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 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
$4,200.00
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
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1342598 (stock #ANR5289)
The Kura
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Brilliantly colored riders charge into rushing water on the gold leaves of this 18th century six panel screen relating the famous charge at the Battle of Uji Bridge. Tatsuna and Kagesue charge forward into the waters riding toward the enemy lined up on the opposite shore of the Uji River; the skeleton of the bridge visible in the back-ground. The screen measures 173 x 377 cm. (68 x 148-1/2 inches) each and retains the original Edo backing paper, with strong hinges and a good brocade border...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342597 (stock #SOR5288)
The Kura
$1,100.00
A beautifully appointed short yari (Spear) mounted on a short handle covered in nashiji lacquer with iron base and brass ring fittings bound with gilded rope and featuring a saya of gold flecked nashiji. It is in total length 46 inches (117 cm) long). The blade and tang total 13 inches (33.3 cm) in length. The blade itself is 12.2 cm (5 inches) long. It can be polished further if desired. There is a chip in the tip of the nashiji cover...
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 : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1341786 (stock #TCR5273)
The Kura
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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.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began his artistic career studying painting in the Shijo manner under Koizumi Togaku before moving to the plastic...
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). One horn has been repaired and there is some damage whe...
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.