The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1268971 (stock #TCR4647)
The Kura
$550.00
A Kenzan style vase with bulb form body and fluted rim intimating the shape of the Asagao (morning glory) flowers decorating the side by Miyagawa Kozan. Light use of blue and white slip accent the flowers connected by iron vines. It is 5-3/4 inches (14.5 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1268764 (stock #MOR4646)
The Kura
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A man-headed snake coils atop this incredible mid Edo period (18th century) image of Benzaiten (Saraswati) inside a mountain shaped reliquary of dark wood. Inside the gilded cave she sits on a gilded lotus base. The figure holds a variety of sacred implements in her 8 hands. Riding on the benevolent figures head is the snake seated behind a Torii-shaped Crown settled between two Buddhist jewels...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1268763 (stock #MOR4646)
The Kura
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A man-headed snake coils atop this incredible mid Edo period (18th century) image of Benzaiten (Saraswati) inside a mountain shaped reliquary of dark wood. Inside the gilded cave she sits on a gilded lotus base. The figure holds a variety of sacred implements in her 8 hands. Riding on the benevolent figures head is the snake seated behind a Torii-shaped Crown settled between two Buddhist jewels...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1268591 (stock #MOR4644)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A sage gazes steadfastly at the apparition of a dragon in the dark stormy sky, wind whipping the trees behind and his horse shying away from the vision. This is performed in mineral pigment on raw wood, the decorative panel of an exterior door complete with hinges and original knob. There are two stamps in the lower right corner...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1268440 (stock #MOR4642)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A boy playing his flute rests gently against the side of his massive friend, a basket of grasses and Kama (cutting scythe) discarded beside. The image is performed in raised gold and silver makei-e on the top, in a style reminiscent of the work of greats such as Zesshin. Below, the box is circled by water running among dried autumn reeds. Inside is scattered gold and silver flake. It is in overall very fine condition, and comes enclosed in a period wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1268245 (stock #MOR4640)
The Kura
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Silver leaves cap the Chrysanthemum shaped Hoya (pierced lid) of this exquisite gold splashed bronze Koro incense burner. It is very heavy, and comes enclosed in a black lacquered wooden box. The Koro is 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) diameter and weighs 600 grams (bronze and gold) the lid 52 grams (solid silver). It is signed on the base Sen.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1268193 (stock #MOR4639)
The Kura
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Two dragons vie for the prize surrounding this wide low bronze basin supported on crashing waves dating from the 19th century. It is 20 cm (8 inches) diameter, 7 cm (3 inches) tall plus the dragons. Depending on the country it will be shipped with or without the ash.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1266979 (stock #MOR4581)
The Kura
$3,200.00
Two rounded Cicada forms cling to the upper edge of this 14th to 17th century bronze Japanese Koro. Although it is found in Japan, the work is consistent with that of the Ming China, techniques which the Japanese imported before the closed policy of the Edo era.. It was originally covered in fired black lacquer, which has largely worn away, and sits on a rosewood base of later (yet still very much antique) origin. Both the base and the koro are enclosed in an age darkened wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1266824 (stock #TCR4640)
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A 19th century Yixing oblong ovoid from the Koto Kiln (Japanese reading) in China, stamped on the base Kuzumeisho-sei (Ge Mingxiang). Guaranteed genuine of course. These were brought to Japan in large numbers from the 18th century, when two brothers Kuzumeisho and Kuzugensho succeeded and expanded the family kiln in China. The Namako (Sea Slug) glaze is very typical of their style. This vase is large at 12 inches (30 cm) tall with a fine elegant form.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1266742 (stock #TCR4638)
The Kura
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A Small Sometsuke Suiteki water dropper for use in making ink by Miura Chikusen I enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 3 x 1 x 2 inches (7.5 x 2 x 5 cm) and is in fine condition.
Chikusen I (1854-1915) made a name for himself as a strict adherent to and supplier of Sencha tea wares in Kyoto; one of the most important artists in the country for that genre...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1266439 (stock #TCR4634)
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A set of five dishes made to commemorate the Gosho Nai Dai Hakurankai (held 1881-1897) signed Seiroku (Kiyomizu Rokubei IV, 1848-1920). They are simply decorated in iron with Hoju (Buddhist Jewels), a simple yet striking theme. They come enclosed in a wooden box, and each is stamped on the base with the exhibition name. They are roughly 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1265916 (stock #ALR4682)
The Kura
$2,750.00
A superb Painting in the true literati tradition by Fujimoto Tesseki enclosed in a double wood box annotated by Yano Kyoson (1890-1965, using the art name Koshin-an). The ink and light color on paper scene is mounted between ichimonji of squirrels in vines set into a brass colored field of silk patterned with arabesque florals and features huge Zogei rollers. The scroll is 30 x 88-1/2 inches (76 x 224 cm) and is in overall very good condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1265866 (stock #ANR4681)
The Kura
$4,800.00
A pair of crows settle in to the lavishly hung branch of a persimmon tree, few leaves clinging to its gray washed branches. This is a two panel screen by Tomita Keisen dated 1908 and very similar in style to his painting Cat in Cherry Blossoms (1906) published in the catalog Tomita Keisen-Ten. Likely a sketch later made into a screen, faint lines can still be seen where the artist sketched out twigs that were eliminated from the final painting...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1265646 (stock #MOR4677)
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A Sagemono of kanshi (dried lacquer) in the shape of a degraded and cast off waniguchi shrine bell with a central compartment, golden leaves gathering on the surface, connected to a wooden netsuke in the shape of a mokugyo prayer bell by a black chord. When hanging, a lever inside closes by gravity, preventing the compartment from opening. On back in gold lacquer is written a circuitous verse followed by the artists (Shunkyo) signature...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1265532 (stock #TCR4673)
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A Seiji green celadon tea container with lid by Seifu Yohei IV wrapped in a satin lined bag and enclosed in the original signed wooden box annotated on the side by Kano Tessai. Even the silk bag is signed (it appears to read Rakkasei). Precluding Seifu’s signature inside the lid is the statement “One of 30 made for the Heiwa Kinen Sho (Place Commemorating Peace)” with the annotation on the side dated 1919. This piece is likely to commemorate the first year anniversary since the signing ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1265447 (stock #ALR4671)
The Kura
$2,900.00
An ink painting of bamboo by Tomioka Tessai enclosed in a wooden box endorsed by Sakamoto Kojo titled Ganchiku. It is 67.5 x 199 cm (26-1/2 x 78 inches) and has been long ago mounted in excellent brocade. There are some holes visible in the original paper which were repaired when the painting was re-backed. Included in the sale is the original catalog page from when the scroll was sold as well as the Kanteisho (#196) from Kiyoshikojin Seicho Temple, home of the Tomioka Tessai Museum in Hyogo ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1265350 (stock #TCR4670)
The Kura
$3,500.00
A set of 21 dishes made by Kiyomizu Rokubei III (1820-1883), Shiokawa Bunrin (1808-1877), Kono Bairei (1844-1895), and other members of Bunrin's atelier enclosed in a custom compartmentalized wooden box. Inset into the lid is the original signed wooden box top titled Shiokawa Bunrin Sensei E no Kiyomizu Rokubei Saku. Each gourd shaped dish is uniquely decorated with a seasonal image and poem, and is signed by the artist who decorated it and stamped by the maker Rokubei. The set is likely datin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1265132 (stock #MOR4669)
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The crescent moon is hollowed out to contain a flower arrangement, a Hototogisu (cuckoo) passing in front. The vessel is suspended by an antique chain. It is roughly 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) wide and is in fine condition.