The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1374290 (stock #MOR5123)
The Kura
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Deer in mother of pearl, lead, and gold decorate the outside of this breathtaking lacquer writing box with momiji maples rising in gold and mother of pearl from a lead trunk inside. Absolutely stunning execution. The original suzuri ink grinding stone is covered in gold lacquer and rests in an inserted tray repeating the design of maple leaves. A metal water-dropper rests in a signed metal tray inset into the lacquered surface, and all is held in place by a silk pillow. The box is 9 x 10 inc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1374393 (stock #ALR6663)
The Kura
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18th century Edo period Ukiyo-e scene of people enjoying a summer day. Pigment on paper with applied gold in a striped green silk border extended with beige and featuring festive red lacquered wooden rollers. It is 38 x 50 inches (97 x 127 cm). There are many old repairs to the painting and some stains in the border cloth. It comes in an age darkened kiri-wood box with a futomaki roller.
These images are constrained and do not do the painting justice. For larger images please contact...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1378639 (stock #AOR6744)
The Kura
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An incredible Kawabari gomaido Gusoku exhibited at the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of History and published in the catalog “Kaga Hyakumankoku e no Michi”. It features a 12 plate so-fukurin helmet in black lacquer with wakidate of horns covered in fur. The neck is protected by a 5 plate hineno Shikoro covered in shibokawa leather with prominent fukigaeshi emblazoned with a mitsudomoe crest (repeated on the leather of the Do, Gyoyo and Gessan). There are some losses to the leather on the lo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1379557 (stock #MOR4800)
The Kura
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A large Edo period image of a seated priest in polychromed robes, his glass eyes half lidded, staring silently down in meditation. It is roughly 2 feet (60 cm) tall, 15 inches wide and in good original condition. 18th to 19th century made in the yosegi style of multiple pieces of wood, there is some separation over the right arm, and loss to the polychrome on his brightly colored Kesa. I believe it is likely Shoran Shonin.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1379558 (stock #MOR4800)
The Kura
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A large Edo period image of a seated priest in polychromed robes, his glass eyes half lidded, staring silently down in meditation. It is roughly 2 feet (60 cm) tall, 15 inches wide and in good original condition. 18th to 19th century made in the yosegi style of multiple pieces of wood, there is some separation over the right arm, and loss to the polychrome on his brightly colored Kesa. I believe it is likely Shoran Shonin.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1950 item #1382500 (stock #MOR6771)
Milk Glass panels are set into a frame crossed by three wires to simulate the face of a Shamisen, a traditional Japanese musical instrument used in Geisha and Maiko dancing. This was a light at the entrance of a Gion tea-house. Inlayed into the sides are metal designs in the shape of fret stands. It comes suspended through a bachi-head shaped brass hanger which is in turn suspended from the original wooden mount. I have never seen another like it. Originally suspended under the eaves outdoo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1382712 (stock #ANR6773)
The Kura
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Here the Imperial scholar Takatsuji Tanenaga has written in exceptional clarity the famous neo-confucian treatise by Fan Zhongyan which formed the basis of modern Confucian thought in both China and formed one of the main tenets of the official philosophy espoused by the Shogunate. It is dated Autumn of 1792 and signed Zen Ken-Chunagon Sugawara Tanenaga Sho. Ink on applied gold in a silk border with black lacquered wooden frame The screen is 67 x 148 inches or 170 x 376 cm
In this treati...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1388756 (stock #TCR6809)
An early exhibited plaster sculpture by Ito Tadayoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply “nude”. It is 44 cm (17-1/2 inches) tall and in fine condition. This is visible in the book “Chokoku-ka Ito Tadayoshi” published 1992. The original Sogo Department Store tag is enclosed.
