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 1970 item #1372781 (stock #AOR6645)
The Kura
$900.00
A mid century Nihonga painting titled Black Egret by Nishiuchi Toshio enclosed in the original period frame. The frame is 73.5 x 63.5 cm (29 x 25 inches). The painting is in fine condition, an excellent example of Nihonga painting from the 1950s to 1960s.
Nishiuchi Toshio (1933-1981) was born in Kyoto, and studied under Yamaguchi Kayo at his ShinChosha Salon. At 19 he was first accepted into the Nitten, and in 1955, just 22 years old, took top prize at the Kyoten. His Sketch books an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372683 (stock #ALR6642)
The Kura
$3,400.00
A most exciting find, a scroll by five of the greatest scholar-painters of the Meiji period, Tanomura Chokunyu, Suzuki Hyakunen, Tomioka Tessai, Nyoi Sanjin and Yamanaka Shinten-o; all of whom resided in Kyoto during the Meiji period. Ink on paper in a brown cloth border befitting the Daoist figures. It comes in an annotated by by Tessai from 1911. The scroll is 29-1/4 x 75-1/2 inches (74 x 192 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Nyoi Sanjin (Tani Tetsuomi, 1822-1905) was born the son o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372682 (stock #ALR6641)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A museum quality work by 19th century great Oda Kaisen featuring vines burgeoning with ripe fruit under the epitaph “Painted on a muggy date (possibly “by moonlight” as the term keigetsu refers) in 1840”. Ink on silk in brass colored Satin patterned with tendrils of mist and featuring white piping in the Mincho style and ivory rollers typical of literati painting of the 19th century. It is 18-3/4 x 72-3/4 inches (47.5 x 184.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Oda Kaisen (1785-1...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1372370 (stock #MOR6640)
The Kura
$475.00
A pair of Heiji offering vases of turned wood covered in black lacquer under vermilion in the Negoro style. They are 9-1/4 inches (23.5 cm) tall each, and in overall fine condition, dating from the 19th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1372295 (stock #ALR6639)
The Kura
$2,350.00
Daizaburo enclosed in the original signed double wood box titled Shunsho (Spring Night). Pigment on silk between an Ichimonji patterned with chrysanthemum and maple leaves in a pale border of geometric patterns extended in fresh green silk and featuring solid ivory rollers (these will be changed if exported). It is 64.5 x 142 cm (25-1/2 x 56 inches) and is in overall very fine condition. Nakamura DaizaburĂ´ (1898-1947) was born into a family in the cloth dying industry of Kyoto, and studied...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1372258 (stock #ALR6636)
The Kura
$1,800.00
Flames light the faces of the fisherman as their birds dive for fish on this magnificent scroll by Kondo Koichiro enclosed in the original signed double-wooden box (Nijubako) with a futomaki (extra roller, an honor reserved only for the best scrolls. Ink on paper in a superb patterned silk border featuring ivory rollers (they will be replaced if exported). It is 26 x 56 inches (66.5 x 142 cm). There are a few scattered spots on close inspection, but overall very nice condition in an exception...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1372201 (stock #ALR6635)
The Kura
$1,650.00
The squall gathers over the forest on this magnificent scroll by Kondo Koichiro enclosed in the original signed double-wooden box (Nijubako) titled Early Summer Storm Clouds. Ink on paper in a green patterned silk border featuring ivory rollers (they will be replaced if exported). It is 26 x 56-3/4 inches (66.5 x 144.5 cm). There are a few scattered spots on close inspection, but overall very fine condition in an exceptional mounting.
Born in Yamanashi Prefecture, Kondo Koichiro (1884-...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1372172 (stock #TCR6633)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A trumpeting Chinese form by Miyanaga Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kiji Kodo Gata Kabin (Yellow Porcelain Vase in the Shape of Ancient bronze) and retaining the original Rosewood base. It is 12-1/2 inches (31 cm) tall plus the base, and in excellent condition.
Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics. He was born in Ishikawa prefecture, and graduated from the (now) Tokyo University of Art. While a government employee, h...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1372142 (stock #ALR6631)
The Kura
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Scratches of ink form a precipitous landscape of jagged mountains on the paper surface of this scroll performed by Fujii Tatsukichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is framed in a silk border terminating in ceramic rollers. A note enclosed in the box reads “When I see the mountain I fondly remember the teacher, From Daitenjogaku (a place or studio name) viewing Kuragatake (a mountain name). It is 26 x 57-1/2 inches (66 x 146 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Fujii Tatsu...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1372065 (stock #MOR6629)
The Kura
$840.00
A set of five trays from a prominent Kyoto Ryokan decorated by early 20th century scholar and artist Tanaka Hakuin and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Maruzen Go-kyaku (Five serving trays). Each tray features a unique hand painted landscape in ink under the clear lacquer, allowing the exquisite natures of the wood grains to show through. They are 37 cm (14-1/2 inches) diameter, 7 cm (2-3/4 inches) tall and overall in fine condition.
Tanaka Hakuin (1865-1934) was born ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1372019 (stock #MOR6627)
The Kura
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A table of turned wood from the folk industry of Korea dating from the 19th century. This is a rare find, even in Korea, where very little remained after years of warfare and rebuilding. Traditionally with four joined legs called a soban, this type turned from a roundel is quite unusual. It is 35 cm (14 inches) diameter. There are some minor insect damages.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1372017 (stock #TCR6626)
The Kura
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A lovely roku-yu glazed form from the kilns of Korea mounted on a tri-pronged rosewood stand and enclosed in a period kiri-wood box. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall plus the stand. There are minor chips about the rim. An excellent piece for use in the tea room. Likely 15th to early 17th centuries (Possibly later Goryeo likely early Joseon).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1372016 (stock #MOR6625)
The Kura
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An antique Japanese saddle pad covered with a Korean tapestry of two frolicking lion-dogs in green and white. It features gilded leather piping (which has come loose in some places, see photos), and typical Japanese backing cloth with deer-leather ties. The pad is roughly 116 x 56 cm (46 x 22 inches). Exceptionally rare,
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1371898 (stock #TCR6624)
The Kura
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A large porcelain vase covered in olive green upon which grows a rush of white bamboo and a brief epitaph by Miura Chikusen I enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating to the late Meiji or early Taisho period. It is 15 inches (37.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. The box has much darkened with age. Works of this size by Chikusen, who largely specialized in the minute world of Sencha ware are quite rare.
Miura Chikusen I (1854-1915) made a name for himself as a strict adhere...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1371897 (stock #MOR6623)
The Kura
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A pair of large mixed metal birds on a custom black lacquered table by Iwase Seifu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled So-Hato Okimono. Excellent detail, the birds are life sized, the strutting male figure signed on the posterior is roughly 9 inches long, 8 inches tall. Both are in good condition, with some wear to the silvering.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1700 item #1371796 (stock #MOR6622)
The Kura
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A rare 17th century Japanese Lacquer table performed in the Nanban style exhibited in 1972 at the Kyoto National Museum (including paperwork from the museum). Overall it is in excellent condition, enclosed in an older wooden storage box. It is 12 x 17 x 14 inches (31 x 43 x 36 cm).
According to the Met: The Portuguese and Spanish who visited Japan during the Momoyama period were fascinated by the beauty and exotic appearance of luxurious gold-decorated lacquerwares associated with the t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1370979 (stock #TCR6620)
The Kura
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A Ninsei image of a bearded courtier leaning against an armrest in white robes decorated with winged crests by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The upper part of the body lifts off to reveal the incense chamber. Outside the box is titled Koro, Inside is written Ninsei Jinbutsu-Kon (Opening Ninsei Figure) and signed A relic remaining by the 75 year old man followed by the signature of the second generation. Kozan I died at the age of 75. It is 7 inches (18...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1370336 (stock #MOR6616)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A beautifully crafted black lacquerd storage box in the shape of an armor box with six legs bound with brass. It is dated on bottom with what appears to be the 5th month of Meiji 11 (1878) and the name Nakahara Tsunesuke. The lock has been disarmed so that it may be opened without a key. The lid is 54.5 x 32.5 cm (21-1/2 x 13 inches), stands 38 cm (15 inches) tall and weighs 7.8 killograms (17 pounds) The lacquered joints of one back leg have separated from the body of the box (see close-up ...