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 1920 item #1340835 (stock #TCR5257)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Suwa Sozan Mt. Fuji Pottery Koro Incense Burner Antique, Japanese, porcelain TCR5257 An oki-koro wth the original ash pot by Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original wooden box titled Fuji Koro annotated Sozan-sei and dated the eigth month of 1922. The bottom of the basin and the inside of the mountain both bear the artists oval seal. It is 11-1/2 x 7 x 5-1/2 inches (29 x 18 x 14 cm) and is in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1340785 (stock #TCR5259)
The Kura
$2,100.00
A Pottery Mizusashi by Suwa Sozan I decorated with iris by Zen Priest Hashimoto Dokuzan and enclosed in a wooden box signed by both Sozan and Zen Priest Takeda Mokurai. It comes complete with the original fired lid as well as a black lacquered Kae-buta lid for other occasions. It is 7-1/2 inches (18.5 cm) tall, 5-1/2 inches (14.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1340578 (stock #TCR5256)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A lighting shaped dish decorated with karakusa and burning motifs by Seifu Yohei I (signed with his art name Baihin) enclosed in the rare original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (13.5 cm) square, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Seifu Yohei I (1803-1861) founded the Seifu dynasty in Kyoto. He was born in powerful Kaga-kuni, modern day Kanazwa prefecture...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1340577 (stock #TCR5255)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you!
A set of 5 plates from the Mino kilns of the 19th century depicting one of the Rokukasen (Rokkasen, six great poets) dating from the 19th century. Each plate is 5 x 4 x 3/4 of an inch (12.5 x 10 x 2 cm). There are two small chips to the rim (see close up photos).
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
Sale Pending
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 : 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 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 : 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...