The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for thier 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 lisitng, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery for the next month, and actively seeking new stock, we do anticipate more disaster relief work after the rain season has ended in mid July. 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 : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1338073 (stock #MOR5231)
The Kura
$2,400.00
A table carved in the shape of a writhing dragon, a fountain of clouds and water rising from his mouth creates the table-top. Edo period (17th-18th c.) It stands 27 inches (68.5 cm) tall, the top 18 inches (46 cm) diameter. It is very possible this was used as a lantern or offering stand in a Buddhist temple. There is a looseness in the joints as well as old repairs and losses attesting to its age. More photos available upon request
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1337569 (stock #SAR5222)
The Kura
$1,400.00
Engraved brass fittings decorate this amazing Te-nugui-kake rack decorated with dozens of heraldic Samurai Family crests in brilliant gold maki-e over nashiji powdered gold ground. It is 23 x 9-1/2 x 22-1/2 inches (59 x 24 x 57 cm), There is a crack in the joint at one foot, and some dirtiness, but overall is in exceedingly good condition. This was from the Jinnya, an Inn for Daimyo and other important travelers moving between Kyoto and Edo on the old Tokkaido Road.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1309382 (stock #MOR4930)
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A set of three Edo period gold Maki-e cups representing the three friends of winter, plum, pine and bamboo enclosed in a period wooden box dated the sixth month of Tenpo 7 (1836). They are 4 inches (10 cm) diameter and consecutively smaller, and in fine condition. Although we cannot decipher the first character, the box is titled ? Kin Taka Maki-e, Mitsukumi (? Gold Takamaki-e, Set of Three)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1319111 (stock #TCR5025)
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A fine large bowl by Eiraku Zengoro dating from the Meiji to Taisho period: outside dragon and phoenix in striking silver on red, inside blue and white dragon dial surrounded by silver designs on white with cobalt designs at the rim. It is 10 cm (4 inches) tall, 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter and in fine condition, enclosed in an old wood box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1333201 (stock #ANR5154)
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Exceptional Edo p. Japanese Screen, Demon War An exceedingly rare set of four dramatic paintings divided into segments depicting a variety of battle scenes and supernatural phenomena, each heavy pigment on paper canvas mounted on one of four panels of a gold screen bordered in mulberry. The scenes appear to comprise a fragment of the tale of Daikozan (Oeyama), a Kyoto tale where in a powerful demon was lured to drink, then cut to pieces in his stupor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1328329 (stock #TCR5121)
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A striking design rises up the pin-holed surface of this set of Tokkuri with genuine gold repairs about the rim dating from the late 18th to 19th century and enclosed in a period wooden box. They are 2 inches (5 cm) diameter, 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1312249 (stock #MOR4963)
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A stunning Haisen-bowl of polished black lacquered ground with a red shunkei rim covered in blossoming vegetation, Shidare Sakura (weeping cherry blossoms), Botan (peony), kiku (Chrysanthemum) and hagi (Bush Clover). All rendered with superb craftsmanship and design in silver and gold powders. The bowl is 6 inches (15 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in excellent condition, enclosed in an old kiri-box covered in protective kaki-shibu persimmon oil.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1311262 (stock #MOR4943)
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A large Japanese Buddhist prayer bell on a silk pillow with a lacquer and doe-skin striker dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. The hand formed bowl has a serene, deep ring which echoes softly. It is 13 inches (33.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition. One soft strike causes it to reverberate for more than one full minute.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1337812 (stock #MOR4836)
The Kura
$750.00
A sword stand of wood covered in Nashiji Lacquer emblazoned with Mitsuba-Aoi Hollyhock crests of the Edo Shogun. It is 25-1/2 inches (64 cm) tall, the base is 9 x 10 inches (23 x 25 cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1326837 (stock #ANR5093)
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Sennin, Daoist immortals, relax, Gamma with his three legged toad looking shocked upon his shoulder, Tekkai sending his spirit forth, the essential equipment of the Daoist life scattered about them. The painting is dated 1912 and signed Kodo. The artist has chosen a very humorous stance from which to depict his subjects. The silk image is mounted on a panel of applied gold flake and framed in striped Ebony,. The frame is 142 x 48 cm (58 x 19 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1328203 (stock #TCR5116)
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A perfectly formed 17th-18th century Senbei Jar for storage of dry goods with a raised neck very typical of the early Edo period. The unーglazed Terracotta clay shows a blast of natural dark ash around the shoulder, and from midway down it has blackened with age and handling. It is 14 inches (36 cm) tall, 11 inches (28 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1333203 (stock #ALR5155)
The Kura
$3,000.00
An image of a Hakutaku by 418th head priest (former) of Daitokuji Chuho Sou. The scroll is 20 x 51 inches (51 x 130 cm) and is in original condition. It comes enclosed in an annotated wooden box. Judging by the calligraphy to the left the image was painted as a talisman to ward off evil. Chuho Sou (1760-1838) was born in Kyoto, and studied Zen under the 416th master Sokan. His Buddhist name is Sou, and other names used by him are Chuho, Shogetsu, and Rakuyojin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1314049 (stock #ALR4984)
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Light color on paper in a green silk border. The scroll is 17-1/2 x 67 inches (45 x 170 cm). There is a crease as visible in the photos going across the scroll about the sleeve height. It comes enclosed in an old kiri-wood box (which miss-identifies the artist as Kobayakawa Kiyoshi).
Watanabe Kiyoshi (1778-1861) was born to the household of Rihei, a Nuihaku (specialist in Embroidery and wearing kimono) in Owari, modern day Nagoya...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1299417 (stock #MOR4878)
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A Minogame Sea Turtlestands resolute on a boulder amidst churning waves staring out to sea at a grass script poem brushed deftly in the distance and signed Misako. This is possibly the female poet and scholar Kokubun Misako (no dates) active from the later Meiji period through the early post-war years who served at Waseda University around the turn of the century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1320670 (stock #ALR5040)
The Kura
$1,400.00
The sun rising behind pine boughs, a celebratory ink and pigment on paper painting by Fukuda Kodojin in a silk border with ivory capped bone rollers enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 45 x 152 cm (18 x 60 inches) and in overall fine condition, with minor marks from handling. Fukuda Kodojin (1865-1944) was an eccentric self taught artist, his status as a poet, calligrapher and literati artist has reached legendary status...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1329809 (stock #ALR5145)
The Kura
$680.00
A Taisho period image of Oishi Kuranosuke, leader of the Chushingura (47 Samurai) Light pigment on silk in a Taisho style striped border. It is 18 x 75-1/2 inches (46 x 192 cm) and in fine overall condition. The box is titled Oishi Yoshio (the real name of Kuranosuke) and is signed by Hoko.
Hikita Hosho (1878-1934) was born in Nagoya, and studied painting under Kikuchi Hobun in Kyoto where he chose to settle. He was exhibited at the Teiten National Exhibition among others...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1302472 (stock #TCR4891)
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A large bowl made for the use of the Imperial family likely by the porcelain artist Denjuro wrapped in a padded silk bag and enclosed in a custom made wooden box. Inside is a large 16 petal chrysanthemum, outside cranes fly among tall bamboo and roaring waves with a triad of Chrysanthemum crests. The bowl is 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) diameter and in fine condition. These items would have been used by the Emperor on visits outside the palace, and left as commemorations as gifts for the host...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1317776 (stock #ANR5009)
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A pair of 19th century screens by important artist Mori Kansai. Ink and applied gold flake on paper in a patterned silk border with black lacquered wooden frame featuring fine brass hardware. Each is 376 x 171 cm (148 x 67-1/2 inches)...