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 : 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 : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372143 (stock #ANR6630)
A spectacular pair of screens dating from the later Edo period by Nakanishi Koseki depicting the full moon rising beyond ragged plum branches laden with blossoms, and water flowing past an ancient pine encrusted with linghi mushrooms. Ink and light pigment on paper with applied gold flake. The set has been completely remounted in a patterned green silk border with black lacquered frame backed in sturdy blue cloth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1374336 (stock #ALR6662)
The Kura
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Soldiers dripping in the gore of battle present themselves in celebration before their lord in this mid Edo period (18th century) historical scene, On one soldiers sword is impaled a head. The Lord holds a sake cup in one hand in celebration, his armor bristling with broken arrows and his arms covered in blood. Pigment on paper in a cloth mounting, restored at some time in the distant past. The scroll is quite large at 124.5 x 156 cm (49 x 61 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372144 (stock #ANR6630)
A spectacular pair of screens dating from the later Edo period by Nakanishi Koseki depicting the full moon rising beyond ragged plum branches laden with blossoms, and water flowing past an ancient pine encrusted with linghi mushrooms. Ink and light pigment on paper with applied gold flake. The set has been completely remounted in a patterned green silk border with black lacquered frame backed in sturdy blue cloth...
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 #1373883 (stock #ANR6659)
The Kura
$6,800.00
Tigers romp among bamboo in comic fashion on this early to mid Edo period (18th c.) image splashed in monochromatic glory across six large panels. Ink on paper with gold powder mist in a cloth border featuring a black lacquered wooden frame, the screen is 68 x 145-1/2 inches (173.5 x 370 cm) and is very presentable, in original Edo period mounts. I have not been able to interpret the upper stamp, but the lower stamp appears to read Shusai I-shi (Layman of the broom)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1373810 (stock #MOR6657)
The Kura
$4,500.00
A superb Suzuri-bako decorated with Waves and Rocks on a Nashiji ground of powdered gold, inside the red orb of the sun shining through clouds of silver and gold. The box contains a grinding stone with gilded edges and a solid silver water dropper. It is 22 x 24 x 5 cm (9 x 10 x 2 inches) and comes enclosed in a wooden storage box. There are some scratches on the bottom typical of use, otherwise is in exceptionally good condition.
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 #1370156 (stock #MOR6614)
The Kura
$4,000.00
A fine wakizashi in saya of crushed aogai shell in lacquer with engraved silver fittings adorned with a family crest wrapped with matching Kozuka. Kyoto license number 59007 Heisei 9.
blade length: 38.9 cm
sori:0.7 cm
motohaba:2.4 cm
motokasane: 0.6 cm It is in excellent condition.
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1374706 (stock #TCR6670)
The Kura
$2,650.00
Sale Pending
A rare okimono from the Kairakuen Kiln of the Tokugawa branch family dating from the early to mid 19th century. The box label attributes these to Eiraku (presumably Hozen, who was tasked with helping to further the ceramic production of the kiln). The rooster is roughly 7 inches tall the same in length (18 cm). Dating from the later Edo period, they come in an old wooden box with a cloth cover and are in excellent condition...
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1373832 (stock #TCR6658)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Veins of green Kai-yu meander over the body of this spectacular example of Edo period Tamba Pottery capping rich red clay rising from an abrupt base. A few bubbles in the clay reveal character about the torso, the lip powerfully rendered over the shoulder, which slumps to one side like some haggard but still proud old soldier. Four looping handles (mimi) would allow the lid to be tied down...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1370155 (stock #MOR5312)
The Kura
$2,200.00
Autumn foliage and flowering vines meander on the black ro-iro ground of this fine late 19th century katana kake sword stand measuring 50 x 20 x 51 cm (22-1/2 x 8 x 23 inches). It is in overall fine condition, enclosed in an age darkened wooden storage box titled Maki-e Go Katana-kake.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1370589 (stock #TCR6621)
The Kura
$1,900.00
Pines grow stoultly on hillocks surrounding a lae sheltered in the mountains decorating the body of ths sometsuke porcelain by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Outside the box is titled Kabin (vase), Inside is written Seika Sansui-ga It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall and in excellent 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 h...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1369058 (stock #MOR6584)
The Kura
$1,800.00
An elegant handled caddy made of an assortment of unusual Saya designs. On top is a brass lined opening which would have contained ash and coals for lighting a pipe, with a covered bamboo tsutsu for tapping out the pipe and a covered box for matches. Below are drawers for pipes and pipe cleaners. It s 10 x 7 x 12-1/2 inches (25 x 17 x 31 cm) and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1368830 (stock #MOR6577)
The Kura
$1,600.00
A ghoulish character from the Otsu-e pantheon, the Oni no Nenbutsu, a devil in priests robes, stands grinning, hammer in one hand to bang his bell and a ledger in the other in which are noted all the peoples sins. His glass eyes pierce through the soul, inspiring fear wherever he goes. This figure is carved of wood and covered in clear lacquer with light use of gold and red. It is 10-1/2 inches (27 cm) tall, signed on the back by the artist and dated 1927. There is a crack partway down the r...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1370435 (stock #MOR6618)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A stunning work of Sanuki lacquer carving enclosed in the original wooden box dated Taisho 11 (1922); a grinding stone carved in the shape of a lotus leaf from under which emerge fresh-water crabs. The cover is intricately carved with flowers in yellow and red on green. Although I have not been able to decipher it there appears to be a signature on the stem of the leaf beneath. It is 13.5 x 11 x 3 cm (5-1/2 x 4-1/4 x 1 inch) and is in excellent condition. The box lid is titled Kan-Suzuri (Dr...