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 : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1399619 (stock #L001)
The Kura
Price on Request
A Taisho Era work by revered artist Ono Chikkyo (1889-1979) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seirei (Cooling). The boatman poles the craft out among the pink and white blossoms, attracting curious geese as the guest takes a moment to relax over the cool fresh waters. All about the verdant blue green of fresh green leaves. Pigment on silk in a superb kinrande silk mounting with ivory rollers (they will be replaced for export)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1395763 (stock #ANR6860)
The Kura
$7,000.00
Crested blackbirds abound on this playful image by Utsumi Kitsudo (Kichido) mounted as a six panel screen dating from the late Meiji period. It is performed with ink, pigment and applied gold flake on paper in a silk border with black lacquered wooden frame. The signature and seals are consistent with work created around the turn of the century. The screen measures 68 x 144-1/2 inches (173 x 367 cm) and is in exceptional condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1398237 (stock #MOR6892)
The Kura
$4,000.00
A heavy hand-forged iron Zunari Kabuto of five overlapping plates marked with six bullet dents from testing dating from the Edo period. The bowl is covered in thin russet colored lacquer which has worn to spectacular effect. It features a 5 lame black lacquered Shikoro neck defense laced with green silk chord and a dual prong maedate stand extending from the mabizashi (frontal plate). Inside is an indigo blue ukebari cloth liner edged with patterned leather...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1394941 (stock #ANR6844)
The Kura
$4,000.00
Puppies frolic in the snow on this early two panel screen by Nishimura Goun. Dabbed in light color allowing the paper itself to be the enveloping snow, the screen shows the mastery of design and brush effects for which he would become famed. Yet the style strongly reflects that of his teacher, Takeuchi Seiho, placing this very early in the artists oeuvre, likely later Meiji, between 1900 and 1910...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1396120 (stock #MOR6867)
The Kura
$1,650.00
A pair of bronze Usubata vases standing on a triad of baku (dream eater) feet dramatically crafted with relief work of saintly figures among trees, clouds engrave4d into the upper basins outside with long tailed phoenix and peony inside. 23.5 cm (9 inches) diameter, 35 cm (14 inches) tall. Overall they are in excellent condition, one has a dent in the upper basin.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1700 item #1394665 (stock #MOR6841)
The Kura
$1,500.00
An exquisite and very unusual 16th to 17th century (Momoyama to early Edo period) candle-stick of vine or root set onto a hollow carved base and covered in black and red lacquer with a metal stud and drip pan. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in overall fine condition, with wear typical of centuries of use.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1395473 (stock #MOR6852)
The Kura
$1,300.00
A timid looking creature in dilapidated straw hat sheepishly approaches carrying his ledger and bottle for a refill. A comic image of the Tanuki with his famous beer belly reputation for heavy drinking. One can guess he will be asking for tonight's bottle on credit as he gazes up, shoulders hunched, pleading. It is 16 cm (6 inches) tall and in excellent condition signed on the back in an silver-wire inlay cartouche: Chikusen.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1396897 (stock #TCR6880)
The Kura
$1,150.00
A rare work by Hatta Sogaku decorated with raised goldfish among water plants stamped on the base and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The round form rises and swirls into a slightly fluted six sided rim. It is 30.5 cm (12 inches) tall and in excellent condition, containing a (removable) brass liner...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1400074 (stock #F081)
The Kura
$1,100.00
An Edo period image of plums blossoming on thick branches by Kitayama Kangan. Ink on paper in a patterned cloth mounting with beige piping in the Mincho style so popular int eh 19th century and featuring bone rollers. It is 21-1/2 x 78-1/2 inches (55 x 199 cm). Some minor loss to the piping at the top of the scroll, otherwise in surprisingly good condition.
