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 : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1366724 (stock #MOR6525)
The Kura
$350.00
A set of five trays from a prominent Kyoto Ryokan decorated by early 20th century scholar and artist Tanaka Hakuin. Each tray features a unique hand painted seasonal delicacy in red lacquer on black, allowing the exquisite natures of the wood (roughly 11 inches) square and overall in fine condition.
Tanaka Hakuin (1865-1934) was born in Suruga, modern day Shizuoka...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1366667 (stock #MOR6523)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A set of near-life-sized antique gilded wood lotuses in bronze vases, the stems still wrapped in paper revealing shimmering gold beneath. The bronze vases feature small bronze shishi lions for handles. They stand as pictured roughly 30 inches (77 cm)tall and are in overall fine condition, with oxidation to the bronze typical of age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1366666 (stock #MOR6522)
The Kura
$350.00
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A tray in the shape of Mt. Fuji decorated with pines intimating the view from Miho-no-matsubara Pine grove in Shizuioka. The red lacquer of the pine is performed on a burgundy nuno-bari (cloth covered) wooden core. On the left is a signature line dated Keio 3 (1867) and signed by a 62 year old man Shunsei. The bottom is ro-iro black. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the waning days of the Edo period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1366590 (stock #MOR5203)
The Kura
$195.00
An offering of flowers and a Buddhist reliquary decorate this beige silk Fukusa hand painted by Kubota Beisen. On the reverse is a plum blossom crest. It is 25-1/2 x 30 inches (64.5 x 77 cm).
Kubota Beisen (1852-1906) was a student of Suzuki Hyakunen, who expanded upon his teachers style with a flare for western techniques, while remaining recognizably Japanese. He helped to establish and taught at the Kyoto School of Painting (Future Kyoto University of Fine Art)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1366588 (stock #MOR6520)
The Kura
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Lotuses in ink decorate the white crepe silk of this Fukusa hand painted by Suzuki Hyakunen in Meiji period Japan. It is 19 x 20-1/2 inches (48 x 52 cm) and in overall fine condition, backed with green silk. There is a stain in the crest on the back of the piece.
Suzuki Hyakunen (1825-1891) was born in Kyoto and studied under Yokoyama Kakei...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1366518 (stock #MOR6519)
The Kura
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Lotuses in ink decorate the white silk of this Fukusa hand painted by Ema Tenko in Meiji period Japan. It is 14 x 14 inches (35 x 35 cm) and in overall fine condition.
Ema Tenko (1825-1901) was a Physician and scholar-artist/calligrapher born the sixth son of Confucian scholar. He was adopted by Ema Ryuen, physician in attendance to Ninnaji-no-miya, and pursued Dutch studies and composition of Chinese poetry...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1366517 (stock #MOR6518)
The Kura
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Hand painted pine boughs interspersed with blossoming plum decorate the white silk of this Fukusa hand painted by Ema Tenko in Meiji period Japan. It is 25 x 27 inches (64 x 68 cm) and in overall fine condition.
Ema Tenko (1825-1901) was a Physician and scholar-artist/calligrapher born the sixth son of Confucian scholar. He was adopted by Ema Ryuen, physician in attendance to Ninnaji-no-miya, and pursued Dutch studies and composition of Chinese poetry...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1366516 (stock #MOR6517)
The Kura
$250.00
Overlapping poems on colored silk are decorated with hand written poems by Ema Tenko and two others, about are dyed flowers among which fly embroidered birds. The piece is backed with red crepe silk and is 26 x 27 inches (66 x 68.5 cm). There are minor discolorations in the lower fan.
