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 : Baskets : Pre 1940 item #1398416 (stock #MOR6899)
The Kura
$550.00
An antique Japanese Morikago bamboo basket by Shimaya Daien enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is expertly crafted in a tight alternating weave attached to a wide strip with extensions supporting a looping handle. The basket measures 31 x 42 x 20 cm (12 x 16-1/2 x 8 inches) and is in overall excellent condition signed with incised signature on the side.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1398415 (stock #L119)
The Kura
$700.00
Flowers blossom in eternal spring and sages stroll the rugged landscape of a mythical paradise on this painting by important artist Shirakura Kanyu (also Jiho or Niho) enclosed in the original signed double wood box titled Horai Senkyo. It is performed with pigment on silk in a fine border of patterned brocades. The scrfoll measures 50 x 190 cm (19-3/4 x 75 inches) and is in excellent condition. This same scene spans a six panel screen held in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of A...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1398414 (stock #MOR6898)
The Kura
$800.00
Layers of colored lacquer have been carved through revealing an image of grapes and wine by Sanuki artist Tsuji Hokuyosai II (also Hokuyousai) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seibutsu no zu Choshi Shokubon (Decorative Carved Lacquer Tray of Still Life). The rim has been polished down revealing the multiple layers of color which underlay the burgundy surface, while the back is lacquered simple black. It is 30 cm (12 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
The Tsuj...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1398332 (stock #MOR6896)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A pair of beautifully lacquered haisen bowls on trays dating from the opening years of the 20th century enclosed in a custom compartmentalized storage box titled Maki-e Dai-tsuki Haisen and bearing a collection inventory paper from the Muragishi family on front. Haisen were used to wash the sake cup between drinks when a single cup is shared among people. Outside both are austere polished black on matching trays with slight variation in rim design. Within the first bowl is decorated with styl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1398321 (stock #MOR6895)
The Kura
$375.00
A beautiful 19th century Negoro bottle of rectangular form, red over black lacquer on wood, polished through to spectacular affect. It is 11 x 8 x 13 cm (4 x 3 x 5 inches) and is in overall excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1398237 (stock #MOR6892)
The Kura
$4,000.00
A heavy hand-forged iron Zunari Kabuto of five overlapping plates marked with six bullet dents from testing dating from the Edo period. The bowl is covered in thin russet colored lacquer which has worn to spectacular effect. It features a 5 lame black lacquered Shikoro neck defense laced with green silk chord and a dual prong maedate stand extending from the mabizashi (frontal plate). Inside is an indigo blue ukebari cloth liner edged with patterned leather. The most forward part of the fron...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1398022 (stock #MOR6890)
The Kura
$300.00
A simple roundel of bamboo decorated with sagi (egrets) in a stream among tall reeds in gold dating from the Meiji period. It has been lacquered black on top, inside and on the bottom, sealing the bamboo and preventing splitting. The edges of the lacquer have been worn down, and the luster of the body faded to a soft matte, giving it a wonderful antique presence. It is 33.5 cm (13-1/2 inches) tall and in fine original condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1398021 (stock #L113)
The Kura
$1,500.00
The scholar works diligently in his study over looking the tranquil gardens and lush blossoms of spring on this rare silk canvas painted by child prodigy Tanaka Isson (1908-1977)enclosed in the original signed double wood box. Ink and pigment on silk dated 1922 signed Beison (the name he used in his youth). The silk canvas is in a blue patterned silk border with large turned rosewood rollers. It comes in a superb double wood box. The scroll measures 26 x 83 inches (66.5 x 211 cm) and is in ov...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1397980 (stock #L041)
The Kura
$450.00
A sparse landscape showing a single bean-shaped scholar taking in the first blossoms of spring dating circa 1930 by Shirakura Niho enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Light pigment on silk in a fine brocade border with red lacquered wooden rollers. It is 23-1/2 x 51-1/2 inches (59.5 x 130 cm) and in overall fine condition.
