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 : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1329710 (stock #ALR5144)
The Kura
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A bijin stands aloof, painting by Kyoto Ukiyoe artist Yasukawa Harusada with Calligraphy above by Otagaki Rengetsu. The poem reads:
Itoyanagi midarenu hodo ni, Susabu nari eda wo narasanu, miyo no harukaze
Neither tangling the willow nor jostling it’s branches, this divine spring breeze
The dyed blue silk border is taken from Kimono with futai and Ichimonji heavily embroidered satin and red lacquer rollers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1329387 (stock #ANR5138)
The Kura
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A powerful image of a hawk in ink on genuine silver leaf signed Honen dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. It is 70-1/2 x 69-1/2 inches (180 x 176.5 cm) and in fine condition.
Mizutani Honen (1878-1928), Nagoya, Studied under Ishikawa Yurin. Remembered for his depictions of birds. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1329179 (stock #TCR5137)
The Kura
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An incense case decorated with a bird on a branch by Miyagawa Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 2 x 2-1/2 inches (5 x 6 cm) and is in fine condition.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth generation head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1329115 (stock #TCR5136)
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An unusual kiln mistake in perfect condition in the form of a sake bottle against which something has fallen during the firing, causing it to collapse sideways. These type of kiln mistakes are in fact highly prized as a representation of the power of nature over man’s attempts at control. It is roughly 8 x 8-1/2 x 4 inches (20 x 22 x 10 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1328879 (stock #TCR5132)
The Kura
$1,300.00
A 17th century Chaire Powdered-Tea Container covered in iron glaze and featuring a gold foil lined Zogei lid in an antique silk lined brocade pouch enclosed in an age darkened Kiri-wood box. It is 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) tall and in fine condition. There is some degeneration of the base of the wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1328636 (stock #MOR5127)
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A set of 6 round and 4 square 19th c. hikite sliding door handles of hand formed bronze with cloisonné backs, the square handles splashed with gold. They are roughly 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition, Ordinarily, the six would have been inside a rom, four opposite the square handles on a set of doors, the other two on a set of closet doors.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1328635 (stock #ALR5126)
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A pluck little bird clings delicately to the wispy upper reaches of a blossoming cherry in this lovely scroll signed Kakutei. It measures 22 by 75 inches (56 x 191 cm) and has been freshly mounted in fine blue-gray silk with dark wood rollers. The only person listed we have found in this period to have used the name Kakutai is the Shijo artist Morikawa Sobun (1847-1902). Obviously by an artist of great talent, we have not been able to find a copy of his signature used with this name...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1328437 (stock #TCR5124)
The Kura
$1,330.00
A beautiful Tokkuri of raw clay covered in Tombo-no-me with a splash of color just below the jauntily placed rim dating from the early Edo period. It is 6 inches (16 cm) tall and in fine condition. It comes enclosed in an age darkened kiri-wood box titled Ko-Shigaraki Tokkuri.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1328419 (stock #TCR5125)
The Kura
$950.00
A large 19th century baluster form with rign handles by Takahashi Dohachi enclosed in a period wooden display box. It is signed on the base Kachutei Dohachi-sei. The vase is 12-1/2 inches (32 cm) tall and in overall fine condition. One of the ring handles has been broken and re-glued...
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 : 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 : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1328205 (stock #ANR5117)
The Kura
$1,800.00
Koi in ink and brushes of gold swim effortlessly on the surface of this pair of paintings by 19th century artist Watanabe Kiyoshi mounted on applied silver foil and enclosed in a black lacquered wooden frame. The screen is 168 x 169.5 cm (66 x 67 inches) fully open and is in fine condition.
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 : 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 : 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).