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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1368161 (stock #TCR6561)
The Kura
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A set of five Meiji period dishes hand painted by Mori Kinseki made in commemoration of the Gosho-Nai Dai-Hakurankai (Exposition in the Imperial Palace, Kyoto) stamped on the underside with the event name and each individually signed by the artist. The literati scenes include a crab, Grape leaves, Geese in flight, what appears to be a peony, and a pomegranate. A beautiful and very rare set, each dish is roughly 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) diameter and in fine condition. They come in an older custom ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1368137 (stock #MOR6562)
The Kura
$495.00
A beautiful iron bound cash box slotted in top for coins made entirely of the prized zelkova (Keyaki) wood, famous for its lovely grain patterns and durability. This retains the original key for the lock on the drawer. 28 x 21 x 12.5 cm (11 x 8-1/4 x 5 inches) and is in very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1368136 (stock #MOR6560)
The Kura
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Antique Japanese Mingei Flat Pounding Board An exquisite patina covers this heavy pounding board from Northern Japan used for working rice into dough. It is 53.5 x 31 x 9 cm (21 x 12 x 3-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1368135 (stock #MOR6559)
The Kura
$950.00
An iron bound money box much repaired. It has a sliding lid where coins were deposited, and a large door opening on top through which the days sales were extracted. Originally unlocked from the side, the mechanism has been disarmed. It is 51 x 13.5 x 24 cm (20 x 5 x 10 inches). Flattened metal flanges on the sides serve as handles for carrying. One of the best bits of Mingei furnishings I have ever seen.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1368109 (stock #TCR6558)
The Kura
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An antique Japanese Ryukyu Oil Jar from the Island of Okinawa covered in dark glaze with four “ears” for tying and hanging the pot. It is 9-1/4 inches (23 cm) tall and in excellent condition. This is the type of pottery which, in the 1930s, inspired Hamada Shoji, Bernard Leach and Kawai Kanjiro and thus the Mingei movement in pottery, perhaps one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century.
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 #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 : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1368105 (stock #TCR6555)
The Kura
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A yellow-glazed porcelain decorated with Phoenix between arabesque fretts in cobalt by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is quite large at 11 inches (28.5 cm) tall, 7 inches (18 cm) diameter and is 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 (Makuz...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1368027 (stock #TCR5254)
The Kura
$220.00
A small image of Jurojin, god of Longevity, dating from the Edo period covered in metallic glaze enclosed in an ancient kiri-wood box topped with hardwood. It is 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall and in fine condition. It was likely used as a bunchin, or scroll weight for holding paper.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #1368026 (stock #TCR6554)
The Kura
$600.00
An excavated yama-chawan (yamajawan) bowl from the Seto erea covered in a smattering of ash glaze, the form slightly dimpled in a hishi-shape, enclosed in an old wooden box. It is 18.3 x 15 x 6.5 cm (7 x 5-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches). Production of Yama chawan began with the dissemination of wealth to military families and landowners at the end of the Heian period, and lasted through the early Muromachi era, reaching its peak in the Kamakura and Nanbokucho periods (1185-1392) from which this bowl hail...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1368025 (stock #TCR5092)
The Kura
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A rare set of five Koishiwara dishes from the southern island of Kyushu in a rich ochre glaze with hakeme white slip patterns. Each is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter and in fine condition, dating from the later 19th century.
As a pottery center Koishiwara kilns were first established in the 17th century by Korean potters brought to Japan during Hideyoshi’s invasion of Korea in the Momoyama period. Takatori Hachizo, under orders from the Kuroda Daimyo family, set up various kilns special...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1368024 (stock #TCR6553)
The Kura
$775.00
A superb Edo period Hagi Ido Chawan in sunset color with a spattering of white about the foot. It has been once shattered and repaired, and has a very strong presence despite its thin and delicate sides. The bowl is 5 inches (13 cm) diameter, wrapped in a crepe silk bag and enclosed in an old wooden box, the lid of which reads simply chawan. Perfect for the tenth month when repaired bowls are most appreciated.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1368018 (stock #TCR6552)
The Kura
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An Annan pottery tea bowl for use in the Japanese tea ceremony from the kilns of 15th-16th century Vietnam enclosed in an age-blackened kiri-wood box. The crackled pale glaze is decorated with a band of blue frets about the rim inside, a decidedly modern design of droplets descending in beads down the outside typical of early Vietnamese decoration. The remnants of a kinran gold infused cloth bag remain for wrapping the piece, the outside layer is in tatters, but the inside brocade is still supp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1367947 (stock #MOR6549)
The Kura
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A bold pattern in black runs vertically across the six panels of this large Noren curtain of rough cloth dating from the 19th century. It is 183 x 149 cm (6 feet x 59 inches) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1367924 (stock #MOR6551)
The Kura
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A Boro Futon cover textile of sewn together bits of worn out indigo dyed fabric 160 x 204 cm (63 x 80 inches ). Go-haba (five widths)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1367867 (stock #MOR6550)
The Kura
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A Boro cover textile of sewn together bits of worn out Asa (Hemp) fabrics resist died with various patterns. 146 X 163 cm (57-1/2 x 64 inches).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1367866 (stock #MOR6548)
The Kura
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A Boro Futon cover textile of sewn together bits of worn out fabric 98 x 165 cm (39 x 65 inches). There is a great sense of how much everything was valued in this piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1367775 (stock #TCR6547)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A beautiful 17th century Oribe Kogo ceramic box for incense of stepped form decorated with oxide designs and a splash of green wrapped in purple crepe silk and enclosed in a period wooden box titled simply Kogo. It is roughly 2 inches (5 cm) square and in fine condition.