Shirakura Kinichiro (Niho or Jiho, Kanyu, 1896-1974) was born in Niigata, and initially was inducted into Nanga under Hatta Goro. Moving to Tokyo he began stud...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1397903 (stock #MOR6889)
The Kura
sold, thank you
The full moon glowing in shimmering gold illuminates the silver blossoms adorning the ragged plum tree growing along the river bank, a superb lacquer box dating from the 19th century enclosed in a period wooden box titled Plum & Moon Maki-e Suzuri Bako. Inside the lid the stream continues, running past golden rocks and young flora reaching for the moon. Contained within is a grinding stone with gilded edges and a blossom shaped suiteki water-dropper inset into a raft structure upon which the b...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1397563 (stock #MOR6888)
The Kura
$550.00
A stately form by Japanese Living National Treasure Takahashi Keiten enclosed in the original signed wooden box and retaining the artists Shiori biography. It is 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) tall, roughly 18 cm diameter and in excellent condition.
Takahashi Keiten (1920-2009) apprenticed under NaganoTetsushi in 1950, first exhibited the following year at the Nitten National Exhibition. He was designated a Living National Treasure in 1996.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1397504 (stock #TCR6887)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A hard to find Chawan from the karatsu kilns with a Snake Scorpion (Dakatsu or Jakatsu) coating of crawling glaze in chocolate-brown over dark clay dating from the mid to late 19th century (Meiji period, 1868-1912). It is 10.5 cm (4-1/4 inches) diameter, 8 cm (3 inches) tall and in excellent condition, wrapped in a custom made silk-lined brocade bag in a custom fitted wooden box.
Jakatsu-yu (literally Snake and Scorpion Glaze) is a rare form of glaze fired mostly on Karatsu, but also see...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1397503 (stock #F059)
The Kura
$500.00
The full moon rises high behind blossoming plum, causing the delicate white petals to glow ghostly white in the dark garden, a fine 19th century ink painting by Zen priest Shamon Saigetsu. Ink on paper in fine satin border with large wooden rollers. The scroll is 24 x 77-1/2 inches (61 x 197 cm) and is in overall fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1940 item #1397484 (stock #MOR6886)
The Kura
$750.00
The long bearded continental figure stands in dignified contemplation, a wonderful carved wood figure by Haga Shuzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1925 (Taisho to early Showa period) titled Mokucho Tsurusho (Wood Carving, Countenance of the Crane). The erudite saint stands erect, back straight, courtly robes draped impeccably over his long body, beard falling to his waist, arms behind hidden within the sleeves. An exceptional carving by this important sculptor. It is ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1397483 (stock #F077)
The Kura
$1,600.00
Sale Pending
A fine rendition of a plum by Tanaka (Zuitai) Ryurei (commonly known as Ryudojin, 1740-1804)). Ink on paper, it has been fully remounted in a silk frame with wooden rollers reflecting the original style. The scroll is 12-1/2 x 70 inches (31.5 x 178 cm).
Ryudojin was born in Owari, near modern day Nagoya. He is referred to also as Ryurei Zuitai and or Ryudo Reizui or simply Ryurei. Born into the Tanaka family, he was sent to the priesthood at Reigenji at the age of 11. Then he went to...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1397320 (stock #TCR6885)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A rabbit starts, one paw frozen in the air, as it listens intently, a captivating image stamped on the base Nanki Zuishido Sei (the Niwa-yaki pottery of the Kii branch of the Tokugawa Shogun). The nimble creature is 8 inches (20 cm) tall and in excellent condition, enclosed in a period kiri-wood box. A label attributes the work to Ryozen. Nishimura Ryozen, later known as Eiraku Zengoro X, (1770-1841) was the 10th head of the Eiraku family, who helped to restore the family fortunes after the d...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1397292 (stock #MOR6884)
The Kura
$535.00
A large flaring bowl in Gohon-style fawn-spotted glaze decorated with a beautifully rendered Minogame sea turtle by Kiyomizu Rokubei V stamped on the base and enclosed in a period wooden box. The creature is depicted with under-glaze iron painting, and highlighted with over-glaze gold. The bowl is 22 cm (8-1/2 inches) diameter, 10.5 cm (4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kiyomizu Rokubei V (1875-1959) began by studying painting from the age of 12 under the 19th century master Ko...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1397244 (stock #MOR6883)
The Kura
$2,400.00
Sale Pending
A seething dragon in white bronze by Mitsui Yoshio dating circa 1930 enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The very distinct character of the creature is similar to the famous dragons of Yakushiji temple in Nara. It is 32 cm (12-1/2 inches) long, 25 cm (10 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Mitsui Yoshio (1899-1959) was born in Tokyo and initially studied metal craft under Tsuchida Katsue and then Unno Kiyoshi. While studying at the Tokyo University of Art (then Tokyo Bijut...