The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for their patience during the last few months since the Kumamoto Earthquake. Robert has been working with disaster relief group IDRO Japan in the earthquake affected areas of Kumamoto, and this has caused some delays in listing, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery and actively seeking new stock. For more on these efforts see IDRO Japan on Facebook.
Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
All Items : Artists : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1366978 (stock #AFR6533)
The Kura
$750.00
Abstract fronds like the wide-bladed grasses of Japanese gardens float in black on the pure white ground of this striking composition by revolutionary artist Hori Kosai numbered 21/35 and signed ’93 hori) It is mounted floating in a sealed white wooden frame. The paper is roughly 13 x 15-1/2 inches (33 x 39 cm). Here is an opportunity to acquire an important abstract Japanese artist as yet entirely unexplored in the west.
Hori Kosai (b. 1947) is a contemporary artist and Lithographe...
All Items : Fine Art : Mixed Media : Pre 2000 item #1367046 (stock #AFR6534)
The Kura
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A striking abstract work in red on silver over textured washi paper embedded with strands of tatami mat by revolutionary artist Hori Kosai signed ‘91 Hori. It is 13 x 23 cm (5 x 9 inches) mounted floating in a modern frame, pigments on hand-made Washi paper. Here is an opportunity to acquire an important abstract Japanese artist as yet entirely unexplored in the west.
Hori Kosai (b. 1947) is a contemporary artist and Lithographer from Toyama prefecture living in Tokyo. He entered the ...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1367047 (stock #AFR6535)
The Kura
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“I am here” she whispers as the bespectacled gentleman pours the last drops from his bottle and says “I am going home”…a lithograph by Kei Hiraga numbered 50/120 and signed Key Hiraga ’88 with the artist’s seal in red. The paper sheet, matted and framed, measures 50.5 x 42 cm (20 x 16-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition. This is an superb example of his work, showing both his eros and playful nature in the abstracted figuration for which he is most remembered. Included is ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1366000 (stock #ALR6504)
The Kura
$800.00
The heart of Japan dominates this scroll by Nomura Seiroku enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled “Hotake” (Bountiful Mountain). Impassioned flashes of black like lighting strikes form the dramatic image. Ink on paper in a blue silk border patterned with clouds extended with dark gray and featuring stag horn rollers. It is 52 x 166 cm (20-1/2 x 65 inches) and in excellent condition.
Nomura Seiroku (1916-1995) was born in Yamanashi prefecture, maiden name Ishihara. In 1933...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1368106 (stock #MOR6556)
The Kura
$900.00
A fine oil on canvas work by Tanida Hideo enclosed in a gilded wood frame on back of which is attached the artist seal titled “Kurama no Himatsuri”. The canvas is 27 x 53 cm 10-1/2 x 21 inches) and is in excellent condition. On back of the canvas is written Tanida Hideo, Kurama no Himatsuri, (Nikikai). It comes in a cloth bound storage box.
The Kurama Fire Festival is one of the most spectacular and best kept secrets of Kyoto, also known as one of the three most eccentric festivals...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1368108 (stock #MOR6557)
The Kura
$295.00
A wooden mixing bowl covered in many layers of lacquer and polishd down to reveal the patterns. It is 6 inches (16 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1368412 (stock #ALV6569)
The Kura
$450.00
An Enso circle containing the characters Shogen Ka-Kaku Nari (In the Pine Pavilion, Flowers and Cranes Flourish) by Zen priest and famed calligrapher Kasumi Bunsho enclosed in the orignal signed wooden box. The ink on paper image is enclosed in a green silk border extended with beige terminating in black lacquered wooden rollers. It is 18 x 47 inches (45.5 x 120 cm). For more on this artist see “Zenmi, A Taste of Zen” (2012) Morikami Museum publication from the Riva Lee Asbell collection. ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1369057 (stock #MOR6583)
The Kura
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An iron vase intentional rust and damascened silver of a Flat-fish on one side, the other au-natural by Sano Hiroshi exhibited at the 48th Kofukai Tenrankai Exhibition in 1962 and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Karai (flat-fish). It is 53.5 cm (21 inches) wide, 37 cm (14-1/2 inches) tall and in fine condition.
Sano Hiroshi was born in Jūshiyama, Aichi prefecture in 1930, and graduated the Nagoya Municipal School of Crafts in 1950. He became a member of the Kofukai in...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1369345 (stock #MOR6593)
The Kura
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A large and elegant Wa-gumi basket by Yufu Shohaku signed on the base made up of alternating strips of finely braided bamboo rope and bands of raw bamboo. This is a dramatic work measuring 22 x 20 x 14 inches (56 x 50 x 35 cm).
