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 : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1410507 (stock #F050)
The Kura
$450.00
A lion rests lazily under the light of the crescent moon on this silk scroll by Katayama Gashu framed in fine royal blue silk patterned with clouds reflecting the sky in the scene and features solid ivory rollers (these will be changed to something appropriate if exporting). Ink on silk, it is 64 x 192 cm (25-1/2 x 76 inches) and in overall fine condition, enclosed in a period wooden box.
Katayama Gashu (Seijiro, 1872-1942) was born in Nagahama in Shiga prefecture on the Northern Shores ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1410490 (stock #F003)
The Kura
$750.00
Playful squirrels are silhouetted by the full moon as they frolic among the ripening fruit suspended from leafy vines. Light color and ink on silk in the original Edo period border. The scroll is 46.5 x 161 cm (18-1/2 x 63-1/2 inches). It is in entirely original condition. If desired remounting can be arranged.
Yoshimura Kokei (1769-1836) was a late pupil of Maruyama Okyo, and remembered as one of his best. He is noted for his unusual renditions of animals, both in pose and in depictio...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1410488 (stock #F005)
The Kura
$700.00
A family of rabbits lie peacefully, their fluffy bodies illuminated by the full Autumn-moon rising over the horizon, pigment on silk with cloth border featuring bone rollers enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated Spring 1927. The scroll is 26 inches by 7 feet (66.5 x 214 cm) and is in overall excellent condition, with minor marks typical of age and handling.
Hotta Shuso (1894-1954) lived and worked in the scenic lakeside town of Suwa in Nagano prefecture. He studied under Ike...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1410480 (stock #F109)
The Kura
$785.00
The moon rises high, piercing the cloud laden autumn sky to illuminate a raft of ducks returning to Japan from their summer in Siberia sheltered in the lee of a river bank under the comforting boughs of gnarled trees lost in the mist. Pigment on silk in a superb border of gray silk the color of evening-sky patterned with ripples with an ichimonji of water-skippers on pale white and solid ivory rollers (these will be changed for something suitable if exporting). The scroll is 56 x 210 cm (22 x ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1410479 (stock #MOR5283)
The Kura
$1,700.00
A fabulous hand formed bronze vase with Uchidashi Namazu (hammer-formed catfish) breaking the surface of the water, the grinning bulbous head on one side, the tale swishing out opposite. It has a solid silver rim and gold eyes. Beneath the dark patination lies a deep golden glow. Everything about this is absolute quality. It is 8 inches (20.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition dating from the first half of the 20th century.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1960 item #1410408 (stock #MOR5282)
The Kura
$1,200.00
Like the colorful back of some sea creature white dots rise in concentric lines up to the undulating fluted rim of this exceptional glass bowl by Iwata Toshichi enclosed in the original signed and heavily padded wooden box titled Kaki, Kaichu no En (Flower Receptacle, Garden in the Sea) dating from the 1940s to 50s. The colors are so very much of that era, and yet the design is timeless. It is roughly 10 inches (25 m) diameter and in excellent condition.
Iwata Toshichi (1893-1980) is con...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1410255 (stock #MBR4463)
The Kura
$765.00
A deer image representing the Shinto god of Kasuga Shrine carrying a silver mirror representing the full moon rising over its back dating from the Eiroku period (Momoyama era, 1557-1570) enclosed in a wooden box. The image is roughly 18 x 8 x 22 cm (7 x 3 x 9 inches). There are some cracks in the shrine gate atop his back and some old repairs. The Mirror is engraved with the date Eiroku 10… (it is broken off below the character 10, placing it between 1567 and 1570) and the character Nobu (a...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1410254 (stock #MOR5281)
The Kura
$650.00
An Enso and short verse are carved into the exquisite wood grain of this round obon serving tray by Shimizu Kosho of Todaiji Temple in Nara enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The four character poem reads simply, “Seated among flowers, Drunk on the moon”. It is 15-1/2 inches (39.5 cm) diameter, 1 inch (3 cm) tall and in fine condition. The image was painted by Kosho, and carved at the Yamanaka Oshima Lacquer Studio.
