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 : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1311886 (stock #TCR4951)
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A Ryoro Sencha Steeped Tea Brazier by Seifu Yohei II complete with the original very rare near perfect condition bisque fired liner surmounted with a ring of swirling clouds, a pheasant, carp and Tiger. Outside it is decorated with blossoming trees and plants in the literati style and signed on the base. A window in the side pierced in the manner of bamboo growing over a garden rock would allow the preparer to fan the coals to heat water to the perfect temperature for the tea being served...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342649 (stock #SAR5293)
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A very unusual Katana held in a saya (scabbard) made to look like a gnarled branch cut into a poor man’s cane. When pulled a spring-loaded mechanism releases two iron flanges creating a very effective tsuba hand guard. The blade is unsigned, measuring Nishaku nissun nibu {26-1/2 inches (67.3 cm)}. The remnants of a piece of paper remain glued to the saya with the name Masaaki Noma (?) written in cursive Roman letters, followed by UZUMASA, an area in Kyoto city...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1358403 (stock #MBR6448)
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$1,200.00
A very unusual set of three clamboring amphibians forming a bronze koro signed on the stomach of the bottom-most figure. One lifts off to reveal the incense chamber in the back of the larger turtle. They are 8-1/2 x 6 x 3-1/2 inches (21 x 15 x 8 cm) and are in fine condition. It is signed beneath Heian (Kyoto) Tanaka Shuyo (Morifushi).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1352787 (stock #MOR6385)
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$385.00
Two distinct gilded and lacquered Kashibachi sweets dishes dating from the later Meiji to Taisho periods representing the diversity of design and accentuation of nature which defined Japanese design in the late 19th and early 20th century. The first, by one of Kyotos most prestigious lacquer studios, Heian Zohiko, is mirror black in the shape of a chrysanthemum. Expertly crafted and enclosed in the original signed wooden box, it is roughly 8 inches (20 cm) diameter...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1353075 (stock #ANR6388)
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A brilliant set of 12 paintings dating from the Taisho period by Aida Michihiko, each delineating the progress of seasons in soft pastels mounted as a pair of low six panel screens. The coloring and style could hardly get anymore “Taisho” than this. Pigment on paper each scene is mounted in its own frame of blue patterned silk. Each screen is 322 x 140 cm (127 x 55 inches) and both screens are in overall fine condition. Every scene is titled...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1353076 (stock #ANR6388)
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A brilliant set of 12 paintings dating from the Taisho period by Aida Michihiko, each delineating the progress of seasons in soft pastels mounted as a pair of low six panel screens. The coloring and style could hardly get anymore “Taisho” than this. Pigment on paper each scene is mounted in its own frame of blue patterned silk. Each screen is 322 x 140 cm (127 x 55 inches) and both screens are in overall fine condition. Every scene is titled...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1353469 (stock #MOR6389)
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A sake set consisting of tray, dishes sake server, sake cup stand and three sake cups, made of wood and coated in lacquer to intimate bamboo. The three stacking sake cups are decorated with fortuitous images of soaring crane and pines. A lot of work went into making this set, dating from the Meiji period. The footed tray s 17-1/2 x 12 x 2-1/2 inches (45 x 30 x 6.5 cm) and all are in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1361367 (stock #AOR6461)
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A view of Gyeongbok Palace Royal Library (Jipokjae) by Kaneko Tamotsu exhibited at the 2nd Teiten National Exhibiton in Taisho 9 (1920). Oil on canvas in the original gilt-frame. The frame is 113 x 140 x 7.5 cm (44-1/2 x 55 x 3 inches); the canvas is 91 x 117 cm (36 x 46 inches). There is some loss to the oils from time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1318514 (stock #ALR5016 )
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A breathtaking Taisho period image of the Buddha in meditation by Takayama Shunryo. It is performed with gold appliqué and brilliant mineral pigments on silk, mounted in a fine mounting of blue cloth ending in bone rollers and enclosed in a kiri-wood box. The scroll is is 21 x 76.5 inches (53.5 x 194 cm) and is in fine condition.
Takayama Shunryo (1886-1921) born in Yamagata, studied under Yamamoto Shunkyo in Kyoto, Exhibited with the Bunten...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1333649 (stock #ALR5160)
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A fetching scene of colored washes very much in the Taisho style by important artist Ono (Ohno) Bakufu. Pigment on silk in superb Kinrande mounting. It is roughly 21-1/2 x 79 inches (56 x 200 cm).
Born in Tokyo Ono Bakufu (1888-1976) relocated to central Japan after the great Kanto earthquake of 1923 where he became an honorary member of the Hyogo Prefectural Academy of Fine Arts...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1356949 (stock #TCR6420)
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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 #1340835 (stock #TCR5257)
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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. A similar work with a base annotated by Tomioka Tessai is visible in the catalog Suwa Sozan Sakuhin Shu (1971).
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, presen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1351135 (stock #TCR6377)
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A celadon incense burner in the shape of a kabuto samurai helmet on an armor box by the first generation Suwa Sozan wrapped in the original stamped cloth and enclosed in a wooden box. It is 9.5 x 10.5 x 15 cm (4 x 4 x 5-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition, with much residue inside from years of incense smoke. The box has been broken and re-glued.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875. Ove...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1354097 (stock #ANR6391)
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Mountains crowned with white snow rise majestically over the misty waters of a winter lake surrounded in dark pine and cedar on this Superb landscape by Nomura Bunkyo. Ink and light color on silk with powdered gold mist. The mounting is all original and top quality, brilliant blue silk border on front in black lacquer frame with fine bronze hardware and entirely backed in patterned blue satin. The screen is 68 x 149 inches (173 x 373 cm )in excellent condition but for handling marks at the ed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1358013 (stock #TCR6440)
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An exquisite minimalist set of Ten Porcelain tea cups with lacquered wooden covers and saucers made by the Zohiko studio of Kyoto and enclosed in the original compartmentalized signed wooden box. The cups are of simplistic form small round white orvs between the brush textured lacquer lids and saucers. The cups are 3 inches (7 cm) diameter, the saucers 5 inches (12 cm) diameter. Overall in excellent condition with no chips or cracks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1350888 (stock #TCR4669)
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1340267 (stock #TCR5250)
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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. It is 1-1/4 inches (4 cm) diamater, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in excellent condition, enclose...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1361162 (stock #TCR6457)
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$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.