Kitayama Kangan (Ba Moki, 1767-1801) was the grandson of a Chinese émigré...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1394374 (stock #L045)
The Kura
$975.00
Komura Suiun Meiji p. Winter Lakeshore Antique, Japanese, Scroll, Painting L045 nata A frigid winter scene dated 1914 by important 20th century artist Komura Suiun enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The glacial scene is performed with pigment and ink on silk in a blue patterned silk border with solid ivory. It is 22-1/2 x 85 inches (57 x 217 cm) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1399533 (stock #TCR6914)
The Kura
$950.00
A Superb example of the Echizen style from the First half of the Edo period (likely later 17th to early 18th century) covered in flowing rivers of green glaze and deep charring. It is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall, 10 inches (25 cm) diameter and in fine condition but for a glaze chp to the inside of the rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1388140 (stock #TCR5253)
The Kura
$900.00
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1395355 (stock #TCR6849)
The Kura
$900.00
A very rare Nana-sun plate with swirling hake-me design from the kilns of Utsutsukawa dating from the early to mid Edo period wrapped in a ragged bit of sarasa dyed cotton cloth and enclosed in an age darkened wooden box titled Utsutsukawa-Yaki Kashibachi - Ikko (Sweets dish-1) It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter. Thinly potted, there is a tiny chip in the rim, otherwise is in perfect condition; exceedingly rare for this type of pottery...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1400030 (stock #TCR4798)
The Kura
$850.00
Heavily textured ash clings to the raw clay surface of this excavated Japanese bowl. A kiln flaw, it was likely discarded, only to be re-discovered some centuries later. One side has been re-attached, and two kiln flaws filled. Although possibly late Heian, it is certainly no later than the early Kamakura, and we are dating it thus (11th - early 13th century). 11-1/2 x 12-1/2 x 4 inches (29 x 32 x 10 cm) and comes in a fine modern kiri-wood box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1400029 (stock #AOR6920)
The Kura
$850.00
Sale Pending
Two mid-Edo period (18th century) handscrolls depicting food preparation for weddings and ceremonial occasions. The first is the Shijo School Shiki-zen no zu, or images of food placement on trays for wedding banquets dated Anei 3 (1774). The second is the Ookusa Ryu Shiki-zen no Zu, also images of food placement on trays for wedding dinners according to the Ookusa school. Each scroll bears a collection stamp at the beginning which appears to read J Wightnan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1396746 (stock #MOR6877)
The Kura
$790.00
A pair of opulent boxes made from the gilded ceiling planks of 16th century Kodaiji Temple in the Eastern Mountains of Kyoto city, home to the remains of the warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The ancient planks have been covered in lacquer and gilded with genuine gold, which has worn away from age to spectacular effect...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1396566 (stock #F034)
The Kura
$750.00
The plum is not burdened by the blanketing of snow, its blossoms peaking out with a promise of regeneration and rebirth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1393476 (stock #TCR6826)
The Kura
$700.00
Gold crowns this lovely Edo period Black Satsuma container wrapped in orange crepe silk and enclosed in an age darkened wooden box. It is plugged with a wooden bung, and has a black line of lacquer also swirling up the body where it has been repaired some very long time ago. Perhaps it was a furidashi and once contained the crystallized sugar candies “Konpeito” so popular in old Japan. Or could it have been some medicine? An intriguing piece of antique pottery, 5 inches (13.5 cm) tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1395493 (stock #MOR6854)
The Kura
$650.00
A very unusual theme of a Chinese boy flying a kite emblazoned with the character Ryu (Dragon) in dark bronze with gold highlights, a style popular in the first quarter of the 20th century. It is signed on the base Takashi, and is in excellent condition. It is 28.5 cm (11-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition, enclosed in a period wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1398421 (stock #MOR6902)
The Kura
$580.00
A bronze boxed inlayed with silver, shakudo and other precious metals by the Hattori Tokei Ten, preeminent purveyors of art in the ritzy Ginza district of Tokyo. In the sides are engraved an image of telegraph poles with wire strung between, an unusual theme today but one that would have been at the forefront of modernity in the opening years of 20th century Japan. The box is 13 x 9.5 x 4 cm (5 x 4 x 1-1.2 inches) and is in overall excellent condition.Into the base is engraved upon the 20th an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1395683 (stock #MOR6858)
The Kura
$550.00
Golden ripples emanate from the rim of this Meiji period Bamboo vase enclosed in a period kiri-wood box. It has been lacquered black on the base, edges and inside, with maki-e ripples on which float silver balls. The vase is 36 cm tall and in overall fine condition. Although stable, I do not recommend this for a dry climate.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1396210 (stock #TCR6868)
The Kura
$525.00
A beautiful bowl by Ito Tozan I festooned with a willow tree in cobalt and iron under crackled Kyo-yaki –glaze with accents of over-glaze gold enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 18.5 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter. It has acquired some discoloration over time, one darker circle like the shadow of the moon around which fly sparrows, harbingers of Spring. The box lid has been broken once and glued back together and the bottom of the box has some insect damage along the adges.. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1393451 (stock #TCR6825)
The Kura
$500.00
