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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1396392 (stock #TCR6621)
The Kura
$1,500.00
Pines grow stoutly on hillocks surrounding a lea sheltered in the mountains decorating the body of this Sometsuke porcelain by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Outside the box is titled Kabin (vase), Inside is written Seika Sansui-ga It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall 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 h...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1396368 (stock #MOR6871)
The Kura
$2,750.00
Peaches, favorite of the immortals, decorate in cobalt the brilliant yellow surface of this squat vase by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ki-yu Seika Momo-no-e (Yellow glaze with Cobalt Peach Image). It is 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition signed on the base in a chattered circle Makuzu Kozan Saku. The box has old tape on the corners.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1396367 (stock #MOR6870)
The Kura
$1,850.00
An antique (19th century) Japanese Bokuto sword-shaped carved-wood Yatate Brush-container with Maki-e plum and moon in gold, silver and black lacquer on the polished wood surface signed on back by the Maki-e lacquer artist Koenshi Osai. It is hinged at the base so can be opened to reveal a compartment for carrying a brush, ink and stamp. Ink would have been soaked into the cotton in the embedded box for writing. It is bound with an orange silk chord and measures 38 cm (15-1/2 inches) long, in...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1396292 (stock #F025)
The Kura
$350.00
Blossoming plum, harbinger of warmer weather and the flower beloved by literati from time immemorial, rises in a rush of color up the blank of the canvas on this beautifully mounted scroll signed and sealed Shiho and dated 1934. Pigment on silk in a superb satin border with large bone rollers enclosed in a period kiri-wood box. The scroll is 26 x 83-1/2 inches (65.5 x 212 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1396291 (stock #TCR6869)
The Kura
$645.00
Sale Pending
Pierce-work combined with over and under glaze decoration create the perfect picture of spring on this bowl by Takahashi Dohachi enclosed in the original wooden box signed Kachutei Dohachi and titled Kenzan Yo Tsubaki Bori Hachi (Kenzan style Camelia patterned Carved Bowl). It is 20 cm (8 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
The Dohachi Kiln was established in Awataguchi by the retainer of Kameyama fief, Dohachi I around 1760, and the name Dohachi was brought to the forefront of ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1396210 (stock #TCR6868)
The Kura
$525.00
A beautiful bowl by Ito Tozan I festooned with a willow tree in cobalt and iron under crackled Kyo-yaki –glaze with accents of over-glaze gold enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 18.5 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter. It has acquired some discoloration over time, one darker circle like the shadow of the moon around which fly sparrows, harbingers of Spring. The box lid has been broken once and glued back together and the bottom of the box has some insect damage along the adges.. ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1396209 (stock #Z002)
The Kura
$1,800.00
Mount Fuji rises majestically beyond a blossoming plum, and a scholars studio displays a fine assortment of natural objects in this complimentary pair of paintings by Fukuda Kodojin and female artist/Poet Miura Eiran with calligraphy by Kokufu Seito. The ink and light color on paper works are 18 x 70 and 18 x 73 inches (46 x 178 and 46 x 183 cm) respectively, mounted in silk with wooden rollers. (If the artist information is cut off here please inquire for full biographies)
Kokufu Seito (...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1396120 (stock #MOR6867)
The Kura
$1,650.00
A pair of bronze Usubata vases standing on a triad of baku (dream eater) feet dramatically crafted with relief work of saintly figures among trees, clouds engrave4d into the upper basins outside with long tailed phoenix and peony inside. 23.5 cm (9 inches) diameter, 35 cm (14 inches) tall. Overall they are in excellent condition, one has a dent in the upper basin.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1396004 (stock #MOR6866)
The Kura
$500.00
Sale Pending
An lightly glazed incense burner in the form of a chicken and chick inside a bamboo basket. The top of the chicken lifts out revealing the incense compartment. It is 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) tall (12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter. There are a two shallow chips where the birds body comes together (see close-ups) otherwise is in fine condition. Although works like this are notoriously difficult to identify for certain, the gritty aspect of the clay under the glaze is reminiscent of Izushi-yaki.
