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 1800 item #1379728 (stock #MOR6751)
The Kura
$1,800.00
An antique box inlayed with the hundreds of Manjirushi; Buddhist symbol of infinity, in fine mother of pearl. It is 8 x 5 x 5 inches (20 x 13 x 13 cm) and comes in an old black lacquered wooden box. There are many old repairs, attesting to its great age, likely hailing from the 17th century. The interior, where tea implements were likely stored, has been re-lacquered in some distant age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1379575 (stock #TCR6750)
The Kura
$750.00
A set of three blue and white nesting bowls by Seifu Yohei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The largest is 22.5 cm (8-3/4 inches) diameter, 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) tall. There are scratches inside from use and stacking.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II. Sent at the age of twelve to study painting under then the top Nanga artist Tanomura Chokunyu, he returned in 1865 due to illness. The next year he entered as an apprentice the Seifu studio, then under t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1379558 (stock #MOR4800)
The Kura
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A large Edo period image of a seated priest in polychromed robes, his glass eyes half lidded, staring silently down in meditation. It is roughly 2 feet (60 cm) tall, 15 inches wide and in good original condition. 18th to 19th century made in the yosegi style of multiple pieces of wood, there is some separation over the right arm, and loss to the polychrome on his brightly colored Kesa. I believe it is likely Shoran Shonin.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1379557 (stock #MOR4800)
The Kura
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A large Edo period image of a seated priest in polychromed robes, his glass eyes half lidded, staring silently down in meditation. It is roughly 2 feet (60 cm) tall, 15 inches wide and in good original condition. 18th to 19th century made in the yosegi style of multiple pieces of wood, there is some separation over the right arm, and loss to the polychrome on his brightly colored Kesa. I believe it is likely Shoran Shonin.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1379254 (stock #ALR6748)
The Kura
$1,200.00
Autumn colors by Goto Shiro in thick pigment on silk in a superb patterned-silk frame with solid ivory rollers. It comes in the original signed wooden box with a Futo-maki rolling bar titled Yudonoyama Banshu (Late Autumn at Mt. Yudono). This is representational of Nihonga in the 1950s, a time when artists were seeking a new direction, breaking with the past and expanding the limits of the medium. It is 25-1/2 x 86 inches (65 x 218 cm) and in fine condition. Goto Shiro (1924-1992) was born...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1379253 (stock #ALR6747)
The Kura
$1,400.00
An image of Mt. Hie by Shirakura Niho in superb mounting enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Anyone who has been to Kyoto will know this majestic mountain rising up in the Northeast of the city, guardian of the Ki-mon (devils gate), the direction from which demons are said to come. This is signed with his later art name Kanyu, and is very similar to his submission to the 9th Nitten National Exhibition by the same name in 1953. A nearly identical scene is also published in the 1961 Eng...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1379219 (stock #TCR4816)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A very unusual shallow basin from the Sendai area kilns of Tsutsumi covered in a thick olive glaze shouldered with freckled white. Six rods supported the piece in the kiln, and they are still visible within along with a large kutsuki of brick red clay. It is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) deep and in fine condition. More common Tsutsumi bowls are either deeper, by a couple of inches, or more shallow in the traditional Ishi-zara style. This piece dates from the early 2...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1379218 (stock #TCR6746)
The Kura
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Ame-yu graces the rough textured clay of this large Mingei platter from Aizu in the Northern reaches of Japan on the border between Fukushima and Yamagata. Often mistakenly identified as Tamba due to the similarity in the coloring of this particular glaze, the underlying granular white clay gives it away. About the rim is a ring of fire-colored tendrils trapped in a groove, an interesting added feature. It is 31.5 cm (12-1/2 inches) diameter and dates from the later 19th century. There are som...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1492 item #1379154 (stock #MOR6745)
The Kura
$580.00
A 7th to 8th century Japanese Roof Tile excavated and converted into an ink stone by carving out a grinding surface in the center, likely performed in the edo period when such things were in fashion. Traces of color where ivy had once decorated the exposed surface are still visible, and one might only imagine the palace from which such an ostentatious tile might have come. It is 25 x 20 cm (10 x 8 inches) with an arched form rising 5 cm (2 inches) to the center. It is created using a cloth m...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1492 item #1379152 (stock #MBW4130)
The Kura