Yufu Shohaku (b. 1941) is a second-generation bamboo artist from Beppu, the son of Yufu Chikuryu, putting him in the lineage of Sato Chikuyusai. Shohaku began making bamboo baskets in elementary school and achieved mastery by middle school. With his father, he cr...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1369386 (stock #MOR6595)
The Kura
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A lovely hollowed out root forming a basket; an anonymous 20th century work of Mingei art. It is roughly 18 x 13 x 10 inches (45 x 33 x 25 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1369598 (stock #MOR6603)
The Kura
$2,200.00
An exquisite set of 4 lacquered tea ceremony implements reminiscent of Sahari-do, a highly prized silver-bronze alloy, but made entirely in the dried lacquer (Kanshitsu) technique and covered in powdered metal by Yamanaka Nuri-shi Maehata Gaho enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Gin-tamari Kaigu. The set consists of a Mizusashi fresh water container with lid, Kensui spent water container, Shakudate water scoop container and a futa-oke lid rest. The Mizusashi is 7 inches (17 cm) d...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1357349 (stock #AOR6424)
The Kura
$2,500.00
An abstract oil painting by Fujinami Akira dated 1961 in very thick hues of yellow brown and green on canvas. It is signed Akira Fouji ’61, and on back is the artists full name and date in Japanese. The canvas comes mounted in a recycled period wooden frame. The canvas is 45.5 x 38 cm (18 x 15 inches) the frame is 65 x 58 x 7.5 cm (25-1/2 x 23 x 3 inches).
Fujinami Akira was born in Kyoto in 1934, and graduated the Kyoto Gakugeidagaku (mod. University of Education or Kyoiku Daigaku) ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1361580 (stock #ANR6467)
The Kura
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A tall screen titled “Yubae” depicting trees before a high skyline of mountains by Muto Akira in thick pigments exhibited at the 1960 Nitten National Exhibition. Yubae is a word which describes the quality of light reflecting off of something from the setting sun. This style of heavy textures is typical of Nihonga in the mid-century, a brief era lasting for only about a decade when Nihonga artists were reaching out for new styles following the Second World War. It is published in the Nitt...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1364894 (stock #MOR6494)
The Kura
$500.00
A beautiful mid cemtury carved lacquer tray in the Kagawa Lacquer Tradition signed on the base. Chic abbreviated silhouette in a post art-deco vogue with carved abstract designs in various shades of ocher on a polished black ground. It is 26 x 26 x 7 cm (10 x 10 x 2-3/4 inches) and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Shinhanga : Pre 1970 item #1366974 (stock #AFR6532)
The Kura
$280.00
Yoshihara Hideo, “Road of North” 1967 51 x 33 cm (20 x 13 inches). Toning, especially on back. It is matted and enclosed in a wooden frame. Yoshihara Hideo (1931-2007) was born in Hiroshima and graduated High School in industrial Osaka. Coming of age in a time of great societal upheaval, he studied initially under Gutai artist Yoshihara Jiro and was a member the Gutai group of experimental artists when it was founded in 1954 however left in ’55 to join the “Demokrato Artists Asso...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1366403 (stock #ALR6507)
The Kura
$850.00
Not a soul is visible in this verdant landscape depicted in a distinctly water-color-esque post-war Nihonga style by Shirakura Niho which comes enclosed in a double wood original signed box titled “Yamamura” (mountain Village). The entirety speaks of solitude and serenity, colors shifting from green to yellow and brown indicate the coming hints of autumn and cooler weather. Pigment on silk in a silk border with ivory rollers (they will be changed for export). The scroll is 66 x 144 cm (26...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1367135 (stock #TCR6538)
The Kura
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An ivory porcelain by Kato Keizan with the original shiori and wrapping cloth in the original signed wooden box titled “carved handled vase”. The body is carved with ethnic style imagery, popular in the 1940s and 1950s. Enclosed is a pamphlet from a shipping company dated 1958, and the vase was given as a gift to commemorate the inauguration of the ship Fuzan-maru. The vase is 11 inches (27.5 cm) tall and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1369108 (stock #TCR6587)
The Kura
$395.00
Bamboo bends as if in a hurricane, forming a maelstrom of blue surrounding this vase by Ito Suiko enclosed in the original signed box titled Sometsuke Chikurin-zu Kabin (Blue and White Vase with Bamboo Forest Design). It is 10 inches (25 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Ito Suiko (1894-1980) was born in Kyoto, and studied under Tesishitsu Gigei-in Ito Tozan, Although he opened his own studio in 1931, he had begun exhibiting with the prestigious Teiten (mod. Nitten) in 1929, and would ...