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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1393596 (stock #TCR6828)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A large celadon koro with rosewood lid featuring an eight sided glass finial enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/4 inches (13.5 cm) diameter, the porcelain form 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. There is a small divet in the side of the wood hoya cover, which has been polished smooth. This stamp and seal were used extensively on his pottery works from the time he was appointed Teishitsu Gigeiin (Member of the Imperial Art Academy) in 1893 into the Taish...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1393544 (stock #R001)
The Kura
sold, thank you
An Edo period Mandala, gold on indigo paper in the original fine kinran Brocade border with brass rollers. Wrinkles and a few small worm holes in the upper border typical of age. It is 18-1/2 x 45 inches (47 x 114 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1393477 (stock #J034)
The Kura
$750.00
Beautiful flowing Sosho script settles down like soft rain over the covered figure draped in red, a rare image of the Daruma in female incarnation. Ink and pigment on paper in a fine cloth border with bamboo rollers enclosed in an aged wooden box titled Onna Daruma no Zu. The poetry is stamped Genkyo, the figure Takamaru. It is 39 x 155 cm (15-1/2 x 61 inches). There is minor creasing from age. Here Genkyo mentions the artist Hanabusa Ichho (1652-1724) in his verse. The Japanese generally ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1393476 (stock #TCR6826)
The Kura
$700.00
Gold crowns this lovely Edo period Black Satsuma container wrapped in orange crepe silk and enclosed in an age darkened wooden box. It is plugged with a wooden bung, and has a black line of lacquer also swirling up the body where it has been repaired some very long time ago. Perhaps it was a furidashi and once contained the crystallized sugar candies “Konpeito” so popular in old Japan. Or could it have been some medicine? An intriguing piece of antique pottery, 5 inches (13.5 cm) tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1393451 (stock #TCR6825)
The Kura
$500.00
A wild and rare Shigaraki-yaki Haidai (Literally sake cup stand, but also used for other cups) with an old gold repair to one side enclosed in an age darkened wooden box titled Shiga-yaki. I believe this is a misnomer and that this is Shigaraki-yaki from central Honshu, which uses a rough Terracotta clay with lots of inclusions and natural ash glaze, and not Shiga-yaki, which used a much smoother clay body and was best known for tea utensils in the continental style. It is 14 cm (5-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1970 item #1393450 (stock #TCR6824)
The Kura
$250.00
Sale Pending
Celebration in box! A set of drinking implements, five cups and two bottles decorated with snakes by Kawamoto Rekitei enclosed in the original signed and compartmentalized wooden box. The bottle is 5-1/2 inches (13 cm) tall, and each piece is in fine condition.
Kawamoto Rekitei (1894-1975) was born in Aichi prefecture, home of Seto-yaki and a long standing important production center for Japanese Sometsuke porcelains. In 1914, at the very young age of 20, he received the top prize at th...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1393447 (stock #TCR6823)
The Kura
$635.00
Sale Pending
A set of Tokkuri sake flasks decorated with bamboo by Seifu Yohei IV enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seikaji Shuchu Itsui. They are 5-3/4 inches (14.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Seifū Yohei IV (Seizan: 1872-1946) was born the second son of Seifū Yohei III (1851-1914). He studied literati-style painting under Tanomura Shōsai (1845-1909), a son of Tanomura Chokunyū, in Osaka for three years. In 1914, he succeeded to the head of the family and produced works ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1393446 (stock #TCR6822)
The Kura
$175.00
Sale Pending
Festive red blossoms decorate the mute Kyoto glaze on this sake cup by Eiraku Zengoro XVI enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ume-no-e Hai (Plum Decorted Sake Cup) It is 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Born the son of Eiraku Shozen in 1917, the artist was given the name Shoichi. At the age of 10 his father would take over the family kiln, but would pass away 5 years later, leaving the fifteen year old boy to pick up the pieces of the family kiln an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1393445 (stock #TCR6821)
The Kura
$345.00
Sale Pending
