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 1700 item #1367775 (stock #TCR6547)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A beautiful 17th century Oribe Kogo ceramic box for incense of stepped form decorated with oxide designs and a splash of green wrapped in purple crepe silk and enclosed in a period wooden box titled simply Kogo. It is roughly 2 inches (5 cm) square and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1367774 (stock #TCR6546)
The Kura
$550.00
Dark iron glaze covers this late Edo period bulb-shaped Chaire retaining the original Zogei lid wrapped in a brocade bag and enclosed in an age-darkened Kiri-wood box titled Chaire and named Zuiko (Swirl of light). It is 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) tall, slightly larger in diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1367249 (stock #TCR6540)
The Kura
$580.00
An iron ring protrudes from the back for hanging, or it can stand on the flat base. A thick blast of dark ash clings to the front, adding a shine around the rim of this fine 18th century (Edo period) Bizen vessel for use in the tea room. It is 8 inches (21 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1367088 (stock #TCR6537)
The Kura
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A beautiful Tsutsu-goro incense burner in typical Momoyama Shino décor with a Bekko lid lined with gold covering the irregular rim smoothed out with black lacquer. It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1367087 (stock #TCR6536)
The Kura
$800.00
A Dark glazed Tamba-style vase enclosed in an ancient double wood box titled Kuchu Hanaire. It is 8-1/2 inches 821 cm) tall and in fine condition, wrapped in a silk lined bag.
Kuchu was the name of Honami Koho (1600-1682), a craftsman and grandson of the illustrious Honami Koetsu. This is typical of the style favored by him.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1366364 (stock #TCR6506)
The Kura
$3,200.00
A Bizen Sake Flask with silver spout dating from the first half of the 16th century (Momoyama to early Edo periods) in an old wooden box annotated by Katsura Matasaburo (1901-1986), a scholar who specialized in research on the Rokkoyo or Six Ancient Kilns (Echizen, Seto Tokoname, Shigaraki, Tamba and Bizen) and published nearly 50 books and treatises on the subject between 1931 and 1983...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1364385 (stock #TCR6489)
The Kura
$1,200.00
Flying yellow clings around the sides and underlies the vitrified yellow ash which runs down the front of this unusual open Kame shape from the early to mid Edo period kilns of Echizen. Something dripped during the firing or cooling time in the kiln right onto the front, creating a wonderful if not haphazard focal point of silver gray. The low, out turned rim is very typical of this region...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1364383 (stock #TCR6487)
The Kura
$575.00
Three Seto-yaki monkeys made to fit hand in hand forming a chain for the display of a flower basket or other hanging ornament. Each is roughly 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) long and all are in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1364158 (stock #TCR6481)
The Kura
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A lightning shaped Narumi-Oribe Mukozuke dish decorated with geometrics and drying persimmons enclosed in a fine custom kiri-wood box titled “E-Oribe Mukozuke” and annotated “Mino Ko-gama” by Living National Treasure Kato Takuo, who was well known for his research into old kilns and firing techniques. One of the best preserved pieces I have seen in a long time dating from the Momoyama to early Edo period.; it originally had three looping feet which have been lost...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1364106 (stock #TCR6480)
The Kura
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Soft crackled glaze stained lightly from use around the rim drapes over the raw clay form which shows tellingly the hands of the virtuoso who created it, Otagaki Rengetsu. Scratched into the side is a bucolic poem of Autumn:
Uchi watasu Along ridges
kuro no ogawa ni around the paddies
nagaruru ya a stream flows
tori amari taru carrying forgotten
sanae naru ran. seedlings of rice...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1363909 (stock #TCR6476)
The Kura
$2,300.00
A 17th century (Momoyama to Early Edo period) Kiseto koro incense burner with silvered bronze lid enclosed in a black lacquered wooden box titled in red lacquer Kiseto Marukoi Koro. A deeply incised line about the center allows the glaze to pool and waft in green clouds from it. The low base shows clearly within where it had been stacked on another piece during firing. It is 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1362325 (stock #TCR6475)
The Kura
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Delicate fish scale patterns in gold on bronze lacquer highlight old chips on the rim of this large Yamachawan Tea bowl dating from the Kamakura to early Muromachi periods (12th -15th centuries). Blue glaze twinkles on the heavily eroded surface, where Shizen-yu ash pooled and crystallized. There is a large slash in the glaze where another bowl had been stacked inside, and there are much losses to the surface glazing typical of excavated works...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1361754 (stock #TCR6472)
The Kura
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A very unusual incense burner in the form of two servants holding up Hotei as he looks joyously toward the night sky. It is performed in crackled white glaze over pale clay with simple iron decoration. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box bearing the Teishitsu Gigei-in seal titled Ga-korai Hotei Koro indicating it was based on Korean decoration techniques. It is 18.5 x 10 x 14 cm (7-1/2 x 4 x 6 inches) and is in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1361677 (stock #TCR6471)
The Kura
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Copper green and dark iron decorate the pale glazed sides of this exquisite box dating from the early Edo period (17th century) wrapped in a silk lined sarasa bag and enclosed in a black lacquered wood box. It is 1-3/4 inches (4.5 cm) square, roughly 3 inches (7 cm) tall and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1361676 (stock #TCR6470)
The Kura
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An Edo period Kogo decorated with geese on white glaze from the Kilns of Kyoto enclosed in a period wooden box. Inside the lid of the Kogo is the date Kansei 2 (1790) and signature Hogan Chikushun-Zo (Hogan is a titled reserved for artists of high stature). The wooden box is titled Chikushun-zo Raku-kogo Shikaku dated the ninth day of the 11th month of Tenpo 11 (1840). It is roughly 2 inches (4.5 cm) square and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1361620 (stock #TCR6468)
The Kura
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A Tokkuri decorated with an Otsu-e image of a sword bearer and a poem by Otagaki Rengetsu enclosed in a wooden box annotated by the head of Jinkoin Temple and titled Rengetsu-ni saku, Otsu-e Tokkuri, The poem reads:
Furi tate shi As if raising and lowering
mameshi gokoro no his true heart like a standard
hitosuji ni in one line
koyuru ka imo ni will he pass through to meet his love
Osaka no seki...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1361047 (stock #TCR6452)
The Kura
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A large futamono (covered dish) in the shape of a Tai-fish by Ninnami Dohachi enclosed in a triple wood box signed and annotated by renowned potter Miura Chikuken (Chikken). The Tai fish (Red Snapper) is a popular motif and commonly served in celebratory occasions because its name (Tai) is a homophone for Medetai (celebration). The stomach section is removable to reveal a compartment where fish might be served. It is 36.5 x 23 x 20 cm and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1358367 (stock #TCR1830)
The Kura
$750.00
A spectacular Naeshirogawa Mimitsuku Tsubo dating from the Edo period, the rich red clay covered in thick splatters of dark glaze. This is one of the pots we picked up in a recent trip through the kiln sites of Kyushu, Japans Southernmost Main Island. The tsubo has been built up with coils of clay, and smoothed with a slightly textured paddle. The olive glaze has then been applied over a resistant surface preparation, causing it to peel back creating the unusual affect...