Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1329848 (stock #pd946)
Kodo Arts
$1,800.00
Important Edo Period C.1850 scroll painting of Kannon holding `Yatagarasu` the divine crow and messenger to the gods. Symbolizes the sun and like the sacred phoenix resides in the celestial realm. A mark of rebirth and rejuvenation. Yatagarasu as a crow-god is a symbol specifically of guidance. This great crow was sent from heaven as a guide for Emperor Jimmu on his initial journey from the region which would become Kumano to what would become Yamato, (Yoshino and then Kashihara). It is generally accepted that Yatagarasu is an incarnation of Taketsunimi no mikoto. Crow has 3 legs. Scroll painting has been framed. Ask for shipping quote. 32" tall and 15" wide.
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
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1198133 (stock #pd558)
Kodo Arts
$1,800.00
Fantastic rare bronze kettle store Meiji period C.1900 shop sign. Very lovely blue/green bronze patina from age. Quite big, 18" wide and 23" high. Thick bronze and in very good shape. See pictures. Shipping from our California warehouse. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1073133 (stock #pd274)
Kodo Arts
$1800.00
Wonderful Japanese cypress wood carving of Amida Buddha from the Edo Period c. 1860. The halo is delicately carved and remarkably intact. The serene expression of the face is of tranquil bliss. The stand is surrounded by lotus petals. The left hand has some finger damage. Ask for shipping quote. H:14" x W:7".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1074500 (stock #pd279)
Kodo Arts
$1600.00
Simply elegant bronze crane candlestand on a base with baby crane and turtle, the auspicious symbols of happiness and long life. C. 1910, the bronze is "aka do" a rich red bronze. The coloring is natural and not painted on. Finely detailed feathers and tail point to a the top class of bronzemanship. At the top lotus flowers adorn the candleholder. Ask for shipping quote. H:14" x W:7"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1280236 (stock #pd799)
Kodo Arts
$1,600.00
Fabulous old Taisho Period C.1915 bronze lantern. Lovely blue green patina from years outside. Almost art deco in appearance with outstanding lattice work. Bronze craftsmanship top notch. Door opens and latches are good. Stands on 3 legs. 10" tall x 9" wide. Ask for shipping quote from Californai warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #954060 (stock #pd68)
Kodo Arts
$1600.00
Rare bronze Meiji Period c. 1890 zen temple lotus water vase. The base is a lotus leaf as is the stem and upper bowl. The lotus being a symbol of enlightenment and realization in Buddhism. The detail and relief is absolutely stunning. Rich patina. Excellent condition. Ask for quote. (height: 10 1/2" ; base diam.: 8")
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1355855 (stock #mc34)
Kodo Arts
$1,500.00
Fabulous Taisho Period bronze buddhist temple water bowl in the shape of a lotus. Great patina from years of use. Two handles and tripod feet. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote. 15" wide by 12" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1191030 (stock #pd524)
Kodo Arts
$1,500.00
Very rare and unusual bronze duck water spout from Late Meiji or early Taisho Period, C.1920. Detail on the feathers helps us date the piece; very fine work here. A pipe is connected through the tail and the water exits under the throat. Lovely blue/green bronze patina from age. Condition excellent. Would make great sink faucet. H:22cm x W:26cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1076359 (stock #pd266)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
Lovely Late Meiji Period c.1900 bronze flower vase with 3 cranes in superb raised relief flying over waves. The handles are are exquisitely shaped as mushrooms. The condition is excellent. Ask for shipping quote. H:26cm ; W:17cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1350883 (stock #mc26)
Kodo Arts
$1,500.00
Superb pair of bronze hanging buddhist altar oil lamps from the Edo Period C.1870. Bronze work is outstanding. Lotus leaf, cranes, egrets in fine detail. Excellent condition. 26" in length. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #965169 (stock #pd104)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
Fantastic Meiji Period c.1885 earthenware storage jar from Shigaraki, one of Japan's pottery and cermics centers In Edo (17th, 18th) and Meiji Period 1868-1912. Wood fired in a 'nobori gama' climbing kiln, the natural ash glazes produce startling textures and patterns. The Shigaraki clays have 'choseki' or white stone which means long life. This tea leaf storage jar has a beautiful green glaze down the entire jar. Ask for a shipping quote. (H:30cm; diam.:23cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1306634 (stock #pd865)
Kodo Arts
$1,500.00
Lovely, compassionate jizo bosatsu bodhisattva guardian diety sculpted out of granite in the late Edo Period, C.1870 Sitting in gassho prayer with hands folded in supplication. Facial expression sublime. Condition excellent with lichen accumulation. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #919337 (stock #pd4)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
Rare Japanese lacquered letter box with beautiful raised maki-e maple trees, river and mountains. The scene is from the 'hyaku isshu' the classic 101 ancient great poems. The poem referred to in this poem is by the venerated Ariwara no Narihara. In the upper right hand corner of the box is the kanji with the first line of the poem, "Chihaya Furu Kamiyo" The river in the lower right hand corner has the last line of the poem, "Kuguru To Wa". Basically the poem says that in the ancient mystical age when only gods lived, to see the Tatsuta River dyed crimson red with maple leaves in a shibori pattern was something even the gods themselves could never see. The makie is executed perfectly with stunning maple leaves and a red flow of the imagination in the middle. A collector's piece. $1200. (h:44cm x w:34cm x d:13cm). Shipping/insurance to usa or western europe $95.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1298936 (stock #pd851)
Kodo Arts
$1,500.00
Very rare and unusual wood tiled village shrine from Dema - mura village in Mie Province. Dated the year of the tiger C.1818 the shrine houses gods and happiness. Signed on the back with the date and maker, Fujiwara Shokichi. Cypress wood with a bronze lock on the doors to the inner chamber. Remarkably good condition with minor wear on the back ridge of the roof. See Pictures. Ask for shipping rates.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1205704 (stock #pd567)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
Sensational 'aka' bronze 'usubata' flower arrangement vessel for ikebana and tea ceremony. Late Meiji Period C.1910, this vase has cranes frolicing in waves in spectacular relief. Lovely detail and in 3D. Excellent condition. H:13" x diameter: 11". Shipping from California warehouse; ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1113471 (stock #pd333)
Kodo Arts
$1,500.00
Very rare Taisho Period, C.1910 bronze carp garden water spout. The detail on the bronze fish scales and the waves about the tail are exceptional. We have seen many a fake of late and this is the real deal. There is a tiny pipe from the bottom that opens through the mouth to allow a water flow. Ask for shipping quote. Condition excellent. H: about 24cm x W: about 14cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1341369 (stock #pd984)
Kodo Arts
$1,500.00
Fabulous sitting jizo guardian diety in `gassho` prayer posture praying for all sentient beings. Late Meiji Period c. 1890. Sits on a lotus stand on tripod legs. Very unusual. Excellent condition. Total height: 18" by 13" diameter. Ask for shipping quote.