The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for their patience during the last few months since the Kumamoto Earthquake. Robert has been working with disaster relief group IDRO Japan in the earthquake affected areas of Kumamoto, and this has caused some delays in listing, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery and actively seeking new stock. For more on these efforts see IDRO Japan on Facebook.
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1340785 (stock #TCR5259)
The Kura
$2,100.00
A Pottery Mizusashi by Suwa Sozan I decorated with iris by Zen Priest Hashimoto Dokuzan and enclosed in a wooden box signed by both Sozan and Zen Priest Takeda Mokurai. It comes complete with the original fired lid as well as a black lacquered Kae-buta lid for other occasions. It is 7-1/2 inches (18.5 cm) tall, 5-1/2 inches (14.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1328437 (stock #TCR5124)
The Kura
$1,330.00
A beautiful Tokkuri of raw clay covered in Tombo-no-me with a splash of color just below the jauntily placed rim dating from the early Edo period. It is 6 inches (16 cm) tall and in fine condition. It comes enclosed in an age darkened kiri-wood box titled Ko-Shigaraki Tokkuri.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1328879 (stock #TCR5132)
The Kura
$1,300.00
A 17th century Chaire Powdered-Tea Container covered in iron glaze and featuring a gold foil lined Zogei lid in an antique silk lined brocade pouch enclosed in an age darkened Kiri-wood box. It is 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) tall and in fine condition. There is some degeneration of the base of the wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1336027 (stock #TCR5195)
The Kura
$1,250.00
A very unusual black glazed mid Edo period Ninsei dish from the kilns of Kyoto, the fluted body decorated with clouds of smoke in green, yellow and red enamels. It is 9 inches (23 cm) diameter and in fine condition, wrapped in padded cloth and enclosed in a black lacquered period wooden box titled Ninsei Kashi Bachi. Likely 18th century.
Nonomura Ninsei was born in Tamba, one of Japan's early pottery centers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1340358 (stock #TCR5253)
The Kura
$985.00
Plovers soar over crashing waves on this antique wan-gata chawan in the popular Ninsei style of Kyoto dating from the 18th to 19th centuries. It is 5-1/4 inches (13 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and enclosed in an old wooden box. There is a hairline crack in the rim (see close-ups).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1326838 (stock #TCR5094)
The Kura
$975.00
A pair of gorgeous Meiji period vases from the Kyushu kilns of Takatori enclosed in a superb compartmentalized cross-cut-cedar wood box. They are roughly 12 inches (30 cm) tall each and in fine condition.
Takatori Yaki was started by Korean potters brought over to Japan during the invasion of Korea in the Momoyama period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1335184 (stock #TCR5176)
The Kura
$950.00
A classical shape for the sencha tea room by Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hyo-gata Kake Kabin. The gourd form is molded from rough sandy clay and covered in ame-iro glaze reminiscent of Ohii-yaki. It is 17 inches (43 cm) long and in fine condition. The box has been chewed on in one corner by a mouse, and the wood has much darkened with age.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1323814 (stock #TCR5062)
The Kura
$675.00
A set of five 15th-17th century Karatsu plates from various kilns repaired with five unique shades of gold and silver kintsugi. They are roughly 5 inches (13 cm) diameter, and in fine condition. Enclosed in a custom made wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1340359 (stock #TCR5254)
The Kura
$650.00
A small image of Jurojin covered in metallic glaze enclosed in an ancient kiri-wood box topped with hardwood. It is 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1342031 (stock #TCR5276)
The Kura
$650.00
A rolled over leaf shape forming two impressions for serving traditional Japanese foods, enclosed in an old wooden box titled Ko-Hagi Ha-zara. It is 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches (22 x 14 x 3.5 cm). Overall in fine condition for its age, there are minor nicks in the rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1334874 (stock #TCR5172)
The Kura
$400.00
A 19th century gourd shaped vase in crackled pale glaze decorated with cherry blossoms. Excellent condition, it is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall not including the lid, enclosed in a period wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1326821 (stock #TCR5092)
The Kura
$275.00
A rare set of five Koishiwara dishes from the southern island of Kyushu in a rich ochre glaze with hakeme white slip patterns. Each is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter and in fine condition, dating from the later 19th century.
As a pottery center Koishiwara kilns were first established in the 17th century by Korean potters brought to Japan during Hideyoshi’s invasion of Korea in the Momoyama period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1340268 (stock #TCR5251)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A Kyo-yaki incense burner from Kyoto in the shape of an insect astride two summer melon shapes surmounted by leaves enclosed in an old wooden box titled Yakimono Uri-gata Koro. It is 5-1/2 x 5 x 6 inches (14 x 12 x 15 cm) and is in excellent condition, 19th to opening 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1340267 (stock #TCR5250)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A beautifully shaped miniature bell with simulated chord looping through the top, half lifting off to reveal a compartment for storing incense. A ball inside the lower section actually rattles around like a real suzu-bell. This is a very unusual and superbly crafted from from the Mino area of Edo Japan. The inside white clay is darkened with age, and the outside infused with color gathered with time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1340835 (stock #TCR5257)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Suwa Sozan Mt. Fuji Pottery Koro Incense Burner Antique, Japanese, porcelain TCR5257 An oki-koro wth the original ash pot by Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original wooden box titled Fuji Koro annotated Sozan-sei and dated the eigth month of 1922. The bottom of the basin and the inside of the mountain both bear the artists oval seal. It is 11-1/2 x 7 x 5-1/2 inches (29 x 18 x 14 cm) and is in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1315123 (stock #TCR4992)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you!
An old Tsutsu-Chawan titled Romatsu (Ancient Pine) covered in dark glaze with swirls of pale green on the front enclosed in a fine old kiri-wood box. Inside the lid is a poem which reads:
Ame kaze ni ikuyo
He nuramu Romatsu no
Arashi wa Tae ni
Koke no hana ha
Saku
The Pine stands firm against the wind and the rain, years of storms pass, and the moss flowers blossom… It is signed Kayoko...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1328203 (stock #TCR5116)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you!
A perfectly formed 17th-18th century Senbei Jar for storage of dry goods with a raised neck very typical of the early Edo period. The unーglazed Terracotta clay shows a blast of natural dark ash around the shoulder, and from midway down it has blackened with age and handling. It is 14 inches (36 cm) tall, 11 inches (28 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1326710 (stock #TCR5089)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you!
Hotei, the merry god of fortune, marches with a grin dragging behind his massive sack of goodies like an ancient Chinese Santa Claus. Extremely well formed and decorated, this okimono comes enclosed in the original wooden box signed Shunko (Harumitsu) and dating from the early 20th century. The artists mark is visible on the bag. It is roughly 5 inches (13 cm) tall and in excellent condition.