period ca. 1300. Old surface pitting and overall erosion notwithstanding, the 5-part formal structure remains intact and clearly discernible. Good lichen accumulation.

Height: 58 cm
Packaged weight: 30 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.

With a bottom surface sculpted not flatly but rather tapered for easy insertion into the soil, this atmospheric gorinto hails from Oita Prefecture's Kunisaki Peninsula, esteemed by Japanese collectors for the depth and quality of its sculptural tradition in stone.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1371390 (stock #787)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,800.00
Standing Jizo Bosatsu with hands forming the gassho adoration mudra, figurally sculpted from a large-grained granite. Early- to mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Minor old loss, most notably to the fingertips of both hands, and softening of the lines and contours overall.

Height: 60 cm
Width: 24 cm
Depth: 24 cm
Packaged weight: 40 kg.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1370216 (stock #786)
Antique Stones Japan
$950.00
Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu seated in characteristic pose of royal ease, sculpted in relief from tuff, an igneous stone composed primarily of volcanic ash. Clearly dated to the third year of the Kansei Era (1791), late-Edo Period. Very minor old loss. Variegated moss and lichen accumulation.

Height: 52 cm
Width: 31 cm
Depth: 21.5 cm
Packaged weight: 32 kg.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1370121 (stock #785)
Antique Stones Japan
$850.00
Seated Jizo Bosatsu, a shakujo (crozier) held in the right hand and a hoju (sacred jewel) in the left, sculpted from a fine-grained granite. Late-Edo Period ca. 1850. Excellent condition. Variegated lichen and moss accumulation.

Height: 41 cm
Width: 22 cm
Depth: 14 cm
Packaged weight: 22 kg.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1368451 (stock #784)
Antique Stones Japan
$2,200.00
Seated kappa (lit. river child) sculpted from tuff, an igneous stone composed primarily of volcanic ash, the arms and legs folded across the chest and trunk. Meiji Era ca. 1900, possibly earlier. Old loss, most notably to the edge of the fringed bowl-type head. Excellent lichen accumulation.

Height: 63 cm
Width: 22 cm
Depth: 37 cm

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1367650 (stock #783)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Stone gorinto (lit. 5-tiered stupa) sculpted in four parts from an andesitic tuff, a relatively soft stone composed primarily of volcanic ash. Momoyama/early-Edo Period ca. 1600. Minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 49 cm
Width: 20 cm
Depth: 20 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 relatively small yet handsome example showing a desirable amount of old loss and vivifying pastel-green lichen accumulation.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1366874 (stock #782)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Koma-inu (lit. Korean dog, but typically referred to in English as lion dog) sculpted with the yosegi-zukuri (joined wood-block construction) technique and finished in lacquer and gilt, the eyes of painted inset crystal. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650, possibly earlier. Minor old wood loss, most notably to the front section of the left foreleg, the right eyebrow, and a tip of the gently curved mane, plus significant loss overall to the gilt and lacquer finish.

Height: 21.3 cm
Length: 22.5 cm
Width: 9.8 cm

A notably strong little koma-inu.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1364866 (stock #781)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted in one piece from a gray-hued igneous stone. Clearly dated to the 12th year of the Kanei Era (1635), early-Edo Period. Very minor old loss.

Height: 59.5 cm
Width: 18.5 cm
Depth: 17.5 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.

On one side of this gorinto five Japanese characters are incised in a column, one character on each of the five geometric forms to which it corresponds in meaning.

A sizable, solidly handsome early-17th-century gorinto.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1363715 (stock #780)
Antique Stones Japan
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Head of a Buddha sculpted in wood using the warikubi technique and finished in lacquer, gilt, and pigment, with eyes of inset crystal. Kamakura Period ca. 1250. Old loss to the right earlobe and to the stylized rahotsu hair curls above both ears as well as old loss to the refinished lacquer and gilt.

Overall height, including custom-made acrylic display stand: 24 cm
Height of head only: 20.8 cm
Width: 11.4 cm
Depth: 11.9 cm

This head was attached originally to a Buddha with a height of more than one meter (if a standing piece) or 65 cm (if a seated piece).

A thoroughly classic example of Kamakura-Period Buddhist sculpture. Highly collectible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1362904 (stock #779)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Amida Buddha standing upon a lotus-form plinth atop a multi-tiered base, the hands forming the Amida raigo-in mudra welcoming believers to the Western Paradise, constructed using the joined wood-block technique and finished in lacquer and gilt with an elaborate moriage-relief decorative treatment to the garment, with eyes of inset crystal. Loss of the mandorla, and old repairs, discreetly rendered. Momoyama/early-Edo Period ca. 1600.

Overall height, including lotus-form plinth and base: 53 cm
Height of Amida figure only: 38 cm

An elegantly sculpted piece with a subtly ravishing decorative finish.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1362889 (stock #778)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,300.00
Tanuki (Japanese raccoon dog) sculpted from a salmon-hued granite. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Very minor old loss. Lotus-form dais appearing in the photos, sculpted from a brown igneous stone ca. 1800, is included.

Tanuki height: 35 cm
Width: 20 cm
Depth: 23 cm
Lotus-form dais height: 13 cm
Upper-surface diameter: 28.5 cm.

Tanuki, of which stone depictions are extremely uncommon, are typically characterized by a daunting display of testicular fortitude--assuming, that is, the beast in question is no older than mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. In the case of earlier examples, tanuki typically are gendered far more discreetly, even to the point of appearing gender-neutral, as in the example offered herein.

A very old Tanuki, then, seated upon a lotus-form dais. Highly collectible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1362866 (stock #777)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,200.00
Stone gorinto (lit. 5-tiered stupa) sculpted in four parts from an andesitic tuff, a relatively soft stone composed primarily of volcanic ash. Muromachi Period ca. 1500. Minor old loss. Variegated lichen and moss accumulation.

Height: 49 cm
Width: 20 cm
Depth: 20 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.