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 : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1342598 (stock #ANR5289)
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Brilliantly colored riders charge into rushing water on the gold leaves of this 18th century six panel screen relating the famous charge at the Battle of Uji Bridge. Tatsuna and Kagesue charge forward into the waters riding toward the enemy lined up on the opposite shore of the Uji River; the skeleton of the bridge visible in the back-ground. The screen measures 173 x 377 cm. (68 x 148-1/2 inches) each and retains the original Edo backing paper, with strong hinges and a good brocade border...
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1344329 (stock #TCR5325)
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Rich black glaze covers this roughly hewn form dating from the ater Edo period and enclosed in a period wooden box titled Tensho Guro. This is likely from the Momoyama revival of the Tenpo era. It is 4-3/4 inches (12 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) deep and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1317203 (stock #TCR4848)
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A bakumatsu era (mid 19th century) Shishi Koro of dark red clay covered in a rich green glaze from the Banko kilns in Mie. It is 14 x 24 x 8 cm (9 x 5-1/2 x 3 inches) and is in fine condition but for one clawed toe which has been chipped. This squat style of facial expression was popular from the declining years of the Edo period into the early Meiji, and fits the date of this piece perfectly.
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).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1350222 (stock #TCR6366)
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A 19th century 3 piece Koro in the shape of a caged crane, each piece packed in the most elaborate buffed silk containers and enclosed in a compartmentalized heavy Kiri-wood box. Smoke would have wafted from raised feathers on the cranes back. All is covered in an earth-toned crackle glaze typical of Ninsei ware. It rests over the ash basin, onto which sets a tall lattice intimating a bamboo basket bound by purple silk chords...
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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1324039 (stock #TCR5067)
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A large Buddhist tower in three parts forms this Koro by Teishitsu Gigei-in Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall, 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and aside from a small repair in the rim of the inner incense container (see close-up), it is in excellent condition. A rare opportunity to acquire a large work by one of the most famous potters of the Meiji era...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1345275 (stock #TCR5332)
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A sage gazes up at the moon, whisps of smoke curling from the open curtains of the small cabin on his boat; a fine koro by Ito Tozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 24 cm (9-1/2 inches) long and in fine condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku. In 1862 he became a pupil of Kameya Kyokutei, as well as studying under Takahashi Dohachi III and Kanzan Denshichi (who made the dishes for the imperial table)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1345338 (stock #MOR5334)
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Sages and their attendants wander about in the lush garden depicted on the sides of this wooden Chinese brush pot mounted on a carved wooden base. It comes enclosed in an old wooden box titled Karamono Chokoku Fude Zutsu (Chinese Carved Brush Pot). It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) square, 4-1/2 inches (12 cm) tall. There is a chip in the base as is visible in the photographs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1334733 (stock #TCR5167)
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Three black rabbits huddle together to form this black-raku Shuro hand warmer enclosed in an old wooden box titled Kuro Mitsu Usuagi Shuro (Black 3 Rabbits Hand Warmer). They are 7 x 5-1/2 x 4 inches (18 x 14 x 10 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1345708 (stock #MOR5341)
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2A green glazed pottery base by Toyoraku supports a polished bamboo pole into which is inserted a brass oil well, the rim of which holds a blown glass chimney and round glass shade. It is 28-1/2 inches (72 cm) tall, 10 inches (25 cm) diameter and in fine condition, dating from the Meiji to Taisho periods.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1351918 (stock #TCR6380)
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A black Raku fluted bowl stampd on base with a copper insert and copper lid in shape of a court cap pierced with smoke tendrils enclosed in an age darkened wooden box titled simply Kamuri Gata Koro (Hat Shaped Incense Burner). The seal on the base appears to be that of the 9th generation Raku master, Ryonyu 1756–1834. The koro is 5-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 8 inches (13.5 x 11 x 19 cm) and is in excellent condition. The “ears” are 14 inches (36 cm) across).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1334828 (stock #MOR5169)
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A double sided accordion album bound in iridescent cloth from the Meiji period containing 57 total pages covered in ancient cloth samples. 18th -19th centuries. The album is 19 x 24 cm (7-1/2 x 10 inches). Generally in good condition but the covers have some wear and damage
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 : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1341614 (stock #MBR5272)
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A bronze dragon water spout dating from the late Edo or early Meiji period (mid to later 19th century) in an unusual full body configuration. Most spouts appear climbing over the edge of a basin, and thus only the front of the dragon need be cast. This however writhes across the edge of the basin, the entire body exposed. A pipe extending from the stomach allows the water to be attached. It is 29-1/2 x 11 x 10 inches (75 x 28 x 25 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1339859 (stock #MBR5247 )
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A bronze Tanuki dressed in robes and holding a Nyoi (priest scepter) sits yelping into the air, as if surprised at being discovered for his true nature. Dating from the Meiji or possibly Taisho period, it is 10 x 8 x 9-1/2 inches (25 x 21 x 23 cm) and on the base has written in red “4th year” followed by a series of letters to which I have yet to discern a meaning. Likely Meiji 4 (1871).
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).