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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1351135 (stock #TCR6377)
The Kura
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A celadon incense burner in the shape of a kabuto samurai helmet on an armor box by the first generation Suwa Sozan wrapped in the original stamped cloth and enclosed in a wooden box. It is 9.5 x 10.5 x 15 cm (4 x 4 x 5-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition, with much residue inside from years of incense smoke. The box has been broken and re-glued.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1350888 (stock #TCR4669)
The Kura
$2,600.00
A set of 21 dishes made by Kiyomizu Rokubei III (1820-1883), Shiokawa Bunrin (1808-1877), Kono Bairei (1844-1895), and other members of Bunrin's atelier enclosed in a custom compartmentalized wooden box. Inset into the lid is the original signed wooden box top titled Shiokawa Bunrin Sensei E no Kiyomizu Rokubei Saku. Each gourd shaped dish is uniquely decorated with a seasonal image and poem, and is signed by the artist who decorated it and stamped by the maker Rokubei...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1350838 (stock #MOR4667)
The Kura
$1,700.00
A pair of Geese made from gourds capped with zogei beaks and filled with tiny lead balls so that they may be balanced into any position on their root-wood base. One of the most elaborate Scholar art gourd designs I have seen. Each goose is roughly 8.5 cm and 10 cm respectively (3-1/2 and 4 inches), the base 17 x 12 cm (7 x 5 inches) and all in excellent condition, dating likely from the Meiji or opening years of the 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1350787 (stock #MOR6373)
The Kura
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A 19th century (Edo to Meiji periods) gilded bronze branch bearing three golden fruits, each of which opens to reveal a small compartment. It is 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) long, 6 cm (2-1/2 inches) tall and comes enclosed in an age darkened kiri-wood box. Certainly of Buddhist connotations, it likely held some small sweets or incense.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1350786 (stock #TCR5106)
The Kura
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A vase from the early days of the Fukagawa Company made by and decorated with Shishi lions and Peony in 8 sided windows among grape vines in cobalt. There is wear to the gold rim, otherwise is in fine condition. This was created about 1915, when the Fukagawa Company was still sub-contracting the finer works out to prominant potters of the Arita area. It is roughly 12 inches (30 cm) tall, 10 inches (24.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition but for the above mentioned wear to the rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1350651 (stock #TCR5125)
The Kura
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A large 19th century baluster form with ring handles by Takahashi Dohachi enclosed in a period wooden display box. It is signed on the base Kachutei Dohachi-sei. The vase is 12-1/2 inches (32 cm) tall and in overall fine condition. One of the ring handles has been broken and re-glued...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1350649 (stock #MOR6371)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A Bronze Crane carrying fortuitous items on its back dating from the 19th century. The bundle of treasures is removable to reveal and incense compartment. It is 29.5 x 12 x 12 cm (11-1/2 x 5 x 5 inches) and is in fine condition. The sharp appearance of the creature is indicative of older works.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1350448 (stock #MOR4507)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A Bakumatsu era (mid 19th century) sculpture of the bearded Daruma, patriarch of Zen Buddhism, standing resolute with robes clasped in front. The detail is fine, with a curly beard and large rings hanging from his lobes. It is 65 cm (25 inches) tall, and in fine condiditon, weighing 8.5 kg (roughly 17 pounds). There is a filled hole in the base where it was once attached to a stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1350338 (stock #MOR6369)
The Kura
$400.00
A gentlemans portable sake cup enclosed in a hard case noted within as from the Ando Cloisonne Studio, made of double-walled silver with a ring of cloisonné and marked on the base. It is 6.7 cm tall, 4 cm diameter and in overall excellent condition, with one hairline in the cloisonne (see photos).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1350229 (stock # TCR6367)
The Kura
$895.00
An exquisite Edo period Ceramic Chaire Tea Container with gold lined zogei lid and antique silk lined brocade pouch enclosed in an age darkened kiri-wood box with a strip of ebony titled in gold. Bubbles of black glaze have burst on the surface, creating a dramatic sense of life on the static form. It is 6 cm (2-1/2 inches) diameter, 8 cm (3 inches) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1350222 (stock #TCR6366)
The Kura
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A 19th century 3 piece Koro in the shape of a caged crane, each piece packed in the most elaborate buffed silk containers and enclosed in a compartmentalized heavy Kiri-wood box. Smoke would have wafted from raised feathers on the cranes back. All is covered in an earth-toned crackle glaze typical of Ninsei ware. It rests over the ash basin, onto which sets a tall lattice intimating a bamboo basket bound by purple silk chords...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1350221 (stock #MOR6365)
The Kura
$350.00
Hotei plays Nirameko (see who laughs first at the funny faces) game with a child, a basket of dumplings the prize on this fine Sencha Tea Tray signed Beizan. The grain appears to be some form of Rosewood. While the child sticks out his toungue, Hotei ismuch more creative, little fingers in his mouth and index fingers raising hi eyebrows, it is a rare look at humor in 19th century Japan. The tray is 8-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches (22 x 32.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1350154 (stock #ALR56364)
The Kura
$1,300.00
A brillinat 18th century rendition of the "Happy Buddha" Hotei (Putai), patron saint of children and all that is joyous. It is stamped Yanagihara and signed Eiyosai, one of the many names of the artist Shitomi Kangetsu. Ink on paper in the original Edo border with bone rollers. It is 19 x 62 inches (48.5 x 157.5 cm). Overall fine condition with minor creasing typical of age...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1350152 (stock # MOR5363)
The Kura
$300.00
A water scoop for use in Sencha steeped tea carved of wood in the shape of a gourd textured with lacquer and enclosed in an age darkened wooden box titled Hyoshaku. It is 7-1/2 inches (19.5 cm) long and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1350150 (stock #ALR5361)
The Kura
$650.00
A brilliant scroll depicting a Kabuki actor by Hayashi Bunto (1886-1966) memorializing the performance of the famous Kabuki Drama Senbon Zakura (1,000 cherry Trees) enclosed in the original signed wooden box thus titled. It is enclosed in a fantastic border of color and monochrome woodblock theater pamphlets and album pages depicting historical scenes of this play...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1347397 (stock #TCR5360)
The Kura
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A set of two Hassun-zara Yo-shokki dishes decorated with the nobori kiri image of the nobility in pink fuki-e. Each dish is uniquely signed on back, measuring roughly 8 inches (20.5 cm) diameter and both are in excellent condition.
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 returned in 1865 due to illness...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1347335 (stock #TCR5358)
The Kura
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A set of two small dishes decorated with nobori-kiri in pink relief by Seifu Yohei III enclosed in a custom made wooden box. They are 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) square and in fine condition.
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 returned in 1865 due to illness. The next year he entered as an apprentice the Seifu studio, then under the control of the second generation...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1346929 (stock #TCR5355)
The Kura
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A flaring ivory form belted with floral scree by important artist Ito Tozan I wrapped in a blue cotton bag and enclosed in the original signed wooden box bearing the Teishitsu Gigei-In (Imperial Art Academy) Seal on the lid. It is 18 cm (7-1/2 inches) tall, 16.6 cm (6-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku...