Antique Stones Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1381720 (stock #812)
Antique Stones Japan
$2,800.00
Seated Dai-Nichi Buddha, the hands forming the chiken-in knowledge-fist or six-elements mudra, sculpted figurally from a gray-brown igneous stone. Clearly dated on the back to the third year of the Anei Era (1774), mid-Edo Period. Excellent condition, with only very minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 42 cm
Width: 30.5 cm
Depth: 24 cm
Packaged weight: 25 kg

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1380544 (stock #811)
Antique Stones Japan
$2,200.00
Standing fragment of Indara Taisho, one of the 12 Heavenly Generals (Juni-Shinsho) that defend and protect the Healing Buddha (Yakushi Nyorai), sculpted from wood using yosegi-zukuri (joined woodblock) construction and finished in polychrome. Late-Kamakura~early-Muromachi Period ca. 1300~1400. Significant old loss, with remnants of a gesso-like ground and traces of polychrome.

Total height, including custom-made wooden stand: 44.5 cm
Height of figure only: 41 cm
Width of stand: 22 cm
Depth of stand: 14 cm

Each of the 12 Heavenly Generals is associated with one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. The snake coiled atop this figure's head suggests that it is most probably a depiction of Indara Taisho.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1380491 (stock #810)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Jizo Bosatsu with hands forming the gassho adoration mudra and standing upon a lotus-form dais, sculpted figurally from a brick-hued sandstone. Clearly dated on the back to the third year of the Kanpo Era (1743), mid-Edo Period. Very good condition, with the notable exception of an old line of repair, stable and quite discreet, across the figure's neck and lower face. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Overall height, including lotus-form dais: 44 cm
Height of Jizo figure only: 37.5 cm
Diameter of lotus-form dais' upper surface: 24 cm
Packaged weight: 13 kg.

Very seldom does a figurally sculpted standing Jizo come onto the market accompanied by the lotus-form dais with which it was originally paired. Equally uncommon is a Japanese stone repaired with the exacting finesse evident in this example. A rare and desirable ensemble, old repair notwithstanding.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1379843 (stock #809)
Antique Stones Japan
$2,400.00
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. 1850. 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
$500.00
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
$700.00
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
$2,500.00
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
SOLD.
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
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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
$900.00
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.