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
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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 : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1402330 (stock #MOR6955)
Here is something I have never seen before, a votive Shrine plack dated 1888 depicting the three great unifiers, Napoleon Bonaparte, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and George Washington. It is rendered in heavy pigments on burled wood in a thick hardwood frame made to withstand being exposed. When it came to us, it had been hanging in a shrine roof, so the back was dark with soot and actually I could not even see the inscription...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1400762 (stock #SAR6932)
The Kura
$7,400.00
Dragons in gold and silver proliferate on the five iron plates of this unusual Samurai Cuirass dating from the mid Edo period (18th c,). The right-side hinged plates are split into top and bottom, kept fast with a chord on top, and a hinged locking door on bottom. Suspended from the waste are five rows of black lacquered Kusazuri. Made for an adult, it is in overall fine condition, with a few severed chords typical of age and some wear to the cloth shoulder plates.
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 : 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 : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1402210 (stock #MOR6954)
The Kura
$1,200.00
Two silk Fukusa wrapping cloths designed and or hand painted by Kamisaka Sekka enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the Taisho period. The first is an embroidered wrapping cloth with patterns of flowers and grasses designed by Sekka, 13 x 14 inches (33 x 35.5 cm) in excellent condition complete with red cloth obi. For an identical piece see Kamisaka Sekka: Rimpa Master - Pioneer of Modern Design by Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art 2003 p. 103 fig 23...
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1401142 (stock #TCR6939)
The Kura
$875.00
Rivulets of green glaze descend all sides of this unusually shaped jar, the bottom raw red Tamba clay dating from the Edo period. Diagonal paddle marks are clearly visible in a ring where the clay is supplanted by glaze. About the rim are four “mimi” ears for tying down the bung. The base is slightly concave and burnt to a rock like texture. The vessel is 11inches (28 cm) tall and in excellent condition, with no cracks or repairs, but one chip in the glaze on one of the tie points.
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 : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1400760 (stock #MOR6931)
The Kura
$800.00
The seed pod of the lotus flower droops down onto the broad green leaf as its edges curl and the vibrant green goes slowly to brown, a beautiful rendering of the cycle of life expertly chiseled from thin wood. It is 19 inches (48.5 cm) long and in excellent condition, dating from the first third of the 20th century.
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 : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1401571 (stock #TCR6945)
The Kura
$750.00
A pair of Toyoraku style (Horaku) pottery hi-ire braziers with crackled pale glaze inside, outside covered in black lacquer, one inlayed with mother of pearl plum blossoms, the other gold and red lacquered chrysanthemum. The Chrysanthemum is accompanied by the Imperial Nobori-Kiri Crest on a soft, chocolate brown lacquer with gold rim, the plum shimmering purple on midnight black. One is slightly larger than the other, averaging about 12 cm (4-5/8 inches) tall...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1401442 (stock #TCR6942)
The Kura
$700.00
Ash clings viciously to the surface of this large excavated bowl dating from the Late Heian to early Kamakura period (12th to 13th century). It is 30 cm (12 inches) diameter, enclosed in a custom made Kiri-wood collectors box.
Tokoname is one of the 6 ancient kilns, and the most prolific, its wares exported all over Japan from the Heian era. Until they developed overtime their own styles, almost all potteries from the other 5 ancient kilns started out in imitation of Tokoname.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1401827 (stock #MOR6951)
The Kura
$685.00
Six large and four small hand made silvered-bronze Origami-crane-shaped door handles for Japanese Fusuma sliding doors. A typical number, for the four entry doors, two closet doors, and 4 alcove doors (small). Perfect for completing your Japanese room project. The large handles are 3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches (6.5 x 9 cm). The small handles are 2 x 1-1/2 inches (5 x 3.5 cm), and all are in excellent condition.
