The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for thier 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 lisitng, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery for the next month, and actively seeking new stock, we do anticipate more disaster relief work after the rain season has ended in mid July. 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 1920 item #1337680 (stock #MOR4843)
The Kura
$580.00
20 different patterns of scabbard are displayed between bands of rich rosewood on this rare tabaco-bon complete with an unusual bamboo pipe-tap (with rosewood cover) and sometsuke porcelain brazier dating from the early 20th century. There is a horizontal crack in one of the scabbard pieces, that withstanding it is in overall very nice condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1337569 (stock #SAR5222)
The Kura
$1,400.00
Engraved brass fittings decorate this amazing Te-nugui-kake rack decorated with dozens of heraldic Samurai Family crests in brilliant gold maki-e over nashiji powdered gold ground. It is 23 x 9-1/2 x 22-1/2 inches (59 x 24 x 57 cm), There is a crack in the joint at one foot, and some dirtiness, but overall is in exceedingly good condition. This was from the Jinnya, an Inn for Daimyo and other important travelers moving between Kyoto and Edo on the old Tokkaido Road.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1337499 (stock #ALR5220)
The Kura
$1,400.00
A fully restored Edo period silk painting of 17 warriors of the East who fought with the Tokugawa clan at Sekigahara, Each in vivid color, each arrayed in his finest armor. It is 57 x 190 cm (22-1/2 x 75 inches) and is in excellent condition. Mounted in patterned brocade with bone rollers. This came to us in rather poor condition, and although the painting was fine, the mounting was very tired, so we had it completely remounted at considerable expense.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1337497 (stock #ANR5219)
The Kura
Price on Request
An original Edo period Sabiji Nuri Orange laced Tosei Nimaido Gusoku featuring a 32 plate Suji kabuto with five lame shikoro crested by two falcon feather gilded Wakidate. From the Tehen Kanamone descends a single gilded Shinodare in the shape of an arrow. A Reisei Ho mask with removable nose and five lame nodokake protected the face and throat. There is a chip in the chin. On the Fukigaeshi of the helmet, and the munaita of the Do cuirass can be seen a crest in the shape of the Darma wheel...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1337451 (stock #MOR5217)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you!
A cluster of leaves forms a circular crest on the nashiji ground of this fine 19th century katana kake sword stand measuring 52 x 19 x 37.5 cm (20-1/2 x 7-1/2 x 14-3/4 inches). It is in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1337247 (stock #MOR5215)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A very unusual saya of flaring design is inlayed with crushed eggshells and metallic nashiji with blanks of black in the shape of maple leaves. The silvered Habaki too is made with the shapes of maple leaves filed into it. The tang is signed Sadanori. The blade is not rusted, neither is it in high polish.
blade length: 26 cm
sori:0.7 cm
motohaba:2.4 cm
motokasane: 0.6 cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1337032 (stock #MOR5214)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you!
A writing box decorated with chrysanthemum in hira-makie powdered gold outside, imperial kiri-mon inside, dating from the later Meiji period. It contains an ink stone and chrysanthemum shaped Suiteki water dropper. 9 x 10 x 1-1/2 inches (22.5 x 25.5 x 4 cm) it is in excellent condition, and appears to have never been used. It has been professionally polished in preparation for listing. This was a gift from the Imperial household agency or a branch family of the Imperial family.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1337031 (stock #TCR5213)
The Kura
Sold, thank you!
Otafuku, the embodiment of feminine warmth, smiles softly as she draws her robes up, a large pottery figure by Teishitsu Gigei-In Suwa Sozan I. An identical image with overglaze enamel decorations is visible in the 1929 posthumous exhibition catalog (Copies included). It is over 15 inches (39 cm) tall. There is a chip in the base near the left foot (see pictures)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1336862 (stock #MOR5211)
The Kura
Price on Request
A large Edo period Zushi containing a much older handwritten paper tablet preserved in Icon form within a carved and gilded frame on a lotus base. On the tablet is written Namu Amiddhabu (Paise to the name of Amiddha). Outside the zushi is black lacquer with brass hardware, inside entirely gilded in gold. The Zushi is 30 inches (77 cm) tall, 11 x 4-1/2 inches (28 x 11 cm) and is in overall fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1336739 (stock #MOR5209)
The Kura
$1,800.00
An exquisite selection of burls superbly crafted by hand to form this low flower table with a flat top meeting perfectly slightly curved edges the legs pierced with and open design. It is cut from a slab of Tocchi-wood, horse chestnut, highly prized for its iridescent grain and figuring. It is 13 x 22-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches (33 x 57 x 11 cm) and is in excellent condition without damage or warping...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1336613 (stock #TCR5208)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you!
A pensive figure wrapped in green robes by Miyagawa Kozan I, bearing the artist’s seal on the base. It is 13 inches (32.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth generation head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1336471 (stock #MBR5204)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A large 17th to 18th century Buddhist sculpture of a Rakan (arahat), well sculpted, his naked torso gilded in gold with robes and shoes in black lacquer, carrying a large urn which is an active incense burner. The sculpture is 2 feet (61 cm) tall and in overall fine condition. There are minor losses to the lacquer and gilding typical of age, and a repair to his left foot. Both little fingers are missing from his hands; these could be repaired if desired at additional cost.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1336470 (stock #MOR5203)
The Kura
$330.00
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 #1336433 (stock #MOR5201)
The Kura
$295.00
Lotus, Japanese Silk Fukusa HP by Tanomura Chokunyu Meiji period textile, painting MOR5201 It is 20 x 21-1/2 inches (50 x 55 cm) Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907) was born in Oita (the Oka Feif) and studied initially under Okamoto Baisetsu before moving to paint under the famous literatus Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835), who adopted him as a son and had a very strong influence on the young artist...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1336432 (stock #ALR5200)
The Kura
$900.00
A young girl in traditional robes stands in the garden among autumn foliage, a breath of spring in the closing of the year. The background is all muted, allowing the boldness of the colors of her robes, flesh and hair to stand out. Expertly rendered, the scroll is 2 by 6 feet (63 x 183 cm) and is in excellent condition, completely remounted in pale patterned silk...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1336027 (stock #TCR5195)
The Kura
$1,250.00
A very unusual black glazed mid Edo period Ninsei dish from the kilns of Kyoto, the fluted body decorated with clouds of smoke in green, yellow and red enamels. It is 9 inches (23 cm) diameter and in fine condition, wrapped in padded cloth and enclosed in a black lacquered period wooden box titled Ninsei Kashi Bachi. Likely 18th century.
Nonomura Ninsei was born in Tamba, one of Japan's early pottery centers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1335778 (stock #TCR4958)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you!
A yellow-glazed porcelain decorated with Phoenix in cobalt by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box with a Kae-buta (extra lid) signed by the tea master Sokuchusai. The vase is quite large at 11 inches (28.5 cm) tall, 7 inches (18 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1335609 (stock #MOR5185)
The Kura
$300.00
A raw kiri-wood tray decoratd with bamboo sasa-grass in gold maki-e dating from the first part of the twentieth century enclosed in the original wooden box signed Toyosai. It is 15-1/2 x 11-1/2 x 1 inches (39.5 x 29 x 2.5 cm). There are a few small abrasions in the wood, but hardly noticeable. Perfect for Summer use, one can almost hear the breeze rustling the bamboo leaves.