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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1380401 (stock #L084)
The Kura
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Ink on paper in silk border with bone rollers enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The scroll is 18 x 81 inches (46 x 206 cm) and is in overall fine condition with light foxing.
Mizuta Chikuho (1884 - 1958) was an important Osaka born painter of the nanga school trained under Himejima Chikugai. Along with Tajika Chikuson and Yamada Kaido helped to establish the Nihon Nanga-in. He exhibited there as well as the Teiten/Bunten National Exhibitions where he would also serve as a jud...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1380302 (stock #Z020)
The Kura
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Perfect for the Spring season, a torrent of water by the arm-less Nun Oishi Junkyo enclosed in a signed wooden box. Ink on paper with light color accents, in a silk border with dark wood rollers. It is 22-1/2 x 54 inches (57.5 x 137 cm) and in fine condition.
Junkyo’s life is a triumph over tragedy. Born into a low family, she was sent to a tea house where she became an apprentice Geisha. In a famous incident, the Tea House owner in a drunken rage murdered 5 of the Geisha, and cut off ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1380242 (stock #L008)
The Kura
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A bucolic scene of a farmer carrying away water from a spring, pigment on silk in a blue patterned silk border extended with beige and featuring wooden rollers. It is 64.5 x 140 cm (24-1/2 x 55 inches) and in fine condition, enclosed in a wooden box. This is part of a large collection of paintings from a Kyoto house close to literati circles in the Meiji to early Showa eras.
Yokoyama Shunkei (1900-1979) was a Nanga artist from Gifu studied under Tanabe Chikuson, and this painting certain...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1380217 (stock #Z005)
The Kura
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Gold on paper enclosed in a silk border suitable to the tea room or temple. 23 x 47 inches (58.5 x 118 cm) in overall fine condition. Oishi Junkyo’s life is a triumph over tragedy. Born into a low family, she was sent to a tea house where she became an apprentice Geisha. In a famous incident, the Tea House owner in a drunken rage murdered 5 of the Geisha, and cut off both of Junkyo’s arms. She survived. Becoming then a teller of stories and singer, she one day saw a bird feeding her yo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380208 (stock #Z050)
The Kura
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Bright moon, Ink on paper in a paper frame with bamboo rollers in an old wood box annotated as belonging to the Asai family. It is 16 x 80 inches (41 x 203 cm). Moisture has loosened the mounting. Remounting can be arranged if desired.
Yamamoto Gempo (1866-1961) was born to a poor family in Wakayama at the end of the Edo period, he was left to die of exposure as a baby, but was found by a stranger and adopted into the childless Okamoto family. This was an auspicious start to a violent a...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1380068 (stock #TCR6753)
The Kura
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A complex landscape wraps around and climbs up this exquisite porcelain vase by Daimaru Hokuho dating from the early to mid 20th century. It is 13 inches (33 cm) tall and in excellent condition. There is no box.
Hokuho would have been rated in the top 10 porcelain artist of Kyoto, along with Suwa Sozan, Ito Suiko, Ito Tozan, Miyanaga Tozan, Takahashi Dohachi, Seifu Yohei, Kiyomizu Rokubei, Miura Chikusen and Kiyomizu Zoroku, all artists active from the Meiji through the early Showa eras...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1379254 (stock #ALR6748)
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Autumn colors by Goto Shiro in thick pigment on silk in a superb patterned-silk frame with solid ivory rollers. It comes in the original signed wooden box with a Futo-maki rolling bar titled Yudonoyama Banshu (Late Autumn at Mt. Yudono). This is representational of Nihonga in the 1950s, a time when artists were seeking a new direction, breaking with the past and expanding the limits of the medium. It is 25-1/2 x 86 inches (65 x 218 cm) and in fine condition. Goto Shiro (1924-1992) was born...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1379219 (stock #TCR4816)
The Kura
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A very unusual shallow basin from the Sendai area kilns of Tsutsumi covered in a thick olive glaze shouldered with freckled white. Six rods supported the piece in the kiln, and they are still visible within along with a large kutsuki of brick red clay. It is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) deep and in fine condition. More common Tsutsumi bowls are either deeper, by a couple of inches, or more shallow in the traditional Ishi-zara style. This piece dates from the early 2...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1379218 (stock #TCR6746)
The Kura
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Ame-yu graces the rough textured clay of this large Mingei platter from Aizu in the Northern reaches of Japan on the border between Fukushima and Yamagata. Often mistakenly identified as Tamba due to the similarity in the coloring of this particular glaze, the underlying granular white clay gives it away. About the rim is a ring of fire-colored tendrils trapped in a groove, an interesting added feature. It is 31.5 cm (12-1/2 inches) diameter and dates from the later 19th century. There are som...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1378528 (stock #TCR6742)
The Kura
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3 unique Okimono of Oshidori (mandarin ducks) in various positions, early works by Kiyomizu Rokubei VI. They are (standing and sleeping) 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) long, (sleeping and sleeping) 8 inches (20 cm) long, (single) 6 inches (15.5 cm) long. All are in fine condition. These come from the Kiyomizu Family Estate. There is no box. The Kiyomizu family potters managed one of the most productive workshops in Kyoto’s Gojozaka district throughout the second half of the Edo period. From the M...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1378527 (stock #TCR6741)
The Kura
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Vivid florals patterns decorate and pierce the surface of this exquisite bowl by Kiyomizu Rokubei VI. It is 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, enclosed in a modern wooden box.
