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 : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1416885 (stock #TCR7083)
The Kura
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A collapsed cylinder covered in thick green ash glaze with large Kutsuki attached at the base dating from the early kilns of Tamba, one of the Rokkoyo or 6 ancient kilns in the mountainous region of Hyogo. It is roughly 6 inches (15 cm) tall and about 4 inches (10 cm) square at the base. A look at the deposits on the side make one inclined to think this was fired in an anagama, making it quite early...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1416779 (stock #MOR7082)
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A natural stone basin inset into a wood base enclosed in an age darkened kiri-wood collectors box titled Nishiyama Sousai Sensei I-Ken (Beloved Ink Stone of Nishiyama Sousai). Inside the box lid is a long explanation in archaic characters written in what appears to be Kanbun, a hybrid language based on Chinese used by Scholars in the pre-to-early modern era. It is 17 x 8 x 7.5 cm (7 x 3 x 3 inches) and is in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1416720 (stock #TCR7081)
The Kura
$850.00
Paulownia Crests and stylized Chrysanthemum, symbols of the Japanese Imperial Family, decorate this large Meiji period baluster vase signed on the base Taniguchi sei enclosed in the original age-darkened kiri-wood box and retaining the original Taniguchi Studio label. It is 46 cm (18 inches) tall plus the base and in overall fine condition, with some wear to the gold rim and one small glaze crack in the body (see close-up photo)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1416264 (stock #MOR7076)
The Kura
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Autumn flowers and dried grasses in red, silver and gold rise up before clouds of golden mist on the highly polished Ro-iro surface of this poem card (Tanzaku) container. Inside, golden suzumushi crickets in striking detail sing a lonely autumnal lullaby. The artist has used a variety of techniques, with Hira-maki-e, Taka-maki-e, Nashiji, Kirigane applied gold leaf squares and if you look carefully you can see iridescent blue mother of pearl buds glinting among the leaves...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1416146 (stock #MOR7073)
The Kura
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A splendid set of five Chataku Tea Cup Saucers of turned wood decorated in ridiculously thick lacquer floral decoration by Ikkokusai enclosed in a fine wooden box signed by the artist and dated Meiji 39 (1906). Accompanying is a note stating the set was received as a gift upon visiting the Naganuma Ryokan during a trip to Hiroshima in the fifth moth of Meiji 43, accompanied by the name Kayanomiyasama. Kaya-no-miya were a collateral branch of the Japanese Imperial family...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1416143 (stock #TCR7074)
The Kura
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An odd shaped koro representing rolling hills and snow laden trees surrounding a small shrine forming the center (and chimney) of the Incense burners lid. It is decorated in traditional brilliant Ninsei colors of green and yellows with iron glaze bones and gold highlights, and is signed Ninsei on the base, stamped Makuzu within the footring. The Koro is 6 inches (15 cm) diameter, 6-1/2 inches (17 cm) tall and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1416142 (stock #MOR7075)
The Kura
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A red lid caps the stained bamboo tube forming the base for red-leafed vines burgeoning with sweet fruit on this bamboo incense container by Kinjo Ikkokusai IV (1876-1961) , signed Ikkokusai with enclosed in an old wooden box. The bold design is performed in thick colored lacquer. It is 35.5 cm (14 inches) long and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1416033 (stock #MOR7072)
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A decidedly different version of this theme, a Festive carved wooden Tai (Red Snapper) fish with removable side for sashimi coated inside in gold with bone teeth and inlayed bone eyes. The craftsman ahs gone to great lengths to make this as realistic as possible, from the textures of the skin to the folds in the fins and coloring. Unusually, most dishes in this vein are one sided, however this is equally realistically carved on both sides...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1415965 (stock #TCR7071)
The Kura
$495.00
