Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1250588 (stock #pd723)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
A brilliant set of 5 gentlemen from the Edo Period C.1850 by Kunisada I, one of the masters of the time. He was given the name Toyokuni III by his famous teacher Toyokuni in 1844. Fine detail and colors still very vivid. Framed in 3D out away from the surface would make a spectacular piece of art. H:28" x w:29". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1246753 (stock #pd713)
Kodo Arts
$525.00
Museum quality bronze usubata flower arrangement vase. Signed Kanki, this thick Meiji Period C.1900 bronze flower vase has amazing waves in detail flowing throughout. Made by samurai sword makers turned bronze craftsman after the end of the samurai era, this usubata is epic. Perfect condition. H:12" x W: 13". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1245153 (stock #pd705)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Superb Taisho Period C. 1915 Japanese tea ceremony bronze flower vase. Placed in the tokonoma of a Japanese Tea House with a single flower it evokes the essence of wab sabi and the soul of the tea ceremony. Lovely art deco bulbous shape with wave diaper on the base. The lip is contoured simply but elagantly. Excellent condition. 11" high and 6" in diameter. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1243623 (stock #pd702)
Kodo Arts
$450.00
Lovely almost art deco Edo Period ceramic bowl from a Kiln in Kyoto. Signed and known as Kiyomizu yaki from the famous pottery area of Kiyomizu in Kyoto. Comes in the original paulownia wood box. Antique fixes on lip in gold leaf. Beautiful condition. H:5" x diameter: 7". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1241610 (stock #pd693)
Kodo Arts
$495.00
Stunning Meiji Period bronze suiteki water dropper for caligraphy to make the ink from an ink stone. But if the lid is flipped it serves as a candleholder for light to write a romantic note to one`s lover in the late Meiji Period C.1910. On the side is inscripted the characters of a chinese poem. The bronze is thick and has a some wear but in very good condition. Comes in a wood paulownia box. Shipping included.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1238304 (stock #pd679)
Kodo Arts
$475.00
Fabulous old mingei folk art textile from late Meiji Period C.1900 of a mix of kasuri ikat with sashiko over part of the ikat similar to a boro textile. Excellent condition and striking art deco mix of patterns and lines. Probably worn by an obasan woman working in the rice fields. Size: about 30" tall and 36" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1237978 (stock #pd675)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Exceptional pair late Edo/Early Meiji Period C.1870-1885 heavy bronze zen buddhist temple altar oil lamps. They both have the crest with the kanji meaning metal or gold. Rich patina from many years in temple candle and oil smoke. Excellent condition. Each lamp comes in 3 parts. H:50cm x diameter 15cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1237977 (stock #pd678)
Kodo Arts
$1,200.00
Brilliant large zen buddhist temple altar table; wood covered in gold gilt lacquer and top in wakasa style lacquer. Finely detailed carvings inset and on the ends. The top has two tiers. See pictures. Remarkably good conditon. Taisho Period C.1912-1926. Ask for shipping quote. W:56cm; H:38cm; depth:20cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1237059 (stock #pd665)
Kodo Arts
$2,200.00
Very rare and exceptional Late Edo/Early Meiji Period C.1880 bronze buddhist temple lantern. Originally held a small dish for an oil lamp. Thick heavy bronze that has oxidized with time to produce a lovely blue/green patina. On tripod legs with fantastic vine motif on the main body panels. Hinges on door still work. Lost wax cast. Just lovely. Height: 50cm x diameter:22cm. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1236926 (stock #pd671)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Lovely pair of quail frolicing among flowers and chrysanthemums on silver leaf paper backing. A small screen from the Edo Period, C.1860, would have been used for a Girls Day doll festival. Painted in the Rimpa syle, its size perfect for over a couch. Length:110cm and height:40cm. Very good condition with silver leaf faded here and there and one small peeling of silk border. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1236509 (stock #pd662)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Very rare and unusual original woodblock from a scroll of a pantheon of bodhisattvas representing all the sentient beings who have become enlightened but come back to help other sentient beings become realized. Originally a scroll that has now been framed. Meiji Period, C.1900. Excellent detail and color. Condition of woodblock is excellent. Buyer might want to re frame it. Otherwise we can repaper the back of this one. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1233317 (stock #pd658)
