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 1800 item #1358199 (stock #TCR6445)
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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)
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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 : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1358015 (stock #TCR6441)
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A fine incense burner in the shape of a Mushi Kago or crickets cage made up of three individual porcelain parts, the three-legged base, the incense burner basin, and the hoya in the shape of the cage. It is decorated in overglaze enamels in blue, gold, red and green. Dating from the 19th century, it is 12.5 cm (5 inches) tall, 10 cm (4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, enclosed in an old wooden box.
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 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 : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1357855 (stock #ANR6435)
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A very rare screen depicting a unit of Japanese soldiers charging the walls at the battle of Pyongyang during the Sino Japanese War (1894-1895). Mineral pigments on silk mounted on gold in the original black lacquered wooden frame. It is 171.5 x 189 cm (67.5 x 74.5 inches) and in overall fine condition with some foxing visible mostly in the whites...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1357824 (stock #TCR6432)
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The ghostly form of a ram appears as if in the mountain mist on this mocha-shaped kogo incense case by Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 3 inches (8.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875. Over the next 25 years he would gravitate between Tokyo and Kanazawa, working at various kilns and research facilities...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1357571 (stock #TCR6429)
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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 : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1357123 (stock #TCR6425)
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An unprecedented musuem quality seventeen piece Sencha Tea Set, each piece decorated by Zen Preist Hashimoto Dokuzan, each piece of pottery made by ceramic master Miura Chikusen I, the others made by masters in their felds, all enclosed in their original signed wooden boxes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1357122 (stock #MOR6424)
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A natural branch of dark root-wood in the form of a reishi mushroom lovingly polished and preserved. It is 14 inches (35.5 cm) long and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1356980 (stock #TCR6422)
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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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1356979 (stock #TCR6421)
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An important figure of the protector deity Kannon in raw clay and celadon glaze by Suwa Sozan 1 enclosed in the original signed wooden box annotated by Takeda Mokurai, priest of Kenninji Temple, attesting to the fact this piece was exhibited in his posthumous exhibition of works held at Kenninji in 1925, drawing on pieces from the personal collections of close friends and compatriots in the Literati world, including Mokurai himself and Tomioka Tessai (A copy of the catalog page is included)...
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 #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 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1356893 (stock #TCR5376)
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Here is a fine hand formed tea pot of dark clay by Otagaki Rengetsu engraved with a poem and enclosed in the original signed and age darkened wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1356272 (stock #ANR6412)
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1356114 (stock #MOR6416)
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A carved wooden figure covered in translucent red lacquer representing the Jolly Saint Hotei (Putai) holding an incense burner in one hand. It is 54 x 32 x 27 cm, (21 x 12-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches) and is in overall fine condition, with some losses to the lacquer around the bottom typical of age and use. Across his back is written:
Asa Okishi (Wake in the morning)
Fuku Wo Fukuro Ni Tori-irete (Add Fortune to the Sack)
Nochi Yasuraka ni Nemuru (Sleep Again)
Gokuraku (Paradise...