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1400605 (stock #TCR6925)
The Kura
$650.00
An Oribe revival dish in the shape of a boldly decorated leaf dating from the later 19th century and enclosed in an age darkened Kiri-wood box titled Oribe Ha-gata Hachi. It is just under 8 inches (20 cm) across and in surprisingly excellent condition. A range of motifs separated by bold swatches of green decorate the piece on all surfaces but the base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1402606 (stock #MOR6957)
The Kura
$600.00
A sword in hand forged iron is suspended by its tang in a wooden votive plack, while a sword in age darkened brass decorates another, both dated on back to the end of the Edo period. The first is mounted on a straight-grain clear-cedar panel with austere frame dated on back the 8th month of Keio 3 (1867, the last year of the Edo period). It is 18 x 31 x 4 cm (7-1/2 x 12 x 1-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1910 item #1401441 (stock #MOR6941)
The Kura
$600.00
A 19th century hand-scroll featuring twelve individual Buddhist images of Ninnaji Temple in monochrome woodblock prints. The Meiji period scroll is bound with pale silk patterned with clouds and features hard-wood rollers and a bone clasp on the tie string. It is quite large, 53 cm (21 inches) wide, 479 cm (15 feet 8 inches) long and is in overall fine condition, with wear and minor marks typical of age and handling...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1402605 (stock #MOR6956)
The Kura
$500.00
A sword in gilded and lacquered wood decorates the center of this votive tablet dated on back the third month of Meiji 13 (1880) mounted on a straight-grain clear-cedar panel with decorative edges. It is 33 x 43.5 x 4 cm (13 x 17 x 1-1/2 inches). Entirely original, it is in overall fine condition, with marks consistent with age. Ema were works of art created as a gift to a shrine or temple to cull favor with the gods or give thanks for some success.
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1400452 (stock #TCR6922)
The Kura
$480.00
A refined set of 5 later Edo Sake cups in a hybrid E-gorai style from the Kosobe kiln of Igarashi Shinbei decorated with pale blue designs (gnarled plum trees?) under thick cream colored glaze on very thinly potted clay blended with shiseki for great effect. This is likely the work of the second or third generation Shinbei, both known for their Korai-Utsushi (Korean style) wares. Each cup is 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter. They are in surprisingly good condition, with no cracks. There are a ...
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 : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1402890 (stock #MOR6959)
The Kura
$450.00
An antique placard carved with the name of the Buddhist guardian Deity Fudo-Myo-O. This would have been hung from the eaves in front of a holy site to ward off evil. Written horizontally across the front is Taishinzan, and vertically Fu Do Myo O. This indicates it is from the Kamakura period Tanakami-yama Fudo-ji Temple in Shiga prefecture (an important cultural property near the famous Miho Museum). It appears to be carved into age darkened Kuri (chestnut) with a fanciful border. The piece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1400606 (stock #TCR6926)
The Kura
$450.00
A quashed bottle from the southern island of Kyushu of rich red sandy clay covered in a brush application of pale white supplanted by thick green overflowing from the neck. Here the artist has crushed in the sides before applying the glazes; a striking combination, and unusual for the typically refined style of Takatori. On the base are two stamps, one a swirl typical of the Agano region, the second a cartouche containing the character Taka. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) tall, roughly the same di...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1400665 (stock #MOR6930)
The Kura
$400.00
A fan shaped spear cover coated in black lacquer and adorned with a Maruni family crest in gold dating from the Edo period. It is 15-1/2 inches (39.5 cm) tall. Overall very presentable, there is a large chip in the lacquer on the top edge, and several old repairs typical of age and use. Restoration of the chip can be arranged if desired.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1402177 (stock #TCR6953)
The Kura
$400.00
An unusual sake service pot in the shape of Hotei (Putai) dragging his voluminous sack of joy. It is porcelain covered in white with pale blue accents. Roughly 19 x 12 x 15 cm (7-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 6 inches). There is a small chip in the glaze on the handle and two spots where something stuck to it or it was supported in the kiln during firing (see last photo) otherwise is in fine 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 #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 : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1402852 (stock #MOR6958)
The Kura
$350.00
A pair of swords in age tarnished brass decorate this votive offering tablet dating from the mid-19th century. Mounted on a straight-grain clear-cedar panel with decorative edges, it is 22 x 33 x 4 cm (8-1/2 x 13 x 1-1/2 inches). Entirely original, it is in overall fine condition, with marks consistent with age. On back is the name of the person who donated it Somura Sakuzo. Ema were works of art created as a gift to a shrine or temple to cull favour with the gods or give thanks for some su...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1403929 (stock #MOR6962)
The Kura
$320.00
Four Edo period Votive placks offered as talismans to shrines to garner favor from the gods. These miniature placks can still be seen today at shrines throughout the country, hanging from tree branches or special palisades made especially for their display. Two of these feature a woman praying, one a pair of ogres, the last a holy horse. Mineral pigment on wood, the central panels measure roughly 17 to 20 cm wide (6-1/2 to 8 inches) each.
