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.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1419149 (stock #MOR7103)
The Kura
$430.00
An unusual deep Negoro Tray dating from the later half of the Edo period enclosed in a custom made collectors box. It is 36.5 cm (14-1/2 inches) square, 9 cm (3-3/4 inches) deep. There is a crack in the bottom, and minor chips typical of use.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1419391 (stock #TCR7104)
The Kura
$760.00
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Tiny repairs of gold glint along the rim of this misshapen wan-gata bowl from the Utsutsukawa tradition of Nagasaki. The bowl comes with a silk pouch enclosed in an old wooden box. There is a kutsuki on one side, where it adhered to something else in the kiln. The bowl is 12 x 10.5 x 6.5 cm (4-3/4 x 4-1/8 x 2-1/2 inches) and is in overall fine condition, dating from the 19th century.
Utsutsukawa-yaki originated in Nagasaki in the late 17th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1419478 (stock #TCR7105)
The Kura
$850.00
A beautifully formed bowl with a hakeme brush stroke surrounding the outside, the textured red clay impressed with designs which are filled with slip over a pale gray glaze known as Mishima ware. The stamp on bottom is that of Eiraku Hozen, 11th head of the Eiraku line. It comes wrapped in a silk cloth in a period Kiri-wood storage box. It is 13.3 cm (5-1/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. A similar bowl in this style sold at Christies in May 2017 for 1,750 GBP...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1420525 (stock #MOR7110)
The Kura
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A rare set of Han-gote forearm protection in tsutsu-gote style of hinged russet iron plates joined to the hand protection by extremely close-knit chain mail. This is mounted on blue silk with designs in couched silver thread over layers of rough hemp bound with dyed deer skin. Top quality, made to fit an adult, in overall fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1420528 (stock #MOR7111)
The Kura
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The Original Flak Jacket, an Edo period brigandine vest of iron kikko plates sewn over layers of rough hemp covered with leather. This type of inner armor was called a Manchira or Katabira, and the hexagonal iron plates are called Kikko (turtle shells). Excellent for absorbing a blow, as the impact would be spread out over the various plates. Some minor losses to the white sashiko strings between the plates, and a dark rust colored stain inside the left side, otherwise in very good condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1420882 (stock #MOR7114)
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A lovely antique tray carved from a flattened roundel of bamboo, the upper inner surface with the remnants of a poem in gold calligraphy glowing softly on the dark surface, the outside retaining much of the original texture of the root. Both ends are the natural walls within the bamboo segments. It is 35 x 19 x 3 cm (14 x 7-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition. The gold glazed teapot visible for size comparison in the photographs is by the young female artist Li Tsz Mei.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1421040 (stock #TCR7116)
The Kura
$535.00
A haunting white cup with gold glimmering on the rim where tiny repairs have been made wrapped in a patterned blue silk pouch and enclosed in a dark kiri-wood box. It is 8 cm (just over 3 inches) diameter, 5 cm (2 inches) tall. This is likely from the elusive kilns of Tsushima, a large island lying midway between Nagasaki and Busan in Korea. Tsushima Yaki carries the characteristics of both traditional Korean and Japanese pottery...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1421217 (stock #TCR7115)
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A Breathtaking Namako Glazed Tea-leaf storage jar with black lacquered Kiri-wood bung ad antique cloth cover dating from the 19th century enclosed in an age darkened period wooden box of thick kiri-wood titled Go-Cha-Tsubo. A multi-colored veil drips over dark glaze with raw sandy earth revealed about the foot. An Orange net bag has been added at a later date. It is 8-1/2 inches (21 cm) tall, roughly 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1421288 (stock #TCR7117)
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Dark glaze splashed with white drapes over the raw clay of this unusually shaped Chaire Tea Container covered with the original Zogei Lid and wrapped in a brocade bag enclosed in the original buck-skin bound Kiri-wood box signed Gorei and named (appears to be) Yosetsu (lingering Snow). On the base is carved Nippon Taisho Gorei Sei (Made by Gorei in Taisho Japan (1911-1925). It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1421313 (stock #TCR7118)
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A fine Tetsu-yu glazed ceramic Cha-ire for powdered tea with the original Zogei lid wrapped in a brocade bag and enclosed in a fine Kiri-wood box. The characters “Raku” are stamped into the side, and in the raw clay of the base is impressed the seal Ishiharu. It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall, roughly 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condtion.