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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1396002 (stock #F020)
The Kura
$550.00
Sale Pending
The soft blur of blossoming plum, as if viewed in a dream, by Murashiam Yuichi. The evocative form, rising up in an arc to dominate the paper, seems powerful in comparison to the delicate petals clinging to new branches rising from the gnarled limbs. Ink on paper in green silk border, the scroll is 216 × 45cm (85 x 18 inches) and in overall excellent condition.
Murashima Yuichi (1897-1983 born Yuichiro) also known as Ho-o, was born in Toyama and graduated the Tokyo Bijutsu Gakko (Mod Un...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1700 item #1395981 (stock #MOR6865)
The Kura
$500.00
A carved wooden Buddhist stand in the shape of a lotus blossom over a cupped leaf. This exemplifies the aesthetic of wabi-sabi, not only in that the lotus leaf itself is such a symbol as it begins to degrade even as the flower comes into bloom, but also that this piece is entirely about texture and patina, the wood much worn from its great age. Three holes in the top once held something, likely a tri-legged bronze koro, which is no longer present. Carved from hardwood, it was likely once gild...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1395956 (stock #MOR6864)
The Kura
sold, thank you
Sumptuous burled wood shows off its irredescent grain under the clear lacquer covering this fantastic writing box decorated inside with nashiji gold clouds on black. It comes complete with the ink stone and water dropper inset into an inner tray. Minor wear on the gold adges attests to age and use. It is 22.5 x 30 x 6 cm (9 x 12 x 2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1395811 (stock #MOR6863)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A large bronze vase, simple in form, with exquisite coloring enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Hasegawa Gassen. Stamped on the base Gassen, and enclosed in the original signed wooden box signed Yoshihisa. It is quite hefty, over 1 foot (32 cm) tall and in excellent condition with a beautiful red mottled patination. In fact, I believe him to be surpassing his illustrious father with this piece.
Hasegawa Yoshihisa (1928-2002) was the second Hasegawa Gassen, heir to one of the ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1940 item #1395810 (stock #MOR6862)
The Kura
$525.00
This block of gnarled burl-wood has been cut, retaining the natural edges, in to the shape of a handled basket. The interior has been smoothed and the entire is covered in a light wiped-on lacquer, worn to a dull luster with age and handling. It is roughly 25 x 20 x 20 cm (10 x 8 x 8 inches) and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1395771 (stock #TCR6861)
The Kura
$750.00
Sale Pending
A six sided porcelain Koro decorated in under-glaze blue cobalt with plum blossoms around pierced lattice panels. It is 22 cm (9 inches) tall and in excellent condition, dating from the early 20th century. In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1395763 (stock #ANR6860)
The Kura
$7,000.00
Crested blackbirds abound on this playful image by Utsumi Kitsudo (Kichido) mounted as a six panel screen dating from the late Meiji period. It is performed with ink, pigment and applied gold flake on paper in a silk border with black lacquered wooden frame. The signature and seals are consistent with work created around the turn of the century. The screen measures 68 x 144-1/2 inches (173 x 367 cm) and is in exceptional condition.
Utsumi Kichido (Kitsudo, 1850-1925) was born in Fukui p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1395683 (stock #MOR6858)
The Kura
$550.00
Golden ripples emanate from the rim of this Meiji period Bamboo vase enclosed in a period kiri-wood box. It has been lacquered black on the base, edges and inside, with maki-e ripples on which float silver balls. The vase is 36 cm tall and in overall fine condition. Although stable, I do not recommend this for a dry climate.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1395672 (stock #MOR6857)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A superb wrinkled root-ball wrapped around a stone known in Japanese as Ishigami (biting stone) in the shape of the Daruma, legendary founder of Zem Buddhism. These natural objects are highly prized, expressing a sense of the accidental and the power of nature in the face of man’s vain attempts at control. This one is rather large, at 18 x 15 x 16.5 cm (7 x 5-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches). Ishigami are also called Ishikui (eating Stone) or Ishidake (holding stone).