Ito Tadayoshi was born in Yokaichi, Mie prefecture, in 1919. At the age of 11 his mother passed away and he came of age during the difficulties of the second world war. In 1946 he ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1388757 (stock #TCR6810)
Ito Tadayoshi Published Ceramic Sculpture, 1971, London no Onna Antique, mid-century, japanese, art TCR6810 sata A large ceramic sculpture by Ito Tadayoshi titled London no Onna (Woman from London). The naïve young figure sits in deep contemplation on a square plinth, head cocked to one side, lost in her own thoughts. The figure is 54 cm (21-1/4 inches) tall, 15.5 x 19 cm (6-1/4 x 7-1/2) across the base. This is visible in the book “Chokoku-ka Ito Tadayoshi” published 1992. Due to s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1388875 (stock #TCR6811)
A large ceramic sculpture by Ito Tadayoshi titled Parisian enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from 1971. Both coquettish and naïve, it is 46 cm (18 inches) tall, 29 x 16 cm (11-1/2 x 6-1/4) across the base. This is visible in the book “Chokoku-ka Ito Tadayoshi” published 1992 (a copy of the book is included). Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Ito Tadayoshi was born in Yokaichi, Mie prefecture, in 1919. At the age of 11 his mother passed a...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1388914 (stock #TCR6812)
An exhibited terracotta sculpture by Ito Tadayoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shojo (young girl). It is 40 cm (15-1/2 inches) tall. There is an original firing flow in the neck filled by the artist and visible in the catalog “Chokoku-ka Ito Tadayoshi” published 1992. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Ito Tadayoshi was born in Yokaichi, Mie prefecture, in 1919. At the age of 11 his mother passed away and he came of age during the di...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1378638 (stock #ANR6743)
The Kura
$4,800.00
Edo period cloth swatches completely cover the two panels of this attractive antique screen assembled originally in Meiji 25 (1892) from a collection of ancient textiles. The screen is 56 inches x 5 feet tall (142 x 152.5 cm) and is in excellent condition, recently re-backed and retains the original shunkei-nuri auburn lacquered frame. Inside the frame (we discovered when re-backing) is written: Finished on the 23rd day of the 4th month of Meiji 25 (1892) by Hyogushi (craftsman) Iguchi Seisa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1370234 (stock #MOR6615)
The Kura
$4,500.00
A fine wakizashi in exquisite varied lacquer and nashiji saya with wave patterned fittings, the blade in a Shirasaya wrapped in purple silk. The tang is signed Kunimasa. The blade and mounts are in fine condition. Tokyo license 71336, Showa 30.
blade length: 39.4 cm
sori:0.8 cm
motohaba:2.4 cm
motokasane: 0.7 cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1368658 (stock #ANR6575)
The Kura
$3,500.00
An unusual tall two panel scene of a kiln climbing up the hillside, firewood stacked in front ready to fire Signed Mitsutaro and exhibited at the 17th Inten National Exhibition in 1930. Titled Nobori-gama, it is published on page 488 of the 6th volume of the Inten Hyakunen-shi. Pigment on paper, it is 68 x 73 inches (173 x 186 cm). There are humidity stains and some minor loss to the pigments. Originally a pair, only one remains.
Ishimoto Mitsutaro (Kotaro) was born in Tokyo in 1890, s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388613 (stock #MOR6808)
The Kura
$3,500.00
A Sabiji-nuri Kon So Odoshi Kabuto and matching Reisei-ho full samurai armor helmet and mask, lacquer over metal, featuring an unusual wide nodokake throat guard. The helmet is 22 plates with a wide Tehen kanamomo and open flange shikoro with large fukigaeshi. There are chips in the tip of the nose and in the right ear (see close-up photos). Lacquer repair can be arranged if desired.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372683 (stock #ALR6642)
The Kura
$3,400.00
A most exciting find, a scroll by five of the greatest scholar-painters of the Meiji period, Tanomura Chokunyu, Suzuki Hyakunen, Tomioka Tessai, Nyoi Sanjin and Yamanaka Shinten-o; all of whom resided in Kyoto during the Meiji period. Ink on paper in a brown cloth border befitting the Daoist figures. It comes in an annotated by by Tessai from 1911. The scroll is 29-1/4 x 75-1/2 inches (74 x 192 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Nyoi Sanjin (Tani Tetsuomi, 1822-1905) was born the son o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1382376 (stock #MOR6769)
The Kura
$3,200.00
A striking Iki-ningyo (Living Doll) head dating from the later Meiji to Taisho period enclosed in a wooden storage box. Glass eyes, translucent skin and genuine hair over a carved wooden base, this is a true work of art. The head is life size, roughly 14 inches tall from the base, and is in overall fine condition, with some out of place hairs, minor handling marks and some faint discoloration over the left eye. We have been looking for a museum-quality Iki-ningyo head like this for more than ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1382713 (stock #TCR6774)
The Kura
$2,700.00
Remnants of yellow glaze covers this Heishi (Heiji) bottle form from the Owari-Seto area engraved clearly about the neck with three lines. A quintessential Kamakura pot. There is much degradation to the glaze typical of Seto which has withstood a millennium of earthquake, fire, war and abuse. That anything survives so long in Japan is miraculous. It is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall, 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) diameter and comes wrapped in old cloth in an old wooden box.