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 : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1398095 (stock #MOR6891)
The Kura
$600.00
A beautiful Edo period hand-forged iron canlestand of blossoming form rising from wooden legs originally used in a temple as a candle-offering stand. It is 49 cm (19 inches) tall, 24.5 x 52 cm (10 x 21 inches) wide and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1398022 (stock #MOR6890)
The Kura
$300.00
A simple roundel of bamboo decorated with sagi (egrets) in a stream among tall reeds in gold dating from the Meiji period. It has been lacquered black on top, inside and on the bottom, sealing the bamboo and preventing splitting. The edges of the lacquer have been worn down, and the luster of the body faded to a soft matte, giving it a wonderful antique presence. It is 33.5 cm (13-1/2 inches) tall and in fine original condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1397903 (stock #MOR6889)
The Kura
$2,800.00
The full moon glowing in shimmering gold illuminates the silver blossoms adorning the ragged plum tree growing along the river bank, a superb lacquer box dating from the 19th century enclosed in a period wooden box titled Plum & Moon Maki-e Suzuri Bako. Inside the lid the stream continues, running past golden rocks and young flora reaching for the moon...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1397504 (stock #TCR6887)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A hard to find Chawan from the karatsu kilns with a Snake Scorpion (Dakatsu or Jakatsu) coating of crawling glaze in chocolate-brown over dark clay dating from the mid to late 19th century (Meiji period, 1868-1912). It is 10.5 cm (4-1/4 inches) diameter, 8 cm (3 inches) tall and in excellent condition, wrapped in a custom made silk-lined brocade bag in a custom fitted wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1397503 (stock #F059)
The Kura
$500.00
The full moon rises high behind blossoming plum, causing the delicate white petals to glow ghostly white in the dark garden, a fine 19th century ink painting by Zen priest Shamon Saigetsu. Ink on paper in fine satin border with large wooden rollers. The scroll is 24 x 77-1/2 inches (61 x 197 cm) and is in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1397483 (stock #F077)
The Kura
$1,600.00
A fine rendition of a plum by Tanaka (Zuitai) Ryurei (commonly known as Ryudojin, 1740-1804)). Ink on paper, it has been fully remounted in a silk frame with wooden rollers reflecting the original style. The scroll is 12-1/2 x 70 inches (31.5 x 178 cm).
Ryudojin was born in Owari, near modern day Nagoya. He is referred to also as Ryurei Zuitai and or Ryudo Reizui or simply Ryurei. Born into the Tanaka family, he was sent to the priesthood at Reigenji at the age of 11...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1397320 (stock #TCR6885)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A rabbit starts, one paw frozen in the air, as it listens intently, a captivating image stamped on the base Nanki Zuishido Sei (the Niwa-yaki pottery of the Kii branch of the Tokugawa Shogun). The nimble creature is 8 inches (20 cm) tall and in excellent condition, enclosed in a period kiri-wood box. A label attributes the work to Ryozen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1397042 (stock #F094)
The Kura
$550.00
A vigorous plum rise before the full moon on this Zen inspired image signed Chikugai performed simply with ink on silk in a kinrande border with wood rollers. To the left a Kanshi poem is scrawled in admiration of the moonlit flowers.
The plum blossoms hither, branches sagging to the ground.
Such a wonder!
The holly (also in bloom) stands tall blocking my view.