Kodo Arts
$480.00
Shigaraki Sembei tsubo (sembei jar) which became popular in late 16th century for serving sembei rice crackers at a tea ceremony. They are shaped like a Katatsuki tea caddie with squared shoulders and a barrel-shaped torso cantilevered over distinctive tapered foot. This lovely c.1880 jar has trails of applied iron-ash glaze and kanji inscribed which we can`t read yet. Jars of this sort are in collections at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Later Sembei Jars were sent to Uji, the tea leaf growing area in S. Kyoto to be filled with tea and uncapped at special ceremonies in winter. H: 13" x W:6 1/2". Excellent condition. Ask for shiping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1230825 (stock #pd650)
Kodo Arts
$1200.00
Exceptional large keyaki wood mask covered in negoro lacquer, C.1890. Aged and worn which adds to the character and allure. Tengu is a legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion as a supernatural being. It is a Shinto kami or god spirit of the forests and mountains; a vigilent protector of forests. Associated with the mountain buddhist and shinto ascetic practices of Shugendo. 19" and 13" wide. Ask for shipping quote. Original carving.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1910 item #1228308 (stock #pd637)
Kodo Arts
$395.00
Sensational wabi-sabi Oribe sweets plate for the first New Years tea ceremony, shaped in fan motif. Signed Chikusei. Oozes an esoteric japanese aesthetic from the past. Simple elegance. Rich oribe feldspar markings on a hagi backdrop. Has the kanji characters 'Gassho' meaning to celebrate New Years. Width: 9" x Length: 8". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1224948 (stock #pd631)
Kodo Arts
$580.00
Spectacular Meiji Period maru obi c.1900. Woven on both sides with a jacquard loom, the blue/green dyes make this a superb example of a Kyoto style obi. The motifs are fans with pine, plum, bamboo, chrysanthemum and cranes; all auspicious symbols of happiness and good fortune. Excellent condition. Can be made into table runners or hangings. Total length: 394cm woven on both sides. W:31 1/2cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1222950 (stock #pd628)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Superbly executed ceramic monkey eating a berry with a whimsical expression of innocent delight. As an okimono or if incense was placed in the hollow cavity, would make a great incense burner as the scented smoke would exit holes in ears. Late Meiji or early Taisho Period, C.1900-1920. Great condition. H: 10" x W:5". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1218923 (stock #pd621)
Kodo Arts
$995.00
Sensational bronze egret `Koro` incense burner from the Taisho Period C.1915. Used for the tea ceremony. Delicately balanced on two legs, the egret seems to bee feeding or looking for its feed. The movement in the sculpture is fantastic. In very good condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1218862 (stock #pd619)
Kodo Arts
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The real McCoy bronze Ninomiya Kinjiro statue fired in the Taisho Period C.1920. Ninomiya Sontoku was born to a poor peasant family with a name of Kinjiro in Kayama (栢山) Ashigarakami-gun Sagami province. His father died when he was 14 and his mother died two years later. He was then placed in his uncle's household. While working in his uncle's land, Sontoku studied on his own. He later obtained abandoned land on his own and transformed it into agricultural land, eventually restoring his household on his own at the age of 20 and achieved considerable wealth as a landlord while in his 20s. He was then recruited to run his small feudal district which was facing considerable financial difficulty. He achieved this by reviving local economy, particularly through agricultural development. The daimyo, hearing of his achievement, eventually recruited Sontoku to run Odawara Domain then Sagami Province. It is said that during his administration a famine struck Odawara and Sontoku proposed opening up the public granaries to feed the starving populace. He was opposed by his fellow bureaucrats who reminded him that permission first had to be granted by the Shogun for commoners to have access to the rice stores. In that case, Sontoku replied, no one, including the bureaucrats, could eat the public rice before getting the Shogun's approval. They quickly changed their minds and decided that since it was an emergency, the people should be fed immediately. He was eventually entrusted with one of Shogunate's estate, which was great honour for someone of his low origin. His philosophy and methodology became a standard format in feudal land, developmental and economic management. The name "Sontoku" was given to him for his accomplishments. After his death, the emperor awarded him with Jyu Yoni, Lower Fourth Honour under the ritsuryō rank system. H:12" x 6" deep. Ask for shippig quote.