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 #1400658 (stock #J033)
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1394444 (stock #L115)
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1370979 (stock #TCR6620)
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1398914 (stock #MOR6905)
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1393406 (stock #MOR6817)
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1387179 (stock #MOR6789)
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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 : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1400094 (stock #TCR6774)
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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 : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1369825 (stock #MOR6606)
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Large blossoms burst from branches decorating the orange peeled textured ground of this fine Taisho to early Showa era Suzuri Bako enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Umehana Maki-e Hi-no-maru Suzuri Bako (Round Writing Box decorated with Plum). It is 23.5 cm (9-1/2 inches) diameter. There is minor warping of the lid, but otherwise is in excellent condition. It contains a brush, stone, water dropper in sparse nashiji ground lacquer, the interior decorated with florals.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1373832 (stock #TCR6658)
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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. Between two a drip from the roof of the kiln has adhered to the clay forming a point of interest...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1393596 (stock #TCR6828)
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A large celadon koro with rosewood lid featuring an eight sided glass finial enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/4 inches (13.5 cm) diameter, the porcelain form 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. There is a small divet in the side of the wood hoya cover, which has been polished smooth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1380443 (stock #TCR5095)
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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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1394371 (stock #TCR6839)
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A lovely small porcelain box decorated outside with florals, inside a crescent moon, by Seifu Yohei III enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Rokkaku-Bako (Six sided box) and dating circa 1885. It is executed with over-glaze enamels on a white porcelain body, the artist seal impressed into the base as well as in the inner center of the lid. It is 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) diameter, 7 cm (2-3/4 inches) tall and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1368710 (stock #MOR6576)
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A serene image of the standing Buddha Amida (Amithaba) on a blossoming lotus base behind which sprouts leaves and a halo of rays. He stands with hands held in the Upper and Lower birth Mudra position indicating rebirth in the upper realm of Western Paradise. The glass eyes and tranquil expression welcome all into his ranks. 19th century (late Edo to Meiji period), it is 21 inches (53 cm) in total tall, the figure itself 12 inches (30 cm), and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1397320 (stock #TCR6885)
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A rabbit starts, one paw frozen in the air, as it listens intently, a captivating image stamped on the base Nanki Zuishido Sei (the Niwa-yaki pottery of the Kii branch of the Tokugawa Shogun). The nimble creature is 8 inches (20 cm) tall and in excellent condition, enclosed in a period kiri-wood box. A label attributes the work to Ryozen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1376635 (stock #TCR6704)
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A superb celadon work by Imperial Artisan Suwa Sozan I Published in the tome Suwa Sozan Sakuhin Shu (1971, page 57) from the exhibition commemorating 50 years since his death, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7-3/4 inches (20 cm) diameter, 2-3/4 inches (7 cm) tall at the rim and in excellent condition.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1397483 (stock #F077)
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A fine rendition of a plum by Tanaka (Zuitai) Ryurei (commonly known as Ryudojin, 1740-1804)). Ink on paper, it has been fully remounted in a silk frame with wooden rollers reflecting the original style. The scroll is 12-1/2 x 70 inches (31.5 x 178 cm).
Ryudojin was born in Owari, near modern day Nagoya. He is referred to also as Ryurei Zuitai and or Ryudo Reizui or simply Ryurei...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1395672 (stock #MOR6857)
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A superb wrinkled root-ball wrapped around a stone known in Japanese as Ishigami (biting stone) in the shape of the Daruma, legendary founder of Zem Buddhism. These natural objects are highly prized, expressing a sense of the accidental and the power of nature in the face of man’s vain attempts at control. This one is rather large, at 18 x 15 x 16.5 cm (7 x 5-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches). Ishigami are also called Ishikui (eating Stone) or Ishidake (holding stone).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1369876 (stock #MOR6608)
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An amazing pattern of gold and silver maki-e decorates this lidded Tea Cup and stand dating from the later Edo period decorated with a samurai clan crest in gold. Assembled it is 7 inches (17.5 cm) tall, 6 inches (15.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition, enclosed in a custom- fitted Kiri-wood box.