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 : 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 : 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 : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1371897 (stock #MOR6623)
The Kura
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A pair of large mixed metal birds on a custom black lacquered table by Iwase Seifu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled So-Hato Okimono. Excellent detail, the birds are life sized, the strutting male figure signed on the posterior is roughly 9 inches long, 8 inches tall. Both are in good condition, with some wear to the silvering.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1373219 (stock #MOR6652)
The Kura
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An exquisite trumpeting form in mottled bronze by Hara Naoki enclosed in the original wooden box. It is 32.7 cm (13 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Hara Naoki (1906-1994) was born in Kashiwazaki city, Niigata the first son of Hara Choichiro, an artist in the local bronze tradition. He apprenticed under the famous Kattori Shushin upon graduating school in 1921, and further studied design in the Kawabata Art School before being enrolled in the Tokyo Bijutsu Gakko (mod. Tokyo Univ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #1373519 (stock #MOR5264)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A fine image of Shimbashi Rain-Kyoto by Clifton Karhu in the original frame numbered signed and dated 73, 61/80. The frame is 23 x 23-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches (58.5 x 59.5 x 4 cm). Due to the glass panel this will require special shipping consideration. There is some toning due to age and a small water stain in the very 1970s matting, bottom left corner (see close-up). This same print is held in the collection of the Spencer Museum of Art.
Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) had his first introduction...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1375806 (stock #MOR6687)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A small figure wrapped in a cloak whipped by storm winds stalks the night, beware the shape shifting kitsune, one who will lure you to doom. It is signed on the base Ippei-saku (Uchishima Ippei also known as Seiho) and stamped 900 silver. The diminutive creature stands 8 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall and comes in a kiri-wood box mellowed brown with age.
Uchishima Ippei (Seiho) was born in Takaoka, the bronze production center in Toyama prefecture. He began working as a professor at the Prefe...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1376318 (stock #MOR6700)
The Kura
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A large bronze vase, simple in form with exquisite coloring enclosed in a period wooden box. By coloring this is from the bronze area of Yamagata. It is quite hefty, 1 foot (30 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1377138 (stock #MOR6715)
The Kura
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A Hasegawa Yoshihisa Bamboo form bronze vase in lustrous murashido finish enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 6 inches (15 cm) tall, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Hasegawa Yoshihisa (1928-2002) was one of the greats in the murashido realm, having succeeded Hasegawa Gassen one of the great pre-war metal artists whose work was largely collected by the Imperial household and a dominant figure in mid 20th century Japanese bronze-world..
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1377254 (stock #MOR6718)
The Kura
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A collection of 5 Koro by Hasuda Shugoro dating from the mid 20th century, each stamped on the base by the artist. They are roughly 8-9 cm (3-3.5 inches) diameter each and in fine condition. Two are enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes.
Hasuda Shugoro was born in Kanazawa City in 1915. After graduating the Ishikawa Prefectural Industrial School he moved to the Tokyo School of Art. Much lauded his first award was at the 5th Nitten in 1949 and he received the Hokuto-sho there in 19...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1377347 (stock #MOR6722)
The Kura
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An ishi-gami Daruma image carved from root grown over a stone with a rich red patina, the stone forms the face of the austere founder of Zen Buddhism. It is 13 inches (33 cm) tall. This unusual and highly valued phenomenon is called Ishigami (biting stone) and can take many forms. Ishigami are also called Ishikui (eating Stone) or Ishidake (holding stone).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1377353 (stock #AOR6723)
The Kura
$400.00
A beautifully framed calligraphy work from the teachings of Lao Tzu; “Jo-Mu-Yoku” or “Without desire” (intention). This is the essence of Dao, and also one of the precepts of Zen.
One must be aware of the world of absoluteness yet in all things exists relativity; one must remain desire-less (intention-less) yet always willing.
The real world is a relative world. Not only visible things, but also thought and feelings depend on your position and environment at the moment.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1381728 (stock #MBR6766)
The Kura
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A superb casting of carp rising to the rippled surface of this heavy vase set on a base of crashing waves. Cast in two parts, the wave base and Vessel have been joined as can be seen in the close-up photos of the bottom. Bearing the artists mark on the base, it is 25 cm (10 inches) tall and weighs 5.5 kg (12 pounds), dating from the post-war era, second half of the 20th century.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1387107 (stock #MOR6788)
The Kura
$1,475.00
A fine bamboo basket by Kansai artist Morita Chikuyosai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 18-1/2 inches (47 cm) tall and in excellent condition, including the original red lacquered bamboo insert (otoshi).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1387479 (stock #MOR6793)
The Kura
$595.00
A contemporary cast bronze vase by Hasuda Shugoro covered in a dusty green patination enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall, 4 inches (10 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Hasuda Shugoro (1915-2010) was born in Kanazawa City. After graduating the Ishikawa Prefectural Industrial School he moved to the Tokyo School of Art. Much lauded his first award was at the 5th Nitten in 1949 and he received the Hokuto-sho there in 1953 among many further prize...