The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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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 #1355481 (stock #ALR6407)
The Kura
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An enso Zen circle encompassing nothing and everything, by important Zen priest and former head of Daitokuji Murasakino Shoun (Sohan Gempo). It would seem the verse by Shoun is a famous epithet from the eccentric Sengai. Kore wo kuute, oncha maire Here he is viewing the full moon as a botamochi rice cake and inviting one to eat this and enjoy a cup of tea. Ink on paper in a silk border with black lacquer rollers. The scroll is 62.2 x 119.5 cm (24-1/2 x 47 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1356272 (stock #ANR6412)
The Kura
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Mt. Fuji looms over the dark spotted ink landscape by Kishi Ganku painted on six broad panels of applied gold. The screen is 142 x 370 cm (56 x 145-1/2 inches). It has been completely restored utilizing the original frame and antique textiles for the borders. At that time several areas of damage gathered over the last two centuries were repaired without over-painting...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1366402 (stock #ALR6510)
The Kura
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A skull lies ethereal, only a soft circle before the ghost-like apparition of a grave-marker rising from the boldly stroked dead grasses of some forgotten field...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1366479 (stock #MOR6513)
The Kura
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A Paper box (Fubako) and writing box (Suzuri Bako) of raw kiri-wood hand painted by Tanaka Hakuin and enclosed in the original red-lacquered wooden storage box signed and dated Taisho 8 (1919). Inset into the interior of the writing box is a suzuri ink stone and suiteki water dropper. Also included is a hand painted fan and scroll by the artist. The large box is 30 x 37.5 x 13 cm (12 x 15 x 5 inches). The smaller box is 24.5 x 21.5 x 4 cm (10 x 9 x 2 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1366846 (stock #MOR6528)
The Kura
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A very unusual bento box in the shape of a chagama kettle for boiling water in the Japanese Tea Ceremony. The body is covered in textured matt lacquer resembling the blackened raw iron of the kettle, with ro-iro black on the bottom and vermilion within. It breaks down into five separate pieces, each serving as a dish or bowl. Assembled it is 25 cm (10 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, dating from the Meiji period, and comes in a wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1367655 (stock #ALR6542)
The Kura
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A monochrome garden scene by Amano Hoko performed with ink on paper in a green cloth border featuringh dark-wood rollers. It is 64 x 207 cm (25 x 81-1/2 inches) and in fine condition, enclosed in a kiri-wood box. Amano Hoko (1824-1894) was born in Iyo, on the Island of Shikoku, Studied initially in Shikooku under Morita Shomin, then went to Kyoto where he learned the art of landcscape painting under the famed Nakabayashi Chikuto...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1367657 (stock #AMR6543)
The Kura
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Two sets of painted alcove doors remounted onto makimono hand scrolls dated summer of 1864 and signed Miya Denchi, one of a dozen betsu-go (alternative names) of the famed 19th century literati Tanomura Chokunyu. The smaller scroll is total length of 353 cm (11 feet 4 inches), 31 cm (12 inches) wide, painting length 177 cm (70 inches). It is bound in patterned silk and bordered in white satin patterned with dragons among clouds, featuring ivory rollers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1367867 (stock #MOR6550)
The Kura
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A Boro cover textile of sewn together bits of worn out Asa (Hemp) fabrics resist died with various patterns. 146 X 163 cm (57-1/2 x 64 inches).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1367924 (stock #MOR6551)
The Kura
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A Boro Futon cover textile of sewn together bits of worn out indigo dyed fabric 160 x 204 cm (63 x 80 inches ). Go-haba (five widths)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1368109 (stock #TCR6558)
The Kura
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An antique Japanese Ryukyu Oil Jar from the Island of Okinawa covered in dark glaze with four “ears” for tying and hanging the pot. It is 9-1/4 inches (23 cm) tall and in excellent condition. This is the type of pottery which, in the 1930s, inspired Hamada Shoji, Bernard Leach and Kawai Kanjiro and thus the Mingei movement in pottery, perhaps one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1368136 (stock #MOR6560)
The Kura
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Antique Japanese Mingei Flat Pounding Board An exquisite patina covers this heavy pounding board from Northern Japan used for working rice into dough. It is 53.5 x 31 x 9 cm (21 x 12 x 3-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1368710 (stock #MOR6576)
The Kura
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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 : Pre 1920 item #1368925 (stock #MOR6579)
The Kura
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A carrying box with bamboo handle consisting of four lift-out-doored compartments and three drawers for storing the utensils used in Sencha steeped tea. The doors and drawers are inset with panels of Kuro-gaki, a hardwood prized for it’s exquisite grain configurations. Late Meiji to Taisho period, early 20th century. The box is 41 x 17 x 41 cm (16 x 7 x16 inches) and is in overall fine condition. There are some dark stains on the top right corner consistent with a wet tea cup.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1369058 (stock #MOR6584)
The Kura
$1,800.00
An elegant handled caddy made of an assortment of unusual Saya designs. On top is a brass lined opening which would have contained ash and coals for lighting a pipe, with a covered bamboo tsutsu for tapping out the pipe and a covered box for matches. Below are drawers for pipes and pipe cleaners. It s 10 x 7 x 12-1/2 inches (25 x 17 x 31 cm) and is in excellent condition.
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 : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1369183 (stock #MOR6592)
The Kura
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A voluminous wa-gumi basket of open weave bamboo by Yamamoto Chikuryusai enclosed in the original signed wooden basket dated 1921. It is signed on the base and stands 38 cm (15 inches) tall and is in excellent condition.
Yamamoto Chikuryusai (1868-1945) was born in Osaka and learned the art of basketry under the tutelage of Chikuunsai I. Works are held in the Asian Art Meuseum of San Francisco among others...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1369825 (stock #MOR6606)
The Kura
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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 : 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.