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.
In accordance with the requests of local authorities our Kyoto gallery will be closed to visitors from April 14th until further notice.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1427132 (stock #TCR7896)
The Kura
$500.00
Sale Pending
Young pines burst with energy up the sides of this quintessential Kyo-yaki bowl by Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Wakamatsu-e Kashiki (Sweets Dish decorated with Young Pine). It is 7 inches (17.5 cm) diameter3-1/2 inches (9 cm) to the rim and in excellent condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began his artistic career studying painting in the Shijo manner under Koizumi Togaku before moving to the plastic arts under a number of teachers, including Takahashi Doha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1427131 (stock #TCR7895)
The Kura
$750.00
A small E-gohon Chawan Tea Bowl Decorated with a peach and brief verse about the rim by Seifu Yohei III stamped on the base and enclosed in a box annotated by the fourth generation. Overtime coloring has infused the fine mesh of crackling in the glaze inside. The bowl is 4-1/4 inches (11 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
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 re...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1426928 (stock #TCR7893)
The Kura
$2,400.00
A pile of shish lions growl in play as they stack upon one another, their bodies draped in glassy crackled plum colored glaze dating from the 19th century. Very unusual, they are 10 inches (25.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. The lowermost creature looks startled, teeth bare as it turns to see a large fellow grinning from above, while looking from up top a pup cocks his head churlishly to the side. There is one tiny nick in the glaze on one ear (see circled ear in the last photograph). S...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1426926 (stock #TCR7894)
The Kura
$650.00
Sale Pending
Iron laced with tinges of blue decorates the rim, flowing into the bowl of these five abalone shaped dishes from 19th century Takatori in central Kyushu enclosed in a beautiful age darkened kiri-wood box titled Awabi Mukozuke Go Kyaku Takatori Yaki (Five Abalone Shaped Dishes from Takatori). Each is roughly 9.5 x 12.5 cm (4 x 5 inches) and each bears the “Taka” stamp beneath. No post-firing damage. One has a pre-firing chip in the rim, another a firing flaw visible in the bottom, it does...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1426887 (stock #TCR7892)
The Kura
$550.00
Sale Pending
A collection of six unique antique sake cups from various regions in Japan, each enclosed in an old wooden box.
1. A rice bale shaped Kosobe yaki bowl in thin bluish-white glaze stamped on the base, probably second or third generation (see below).
2. A Soma Yaki small bowl of pinched form with speckled green glaze from Fukushima. Soma Yaki has a four-hundred-year history.
3. A very rare Etchu Kosugi Yaki wangata cup in smooth blue green glaze with a hint of yellow at the ri...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1426886 (stock #TCR7891)
The Kura
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Wild chrysanthemum rise along a brief poem on the cream-colored sides of these Tokkuri by Seifu Yohei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seizan Sakabin. They are 15 cm (just under six inches) tall and in excellent condition. There is a pre-firing imperfection in the rim of one of the Tokkuri.
Seifu Yohei I (1803-1861) founded the Seifu dynasty in Kyoto. He was born in powerful Kaga-kuni, modern day Kanazawa prefecture. After apprenticing with the second generation Dohac...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1426885 (stock #TCR7890)
The Kura
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A set of delicately dimpled Tokkuri in simple, Hagi earth tones by the father of Hagi Revival Sakakura Shinbei XII enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Hagi is known for this simple, crackled glaze into which color infuses with use. In fact it is said a piece of Hagi is not complete until this process has occurred over the many years, creating that special feeling particular to Hagi. They are 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Sakakura Shinbei XII (1881-1960) ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1426876 (stock #TCR7889)
The Kura
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Pair of Tokkuri by Kiyomizu Rokubei III enclosed in an old period kiri-wood collectors’ box. Properly titled I suppose these would be Tetsu-kaburi Iro-e Gohon Tokkuri (Sake flasks of Gohon style with colorful overglaze decoration wearing iron from the top). 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall. There are very high-quality repairs in gold to the rims.