Bucolic scenery wraps around these footed Haisen bowls by Takahashi Dohachi enclosed in the original wooden box signed Kachutei Dohachi followed by the distinctive shell shaped seal of the family. Each is 6-1/4 inches (16 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition. An annotation inside the box is dated the first year of Taisho (the era began in July 1912)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1415912 (stock #TCR7070)
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A very rare work by Suda Seika featuring a long armed monkey climbing over the rim in raw terracotta clay, contrasting brilliantly against the blue splashed white porcelain. It is 17.5 x 20 x 10.5 cm (7 x 8 x 4 inches) and comes enclosed in a period kiri-wood box. The first generation Suda Seika (1862-1927) was born the son of a merchant in Kanazawa, then part of the Kaga fief...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1415911 (stock #TCR7068)
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A Porcelain Sweets dish by Seifu Yohei III decorated in sometsuke underglaze blue with plovers flying over water breaks with a hint of pink and yellow sunset in the white porcelain enclosed in a period wooden box annotated by his son Seifu Yohei IV. It is 8 inches (20.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1415808 (stock #TCR7069)
A spectacular find, a 17th century (early Edo period) Hagi Water Bowl decorated with a Christian Cross called a Hana-kurusu Moyo Mizusashi. A similar piece is published in the book Nanban Bijutsu (Japanese, 1967 color block 33 as well as figure 8 p 137). The basin is 8 x 6-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches (20 x 16.5 x 11.5 cm). There is a crack in one end (see close-up photos). I believe this would have been used to hold holy water in the Christian Temple.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1415807 (stock #TCR7067)
The Kura
$750.00
A mischievous creature dressed in the robes of a zen master clutching prayer beads peers up sheepishly, his innocent look set to catch the unsuspecting of guard. A humorous image in glazed white clay enclosed in an age darkened wooden box signed Unzan. It is It is roughly 8 inches (20 cm) diameter, 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
The Tanuki is a facetious creature with supernatural powers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1415580 (stock #MOR7061)
The Kura
$850.00
A kingfisher peers down its long beak at a frog crawling out from among th folds of a withered lotus leaf, a beautiful bronze and silver okimono from early 20th century Japan. It is roughly 8 inches (21 cm) tall and in excellent condition, tarnishing typical of age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1700 item #1415417 (stock #MOR7055)
The Kura
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A set of early wood panels, once doors on a votive shrine, painted with guardian shishi lions (Also called Fu-dogs) in polychrome colors, much worn with time. The doors are of clear grained hinoki (Japanese cypress) and have shrunk horizontally over the centuries, evidenced by the ari (wooden support) which is inset into them. On back one can see clearly the silhouette of the original metal-work...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1415373 (stock #MOR7056)
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A bronze vase inlayed with silver waves by Nakagawa Joeki X enclosed in the original signed wooden box annotated by 12th generation Omotesenkei Tea School Master Seisai. The voluminous body, rising to a flaring neck, rests on a base of eight sides...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1415276 (stock #MOR7054)
The Kura
$1,150.00
A set of stacking circular boxes for food descendant of the 12th-13th centuries Nigatsudo style of Negoro lacquer-ware, the simplified form covered in dusky black and burnished cinnabar lacquer. Somewhat elongated from centuries of drying and use, the set is 14.2 x 15 x 17 cm (5-1/2 x 5-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches). Overall in excellent condition for such a functional item, each box has a grain crack consistent on one side. Judging by the finish and wood type (hardwood, likely chestnut or elm) they ap...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1414933 (stock #MOR7050)
The Kura
$777.00
A soft sheen glows on the billowing robes of this natural wooden sculpture in the shape of the Goddess of Mercy Kannon seated in meditation. The wood has been worn to a high sheen, showing years of care. The face is carved out of the undulating roots, and is the picture of serenity. It is 15.5 cm (6 inches) tall and in excellent condition. Kannon, also known as Guan-yin in Chinese or Avalokitasvara is a Bodhisattva, (one who has prolonged their own eternal enlightenment to stay behind to al...