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 1910 item #1364442 (stock #TCR6491)
The Kura
$225.00
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A set of five Hirado dishes dating from the Meiji period (19th century) decorated with vines burgeoning with grapes and waves over which soar plovers. They are roughly 14 x 22 cm (5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches) and in excellent condition.
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 : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1364161 (stock #ALR6483)
The Kura
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A superb image by Hirai Baisen depicting the fire lit on the mountains surrounding Kyoto on the final day of Obon enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled “Okuribi”. It is performed with washes of ink and gold on silk, bordered in a fine frame of patterned brocade. It is 22 x 79 inches (56 x 200 cm). It features large ivory rollers, which will need to be changed if shipped outside Japan...
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 : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1361492 (stock #TCR6464)
The Kura
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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 : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1361491 (stock #TCR6463)
The Kura
$750.00
A beautiful dark square of clay from the Shigaraki kilns forms a box for carrying incense covered in rich red-brown glaze, the surface pocked with shiseki stones dating from the first half of the Edo period (17th -18th centuries). It is 1-3/4 inches (4.5 cm) square and in overall fine condition, enclosed in an age-darkened kiri-wood box bound with buck-skin.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1361367 (stock #AOR6461)
The Kura
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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 : 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 : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1358486 (stock #ANR6451)
The Kura
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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 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...