A wild and rare Shigaraki-yaki Haidai (Literally sake cup stand, but also used for other cups) with an old gold repair to one side enclosed in an age darkened wooden box titled Shiga-yaki. I believe this is a misnomer and that this is Shigaraki-yaki from central Honshu, which uses a rough Terracotta clay with lots of inclusions and natural ash glaze, and not Shiga-yaki, which used a much smoother clay body and was best known for tea utensils in the continental style. It is 14 cm (5-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1389337 (stock #MOR6821)
The Kura
$500.00
Gold birds are damascened onto the base of this pair of superb quality Sahari-do candlesticks dating from the 19th century enclosed in the original age darkened kiri-wood storage boxes. Sahari-do is a prized silver-bronze alloy. Each breaks down into several components for ease of storage. They are 17 inches (43 cm) tall to the spike, and come with adapters for smaller candles which can ride on the spikes.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1700 item #1395981 (stock #MOR6865)
The Kura
$500.00
A carved wooden Buddhist stand in the shape of a lotus blossom over a cupped leaf. This exemplifies the aesthetic of wabi-sabi, not only in that the lotus leaf itself is such a symbol as it begins to degrade even as the flower comes into bloom, but also that this piece is entirely about texture and patina, the wood much worn from its great age. Three holes in the top once held something, likely a tri-legged bronze koro, which is no longer present. Carved from hardwood, it was likely once gild...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1397503 (stock #F059)
The Kura
$500.00
The full moon rises high behind blossoming plum, causing the delicate white petals to glow ghostly white in the dark garden, a fine 19th century ink painting by Zen priest Shamon Saigetsu. Ink on paper in fine satin border with large wooden rollers. The scroll is 24 x 77-1/2 inches (61 x 197 cm) and is in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1399823 (stock #MOR6916)
The Kura
$495.00
Sale Pending
A double gourd shaped Sake kettle of what appears to be cast pewter with a tin-plated copper base and featuring a brass handle and lid dating from the Meiji period enclosed in an age darkened wooden box. There is a cast mark along the base by the maker (illegible). The raised arabesques on the outside are a very unusual feature, and close inspection reveals the file marks and irregularities of the artisans hands. The kettle is 16 cm (6 inches) tall and in fine condition. Quite a lovely piece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1387964 (stock #F019)
The Kura
$485.00
Pigment on silk with gold highlights in a green silk border patterned with ripples, extended with beige and terminating in large bone rollers. The scroll is 64.5 x 219 cm (25-1/2 x 86 inches). There is staining in the upper beige extension, and marks typical of age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1396422 (stock #TCR6873)
The Kura
$475.00
White straw ash dribbled onto the yellow glaze forms a pair of fat exclamation points, or is it genies coming out of bottles in tandem? Whatever you see, this is a great example of Edo period Shodai Yaki pottery, one of the important origins of the modern concept of Mingei. Blanks in the glaze are formed where other pieces stood during firing, ghosts from the kiln. The dish is 24 cm (9-1/2 inches) diameter and comes enclosed in an old custom fitted wood box. It comes from a collection of Edo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1396935 (stock #MOR6881)
The Kura
$450.00
A subtle vase carved with a dragon in crashing waves signed on the base and enclosed in the original artist signed wooden box titled Hanaike Mokucho. Highly stylized, the name appears to be Zesai. It is carved from a single block of wood with a custom made brass insert. The vase stands 26.5 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1398321 (stock #MOR6895)
The Kura
$375.00
A beautiful 19th century Negoro bottle of rectangular form, red over black lacquer on wood, polished through to spectacular affect. It is 11 x 8 x 13 cm (4 x 3 x 5 inches) and is in overall excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1394831 (stock #MOR6843)
The Kura
$360.00
A lovely pair of brass candle-sticks based on traditional form dating from the late 19th to early 20th century (Meiji/Taisho period) measuring 12-1/2 inches (32 cm) tall and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1399171 (stock #TCR6909)
The Kura
$350.00
A set of five memezara small plates impressed with a design and covered in burnt orange and green glaze akin to Izumo Yaki (specifically Fujina-yaki) dating from the Bunka era (1804-1818). One is signed Sochu-sei and dated, the date appears to correspond with 1814. Each is 4-1/4 inches (11 cm) diameter and all are in fine condition, enclosed in a heavy modern kiri-wood box. There is one firing crack, and there is wear to the raised design from stacking.
Fushina-yaki (also Fujina) was t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1399961 (stock #TCR6919)
The Kura
$350.00
A very unusual vase shaped like a cocoon but with a gear like rim dating from the Edo period covered in a flambé-style flash of color. In back is a vine loop from which it can be hung. It is 20 cm (8 inches) long, 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) diameter and in overall good condition, with an old chip in the rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1398022 (stock #MOR6890)
The Kura
$300.00
A simple roundel of bamboo decorated with sagi (egrets) in a stream among tall reeds in gold dating from the Meiji period. It has been lacquered black on top, inside and on the bottom, sealing the bamboo and preventing splitting. The edges of the lacquer have been worn down, and the luster of the body faded to a soft matte, giving it a wonderful antique presence. It is 33.5 cm (13-1/2 inches) tall and in fine original condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1396733 (stock #F042)
The Kura
$300.00
Ink on silk in a border of lavender brocade patterned with bamboo with piping down the side in the Mincho style popular in the 19th century. The rollers are dark wood with turned ivory caps. 22-1/2 x 71 inches (57 x 181 cm). There are wrinkles in the lower section. It comes enclosed in a period wooden box titled Ume no Zu Kobai Hitsu. It is attributable to the Zen Priest Oishi Kobai (no dates), who studied painting under Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907).