The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1290656 (stock #ANR4862)
The Kura
$1,400.00
Drifts of snow and drifts of rain clouds decorate this pair of sumi-e ink screens with soft washes of color by preeminent Shijo artist Mori Yuzan. Deer stand solitary below laden pines on the snow riven shore, while a bird takes flight, arcing down through the sky searching for perch in a mountain squall. They are performed with ink and soft washes of color on paper mounted in fine silk borders with black lacquered frames finished in the corners with fine metal hardware...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1290504 (stock #TCR3007)
The Kura
$550.00
A fine pale ceramic dish, the center of the plate swelling like the Autumn moon, by Eiraku Zengoro XII decorated with a poem over autumn grasses signed on the reverse Baido (Asani Baido) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The dish is 8-3/4 (22.3 cm) diameter and is in perfect condition, stamped on the base Zengoro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1290500 (stock #TCR4372)
The Kura
$500.00
Although reminiscent of very old Tamba, this is likely a salt jar from Luzon, an area with a very long trade history with Japan. It was purchased as part of a collection of tea ceramics. The deeply scored lines and crosshatching provide a tactile playground for the hands and eyes. The irregular shaped and slight sag in the lip add a sense of immediacy, and the richly glistening caramel glaze is superb, leading to drips around the base...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1290414 (stock #TCR4855)
The Kura
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A simple Tsurukubi (cranes neck) form in clear celadon by Miyagawa Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) tall and in fine 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1290340 (stock #MOR4854)
The Kura
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A very rare and hard to find 19th century gilded Crown (Kanmuri) for use in the Japanese Noh Theater. A golden phoenix takes flight from the parapet atop in the center of the elaborate piece, surrounded by sun, moon, flaming jewels and colorful lotus from which are suspended extravagant chains of coral beads and gilded ornaments. Made of metal, paper, wood and thin wire, the entire is covered in gold with the sun and moon in glass and the burning jewels in metal...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1290337 (stock #TCR4853)
The Kura
$850.00
A Shiwan (Shekwan) pottery vase from Guangzhou, 18th - 19th century Qing period. This is much finer and more interesting than the later 19th early 20th century mass produced souvenirs for visitors to Hong Kong, and shows a distinct level of taste and respect for natural elements, and was very possibly made fro the Japanese market, imported through the open port of Nagasaki, the only (Legal) point of entry in Japan during that period. It was purchased in Japan over this past summer...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1290254 (stock #SAR4851)
The Kura
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A Kawadzuke kon-odoshi Nimai Do Tosei Gusoku Featuring a Toppai Kabuto of Sabiji-nuri on iron with brass Tehen Kanamono and Fukurin. From the bowl hangs a 5 plate Shikoro covered in leather and laced in the sugake style. It has matching five plate Chu-sode with 3 colors of lacing, and a negoro red and black lacquered iron mask with blue-laced Kawadzuke nodokake. The Do is of two parts, joined iron plates covered in leather hinged under the left arm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1289966 (stock #MOR4850)
The Kura
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A large leaf shape woven of bamboo in a frame of gnarled wood. It is 70 x 40 x 8 cm (27-1/2 x 16 x 3 inches). There is a piece of wire wrapped around two branches where they join, which appear to be an ad-hoc reinforcement. Otherwise it is in fine condition. Leaf shaped dishes were very popular in the late 19th and early 20th century as an expression of the Sencha literati tea aesthetic, and this piece too likely dates from that era.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1289699 (stock #TCR4848)
The Kura
$1,250.00
A bakumatsu era (mid 19th century) Shishi Koro of dark red clay covered in a rich green glaze from the Banko kilns in Mie. It is 14 x 24 x 8 cm (9 x 5-1/2 x 3 inches) and is in fine condition but for one clawed toe which has been chipped. This squat style of facial expression was popular from the declining years of the Edo period into the early Meiji, and fits the date of this piece perfectly.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1289698 (stock #TCR4365)
The Kura
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A very rare Edo period Ao-Bizen (Blue Bizen) Koro in the shape of Hotei leaning against his bag, the sack forming the basin of the incense burner. What a tremendous expression! A label inside the ancient Jindai-sugi age blackened cedar box reads Bizen-yaki Hotei Go-Koro, Nishi-no-Maru yori and is followed by the date Tenpo 5 (1835) fifth month and signed Chitsuryo (?) The fact it was stored in the Nishi-no-Maru would indicate it was part of a castle or great palace inventory...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1289490 (stock #MOR4362)
The Kura
$1,000.00
A rare 19th century lacquer box covered in a wave pattern of textured black on black enclosing a verre églomisé glass panel painted on the reverse with a Dutchman clutching an exceptionally long pipe backed with genuine applied gold gilding. The glass panel is rimed in silver lacquer, ad all edges of the box are lacquered gold, the corners decorated with florals and filigree. Glass-e was a popular art form in the later Edo and Meiji periods...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1289448 (stock #MOR4844)
The Kura
$950.00
A plum blossom emblazoned on his chest identifies this enshrined Edo period figure as Tenjin, the god of learning enclosed in a beautifully patinated wooden spirit house. The soot crusted image is exquisitely carved with a benign sense of grace. The robed noble is 12 x 6-1/2 x 9 inches (30 x 16.5 x 23 cm), the shrine is 17 x 23-1/2 x 22 inches (43 x 60 x 56 cm) and both are in overall fine, aged condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1289447 (stock #MOR4843)
The Kura
$780.00
20 different patterns of scabbard are displayed between bands of rich rosewood on this rare tabaco-bon complete with an unusual bamboo pipe-tap (with rosewood cover) and sometsuke porcelain brazier dating from the early 20th century. There is a horizontal crack in one of the scabbard pieces, that withstanding it is in overall very nice condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1289061 (stock #TCR4842)
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A horse frolics under a stylized pine bough on this unusually shaped mountain-scape tokkuri dating from the 19th century. Color has infused beautifully into the crackled pale glaze, and agano green surmounts the peak. It is 3 x 3-1/2 x 7 inches (8 x 9 x 19 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1288989 (stock #TCR4840)
The Kura
$1,850.00
A set of five porcelain tea cups by Ninnami Dohachi decorated with bamboo and poetry by Nukina Kaioku (Suo) enclosed in a superb custom period kiri-wood box with rosewood edges. Each cup is 2 inches (5 cm) tall, 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) diameter. There are old gold repairs to two of the cups, otherwise are in fine condition.
Nukina Kaioku (1778-1863) was born into a samurai family in Awa, on the island of Shikoku a patron of the Hachisuka clan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1288315 (stock #MOR4837)
The Kura
$1,200.00
Five drawers fill the side of this kagami-dai cabinet in which is stored a mirror stand (inserting into the top) and silvered mirror. The cabinet is lacquered black within, wine red without and features fine brass hardware. It is 17 x 12 x 13-1/2 inches (43 x 31 x 34 cm). There are a few minor dings typical of use, but overall it is in quite fine condition.
Due to size this item will require special shipping consideration.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1288314 (stock #TCR4584)
The Kura
$450.00
Plovers in gold and silver take flight over the undulating waves on the dark sides of this fine pottery tea container capped with an ivory lid and signed on the base Ninsei. It is 8 cm (3 inches) tall and in fine condition, dating from the later 19th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1288174 (stock #MOR4539)
The Kura
$650.00
An anonymous antique dry lacquer Kensui spent water receptacle covered in powdered silver for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony wrapped in silk and enclosed in a fine kiri-wood box. It is 14.5 cm (6 inches) diameter. There are a few minor nicks in the rim, otherwise is in fine condition.