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 : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1374613 (stock #TCR6667)
The Kura
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A wonderful image in mat-gray clay of the lucky figure Hotei (Putai) wrapped in robes dating from the mid to later 19th century (Bakumatsu era) when Ao-Bizen enjoyed a revival. Expressive figuring, it is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition, enclosed in an age blackened wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1373832 (stock #TCR6658)
The Kura
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Veins of green Kai-yu meander over the body of this spectacular example of Edo period Tamba Pottery capping rich red clay rising from an abrupt base. A few bubbles in the clay reveal character about the torso, the lip powerfully rendered over the shoulder, which slumps to one side like some haggard but still proud old soldier. Four looping handles (mimi) would allow the lid to be tied down. Between two a drip from the roof of the kiln has adhered to the clay forming a point of interest. Ret...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1373043 (stock #ALR6648)
The Kura
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A radical ink landscape by legendary artist Fukuda Kodojin. Ink on paper in a green silk patterned border set in beige with wood rollers. It is 13 x 70 inches (33 x 178 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Fukuda Kodojin (1865-1944) an eccentric self taught artist, his status as a poet, calligrapher and literati artist has reached legendary status. Born at a time of great change (4 years before the final fall of the Edo Government), he lived through the westernization of Meiji, Taisho Dem...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1372838 (stock #ALR6646)
The Kura
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Honda Tenjo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seven Great Men. Ink on paper in a superlative silk mounting with ivory rollers (they will be changed if exporting). It is 26 x 85-1/2 inches (66.5 x 217 cm) and is in excellent condition. Honda Tenjo (1867-1946), born in Tokyo, initially studied western painting for five years under Kondo Katsumi before moving to Nihonga under Kano Hogai. Along with Okakura Shusui and Oka Fuho was to be called the four pillars of the Hogai Studio...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372683 (stock #ALR6642)
The Kura
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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
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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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1372172 (stock #TCR6633)
The Kura
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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 : 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)
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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)
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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)
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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 : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1370156 (stock #MOR6614)
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A fine wakizashi in saya of crushed aogai shell in lacquer with engraved silver fittings adorned with a family crest wrapped with matching Kozuka. Kyoto license number 59007 Heisei 9.
blade length: 38.9 cm
sori:0.7 cm
motohaba:2.4 cm
motokasane: 0.6 cm It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1369879 (stock #TCR6611)
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A large baluster form Makuzu vase by Miyagawa Kozan decorated with deer in a wide black belt between draperies of olive, about the base the auspicious bat. It is 14 inches (36 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth generation head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo. The Kozan (Makuzu) kiln as we know it today was established in Yokoha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1369876 (stock #MOR6608)
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An amazing pattern of gold and silver maki-e decorates this lidded Tea Cup and stand dating from the later Edo period decorated with a samurai clan crest in gold. Assembled it is 7 inches (17.5 cm) tall, 6 inches (15.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition, enclosed in a custom- fitted Kiri-wood box.