Mimicking the verse on the tray an enigmatic figure inside ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1410010 (stock #ANR6996)
The Kura
Price on Request
A spectacular example of the timid yet capricious cranes among pines and crashing waterfalls prancing across the six panels of this anonymous mid-Edo period painted screen. Thick pigments on paper with applied gold flake. The screen is 370 x 172 cm (146 x 67-1/2 inches). It has been completely remounted and restored using antique silks for the border reflecting the original. Damage along the far right spine was repaired at that time (see close-up photos). For more photographs please inquire...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1410008 (stock #MOR6995)
The Kura
$2,250.00
A five-tiered box of age darkened kiri-wood filled with lacquered katana-saya sword scabbard samples for an itinerant merchant to show prospective samurai coming of age or looking to upgrade. Each tier contains ten unique samples of various techniques, variations in color, inlay, texture and style. Most are austere to suit the taste of the times, yet some are more flamboyant, for the upper echelons or playboy samurai looking to impress the girls down in the Yoshiwara with his luxurious taste. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1409747 (stock #MOR6994)
The Kura
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A very unusual pouch like basket called a chakago made from the re-purposed plates of a Samurai Armor Haidate which protected the thighs of a warrior. This is emblazoned with a gold family crest. A chakago is made for carrying the tools of the tea ceremony (Chawan, whisk, scoop, natsume, chakin etc) and can take many forms, from a simple wooden box to bamboo baskets lined with exotic cloth or decorated with maki-e lacquer designs or even Kinkara patterned leather. The basket is roughly 7 x 8 x...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1409741 (stock #L090)
The Kura
$580.00
The full moon rises, the light filtered through the needles of a soughing pine on this tranquil scene by important early 20th century artist Hayashi Bunto. It is performed with ink and pigment on silk in a superb silk mounting with bone rollers in the original signed wooden box dated 1935. The scroll is 20 x 85 inches (50 x 216 cm) and in overall fine condition, with some toning typical of age.
Hayashi Bunto (1882-1966) studied painting under Yamamoto Shunkyo, and became a preeminent Sh...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1409737 (stock #TCR6992)
The Kura
$950.00
A fabulous baluster form vase decorated with a garden scene of birds among late-summers turning foliage dating from the opening of the 20th century. The decoration is far above the average export ware vessel, with ixquisite detail and luscious graduation in the colors of the withering leaves. About the neck and base are floral dials in gold and bold colors. The Taotie beast head handles are highlighted in gold like Egyptian masks. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall. Other than some minor wear to ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1409726 (stock #TCR6991)
The Kura
$385.00
A set of four matching Tokkuri depicting courtiers among a flower strewn garden on the edge of a palace with exquisite moriage designs around the neck, shoulder and base. Gold and over-glaze enamels on white porcelain, signed on the base Kutani Ishida Sei. Each is roughly 6-1/4 inches (16 cm) tall and all are in excellent condition, dating from the last decade of the 19th or first decades of the 20th centuries (Meiji-Taisho period).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1409600 (stock #L036)
The Kura
$1,400.00
A golden moon lights up the blank of silk, a perfect orb by Nakamura Daizaburo (Daisaburo), in the original signed double wood box with Futomaki roller. Powdered gold on silk in a superb silk border with ivory rollers. The scroll is large at 22-1/2 x 88 inches (57.5 x 224 cm) and is in overall excellent condition. There is one slight impression in the silk, perhaps where the tie-chord was once accidentally rolled up when putting the scroll away. If exporting the ivory rollers will be changed...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1409179 (stock #F012)
The Kura
$950.00
The lonesome creature stares up at the full moon riding high in the autumn sky, a fabulous image by important artist Yoshimura Horyu enclosed in the original signed double wood box titled Tsuki-shita Tanuki Zu. From the kiri-box to the silk mounting to the rollers, everything about this scroll is top quality. Ink and pigment on silk in a silk border patterned with bent autumn grass mimicking that in the painting, as if an extension of hte artist brush, and featuring solid ivory rollers (these ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1409041 (stock #TCR6990)
The Kura
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An exceptionally rare 13th-14th century voluminous Tokoname Tsubo in perfect condition, a real Museum piece. It is 22-1/2 inches (57 cm) diameter, 22 inches (56 cm) tall and in exceptional condition. There are losses to the natural ash glaze typical from time and use, but no cracks or repairs. Due to size this will require special shipping consideration. Tokoname is considered to be one of the six ancient kilns (a term developed in the post-war period, now thought not all encompassing). The...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1409039 (stock #TCR4451)
The Kura
$1,500.00
Popular in Buddhist Tea Circles in the Edo period, this recovered Tokoname Fushiki pot, very roughly fired, dates from the mid to late Kamakura period (1192-1333), but was unearthed and used as a mizusashi during the Edo. A kiln mark in the shape of a fish tail, or perhaps broad leaf, (like a ginko leaf) is struck in the side, partially obscured by glaze. Old red lacquer seals a crack in the side, and a drainage hole originally in the bottom has been filled. There is an old black lacquered wo...