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 : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1389949 (stock #TCR6805)
The Kura
$650.00
Sale Pending
A small covered bowl in typical Oribe glaze within, outside lacquered black and decorated with geese flying over reeds in gold maki-e made in the Nagoya region in the style known as Toyoraku (or Horaku-yaki). Meiji period, it is 5 inches (13 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
The Toyoraku tradition began in the mid 1700s, however it was the fourth generation head of the household (Toyosuke IV 1813~1858) who moved the kiln to Kamimaezu in Nagoya and began applying lacquer and Maki-e...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1389885 (stock #TCR6806)
The Kura
$600.00
Sale Pending
A very chic Toyoraku Kashiki in the shape of a footed stacking box, the exterior covered in black lacquer with maki-e design, the interior in crackeld Oribe-style ceramic. It is 7-1/2 x 7-1/2 c 6 inches (19 x 19 x 15cm) and is in excellent condition, enclosed in a quality front-opening kiri-wood presentation box dating from the middle Meiji period.
The Toyoraku tradition (also known by the alternate reading Ho-raku) began in the mid 1700s, however it was the fourth generation head of...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1389526 (stock #MOR5258)
The Kura
$495.00
A carved wooden box with removable lid revealing a container for matches and tobacco slotted in the side to carry a Kiseru pipe. Exquisitely crafted by a man who both understood design and wood grains, it is likely from the arts and crafts era. It is 5-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 5 inches (14 x 9 x 13 cm) and is in overall fine condition, with wear to the base attesting to age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1389337 (stock #MOR6821)
The Kura
$500.00
Gold birds are damascened onto the base of this pair of superb quality Sahari-do candlesticks dating from the 19th century enclosed in the original age darkened kiri-wood storage boxes. Sahari-do is a prized silver-bronze alloy. Each breaks down into several components for ease of storage. They are 17 inches (43 cm) tall to the spike, and come with adapters for smaller candles which can ride on the spikes.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1389237 (stock #MOR6819)
The Kura
$980.00
A contemporary bronze vase by Hasuda Shugoro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The artist has relied on form alone, with no decoration in the patination, an austere stone grey color created by the mixture of metals. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Hasuda Shugoro (1915-2010) was born in Kanazawa City. After graduating the Ishikawa Prefectural Industrial School he moved to the Tokyo School of Art. Much lauded his first award was at the 5th Nitten in 1949...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1389161 (stock #MOR6817)
The Kura
$750.00
A stunning lacquer-work vase built up over a wooden core to intimate bamboo. Indeed, what appears to be strips of bamboo here is not bamboo at all, it is entirely done with lacquer. A superb example of the Japanese aesthetic of the understated; an extremely high level of skill and craftsmanship to make something which appears so humble. I believe this embodies one of the key points which makes Japanese art so fascinating. It is 11.5 x 11.5 x 28 cm (4-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 11 inches) and is in overal...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1389030 (stock #MOR6815)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A fully articulated bronze crab signed on the belly and dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. The squat muscular creature takes a stance of readiness, claws up. It is 8 inches (20 cm) wide, and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1388988 (stock #TCR6814)
The Kura
sold, thank you
An exquisite vase decorated with crashing waves and plovers in blue by Seifu Yohei dating from the Taisho era. It is 12 inches (31 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Quite large for a work by Seifu, it is marked on the base with an incised signature. Either the work of the third or fourth generation, according to the definitive book "Kyoto Ceramist Seifu Yohei III", pieces from this era with this signature are impossible to differentiate between the two generations, as they worked side by s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1388973 (stock #MOR6813)
The Kura
$230.00
A floral motiff decorates the pure kiri-wood surface of this lovely Kogo incense container held in a fine period wood box. It is 4.5 x 4.5 x 1 inches (12 x 12 x 2.5 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1388971 (stock #MOR4726)
The Kura
$2,500.00