From the cloudless sky moonlight touches all...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1397039 (stock #MOR6882)
The Kura
$360.00
Sale Pending
A set of 10 turned wood serving plates decorated with the full moon rising over a pine tree on wiped on lacquer finish revealing a fine straight grain enclosed in a wooden box titled Meiji 3 (1870) and titled simply Kashizara (sweets dish). The work is performed with dark lacquer highlighted with flakes of gold, the moon of silver powder. Each is 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1396935 (stock #MOR6881)
The Kura
$450.00
A subtle vase carved with a dragon in crashing waves signed on the base and enclosed in the original artist signed wooden box titled Hanaike Mokucho. Highly stylized, the name appears to be Zesai. It is carved from a single block of wood with a custom made brass insert. The vase stands 26.5 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1396897 (stock #TCR6880)
The Kura
$1,150.00
A rare work by Hatta Sogaku decorated with raised goldfish among water plants stamped on the base and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The round form rises and swirls into a slightly fluted six sided rim. It is 30.5 cm (12 inches) tall and in excellent condition, containing a (removable) brass liner...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1396747 (stock #MOR6878)
The Kura
sold, thank you
Two boys wrestle, one gaining advantage for a throw, a fine wooden sculpture signed simply underneath with the family name Yokoyama and place Etchu Inami. It is 8 x 5-1/2 x 7 inches (19 x 14 x 17 cm) and likely dates from the Taisho to early Showa era, c. 1920. Inami is a town famous for wood carving in Toyama prefecture.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1396746 (stock #MOR6877)
The Kura
$790.00
A pair of opulent boxes made from the gilded ceiling planks of 16th century Kodaiji Temple in the Eastern Mountains of Kyoto city, home to the remains of the warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The ancient planks have been covered in lacquer and gilded with genuine gold, which has worn away from age to spectacular effect...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1396733 (stock #F042)
The Kura
$300.00
Ink on silk in a border of lavender brocade patterned with bamboo with piping down the side in the Mincho style popular in the 19th century. The rollers are dark wood with turned ivory caps. 22-1/2 x 71 inches (57 x 181 cm). There are wrinkles in the lower section. It comes enclosed in a period wooden box titled Ume no Zu Kobai Hitsu. It is attributable to the Zen Priest Oishi Kobai (no dates), who studied painting under Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1396636 (stock #TCR6876)
The Kura
sold, thank you
An elegant Edo period Mokko-Gata bowl decorated in gosu floral motifs over yellow under a clear glaze from the kiln established by Chinese Ming émigré Chin Genpin (Chen Yuanyun 1587-1671) around 1660 in Nagoya under direction of the Daimyo of Owari Province Tokugawa Mitsutomo. The piece makes use of Seto clay covered in a combination of imported yellow glaze and local glazes mimicking the popular Annan Yaki of Southern China and Vietnam...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1396566 (stock #F034)
The Kura
$750.00
The plum is not burdened by the blanketing of snow, its blossoms peaking out with a promise of regeneration and rebirth. An ink on silk painting by Araki Kanbo mounted in fine silk patterned with bamboo and featuring large ivory rollers (these will be changed if exported). It is enclosed in a superb double wooden box titled Kanbo Hitsu Yuki-Chu Ume Zu and dated 1916, annotated by what appears to be the name Kogure. The scroll is 21 x 87 inches (53.5 x 220 cm). There is light foxing...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1396484 (stock #TCR6874)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Loops of white decorate the dark pitted glaze of this quashed bowl from the kilns of Kyushu dating from the early to mid Edo period. The small foot is testament to dating, and there is much natural wear to the dark glaze. The vessel is 14 x 10 x 6 cm (5-1/2 x 4 x 2-1/2 inches) with an age darkened chip in the rim where it rolls over on itself. It comes in a silk bag enclosed in a black lacquered antique wood box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1396422 (stock #TCR6873)
The Kura
$475.00
White straw ash dribbled onto the yellow glaze forms a pair of fat exclamation points, or is it genies coming out of bottles in tandem? Whatever you see, this is a great example of Edo period Shodai Yaki pottery, one of the important origins of the modern concept of Mingei. Blanks in the glaze are formed where other pieces stood during firing, ghosts from the kiln...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1396392 (stock #TCR6621)
The Kura
sold, thank you
Pines grow stoutly on hillocks surrounding a lea sheltered in the mountains decorating the body of this Sometsuke porcelain by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Outside the box is titled Kabin (vase), Inside is written Seika Sansui-ga It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall 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 h...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1396368 (stock #MOR6871)
The Kura
sold, thank you
Peaches, favorite of the immortals, decorate in cobalt the brilliant yellow surface of this squat vase by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ki-yu Seika Momo-no-e (Yellow glaze with Cobalt Peach Image). It is 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition signed on the base in a chattered circle Makuzu Kozan Saku. The box has old tape on the corners.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1396291 (stock #TCR6869)
The Kura
sold, thank you
