The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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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 : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1382712 (stock #ANR6773)
The Kura
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Here the Imperial scholar Takatsuji Tanenaga has written in exceptional clarity the famous neo-confucian treatise by Fan Zhongyan which formed the basis of modern Confucian thought in both China and formed one of the main tenets of the official philosophy espoused by the Shogunate. It is dated Autumn of 1792 and signed Zen Ken-Chunagon Sugawara Tanenaga Sho...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1379558 (stock #MOR4800)
The Kura
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A large Edo period image of a seated priest in polychromed robes, his glass eyes half lidded, staring silently down in meditation. It is roughly 2 feet (60 cm) tall, 15 inches wide and in good original condition. 18th to 19th century made in the yosegi style of multiple pieces of wood, there is some separation over the right arm, and loss to the polychrome on his brightly colored Kesa. I believe it is likely Shoran Shonin.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1378639 (stock #AOR6744)
The Kura
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An incredible Kawabari gomaido Gusoku exhibited at the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of History and published in the catalog “Kaga Hyakumankoku e no Michi”. It features a 12 plate so-fukurin helmet in black lacquer with wakidate of horns covered in fur. The neck is protected by a 5 plate hineno Shikoro covered in shibokawa leather with prominent fukigaeshi emblazoned with a mitsudomoe crest (repeated on the leather of the Do, Gyoyo and Gessan)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1379557 (stock #MOR4800)
The Kura
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A large Edo period image of a seated priest in polychromed robes, his glass eyes half lidded, staring silently down in meditation. It is roughly 2 feet (60 cm) tall, 15 inches wide and in good original condition. 18th to 19th century made in the yosegi style of multiple pieces of wood, there is some separation over the right arm, and loss to the polychrome on his brightly colored Kesa. I believe it is likely Shoran Shonin.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1374290 (stock #MOR5123)
The Kura
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Deer in mother of pearl, lead, and gold decorate the outside of this breathtaking lacquer writing box with momiji maples rising in gold and mother of pearl from a lead trunk inside. Absolutely stunning execution. The original suzuri ink grinding stone is covered in gold lacquer and rests in an inserted tray repeating the design of maple leaves. A metal water-dropper rests in a signed metal tray inset into the lacquered surface, and all is held in place by a silk pillow...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1374393 (stock #ALR6663)
The Kura
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18th century Edo period Ukiyo-e scene of people enjoying a summer day. Pigment on paper with applied gold in a striped green silk border extended with beige and featuring festive red lacquered wooden rollers. It is 38 x 50 inches (97 x 127 cm). There are many old repairs to the painting and some stains in the border cloth. It comes in an age darkened kiri-wood box with a futomaki roller.
These images are constrained and do not do the painting justice...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1378638 (stock #ANR6743)
The Kura
$4,800.00
Edo period cloth swatches completely cover the two panels of this attractive antique screen assembled originally in Meiji 25 (1892) from a collection of ancient textiles. The screen is 56 inches x 5 feet tall (142 x 152.5 cm) and is in excellent condition, recently re-backed and retains the original shunkei-nuri auburn lacquered frame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1370234 (stock #MOR6615)
The Kura
$4,500.00
A fine wakizashi in exquisite varied lacquer and nashiji saya with wave patterned fittings, the blade in a Shirasaya wrapped in purple silk. The tang is signed Kunimasa. The blade and mounts are in fine condition. Tokyo license 71336, Showa 30.