Magnolia flowers blossom on the front and sides of this twin-doored wooden cabinet lacquered in red and signed on the side in a square cartouche by Izumi Atsuhiko likely dating from the early 1950s when this style of depicting figures in amoebic windows was popular. The handles on the two doors are metal inlayed with mother of pearl. Behind the doors the cabinet is divided into two compartments inside, one just about the right size for LPs, the other with a small shelf. It is constructed of a...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1388914 (stock #TCR6812)
An exhibited terracotta sculpture by Ito Tadayoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shojo (young girl). It is 40 cm (15-1/2 inches) tall. There is an original firing flow in the neck filled by the artist and visible in the catalog “Chokoku-ka Ito Tadayoshi” published 1992. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Ito Tadayoshi was born in Yokaichi, Mie prefecture, in 1919. At the age of 11 his mother passed away and he came of age during the di...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1388875 (stock #TCR6811)
A large ceramic sculpture by Ito Tadayoshi titled Parisian enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from 1971. Both coquettish and naïve, it is 46 cm (18 inches) tall, 29 x 16 cm (11-1/2 x 6-1/4) across the base. This is visible in the book “Chokoku-ka Ito Tadayoshi” published 1992 (a copy of the book is included). Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Ito Tadayoshi was born in Yokaichi, Mie prefecture, in 1919. At the age of 11 his mother passed a...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1388757 (stock #TCR6810)
Ito Tadayoshi Published Ceramic Sculpture, 1971, London no Onna Antique, mid-century, japanese, art TCR6810 sata A large ceramic sculpture by Ito Tadayoshi titled London no Onna (Woman from London). The naïve young figure sits in deep contemplation on a square plinth, head cocked to one side, lost in her own thoughts. The figure is 54 cm (21-1/4 inches) tall, 15.5 x 19 cm (6-1/4 x 7-1/2) across the base. This is visible in the book “Chokoku-ka Ito Tadayoshi” published 1992. Due to s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1388756 (stock #TCR6809)
An early exhibited plaster sculpture by Ito Tadayoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply “nude”. It is 44 cm (17-1/2 inches) tall and in fine condition. This is visible in the book “Chokoku-ka Ito Tadayoshi” published 1992. The original Sogo Department Store tag is enclosed.
Ito Tadayoshi was born in Yokaichi, Mie prefecture, in 1919. At the age of 11 his mother passed away and he came of age during the difficulties of the second world war. In 1946 he ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388613 (stock #MOR6808)
The Kura
$3,500.00
A Sabiji-nuri Kon So Odoshi Kabuto and matching Reisei-ho full samurai armor helmet and mask, lacquer over metal, featuring an unusual wide nodokake throat guard. The helmet is 22 plates with a wide Tehen kanamomo and open flange shikoro with large fukigaeshi. There are chips in the tip of the nose and in the right ear (see close-up photos). Lacquer repair can be arranged if desired.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1388459 (stock #AOR4919)
The Kura
$220.00
An abstracted look at autumn in these persimmons scattered upon a white surface by Kusumoto Toshiharu (1910-1950) dating between the late 30s and the time of his death in 1950. Oil on canvas, 22 x 27 cm (8-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches) and in fine condition. Work by this artist is held in the Wakayama Prefectural Museum of Modern Art.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1388345 (stock #AOR4965)
The Kura
$450.00
An abstract image, oil on wood, by Tanaka Saichiro (1900-1967) enclosed in a fine wooden frame. The frame is dark wood carved with a linen border behind glass. The painting is 9 x 6-1/2 inches (23 x 16 cm) and is in fine condition.
Born in Kyoto, Tanaka was originally trained in Nihonga Japanese style painting under Kunii Oyo and Abe Shunpo. He then studied under the great Irie Hakko at the Kyoto Municipal School of Painting, graduating in 1925. He immediately moved to Tokyo, and bega...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1388344 (stock #MOR4787)
The Kura
$900.00
A hilarious expression adorns the face of this image of the Daruma, his red robes forming the body of the tray and his fly whisk the upper edge, made by Shobundo and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Daruma Cha-bon (Tea Tray). On the base is a seal from Yamaguchi Shobundo (Masataro), A Meiji to early Showa era Studio in Takamatsu City on the Island of Shikoku. It also contains the original card from the gallery with a four digit phone number. The tray is in very good conditio...