The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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 : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1412822 (stock #MOR7017)
The Kura
$1,675.00
A large bronze image of General Nogi Maresuke astride his horse in battle during the Russo Japanese war. The equestrian figure is beautifully rendered, showing expert knowledge of the horse musculature and military equipage. It is 53 x 23 x 43 cm tall (21 x 9 x 17 inches) and weighs 15 kg (32 pounds). Obviously, shipping will be a consideration with this piece.
Count Nogi Maresuke (1849-1912) was a national hero of four wars and served as a model of feudal loyalty and self-sacrifice, o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1412766 (stock #MOR7016)
The Kura
$3,000.00
The great Tang Poet Du Fu (712-770) affectionately coddles a goose chick in his left hand, his bamboo staff low and seemingly forgotten as he ponders the beloved creature in his palm. Exquisitely rendered, it is roughly 16 inches (40 cm) tall and signed on back with an engraved signature. Du Fu's poetry has made a profound impact on Japanese literature, especially on the literature from the Muromachi period and on scholars and poets in the Edo period, including Matsuo Basho, the very greatest ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1412660 (stock #MOR7015)
The Kura
$600.00
A thick coating of various colors of lacquer shaved down revealing the many layers coats this wooden plank excellent for display as a stand or as an abstract work of art for a wall. The unusual inclusion of green and yellow is striking. It is 29.5 x 46 cm (12 x 18 inches) and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1412658 (stock #MOR7014)
The Kura
$1,500.00
Sale Pending
A wasp flies over the grape vine burgeoning with sweet fruit on this bamboo incense container by Kinjo Ikkokusai IV (1876-1961), signed Ikkokusai with kao stylized signature enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The bold design is performed in thick colored lacquer on square bamboo, the stopper of dark wood. It comes in the original cloth sleeve. The box is titled and signed by the artist Budo Moyo kadotake kozutsu (incense container with Grape design, made of square bamboo) and signed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1412657 (stock #TCR7013)
The Kura
$3,000.00
Sale Pending
A spectacular pair of vases by Ito Tozan I decorated with the imperial chrysanthemum in gold between soaring phoenix; symbols of the Japanese imperial family. Both come in the original (tired) silk pouch in a compartmentalized wooden box signed by the artist. Each is roughly 6 inches tall and in excellent condition, dating from the late 19th to early 20th century (later Meiji to Taisho period).
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Tog...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1412609 (stock #MOR7012)
The Kura
$3,500.00
The Bashful Tiger is frozen in time, gripping the top of a rocky crag, an unusual depiction of the fearsome creature signed Gyokuzen and likely dating from the late 19th century (Meiji period). It is carved from a dense dark wood and has inlayed eyes. The technique is fabulous, with the chisel leaving behind each individual hair on the cats body. There is a great deal of humor in the depiction, typical of Japanese art, when we often see the god of thunder, the ferocious dragon, the fearsome t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1412603 (stock #TCR7011)
The Kura
$775.00
The tanuki appears in various Japanese folklores as one of the most mischievous animals. With its ability to shape shift, the tanuki often transforms itself into human form or inanimate objects in order to play tricks on people. Here the mischievous trickster dressed as an itinerant priest with his mokugyo prayer drum suspended around his neck looks up at us with big, pleading eyes. It is well sculpted from thick clay, hollow in the center, and decorated with various colors. It is signed Rok...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1412525 (stock #MOR7010)
The Kura
$695.00
Sale Pending
A wispy elongated vision of the holy deer, vehicle of Kasuga Daimyojin (The combined god of Kasuga Shrine) clutdhing a branch of peaches in its mouth. It is said the god Takemikazuchi rode on the back of a white deer to the top of Mount Mikasa to establish a shrine to protect Nara (the origins of Kasuga Shrine). Made of yellow bronze, it dates from the later 19th to early 20th century. It is 13-1/2 inches (34 cm) tall and in excellent condition. The back saddle opens to reveal the incense ch...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1412482 (stock #TCR7009)
The Kura
sold, with thanks!
