The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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 : Devotional Objects : Pre 1492 item #1379152 (stock #MBW4130)
The Kura
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A kamakura period Seated Shinto Deity 12 x 8-1/2 x 25-1/2 inches (30 x 21.5 x 65 cm) cut from a single piece of camphor wood. Strong Chinese influence in features and clothing. I believe this is an image of Sadaijin (Minister of the Left), a guardian deity seen outside shrines who protects the inner sanctuary. It has damage to face, right hand, feet and worm holes; the flares of sleeves and pant legs (originally attached) missing...
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 : 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 : 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 1920 item #1380738 (stock #ANR5078A)
The Kura
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Wrapped elegantly in a simple black lacquered wooden frame depicting a courtesan leaving with a bundle of kimono over his shoulders. Perhaps he has just allowed the lady a choice of her favorite, and she stands forlorn as he heads toward the gate, her ladies in waiting peaking out through the summer blinds at the romantic figure...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1492 item #1379151 (stock #MBW4130)
The Kura
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A kamakura period Seated Shinto Deity 12 x 8-1/2 x 25-1/2 inches (30 x 21.5 x 65 cm) cut from a single piece of camphor wood. Strong Chinese influence in features and clothing. I believe this is an imgae of Sadaijin (Minister of the Left), a guardian deity seen outside shrines who protects the inner sanctuary. It has damage to face, right hand, feet and worm holes; the flares of sleeves and pant legs (originally attached) missing...
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 : 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 : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380737 (stock #ANR5078)
A pair of screens by Ogyu Tensen c. 1920 Antique, Japanese, painting, byobu ANR5078 Wrapped elegantly in a simple black lacquered wooden frame depicting a courtesan leaving with a bundle of kimono over his shoulders. Perhaps he has just allowed the lady a choice of her favourite, and she stands forlorn as he heads toward the gate, her ladies in waiting peaking out through the summer blinds at the romantic figure...
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 : 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 : 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 : 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. Nakamura Daizaburô (1898-1947) was born into a family in the cloth dying industry of Kyoto, and studied...
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. Not only is he asking the question (detailed below) of “What am I”, but also inquiring of us when viewing this flattened and distorted image “What is this circle”, and we must not be too quick to interpret. It is depicted with ink on paper fully restored in gray momigami paper extended with blue silk mimicking the original. The s...
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 #1380443 (stock #TCR5095)
The Kura
$2,200.00
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White wisteria (fuji in Japanese) drape from the gilded rim of this Kutani vase signed from the pre-eminent Kaburaki (Kaburagi) studio dating from the opening of the 20th century. The imagery is exquisitely performed with over-glaze enamels on a pastel gray ground. The vase is large at 13 inches (33.5 cm) tall, 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition, with some wear to the gold rim.