blade length: 39.4 cm
sori:0.8 cm
motohaba:2.4 cm
motokasane: 0.7 cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388613 (stock #MOR6808)
The Kura
$3,500.00
A Sabiji-nuri Kon So Odoshi Kabuto and matching Reisei-ho full samurai armor helmet and mask, lacquer over metal, featuring an unusual wide nodokake throat guard. The helmet is 22 plates with a wide Tehen kanamomo and open flange shikoro with large fukigaeshi. There are chips in the tip of the nose and in the right ear (see close-up photos). Lacquer repair can be arranged if desired.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372683 (stock #ALR6642)
The Kura
$3,400.00
A most exciting find, a scroll by five of the greatest scholar-painters of the Meiji period, Tanomura Chokunyu, Suzuki Hyakunen, Tomioka Tessai, Nyoi Sanjin and Yamanaka Shinten-o; all of whom resided in Kyoto during the Meiji period. Ink on paper in a brown cloth border befitting the Daoist figures. It comes in an annotated by by Tessai from 1911. The scroll is 29-1/4 x 75-1/2 inches (74 x 192 cm) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1382376 (stock #MOR6769)
The Kura
$3,200.00
A striking Iki-ningyo (Living Doll) head dating from the later Meiji to Taisho period enclosed in a wooden storage box. Glass eyes, translucent skin and genuine hair over a carved wooden base, this is a true work of art. The head is life size, roughly 14 inches tall from the base, and is in overall fine condition, with some out of place hairs, minor handling marks and some faint discoloration over the left eye...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1382713 (stock #TCR6774)
The Kura
$2,700.00
Remnants of yellow glaze covers this Heishi (Heiji) bottle form from the Owari-Seto area engraved clearly about the neck with three lines. A quintessential Kamakura pot. There is much degradation to the glaze typical of Seto which has withstood a millennium of earthquake, fire, war and abuse. That anything survives so long in Japan is miraculous. It is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall, 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) diameter and comes wrapped in old cloth in an old wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1375754 (stock #ALR6689)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A radical writhing character for dragon dating from the Edo period by the priest Nyoren Osho. Ink on paper, it has been fully restored and mounted in green brocade extended in patterned blue retaining the original bone rollers. The scroll is 14 x 70 inches (36 x 178 cm) and in excellent condition. The Dragon is a manifestation of water as well as a protector...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1372295 (stock #ALR6639)
The Kura
$2,350.00
Daizaburo enclosed in the original signed double wood box titled Shunsho (Spring Night). Pigment on silk between an Ichimonji patterned with chrysanthemum and maple leaves in a pale border of geometric patterns extended in fresh green silk and featuring solid ivory rollers (these will be changed if exported). It is 64.5 x 142 cm (25-1/2 x 56 inches) and is in overall very fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1383372 (stock #MOR6779)
The Kura
$2,200.00
An unusul weave carpet by pioneering artist Tatsumura Heizo replicating by technique a piece from Shosoin Imperial Repository dating from the early 20th century. A label reading: Made by Tatsumura Heizo, Bird and Plum Patterned from the Shosoin Repository (Tatsumura Heizo Sei, Shosoin Go Butsumon Kacho Umehana Moyo) is attached to the underside. It is 96 x 175 cm (38 x 69 inches) and comes in an old age-darkened kiri-wood box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1375758 (stock #ALR6688)
The Kura
$2,200.00
A very dramatic image of a quashed circle by Edo p. Zen Priest Daienbutsu underscored with the phrase Enso, Kore Nanzo! He seems to make a double play here...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1379728 (stock #MOR6751)
The Kura
$1,800.00
An antique box inlayed with the hundreds of Manjirushi; Buddhist symbol of infinity, in fine mother of pearl. It is 8 x 5 x 5 inches (20 x 13 x 13 cm) and comes in an old black lacquered wooden box. There are many old repairs, attesting to its great age, likely hailing from the 17th century. The interior, where tea implements were likely stored, has been re-lacquered in some distant age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1378261 (stock #TCR3063)
The Kura
$1,800.00
A large and unusual Raku hand warmer (Shuro) in the shape of a monkey Charm (sarubobo) by important Kyoto artist Kiyomizu Rokube IV (Rokuko, 1847-1920) dated from the last year of his life enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The Sarubobo is a Mingei Monkey Charm from the Gifu area, here recreated in the low-fired Raku pottery tradition of Kyoto and seated on the original silk pillow. The walls of this unusual piece of Raku-ware are more than 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) thick, making it quite stur...