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 : 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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1381108 (stock #TCR6761)
The Kura
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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)
The Kura
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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)
The Kura
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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)
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 : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1382680 (stock #MOR6772)
The Kura
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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)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1383114 (stock #MOR6775)
The Kura
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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...
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 : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1387179 (stock #MOR6789)
The Kura
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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)
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 : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1387963 (stock #F046)
The Kura
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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)
The Kura
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388613 (stock #MOR6808)
The Kura
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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)
The Kura
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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...
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 : 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 : 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...
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.