The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for their patience during the last few months since the Kumamoto Earthquake. Robert has been working with disaster relief group IDRO Japan in the earthquake affected areas of Kumamoto, and this has caused some delays in listing, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery and actively seeking new stock. For more on these efforts see IDRO Japan on Facebook.
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 : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1323986 (stock #MOR5065)
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A pair of root-wood geese carvings 10 x 4 x 3 inches (24 x 10 x 9 cm) and 6 x 3 x 8 inches (14 x 6.5 x 20 cm) respectively. There are some minor losses around where the feet are attached to the natural form polished wood bodies, otherwise are in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1341522 (stock #TCR5267)
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40 haidai sake cup stands collected from kilns all over Japan enclosed in a set of four custom made compartmentalized antique wooden boxes. Each is roughly 3 inches (8cm) wide or tall. Although by nature of their use there are a few minor chips, overall they are in fine condition, and have yet to shed their coat of dust acquired over a century in storage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1309466 (stock #ALR4933)
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A snake slithers through the late summer grasses on this painting by Utsumi Koho dated 1901. Painted on silk, it has been completely remounted in a fine cloth border featuring blackened wood rollers. The scroll is 20-1/2 x 71-1/2 inches (52.5 x 182 cm) and is in fine condition. Utsumi Koho (Tsunejiro) was born in Chiba prefecture in 1878, the tenth year of the Meiji period. He studied the Shijo manner of painting under Mochizuki Kinpo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1340577 (stock #TCR5255)
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A set of 5 plates from the Mino kilns of the 19th century depicting one of the Rokukasen (Rokkasen, six great poets) dating from the 19th century. Each plate is 5 x 4 x 3/4 of an inch (12.5 x 10 x 2 cm). There are two small chips to the rim (see close up photos).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1328280 (stock # ANR5119)
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A beautifully rendered image of the three friends of winter, Plum, Pine and Bamboo rising up majestically from the forest floor along a stream of swirling eddies, the delicate white blossoms bursting forth like the charge of spring. The painting dates from the 19th century, and has been completely remounted without over-painting. The screen is mounted in patterned blue brocade with a black lacquered wooden frame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1325929 (stock #MBR5083)
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$500.00
19th century 3 ring handled silver inlaid Japanese bronze vase, 5 inches (13 cm) diameter 12 inches (30 cm) tall in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1327441 (stock #MOR5100)
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$1,200.00
An ink stone container in the shape of a turtle with gold lining, red and black lacquer outside. The inner lid is covered on top with mother of pearl on black lacquer, and features a bekko handle...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1326838 (stock #TCR5094)
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$975.00
A pair of gorgeous Meiji period vases from the Kyushu kilns of Takatori enclosed in a superb compartmentalized cross-cut-cedar wood box. They are roughly 12 inches (30 cm) tall each and in fine condition.
Takatori Yaki was started by Korean potters brought over to Japan during the invasion of Korea in the Momoyama period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1337247 (stock #MOR5215)
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$1,500.00
A very unusual saya of flaring design is inlayed with crushed eggshells and metallic nashiji with blanks of black in the shape of maple leaves. The silvered Habaki too is made with the shapes of maple leaves filed into it. The tang is signed Sadanori. The blade is not rusted, neither is it in high polish.
blade length: 26 cm
sori:0.7 cm
motohaba:2.4 cm
motokasane: 0.6 cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1315123 (stock #TCR4992)
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An old Tsutsu-Chawan titled Romatsu (Ancient Pine) covered in dark glaze with swirls of pale green on the front enclosed in a fine old kiri-wood box. Inside the lid is a poem which reads:
Ame kaze ni ikuyo
He nuramu Romatsu no
Arashi wa Tae ni
Koke no hana ha
Saku
The Pine stands firm against the wind and the rain, years of storms pass, and the moss flowers blossom… It is signed Kayoko...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1313684 (stock #TCR4982)
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A raw earthen bottle hand formed for sake and engraved with a poem by Otagaki Rengetsu. It is 5-1/4 inches (13.5 cm) tall and in fine condition. The poem reads:
Fuyubata no On the Daikon Leaves
Oone no kuki ni In a winter field
Shimo Sae Te Frost gleams
Asatode Samushi Going out in the morning I feel cold
Okazaki no sato Here in Okazaki village
Much has been written about the life and work of poet/artist Otagaki Rengetsu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1311884 (stock #TCR4950)
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A set of Tokkuri by Miyagawa Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box bearing the Teishitsu Gigei-in Seal of the first generation and placing the set before 1916. The Kyo-yaki style crackled cream glaze is decorated with scenes of boats pulled up to the lakeshore before a distant pavilion in an idealic landscape typical of literati design. Each is 6 inches (15 cm) tall and in fine condition, complete with their original lids...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1320280 (stock #MOR5031)
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A large bronze figure of a Shojo sake-sprite offering a cup of merriment to a turtle (the symbol of longevity) signed by Shoun and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is x 6 x 7 x 7-1/2 inches (14 x 18 x 19 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1341593 (stock #MOR5270)
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A very rare iron fish of two uchidashi hand formed sides with mobile fins suspended from a set of square rods meant to hang from a circular loop which would hang from the ceiling, at the bottom of which would be hung a kettle or cooking pot. The fish is 14 inches (35 cm) long, suspended from an elaborate hanging hook. It is adjustable from 59 inches (150 cm) long.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1323683 (stock #MOR5061)
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$580.00
A small ichiboku-bori image of Jizosama dating from the Edo period. It is 13 inches (33 cm) tall and in completely original condition. There are some worm holes and nibbles on the left ear.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1337031 (stock #TCR5213)
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Otafuku, the embodiment of feminine warmth, smiles softly as she draws her robes up, a large pottery figure by Teishitsu Gigei-In Suwa Sozan I. An identical image with overglaze enamel decorations is visible in the 1929 posthumous exhibition catalog (Copies included). It is over 15 inches (39 cm) tall. There is a chip in the base near the left foot (see pictures)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1333287 (stock #TCR5156)
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A set of five sencha steeped tea tea cups by the first Suwa Sozan decorated with three seasonal or auspidcious fruits and a poem by famed literatus Tomioka Tessai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Each cup is 2-1/4 x 2 inches (5.7 x 5 cm) and is in fine condition.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1328820 (stock #TCR5130)
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A set of five Ninsei dishes decorated with unique images stamped Eiraku and enclosed in a studio box from Heian Jukodo. They are 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) diameter each. One has a small gold repair to the rim, and one has dark color seeped into the crackled glaze.