A crab crawls among the awa plants burgeoning with seed on the side of this Kyo-yaki vessel by Takahashi Dohachi with the painting performed by Itsuun which appears to be dated 1836 in the 60 year lunar cycle. It comes enclosed in a period wooden box annotated by Dohachi VI. It is 10-3/4 inches (27 cm) tall and in excellent condition. The box inscription reads: Itsuun Kani Ga (Image of Crab by Itsuun) Sendai Dohachi Zo Kabin (Vase made by previous generation Dohachi) and inside: Kachutei Roku...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1412479 (stock #TCR7008)
The Kura
sold, with thanks!
Very much in the Kyo-yaki tradition, an earth toned bowl slightly closed at the fluted rim by Eiraku Wazen (Zengoro XII) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Inside is decorated with a simple strand of traditional Kyoto Manganji peppers in iron. It is 6 inches (15 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Eiraku Zengoro XII (Wazen, 1823-1896) was one of the most influential potters of his time, setting the stage for the revival of and modernization of Kyoyaki,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1412458 (stock #TCR7007)
The Kura
$235.00
A rare large Shigaraki Bukka Vase with flaring rim tyical of a buddhist altar, perhaps (judging by size) from a temple or shrine offering stand. It is 30 cm (12 inches) tall, 19.5 cm (7-3/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition dating from the late 19th to early 20th century (Mieji/Taisho period).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1412022 (stock #ANR7006)
The Kura
$3,000.00
A young lord is assisted in donning his armor while receiving word from a grizzled retainer about the battle front on this genre painting from the rekishi-ga realm of historical paintings popular at the turn of the century. Innocence on the young masters face may be soon gone, as he prepares to enter the fray. The scene is performed with pigment on silk and has been completely remounted without any over-painting using antique gold border and a black lacquered wooden frame emulating the original...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1411930 (stock #ANR7005)
The Kura
$2,400.00
A timeless scene especially poignant in this season, quail peck for seeds under the shelter of low lying sasa bamboo yellowing with the onset of cold. Signed Koun, it is performed with pigment on silk and has been completely remounted using antique border cloth and a black lacquered wooden frame emulating the original, without any over-painting. An excellent size for wall hanging; the screen is 51 x 64-1/2 inches (129 x 164 cm) and is in excellent condition, dating from the Taisho to early Sho...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1411801 (stock #ANR7004)
The Kura
Sale Pending
The village headman aims his arrows at the moon to dispel the evil brought on by a solar eclipse, the village women in the background standing in prayer. This scene was painted by Higuchi Tomimaro for show at the Seikosha Exhibition held in Osaka in 1938. It is an excellent look into the world of the Ainu, a native culture to Northern Japan now lost to history. He has done a wonderful job conveying the texture of the clothing, and hidden behind the grayish background is textures of floral lif...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1411738 (stock #TCR7003)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A celadon basin for flower arranging by Inoue Kengo exhibited at the 1st Shinbunten in 1939 and enclosed in the original signed wooden box complete with the artist name-card inside. It is 42.4 x 33 cm (17 x 13 inches) and is in excellent condition. Published on page 214 of the Nittenshi, volume 13
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1411737 (stock #J019)
The Kura
$1,600.00
A goblin prepares a bowl of tea for a startled looking demon, perhaps caught off guard by his unusual host, or the elegant confines of the unfamiliar surroundings of the tea room. It is by Kano Tessai and comes enclosed in a wooden box annotated by his student in 1930. Ink and light color on paper in a beige cloth border with rosewood rollers befitting the famous woodworker. It is 43 x 197 cm (17 x 77-1/2 inches) and in excellent condition.
Kano Tessai (1845-1925) was born the son of a...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1940 item #1411670 (stock #MOR7002)
The Kura
$600.00
A beautiful lantern of Akado (Copper rich bronze) on a black lacquered tri-legged base. The top is pierced with clouds, to allow the smoke from candles or oil lamps to escape. The sides are with pierced windows lined with rough cloth and are engraved about the bottom with blowing lotus petals. It is 17.5 cm (7 inches) diameter, 26 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1411638 (stock #F078)
The Kura
$600.00
A white snake, symbol of fortune, wraps around a sapling on this early 20th century scroll signed Kaoru, indicating it is likely the work of a female artist. Still retaining much of the Taisho chic, but likely moving into the 1930s, it is performed with pigment on silk and has been mounted in a gray cloth border. The scroll is 13-1/2 x 66-1/2 inches (34.5 x 168 cm) and in overall fine condition. Unfortunately in that era little records have been kept on female artists.