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 : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1342430 (stock #MBR5287)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A bronze basin in the shape of a boat riding smoothly on tempestuous seas, guided by a phoenix on the bow, and a dragon calling the wind from the rear. The waves and two creatures are in Seido green patina, the boat in a rich red. Dating from the later 19th century, the boat itself is 20 x 12 x 14 inches (50.5 x 31 x 27.5 cm). With the creatures attached it is 2 feet (61 cm) long and weighs 8.7 kg (19 pounds)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1342318 (stock #MOR5284)
The Kura
$325.00
Black lacquer shines like black glass, windows shaped like burning balls gilded with genuine gold seem to glow from within in the midnight darkness, like the light of Buddhist law. This is an exquisite 19th century offering table for use in Buddhist services. It is of fine quality, 30.5 x 30.5 x 25.5 cm (12 x 12 x 10 inches) and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1342254 (stock #MOR5283)
The Kura
$750.00
A block of wood carved into the shape of a fox mask (kitsune) used to form paper-mache masks used in traditional shrine dances. One can see the lines where the masks are cut from the mold down the center between the eyes. The Jaw is a separate piece. The wood is dark with age and use, stained from the hundreds or thousands of masks which have dried on its surface. With the jaw it is 20-1/2 x 16 x 14 cm (roughly 8 x 6 x 5-1/2 inches).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1342201 (stock #MOR5280)
The Kura
$4,350.00
A demure image of grace and youth; this is a fine full sized Bunraku theater puppet dating from the later 19th or opening of the 20th century. This was shown at an exhibition of Bunraku related items, and a small catalog is included. The puppet is Osome, heroine in the play Shinpan Utazaimon Nozakimura no Dan (Osome Hisamatsu). She is dressed in a period red chirimen-silk kimono stencil-dyed with floral motifs and with embroidery of cranes; clouds and waves in couched silver thread...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1342146 (stock #MOR5279)
The Kura
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A hand riveted Torii gate of iron bands made for protecting sacred places. It is 30.5 x 34 cm and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1342121 (stock # MOR5278)
The Kura
$595.00
A dragon finial forms a loop from which to hang this antique iron lantern shaped like a bell with grated window and door, the bottom plate pierced with images of a pagoda and Daimonji-mountain of Kyoto. When hung the imagery cut into the base would have been cast out on the ground below the lantern. It came from a home along the ancient pleasure quarters of Kamishichiken in Kyoto. It comes complete with chain and hook for hanging...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1342031 (stock #TCR5276)
The Kura
$650.00
A rolled over leaf shape forming two impressions for serving traditional Japanese foods, enclosed in an old wooden box titled Ko-Hagi Ha-zara. It is 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches (22 x 14 x 3.5 cm). Overall in fine condition for its age, there are minor nicks in the rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1342030 (stock #MOR5275)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A dark hardwood antique Ribbon-table carved with a fretted diaper and circular motifs. It is 56 x 22 x 26 cm (22 x 8-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition. Although likely of Chinese origin,this piece was found in Japan.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1341786 (stock #TCR5273)
The Kura
Sale Pending
An exquisite vase by Ito Tozan enclosed in the worn but original signed wooden box which is in-turn enclosed in a protective outer box (Niju Bako). The elegant form is covered in ivory colored glaze and carved in the center to reveal a pattern of Camellia flowers. It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter, 12 inches (31.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1341614 (stock #MBR5272)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you!
A bronze dragon water spout dating from the late Edo or early Meiji period (mid to later 19th century) in an unusual full body configuration. Most spouts appear climbing over the edge of a basin, and thus only the front of the dragon need be cast. This however writhes across the edge of the basin, the entire body exposed. A pipe extending from the stomach allows the water to be attached. It is 29-1/2 x 11 x 10 inches (75 x 28 x 25 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1341593 (stock #MOR5270)
The Kura
Price on Request
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 : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1341592 (stock #MOR5269)
The Kura
$290.00
Six fluted sides form the petals of a chrysanthemum in the dry lacquer technique. On top is a design of cherry blossoms. Signed beneath, it is 13-1/2 inches (24 cm) diameter and in overall fine condition. There are two minor chips to the rim. These can be repaired, please consult.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1341522 (stock #TCR5267)
The Kura
Sale Pending
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 : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1341312 (stock #MOR5266)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you!
An antique Buddhist altar table of open design with scrolling legs set into a diapered base, all black lacquered and gilded with genuine gold on front and sides. It is 30 x 13 x 13-1/2 inches (76 x 33 x 34 cm) and in overall fine condition with chips and minor repairs typical of age. This is not from a home shrine, but from a Buddhist Temple.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1340836 (stock #MOR5258)
The Kura
$595.00
A carved wooden box with removable lid revealing a container for matches and tabacco slotted in the side to carry a Kiseru pipe. Exquisitely crafted by a man who both understood design and wood grains, it is likely from the arts and crafts era. It is 5-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 5 inches (14 x 9 x 13 cm) and is in overall fine condition, with wear to the base attesting to age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1340835 (stock #TCR5257)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Suwa Sozan Mt. Fuji Pottery Koro Incense Burner Antique, Japanese, porcelain TCR5257 An oki-koro wth the original ash pot by Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original wooden box titled Fuji Koro annotated Sozan-sei and dated the eigth month of 1922. The bottom of the basin and the inside of the mountain both bear the artists oval seal. It is 11-1/2 x 7 x 5-1/2 inches (29 x 18 x 14 cm) and is in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1340785 (stock #TCR5259)
The Kura
$2,100.00
A Pottery Mizusashi by Suwa Sozan I decorated with iris by Zen Priest Hashimoto Dokuzan and enclosed in a wooden box signed by both Sozan and Zen Priest Takeda Mokurai. It comes complete with the original fired lid as well as a black lacquered Kae-buta lid for other occasions. It is 7-1/2 inches (18.5 cm) tall, 5-1/2 inches (14.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1340578 (stock #TCR5256)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A lighting shaped dish decorated with karakusa and burning motifs by Seifu Yohei I (signed with his art name Baihin) enclosed in the rare original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (13.5 cm) square, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Seifu Yohei I (1803-1861) founded the Seifu dynasty in Kyoto. He was born in powerful Kaga-kuni, modern day Kanazwa prefecture...