The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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 #1296371 (stock #TCR4367)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A rare long, high-walled Te-tsuki Oribe basin with an unusual braided handle dating from the mid Edo period. Iron vines and designs decorate the earth-toned glaze on one side, the other simply covered in a splash of yellow-tinged green glaze, which runs to form a deep dark pool of blue-green glass in the corner. It is roughly 9-1/2 x 6 x 5 inches (24 x 15 x 13 cm) and comes enclosed in an antique wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1319110 (stock #TCR5024)
The Kura
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A fine 18th century “Oil Bottle” from theImari Kilns decorated with stulized floral designs. It is 10 cm diameter, 10 cm tall. There are surface abrasions typical of use, but no chips, cracks or repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1320537 (stock #TCR4809)
The Kura
$350.00
A unique square handled shino plate dating from the late Edo to Meiji period with rope-like rim. It is roughly 8 inches (20 cm) square and in fine condition, enclosed in a period wooden storage box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1317203 (stock #TCR4848)
The Kura
$1,150.00
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 1900 item #1309461 (stock #MOR4932)
The Kura
$320.00
A charming and unusual mingei copper basin on three legs standing on a hardwood base with small lug handles dating from the 19th century and enclosed in a period wooden box. Judging by the form this could have been either a bin-kake brazier for steeped tea or a koro incense burner. A yaki-in brand on the box reads Osaka Tenma, Kimura Shichibei, Minami Tomitacho. Owner or Maker is unclear...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1314531 (stock #TCR4987)
The Kura
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Floral motifs and a crane decorate this set of five shallow bowls by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV enclosed in a fine wooden box representing seasonal images. Each is unique, with chrysanthemum, falling maple leaves, Daffodil, azalea, and Peony. Each is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter. The sharp, convex sides rolling into a soft edge at the rim is striking. There is a tiny chip in the rim of the daffodil and crane bowls, and a hairline crack in the maples...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1305626 (stock #AOR4912)
The Kura
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A lithograph of a study of a Kutani Bowl from a survey of ceramic ware at the newly formed Kyoto Museum dated 1879 and published 1880. It shows the bowl from top, side and inside the foot ring. The addition of English annotations shows the importance the Meiji Government was placing on gaining recognition from the outside world. The print has been mounted onto a thin paper card 52 x 37.5 cm (15 x 20-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1312629 (stock #MOR4969)
The Kura
$1,700.00
Five water-buffalo horns have been hollowed out, based and capped with various elaborate woods, bone antler and metal to form powder horns for the traditional Japanese matchlock and black powder guns of the 19th century. Several show designs in the Ainu style of Northern Honshu and Hokkaido. They are between 4-1/2 and 6 inches each (11-16 cm) in length, and are in quite good condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1321170 (stock #TCR5049)
The Kura
$675.00
5 Beautiful Red-Raku cups contained in an old compartmentalized wooden box Titled Aka-Raku Sencha Chawan.Go-kyaku. The size would be great for serving Sake as well. Each is 2-3/4 inches (7 cm) diameter and in fine condition. A note on the side is dated Tenpo 3 (1832), Chikutei-Zo (made by Chikutei) Chawan, Isurugi…gai, Hannyu-yaki. Inside the box is written the place attribution Nishi-Tonami-gun, Isurugi zai, Hanyu-yaki...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1313155 (stock #MOR4977)
The Kura
$680.00
A large piece of a temple roof tile hollowed out on top to from a suzuri ink-grinding stone for calligraphy. It has a carved wooden lid and a form fitting wooden base. 7 x 5 x 3-1/2 inches (18 x 12 x 8 cm). On the front are clearly written the characters Dai (large) Ji (Temple) and a third character I have not yet deciphered. It is possibly from Todaiji, the temple of great fame in Nara, the ancient capitol of Japan.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1317497 (stock #TCR4866)
The Kura
$750.00
An important and rare Fushinayaki Pottery Sencha tea brazier Rodai decorated by Tanomura Chokunyu and made in the former castle kiln of Izumo province. A simple hut is shaded by a grand tree at the foot of a tree covered mountain accompanied by a poem in Kanshi. The tile was meant to be placed under a Ryoro brazier for making steeped tea. It is 7 inches (18 cm) square, 1 inch (2 cm) thick. It bears two stamps beneath, Isumo Jakuzan and Eizo, and is dated Meiji 12 (1879) in red...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1308825 (stock #TCR4920)
The Kura
$600.00
A lovely antique Bizen vase enclosed in a fine kiri-wood box annotated by the head of Omotesenke Horinouchi Ryu tea school Horinouchi Sokan. The vase is thinly potted, typical of the later 19th century, and is covered in a thick blast of green molten ash and has a heavy coating of charred ash about the base. It is 10-1/2 inches (27 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1323817 (stock #MBR5064)
The Kura
$2,700.00
A large image of a crab in bronze stretches his claws as he sidles across a lotus leaf, the very back of the leaf opening into a small basin in which either incense could be burned (where the creature would be attempting to grasp the smoke) or a flower frog could be inserted (and the creature would be reaching round the flower display, holding it erect). It is 12 x 8 x 5-1/2 inches (30 x 20 x 13.5 cm) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1309372 (stock #MOR4928)
The Kura
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A fine stand of auburn colored keyaki on three legs made originally for a Buddhist koro incense burner. 7 wide copper nail heads decorate the front. It is roughly 8 inches (20 cm) diameter. There are still black scars where incense fell across the charred the surface.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1311510 (stock #MOR49446)
The Kura
$1,600.00
A copper Incense burner of 14 sides etched with waves, dragons and tigers in bamboo with a solid silver ami-me hoya and long-eared rabbit handles. It is roughly 4-1/2 inches diameter, and in fine original condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1321495 (stock #TCR5052)
The Kura
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Crystals blossom on the white surface of this elegant from by Seifu Yohei III. It is 8 inches (21 cm) tall and in excellent condition. The incised signature on the base of the work is consistent with pieces from the early Taisho period. The box is signed by the fourth Seifu, and dated the year after the death of Seifu III.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1315009 (stock #TCR4990)
The Kura
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A tri-lobed plate in Gohon glaze decorated with iron clouds and a poem over a tumbling river scratched into the clay enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Clouds and Valleys by potter Eiraku Zengoro and Painter Yamamoto Shunkyo, and likely fired at the pottery of Iwasaki Kenzo. The dish is 11 inches (28 cm) diameter and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1320334 (stock #MOR5034)
The Kura
$700.00
A mid edo period (18th century) hibachi of solid kiri-wood decorated with pampas grass in raised maki-e lacquer with a brass insert. It is 12 inches (30 cm) diameter. A wonderful looking antique which has a true sense of age. It comes enclosed in an old wooden box.