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 : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1401211 (stock #MOR6940)
The Kura
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A Mingei style sculpture of a sake-sprite (Shojo) making off with a barrel of rice wine on his shoulder dating from the 19th century. This architectural work was likely originally part of a gate, and would have been a welcome sign to thirsty fellows after a day of work. Carved from a single piece of hard Keyaki wood, It is in excellent condition. 28 x 12 x 5 inches (71 x 13 x 13 cm). Keyaki as a wood is known for its hardness, beautiful grain and pest resistance.
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 : 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 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 : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1400029 (stock #AOR6920)
The Kura
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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 : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1401101 (stock #TCR6938)
The Kura
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A perfect example of the Early Edo Tea aesthetic in this Chatsubo dating from the first half of the Edo period, a splash of black over rust with a white glazed waste from the Seto region around modern day Nagoya. It comes with an ancient wooden bung and wrapping cloth. The pot is roughly 27 cm (11 inches) tall and in overall excellent condition, with typical wear around the foot. No cracks or repairs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1396484 (stock #TCR6874)
The Kura
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1374993 (stock #TCR6673)
The Kura
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A misshapen bowl excavated and assembled from several pieces using the kintsugi gold technique. Originally a kiln flaw, it was likely destroyed after creation, later to be excavated and assembled as was popular in the later Edo period. Misshapen,and with a large kutsuki on one side, it is 4 x 5 x 3 inches (10 x 12.5 x 8 cm) and comes in a wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1381801 (stock #L014)
The Kura
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In a literati paradise two brightly robed figures converse beyond the walls of the hermitage, lost in the great beauties of nature, a singular work by the famous porcelain maker Miura Chikusen. Ink and light color on paper in a pale rough-silk mounting with black wood rollers enclosed in a period wooden box. Included is a museum exhibition label from The Homma Museum of Art where it was exhibited in August 1947. It is 19-1/2 x 86-1/2 inches (50 x 220 cm) and is in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1395771 (stock #TCR6861)
The Kura
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A six sided porcelain Koro decorated in under-glaze blue cobalt with plum blossoms around pierced lattice panels. It is 22 cm (9 inches) tall and in excellent condition, dating from the early 20th century. In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1395252 (stock #MOR6846)
The Kura
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Jade-Green and Burnt-Orange provide the backdrop for intricate brass wire colored enamel designs on this lovely vase from the early 20th century enclosed in a hinged wooden box. It is 24 cm (9-1/2 inches) tall and in overall excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1380976 (stock #MOR6760)
The Kura
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A very elegant set of 2 art-nouveau influenced black lacquered wooden and metal candle sticks dating from the later Meiji period enclosed in the original wooden box signed Matasai. They are 53 cm (21 inches) tall each and in excellent condition. The first generation Nakamura Matasai(1827-1900) was a student of the Ikkokusai school of lacquer, and his first born son (1868~1919)succeded the family name...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1389949 (stock #TCR6805)
The Kura
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A small covered bowl in typical Oribe glaze within, outside lacquered black and decorated with geese flying over reeds in gold maki-e made in the Nagoya region in the style known as Toyoraku (or Horaku-yaki). Meiji period, it is 5 inches (13 cm) diameter and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1387534 (stock #TCR6794)
The Kura
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A pair of Red-Raku candlestands enclosed in the original wooden storage box dating from the Meiji-Taisho period, late 19th to early 20th century. The ceramic top is embedded with an iron point, and both top and bottom are created to accept a wooden (clear cedar) vertical. They are 62 cm (24-1/2 inches) tall, 22 cm (8-1/2 inches) diameter at the base and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1396291 (stock #TCR6869)
The Kura
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Pierce-work combined with over and under glaze decoration create the perfect picture of spring on this bowl by Takahashi Dohachi enclosed in the original wooden box signed Kachutei Dohachi and titled Kenzan Yo Tsubaki Bori Hachi (Kenzan style Camelia patterned Carved Bowl). It is 20 cm (8 inches) diameter and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1389885 (stock #TCR6806)
The Kura
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A very chic Toyoraku Kashiki in the shape of a footed stacking box, the exterior covered in black lacquer with maki-e design, the interior in crackeld Oribe-style ceramic. It is 7-1/2 x 7-1/2 c 6 inches (19 x 19 x 15cm) and is in excellent condition, enclosed in a quality front-opening kiri-wood presentation box dating from the middle Meiji period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1398421 (stock #MOR6902)
The Kura
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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...