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.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1422430 (stock #TCR7822)
The Kura
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Not quite the Easter Bunny, but perhaps close to an Easter Egg, the design on this vase is both classical and modern, reminiscent of Kenzan and his use of patterns and colors, surmounted by a sometsuke underglaze blue dragon among roiling cobalt clouds. The pot dates from the late 19th to early 20th century, classic Meiji period but for the unusually bright and cheerful rows of yellow, blue and green florals on red...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1422116 (stock #TCR7821)
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A very unusual small bottle of fired raw earth with a surface pattern like a stripped palm tree hailing from Kyushu or the southern islands of Japan enclosed in an old wooden box. A label on the front of the box reads Karatsu Urigata Furidashi (Gourd Shaped Candy Bottle) while a label on bottom of the box describes it as a Karatsu Ko-Tokkuri or Small Sake Flask. A furidashi is a bottle used to hold kompeito, a traditional Japanese sugar sweet served with tea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1421313 (stock #TCR7118)
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A fine Tetsu-yu glazed ceramic Cha-ire for powdered tea with the original Zogei lid wrapped in a brocade bag and enclosed in a fine Kiri-wood box. The characters “Raku” are stamped into the side, and in the raw clay of the base is impressed the seal Ishiharu. It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall, roughly 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condtion.
Kato (Houyuken) Sekishun (1870-1943) was a well known potter in the Raku tradition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1421288 (stock #TCR7117)
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Dark glaze splashed with white drapes over the raw clay of this unusually shaped Chaire Tea Container covered with the original Zogei Lid and wrapped in a brocade bag enclosed in the original buck-skin bound Kiri-wood box signed Gorei and named (appears to be) Yosetsu (lingering Snow). On the base is carved Nippon Taisho Gorei Sei (Made by Gorei in Taisho Japan (1911-1925). It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1421217 (stock #TCR7115)
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A Breathtaking Namako Glazed Tea-leaf storage jar with black lacquered Kiri-wood bung ad antique cloth cover dating from the 19th century enclosed in an age darkened period wooden box of thick kiri-wood titled Go-Cha-Tsubo. A multi-colored veil drips over dark glaze with raw sandy earth revealed about the foot. An Orange net bag has been added at a later date. It is 8-1/2 inches (21 cm) tall, roughly 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1421040 (stock #TCR7116)
The Kura
$535.00
A haunting white cup with gold glimmering on the rim where tiny repairs have been made wrapped in a patterned blue silk pouch and enclosed in a dark kiri-wood box. It is 8 cm (just over 3 inches) diameter, 5 cm (2 inches) tall. This is likely from the elusive kilns of Tsushima, a large island lying midway between Nagasaki and Busan in Korea. Tsushima Yaki carries the characteristics of both traditional Korean and Japanese pottery...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1420882 (stock #MOR7114)
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A lovely antique tray carved from a flattened roundel of bamboo, the upper inner surface with the remnants of a poem in gold calligraphy glowing softly on the dark surface, the outside retaining much of the original texture of the root. Both ends are the natural walls within the bamboo segments. It is 35 x 19 x 3 cm (14 x 7-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition. The gold glazed teapot visible for size comparison in the photographs is by the young female artist Li Tsz Mei.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1420528 (stock #MOR7111)
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The Original Flak Jacket, an Edo period brigandine vest of iron kikko plates sewn over layers of rough hemp covered with leather. This type of inner armor was called a Manchira or Katabira, and the hexagonal iron plates are called Kikko (turtle shells). Excellent for absorbing a blow, as the impact would be spread out over the various plates. Some minor losses to the white sashiko strings between the plates, and a dark rust colored stain inside the left side, otherwise in very good condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1420525 (stock #MOR7110)
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A rare set of Han-gote forearm protection in tsutsu-gote style of hinged russet iron plates joined to the hand protection by extremely close-knit chain mail. This is mounted on blue silk with designs in couched silver thread over layers of rough hemp bound with dyed deer skin. Top quality, made to fit an adult, in overall fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1419478 (stock #TCR7105)
The Kura
$850.00
A beautifully formed bowl with a hakeme brush stroke surrounding the outside, the textured red clay impressed with designs which are filled with slip over a pale gray glaze known as Mishima ware. The stamp on bottom is that of Eiraku Hozen, 11th head of the Eiraku line. It comes wrapped in a silk cloth in a period Kiri-wood storage box. It is 13.3 cm (5-1/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. A similar bowl in this style sold at Christies in May 2017 for 1,750 GBP...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1419391 (stock #TCR7104)
The Kura
$760.00
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Tiny repairs of gold glint along the rim of this misshapen wan-gata bowl from the Utsutsukawa tradition of Nagasaki. The bowl comes with a silk pouch enclosed in an old wooden box. There is a kutsuki on one side, where it adhered to something else in the kiln. The bowl is 12 x 10.5 x 6.5 cm (4-3/4 x 4-1/8 x 2-1/2 inches) and is in overall fine condition, dating from the 19th century.
Utsutsukawa-yaki originated in Nagasaki in the late 17th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1419149 (stock #MOR7103)
The Kura
$430.00
An unusual deep Negoro Tray dating from the later half of the Edo period enclosed in a custom made collectors box. It is 36.5 cm (14-1/2 inches) square, 9 cm (3-3/4 inches) deep. There is a crack in the bottom, and minor chips typical of use.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1418717 (stock #MOR7096)
The Kura
$970.00
The artisan has worked this burled wood to an unbelievably thin wafer in the shape of a Bushukan (Buddha’s Had Fruit) to create a tray for the Sencha Tea aesthete. A fantastic cut of wood, and beautifully worked with a thin lip, and even a leaf clinging to the underside. It is quite large at 55 cm (21-1/2 inches) long, and comes enclosed in an age darkened wooden box. There are some repairs to the wood visible on close inspection (see close-up photos).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1418140 (stock #MOR7091)
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A pair of antique candles sticks hand made of bronze and created so that the legs might fold together for ease of storage and transport. They are 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1417441 (stock #MOR7087)
The Kura
$350.00
A gorgeous mingei worn-tray roughly hewed from hardwood, smoothed with a chisel on the top, but left raw on bottom. It would make a lovely tray for serving steeped tea, although rocks side to side due to warping. turned upside down it would make a spectacular stand for an incense burner. It is 35 to 37.5 cm diameter (14-15 inches).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1416976 (stock #TCR7086)
The Kura
$1,700.00
An exemplary Bizen Tsubo typifying the Momoyama style in rough dark gray clay with prominent finger grooves and a comb mark about the shoulder spiraling down the side. The base is baked to a stone-like texture and sheen. This is a perfect example of the pottery produced in Bizen during the 16th century. It is 23.5 cm (9-1/2 inches) tall, 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1416974 (stock #MOR7085)
The Kura
$1,400.00
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An exquisite wooden plate in cinnabar lacquer over black wrapped in a chord bound cloth bag end enclosed in an age blackened kiri-wood box dating from the Edo period. The surface of brilliant red has been worn through with handling revealing the black beneath about the rim and edges. It is 9 inches (23 cm) diameter and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1416887 (stock #TCR7084)
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Rivulets of green glaze descend all sides of this sublime storage jar, the bottom raw red Tamba clay dating from the Edo period. About the rim are four “mimi” ears for tying down the wooden bung. The base is slightly concave and burnt to a rock like texture. The vessel is 12 inches (30 cm) tall, 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Tamba is considered as one of Japan’s six famous ancient kilns, along with Seto, Tokoname, Echizen, Shigaraki and Bizen. It is known ...