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 #1340359 (stock #TCR5254)
The Kura
$650.00
A small image of Jurojin covered in metallic glaze enclosed in an ancient kiri-wood box topped with hardwood. It is 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1340358 (stock #TCR5253)
The Kura
$985.00
Plovers soar over crashing waves on this antique wan-gata chawan in the popular Ninsei style of Kyoto dating from the 18th to 19th centuries. It is 5-1/4 inches (13 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and enclosed in an old wooden box. There is a hairline crack in the rim (see close-ups).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1700 item #1340356 (stock #MOR5252)
The Kura
$3,250.00
A Momoyama period (16th to 17th c) lacquered incense burner with later polished brass lid and optional hardwood cover enclosed in an ancient and delicate red-lacquered wooden box inside of a secondary nijubako wooden box which contains a compartment for the optional wooden lid as well. The koro is 4-1/4 inches (11 cm) square. There is much old wear to the gold decoration and black lacquer, and repairs around the base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1340268 (stock #TCR5251)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A Kyo-yaki incense burner from Kyoto in the shape of an insect astride two summer melon shapes surmounted by leaves enclosed in an old wooden box titled Yakimono Uri-gata Koro. It is 5-1/2 x 5 x 6 inches (14 x 12 x 15 cm) and is in excellent condition, 19th to opening 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1340267 (stock #TCR5250)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A beautifully shaped miniature bell with simulated chord looping through the top, half lifting off to reveal a compartment for storing incense. A ball inside the lower section actually rattles around like a real suzu-bell. This is a very unusual and superbly crafted from from the Mino area of Edo Japan. The inside white clay is darkened with age, and the outside infused with color gathered with time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1340130 (stock #TCR5248)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A brush rest in the shape of an elaborate growth of magical mushrooms in mottled blue glaze signed Shokensai set on a hardwood base and enclosed in a period wood box. Measuring 7 inches (18 cm) long, there is a gold repair to the last mushroom at the base on one end; otherwise it is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1339859 (stock #MBR5247 )
The Kura
$950.00
A bronze Tanuki dressed in robes and holding a Nyoi (priest scepter) sits yelping into the air, as if surprised at being discovered for his true nature. Dating from the Meiji or possibly Taisho period, it is 10 x 8 x 9-1/2 inches (25 x 21 x 23 cm) and on the base has written in red “4th year” followed by a series of letters to which I have yet to discern a meaning. Likely Meiji 4 (1871).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1339176 (stock #TCR5241)
The Kura
$1,350.00
An incredible work of florals on gold signed on the base Kutani Kaburagi Sei showing the very best of that regions pottery dating from the Meiji to Taisho period, when quality and craftsmanship was at its peak. It is 9 inches (23 cm) diameter, 13 inches (33 c) tall and in overall fine condition. There is a small tori-ashi (birds foot) glaze crack in the bottom but does not leak, and is only visible on the outside bottom.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1338717 (stock #SAR5238)
The Kura
$325.00
Antique Japanese Edo p. Samurai Jingasa Gold Sword, Armor, armour SAR5238 A Jingasa of woven string in unusual octagonal form covered in lacquer and gilded gold bearing a Satsuma crest in red. Beneath is read and black lacquer. It is 15 inches (38.5 cm) across and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1338671 (stock #SAR5237)
The Kura
$300.00
This Jingasa is of Kanshitsu dried lacquer with a sharp central peak covered in black lacquer and bearing a wide circular crest in gold of the Hatamoto, the clans which served directly beneath the Shogun. It is 18-1/2 inches (47.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition, with a repair in black lacquer on the peak.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1338670 (stock #SAR5236)
The Kura
$275.00
An unusual shape Jingasa of Kanshitsu Dried lacquer covered in black with a large red crest on front spanning the central ridge. It is 13 x 13-1/2 x 8 inches (33 x 34 x 20 cm). There are losses to the peak.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1338539 (stock #SAR5235)
The Kura
$250.00
This Jingasa is of woven bamboo lattice covered with paper lacquered red bearing a gold crest. It is 18 inches (46 cm) diameter, and aside from minor losses on the edges, is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1338538 (stock #SAR5234)
The Kura
$270.00
An unusual high jingasa of rounded, flaring form likely of Kanshitsu (dried lacquer) technique with two gold bands. It is 11 inches (30 cm) diameter. There are some losses to the outer red, and old repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1338527 (stock #MOR5233)
The Kura
$2,200.00
Two Meiji period Ostrich eggs hollowed and decorated with rich lacquered Maki-e designs of Uminosachi (treasures of the sea) on one, and Royal Crests among scrolling vines on the other. They come in a custom collectors compartmentalized kiri-wood box, one with the original Meiji period stand, the other with a more modern brass wire stand. They are roughly 6 inches tall each (16 cm)...
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 : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1338072 (stock #SAR5230)
The Kura
$1,000.00
A set of original Edo period wooden Ikkabitsu storage boxes for Japanese Armor complete with the original carrying cases and prominently displaying a family crest in black. Overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1338039 (stock # MOR5228)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A Pair of antique Kodaiji Maki-e Chopsticks in black lacquer bearing the crest of the Toyotomi clan and the Imperial chrysanthemum with solid silver tips. One end of one has been repaired with powdered silver lacquer. The silver tips would have been to warn the person eating of poison, as it was believed pure mteals like silver, gold and pewter, would somehow change in the presence of poisons. The utensils are 12 inches (29.5 m) long, the silver tips extending 3 inches (7.5 cm) up the shafts...
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)