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 : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1328203 (stock #TCR5116)
The Kura
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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 : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1328092 (stock #MOR5113)
The Kura
$1,100.00
A very unusual set of 8 Sumo wrestlers and 4 referees showing progression from the start of the match to the throw and victory. They are Tsuchi ningyo, un-fired clay decorated with paints. Rings of bound straw (just like the real thing) are 24 cm(10 inches) diameter. Each figure is Roughly 18 cm (7 inches) tall. There are a few repairs, one wrestler has a broken arm repaired, the grappling pair has one head re-glued, and the referee has twice had his gunbai baton broken...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1327936 (stock #TCR5106)
The Kura
$600.00
A vase from the early days of the Fukagawa Company made by and decorated with Shishi lions and Peony in 8 sided windows among grape vines in cobalt. There is wear to the gold rim, otherwise is in fine condition. This was created about 1915, when the Fukagawa Company was still sub-contracting the finer works out to prominent potters of the Arita area. It is roughly 12 inches (30 cm) tall, 10 inches (24.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition but for the above mentioned wear to the rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1327523 (stock #MOR5104)
The Kura
$380.00
An unusual re-purposed table made from the top and bottom of a traditional Hanami-Bento Picnic Box covered in exquisite Maki-e gold scenes on Nashiji ground and dating from the early Edo period (17th-early 18th century). Courtiers, Samurai, Nobles and the warlord sit entranced as a man makes the slow moves of Noh, lit only by blazing bonfires. Two filled holes in the center indicate where the original handle for the hanami-bento would have been...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1327479 (stock #MOR5103)
The Kura
$3,600.00
Three monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil, serve to remind the wearer of this important tenant. They are a very unusual set carved from boxwood and dating from the early 20th century. The eyes of the largest figure (the container) are inlayed with black wood, and it is signed on the bottom Kunimitsu. The container is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall the Netsuke 2 inches (5 cm) long and all are in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1327441 (stock #MOR5100)
The Kura
$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 : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1327283 (stock #TCR5097)
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An 18th or early 19th century Shonzui-yaki Imari Incense Burner enclosed in an age darkened period wood box. It is signed Gorotaiho Goshonzui Zo in a cartouche on the side. This is an attribution to the artist Ito Goro Taiho who is said to have crossed to China to learn the basics of firing sometsuke, and spent ten years there before returning to Japan to set up a kiln in the Imari region. The piece is 5.5 x 9 x 7.5 cm (2-1/4 x 3-1/2 x 3 inches).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1327154 (stock #TCR5095)
The Kura
$2,800.00
White wisteria (fuji in Japanese) drape from the gilded rim of this Kutani vase signed from the preeminent Kaburagi studio and dating from the opening of the 20th century. The imagery is exquisitely performed with over-glaze enamels on a pastel gray ground. The vase is large at 13 inches (33.5 cm) tall, 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition, with some wear to the gold rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1326838 (stock #TCR5094)
The Kura
$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 : 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 1920 item #1326821 (stock #TCR5092)
The Kura
$275.00
A rare set of five Koishiwara dishes from the southern island of Kyushu in a rich ochre glaze with hakeme white slip patterns. Each is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter and in fine condition, dating from the later 19th century.
As a pottery center Koishiwara kilns were first established in the 17th century by Korean potters brought to Japan during Hideyoshi’s invasion of Korea in the Momoyama period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1326710 (stock #TCR5089)
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Hotei, the merry god of fortune, marches with a grin dragging behind his massive sack of goodies like an ancient Chinese Santa Claus. Extremely well formed and decorated, this okimono comes enclosed in the original wooden box signed Shunko (Harumitsu) and dating from the early 20th century. The artists mark is visible on the bag. It is roughly 5 inches (13 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1326372 (stock #MOR5086)
The Kura
$520.00
An antique Mo-ru copper tray hand formed with decorative additions engraved with a dragon dial. It is 47 x 35.5 cm (19 x 14 inches) and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1326204 (stock #MOR5086)
The Kura
$250.00
An antique Japanese hand forged iron candlestick with extendable stand. It is 15 to 22 inches tall (38 to f6 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1325929 (stock #MBR5083)
The Kura
$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 : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1325493 (stock #TCR5080)
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A Praying Mantis clings to enamel vines creeping up the side of this unusually large terracotta cylinder by Mori Suiho enclosed in the original wooden box titled Bankogama Mushi no E Hanaike (Banko Kiln Vase with Insect Design) and signed with the Tokaen kiln name. Outside is raw clay, but inside is covered with a thin coat of transparent glaze, making it waterproof. On the base it is stamped Banko Suiho...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1700 item #1325328 (stock #MOR5079)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A very unusual image of Daikoku, one of the seven lucky gods whose raised mallet hammers out gold coins carrying a sack of treasure on bails of rice, signed and dated Genroku 12 (1699). The signature reads Kyo-Yamashina-Ju (Resident of the capitol in Yamashina, a district of Kyoto) Saigen Saku (made by Saigen). It is carved wood covered with a type of doro-e typical of Southern Chinese or Annan style and features inlaid glass eyes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1324891 (stock #TCR5076)
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A smiling foo-dog sits astride this box shaped koro by Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seiji Shishi Koro. It is 6.5 x 6.5 c 16 cm (2-1/2 x 2-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches) and in excellent condition.
Suwa Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875. Over the next 25 years he would gravitate between Tokyo and Kanazawa, working at various kilns and research facilities...