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 #1408381 (stock #MOR6979)
The Kura
$415.00
A Lovely lacquer box with exceptional Paulownia leaf shaped hardware decorated outside with golden lotus maki-e on tame-nuri transparent red lacquer dating from the first part of the 20th century. Inside is austere Ro-iro black. It is 19 x 19 x 28 cm (7-1/2 x 7-1/2 x 11 inches). There are some cracks along one corner (see close-up photos) otherwise is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1408375 (stock #TCR6978)
The Kura
$750.00
A superb example of the Muromachi (1336 to 1573) Tokoname aesthetic, this tsubo embodies the spirit of that tumultuous age with a multifaceted form blasted with thick molten ash giving way to raw clay opposite. The lip comes to a dual point, quintessential to this era, descending to a slightly convex neck which blossoms out into a wide shoulder and bulbous body descending to a sturdy flat base. Bits of ash and debris still cling to the sides, evidence of the violent forces within the kiln...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1408011 (stock #TCR6977)
The Kura
$1,750.00
Sale Pending
A very unusual vase by Teishitsu Gigei-In (Imperial Art Academy Member) Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box showing decidedly Art Nouveau styling. It is 20 x 8 x 32 cm (8 x 3 x 12-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1407900 (stock #TCR6976)
The Kura
$700.00
A timid creature in priests habit looks intensely back at us as we gaze at his deceptive form, as if willing us to believe the deception of this mystical shape-shifting bonze. It is by Kiyomizu ROkubei IV and comes enclosed in the original wooden box signed by the 69 year old man Rokui making the piece date to 1917, four years after he handed the reins of the family kiln to his son. The pure white clay is covered in colored glazes except for the head, which is raw earth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1407888 (stock #TCR6975)
The Kura
$2,400.00
A black glazed Naeshirogawa-yaki Ukibori Botan-mon Han-do Kame (Peony in raised relief open vessel) from Kagoshima in Southern Kyushu dating from the second half of the mid period (late 17th to 18th-century). According to local beliefs these squat, wide-mouthed vessels were made to hold ama-zake (sweet rice wine). A big fan of the lesser known potteries of Kyushu, I have been looking for years for a piece like this in good condition (a rarity in deed), and am proud to be able to offer it...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1407699 (stock #TCR6974)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A superb example of the medieval Iga aesthetic in this slightly misshapen jar dating circa the late 16th century. Two large kutsuki cling to the side, a smattering of yellowish ash glaze about the shoulder, while tiny tomobo-no-me inclusions bubble from the surface in small white speckles. There is another Kutsuki at the shoulder, with burn marks on the edges where it fused as well as the same attached to the lip. Just from the lip a single rivulet of green glaze...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1407698 (stock #TCR6972)
The Kura
$560.00
A later Muromachi to Momoyama period (16th century) storage jar from the Tokoname region displaying a thin green glaze over the rich, wet red clay. Thickly potted, air bubbles have burst on the surface, a product of impurities and the undoubted high demand at that time stretching the limits of production. Roughly 11 inches (28 cm) tall. There is a firing flaw extending from the neck on one side, and a crack from the other (see close-up photos)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1407697 (stock #TCR6973)
The Kura
Sold, with thanks!
