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 : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1374882 (stock #TCR6672)
The Kura
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Gold repairs haunt the evening surface of this Momoyama to early Edo period Karatsu Tea Bowl. It comes in a silk pouch with a interior buff in an age darkened kiri-wood box. Slightly elongated, it is roughly 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1393752 (stock #J027)
The Kura
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A young Maiko parts the curtains of an Okiya Tea-house entrance, perhaps on her way to training, or to begin a night of traditional entertainment through song and dance. Pigment and ink on silk in a fine brocade border with lacquered red wooden rollers. It is 25 x 78 inches (63.5 x 198 cm). There is some loss to the gofun in the center where it was obviously folded once before being mounted in its current state.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1374613 (stock #TCR6667)
The Kura
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A wonderful image in mat-gray clay of the lucky figure Hotei (Putai) wrapped in robes dating from the mid to later 19th century (Bakumatsu era) when Ao-Bizen enjoyed a revival. Expressive figuring, it is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition, enclosed in an age blackened wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1396636 (stock #TCR6876)
The Kura
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An elegant Edo period Mokko-Gata bowl decorated in gosu floral motifs over yellow under a clear glaze from the kiln established by Chinese Ming émigré Chin Genpin (Chen Yuanyun 1587-1671) around 1660 in Nagoya under direction of the Daimyo of Owari Province Tokugawa Mitsutomo. The piece makes use of Seto clay covered in a combination of imported yellow glaze and local glazes mimicking the popular Annan Yaki of Southern China and Vietnam...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1372838 (stock #ALR6646)
The Kura
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Honda Tenjo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seven Great Men. Ink on paper in a superlative silk mounting with ivory rollers (they will be changed if exporting). It is 26 x 85-1/2 inches (66.5 x 217 cm) and is in excellent condition. Honda Tenjo (1867-1946), born in Tokyo, initially studied western painting for five years under Kondo Katsumi before moving to Nihonga under Kano Hogai. Along with Okakura Shusui and Oka Fuho was to be called the four pillars of the Hogai Studio...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1393334 (stock #MOR6815)
The Kura
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Wisteria vines in gold and silver Maki-e lacquer decorate the natural body of this beautiful sake flask cut from a section of vine, hollowed and capped with natural wood and black lacquer, a pouring spout of brass bunged with bamboo. It is 9 inches (22 cm) tall and in fine condition, dating from the 19th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1383115 (stock #TCR6776)
The Kura
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An unusually large Meiji period Fushina Yaki (also Fujina-yaki) vase decorated with a hawk in a snowy pine before a waterfall intimated by a flow of green from the trumpeting rim, a group of Samurai opposite, with various designs built up n the surface. It is 14-1/2 inches (36.5 cm) tall and is in overall fine condition, with a small chip in the base (see close-up photo).
Fushina-yaki was the Goyogama clan kiln of the Matsudaira of Matsue Han in modern day Izumo, established around 1764...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1393336 (stock #MOR6816)
The Kura
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A hollowed out section fo burled wood has been encased in lead top and bottom, creating a lovely little tea caddy infused with the Japanese tradition of adoration of the natural world . 19th to early 20th century, it is roughly 4 inches (10 cm) diameter. The lead shows age, the surface textured with handling and it has a wonderful antique feel.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1377795 (stock #MOR6735)
The Kura
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An antique book bound in green kinrande silk decorated with the Tokugawa family crest (of the Shogun) woodblock printed with scripture wrapped in a hand painted silk cloth enclosed in a black lacquered wooden box decorated with the Tokugawa Crest and the Jodo-shu Symbol of Chion-in. The book is wrapped in a cloth hand painted with a prayer from Meiji 22 (1889). The box is lined with genuine gold gilding...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1378232 (stock #TCR6738)
The Kura
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Young pines, a symbol of celebration, strength, fertility and longevity, decorate this large baluster form vessel by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV. It is 12 inches (31 cm) tall. There is a slight firing flaw in the rim. This is from the Kiyomizu Family Estate. There is no box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1376092 (stock #ALR6696)
The Kura
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A plum by Yumei Sosho of Sokokuji temple timidly opens its blossoms under a brief epithet by Taishitsu Sosho of Daitokuji temple. A rare gassaku work by these two priests. Ink on paper in original border, ivory rollers dated 1808. The ivory rollers will be replaced if shipping overseas. The scroll is 12 x 71 inches (31 x 180 cm). Overall it is in fine condition considering the age, however does cup some in the center and there are some marks mostly visible in the upper and lower borders...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1369826 (stock #MOR6607)
The Kura
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A breathtaking cup made from an egg cut and lacquered inside, then gilded with genuine gold, enclosed in the original signed age darkened kiri-wood box. It is 2-1/4 inches (5.5 cm) diameter and in perfect condition, dating from the Meiji period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1394284 (stock #TCR6838)
The Kura
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Namako glaze sags down to meld with the dark iron on the side of this large Mingei pot from the former Yonezawa Clan's Narushima-kiln; one of the Edo period Daimyo feudal kilns (called Go-yo-gama), dating from the mid to later 19th century. It is 13 inches (33 cm) diameter, 14 inches (36 cm) tall and in fine condition with some old abrasions to the thick glaze at the rim, no cracks or repairs. There is wear to the inside from use...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1380933 (stock #TCR5241)
The Kura
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An incredible work of florals on gold signed on the base Kutani Kaburagi Sei showing the very best of that regions pottery dating from the Meiji to Taisho period, when quality and craftsmanship was at its peak. It is 9 inches (23 cm) diameter, 13 inches (33 c) tall and in overall fine condition. There is a small tori-ashi (birds foot) glaze crack in the bottom but does not leak, and is only visible on the outside bottom.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1393413 (stock #TCR6819)
The Kura
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Shiseki burst from the dark clay of this antique Japanese Tsubo storage jar dating from the first half of the Edo period (17th century) hailing form the mountainous region of Iga and Shigaraki. Below the well formed lip a single line is struck into the clay, and yellow ash glaze clings to the surface where it faced the fires in the kiln. The base is fired to a hard and polished stone-like surface. Looking carefully one can detect a slight crack across the bottom...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1377718 (stock #TCR6733)
The Kura
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A trumpeting form decorated with bamboo adorned with a single cicada by Matsumoto Sahei (Sabin) enclosed in a wooden box annotated by the current head of the family Matsumoto Sakio. It is 31 cm (12 inches ) tall and in excellent condition.
Matsumoto Sahei (1851-1918) was born into the family of Matsuya Kikusaburo, a first generation Kutani porcelain artist...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1396484 (stock #TCR6874)
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Loops of white decorate the dark pitted glaze of this quashed bowl from the kilns of Kyushu dating from the early to mid Edo period. The small foot is testament to dating, and there is much natural wear to the dark glaze. The vessel is 14 x 10 x 6 cm (5-1/2 x 4 x 2-1/2 inches) with an age darkened chip in the rim where it rolls over on itself. It comes in a silk bag enclosed in a black lacquered antique wood box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1369144 (stock #ALR6590)
The Kura
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Two fox representing Inari, one of the principal kami (gods) of Shinto, are depicted on this Edo period talisman made at a shrine and traditionally hung in the home for protection. The two creatures hold in their mouths a buddhist jewel, symbol of knowledge, and a key to the kura, a storehouse for treasures. Between them is written Inari Daimyou Jin. Inari is the Japanese god of fertility, agriculture and of general prosperity and worldly success. In Edo Japan, Inari was also the patron of sw...