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 : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1383372 (stock #MOR6779)
The Kura
$2,200.00
An unusul weave carpet by pioneering artist Tatsumura Heizo replicating by technique a piece from Shosoin Imperial Repository dating from the early 20th century. A label reading: Made by Tatsumura Heizo, Bird and Plum Patterned from the Shosoin Repository (Tatsumura Heizo Sei, Shosoin Go Butsumon Kacho Umehana Moyo) is attached to the underside. It is 96 x 175 cm (38 x 69 inches) and comes in an old age-darkened kiri-wood box. As the industrial revolution climaxed in Japan in the opening year...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #1383208 (stock #AOR6778)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A large glass vase of emerald green reflecting the ancient glass works found in the Shosoin Imperial repository by 20th century pioneering glass artist Iwata Toshichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Flecks of various colors and air permeate the glass, accentuating the fact he is duplicating the ancient glass works, long before techniques had been perfected and material purified. It is quite large at 15-/2 inches (40 cm) tall and in excellent condition. As the industrial revolution ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1383116 (stock #F050)
The Kura
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A great summer vision of a carp floating effortlessly in sunlit water by Tanoguchi Seiko enclosed in the original double lacquered signed box titled simply “Koi”. It is pigment on silk in a superb brocade mounting with large solid ivory rollers. The scroll is 26 x 56 inches (66 x 142 cm) and in excellent condition. The rollers will be changed if shipping overseas.
Tanoguchi Seiko (1897-1965) was born in Hyogo prefecture, and studied at the Kyoto Municipal School of Painting. He p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1383115 (stock #TCR6776)
The Kura
$1,200.00
Sale Pending
An unusually large Meiji period Fushina Yaki (also Fujina-yaki) vase decorated with a hawk in a snowy pine before a waterfall intimated by a flow of green from the trumpeting rim, a group of Samurai opposite, with various designs built up n the surface. It is 14-1/2 inches (36.5 cm) tall and is in overall fine condition, with a small chip in the base (see close-up photo).
Fushina-yaki was the Goyogama clan kiln of the Matsudaira of Matsue Han in modern day Izumo, established around 1764....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1383114 (stock #MOR6775)
The Kura
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Iyashiku mo tsune areba
hisashi hisashikereba onozu kara yoi kaori wo harau
If you perservere (with proper living), the years will grant you success. This was a famous last line from a treatise written by revered Han Dynasty scholar Cui Yuan (Cui Ziyu, 78–143). These same words were famously written by Kukai (Kobodaishi 774-835) the founder of Shingon escoteric Buddhism in Japan. The calligraphic style appears to be taken directly from the Saishigyoku Zayumei, written by Kukai, o...
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.
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1382680 (stock #MOR6772)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A pair of powerful Shishi guardian carvings dating from the later Edo period, 18th-19th century, in the Ah-Un expression (Exhaling and inhaling). Ah-Un has many allusions, it is the beginning and end of the alphabet, summarizing all in between, and is said to be inhaling good fortune, and exhaling bad. Glass eyes inset into very human faces. They are 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) tall, 9-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches (24 x 14 cm). Ah has a chip in the foot and tip of the tail whereas the end of the tail has ...
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1382498 (stock #TCR6770)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A small image of a Shishi, guardian of holy sites, by Miyanaga Tozan, stamped on the base. It is 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics. He was born in Ishikawa prefecture, and graduated from the (now) Tokyo University of Art. While a government employee, he represented Japan at Arts Expositions, and studied art in Europe before returning to Japan in 1902 to devote himself to the production of...
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1382375 (stock #TCR6768)
The Kura
$400.00
A quintessential Art Deco style design of rising leaves in striking orange decorates this baluster form vase enclosed in the original age darkened wooden box signed Eizan. Marked in a green cartouche on the base Eizan. It is 30 cm (12 inches) tall and in excellent condition. The box is dark and stained with age.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1381949 (stock #L073)
The Kura
$825.00
Sale Pending
Gentlemen glide through the open “ma” staring up at the moon on this serene work signed Joun (One of many names used by the priest Hashimoto Dokuzan). Ink on paper in superb Shunpodo Silk mounting (THE preeminent scroll hangers in Kyoto) enclosed in a signed double wood box (niju-bako) dated 1935 with solid ivory rollers (They will be changed for export). The scroll is 28-1/2 x 53 inches (72 x 134 cm) in excellent condition but for scattered foxing.
Hashimoto Dokuzan (Gengi, 1869-19...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1381881 (stock #TCR6767)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A cascade of flora drapes from the neck of this gorgeous piece by Seifu Yohei IV. It is 31 cm (12 inches) tall and in perfect condition. Quite large for a work by Seifu, it is marked on the base with an incised signature.
Seifū Yohei IV (Seizan: 1872-1946) was born the second son of Seifū Yohei III (1851-1914). He studied literati-style painting under Tanomura Shōsai (1845-1909), a son of Tanomura Chokunyū, in Osaka for three years. In 1914, he succeeded to the head of the family an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1381801 (stock #L014)
The Kura
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In a literati paradise two brightly robed figures converse beyond the walls of the hermitage, lost in the great beauties of nature, a singular work by the famous porcelain maker Miura Chikusen. Ink and light color on paper in a pale rough-silk mounting with black wood rollers enclosed in a period wooden box. Included is a museum exhibition label from The Homma Museum of Art where it was exhibited in August 1947. It is 19-1/2 x 86-1/2 inches (50 x 220 cm) and is in fine condition.
Miura...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1381728 (stock #MBR6766)
The Kura
sold, thank you
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 : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1381667 (stock #TCR6765)
The Kura
sold, thank you
Floral motifs rise from the surface of this exquisite celadon by Miyanaga Tozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seiji Kakka Mon Kabin (Celadon Hua-hua Vase). It is 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) tall, and in excellent condition.
Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics. He was born in Ishikawa prefecture, and graduated from the (now) Tokyo University of Art. While a government employee, he represented Japan at Arts Expositions, and studi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1381666 (stock #TCR6764)
The Kura
$700.00
Peony patterns float in the rich green celadon of this vase by Miyanaga Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seiji Uki-Botan Kabin (Celadon Vase with relief Peony Design). It is 10 inches (25 cm) diameter, 7-1/2 inches (18.5 cm) tall, and in excellent condition. The box has turned white dark with age and exposure.
Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics. He was born in Ishikawa prefecture, and graduated from the (now) Tokyo ...