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 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 1492 item #1362324 (stock #TCR6474)
The Kura
$650.00
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Six excavated pots including imported works from China and Korea dating from the (11th -15th centuries). Each comes in a kiri-wood box. They include:
Kamakura to Muromachi period Mino Sake cup, 8 cm (3 inches) diameter
Ko-Seto Bukkaki Buddhist Offering Vase, Nanboku-cho to Muromachi periods, 10 cm (4 inches) tall...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1361754 (stock #TCR6472)
The Kura
$2,700.00
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 #1361254 (stock #TCR5377)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A Kakehana wall vase by Otagaki Rengetsu enclosed in a rare original signed wooden box dating from her 75th year. Embellished with a poem it is 17 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall, 8 cm (3 inches) 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 #1361162 (stock #TCR6457)
The Kura
$650.00
A boxed set of five 19th century Kyo-yaki Soba-choko shaped Mukozuke dishes from the kilns of Kyoto’s Gojo-zaka area decorated in crackled white overlayed with alternating stripes of iron and orange. Pinholes in the glaze and the fine crackling have absorbed color over time, accentuating the sense of antiquity. Despite their age, the design is simple, clean and contemporary. Each is 8.5 cm (3-1/2 inches) diameter, 6.5 cm (2-1/2 inches) tall and all are in fine condition.
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1358199 (stock #TCR6445)
The Kura
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Rivers of green glaze drizzle down the sides to form beads of glass raining down on the raw earth of the base of this Tamba Cha-Tsubo Tea leaf Jar dating from the 17th to 18th century. This Keshiki is perfect, with a blast of charring on one side, rivulets of green surrounding, and a kutsuki low on one side. There is wear to the glaze from centuries of handling. A spectacular example of Tamba, it is 13 inches (32.5 cm) tall and weighs 12 lbs (5.5 kg)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1358016 (stock #TCR6442)
The Kura
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An Asahi-yaki Chawan Tea Bowl decorated with a verse and ragged plum sweeping over the rim by Obaku Zen priest Shiseki Renshu (1842-1914). The bowl is 12 cm (5 inches) diameter and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is in excellent condition. Shisseki was born in modern day Fukuoka in the late Edo period, the son of a painter. He studied at Chonichi-ji in Fukuoka. He would rise to be the 44th head of Manpukuji, the head temple of the Obaku Zen sect...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1358011 (stock #TCR6439)
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An exquisite sake cup from the Asakiri kiln of Akashi decorated with a verse and spray of bamboo enclosed in a period wooden box signed by Yamada Takeshi (descendant of Yamada Kikutaro, Edo period founder of the kiln). It is 5 cm (2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, likely dating from the Meiji period.
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
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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.
A strikingly similar ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1356948 (stock #TCR6419)
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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. The box is titled Daibutsu Sozan zo Juhana Koro Tessai Dai and signed Sozan Yakisei.
Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924) was a scholar artist trained from age seven in the traditional Confucian manne...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1356894 (stock #TCR6419)
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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. The bowl is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in excellen...