Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #786803 (stock #KA597)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
Beautiful antique Japanese knarled root made of cherry wood. Used in the tea ceremony for bamboo basket or vase ikebana display. Late Meiji Period c.1895 with rich patina and fabulous asymetrical flow. Excellent condition with very tiny minor original wood splits on surface but these nicely add rather than detract. c.1895. (20" x 18" x 15") (50cm x 46cm x 38cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $200.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #783272 (stock #KA594)
Kodo Arts
$575.00
This antique Japanese turn of the century lovely bronze incense burner is a beautiful example of the Japanese lost-wax casting technique favored at the end of the Meiji Period, c.1900. The lid has a mythical shishi on the top and the base is on tripod legs with repeating diaper design and figures in raised relief. Two arms extend to the sides and these are plum branches. Very unusual. Perfect condition. c.1900. (3" x 6" x 5") (18cm x 15cm x 13cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $50.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #780830 (stock #KA595)
Kodo Arts
$450.00
Brilliantly cloaked in trademark Mashiko brown, black and white, this tokkuri sake jug has three art deco circles and is in perfect condition. Mashiko is a famous kiln area in Gifu Prefecture. c.1920. (12" x 8") (30cm x 20cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $80.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #779068 (stock #KA587)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
The most sensational antique Japanese bronze tea ceremony 'suiban' flower vessel we have seen here at Kodo Arts. Meiji Period c.1890 thick red bronze with especially spectacular bronze work on the corners. Legs are knarled roots and intertwined knot motif decorates all four corners in raised relief. Sides have swirling clouds and exquisite swallows also in raised relief. Perfect condition. c.1890. (15½" x 11" x 6") (39cm x 28cm x 15cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $180.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #729807 (stock #KA563)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Outstanding craftsmanship has produced this fabulous bronze Buddhist Daruma-san. Rich patina and old Meiji Period bronze c.1880 have created a classic piece. Daruma is revered in Japan for bringing Buddhism to Japan and then his undying determination to achieve liberation and realization. c.1880. (15" x 6") (37cm x 16cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $120.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #716239 (stock #KA547)
Kodo Arts
$560.00
Dating from the late Meiji Period c.1890 this antique Japanese tray with its original paulownia wood box, is an auspicious tray for celebrations. Beautifully lacquered in elegant black, the tray is decorated with treasure symbols for good luck. In the center, in maki-e raised gold is the flaming jewel 'hoju' in Japanese. This is the wish granting sacred gem. A symbol of purity and the void, it represents the promise of being released from all desire. Other lucky symbols include scrolls, an ancient gagaku flute, and dharma wheel of the law. Excellent condition. c.1890. (8" x 8") (20cm x 20cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $60.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #713387 (stock #KA544)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
Uniquely figured diamond shaped bronze 'suiban' flower vessel for ikebana flower arrangement. Lovely Meiji Period c.1885 bronze featuring hexagonal diaper pattern representing tortoise shells and long life. Ever since the Nara Period, stylized tortoise shells have been a popular diaper design in Japanese art. Very rare design for a suiban flower vessel; most are rectangular. Excellent condition. c.1885. (18" x 13") (45cm x 32cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $110.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #713381 (stock #KA543)
Kodo Arts
$1250.00
Turn of the century antique Japanese bronze flower vase. Thick rings create an art deco feeling. Beautiful lines and rich coloration. c.1900. (9" x 5") (23cm x 11cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $80.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1837 VR item #691340 (stock #KA528)
Kodo Arts
$600.00
Fantastic antique Japanese Kuneyoshi woodblock of 'Oiran' the top of the geisha world in old Edo (now modern Tokyo). The detail and color are spectacular indicating an early run. Super condition with no 'uchi ura' backing. c.1810. (14½" x 10") (37cm x 26cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $45.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #684541 (stock #KA521)
Kodo Arts
$680.00
Spectacular antique Japanese bronze Buddhist temple altar flower vase c.1865. Unusual mythical 'shishi' lion handles and mythical 'kirin' framed in raised relief. Excellent condition. c.1865. (5" x 5½") (13cm x 14cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $65.
