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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #825425 (stock #KA385)
Kodo Arts
$1800.00
This antique Japanese Edo Period c.1840 red bronze utsubata flower vase is actually a Japanese proverb, "Hyotan Kara Koma". Literally, 'a horse from a gourd' meaning "the unexpected can be wonderful". The base of the vase is a wisteria wrapped gourd with an old man climbing on it. It was made so his head can move. On the underside of the top vase is a horse in raised thick bronze. Gourds are regarded as a lucky charm in Japan. Beautiful patina. c.1840. (10" x 11") (26cm x 28cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $120.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #1389665 (stock #mc137)
Kodo Arts
$650.00
Unique late Taisho Period C. 1925 bamboo flower basket with root handle. The bamboo inserts perpendicular to the ami weave creates a stunning elegant effect. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1960 item #1012263 (stock #pd171)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Elegant wide mouthed vase styled after woven silk patterns (shimame) by Kyoto artist Mizuno Hideo in signed box. Born in Nagano to a famous pottery family, Mizuno came to Kyoto to study under the famous Okabe Mineo. He has won numerous prizes at the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten and Asahi Togei Ten. c.1960. (12" diamter x 10½") (30cm diameter x 27cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $170.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1330696 (stock #pd952)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Quite elegant Taisho Period wagumi Japanese style bamboo flower basket featuring bamboo inserts, susudake bamboo, and a rattan weave on the handle. Excellent condition. 16" tall by 12" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1940 item #1369326 (stock #mc78)
Kodo Arts
$680.00
Bold and elegant Japanese wagumi free style bamboo flower basket with wide strips fo smoked susudake bamboo inter-twined with delicate strips of fine bamboo. Lovely patina. Excellent condition. 13" high by 10" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1209469 (stock #pd586)
Kodo Arts
$575.00
Exceptional Taisho Period C.1920 bronze tea ceremony ikebana flower arrangement boat. hanging on tripod hand forged bronze link chain, the boat would welcome visitors to the tea ceremony hut. Perfect condition. W: 12" x W:5". ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1930 item #1048464 (stock #pd22)
Kodo Arts
$495.00
Exceptionally elegant hard wood, lacquered stand with beautifully executed curled legs. The piece comes in its original paulownia wood box. The characters on the box read: Karamono Zatsuboku Jakuhi meaning it is a chinese hardwood with mixed woods, narrow stand. The curled end pieces are a slightly darker wood. Perfect for a vase, basket or small staue. Ask for shipping quote. L:43cm x H:11cm x Depth: 16cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1402677 (stock #mc175)
Kodo Arts
$980.00
Fabulously art deco Late Meiji Period/ Early Taisho Period Morita Chikuami bamboo flower basket. Signed on the reverse with an incised signature by the artist: Chikuami Tsukuru or Made by Chikuami (Morita Chikuami, the go or art name of Morita Shintaro). Taisho era, circa 1920. The artist formed the body with basic twill plaiting made irregular by skipping over stays. Wider sections of split bamboo overlay the entire basket. Morita Chikuami won a prize for his work at the fifth Naikoku Kangyo Hakurankai (Fifth Domestic Industrial Exhibition) in Meiji 36 (1903). He lived in Kyoto and was active as late as Showa 2 (1927). 16" tall by 6 1/2" wide. Comes with original wood box. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1254677 (stock #pd733)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Sensational Meiji Period C.1890 Imari Charger. Motif of Ikebana flower arangements. Very art deco and like a painting. Hand drawn with cobalt blues and fired at high temperatures. Signed by Fukuichi, a reknown Imari artist in Kyushu. 13"x 13". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1930 item #1155444 (stock #pd427)
Kodo Arts
$1,400.00
Exceptionally lovely and well carved Kamakura-bori lacquered hibachi. Kamakura is religiuos center south of Tokyo where kamakura-bori was born in the Edo Period. After carving out of one piece of wood , usually gingo wood, the carving is lacquered and painstakingly polished. This large hibachi has peonies and sunflowers. C. 1930 with a bit of lacquer wear (see photos). Beautiful as a vase with flower displays. H:24cm x Diameter : 49cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1940 item #1323192 (stock #pd925)
Kodo Arts
$780.00
Lovely C.1935 half moon bamboo flower basket. Smoked bamboo `susudake` from an old minka farm house hearth roof. Rich patina strips of bamboo woven into the weave. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1352867 (stock #mc31)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Very rare find! Signed original box designating this vase as a gift from the Empress Showa Period 16 (C.1942). Must have been a congratulatory gift as the beautiful turtles in relief on the front symbolize longevity and the kanji characters on the back in lovely cursive relief read "Ban Ban Zai" meaning 2 x 10,000 years of congratulations. The bronze is murashido which is achieved when the hot ly fired bronze is repeatedly dipped in hot oils to get the patinated finish. 11" tall by 9" in diameter. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1309767 (stock #pd867)
Kodo Arts
$650.00
Wonderful unusual round bronze suiban or ikebana flower vessel from the late Taisho Period c.1920. Subtle silver inlay fence and small flowers in relief. Excellent condition, no dents or cracks. 10" diameter and stands on tripod legs 2 1/2" tall. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1309768 (stock #pd868)
Kodo Arts
$1,100.00
Superb late Meiji Period bronze suiban ikebana flower vessel with carp and turtles in beautiful relief frolicing on waves on both sides. Lovely geometric linked circles form the background daiper motif. The handles in thick bronze are elephant heads. Great condition. Ask for shipping quote. W:15" x Depth : 9" x H:5".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1371979 (stock #mc90)
Kodo Arts
$425.00
Signed on the reverse with a chiseled signature by the artist: Keiten (Takahashi Keiten, born 1920). Showa era, circa 1960 – 1970. Born in 1920 in Yamagata Prefecture, Takahashi Keiten first studied metal casting under Nagano Tetsushi in 1950. His work was first accepted into the government-sponsored 7th Nitten exhibition in 1951. In 1963, he won the encouragement prize at the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition) and from 1972 served as a judge for the exhibition. He has presented his work to both the Showa Emperor and the Heisei Emperor on the occasions of their visits to Yamagata. In 1996, Takahashi Keiten was designated Juyo Mukei Bunkazai or Important Intangible Cultural Asset (commonly known as a Living National Treasure). 7" high by 4" in diameter. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1228304 (stock #pd634)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Exceptional C.1950 modern art deco bronze ikebana flower vase used for flower arrangements in the tea ceremony. This special vase has carp flowing around the vase over waves in fine relief. Two chrystal balls are ensconced in the bronze waves. Very good condition. Ask for shipping quote. H: 16" x diameter: 11".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1086691 (stock #pd304)
Kodo Arts
$950.00
Simple but elegant late Taisho Period c. 1925 bronze flower vase with original paulownia wood box. The vase has a branch of bamboo leaves in raised relief and the vase is cast as a section of bamboo. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote. H:29cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1042419 (stock #pd207)
Kodo Arts
$1800.00
Absolutely fabulous bronze square-mouthed almost art deco flower vase in the original paulownia box, dated April, 1847. The kanji on the box reads: Koka 4 Nen Teimi Shigatsu, meaning 1847 in Edo Period in the 4th month (april) of the zodiac calendar. Hirota Gensho Motomu Nari meaning the piece was commissioned for a Mr. Hirota Gensho. On one side of the Kiri box is written: Sentoku Kabin, meaning it was a flower vase fired and colored with rice straw smoke. All 4 sides of the vase have a geometric design motif in relief extending to the top underside. Ask for shipping quote. H:20cm x W:25cm x Depth:25cm