Plum, Bamboo, Orchids and Chrysanthemum in cobalt decorate the white porcelain of this small sake cup by Seifu Yohei III enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II. Sent at the age of twelve to study painting under then the top Nanga artist Tanomura Chokunyu, he returned in 1865 due to illness. The next year he entered as an apprentice the Seifu studio, then unde...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1393444 (stock #TCR6820)
The Kura
$295.00
Sale Pending
A beautiful sake cup and haidai-saucer decorated with the rising sun, a soaring crane, and crashing waves, perfect for New years memories, enclosed in the original signed wooden box by multi generational Kyoto pottery artist Murata Kisui. (The seventh generation head of the Murata pottery, famous for sencha tea ware) The saucer is 11.5 cm (4-1/2 inches) diameter, and the set is in excellent condition, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Currently the Murata kiln is under the ninth gene...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1393413 (stock #TCR6819)
The Kura
sold, thank you
Shiseki burst from the dark clay of this antique Japanese Tsubo storage jar dating from the first half of the Edo period (17th century) hailing form the mountainous region of Iga and Shigaraki. Below the well formed lip a single line is struck into the clay, and yellow ash glaze clings to the surface where it faced the fires in the kiln. The base is fired to a hard and polished stone-like surface. Looking carefully one can detect a slight crack across the bottom. It is 11-1/2 inches (29 cm...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1393407 (stock #ALR6818)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A flower and vase by Ito Tozan II, ink and pigment on silk mounted in patterned peach brocade extended with neutral gray-green paper and terminating in bone rollers. It comes enclosed in the original wooden box titled Tsubo to Botan (Jar and Peony) and dated summer of Showa 3 (1928) and signed Kagamiyamaso-nushi (Resident of Mirror Mountain Hermitage) followed by the signature and stamp of the artist. It is 63x 138.5 cm (25 x 58-1/2 inches) and is in overall fine condition.
The Ito fami...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1393406 (stock #MOR6817)
The Kura
$2,500.00
Sale Pending
Ivy in colored maki-e lacquer drapes over the ro-iro polished black of this museum quality Tankei oil lantern dating from the 19th century complete with oil container, with both ceramic and lacquered-brass oil dishes; enclosed in the original wooden storage box. It is 22 x 18 x 54 cm (8-1/2 x 7 x 21 inches) and is in overall fine condition, with minor wear typical of age and use.
Historically slow burning rapeseed or fish oil would have been used, the long wicks burning on the dish drape...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1393336 (stock #MOR6816)
The Kura
$995.00
Sale Pending
A hollowed out section fo burled wood has been encased in lead top and bottom, creating a lovely little tea caddy infused with the Japanese tradition of adoration of the natural world . 19th to early 20th century, it is roughly 4 inches (10 cm) diameter. The lead shows age, the surface textured with handling and it has a wonderful antique feel.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1393334 (stock #MOR6815)
The Kura
$1,200.00
Sale Pending
Wisteria vines in gold and silver Maki-e lacquer decorate the natural body of this beautiful sake flask cut from a section of vine, hollowed and capped with natural wood and black lacquer, a pouring spout of brass bunged with bamboo. It is 9 inches (22 cm) tall and in fine condition, dating from the 19th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1393280 (stock #MOR6814)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A troop of Shishi lion dogs sewn with couched gold thread. frolic among the blossoms and crashing falls embroidered on the re-purposed rich blue patterned Edo period silk of this altar cloth. The original form was likely an uchikake kimono, assembled as an altar drape as a tribute to the owner at a Buddhist Temple. Embroidered up high is the Mitsuba-aoi crest of the Tokugawa Shogun, indicating this was from an aristocratic family as the quality of the embroidery presmes. The dimensions are ro...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1930 item #1393210 (stock #MOR6813)
The Kura
$750.00
A mandala from the Main Kyoto Nichiren Sect Buddhist Temple Honnoji cut from a hardwood slab used in the rebuilding of the great hall in the Taisho period. Written on back is “Given in Taisho 14 (1925) to the temple supporter’s representative as a prayer for good fortune upon the occasion of the ceremonial raising of the roof beam of the main temple structure (Honden), the plackard cut from wood used in the rebuilding”. It is signed Nichijo-gan. Nichijo was the 62nd head of Honnoji Templ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1393167 (stock #MOR6812)
The Kura
$475.00
Sale Pending
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...