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 1940 item #1388345 (stock #AOR4965)
The Kura
$450.00
An abstract image, oil on wood, by Tanaka Saichiro (1900-1967) enclosed in a fine wooden frame. The frame is dark wood carved with a linen border behind glass. The painting is 9 x 6-1/2 inches (23 x 16 cm) and is in fine condition.
Born in Kyoto, Tanaka was originally trained in Nihonga Japanese style painting under Kunii Oyo and Abe Shunpo. He then studied under the great Irie Hakko at the Kyoto Municipal School of Painting, graduating in 1925. He immediately moved to Tokyo, and bega...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1388344 (stock #MOR4787)
The Kura
$900.00
A hilarious expression adorns the face of this image of the Daruma, his red robes forming the body of the tray and his fly whisk the upper edge, made by Shobundo and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Daruma Cha-bon (Tea Tray). On the base is a seal from Yamaguchi Shobundo (Masataro), A Meiji to early Showa era Studio in Takamatsu City on the Island of Shikoku. It also contains the original card from the gallery with a four digit phone number. The tray is in very good conditio...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1388142 (stock #TCR6804)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A lightning shaped pottery dish covered in black lacquer with red floral designs dating from the late Edo to Meiji era made in the Nagoya region in the style known as Toyoraku (or Horaku-yaki). Inside kiku (chrysanthemum) and flashes of green decorated the crackled white glaze. There is a small repair to the insidc of the lid (see closeup photos). The dish is 8 x 4 x 6 inches (20 x 10 x 15 cm) and comes enclosed in a period kiri-wood storage box.
The Toyoraku tradition began in the mid...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1388140 (stock #TCR5253)
The Kura
$900.00
Plovers soar over crashing waves on this antique wan-gata chawan in the popular Ninsei style of Kyoto dating from the 18th to 19th centuries. It is 5-1/4 inches (13 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and enclosed in an old wooden box. There is a hairline crack in the rim (see close-ups).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1388139 (stock #MOR4947)
The Kura
$750.00
A fine crafted Tea Ceremony Tana for display of tea paraphernalia made of light kiri-wood lacquered in opaque red, with uprights of bark covered limbs and raw kiri panels painted with autumn foliage by Nishimura Goun. It is 25 x 14 x 12-1/2 inches (63.5 x 35 x 32 cm) and is in fine condition.
Nishimura Goun (1877-1938) was a prominent Pupil of Kishi Chikudo and Takeuchi Seiho. He showed at the Nihon Bijutsu Kyokai (Japan Art Association) and then with the Zenkoku Kaiga Kyoshinkai (Natio...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1388138 (stock #TCR5328)
The Kura
$800.00
Two antique Chawan Tea Bowls made by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan in black glaze with enamel designs in the Ninsei Style, one enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The first is decorated with red peony blossoms enveloped in black glaze, it has a jaunty tilt to the rim making it very playful, and comes in a kiri-wood box. It is 11 cm diameter, 7 cm tall and in fine condition. The second is decorated with three sages in a colorful window, enclosed in the original box titled Kamahen Chawan, Sanf...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1388126 (stock #TCR6803)
The Kura
$500.00
Egyptian scenery in art deco execution cover this large open jar featuring traditional beast head handles and a custom wood lid. It is 31 cm (12 inches) diameter, 24 cm (9-1/2 inches) tall and in fine condition, with some wear typical of use. There is one chip in the cloud on one side (see close-up photo). in 25 years I have never seen another like it.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1388088 (stock #MOR6802)
The Kura
$895.00
Silver flowers are inlayed into the velvety-green bronze of this large vase by Hanya Kankei. It is 11 inches (28 cm) diameter, 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Hannya Kankei (b. 1933) studied metal casting under Living National Treasure Katori Masahiko and was first exhibited at the 16th Nihon Dento Kogei-ten in 1969. Two years later he moved to displaying with the same organization but in there metal arts exhibition, and has garnered much acclaim and a number of aw...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1388022 (stock #MOR6800)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A large bronze vase, simple in form, with exquisite coloring enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Hasegawa Gassen. It is quite hefty, 1 foot (30 cm) tall and in excellent condition with a beautiful red mottled patination..
Hasegawa Gassen was 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-work.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1387964 (stock #F019)
The Kura
$485.00
Pigment on silk with gold highlights in a green silk border patterned with ripples, extended with beige and terminating in large bone rollers. The scroll is 64.5 x 219 cm (25-1/2 x 86 inches). There is staining in the upper beige extension, and marks typical of age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1387963 (stock #F046)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A colorful vision flits between the verdant leaves on this pair of scrolls by Okada Taisho daiting from the Taisho era. Heavy pigment on silk in a fine satin border with darkwood rollers. The scrolls are 19-1/2 x 78 inches (49.5 x 199 cm)each. They suffer minor losses to the pigment and some wrinkles, and come enclosed in a period kiri-wood box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1387806 (stock #TCR6797)
The Kura
$450.00
Yellow glazed koro with bronze lid. Meiji period. 5 x 4-1/2 x 3 inches (12.5 x 11 x 7.5 cm) enclosed in an old wood box. One small repair to rim. Akogi Yaki is a type of Banko ware with two hundred years of history fired in Tsu, Mie prefecture. Akogi was started in Akogiura byNunami Zuiki a student of Nunami Rozan (founder of Banko). Like many local potteries, they lost their backing after the Meiji restoration, but the pottery was saved by local distributors, who helped to propogate the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1387649 (stock #TCR6796)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A Shuro (Hand warmer) in which would have been placed a burning coal on a bed of ash to warm ones hands with, either at the desk or in the entance of a house for the sake of visitors. It is 7-1/2 x 7 x 4 inches (19 x 18 x 10 cm). There are repairs to the lid where it was once dropped and cracked.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1387648 (stock #TCR6795)
The Kura
$250.00
A koro in the shap of a Mokugyo Dragon prayer drum used to keep the rhythm while reciting sutras in Buddhist ritual. It is in two pieces, enclosed in an old age darkened wooden box. The piece is 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter. There is a chip in horn in bottom, otherwise is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1387534 (stock #TCR6794)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A pair of Red-Raku candlestands enclosed in the original wooden storage box dating from the Meiji-Taisho period, late 19th to early 20th century. The ceramic top is embedded with an iron point, and both top and bottom are created to accept a wooden (clear cedar) vertical. They are 62 cm (24-1/2 inches) tall, 22 cm (8-1/2 inches) diameter at the base and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1387479 (stock #MOR6793)
The Kura
$595.00
A contemporary cast bronze vase by Hasuda Shugoro covered in a dusty green patination enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall, 4 inches (10 cm) diameter 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 and he received the Hokuto-sho there in 1953 among many further prize...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1387478 (stock #MOR6792)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A quintessential Art-deco work by Living National Treasure Katori Masahiko in his traditional rich red patination. It is 25 cm (10 inches) tall, 13 cm (5 inches) diameter and in overall fine condition, signed on the base. The unfinished interior would make it suitable for an incense burner as well as a vase.
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1387179 (stock #MOR6789)
The Kura
sold, thank you
This appears to be an incarnation of Shindara Daisho of the 12 guardian deities (Juni Shinsho). He has glass eyes and stands on the original Daiza.. The Deity is 21 inches (53.5 cm) tall, total height with stand is 33 inches (83 cm). Later Edo period (18th-19th century). The left hand has been replaced.