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 : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1393167 (stock #MOR6812)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A serene image of a rabbit caught in the moment calling to mind childhood feelings by Ishibashi Ken (Masaru) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply “Usagi”. The artist has left the finished form with thousands of tiny chisel marks; by not smoothing the carving, he has created a sense of softness inviting one to touch the timid creature. Incised into the base of the figure is the artists signature. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) long, 5-3/4 inches (14.5 cm) tall and in excell...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1393166 (stock #MOR6811)
The Kura
$350.00
An unusual Art-deco shape by Nakajima Yasumi in the form of a large open vessel with lug handles on the narrow base. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 9 inches (23 cm) tall. There are minor blemishes (see close-up photos).
The name of Nakajima Yasumi first came to notice in 1908, when the first generation Yasumi (1877-1950) was awarded at the Senkatsu Kinen Exhibition. He was a consistent exhibitor with the Teiten-Nitten national exhibitions and was also quite active abroad, being p...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1393127 (stock #MOR6810)
The Kura
$550.00
A lobed form by Nakajima Yasumi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall and in excellent condition. The name of Nakajima first came to notice in 1908, when the first generation Yasumi (1877-1950) was awarded at the Senkatsu Kinen Exhibition. He was a consistent exhibitor with the Teiten-Nitten national exhibitions and was also quite active abroad, being prized at the 1931 Belgian Exposition and serving as juror for the Japanese submissions to the Paris Exposition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1393125 (stock #TCR6809)
The Kura
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A large faceted vase in textured red with loop handles by Ito Tozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shihogata Shinsha-yu Kabin (Cinnebar Glazed Four-sided Vase). It bears the artists seal on the base, and has a fitted copper “Otoshi” inside, so that only the otoshi need be filled with water. The foot has been lacquered smooth so as to not scratch the surface below. It is 13-1/2 inches (34.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
The Ito family, spanned three gene...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1393124 (stock #MOR6808)
The Kura
$1,200.00
An anonymous basket of both red and white soot-stained bamboo (susu-dake) with a root-wood handle, the various textures and colors gleaming with sheer elegance. It is 18 inches (45 cm) tall and in excellent condition, containing a black lacquered bamboo otoshi container lined with copper.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1393121 (stock #MOR6807)
The Kura
$695.00
Gold Silver and other precious metals are hand formed and chiseled into a brace of leaping deer panel-mounted among a sparse forest of blossoming trees on this framed work bearing the chiseled signature of the artist in the lower right corner: Tatsuo. From late in the life of Okabe Tatsuo, a similar work with a silver bull over grasses was exhibited at the Nitten in 1961. It is 25-1/4 x 14-1/4 x 2 inches (64 x 38 x 5 cm) and is in fine condition, with the frame having some dings typical of age...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1389949 (stock #TCR6805)
The Kura
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...