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 : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1358486 (stock #ANR6451)
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Sages and scholars brush the shores of island of precipitous peaks dotted with temples in various shades of ink and separated from eah other by misty veils. Erudite minds contemplate the mysteries of life as they traverse the dizzying heights or hustle from monastery to library in search of truth. Ink on paper, it has been restored once in the long distant past (sometime in the Edo period) and comes in a border of fine silk with a black lacquered frame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1354485 (stock #TCR6397)
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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 : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1342598 (stock #ANR5289)
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Brilliantly colored riders charge into rushing water on the gold leaves of this 18th century six panel screen relating the famous charge at the Battle of Uji Bridge. Tatsuna and Kagesue charge forward into the waters riding toward the enemy lined up on the opposite shore of the Uji River; the skeleton of the bridge visible in the back-ground. The screen measures 173 x 377 cm. (68 x 148-1/2 inches) each and retains the original Edo backing paper, with strong hinges and a good brocade border...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1317203 (stock #TCR4848)
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A bakumatsu era (mid 19th century) Shishi Koro of dark red clay covered in a rich green glaze from the Banko kilns in Mie. It is 14 x 24 x 8 cm (9 x 5-1/2 x 3 inches) and is in fine condition but for one clawed toe which has been chipped. This squat style of facial expression was popular from the declining years of the Edo period into the early Meiji, and fits the date of this piece perfectly.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1351850 (stock #MOR6381)
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$240.00
An antique iron votive candlestand hand forged in Japan in the opening years of the twentieth century. It is 46 cm (18 inches) tall and in fine condition. On one side is engraved Ito Kiyouemon. Opposite 8th Month Taisho 4 (1915).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1361492 (stock #TCR6464)
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A mellon shaped red-Raku Kogo incense case enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Raku Ryonyu (1756–1834), 9th generation head of the Raku family. It is roughly 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1367655 (stock #ALR6542)
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$555.00
A monochrome garden scene by Amano Hoko performed with ink on paper in a green cloth border featuringh dark-wood rollers. It is 64 x 207 cm (25 x 81-1/2 inches) and in fine condition, enclosed in a kiri-wood box. Amano Hoko (1824-1894) was born in Iyo, on the Island of Shikoku, Studied initially in Shikooku under Morita Shomin, then went to Kyoto where he learned the art of landcscape painting under the famed Nakabayashi Chikuto...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1350222 (stock #TCR6366)
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A 19th century 3 piece Koro in the shape of a caged crane, each piece packed in the most elaborate buffed silk containers and enclosed in a compartmentalized heavy Kiri-wood box. Smoke would have wafted from raised feathers on the cranes back. All is covered in an earth-toned crackle glaze typical of Ninsei ware. It rests over the ash basin, onto which sets a tall lattice intimating a bamboo basket bound by purple silk chords...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1350338 (stock #MOR6369)
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A gentlemans portable sake cup enclosed in a hard case noted within as from the Ando Cloisonne Studio, made of double-walled silver with a ring of cloisonné and marked on the base. It is 6.7 cm tall, 4 cm diameter and in overall excellent condition, with one hairline in the cloisonne (see photos).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1324039 (stock #TCR5067)
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A large Buddhist tower in three parts forms this Koro by Teishitsu Gigei-in Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall, 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and aside from a small repair in the rim of the inner incense container (see close-up), it is in excellent condition. A rare opportunity to acquire a large work by one of the most famous potters of the Meiji era...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1345275 (stock #TCR5332)
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A sage gazes up at the moon, whisps of smoke curling from the open curtains of the small cabin on his boat; a fine koro by Ito Tozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 24 cm (9-1/2 inches) long and in fine condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku. In 1862 he became a pupil of Kameya Kyokutei, as well as studying under Takahashi Dohachi III and Kanzan Denshichi (who made the dishes for the imperial table)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1366516 (stock #MOR6517)
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$250.00
Overlapping poems on colored silk are decorated with hand written poems by Ema Tenko and two others, about are dyed flowers among which fly embroidered birds. The piece is backed with red crepe silk and is 26 x 27 inches (66 x 68.5 cm). There are minor discolorations in the lower fan.
Ema Tenko (1825-1901) was a Physician and scholar-artist/calligrapher born the sixth son of Confucian scholar...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1334733 (stock #TCR5167)
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Three black rabbits huddle together to form this black-raku Shuro hand warmer enclosed in an old wooden box titled Kuro Mitsu Usuagi Shuro (Black 3 Rabbits Hand Warmer). They are 7 x 5-1/2 x 4 inches (18 x 14 x 10 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1345708 (stock #MOR5341)
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2A green glazed pottery base by Toyoraku supports a polished bamboo pole into which is inserted a brass oil well, the rim of which holds a blown glass chimney and round glass shade. It is 28-1/2 inches (72 cm) tall, 10 inches (25 cm) diameter and in fine condition, dating from the Meiji to Taisho periods.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1351918 (stock #TCR6380)
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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 : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1334828 (stock #MOR5169)
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A double sided accordion album bound in iridescent cloth from the Meiji period containing 57 total pages covered in ancient cloth samples. 18th -19th centuries. The album is 19 x 24 cm (7-1/2 x 10 inches). Generally in good condition but the covers have some wear and damage
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1355418 (stock #MOR6405)
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A long bronze boat with removable thatched roof revealing a compartment for burning incense. One can imagine the sage within, burning twigs to heat his tea, smoke escaping the roof as he contemplates the empty moon. It is 13 inches (33 cm) long and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box. In fine condition.