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 : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1382680 (stock #MOR6772)
The Kura
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A pair of powerful Shishi guardian carvings dating from the later Edo period, 18th-19th century, in the Ah-Un expression (Exhaling and inhaling). Ah-Un has many allusions, it is the beginning and end of the alphabet, summarizing all in between, and is said to be inhaling good fortune, and exhaling bad. Glass eyes inset into very human faces. They are 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) tall, 9-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches (24 x 14 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1381801 (stock #L014)
The Kura
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In a literati paradise two brightly robed figures converse beyond the walls of the hermitage, lost in the great beauties of nature, a singular work by the famous porcelain maker Miura Chikusen. Ink and light color on paper in a pale rough-silk mounting with black wood rollers enclosed in a period wooden box. Included is a museum exhibition label from The Homma Museum of Art where it was exhibited in August 1947. It is 19-1/2 x 86-1/2 inches (50 x 220 cm) and is in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1381665 (stock #MOR6763)
The Kura
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An antique Guardian mask used to ward off evil hand carved from a rough slab of hardwood. It is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) tall and in fine condition. Usually hung under the eaves of a house, it shows weathering typical of age. Late 19th to early 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1381664 (stock #TCR6762)
The Kura
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An anonymous Shigaraki Mingei Ishizara multi-purpose basin dating from the early 20th century covered in fissured cream glaze with pale green draping from the rim. Thickly potted, it is 31.5 x 33 x 7 cm (12-1/2 inches diameter, 3 inches tall). On the base is a mark called a Yago, which reads “Yamasa” which would have identified the owner. There is an old loss to the glaze on the rim typical of use (see close-up photo).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1381108 (stock #TCR6761)
The Kura
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A mythical kirin in vibrant color prances on the front of this Iro Nabeshima Vase by Seikosha bearing the kiln mark of crossed pine needles on the base. It is 18 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter, 20.5 cm (8 inches) tall and in excellent condition. This is an early work from Seikosha, dating from the later 19th to opening years of the 20th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1380976 (stock #MOR6760)
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A very elegant set of 2 art-nouveau influenced black lacquered wooden and metal candle sticks dating from the later Meiji period enclosed in the original wooden box signed Matasai. They are 53 cm (21 inches) tall each and in excellent condition. The first generation Nakamura Matasai(1827-1900) was a student of the Ikkokusai school of lacquer, and his first born son (1868~1919)succeded the family name...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1380933 (stock #TCR5241)
The Kura
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An incredible work of florals on gold signed on the base Kutani Kaburagi Sei showing the very best of that regions pottery dating from the Meiji to Taisho period, when quality and craftsmanship was at its peak. It is 9 inches (23 cm) diameter, 13 inches (33 c) tall and in overall fine condition. There is a small tori-ashi (birds foot) glaze crack in the bottom but does not leak, and is only visible on the outside bottom.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1380443 (stock #TCR5095)
The Kura
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White wisteria (fuji in Japanese) drape from the gilded rim of this Kutani vase signed from the pre-eminent Kaburaki (Kaburagi) studio dating from the opening of the 20th century. The imagery is exquisitely performed with over-glaze enamels on a pastel gray ground. The vase is large at 13 inches (33.5 cm) tall, 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition, with some wear to the gold rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1379219 (stock #TCR4816)
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A very unusual shallow basin from the Sendai area kilns of Tsutsumi covered in a thick olive glaze shouldered with freckled white. Six rods supported the piece in the kiln, and they are still visible within along with a large kutsuki of brick red clay. It is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) deep and in fine condition. More common Tsutsumi bowls are either deeper, by a couple of inches, or more shallow in the traditional Ishi-zara style...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1379218 (stock #TCR6746)
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Ame-yu graces the rough textured clay of this large Mingei platter from Aizu in the Northern reaches of Japan on the border between Fukushima and Yamagata. Often mistakenly identified as Tamba due to the similarity in the coloring of this particular glaze, the underlying granular white clay gives it away. About the rim is a ring of fire-colored tendrils trapped in a groove, an interesting added feature. It is 31.5 cm (12-1/2 inches) diameter and dates from the later 19th century...
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)
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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 : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1377726 (stock #MOR6734)
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Polychrome lotus petals drift over the gilded and lacquered surface of this large prayer table dating from the 19th century enclosed in a period wooden storage box. It is 42 x 30 x 22.5 cm (16-1/2 c 12 x 9 inches) and is in excellent condition. .
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. Over the next 25 years he would...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1376319 (stock #MOR6701)
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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. Fo...