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1399919 (stock #TCR6918)
The Kura
$250.00
A large Kutsuki kiln imperfection clings to the rim of this Seto yamachawan (Yamajawan) which can serve as a nice incense burner. Production of Yama chawan began with the dissemination of wealth to military families and landowners at the end of the Heian period, and lasted through the early Muromachi era, reaching its peak in the Kamakura and Nanbokucho periods (1185-1392) from which this bowl hails. It is 6 x 2 inches (15 x 5 m).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1393280 (stock #MOR6814)
The Kura
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A troop of Shishi lion dogs sewn with couched gold thread. frolic among the blossoms and crashing falls embroidered on the re-purposed rich blue patterned Edo period silk of this altar cloth. The original form was likely an uchikake kimono, assembled as an altar drape as a tribute to the owner at a Buddhist Temple. Embroidered up high is the Mitsuba-aoi crest of the Tokugawa Shogun, indicating this was from an aristocratic family as the quality of the embroidery presmes. The dimensions are ro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1700 item #1371796 (stock #MOR6622)
The Kura
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A rare 17th century Japanese Lacquer table performed in the Nanban style exhibited in 1972 at the Kyoto National Museum (including paperwork from the museum). Overall it is in excellent condition, enclosed in an older wooden storage box. It is 12 x 17 x 14 inches (31 x 43 x 36 cm).
According to the Met: The Portuguese and Spanish who visited Japan during the Momoyama period were fascinated by the beauty and exotic appearance of luxurious gold-decorated lacquerwares associated with the t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1383114 (stock #MOR6775)
The Kura
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Iyashiku mo tsune areba
hisashi hisashikereba onozu kara yoi kaori wo harau
If you perservere (with proper living), the years will grant you success. This was a famous last line from a treatise written by revered Han Dynasty scholar Cui Yuan (Cui Ziyu, 78–143). These same words were famously written by Kukai (Kobodaishi 774-835) the founder of Shingon escoteric Buddhism in Japan. The calligraphic style appears to be taken directly from the Saishigyoku Zayumei, written by Kukai, o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1382680 (stock #MOR6772)
The Kura
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A pair of powerful Shishi guardian carvings dating from the later Edo period, 18th-19th century, in the Ah-Un expression (Exhaling and inhaling). Ah-Un has many allusions, it is the beginning and end of the alphabet, summarizing all in between, and is said to be inhaling good fortune, and exhaling bad. Glass eyes inset into very human faces. They are 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) tall, 9-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches (24 x 14 cm). Ah has a chip in the foot and tip of the tail whereas the end of the tail has ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1375651 (stock #ALR6686)
The Kura
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An exquisite 17th-18th c. rendition of Suiten (vedic Varuna) rising over tempestuous waves. Pigment on silk, The scroll is 59.2 x 167.5 cm (23-1/2 x 66 inches). It has been fully remounted, in an antique silk retaining the original brass rollers. One of the oldest gods, Varuna is associated with a Serpent (Makara) as his vehicle and a noose as his weapon. Varuna is god of waters, the source of rains and the one who rules over the Nagas (divine sea serpent), myths important in Hinduism and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1398422 (stock #SOR6903)
The Kura
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A mid Edo period (16th to 17th century) five plate cuirass (go-mai-do) of heavy iron emblazoned on front with a sun and moon in inlayed silver over the fierce god Fudomyo with protective sanskjrit characters in silver damascene on the sides and a five character phrase (The Gotoku or five precepts of Confucianism, also espoused in the book of five rings) on back, also in silver. It is lacquered red inside, and about the waste hang rows of black lacquered scales laced in blue with color fleckedwh...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372682 (stock #ALR6641)
The Kura
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A museum quality work by 19th century great Oda Kaisen featuring vines burgeoning with ripe fruit under the epitaph “Painted on a muggy date (possibly “by moonlight” as the term keigetsu refers) in 1840”. Ink on silk in brass colored Satin patterned with tendrils of mist and featuring white piping in the Mincho style and ivory rollers typical of literati painting of the 19th century. It is 18-3/4 x 72-3/4 inches (47.5 x 184.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Oda Kaisen (1785-1...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1370156 (stock #MOR6614)
The Kura
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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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1388988 (stock #TCR6814)
The Kura
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An exquisite vase decorated with crashing waves and plovers in blue by Seifu Yohei dating from the Taisho era. It is 12 inches (31 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Quite large for a work by Seifu, it is marked on the base with an incised signature. Either the work of the third or fourth generation, according to the definitive book "Kyoto Ceramist Seifu Yohei III", pieces from this era with this signature are impossible to differentiate between the two generations, as they worked side by s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388613 (stock #MOR6808)
The Kura
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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
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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.
