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 1900 item #1357571 (stock #TCR6429)
The Kura
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A set of two beautifully crafted Tokkuri dating from the 19th century enclosed in a period wooden box titled Mishima Tokkuri. The design is timeless, rings separate six pointed stars, squiggly lines and chains of circles on the sides, highlighted in white slip, over a soft beige earthtone. Each is 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1356980 (stock #TCR6422)
The Kura
$1600.00
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 1920 item #1356949 (stock #TCR6420)
The Kura
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A Teapot by Teishitsu Gigei-In Suwa Sozan I decorated by his friend the famous scholar artist Tomioka Tessai and enclosed in a signed double wood box. A custom pad between the pot and lid protect it during storage from chipping, and it has a silk bag in which it is wrapped. . It is 4-1/2 x 7-1/2 x 6 inches (11 x 19 x 15 cm) and in excellent condition. The box is titled Daibutsu Sozan – Chossen – Suichu and signed Hachiju Okina Kyuso Tessai Dai, Sozan Yakisei...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1356948 (stock #TCR6419)
The Kura
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A koro incense burner by Teishitsu Gigei-In Suwa Sozan I decorated by his friend the famous scholar artist Tomioka Tessai and enclosed in a signed double wood box. The silver lid is by Nakagawa Joeki. It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall (plus the lid), 5 inches (12 cm) diameter and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1356894 (stock #TCR6419)
The Kura
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Orchids delicately brushed by legendary scholar Tomioka Tessai decorate this chawan tea bowl thrown by Teishitsu Gigei-In Suwa Sozan I enclosed in a double wood original signed box. The low bowl is formed in a traditional open “imported” style reflecting the literati taste for which Tessai was renowned. It is a rare chance to acquire a “Gassaku” work by these two very important turn of the century artists...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1356893 (stock #TCR5376)
The Kura
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Here is a fine hand formed tea pot of dark clay by Otagaki Rengetsu engraved with a poem and enclosed in the original signed and age darkened wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1356211 (stock #TCR6417)
The Kura
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A lovely poem in brisk thin strokes decorates this crackle-glazed vase by Otagaki Rengetsu enclosed in a rare signed wooden box. The poem reads:
Ooigawa kishi no (On the banks of the O-i River)
igui ni musebu nari (stakes dusted in snow)
yama no arashi no sue no shiranami (White-water follows the mountain storm)
The vase is 21 cm (8-1/2 inches) tall, 9 cm diameter and in fine condition.
Much has been written about the life and work of poet/artist Otagaki Rengetsu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1355794 (stock #TCR6411)
The Kura
$980.00
A black-eyed shrimp scoots along the sandy body of this large vase by Miyagawa Kozan capped with a crystalline green fissured glaze cascading from the rim. It is 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) tall 9-1/2inches (24 cm) diameter and is in fine condition. It is stamped on the base Makuzu. For a nearly identical piece see the book Makuzu Kozan Ten (1986) figure 61...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1355482 (stock #TCR6406)
The Kura
$335.00
A large dark-glazed Boat-shaped flower vessel with a black lacquered insert made for Ikebana flower arranging enclosed in an old custom wooden box titled Oki-bune. It is 48 x 20 x 9 cm and is in fine condition, likely dating from the Meiji period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1355304 (stock # TCR6402)
The Kura
$950.00
A very unusual Art-Nouveau vase by the Kinkozan studio in Pastel colors dating from the Taisho period titled Kiku-Kiri Kumo Ho-o Sakura Tachibana Moyo Heiji-gata Kabin. That is a mouthful! It means Chrysanthemum and Paulownia, Cloud and Phoenix, Cherry and Tachibana pattern Heiji-shaped Vase. On the vase are stylized chrysanthemum and clouds and rising paulownia flowers, symbols of imperial family. Inside the lid is written On the night of Nov...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1354485 (stock #TCR6397)
The Kura
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A pottery incense burner from Hagi of highly textured clay in the shape of a Chrysanthemum surmounted with a Buddhist jewel. Inside the box lid is written Ko-Hagi Kikubana Koro followed by the sizes and an attribution to the second Koraizaemon (1617-1668) by the 11th generation head of the family (1912-1981). The koro is just less than 8 inches (20 cm) diameter, 7 inches (18 cm) tall. There are a few old repairs as visible in the close-up photos...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1354449 (stock #TCR6396)
The Kura
$700.00
Iris in dark iron decorate the crackled pale glaze of this Edo period platter featuring striking gold repairs and enclosed in a custom made period wooden box of thick kiri wood titled E-Seto Sara. The quality of the gold and repairs is singular in execution. That of a very skilled craftsman. The gold shimmers softly in tiny chips and dings around the rim, and in one corner a dollop of Oribe Green grows like moss on the rim, a hint of spring in the air. The dish is 9-1/4 (23.5 cm) square.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1354118 (stock #TCR6392)
The Kura
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A small house shaped incense burner by Mashimizu Zoroku enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kuzuya Koro. Inside the roof is visible cloth patterns where it was formed over wet sack-cloth. The outside has been scraped with a comb to resemble thatch. Inside a window a scholar gazes out, perhaps expecting a guest, or just contemplating the seasonal changes from the warmth of his abode. It is roughly 10.5 x 9 x 10.5 cm (4 x 3-1/2 x 4 inches) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1352390 (stock #TCR6383)
The Kura
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A ceramic cover for a tea room brazier in the shape of a devil dressed in priests robes dated and annotated within. Dating from the Ansei era, inside it is annotated by Daiko Sogen (1772-1860), 435th head of Daitokuji. Well known for his poetry and mastery of the Tea Ceremony, he taught Zen to Eiraku Hozen, and was compatriot to Gengensai. It is 34.5 x 34.5 x 30 cm (13-1/2 x 13-1/2 x 12 inches) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1351918 (stock #TCR6380)
The Kura
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A black Raku fluted bowl stampd on base with a copper insert and copper lid in shape of a court cap pierced with smoke tendrils enclosed in an age darkened wooden box titled simply Kamuri Gata Koro (Hat Shaped Incense Burner). The seal on the base appears to be that of the 9th generation Raku master, Ryonyu 1756–1834. The koro is 5-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 8 inches (13.5 x 11 x 19 cm) and is in excellent condition. The “ears” are 14 inches (36 cm) across).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1351724 (stock #TCR6379)
The Kura
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A beautifully crafted 19th century bottle likely from the Takatori region of Kyushu enclosed in a custom made wooden box titled Kyushu-gama Tokkuri (Flask from Kyushu Kiln). On the side is written Utsutsugawa-kama. Utsutsugawa-yaki can encompass the modern Gagyu Kilns, Takatori and possibly those of Agano. It is a truly exquisite form 11 inches (28.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1351723 (stock #TCR5094)
The Kura
$1,150.00
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. From its founding until 1871, Takatori production was controlled and patronized by the Kuroda Daimyo family, Lords of Chikuzen province in Kyushu (modern day Fukuoka)....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1350888 (stock #TCR4669)
The Kura
$2,600.00
A set of 21 dishes made by Kiyomizu Rokubei III (1820-1883), Shiokawa Bunrin (1808-1877), Kono Bairei (1844-1895), and other members of Bunrin's atelier enclosed in a custom compartmentalized wooden box. Inset into the lid is the original signed wooden box top titled Shiokawa Bunrin Sensei E no Kiyomizu Rokubei Saku. Each gourd shaped dish is uniquely decorated with a seasonal image and poem, and is signed by the artist who decorated it and stamped by the maker Rokubei. The set is likely datin...