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A kamakura period Seated Shinto Deity 12 x 8-1/2 x 25-1/2 inches (30 x 21.5 x 65 cm) cut from a single piece of camphor wood. Strong Chinese influence in features and clothing. I believe this is an image of Sadaijin (Minister of the Left), a guardian deity seen outside shrines who protects the inner sanctuary. It has damage to face, right hand, feet and worm holes; the flares of sleeves and pant legs (originally attached) missing. A core sample was taken from inside the hole made for the sta...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1492 item #1379151 (stock #MBW4130)
The Kura
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A kamakura period Seated Shinto Deity 12 x 8-1/2 x 25-1/2 inches (30 x 21.5 x 65 cm) cut from a single piece of camphor wood. Strong Chinese influence in features and clothing. I believe this is an imgae of Sadaijin (Minister of the Left), a guardian deity seen outside shrines who protects the inner sanctuary. It has damage to face, right hand, feet and worm holes; the flares of sleeves and pant legs (originally attached) missing. A core sample was taken from inside the hole made for the sta...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1378639 (stock #AOR6744)
The Kura
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An incredible Kawabari gomaido Gusoku exhibited at the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of History and published in the catalog “Kaga Hyakumankoku e no Michi”. It features a 12 plate so-fukurin helmet in black lacquer with wakidate of horns covered in fur. The neck is protected by a 5 plate hineno Shikoro covered in shibokawa leather with prominent fukigaeshi emblazoned with a mitsudomoe crest (repeated on the leather of the Do, Gyoyo and Gessan). There are some losses to the leather on the lo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1378638 (stock #ANR6743)
The Kura
$4,800.00
Edo period cloth swatches completely cover the two panels of this attractive antique screen assembled originally in Meiji 25 (1892) from a collection of ancient textiles. The screen is 56 inches x 5 feet tall (142 x 152.5 cm) and is in excellent condition, recently re-backed and retains the original shunkei-nuri auburn lacquered frame. Inside the frame (we discovered when re-backing) is written: Finished on the 23rd day of the 4th month of Meiji 25 (1892) by Hyogushi (craftsman) Iguchi Seisa...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1378528 (stock #TCR6742)
The Kura
sold, thank you
3 unique Okimono of Oshidori (mandarin ducks) in various positions, early works by Kiyomizu Rokubei VI. They are (standing and sleeping) 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) long, (sleeping and sleeping) 8 inches (20 cm) long, (single) 6 inches (15.5 cm) long. All are in fine condition. These come from the Kiyomizu Family Estate. There is no box. The Kiyomizu family potters managed one of the most productive workshops in Kyoto’s Gojozaka district throughout the second half of the Edo period. From the M...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1378527 (stock #TCR6741)
The Kura
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Vivid florals patterns decorate and pierce the surface of this exquisite bowl by Kiyomizu Rokubei VI. It is 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, enclosed in a modern wooden box.
The Kiyomizu family potters managed one of the most productive workshops in Kyoto’s Gojozaka district throughout the second half of the Edo period. From the Meiji they began producing tableware for export and special pieces for government-sponsored exhibitions under Rokubei IV. Rokubei V led ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1378503 (stock #TCR6740)
The Kura
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5 Chawan Tea Bowls for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony made by Kiyomizu Rokubei V and VI and decorated by various artists.
Millet colored bowl by Rokubei V with a Tetsu-e verse by his friend and painting teacher Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942).
Pale color bowl by Rokkubei V and Priest Seki Seisetsu (1877-1945)
Raku bowl by Rokubei V emblazoned with the characters Ji-Etsu (translatable as Self-determination or for ones own pleasure) dated S. 26 (1951).
Snow by Rokubei VI
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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1378263 (stock #TCR6739)
The Kura
sold, thank you
3 Chawan Tea Bowls for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony made by Kiyomizu Rokubei V. There is a Gohon style bowl decorated with a traveling stick and hat (symbolizing freedom and knowledge), a pale bowl decorated with a mouse and rice bales (symbols of fortune) as well as a gray glazed bowl decorated with a monkey. All are roughly 11.5-12 cm diameter (4-1/2 inches) and they range from 6.5-8 cm (2-1/2 -3-1/4 inches) tall. All are in fine condition. These come from the Kiyomizu Family Estate en...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1378261 (stock #TCR3063)
The Kura
$1,800.00
A large and unusual Raku hand warmer (Shuro) in the shape of a monkey Charm (sarubobo) by important Kyoto artist Kiyomizu Rokube IV (Rokuko, 1847-1920) dated from the last year of his life enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The Sarubobo is a Mingei Monkey Charm from the Gifu area, here recreated in the low-fired Raku pottery tradition of Kyoto and seated on the original silk pillow. The walls of this unusual piece of Raku-ware are more than 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) thick, making it quite stur...