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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1378232 (stock #TCR6738)
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Young pines, a symbol of celebration, strength, fertility and longevity, decorate this large baluster form vessel by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV. It is 12 inches (31 cm) tall. There is a slight firing flaw in the rim. This is from the Kiyomizu Family Estate. There is no box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1377795 (stock #MOR6735)
The Kura
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An antique book bound in green kinrande silk decorated with the Tokugawa family crest (of the Shogun) woodblock printed with scripture wrapped in a hand painted silk cloth enclosed in a black lacquered wooden box decorated with the Tokugawa Crest and the Jodo-shu Symbol of Chion-in. The book is wrapped in a cloth hand painted with a prayer from Meiji 22 (1889). The box is lined with genuine gold gilding...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1377718 (stock #TCR6733)
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A trumpeting form decorated with bamboo adorned with a single cicada by Matsumoto Sahei (Sabin) enclosed in a wooden box annotated by the current head of the family Matsumoto Sakio. It is 31 cm (12 inches ) tall and in excellent condition.
Matsumoto Sahei (1851-1918) was born into the family of Matsuya Kikusaburo, a first generation Kutani porcelain artist...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1376853 (stock #TCR6707)
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Chinese scholars go about their business in a literati paradise on the outside of this fluted bowl by Miura Chikusen enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Miura Chikusen I (1854-1915) made a name for himself as a strict adherent to and supplier of Sencha tea wares in Kyoto; one of the most important artists in the country for that genre...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1376635 (stock #TCR6704)
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A superb celadon work by Imperial Artisan Suwa Sozan I Published in the tome Suwa Sozan Sakuhin Shu (1971, page 57) from the exhibition commemorating 50 years since his death, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7-3/4 inches (20 cm) diameter, 2-3/4 inches (7 cm) tall at the rim and in excellent condition.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1376319 (stock #MOR6701)
The Kura
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A superb cast bronze figure of a courtier with brush and paper, ready to whip out a haiku for you. The definition and technique are excellent. It is 27 cm (11 inches) tall and in fine condition dating from the late 19th to early 20th century (Meiji period).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1376092 (stock #ALR6696)
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A plum by Yumei Sosho of Sokokuji temple timidly opens its blossoms under a brief epithet by Taishitsu Sosho of Daitokuji temple. A rare gassaku work by these two priests. Ink on paper in original border, ivory rollers dated 1808. The ivory rollers will be replaced if shipping overseas. The scroll is 12 x 71 inches (31 x 180 cm). Overall it is in fine condition considering the age, however does cup some in the center and there are some marks mostly visible in the upper and lower borders...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1375651 (stock #ALR6686)
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An exquisite 17th-18th c. rendition of Suiten (vedic Varuna) rising over tempestuous waves. Pigment on silk, The scroll is 59.2 x 167.5 cm (23-1/2 x 66 inches). It has been fully remounted, in an antique silk retaining the original brass rollers. One of the oldest gods, Varuna is associated with a Serpent (Makara) as his vehicle and a noose as his weapon...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1375490 (stock #TCR6684)
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A pair of Kinsai Tokkuri on red ground by Eiraku Zengoro from his Kutani kiln dating from the late 19th or early 20th centuries enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Complete with lids, they are 5 inches (13 cm) tall each and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1375391 (stock #TCR6678)
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Birds in white plumage decorate the shadowed raw clay of this vase by Miyagawa Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 21.5 cm (8-1/2 inches) tall, 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter 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 head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1375247 (stock #TCR6676)
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Floral sprays of plum and chrysanthemum decorate this low sake cup stand by Waki Kitei dating from the mid to later 19th century and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
The Kitei pottery family began in Kyoto under Kameya Heibei who established a kiln on the Gojo-zaka in 1748. The third generation Heibei (d...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1374993 (stock #TCR6673)
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A misshapen bowl excavated and assembled from several pieces using the kintsugi gold technique. Originally a kiln flaw, it was likely destroyed after creation, later to be excavated and assembled as was popular in the later Edo period. Misshapen,and with a large kutsuki on one side, it is 4 x 5 x 3 inches (10 x 12.5 x 8 cm) and comes in a wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1374882 (stock #TCR6672)
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Gold repairs haunt the evening surface of this Momoyama to early Edo period Karatsu Tea Bowl. It comes in a silk pouch with a interior buff in an age darkened kiri-wood box. Slightly elongated, it is roughly 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1374766 (stock #TCR6671)
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A bizarre pottery mass of two tea bowls and a stand fused together after collapsing in the kiln some four hundred years ago. It is 17 x 13 x 11 cm (6-1/2 x 5 x 4-1/2 inches). There is something to be said here about best laid plans. All the potters craft and experience and yet nature intervenes, creating this vitrified sculpture for later generations to contemplate.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1374706 (stock #TCR6670)
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A rare okimono from the Kairakuen Kiln of the Tokugawa branch family dating from the early to mid 19th century. The box label attributes these to Eiraku (presumably Hozen, who was tasked with helping to further the ceramic production of the kiln). The rooster is roughly 7 inches tall the same in length (18 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1374613 (stock #TCR6667)
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A wonderful image in mat-gray clay of the lucky figure Hotei (Putai) wrapped in robes dating from the mid to later 19th century (Bakumatsu era) when Ao-Bizen enjoyed a revival. Expressive figuring, it is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition, enclosed in an age blackened wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1373832 (stock #TCR6658)
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Veins of green Kai-yu meander over the body of this spectacular example of Edo period Tamba Pottery capping rich red clay rising from an abrupt base. A few bubbles in the clay reveal character about the torso, the lip powerfully rendered over the shoulder, which slumps to one side like some haggard but still proud old soldier. Four looping handles (mimi) would allow the lid to be tied down. Between two a drip from the roof of the kiln has adhered to the clay forming a point of interest. Ret...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1372838 (stock #ALR6646)
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Honda Tenjo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seven Great Men. Ink on paper in a superlative silk mounting with ivory rollers (they will be changed if exporting). It is 26 x 85-1/2 inches (66.5 x 217 cm) and is in excellent condition. Honda Tenjo (1867-1946), born in Tokyo, initially studied western painting for five years under Kondo Katsumi before moving to Nihonga under Kano Hogai. Along with Okakura Shusui and Oka Fuho was to be called the four pillars of the Hogai Studio...