Pierce-work combined with over and under glaze decoration create the perfect picture of spring on this bowl by Takahashi Dohachi enclosed in the original wooden box signed Kachutei Dohachi and titled Kenzan Yo Tsubaki Bori Hachi (Kenzan style Camelia patterned Carved Bowl). It is 20 cm (8 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
The Dohachi Kiln was established in Awataguchi by the retainer of Kameyama fief, Dohachi I around 1760, and the name Dohachi was brought to the forefront of ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1396210 (stock #TCR6868)
The Kura
$525.00
A beautiful bowl by Ito Tozan I festooned with a willow tree in cobalt and iron under crackled Kyo-yaki –glaze with accents of over-glaze gold enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 18.5 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter. It has acquired some discoloration over time, one darker circle like the shadow of the moon around which fly sparrows, harbingers of Spring. The box lid has been broken once and glued back together and the bottom of the box has some insect damage along the adges.. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1396120 (stock #MOR6867)
The Kura
$1,650.00
A pair of bronze Usubata vases standing on a triad of baku (dream eater) feet dramatically crafted with relief work of saintly figures among trees, clouds engrave4d into the upper basins outside with long tailed phoenix and peony inside. 23.5 cm (9 inches) diameter, 35 cm (14 inches) tall. Overall they are in excellent condition, one has a dent in the upper basin.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1396004 (stock #MOR6866)
The Kura
sold, thank you
An lightly glazed incense burner in the form of a chicken and chick inside a bamboo basket. The top of the chicken lifts out revealing the incense compartment. It is 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) tall (12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter. There are a two shallow chips where the birds body comes together (see close-ups) otherwise is in fine condition. Although works like this are notoriously difficult to identify for certain, the gritty aspect of the clay under the glaze is reminiscent of Izushi-yaki.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1700 item #1395981 (stock #MOR6865)
The Kura
$500.00
A carved wooden Buddhist stand in the shape of a lotus blossom over a cupped leaf. This exemplifies the aesthetic of wabi-sabi, not only in that the lotus leaf itself is such a symbol as it begins to degrade even as the flower comes into bloom, but also that this piece is entirely about texture and patina, the wood much worn from its great age. Three holes in the top once held something, likely a tri-legged bronze koro, which is no longer present. Carved from hardwood, it was likely once gild...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1395771 (stock #TCR6861)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A six sided porcelain Koro decorated in under-glaze blue cobalt with plum blossoms around pierced lattice panels. It is 22 cm (9 inches) tall and in excellent condition, dating from the early 20th century. In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1395763 (stock #ANR6860)
The Kura
$7,000.00
Crested blackbirds abound on this playful image by Utsumi Kitsudo (Kichido) mounted as a six panel screen dating from the late Meiji period. It is performed with ink, pigment and applied gold flake on paper in a silk border with black lacquered wooden frame. The signature and seals are consistent with work created around the turn of the century. The screen measures 68 x 144-1/2 inches (173 x 367 cm) and is in exceptional condition.
Utsumi Kichido (Kitsudo, 1850-1925) was born in Fukui p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1395683 (stock #MOR6858)
The Kura
$550.00
Golden ripples emanate from the rim of this Meiji period Bamboo vase enclosed in a period kiri-wood box. It has been lacquered black on the base, edges and inside, with maki-e ripples on which float silver balls. The vase is 36 cm tall and in overall fine condition. Although stable, I do not recommend this for a dry climate.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1395672 (stock #MOR6857)
The Kura
sold, thank you
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).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1395606 (stock #TCR6856)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A round “Cricket Cage” pierced porcelain Koro decorated in under-glaze blue cobalt with frets and floral motifs. In the center is a bowl for containing the incense cone. It is 18 cm (7-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition, dating from the late 19th to early 20th century, Meiji to Taisho period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1395553 (stock #TCR6855)
The Kura
sold, thank you
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. In 1862 he became a pupil of Kameya Kyokutei, as well as studying under Takahashi Dohachi III and Kanzan Denshichi (who made the dishes for the imperi...
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 : 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 : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1395355 (stock #TCR6849)
The Kura
$900.00
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.
Utsutsukawa-yaki originated in Nagasaki in the lat...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1395252 (stock #MOR6846)
The Kura
sold, thank you
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 : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1394941 (stock #ANR6844)
The Kura
$4,000.00
Puppies frolic in the snow on this early two panel screen by Nishimura Goun. Dabbed in light color allowing the paper itself to be the enveloping snow, the screen shows the mastery of design and brush effects for which he would become famed. Yet the style strongly reflects that of his teacher, Takeuchi Seiho, placing this very early in the artists oeuvre, likely later Meiji, between 1900 and 1910. The first stamp is one of his earliest recorded and is visible on a painting from 1911, exhibit ...