Kato (Houyuken) Sekishun (1870-1943) was a well known potter in the Raku tradition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1422116 (stock #TCR7821)
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A very unusual small bottle of fired raw earth with a surface pattern like a stripped palm tree hailing from Kyushu or the southern islands of Japan enclosed in an old wooden box. A label on the front of the box reads Karatsu Urigata Furidashi (Gourd Shaped Candy Bottle) while a label on bottom of the box describes it as a Karatsu Ko-Tokkuri or Small Sake Flask. A furidashi is a bottle used to hold kompeito, a traditional Japanese sugar sweet served with tea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1422430 (stock #TCR7822)
The Kura
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Not quite the Easter Bunny, but perhaps close to an Easter Egg, the design on this vase is both classical and modern, reminiscent of Kenzan and his use of patterns and colors, surmounted by a sometsuke underglaze blue dragon among roiling cobalt clouds. The pot dates from the late 19th to early 20th century, classic Meiji period but for the unusually bright and cheerful rows of yellow, blue and green florals on red...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1422519 (stock #TCR7823)
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A classic Gu vase of exquisite white porcelain by Miura Chikusen enclosed in the original signed double-wood box. It is 13-1/4 inches) tall, 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter at the rim and in excellent condition. This type of Sinophile work was very popular throughout the Meiji and Taisho periods, and Sencha steeped tea had a profound impact on Japanese culture at the time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1422595 (stock #ANR7824)
The Kura
$4,500.00
Karako children clamber over the benign white creature dominating the two gold panels of this mid Edo period anonymous screen. The depiction is in the eccentric style of Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754-1799), a painter of the Maruyama School, known for his versatility and eclectic/humorous depictions. Pigment on gold, it is 75 x 67 inches (190 x 170.5 cm). There are many old repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1422729 (stock #TCR7825)
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Taking a break from Easter, a very unusual white Koro incense burner in the shape of a long-eared rabbit by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Koro and dated Taisho 4 (1915). It is 15 x 14 x 11 cm (6 x 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches) and is 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 Miya...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1423238 (stock #TCR7833)
The Kura
$650.00
A pair of bowls, large and small, by Seifu Yohei III with matching motif of butterflies and birds between floral sprays. Each is signed on the base, the signature akin to work circa 1900. The large bowl is 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter, and both are in excellent condition.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II. Sent at the age of twelve to study painting under then the top Nanga artist Tanomura Chokunyu, he returned in 1865 due to illness. The next year he entered ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1423336 (stock #TCR7834)
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An exceptional boxed set of sake cups made by Seifu Yohei III lined with silver by Nakagawa Joeki (IX or X) enclosed in the original compartmentalized kiri-wood box signed by both artists. Each cup is unique, silver on blue, gold on red, and green on yellow, each stamped by the artist and displaying the celebratory Plum, Pine and Bamboo (Shochikubai) motif. They are 2-12 inches (6.3 cm) diameter each and in excellent condition.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1910 item #1423412 (stock #MOR7839)
The Kura
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A Carved and Gilded Buddhist Reliquary containing a polished pink stone exhibited at the Shimane Prefectural Musuem Arakawa Kisai exhibition in 1974 enclosed in a custom-made wooden box and retaining the loan papers from the museum as well as the original pamphlet. The wood body has been carved in tempestuous waves, lacquered black and gilded, with a polished pink orb inside a flame shaped finial. It is 7 inches (18 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Arakawa Kisai (dates disputed, rou...