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 #1375940 (stock #MOR6693)
The Kura
$350.00
Sale Pending
A stacking bento of turned wood covered in shades of red lacquer enclosed in the original signed wood box dating from the early 20th century. It is 16 cm (6-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1375939 (stock #MOR6692)
The Kura
$1,700.00
A complex makie design covers this lacquered picnic set. It has a handle shaped like Mt. Fuji for ease of carrying, and contains a sake cup decorated with a shojo sake-sprite by famous painter and literati Hanabusa Iccho. All about are lattice designs and scrolling florals with blossoming peony. Edo period (18th-19th century) there is some wear to the lacquer typical of use, but it was obviously well cared for. It is 32.5 x 19 x 33 cm (12-3/4 x 7-1/2 x 13 inches).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1375894 (stock #MOR6691)
The Kura
sold, thank you
Saintly figures from the Daoist Immortals populate the literati paradise depicted in lacquer and mother of pearl inlay on this incense tray dating from the 18th-19th centuries. It is 9 x 13 inches (23 x 35 cm) and cones in an old cloth pouch enclosed in a custom made period kiri-wood box. The bottom, performed in hakeme (brush-stroke) black-lacquer, may have been restored at some time in the distant past.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1375892 (stock #TCR6690)
The Kura
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A very unusual set of stacking cups by Imperial Artisan Seifu Yohei and Tea Craftsman Nakagawa Joeki enclosed in the original signed wooden box signed by both artist. Seifu has created three unique works in completely different styles, Kinsai on red with auspicious figures in gold, bamboo in relief covered in celadon, and under-glaze blue designs of clouds. To this Joeki has added a liner of hand formed metal in the naban-Uchibari style. The largest is 13.5 cm (5-1/4 inches) diameter and all ...
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1375758 (stock #ALR6688)
The Kura
$2,200.00
A very dramatic image of a quashed circle by Edo p. Zen Priest Daienbutsu underscored with the phrase Enso, Kore Nanzo! He seems to make a double play here. Not only is he asking the question (detailed below) of “What am I”, but also inquiring of us when viewing this flattened and distorted image “What is this circle”, and we must not be too quick to interpret. It is depicted with ink on paper fully restored in gray momigami paper extended with blue silk mimicking the original. The s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1375754 (stock #ALR6689)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A radical writhing character for dragon dating from the Edo period by the priest Nyoren Osho. Ink on paper, it has been fully restored and mounted in green brocade extended in patterned blue retaining the original bone rollers. The scroll is 14 x 70 inches (36 x 178 cm) and in excellent condition. The Dragon is a manifestation of water as well as a protector.
Nyoren Osho (also known as Daiin) was famous for rebuilding the original Main Hall (Hondo) of Jinryuji Temple in the domain of ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1375651 (stock #ALR6686)
The Kura
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An exquisite 17th-18th c. rendition of Suiten (vedic Varuna) rising over tempestuous waves. Pigment on silk, The scroll is 59.2 x 167.5 cm (23-1/2 x 66 inches). It has been fully remounted, in an antique silk retaining the original brass rollers. One of the oldest gods, Varuna is associated with a Serpent (Makara) as his vehicle and a noose as his weapon. Varuna is god of waters, the source of rains and the one who rules over the Nagas (divine sea serpent), myths important in Hinduism and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1375490 (stock #TCR6684)
The Kura
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A pair of Kinsai Tokkuri on red ground by Eiraku Zengoro from his Kutani kiln dating from the late 19th or early 20th centuries enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Complete with lids, they are 5 inches (13 cm) tall each and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1375433 (stock #MOR6683)
The Kura
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Roughly 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall, the same diameter. Enclosed in a period Kiri-wood box, in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1375391 (stock #TCR6678)
The Kura
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Birds in white plumage decorate the shadowed raw clay of this vase by Miyagawa Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 21.5 cm (8-1/2 inches) tall, 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. 
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth generation head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo. The Kozan (Makuzu) kiln as we know it today was established...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1375247 (stock #TCR6676)
The Kura
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Floral sprays of plum and chrysanthemum decorate this low sake cup stand by Waki Kitei dating from the mid to later 19th century and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
The Kitei pottery family began in Kyoto under Kameya Heibei who established a kiln on the Gojo-zaka in 1748. The third generation Heibei (d. 1807) used the name Kitei, and without an heir passed the reins to a potter born in Bizen, Okayama prefecture,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1375159 (stock #TCR6677)
The Kura
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A set of five porcelain Tea Cups decorated in underglaze blue with Orchids, Plum and Chrysanthemums with accompanying poem by the scholar painter Mori Kinseki. Each is 2-3/4 inches (7 cmn) diameter, 2 inches (5.5 cm) tall and all are in excellent condition. Mori Kinseki was born the third son in a family of Inn owners in the hot-springs town of Arima, Hyogo prefecture, in 1843. At the age of three he was sent away to be raised by an inn owner in Osaka, Mori Ihei. By the age of 19 he was st...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1375036 (stock #ANR6675)
The Kura
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The dreamlike quality which gave Taisho period art its unique flavor is readily apparent in this sumptuous composition by Kido Soi featuring long tailed birds along a tumbling stream. Pigment on silk mounted on applied gold flake in a silk border with a red lacquer wooden frame consistent with the era. It is signed in gold, Shunyo, the name used by Kido Soi in his youth, placing the screen easily before 1930. The screen is 67.3 x 56-1/4 inches (171 x 143 cm) and is in fine condition.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1374993 (stock #TCR6673)
The Kura
$750.00
A misshapen bowl excavated and assembled from several pieces using the kintsugi gold technique. Originally a kiln flaw, it was likely destroyed after creation, later to be excavated and assembled as was popular in the later Edo period. Misshapen,and with a large kutsuki on one side, it is 4 x 5 x 3 inches (10 x 12.5 x 8 cm) and comes in a wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1374882 (stock #TCR6672)
The Kura
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Gold repairs haunt the evening surface of this Momoyama to early Edo period Karatsu Tea Bowl. It comes in a silk pouch with a interior buff in an age darkened kiri-wood box. Slightly elongated, it is roughly 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1374766 (stock #TCR6671)
The Kura
$565.00
A bizarre pottery mass of two tea bowls and a stand fused together after collapsing in the kiln some four hundred years ago. It is 17 x 13 x 11 cm (6-1/2 x 5 x 4-1/2 inches). There is something to be said here about best laid plans. All the potters craft and experience and yet nature intervenes, creating this vitrified sculpture for later generations to contemplate.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1374706 (stock #TCR6670)
The Kura
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A rare okimono from the Kairakuen Kiln of the Tokugawa branch family dating from the early to mid 19th century. The box label attributes these to Eiraku (presumably Hozen, who was tasked with helping to further the ceramic production of the kiln). The rooster is roughly 7 inches tall the same in length (18 cm). Dating from the later Edo period, they come in an old wooden box with a cloth cover and are in excellent condition.
Eiraku Zengoro XI (Nishimura Hozen, 1795–1854) took the nam...