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 : 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...
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 : 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...
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1394245 (stock #TCR6837)
The Kura
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A rare opportunity to pick up a perfect condition Mingei pot from the former Yonezawa Clan's Narushima-kiln of Imaizumi on the border between Yamagata and Fukushima prefectures, one of the Edo period Daimyo feudal kilns, dating from the later 19th to opening years of the 20th century. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) tall and in fine condition with no chips, cracks or repairs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1394284 (stock #TCR6838)
The Kura
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Namako glaze sags down to meld with the dark iron on the side of this large Mingei pot from the former Yonezawa Clan's Narushima-kiln; one of the Edo period Daimyo feudal kilns (called Go-yo-gama), dating from the mid to later 19th century. It is 13 inches (33 cm) diameter, 14 inches (36 cm) tall and in fine condition with some old abrasions to the thick glaze at the rim, no cracks or repairs. There is wear to the inside from use...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1394371 (stock #TCR6839)
The Kura
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A lovely small porcelain box decorated outside with florals, inside a crescent moon, by Seifu Yohei III enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Rokkaku-Bako (Six sided box) and dating circa 1885. It is executed with over-glaze enamels on a white porcelain body, the artist seal impressed into the base as well as in the inner center of the lid. It is 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) diameter, 7 cm (2-3/4 inches) tall and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1394444 (stock #L115)
The Kura
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The village lies buried deep in snow, the coldest depths of winter, but as if from snow clouds above, faith in warm days too come flutters down in the words of a poem...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1700 item #1394665 (stock #MOR6841)
The Kura
$1,500.00
An exquisite and very unusual 16th to 17th century (Momoyama to early Edo period) candle-stick of vine or root set onto a hollow carved base and covered in black and red lacquer with a metal stud and drip pan. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in overall fine condition, with wear typical of centuries of use.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1394831 (stock #MOR6843)
The Kura
$360.00
A lovely pair of brass candle-sticks based on traditional form dating from the late 19th to early 20th century (Meiji/Taisho period) measuring 12-1/2 inches (32 cm) tall and in overall fine 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 : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1395355 (stock #TCR6849)
The Kura
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A very rare Nana-sun plate with swirling hake-me design from the kilns of Utsutsukawa dating from the early to mid Edo period wrapped in a ragged bit of sarasa dyed cotton cloth and enclosed in an age darkened wooden box titled Utsutsukawa-Yaki Kashibachi - Ikko (Sweets dish-1) It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter. Thinly potted, there is a tiny chip in the rim, otherwise is in perfect condition; exceedingly rare for this type of pottery...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1395473 (stock #MOR6852)
The Kura
$1,300.00
A timid looking creature in dilapidated straw hat sheepishly approaches carrying his ledger and bottle for a refill. A comic image of the Tanuki with his famous beer belly reputation for heavy drinking. One can guess he will be asking for tonight's bottle on credit as he gazes up, shoulders hunched, pleading. It is 16 cm (6 inches) tall and in excellent condition signed on the back in an silver-wire inlay cartouche: Chikusen.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1395493 (stock #MOR6854)
The Kura
$650.00
A very unusual theme of a Chinese boy flying a kite emblazoned with the character Ryu (Dragon) in dark bronze with gold highlights, a style popular in the first quarter of the 20th century. It is signed on the base Takashi, and is in excellent condition. It is 28.5 cm (11-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition, enclosed in a period wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1395553 (stock #TCR6855)
The Kura
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A stately vase of finely crackled earth-tones decorated in under-glaze with pines and over-glaze gold mist by Imperial artisan Ito Tozan. The vase is 25 cm (10 inches) tall and in excellent condition. On the base it is both signed and stamped.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1395672 (stock #MOR6857)
The Kura
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A superb wrinkled root-ball wrapped around a stone known in Japanese as Ishigami (biting stone) in the shape of the Daruma, legendary founder of Zem Buddhism. These natural objects are highly prized, expressing a sense of the accidental and the power of nature in the face of man’s vain attempts at control. This one is rather large, at 18 x 15 x 16.5 cm (7 x 5-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches). Ishigami are also called Ishikui (eating Stone) or Ishidake (holding stone).