Kiyomizu Rokubei III (1820-1883) was born the second son of the second generation Rokubei, real name Kuritaro. He studied pottery under his fat...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1426875 (stock #TCR7888)
The Kura
$3,500.00
Sale Pending
Gold reflects the shimmering light on the feathers of the Kawasemi (Kingfisher) perched attentive on a branch over the raw earth of this flower vessel by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan II enclosed in the original signed wood box titled: Suhada Iro-e Medake ni Kawasemi Chokoku Kabin (Vase of un-glazed clay with Kingfisher on Bamboo). Interestingly he has chosen two separate characters, both of which can be read Kawasemi, but combined are the word for Jade, making a play on words and imagery in the titl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1426744 (stock #MOR7886)
The Kura
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An amazing bamboo Sago tea scoop engraved with a ghost floating among autumn grasses with a bedraggled lantern, mostly bones carved deeply into the hard surface signed Tokoku. The billowing of the tattered robes, the deep hollow bones of the torn lantern, the veins and musculature on the emaciated limbs, the autumn grasses, the bulging eyes and straggly unkempt hair…incredible detail on bamboo, a notoriously difficult carving surface. It is 20 x 5,5 cm (8 x 2 inches) and is in excellent con...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1426743 (stock #ANR7884)
A stream meanders through verdant hills populated by tiled roofs rising above the brilliant foliage on this small two panel screen dating from the early Showa period (1925-1930s) signed Makoto. Pigment on silk in the original silk border with a wooden frame. It is 142 x 158.5 cm tall (56 x 62-1/2 inches). Possibly the work of Iwate artist Endo Makoto (b. 1891). Like a lot of artists working outside the main urban centers, little remains known of his life.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1426671 (stock #MOR7883)
The Kura
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The Sakamoto family sculpted in wood by Ichikawa Tetsuro dating from the post war era. On back is incised: Sakamoto Fujin Zo Showa 30 11th month (The Sakamoto’s, November 1955) respectfully carved by Tetsuro. Each is roughly 32 x 23 x 35 cm tall (12 x 9 x 14 inches) and both are in excellent condition.
Ichikawa Tetsuro (1901-1987) was born in Tokyo, he entered the Tokyo School of Art (Tokyo Bijutsu Gakko, modern University of Art) at age 15 and studied under Okuda Hosei and sculpture ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1426646 (stock #ANR7882)
A massive two panel screen, definitely made for exhibition (as this would not fit a Japanese house) dating circa 1960 by Takeuchi Mimei featuring a family of deer whiling away a warm spring afternoon in the shade of wisteria draped trees festooned with fresh green leaves while a fawn ventures down to the stream for a drink in the foreground. The scene is performed with thick textured pigment on paper, a feature of art from this era. It is 74 inches (188 cm) high, 102 inches (259 cm) wide and is...
All Items : Artists : Mixed Media : Contemporary item #1426510 (stock #MOR7880)
The Kura
$2,550.00
Nagakura Kenichi's artwork is imbued with a primal energy and balance executed with a keen understanding of composition. Each piece combines classic Japanese bamboo basketry techniques with a contemporary artist's sensibility. He steps outside traditional limitations of form, function and material, challenging our concept of customary bamboo. The transition from container to sculpture is further explored in this piece, with expressive curves and a lack of any definable shape. This earth encrus...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1426422 (stock #TCR7879)
The Kura
$2,800.00
Sale Pending
Gold gleams on the edges of the sasa bamboo leaves decorating this Ninsei style vessel by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan II enclosed in the original signed wood box titled: Kenzan Utsushi Zen-Sasa-no-e Kabin (Kenzan style Vase decorated with Wild Bamboo Leaves). It is 23 cm (9 inches) diameter, 21.5 cm (8-1/2 inches) 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 ten...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1700 item #1426231 (stock #MOR7878)
The Kura
$7,000.00
A large open shallow bucket shape with elaborate handle called an Oke (Pronounced okay) covered in black and red lacquer in the style known as Negoro dating from the Muromachi period (14th-15th century). A nearly identical Saioke dated 1307 with red lacquered interior is held by the ministry of cultural affairs (Bunkacho) which states it was used for carrying vegetables in a Buddhist Temple. It is 33 cm (13 inches) diameter, 28 cm (11 inches) tall. Of course there are a number of old repairs,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1426230 (stock #MOR7877)
The Kura
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Maki-e of waves and flying birds adorns the hull of this incredible Lacquered food service set consisting of 11 trays, boxes and lids, each piece a part of the meal. Outside it is covered in glossy black with gold touches and flowering vines, while the inner chambers are all festive red. It is roughly 55 cm (21-1/2 inches) long and in overall excellent condition. An incredible work of craftsmanship, sure to start a conversation.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1425694 (stock #TCR7875)
The Kura
$1,150.00
Here the Daruma sits in meditation, his robes seeming storm blown, the hood over his head blowing out in tatters. This is a very unusual version of this scholar art. It is 4 x 4 x 5 inches (10 x 11 x 12.5 cm) and is in excellent condition. Ishigami are literati objects prized by Bunjin scholars also called Ishikui (eating Stone) or Ishidake (holding stone).
The Daruma (officially Bodhidharma) was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited as the...