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 : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1367867 (stock #MOR6550)
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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)
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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 : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1368136 (stock #MOR6560)
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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)
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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 : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1369144 (stock #ALR6590)
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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 : 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 : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1369826 (stock #MOR6607)
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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 : 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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1370156 (stock #MOR6614)
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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 : 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 : Lacquer : Pre 1700 item #1371796 (stock #MOR6622)
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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)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1371898 (stock #TCR6624)
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372682 (stock #ALR6641)
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372683 (stock #ALR6642)
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1372838 (stock #ALR6646)
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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 : 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 : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1374613 (stock #TCR6667)
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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 1900 item #1374706 (stock #TCR6670)
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1374766 (stock #TCR6671)
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A bizarre pottery mass of two tea bowls and a stand fused together after collapsing in the kiln some four hundred years ago. It is 17 x 13 x 11 cm (6-1/2 x 5 x 4-1/2 inches). There is something to be said here about best laid plans. All the potters craft and experience and yet nature intervenes, creating this vitrified sculpture for later generations to contemplate.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1374882 (stock #TCR6672)
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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 : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1374993 (stock #TCR6673)
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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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1375247 (stock #TCR6676)
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Floral sprays of plum and chrysanthemum decorate this low sake cup stand by Waki Kitei dating from the mid to later 19th century and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
The Kitei pottery family began in Kyoto under Kameya Heibei who established a kiln on the Gojo-zaka in 1748...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1375391 (stock #TCR6678)
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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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1375490 (stock #TCR6684)
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A pair of Kinsai Tokkuri on red ground by Eiraku Zengoro from his Kutani kiln dating from the late 19th or early 20th centuries enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Complete with lids, they are 5 inches (13 cm) tall each and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1375651 (stock #ALR6686)
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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 : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1376092 (stock #ALR6696)
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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. Fo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1376319 (stock #MOR6701)
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A superb cast bronze figure of a courtier with brush and paper, ready to whip out a haiku for you. The definition and technique are excellent. It is 27 cm (11 inches) tall and in fine condition dating from the late 19th to early 20th century (Meiji period).
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. Over the next 25 years he would...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1376853 (stock #TCR6707)
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Chinese scholars go about their business in a literati paradise on the outside of this fluted bowl by Miura Chikusen enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Miura Chikusen I (1854-1915) made a name for himself as a strict adherent to and supplier of Sencha tea wares in Kyoto; one of the most important artists in the country for that genre. He studied under Takahashi Dohachi from the age of 13, before establishing his o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1377718 (stock #TCR6733)
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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. He studied under both his father and Tokuda Kansho, mastering Aka-e, Ao-kutani and other decorating styles of the era and realiz...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1377795 (stock #MOR6735)
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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. It is enclosed in a rough outer wooden box annotated as having been gifted from Shinju-in ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1378232 (stock #TCR6738)
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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.
Kiyomizu Rokubei IV (1848-1920) was born the first son of Rokubei III and headed the family kiln from 1883-1913.He studied painting in the Shijo manner under Shiiokawa Bunrin and had a brotherly relationship with his fell...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1379218 (stock #TCR6746)
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Ame-yu graces the rough textured clay of this large Mingei platter from Aizu in the Northern reaches of Japan on the border between Fukushima and Yamagata. Often mistakenly identified as Tamba due to the similarity in the coloring of this particular glaze, the underlying granular white clay gives it away. About the rim is a ring of fire-colored tendrils trapped in a groove, an interesting added feature. It is 31.5 cm (12-1/2 inches) diameter and dates from the later 19th century. There are som...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1379219 (stock #TCR4816)
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A very unusual shallow basin from the Sendai area kilns of Tsutsumi covered in a thick olive glaze shouldered with freckled white. Six rods supported the piece in the kiln, and they are still visible within along with a large kutsuki of brick red clay. It is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) deep and in fine condition. More common Tsutsumi bowls are either deeper, by a couple of inches, or more shallow in the traditional Ishi-zara style. This piece dates from the early 2...
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 1920 item #1380933 (stock #TCR5241)
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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 : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1380976 (stock #MOR6760)
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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. It is unclear by timeline to which these may be attributed as they date from the tail end ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1381108 (stock #TCR6761)
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A mythical kirin in vibrant color prances on the front of this Iro Nabeshima Vase by Seikosha bearing the kiln mark of crossed pine needles on the base. It is 18 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter, 20.5 cm (8 inches) tall and in excellent condition. This is an early work from Seikosha, dating from the later 19th to opening years of the 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1381664 (stock #TCR6762)
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An anonymous Shigaraki Mingei Ishizara multi-purpose basin dating from the early 20th century covered in fissured cream glaze with pale green draping from the rim. Thickly potted, it is 31.5 x 33 x 7 cm (12-1/2 inches diameter, 3 inches tall). On the base is a mark called a Yago, which reads “Yamasa” which would have identified the owner. There is an old loss to the glaze on the rim typical of use (see close-up photo).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1381665 (stock #MOR6763)
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An antique Guardian mask used to ward off evil hand carved from a rough slab of hardwood. It is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) tall and in fine condition. Usually hung under the eaves of a house, it shows weathering typical of age. Late 19th to early 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1381801 (stock #L014)
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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.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1382680 (stock #MOR6772)
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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 : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1383114 (stock #MOR6775)
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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 : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1383115 (stock #TCR6776)
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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 : 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 1920 item #1387534 (stock #TCR6794)
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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 : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1387963 (stock #F046)
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A colorful vision flits between the verdant leaves on this pair of scrolls by Okada Taisho daiting from the Taisho era. Heavy pigment on silk in a fine satin border with darkwood rollers. The scrolls are 19-1/2 x 78 inches (49.5 x 199 cm)each. They suffer minor losses to the pigment and some wrinkles, and come enclosed in a period kiri-wood box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1388142 (stock #TCR6804)
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A lightning shaped pottery dish covered in black lacquer with red floral designs dating from the late Edo to Meiji era made in the Nagoya region in the style known as Toyoraku (or Horaku-yaki). Inside kiku (chrysanthemum) and flashes of green decorated the crackled white glaze. There is a small repair to the insidc of the lid (see closeup photos). The dish is 8 x 4 x 6 inches (20 x 10 x 15 cm) and comes enclosed in a period kiri-wood storage box.
The Toyoraku tradition began in the mid...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388613 (stock #MOR6808)
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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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1388988 (stock #TCR6814)
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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 : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1389885 (stock #TCR6806)
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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.
The Toyoraku tradition (also known by the alternate reading Ho-raku) began in the mid 1700s, however it was the fourth generation head of...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1389949 (stock #TCR6805)
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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.
The Toyoraku tradition began in the mid 1700s, however it was the fourth generation head of the household (Toyosuke IV 1813~1858) who moved the kiln to Kamimaezu in Nagoya and began applying lacquer and Maki-e...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1393280 (stock #MOR6814)
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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 1900 item #1393334 (stock #MOR6815)
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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 : 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 : 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 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. It is 11-1/2 inches (29 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1393544 (stock #R001)
The Kura
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An Edo period Mandala, gold on indigo paper in the original fine kinran Brocade border with brass rollers. Wrinkles and a few small worm holes in the upper border typical of age. It is 18-1/2 x 45 inches (47 x 114 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1393596 (stock #TCR6828)
The Kura
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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. This stamp and seal were used extensively on his pottery works from the time he was appointed Teishitsu Gigeiin (Member of the Imperial Art Academy) in 1893 into the Taish...
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.