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 : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1387383 (stock #MOR6790)
The Kura
$1,100.00
A roundel of bamboo, the surface carved away revealing a snake crawling through the eye socket of a skull in relief, with mock knots from branches intimating wood. It has a brass insert for holding water. The piece is 13-1/2 inches (34.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1387179 (stock #MOR6789)
The Kura
sold, thank you
This appears to be an incarnation of Shindara Daisho of the 12 guardian deities (Juni Shinsho). He has glass eyes and stands on the original Daiza.. The Deity is 21 inches (53.5 cm) tall, total height with stand is 33 inches (83 cm). Later Edo period (18th-19th century). The left hand has been replaced.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1387107 (stock #MOR6788)
The Kura
$1,475.00
A fine bamboo basket by Kansai artist Morita Chikuyosai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 18-1/2 inches (47 cm) tall and in excellent condition, including the original red lacquered bamboo insert (otoshi).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1386764 (stock #L152)
The Kura
$350.00
A spontaneous ink painting by artist Akazawa Etsutaro (Akasawa Ettaro) titled Green Shadows Deep in theValley enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1957. Ink on paper in a silk border, the scroll is 56.5 x 140 cm (22 x 55 inches) and is in excellent condition. Akazawa was a painter, woodblock and textile artist active from the late Taisho to Showa periods.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1386763 (stock #F021)
The Kura
$1,700.00
A large exhibition style painting by Uehara Gekkyo depicting the tranquility of the Japanese garden, a sprightly couple suspended over the open blank of misty water. Pigment on silk in a fine patterned blue silk border with large rosewood rollers. It is 98 x 201 cm (38-1/2 x 79 inches) and in excellent condition.
Uehara Gekkyo was born in 1906 in Kanagawa Prefecture, adjacent to Tokyo, and studied under Kawasaki Kotora. He was exhibited at the Teiten (1931) National Exhibition. He resi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1386722 (stock #L151)
The Kura
$650.00
A beautifully rendered image of a thatched farmhouse by Hayashi Shigeru exhibited at the 3rd Kikuchi Juku-ten in 1928. It is performed with ink on silk mounted in pale green cloth with bone rollers. The scroll measures 73.5 x 151 cm (29 x 59-1/2 inches) and is in great condition, enclosed in a period wood box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1386697 (stock #F040)
The Kura
sold, thank you
An egret crouches among the dried Lotus of early autumn in this exquisite work by Higashihara Hosen enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Pigment on silk in a fine blue brocade border extended with beige and ending in faux ivory (celluloid) rollers. The scroll is 26 x 54 inches (66 x 137 cm) and in excellent condition.
Higashihara Hosen (1886-1972) was born in Okayama Prefecture and came to Kyoto where he apprenticed under Takeuchi Seiho. His works were exhibited at the Bunten/Tei...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1385620 (stock #F011)
The Kura
Price on Request
An Exhibition-hall size scroll by Yamamoto Taiji depicting two languorous carp (on massive scale) floating in a neautral sea of gray shadows. Pigment on silk in a fine silk border, the scroll is 63 x 89 inches (160 x 225 cm) and is in overall fine condition. Yamamoto Taiji (1908-1987) was born in Fukui prefecture, and lived and worked in Kobe. He studied under Kitano Tsunetomi as well as Kobayashi Kokei and displayed often at the Bijutsu Inten National Exhibition, judging by size and boldne...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1385460 (stock #SAR6787)
The Kura
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An austere and all matching kuro-nuri (black lacquered) Kon Odoshi (Blue laced) Hotoke do Gusoku decorated solely with the crest of the Yagyu clan in gold. The helmet is a smooth Zunari type with a simple wide flange mask, and a matching smooth chestplate. Suspended from all are Kiritsuke Kozane Shikoro, Nodokake, Sode and Kusazuri, Decorating the bottom lame of the Kusazuri and Sode is a single tied hat. On the chest a stack of three of the same design. This is the crest of the Yagyu clan,...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1384478 (stock #L069)
The Kura
$995.00
