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 : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1362325 (stock #TCR6475)
The Kura
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Delicate fish scale patterns in gold on bronze lacquer highlight old chips on the rim of this large Yamachawan Tea bowl dating from the Kamakura to early Muromachi periods (12th -15th centuries). Blue glaze twinkles on the heavily eroded surface, where Shizen-yu ash pooled and crystallized. There is a large slash in the glaze where another bowl had been stacked inside, and there are much losses to the surface glazing typical of excavated works...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1362324 (stock #TCR6474)
The Kura
$650.00
Sale Pending
Six excavated pots including imported works from China and Korea dating from the (11th -15th centuries). Each comes in a kiri-wood box. They include:
Kamakura to Muromachi period Mino Sake cup, 8 cm (3 inches) diameter
Ko-Seto Bukkaki Buddhist Offering Vase, Nanboku-cho to Muromachi periods, 10 cm (4 inches) tall...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1361754 (stock #TCR6472)
The Kura
$2,700.00
A very unusual incense burner in the form of two servants holding up Hotei as he looks joyously toward the night sky. It is performed in crackled white glaze over pale clay with simple iron decoration. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box bearing the Teishitsu Gigei-in seal titled Ga-korai Hotei Koro indicating it was based on Korean decoration techniques. It is 18.5 x 10 x 14 cm (7-1/2 x 4 x 6 inches) and is in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1361677 (stock #TCR6471)
The Kura
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Copper green and dark iron decorate the pale glazed sides of this exquisite box dating from the early Edo period (17th century) wrapped in a silk lined sarasa bag and enclosed in a black lacquered wood box. It is 1-3/4 inches (4.5 cm) square, roughly 3 inches (7 cm) tall and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1361676 (stock #TCR6470)
The Kura
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An Edo period Kogo decorated with geese on white glaze from the Kilns of Kyoto enclosed in a period wooden box. Inside the lid of the Kogo is the date Kansei 2 (1790) and signature Hogan Chikushun-Zo (Hogan is a titled reserved for artists of high stature). The wooden box is titled Chikushun-zo Raku-kogo Shikaku dated the ninth day of the 11th month of Tenpo 11 (1840). It is roughly 2 inches (4.5 cm) square and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1361621 (stock #MOR6469)
The Kura
$850.00
A Shishimai Lion mask from Northern Japan deeply carved and lacquered in red dating from the mid Edo period. It is 10-1/2 x 8-1/2 x 8 inches (26 x 22 x 21 cm). The nose has been broken and repaired once, and of course the wooden hingepins in the jaw have been replaced at some time in the distant past.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1361620 (stock #TCR6468)
The Kura
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A Tokkuri decorated with an Otsu-e image of a sword bearer and a poem by Otagaki Rengetsu enclosed in a wooden box annotated by the head of Jinkoin Temple and titled Rengetsu-ni saku, Otsu-e Tokkuri, The poem reads:
Furi tate shi As if raising and lowering
mameshi gokoro no his true heart like a standard
hitosuji ni in one line
koyuru ka imo ni will he pass through to meet his love
Osaka no seki...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1361492 (stock #TCR6464)
The Kura
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Sale Pending
A mellon shaped red-Raku Kogo incense case enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Raku Ryonyu (1756–1834), 9th generation head of the Raku family. It is roughly 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1361491 (stock #TCR6463)
The Kura
$750.00
A beautiful dark square of clay from the Shigaraki kilns forms a box for carrying incense covered in rich red-brown glaze, the surface pocked with shiseki stones dating from the first half of the Edo period (17th -18th centuries). It is 1-3/4 inches (4.5 cm) square and in overall fine condition, enclosed in an age-darkened kiri-wood box bound with buck-skin.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1361367 (stock #AOR6461)
The Kura
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A view of Gyeongbok Palace Royal Library (Jipokjae) by Kaneko Tamotsu exhibited at the 2nd Teiten National Exhibiton in Taisho 9 (1920). Oil on canvas in the original gilt-frame. The frame is 113 x 140 x 7.5 cm (44-1/2 x 55 x 3 inches); the canvas is 91 x 117 cm (36 x 46 inches). There is some loss to the oils from time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1361254 (stock #TCR5377)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A Kakehana wall vase by Otagaki Rengetsu enclosed in a rare original signed wooden box dating from her 75th year. Embellished with a poem it is 17 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall, 8 cm (3 inches) diameter and in fine condition.
Much has been written about the life and work of poet/artist Otagaki Rengetsu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1361162 (stock #TCR6457)
The Kura
$650.00
A boxed set of five 19th century Kyo-yaki Soba-choko shaped Mukozuke dishes from the kilns of Kyoto’s Gojo-zaka area decorated in crackled white overlayed with alternating stripes of iron and orange. Pinholes in the glaze and the fine crackling have absorbed color over time, accentuating the sense of antiquity. Despite their age, the design is simple, clean and contemporary. Each is 8.5 cm (3-1/2 inches) diameter, 6.5 cm (2-1/2 inches) tall and all are in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1361161 (stock #MOR6456)
The Kura
$495.00
A rich luster shines softly under the trailing vines on this ancient well wheel (Kassha) of chestnut and matching iron bound bucket made of Hinoki (cypress) renowned for its rot-resistant qualities. It is a genuine well wheel, and would have been hanging over a well with the accompanying bucket dangling from rope below. Sometime in the distant past it was removed, saved, polished and decorated with vines in precious metal powders, colored lacquers and mother of pearl inlay...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1361105 (stock #MOR6455)
The Kura
$850.00
A one sided accordion album decorated with erotic scenes dating from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. The opening and closing pages are sunakin scattered gold flake. The rest is imagery on gold. The first printed page reveals a public bath scene, where the Noren curtain can be lifted to reveal a woman in the bath. Next we find a woman removing her robes as she goes toward the bath...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1361047 (stock #TCR6452)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Sale Pending
A large futamono (covered dish) in the shape of a Tai-fish by Ninnami Dohachi enclosed in a triple wood box signed and annotated by renowned potter Miura Chikuken (Chikken). The Tai fish (Red Snapper) is a popular motif and commonly served in celebratory occasions because its name (Tai) is a homophone for Medetai (celebration). The stomach section is removable to reveal a compartment where fish might be served. It is 36.5 x 23 x 20 cm and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1358486 (stock #ANR6451)
The Kura
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Sages and scholars brush the shores of island of precipitous peaks dotted with temples in various shades of ink and separated from eah other by misty veils. Erudite minds contemplate the mysteries of life as they traverse the dizzying heights or hustle from monastery to library in search of truth. Ink on paper, it has been restored once in the long distant past (sometime in the Edo period) and comes in a border of fine silk with a black lacquered frame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1358403 (stock #MBR6448)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A very unusual set of three clamboring amphibians forming a bronze koro signed on the stomach of the bottom-most figure. One lifts off to reveal the incense chamber in the back of the larger turtle. They are 8-1/2 x 6 x 3-1/2 inches (21 x 15 x 8 cm) and are in fine condition. It is signed beneath Heian (Kyoto) Tanaka Shuyo (Morifushi).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1358367 (stock #TCR1830)
The Kura
$750.00
A spectacular Naeshirogawa Mimitsuku Tsubo dating from the Edo period, the rich red clay covered in thick splatters of dark glaze. This is one of the pots we picked up in a recent trip through the kiln sites of Kyushu, Japans Southernmost Main Island. The tsubo has been built up with coils of clay, and smoothed with a slightly textured paddle...