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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1377668 (stock #AOR6731)
The Kura
$500.00
A dark smudge like the silhouette of a sailing boat reflected on a Sea or like a winged bird rising from the water by Yamada Chiaki dated 1965 and titled “Gyofu” (Fisherman). It is wrapped in a simple frame of double wood and measures 19 inches (48 cm) square. There is some looseness in the canvas and a scratch in the lower left corner with three small losses to the paint in the lower left quarter, as well as some rubbing around the outside edges.
Yamada Chiaki was born in the last ...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Asia : Pre 1960 item #1377667 (stock #AOR6730)
The Kura
$1,500.00
Dusk puddles and drips among the thick textures of this mid-century oil by Yamada Eiji titled on back “Mori” (Forest). Oil on canvas, it is 18 x 24 inches (46 x 61 cm) and is in excellent condition, wrapped in a simple raw wood storage frame.
Yamada Eiji (1912-1985) was born in Fukuoka on the Southern main island of Kyushu and was accepted into the Nikkakai Ten exhibition in 1933 for the first time. The following year he was also accepted into the Dokuritsu Tenrankai for unaffiliated...
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 : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1377353 (stock #AOR6723)
The Kura
$400.00
A beautifully framed calligraphy work from the teachings of Lao Tzu; “Jo-Mu-Yoku” or “Without desire” (intention). This is the essence of Dao, and also one of the precepts of Zen.
One must be aware of the world of absoluteness yet in all things exists relativity; one must remain desire-less (intention-less) yet always willing.
The real world is a relative world. Not only visible things, but also thought and feelings depend on your position and environment at the moment.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1377347 (stock #MOR6722)
The Kura
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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).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1940 item #1377345 (stock #MOR6721)
The Kura
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An image of kannon (quanyin) carved of rootwood, the face made of an embedded stone. It is 8 inches (20 cm) tall and in excellent condition. 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).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1377344 (stock #MOR6720)
The Kura
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An ishi-gami Daruma image of rich red polished wood embracing a stone which forms the face of the austere founder of Zen Buddhism. It is 4 inches (11 cm) tall, 3-1/2 x 4 inches (7.5 x 10 cm). 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).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1377254 (stock #MOR6718)
The Kura
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A collection of 5 Koro by Hasuda Shugoro dating from the mid 20th century, each stamped on the base by the artist. They are roughly 8-9 cm (3-3.5 inches) diameter each and in fine condition. Two are enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes.
Hasuda Shugoro was born in Kanazawa City in 1915. 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 and he received the Hokuto-sho there in 19...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1377194 (stock #MOR6716)
The Kura
$1,550.00
Mother of pearl and “white” lacquer form willow buds on the branches draping in front of falling blue lines on this lacquer panel dating from the mid 20th century (1960s) by Manabe Mitsuo mounted in the original artists frame and enclosed in the original wooden box titled Mizu Ni Yanagi Nuri-chogaku (Water and Willow Carved Lacquer Frame) and signed Rakusei Sagano Mitsuo. The layers of lacquer have been carved away to reveal the imagery, an arduous technique which requires a great deal of t...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1377138 (stock #MOR6715)
The Kura
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A Hasegawa Yoshihisa Bamboo form bronze vase in lustrous murashido finish enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 6 inches (15 cm) tall, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Hasegawa Yoshihisa (1928-2002) was one of the greats in the murashido realm, having succeeded Hasegawa Gassen one of the great pre-war metal artists whose work was largely collected by the Imperial household and a dominant figure in mid 20th century Japanese bronze-world..
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1377137 (stock #AOR6714)
The Kura
$1,350.00
An oil on canvas painting by famed artist Waki Shiro depicting the Moss Temple (Koke-dera) in Matsuo, Arashiyama. It is performed with unreasonably thick pigments and textures, rising 1/2 an inch (1 cm) of the canvas surface. This use of extreme texture was his signature style, and makes his work easily identifiable. The canvas is F4, 24.5 x 34 cm (9-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches) and it comes with the orginal frame.
Waki Shiro (1925-1988) was born in the last year of the Taisho period in Tochig...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1377065 (stock #AOR5327)
The Kura
$750.00
Oil on canvas, an abstract work by Nakamura Yoshitane stretched around a wooden frame depicting a moth in silver tones and black dating circa 1960. It is 32 x 41 cm (roughly 12-1/2 x 16 inches) and in overall fine condition, with some wear to the edges typical of framing. For more on this artist see the book Nakamura Yoshitane Gendai no Ningen Fukei. A copy of the book is included with the sale.
Nakamura Yoshitane (1914-1995) was born in Wakayama city where he took a job as a teacher. Al...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1376991 (stock #AOR6713)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A large painting of a parrot by Takama Soshichi dated 1957. Oil on canvas in a simple raw wood storage frame, it is 18 x 24 inches (46 x 61 cm) and is in excellent condition. Here he is depicting one of his favorite subjects but has used an unusually muted palette with only highlights of color on white. A superb example of his mature painting style.
Takama Soshichi (1889-1974) was born in Tokyo, and attended the Tokyo University of Art. From the Taisho to early Showa he exhibited with ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1376989 (stock #MOR6712)
The Kura
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A tall vase with lid replicating the image of a sutra container by Aida Tomiyasu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 39.5 cm (15-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition. Aida Tomiyasu (Ibara Meijiro, 1902-1987) was born in Chiba prefecture and studied the art of bronze making under Yamamoto Asumi. He was consistently exhibited and awarded at the Nitten National Exhibition, taking top prize in 1948, and later serving as a juror. His work was also selected for international...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1376988 (stock #MOR6711)
The Kura
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A lobed form by Nakajima Yasumi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall and in fine 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 Expositio...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1376986 (stock #MOR6710)
The Kura
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An exquisite lacquer box by Imai Seitaro dating circa 1959 featuring multiple layers of colored lacques carved through with a design of grapes on the vine enclosed in the original signed double wood box (Niju-bako) titled Choshitsu Budo Moyo Shikishi Bako (Carved Lacquer Grape Design Poem Card Box). It is roughly 11 x 12 x 2 inches (27.5 x 30 x 4 cm) and is in fine condition.
Imai Seitaro was born in Kagawa prefecture in 1893, and was first exhibited with the Nitten National Exhibition i...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1376914 (stock #TCR6709)
The Kura
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A stately work decorated with an ancient pine by Ito Tozan II dating from the 1930s enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 18 cm (9-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
The Ito family, spanned three generations. 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 Dohachi. He began using the name Tozan in 1895, and later received...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1376853 (stock #TCR6707)
The Kura
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Chinese scholars go about their business in a literati paradise on the outside of this fluted bowl by Miura Chikusen enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Miura Chikusen I (1854-1915) made a name for himself as a strict adherent to and supplier of Sencha tea wares in Kyoto; one of the most important artists in the country for that genre. He studied under Takahashi Dohachi from the age of 13, before establishing his o...