Applied gold creates the brilliant sunlit sky between the ragged cliffs of Kamishima Island on this superb mid-century (post-war) scroll by Kuramitsu Hiroshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box with a Futo-Maki roller titled Kamishima Fukei. Heavy Pigment and applied gold on paper dating circa 1960. The scroll is 66 x 134 cm (26 x 53 inches) and is in fine condition. Kamishima is an Island guarding the entrance to the Ise Bay, home to the Japanese Gods. In fact the Islands name means I...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1384469 (stock #J049)
The Kura
$550.00
A child stairs in astonishment at the freshly hung glass wind chime as it rings out a pure, crisp sound, the sound of summer. Pigment on silk it has been fully remounted with blue cloth border and hardwood rollers. One stubborn stain remains in the upper right corner. The scroll is 21 x 72-1/2 inches (52 x 184 cm). Ishiwata Fuko (1891-1961) learned to paint under Kawai Gyokudo, rising to be an important 20th century Tokyo Artist.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1384340 (stock #MOR6786)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A huge carved wooden tray in the shape of a lotus leaf surmounted by a frog and hidden crab. The edges of the leaf wriggle and squirm as they curl up, slowly drying up in the late summer sun. Exquisitely preformed, it is 24-1/2 x 17 inches (62 x 43 cm) and is in excellent condition. The engraved signature on the base reads Shigeo. The carving technique beneath is the same technique he uses for making the fur on the ubiquitous bear carvings so popular in Hokaido. The lotus leaf shape is, how...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1960 item #1383963 (stock #MOR6784)
The Kura
$1,200.00
Bands of color and shattered gold leaf swirl around the fluted form of this large bowl by Iwata Toshichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled “Flower”. It is 13 inches (33 cm) diameter, 7 inches (17.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. A strikingly similar piece sold in Christies Nov. 2011 for 2250 GBP.
Iwata Toshichi (1893-1980) is considered to be the founding father of Modern glass making in Japan. He graduated the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, metal-craft department,...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #1383906 (stock #MOR6783)
The Kura
$650.00
Opaque white glass with raised yellow palm leaves on a milk white glass base dating from the 1920s or 1930s reflecting quite strongly the Art-deco themes of the time. Made in Japan, it is 12 inches (31 cm diameter, 4-1/2 inches (12 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1970 item #1383845 (stock #MOR6782)
The Kura
$650.00
Sale Pending
An early hand-blown gold impregnated vase of bubble glass by Iwata Itoko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Aki-uta (Autumn Poem). The imagery in black is like a sumi-e ink painting. It is 10 inches (25.5 cm) tall, dated Showa 40 (1965) on bottom and in excellent condition. A vase of similar composition is held in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York.
Iwata Itoko (1922–2008) lived in London from age 4-7 and began her artistic career as an oil painte...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1970 item #1383844 (stock #MOR6781)
The Kura
$1,250.00
Large Air bubbles blossom in the thick crystal of this large footed cake dish by Kagami Kozo enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the 1950s-1960s. Beneath cling large globules of crystal, mimicking the bubbles within. It is 15-1/2 inches (39 cm) diameter, 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Kagami Kozo (1896-1985) was born in Gifu, central Japan, and graduated the Tokyo School of Art Design Department. He entered the Southern Manchuria Rail Road Resear...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1950 item #1383406 (stock #MOR6780)
The Kura
$750.00
Iron and copper create the green on the top surface of this plate by Iwata Toshichi made for the Shobido studio sometime in the 1940s, the style loosely based on the image of glass held in the collection of the Shosoin Imperial Repository. Layers of colored glass with holes ground down revealing the craft. It is 13-1/2 inches (34 cm) diameter, 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Iwata Toshichi (1893-1980) is considered to be the founding father of Modern glass making in J...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1383373 (stock #F061)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A floral spray suggests the cool shadows inhabited by this lithe creature by Sakaguchi Isso enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is a fine painting, pigment on silk in a silk border with ivory rollers. The scroll measures 26 x 58 inches (66 x 147 cm) and is in fine condition.
Sakaguchi Isso (Seijiro) was born in The Minato-ku district of Osaka in 1902. At the age of 16 he spent one year in Kyoto at the Taiheiyo Gakkai Kenkyusho (Pacific Arts Research Center). Two years later h...