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 1800 item #1400074 (stock #F081)
The Kura
$1,100.00
An Edo period image of plums blossoming on thick branches by Kitayama Kangan. Ink on paper in a patterned cloth mounting with beige piping in the Mincho style so popular int eh 19th century and featuring bone rollers. It is 21-1/2 x 78-1/2 inches (55 x 199 cm). Some minor loss to the piping at the top of the scroll, otherwise in surprisingly good condition.
Kitayama Kangan (Ba Moki, 1767-1801) was the grandson of a Chinese émigré. He studied painting under his father Ba Doryo (Also us...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1400030 (stock #TCR4798)
The Kura
$850.00
Heavily textured ash clings to the raw clay surface of this excavated Japanese bowl. A kiln flaw, it was likely discarded, only to be re-discovered some centuries later. One side has been re-attached, and two kiln flaws filled. Although possibly late Heian, it is certainly no later than the early Kamakura, and we are dating it thus (11th - early 13th century). 11-1/2 x 12-1/2 x 4 inches (29 x 32 x 10 cm) and comes in a fine modern kiri-wood box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1400029 (stock #AOR6920)
The Kura
$850.00
Sale Pending
Two mid-Edo period (18th century) handscrolls depicting food preparation for weddings and ceremonial occasions. The first is the Shijo School Shiki-zen no zu, or images of food placement on trays for wedding banquets dated Anei 3 (1774). The second is the Ookusa Ryu Shiki-zen no Zu, also images of food placement on trays for wedding dinners according to the Ookusa school. Each scroll bears a collection stamp at the beginning which appears to read J Wightnan. These were sold by Dawsons Book S...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1399961 (stock #TCR6919)
The Kura
$350.00
A very unusual vase shaped like a cocoon but with a gear like rim dating from the Edo period covered in a flambé-style flash of color. In back is a vine loop from which it can be hung. It is 20 cm (8 inches) long, 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) diameter and in overall good condition, with an old chip in the rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1399919 (stock #TCR6918)
The Kura
$250.00
A large Kutsuki kiln imperfection clings to the rim of this Seto yamachawan (Yamajawan) which can serve as a nice incense burner. Production of Yama chawan began with the dissemination of wealth to military families and landowners at the end of the Heian period, and lasted through the early Muromachi era, reaching its peak in the Kamakura and Nanbokucho periods (1185-1392) from which this bowl hails. It is 6 x 2 inches (15 x 5 m).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1399876 (stock #L032)
The Kura
sold, thank you
An unusual oval mounted Nanga landscape complimenting a pair of screens also being offered by Osaka artist Watanabe Kasen dated to autumn 1942. Misty mountains and rugged trees invite us to join the sage viewing the lake on this mythical shoreline under a poem extolling the the quality of light in autumn. The scroll is 47.5 x 194 cm (19 x 76-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
An album of 12 pictures by the artist was recently featured in the exhibition Kijima Okoku (part II) at ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1399875 (stock #ANR6917)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A set of incredibly detailed Nanga landscape screens complimenting a scroll also being offered by Osaka artist Watanabe Kasen and dated 1938. A complex landscape populated by a wandering sage in pigment on silk. The screens are 184 x 172.5 cm (72-1/2 x 68 inches) and are in excellent condition.
An album of 12 pictures by the artist was recently featured in the exhibition Kijima Okoku (part II) at the Sen-oku Museum in Tokyo (running through May 6 2018) as part of the Sumiyoshi Collectio...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1399823 (stock #MOR6916)
The Kura
$495.00
Sale Pending
A double gourd shaped Sake kettle of what appears to be cast pewter with a tin-plated copper base and featuring a brass handle and lid dating from the Meiji period enclosed in an age darkened wooden box. There is a cast mark along the base by the maker (illegible). The raised arabesques on the outside are a very unusual feature, and close inspection reveals the file marks and irregularities of the artisans hands. The kettle is 16 cm (6 inches) tall and in fine condition. Quite a lovely piece...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1399821 (stock #L134)
The Kura
sold, thank you
The moon rises in the rich blue sky beyond a willow draped in freshly opening leaves on this scroll by important 20th century painter Hayashi Bunto enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yu-dzuki(Evening Moon). Pigment on silk, it is 25-1/2 x 54-1/4 inches(65 x 137.5 cm). The painting is in fine condition, with some minor foxing in the border concentrated along the roller bar (see photos).