Nyoi Sanjin (Tani Tetsuomi, 1822-1905) was born the son o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1375391 (stock #TCR6678)
The Kura
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Birds in white plumage decorate the shadowed raw clay of this vase by Miyagawa Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 21.5 cm (8-1/2 inches) tall, 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter 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 head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo. The Kozan (Makuzu) kiln as we know it today was established...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1397903 (stock #MOR6889)
The Kura
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The full moon glowing in shimmering gold illuminates the silver blossoms adorning the ragged plum tree growing along the river bank, a superb lacquer box dating from the 19th century enclosed in a period wooden box titled Plum & Moon Maki-e Suzuri Bako. Inside the lid the stream continues, running past golden rocks and young flora reaching for the moon. Contained within is a grinding stone with gilded edges and a blossom shaped suiteki water-dropper inset into a raft structure upon which the b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1396368 (stock #MOR6871)
The Kura
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Peaches, favorite of the immortals, decorate in cobalt the brilliant yellow surface of this squat vase by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ki-yu Seika Momo-no-e (Yellow glaze with Cobalt Peach Image). It is 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition signed on the base in a chattered circle Makuzu Kozan Saku. The box has old tape on the corners.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1371898 (stock #TCR6624)
The Kura
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A large porcelain vase covered in olive green upon which grows a rush of white bamboo and a brief epitaph by Miura Chikusen I enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating to the late Meiji or early Taisho period. It is 15 inches (37.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. The box has much darkened with age. Works of this size by Chikusen, who largely specialized in the minute world of Sencha ware are quite rare.
Miura Chikusen I (1854-1915) made a name for himself as a strict adhere...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1374706 (stock #TCR6670)
The Kura
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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.
Eiraku Zengoro XI (Nishimura Hozen, 1795–1854) took the nam...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1400658 (stock #J033)
The Kura
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A young girl reaches up to steady herself on a branch laden with plum buds, not yet ready to open, as she presses down on the ice with her bright red shoes. This is an absolutely darling image by Chishima Kayo, which came to us as a silk makuri (never having been mounted) painting, which our restorer placed in this natural field allowing the painting to show itself.
Chishima Kayo (b. 1890) was a female artist of the Meiji to early Showa periods. She was born in Saitama and studied init...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1387179 (stock #MOR6789)
The Kura
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This appears to be an incarnation of Shindara Daisho of the 12 guardian deities (Juni Shinsho). He has glass eyes and stands on the original Daiza.. The Deity is 21 inches (53.5 cm) tall, total height with stand is 33 inches (83 cm). Later Edo period (18th-19th century). The left hand has been replaced.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1394444 (stock #L115)
The Kura
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The village lies buried deep in snow, the coldest depths of winter, but as if from snow clouds above, faith in warm days too come flutters down in the words of a poem.
Uguisu wa miyako ni ideshi...Nightingale takes flight for the capital
Yamasato ni.......................In the mountain village
Ume hitori Koso...................A solitary plum
Saki nioi kere....................Blossoms fragrantly
The poem is by Otagaki Rengetsu, written in her distinct cursive scri...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1393406 (stock #MOR6817)
The Kura
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Ivy in colored maki-e lacquer drapes over the ro-iro polished black of this museum quality Tankei oil lantern dating from the 19th century complete with oil container, with both ceramic and lacquered-brass oil dishes; enclosed in the original wooden storage box. It is 22 x 18 x 54 cm (8-1/2 x 7 x 21 inches) and is in overall fine condition, with minor wear typical of age and use.
Historically slow burning rapeseed or fish oil would have been used, the long wicks burning on the dish drape...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1370979 (stock #TCR6620)
The Kura
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A Ninsei image of a bearded courtier leaning against an armrest in white robes decorated with winged crests by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The upper part of the body lifts off to reveal the incense chamber. Outside the box is titled Koro, Inside is written Ninsei Jinbutsu-Kon (Opening Ninsei Figure) and signed A relic remaining by the 75 year old man followed by the signature of the second generation. Kozan I died at the age of 75. It is 7 inches (18...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1398914 (stock #MOR6905)
The Kura
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A lovely bun-shaped soba-green koro with carved wooden lid by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 cm (5 inches) diameter, the same height. The combination of rosewood lid and green body is strongly influenced by Chinese models. The finial is in the shape of a linghi cluster of mushrooms.
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...