Ema Tenko (1825-1901) was a Physician and scholar-artist/calligrapher born the sixth son of Confucian scholar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1366479 (stock #MOR6513)
The Kura
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A Paper box (Fubako) and writing box (Suzuri Bako) of raw kiri-wood hand painted by Tanaka Hakuin and enclosed in the original red-lacquered wooden storage box signed and dated Taisho 8 (1919). Inset into the interior of the writing box is a suzuri ink stone and suiteki water dropper. Also included is a hand painted fan and scroll by the artist. The large box is 30 x 37.5 x 13 cm (12 x 15 x 5 inches). The smaller box is 24.5 x 21.5 x 4 cm (10 x 9 x 2 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1366402 (stock #ALR6510)
The Kura
$1,800.00
Sale Pending
A skull lies ethereal, only a soft circle before the ghost-like apparition of a grave-marker rising from the boldly stroked dead grasses of some forgotten field...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1366364 (stock #TCR6506)
The Kura
$3,200.00
A Bizen Sake Flask with silver spout dating from the first half of the 16th century (Momoyama to early Edo periods) in an old wooden box annotated by Katsura Matasaburo (1901-1986), a scholar who specialized in research on the Rokkoyo or Six Ancient Kilns (Echizen, Seto Tokoname, Shigaraki, Tamba and Bizen) and published nearly 50 books and treatises on the subject between 1931 and 1983...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1366091 (stock #ALR6505)
The Kura
$2,000.00
A Dojin licking Dango-treats dances in erratic dashes of soft wet lines and swift dark strokes of flying white on this vertical presentation by Edo period eccentric Doi Goga. Ink on paper it is 43 x 184.5 cm (17 x 72-1/2 inches) and has been completely remounted in dark silk with bone rollers. The creature clutches the raku-in stamp in his upper hand, the other stamps seem to follow his feet like footsteps. It comes enclosed in an age darkened wooden box. Known as the “Mad monk” Goga had...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1365964 (stock #ALR6503)
The Kura
$1,750.00
A skeleton sits among the dried grasses, alone and forgotten, perhaps reflecting on his life in this eerie painting by Buddhist priest Higuchi Ryuon dated Meiji 6 (1873). Ink on paper, it is 41.5 x 179.5 cm (16-1/4 x 70-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition and has been completely remounted in a border of two subtle shades of black with colorful piping and features black lacquered rollers with mother of pearl flakes. It comes in a kiri-wood box.
Higuchi Ryuon (1800-1885) was a priest o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1365963 (stock #MOR6502)
The Kura
$395.00
Sale Pending
A fine black lacquered stand for a set of three stacking sake cups with a design of a rugged pine tree signed Buncho Hitsu enclosed in the original period kiri-wood box titled Mitsukumi Haidai. It is 16.5 x 16.5 x 16 cm (6-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 6 inches) and is in excellent condition, dating from the Meiji period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1365961 (stock #MOR6500)
The Kura
$2,200.00
Sale Pending
A superbly crafted Meiji period wooden orb pierced with a floral motif of flowers and pines covered in vibrant color and gilded gold within bound with silk chords fading from purple to white by Maruhei Oki Heizo IV (1860-1953) enclosed in the original wooden box signed Personally made by Heain Maruhei Heizo and titled Carved and Colored Wooden Fortuitous Orb Display. It comes with a cloth wrapped in Maruhei paper for display, and a cloth flower. The ball is roughly 17 cm (6-3/4 inches) diamete...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1365619 (stock #MOR6499)
The Kura
$1,650.00
A pair of exquisite footed lacquer boxes covered in ro-iro polished black lacquer with a floral spray in gold starting from the middle of the sides, which opens to a circular window featuring a ferocious shishi male on one in taka-makie, and a stern female shishi with her cub on the other. Both are majestically rendered. Inside gold rims and on bottom the boxes are nashiji powdered ground. They come wrapped in the original cloth and enclosed in a pair of red lacquered men-tori (edged with bla...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1365407 (stock #TCR6497)
The Kura
$1,750.00
Sale Pending
A set of dishes decorated with blossoms by Seifu Yohei enclosed in the originals signed wooden boxes. The sets are consisting of 5 serving bowls, 5 covered rice bowls and 10 tea cups. Originally there must have been ten of each piece. There is a tiny chip in one bowl and in one tea cup. These are likely late 19th century.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II. Sent at the age of twelve to study painting under then the top Nanga artist Tanomura Chokunyu, he return...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1364556 (stock #MOR6492)
The Kura
$900.00
A very unusual Iron candle stick decorated in doro-kin gold in the shape of a lotus leaf supplanted by a stalk about which are tied small leaves and buds, an elongated set of petals and a dried lotus seed pod from which protrudes the candle holder. It is roughly 80 cm (32 inches) tall and is in overall fine condition, still bearing the soot of ages in the darkened incense filled hall of a temple.