Hayashi Bunto (1882-1966) was born in Kyoto. He studied under Maekawa Bunrei (1837-19...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1399619 (stock #L001)
The Kura
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A Taisho Era work by revered artist Ono Chikkyo (1889-1979) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seirei (Cooling). The boatman poles the craft out among the pink and white blossoms, attracting curious geese as the guest takes a moment to relax over the cool fresh waters. All about the verdant blue green of fresh green leaves. Pigment on silk in a superb kinrande silk mounting with ivory rollers (they will be replaced for export). It is 16 x 79 inches (41 x 200 cm) and in excellen...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1399615 (stock #MOR6915)
The Kura
$480.00
The rabbit has come out of its hole to soak in the spring sunshine, lulled into slumber by the warm rays, a bronze figure dating from the mid twentieth century enclosed in the original stamped wooden box. With relative simplicity the artist has conveyed both the softness of the rabbit and the pliancy of its languid form. It is roughly 29 cm (11-1/2 inches) long and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1399533 (stock #TCR6914)
The Kura
$950.00
A Superb example of the Echizen style from the First half of the Edo period (likely later 17th to early 18th century) covered in flowing rivers of green glaze and deep charring. It is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall, 10 inches (25 cm) diameter and in fine condition but for a glaze chp to the inside of the rim.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1399366 (stock #F072)
The Kura
$700.00
The full moon illuminates clustered cherry blossoms on this exquisite painting signed by Shimada Sokyu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shunsho. The title calls to mind the expression Shunsho Ikkoku Atai Senkin (A spring evening is worth more than a thousand gold pieces). The signature line reads At the hermitage of the enlightened heart, beneath the south window Oite Toshinso Minami Mado no Shita) and signed Sokyushi Jidai (Painted by Sokyushi) Minami Mado no Shita is a ph...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1399261 (stock #TCR6911)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A museum quality Ko-Bizen Wave Tsubo dating from the Muromachi period (15th-16th centuries) certified by the Okayama Ken Bizen Yaki Toyu-Kai. About the shoulder are two rows of waves, typical of the era, and a large kama-jirushi kiln signature like a pennant is cut into the side. It is 32 cm (13 inches) tall and in excellent condition. This is a superlative example.
Bizen is one of the Rokkoyo or six ancient kilns of Japan. It is considered by many to be the quintessential Japanese pot...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1399173 (stock #MOR6910)
The Kura
$370.00
A lovely small Ichirin-sashi (One Flower Vase) of mottled bronze with a shiny snail carrying his home up the side. It is 7-1/4 inches (18.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition, signed on the base and enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1399171 (stock #TCR6909)
The Kura
$350.00
A set of five memezara small plates impressed with a design and covered in burnt orange and green glaze akin to Izumo Yaki (specifically Fujina-yaki) dating from the Bunka era (1804-1818). One is signed Sochu-sei and dated, the date appears to correspond with 1814. Each is 4-1/4 inches (11 cm) diameter and all are in fine condition, enclosed in a heavy modern kiri-wood box. There is one firing crack, and there is wear to the raised design from stacking.
Fushina-yaki (also Fujina) was t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1399111 (stock #TCR6908)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A lovely hand formed bowl in the shape of an inverted mushroom with brush strokes (Kushi-me) defining the gills and the bulbous stipe laying like a handle to one side. A speckled yellow glaze (typical of Maiko) covers the sandy clay, with a drape of green and white seeping like milk from one side. It is roughly 21 cm (8 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, stamped on the base Mahiko (In traditional writing the character for Hi is interchangeable with the character for I as is Fu and U)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1399035 (stock #MOR6907)
The Kura
$750.00
An elegant form by Katori Masahiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Kabin (Flower Vase). It is 9 inches (23 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Katori Masahiko (1899-1988) was born into the family of prominent Bronze Artist Katori Hozuma in Chiba. He was internationally awarded at the Paris Exposition in 1925, the year he graduated The Tokyo University of Fine Arts (a student of Tsuda Shinobu). Heavily involved with the Teiten/Nitten National Art Exhibition, foll...