Antique Stones Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1378569 (stock #805)
Antique Stones Japan
$3,200.00
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 : 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
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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
$1,700.00
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
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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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1373722 (stock #791)
Antique Stones Japan
$2,400.00
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
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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
$1,400.00
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.