The Kiyomizu family potters managed one of the most productive workshops in Kyoto’s Gojozaka district throughout the second half of the Edo period. From the Meiji they began producing tableware for export and special pieces for government-sponsored exhibitions under Rokubei IV. Rokubei V led ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1378503 (stock #TCR6740)
The Kura
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5 Chawan Tea Bowls for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony made by Kiyomizu Rokubei V and VI and decorated by various artists.
Millet colored bowl by Rokubei V with a Tetsu-e verse by his friend and painting teacher Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942).
Pale color bowl by Rokkubei V and Priest Seki Seisetsu (1877-1945)
Raku bowl by Rokubei V emblazoned with the characters Ji-Etsu (translatable as Self-determination or for ones own pleasure) dated S. 26 (1951).
Snow by Rokubei VI
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1378232 (stock #TCR6738)
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Young pines, a symbol of celebration, strength, fertility and longevity, decorate this large baluster form vessel by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV. It is 12 inches (31 cm) tall. There is a slight firing flaw in the rim. This is from the Kiyomizu Family Estate. There is no box.
Kiyomizu Rokubei IV (1848-1920) was born the first son of Rokubei III and headed the family kiln from 1883-1913.He studied painting in the Shijo manner under Shiiokawa Bunrin and had a brotherly relationship with his fell...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1377795 (stock #MOR6735)
The Kura
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An antique book bound in green kinrande silk decorated with the Tokugawa family crest (of the Shogun) woodblock printed with scripture wrapped in a hand painted silk cloth enclosed in a black lacquered wooden box decorated with the Tokugawa Crest and the Jodo-shu Symbol of Chion-in. The book is wrapped in a cloth hand painted with a prayer from Meiji 22 (1889). The box is lined with genuine gold gilding. It is enclosed in a rough outer wooden box annotated as having been gifted from Shinju-in ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1377726 (stock #MOR6734)
The Kura
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Polychrome lotus petals drift over the gilded and lacquered surface of this large prayer table dating from the 19th century enclosed in a period wooden storage box. It is 42 x 30 x 22.5 cm (16-1/2 c 12 x 9 inches) and is in excellent condition. .
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1377718 (stock #TCR6733)
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A trumpeting form decorated with bamboo adorned with a single cicada by Matsumoto Sahei (Sabin) enclosed in a wooden box annotated by the current head of the family Matsumoto Sakio. It is 31 cm (12 inches ) tall and in excellent condition.
Matsumoto Sahei (1851-1918) was born into the family of Matsuya Kikusaburo, a first generation Kutani porcelain artist. He studied under both his father and Tokuda Kansho, mastering Aka-e, Ao-kutani and other decorating styles of the era and realiz...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1970 item #1377395 (stock #MOR6724)
The Kura
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A cicada clings to the stem of a lotus, both strong symbols of impermanence on carved into the surface of this tea tray by Sanuki artist Kizan. It is 18 x 10-1.2 x 1 inches (45.5 x 26.5 x 4 cm) and is in overall fine condition, with some wear to the bottom typical of use and age.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1377347 (stock #MOR6722)
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An ishi-gami Daruma image carved from root grown over a stone with a rich red patina, the stone forms the face of the austere founder of Zen Buddhism. It is 13 inches (33 cm) tall. This unusual and highly valued phenomenon is called Ishigami (biting stone) and can take many forms. Ishigami are also called Ishikui (eating Stone) or Ishidake (holding stone).