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 : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1367737 (stock #MOR6544)
The Kura
$300.00
A lacquer Natsume Tea Caddy impersonating Shigaraki pottery enclosed in an antique wooden box bound with doe-skin chords. It is rendered in such a way as to look like Shigaraki pottery, however inside is smooth black lacquer and is deceptively light. The lacquer within is finely crackled, evidencing age. A crack in the black lacquer of the rim of the lid seen within does not go through the wood. A very unusual piece, it is roughly 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter, the same height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1367657 (stock #AMR6543)
The Kura
$760.00
Sale Pending
Two sets of painted alcove doors remounted onto makimono hand scrolls dated summer of 1864 and signed Miya Denchi, one of a dozen betsu-go (alternative names) of the famed 19th century literati Tanomura Chokunyu. The smaller scroll is total length of 353 cm (11 feet 4 inches), 31 cm (12 inches) wide, painting length 177 cm (70 inches). It is bound in patterned silk and bordered in white satin patterned with dragons among clouds, featuring ivory rollers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1367655 (stock #ALR6542)
The Kura
$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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1367251 (stock #TCR6541)
The Kura
Sold, thank you!
A sake cup and incense box by Kyoto artists, the cup by Gochiku decorated with a mountain scene by the famous Literati artist Hattori Goro (Gorosanjin), both enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes also endorsed by Goro. The cup is 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter and both are in fine condition.
Hattori Goro (1869-1930) was a Nanga painter born in Yamagata whose atelier fostered a great many prominent artists of the 20th century including one of my personal favorites Shirakura Jiho...
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 : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1367248 (stock #MOR6538)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A complete set of blocks to produce the image Beauty in the Rain by Kitagawa Utamaro, bearing the Maruichi mark beside Hitsu after the artist’s Signature. They are roughly 10 x 15 inches (25 x 38 cm) each.
Little is known of Utamaro's life. His work began to appear in the 1770s, and he rose to prominence in the early 1790s with his portraits of beauties with exaggerated, elongated features...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1367088 (stock #TCR6537)
The Kura
Sold, thank you!
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 : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1366934 (stock #MOR6531)
The Kura
$650.00
A Hiji-kake arm rest made of precious Kuwa or Nara wood (mulberry or Japanese Oak) decorated with royal Shichi-go Nobori-Kiri crests in gold maki-e and enclosed in an ancient wooden box. It is 51 cm long, 23 cm tall and in fine condition, with one old scratch in the arm (see photos).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1366933 (stock #MOR6530)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A rich luster shines softly under the trailing vines on this ancient well wheel made of prized Keyaki wood. It is a genuine well wheel, and would have been hanging over a well with the buckets dangling from ropes below. Sometime in the distant past it was replaced, and polished and decorated with vines in precious metal powders, colored lacquers and mother of pearl inlay. It is 23 inches (58 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) thick. There are wormholes and much wear rom use...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1366868 (stock #MOR6529)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A set of three polished mulberry stacking trays decorated with lacquered florals with gold appliqué and gofun signed and stamped by Kamizaka Sekka, Imao Keinen and Takeuchi Seiho and enclosed in the original wooden storage box. All three teachers served as Professors at the Kyoto School of Painting. The trays are 16 x 11 x 2 inches (40 x 28 x 5 cm) to 13 x 9 x 1-1/2 inches (33 x 23 x 6 cm) and are in overall fine condition, bu for some separation at the base due to shrinkage...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1366846 (stock #MOR6528)
The Kura
$1,250.00
Sale Pending
A very unusual bento box in the shape of a chagama kettle for boiling water in the Japanese Tea Ceremony. The body is covered in textured matt lacquer resembling the blackened raw iron of the kettle, with ro-iro black on the bottom and vermilion within. It breaks down into five separate pieces, each serving as a dish or bowl. Assembled it is 25 cm (10 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, dating from the Meiji period, and comes in a wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1366845 (stock #AOR6527)
The Kura
$950.00
A child guided by her sister looks in wonder and adoration at newly born chicks as they scatter seeds for the birds to feed on. A wonderful Taisho scene signed Yuho-jo, indicating it was painted by a female artist named Yuho. The pigment on silk scene is wrapped in a strip of gold with a frame of wood lacquered black in a fashion typical of the Taisho to early Showa eras. It measures 79.5 x 146 cm (31-1/4 x 57-1/2 inches) and is in overall fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1366785 (stock #MOR6526)
The Kura
$2,400.00
An exquisitely lacquered kaiseki dinner set for five persons consisting of three types of bowls with lids (5 each), five trays, a pot for liquids with lid, a rice container with lid and rice spoon, each piece decorated with an assortment of feathers. The rice pot has mellowed to a rich chocolate brown, a reaction in the lacquer to heat. The trays are 12 inches (30 cm) wide each...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1366724 (stock #MOR6525)
The Kura
$350.00
A set of five trays from a prominent Kyoto Ryokan decorated by early 20th century scholar and artist Tanaka Hakuin. Each tray features a unique hand painted seasonal delicacy in red lacquer on black, allowing the exquisite natures of the wood (roughly 11 inches) square and overall in fine condition.
Tanaka Hakuin (1865-1934) was born in Suruga, modern day Shizuoka...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1366667 (stock #MOR6523)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A set of near-life-sized antique gilded wood lotuses in bronze vases, the stems still wrapped in paper revealing shimmering gold beneath. The bronze vases feature small bronze shishi lions for handles. They stand as pictured roughly 30 inches (77 cm)tall and are in overall fine condition, with oxidation to the bronze typical of age.