A fabulous Muromachi period (15th century) storage jar from the Tokoname region displaying all the attributes of the period, from the dusting of thin ash glaze to the misshapen form and dark red clay. Opposite the glazed cloud is a mottling of Hi-iro, a klin effect caused by imbalance in the heat and flame on different parts of the pot. The neck rises slightly from the shoulder of the pot, in a vertical line ending in a cleft mouth typical of the era...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1405107 (stock #MOR6965)
The Kura
$685.00
A fabulous bronze vase intimating an archaic Chinese form of splashed gold with ancient patina signed on the base Hyakusei. This is created by applying the patina thickly over the polished yellow bronze. It dates from the late 19th to early 20th century, the heyday of the Japanese Sencha Tea movement when there was a great deal of interest in Sino-art. It is 18 cm (7 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1403929 (stock #MOR6962)
The Kura
$320.00
Four Edo period Votive placks offered as talismans to shrines to garner favor from the gods. These miniature placks can still be seen today at shrines throughout the country, hanging from tree branches or special palisades made especially for their display. Two of these feature a woman praying, one a pair of ogres, the last a holy horse. Mineral pigment on wood, the central panels measure roughly 17 to 20 cm wide (6-1/2 to 8 inches) each.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1402890 (stock #MOR6959)
The Kura
$450.00
An antique placard carved with the name of the Buddhist guardian Deity Fudo-Myo-O. This would have been hung from the eaves in front of a holy site to ward off evil. Written horizontally across the front is Taishinzan, and vertically Fu Do Myo O. This indicates it is from the Kamakura period Tanakami-yama Fudo-ji Temple in Shiga prefecture (an important cultural property near the famous Miho Museum). It appears to be carved into age darkened Kuri (chestnut) with a fanciful border...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1402852 (stock #MOR6958)
The Kura
$350.00
A pair of swords in age tarnished brass decorate this votive offering tablet dating from the mid-19th century. Mounted on a straight-grain clear-cedar panel with decorative edges, it is 22 x 33 x 4 cm (8-1/2 x 13 x 1-1/2 inches). Entirely original, it is in overall fine condition, with marks consistent with age. On back is the name of the person who donated it Somura Sakuzo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1402606 (stock #MOR6957)
The Kura
$600.00
A sword in hand forged iron is suspended by its tang in a wooden votive plack, while a sword in age darkened brass decorates another, both dated on back to the end of the Edo period. The first is mounted on a straight-grain clear-cedar panel with austere frame dated on back the 8th month of Keio 3 (1867, the last year of the Edo period). It is 18 x 31 x 4 cm (7-1/2 x 12 x 1-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1402605 (stock #MOR6956)
The Kura
$500.00
A sword in gilded and lacquered wood decorates the center of this votive tablet dated on back the third month of Meiji 13 (1880) mounted on a straight-grain clear-cedar panel with decorative edges. It is 33 x 43.5 x 4 cm (13 x 17 x 1-1/2 inches). Entirely original, it is in overall fine condition, with marks consistent with age. Ema were works of art created as a gift to a shrine or temple to cull favor with the gods or give thanks for some success.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1402330 (stock #MOR6955)
Here is something I have never seen before, a votive Shrine plack dated 1888 depicting the three great unifiers, Napoleon Bonaparte, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and George Washington...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1402210 (stock #MOR6954)
The Kura
$1,200.00
Two silk Fukusa wrapping cloths designed and or hand painted by Kamisaka Sekka enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the Taisho period. The first is an embroidered wrapping cloth with patterns of flowers and grasses designed by Sekka, 13 x 14 inches (33 x 35.5 cm) in excellent condition complete with red cloth obi. For an identical piece see Kamisaka Sekka: Rimpa Master - Pioneer of Modern Design by Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art 2003 p. 103 fig 23. The second is white s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1402177 (stock #TCR6953)
The Kura
$400.00
An unusual sake service pot in the shape of Hotei (Putai) dragging his voluminous sack of joy. It is porcelain covered in white with pale blue accents. Roughly 19 x 12 x 15 cm (7-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 6 inches). There is a small chip in the glaze on the handle and two spots where something stuck to it or it was supported in the kiln during firing (see last photo) otherwise is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1401827 (stock #MOR6951)
The Kura
$685.00
Six large and four small hand made silvered-bronze Origami-crane-shaped door handles for Japanese Fusuma sliding doors. A typical number, for the four entry doors, two closet doors, and 4 alcove doors (small). Perfect for completing your Japanese room project. The large handles are 3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches (6.5 x 9 cm). The small handles are 2 x 1-1/2 inches (5 x 3.5 cm), and all are in excellent condition.