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 1900 item #1350888 (stock #TCR4669)
The Kura
$2,600.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1350448 (stock #MOR4507)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A Bakumatsu era (mid 19th century) sculpture of the bearded Daruma, patriarch of Zen Buddhism, standing resolute with robes clasped in front. The detail is fine, with a curly beard and large rings hanging from his lobes. It is 65 cm (25 inches) tall, and in fine condiditon, weighing 8.5 kg (roughly 17 pounds). There is a filled hole in the base where it was once attached to a stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1700 item #1351849 (stock #MOR5079)
The Kura
$1,800.00
A very unusual image of Daikoku, one of the seven lucky gods whose raised mallet hammers out gold coins carrying a sack of treasure on bails of rice, signed and dated Genroku 12 (1699). The signature reads Kyo-Yamashina-Ju (Resident of the capitol in Yamashina, a district of Kyoto) Saigen Saku (made by Saigen). It is carved wood covered with a type of doro-e typical of Southern Chinese or Annan style and features inlayed glass eyes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1350838 (stock #MOR4667)
The Kura
$1,700.00
A pair of Geese made from gourds capped with zogei beaks and filled with tiny lead balls so that they may be balanced into any position on their root-wood base. One of the most elaborate Scholar art gourd designs I have seen. Each goose is roughly 8.5 cm and 10 cm respectively (3-1/2 and 4 inches), the base 17 x 12 cm (7 x 5 inches) and all in excellent condition, dating likely from the Meiji or opening years of the 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1350649 (stock #MOR6371)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A Bronze Crane carrying fortuitous items on its back dating from the 19th century. The bundle of treasures is removable to reveal and incense compartment. It is 29.5 x 12 x 12 cm (11-1/2 x 5 x 5 inches) and is in fine condition. The sharp appearance of the creature is indicative of older works.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1352857 (stock #MOR6386)
The Kura
$1,375.00
A root-carving of bamboo in the form of a dragon head with a hollowed center to be used as a Mokugyo prayer bell. Making use of the natural undulations in the bamboo nodules the artist has created a fierce form. Eyes bulging, whiskers drifting alongside, it is every bit the defender of Buddhist law. The piece is 16 x 12 x 18 cm (6 x 5 x 7 inches).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1350154 (stock #ALR56364)
The Kura
$1,300.00
A brillinat 18th century rendition of the "Happy Buddha" Hotei (Putai), patron saint of children and all that is joyous. It is stamped Yanagihara and signed Eiyosai, one of the many names of the artist Shitomi Kangetsu. Ink on paper in the original Edo border with bone rollers. It is 19 x 62 inches (48.5 x 157.5 cm). Overall fine condition with minor creasing typical of age...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1351723 (stock #TCR5094)
The Kura
$1,150.00
A pair of gorgeous Meiji period vases from the Kyushu kilns of Takatori enclosed in a superb compartmentalized cross-cut-cedar wood box. They are roughly 12 inches (30 cm) tall each and in fine condition.
Takatori Yaki was started by Korean potters brought over to Japan during the invasion of Korea in the Momoyama period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1350229 (stock # TCR6367)
The Kura
$895.00
An exquisite Edo period Ceramic Chaire Tea Container with gold lined zogei lid and antique silk lined brocade pouch enclosed in an age darkened kiri-wood box with a strip of ebony titled in gold. Bubbles of black glaze have burst on the surface, creating a dramatic sense of life on the static form. It is 6 cm (2-1/2 inches) diameter, 8 cm (3 inches) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1354248 (stock #MOR6394)
The Kura
$755.00
A pair of lacquer bowls decorated with mother of pearl, kiri-gane and raised gold maki-e of momiji leaves on black ground, with brilliant gold powder interiors, enclosed in a custom red-lacquered wooden box. Each bowl is roughly 15.7 cm (6 inches) diameter, 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1354247 (stock #TCR6393)
The Kura
$690.00
A large set of porcelain shrine guardians in the form of Inari on pedestals decorated with over-glaze enamels and gold. Inari, the magical fox holds one paw over a burning jewel, and each clutches a precious object in its mouth. They are roughly 4 x 6-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches (34 x 17 x 10 cm). There is a hairline crack in one on the back shoulder and up the back of one base. These do not affect the integrity of the pieces.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1350150 (stock #ALR5361)
The Kura
$650.00
A brilliant scroll depicting a Kabuki actor by Hayashi Bunto (1886-1966) memorializing the performance of the famous Kabuki Drama Senbon Zakura (1,000 cherry Trees) enclosed in the original signed wooden box thus titled. It is enclosed in a fantastic border of color and monochrome woodblock theater pamphlets and album pages depicting historical scenes of this play...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1352172 (stock #MOR6382)
The Kura
$580.00
A pair of large covered bowls decorated with golden lobsters in raised Maki-e enclosed in a wooden box dated Taisho 6 (1917). The articulated creatures seem to climb up over the side, splayed across the lids, their tails and antenna extending down the outsides ofteh bowls. They are 26 cm (10-1/2 inches) diameter and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1350338 (stock #MOR6369)
The Kura
$400.00
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 : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1352787 (stock #MOR6385)
The Kura
$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 : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1350221 (stock #MOR6365)
The Kura
$350.00
Hotei plays Nirameko (see who laughs first at the funny faces) game with a child, a basket of dumplings the prize on this fine Sencha Tea Tray signed Beizan. The grain appears to be some form of Rosewood. While the child sticks out his toungue, Hotei ismuch more creative, little fingers in his mouth and index fingers raising hi eyebrows, it is a rare look at humor in 19th century Japan. The tray is 8-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches (22 x 32.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1350152 (stock # MOR5363)
The Kura
$300.00
A water scoop for use in Sencha steeped tea carved of wood in the shape of a gourd textured with lacquer and enclosed in an age darkened wooden box titled Hyoshaku. It is 7-1/2 inches (19.5 cm) long and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1351850 (stock #MOR6381)
The Kura
$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).