All Items : Artisan and Design : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #677576 (stock #KA516)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
A Banko ceramic vase fired at the famous Banko Kilns in central Japan in 1989 (it says 'Heisei Gan' on the bottom meaning 1989), recently known for museum quality art deco vases. The kilns had their start in the Edo Period (17th, 18th and 19th centuries). This sensational modernistic piece is signed by Hiroshi Shimizu and in its original box. Shimizu, born in 1944, is from a long line of legendary Banko artists. His father was declared a human cultural asset by the Government. Hiroshi himself has won a number of awards and prizes including the Minister's Prize at the Nitten National Art competition. Also he won the prestigious Chunichi National Pottery Prize. The characters on the box read: 'Banko Tobun Tsubo' (Banko Vase) and the characters for 'Hiroshi'. Perfect condition. 1989. (15" diameter x 14") (38cm diameter x 36cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $160.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #675165 (stock #KA508)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Tranquil sitting Nyorai Zen Buddha on a tiered stand. Wood is hinoki or Japanese cypress. Beautifully lacquered with a gold gilt covering. The Buddha has a jeweled forehead and a swirling leaf backdrop. It sits on a lotus stand. The bottom of the stand is swirling Buddhist clouds. c.1885. (11" x 6") (28cm x 15cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $65.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #670089 (stock #KA503)
Kodo Arts
$550.00
Beautiful inlay of crushed shell, on the lovely antique Japanese lacquered vase, forms the rim with a thick black lacquered base. The insert is of copper. Great condition. c.1920. (7½" diameter x 8½") (19cm diameter x 21cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $70.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #663221 (stock #KA494)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Antique Japanese 'suzuri bako' letter writing box. Carved out of one piece of wood and then lacquered, the design is of Japanese plum blossoms. On the right are the Japanese characters, 'Kyoku Ten Koki o Gosen' which is the last line of a very famous poem by Fujita Toko, a samurai-statesman who played a huge role at the end of the Edo Period, to help end the shogunate system and open Japan to the west. He personally was instrumental in dealing with Admiral Perry. The poem extols the virtues of humanity and the spirit and was widely sung by samurai warriors at the end of the Edo Period. c.1875. (10" x 8½") (26cm x 21cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $50.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1700 item #662486 (stock #KA479)
Kodo Arts
$1400.00
Signed on the bottom of the jizo bosatsu (bodhisattva) is the date in Japanese - Tenwa 1 which is 1681. This bodhisattva of compassion is the Kshitigarbha Bodhisattva. His vow is to save all sentient beings. Often seen in priestly garb with tonsured head and holding the 'Hoju' or buddhist jewel of wisdom. The bottom of the stand he sits on is intricately carved with buddhist clouds and lotus flowers. We don't believe it is the original stand but it is a perfect match. Hands in fantastic condition. (1681). (12" x 7") (30cm x 18cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $100.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #648013 (stock #KA436)
Kodo Arts
$980.00
Exceptionally bold, Meiji period, large bronze antique Japanese vase with copper liner. On the vase are paulownia leaves in raised relief. Along with chrysanthemums, the paulownia leaf has been a symbol of the Imperial family for centuries. Hideyoshi, the second shogun of Japan, took it as his family crest. Legend holds that the paulownia is the only tree on which the mythical phoenix alights. Condition excellent with an unnoticable slight indent on one side. c.1895. (14" x 10") (34cm x 25cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $95.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #638348 (stock #KA61)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Prized for the wave patterns swirling around the base, this antique Japanese bronze usubata flower vase bespeaks a delicate balance of wabi sabi that lovers of the tea ceremony crave. In excellent condition, this piece was created around the turn of the century c.1900. (8" x 9") (20cm x 23cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #637808 (stock #KA472)
Kodo Arts
$1400.00
One of the best examples of Japanese bronzes we have seen in an increasingly sparse market, this beautiful piece is worth a second look. Deep, rich Meiji Period (c.1867-1912) bronze with carp swimming over waves in raised relief on one side; geese frolicing among grasses, also in raised relief on the other side. Handles come out of baku's (bad dream eaters) mouths. Absolutely stunning. c.1890. (10½" x 5½") (27cm x 14cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $90.