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 : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1342932 (stock #MOR5307)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A set of arrows with target tips standing in a Kuwa (mulberry) stand and including an archery glove, bow string, and antler knock for attaching the string to the bow. Each arrow is 34 inches (86 cm) long and all are in overall fine condition, although the fletches are coming loose on a few.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1342931 (stock #ANR5306)
The Kura
Price on Request
A vivid six panel Edo screen depicting riders at the second Battle of Uji bridge from the Heike Monogatari signed Fujiwara Hisanobu; the signature followed by a stamp reading Eisen . The first horse plunges into the frothing current, while the rider in the rear bites his bowstring in frustration urging his stead on. The bones of the destroyed bridge visible through gold clouds in the background set the stage...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1342929 (stock #SAR5305)
The Kura
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A matching Edo period Myochin signed Go-mai-do Gusoku yoroi lacquered black and threaded with blue chord emblazoned with a seven star crest. It features a 24 plate suji kabuto with elaborate tehen kanamomo signed Myochin Ki Munemasa saku. The blossoming Shikoro features large back-turned Fukigaeshi and mabizashi covered in leather and also emblazoned with the seven star crest. Inserted in front is a sharp kuwa-gata maedate...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342927 (stock #SAR5304)
The Kura
$400.00
A hanpo of iron with black lacquer in excellent condition, dating from the later Edo period. Made for an adult. It is lacquered black both inside and out, with blue lacing securing the three lame throat defense.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1342926 (stock #SAR5303)
The Kura
$750.00
Two Edo period Cross-stitched Silk Sashimono Battle Flags made to be worn on the back of a fighting samurai for identification, these belonging to the Honda Clan. The larger is white and black, measuring 16 x 25 inches (46 x 63 cm). It has some losses to the cloth. The Smaller is blue and white, 17-1/2 x 21 inches (45 x 54 cm), and too has some loses (see photos). Currently framed, they will be shipped without the bulky frames.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342920 (stock #MOR5302)
The Kura
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A very rare Aikuchi (Tanto) with reverse blade called a Hanagatana, the blade signed Kei-iku-okina Suzuki Harukuni. It is in a scabbard of light wood carved with an image of the Daruma highlighted with gold lacquer on the end, a fly whisk and Nyoi in antler inlayed on opposite sides of the handle. Where the handle and scabbard meet are two discs of ox-horn. Both ends and the tie are also stag antler...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1342919 (stock #SAR5301)
The Kura
$2,650.00
A highly unusual helmet covered in black lacquer which has aged to a mellow brown composed of iron plates arranged front to back and hinged in the center to allow the bowl to collapse forward behind the mabizashi. From the base hangs a 5 plate Hineno shikoro with prominent fukuigaeshi. There is some loss to the lacquer on the right fukigaeshi. A large crescent moon as a maedate has been attached to the front at a later but unknown date, and this has chipped the lacquer on the mabizashi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342917 (stock #SAR5300)
The Kura
$1,800.00
A Reisei Ho Mask of black lacquered iron from which is suspended a throat guard of kiritsuke kozane scales laced with blue chord. Made for an adult, it is 17 x 24 x 11 cm (6 x 10 x 5 inches). It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342870 (stock #SOR5299)
The Kura
$2,450.00
A highly unusual Tessen war fan of hand forged iron outer flanges sandwiching bamboo bones dyed black supporting a fan painted with the image of a severed head lying in the grass, forehead still pinched in the final strain of battle. The metal flanges were originally lacquered black, but have since lost much of the protective coating. It is 12-1/4 inches (31.5cm) long and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342869 (stock #SAR5298)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A lacquered and iron bound round lidded box called a kubi-oke made to carry the head of a man taken in battle or that of a man after committing ritual suicide for offering to the lord. It is 13 inches (33 cm) diameter, 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) tall with large handles from which it could be carried on a pole. There is mouse damage on one part of the bottom, but has not eaten through to the inside.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1342835 (stock #SAR5298)
The Kura
$150.00
Two sets of Dai-sho black lacquered leather handle covers which would have protected the hilt of the sword in the rain emblazoned with family crests. 8 and 11 inches (20-28 cm) long respectively and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1342833 (stock #SAR5296)
The Kura
$750.00
A flag made of two widths (ni-haba) of cross-stitched white silk emblazoned with the mitsudomo-e crest made to be hung from the sashimono on back of a suit of armor for identification on the battlefield. The cloth is still supple and strong. It is 25-1/2 x 41 inches (65 x 104 cm). There is some minor insect damage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342722 (stock #MOR5295)
The Kura
$950.00
Eight various powder horns of hollowed out wood and bamboo based and or capped with various elaborate woods, bone antler and metal to form powder flasks for the traditional Japanese matchlock and black powder guns of the 19th century and earlier. Varying in color from light to rich caramel red to black, they are made of unusual natural shapes. Each is between 6 and 9 inches (16-22 cm) in length, and are in quite good condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342721 (stock #MOR5294)
The Kura
$970.00
Five water-buffaloe horns have been hollowed out, based and capped with various elaborate woods, bone antler and metal to form powder horns for the traditional Japanese matchlock and black powder guns of the 19th century. Several show designs in the Ainu style of Northern Honshu and Hokkaido. They are between 4-1/2 and 6 inches each (11-16 cm) in length, and are in quite good condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342649 (stock #SAR5293)
The Kura
Sold,Thank you
A very unusual Katana held in a saya (scabbard) made to look like a gnarled branch cut into a poor man’s cane. When pulled a spring-loaded mechanism releases two iron flanges creating a very effective tsuba hand guard. The blade is unsigned, measuring Nishaku nissun nibu {26-1/2 inches (67.3 cm)}. The remnants of a piece of paper remain glued to the saya with the name Masaaki Noma (?) written in cursive Roman letters, followed by UZUMASA, an area in Kyoto city...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1342646 (stock #SAR5292)
The Kura
$2,750.00
A Dragon is hand hammered in relief on this side plate from a suit of armor. From the lower edge are suspended five rows of hon-kozane scales gilded with gold. It is 22 inches (56 cm) long in total, the iron plate 11 x 9 inches (28 x 22 cm). The cloth is in delicate condition. 16th-17th century
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1342642 (stock #MOR5291)
The Kura
$1,300.00
A black lacquered box of thick hinoki cypress decorated with crests and characters in red and bound with thick iron. It is 19 x 14-1/2 x 14-1/2 inches (48.5 x 37 x 37 cm). It is in overall fine condition, showing wear and abrasions typical of age and use.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342618 (stock #SOR5290)
The Kura
Price on Request
A wakizashi in full furniture with crossed hawk feathers crest accompanied by papers from the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozonkai (NBTHK) from 1968, Iwate-ken license number 123424. It is in a fine scabbard of tame-nuri opaque red with snow-crystal like designs in black. The various parts are all matching, of soft metal with silver inlay. There is a small repair near the himotoshi (see close-up photos). The blade is in fine condition...