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 1920 item #1346821 (stock #TCR5353)
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A gourd shaped ichirin-sashi by Seifu Yohei covered in crackled blue glaze, bearing the artists signature on the base alongside two collection numbers. It is 6-1/2 inches (17 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II. Sent at the age of twelve to study painting under then the top Nanga artist Tanomura Chokunyu, he returned in 1865 due to illness...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1346820 (stock #TCR5352)
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Orchids grow in relief in the soft blue of this small vase by Seifu Yohei. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II. Sent at the age of twelve to study painting under then the top Nanga artist Tanomura Chokunyu, he returned in 1865 due to illness. The next year he entered as an apprentice the Seifu studio, then under the control of the second generation...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1346740 (stock #TCR5350)
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A soft blue-gray defines the imagery of bamboo growing up the white porcelain body of this vase by Miyagawa Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box and retaining the original rose-wood stand. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in fine condition.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth generation head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo...
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 #1345559 (stock #TCR5339)
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Autumns colors waver under blossoming plums across this set of five antique 19th century Inuyama Yaki plates (with one extra). Each is roughly 6 inches (15.5 cm) diameter and in overall fine condition, dating from the late Edo period. One extra has a small chip in the rim. Inuyama is a castle town in central Japan, in modern day Aichi prefecture Northwest of Nagoya, the traditional domain of the Tokugawa clan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1345484 (stock #MOR5338)
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A ghoulish character from the Otsu-e pantheon, the Oni no Nenbutsu, a devil in priests robes, stands grinning, hammer in one hand to bang his bell and a ledger in the other in which are noted all the peoples sins. This figure is carved of wood and covered in lacquer and mineral paints. Dating from the 19th century (Later Edo period) it is 13 inches (33 cm) tall. There are some losses to the pigments accentuating the antique feel.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1345411 (stock #TCR5337)
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An unusual experimental Chinese form covered in mottled green glaze indicative of Agano and Takatori wares stamped on the base Kozan. The vase alone stands 29 cm (11-1/2 inches) tall and in fine condition. It comes with a dark wood base enclosed in a period wooden box.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth generation head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo...
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 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 : 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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1344283 (stock #TCR5324)
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Two bowls by Seifu Yohei III encsed in wooden boxes, one signed by the artist and bearing the Teishitsu Gigei-in Seal. The first is an ivory colored porcelain delicately engraved with an auspicious mushroom shape and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The other is pottery in a double bun shape decorated with blossoms in red and gold. They are 8 and 7 inches (19.5 and 18 cm) diameter respectively.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1344196 (stock #TCR5320)
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A whimsical tiger exhales incense smoke, his body glimmering with gold on black ripples; an antique oki-koro incense burner enclosed in the original Kikko signed wooden box. The tiger bears the Kikko mark on his butt...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1343171 (stock #ANR5309)
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Five elongated prints mounted on momigin crushed silver foil in a border of old woodblock printed pages from erotic pillow books, wrapped in a frame of shunkei-nuri lacquered wood. The back covered as the border with old pages of Shunga books. It is 184 x 69.5 cm (6 feet by 27-1/2 inches). Enclosed in wooden box. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1343169 (stock #ANR5308)
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A set of Sliding Alcove doors decorated with a silk painting of two traveling Samurai launching an arrow from horseback into a cedar forest. They are performed with pigment on silk set onto a gold bordering wooden frames. Each door is 47 x 78 cm, and are made to fit an opening 92 x 77.5 cm (3 feet by 30-1/2 inches). Each retains its original white backing paper...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1342929 (stock #SAR5305)
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A matching Edo period Myochin signed Go-mai-do Gusoku yoroi lacquered black and threaded with blue chord emblazoned with a seven star crest. It features a 24 plate suji kabuto with elaborate tehen kanamomo signed Myochin Ki Munemasa saku. The blossoming Shikoro features large back-turned Fukigaeshi and mabizashi covered in leather and also emblazoned with the seven star crest. Inserted in front is a sharp kuwa-gata maedate. The mask is a reisei ho with prominent flanges matching the design o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342869 (stock #SAR5298)
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A lacquered and iron bound round lidded box called a kubi-oke made to carry the head of a man taken in battle or that of a man after committing ritual suicide for offering to the lord. It is 13 inches (33 cm) diameter, 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) tall with large handles from which it could be carried on a pole. There is mouse damage on one part of the bottom, but has not eaten through to the inside.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342649 (stock #SAR5293)
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A very unusual Katana held in a saya (scabbard) made to look like a gnarled branch cut into a poor man’s cane. When pulled a spring-loaded mechanism releases two iron flanges creating a very effective tsuba hand guard. The blade is unsigned, measuring Nishaku nissun nibu {26-1/2 inches (67.3 cm)}. The remnants of a piece of paper remain glued to the saya with the name Masaaki Noma (?) written in cursive Roman letters, followed by UZUMASA, an area in Kyoto city. The end is capped in metal, ...
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. It d...