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 : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1312248 (stock #MOR4962)
The Kura
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An exceedingly rare original Ainu Kimono of elm bark fiber with an indigo dyed collar stitched with pale designs. It has been a very long time since I have seen genuine Ainu items. It is 47 inches (120cm) from collar to hem, the same from sleeve to sleeve. There are a few wormholes as visible in the photos, but overall in surprisingly good, original condition. The fibers remain strong and supple.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1312249 (stock #MOR4963)
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A stunning Haisen-bowl of polished black lacquered ground with a red shunkei rim covered in blossoming vegetation, Shidare Sakura (weeping cherry blossoms), Botan (peony), kiku (Chrysanthemum) and hagi (Bush Clover). All rendered with superb craftsmanship and design in silver and gold powders. The bowl is 6 inches (15 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in excellent condition, enclosed in an old kiri-box covered in protective kaki-shibu persimmon oil.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1311262 (stock #MOR4943)
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A large Japanese Buddhist prayer bell on a silk pillow with a lacquer and doe-skin striker dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. The hand formed bowl has a serene, deep ring which echoes softly. It is 13 inches (33.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition. One soft strike causes it to reverberate for more than one full minute.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1317954 (stock #ANR5011)
The Kura
$900.00
A four panel desktop screen by Mashimizu Zoroku made in the low Sencha style enclosed in a period wooden storage box. Written above the signature is the characters Do-chu, the name of his studio. The slight separation of the scenes makes me think these may have been painted to be used as doors in a traditional alcove. The simple ink scene is splayed out on four silk panels laid over fields of scattered gold flake...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1314049 (stock #ALR4984)
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Light color on paper in a green silk border. The scroll is 17-1/2 x 67 inches (45 x 170 cm). There is a crease as visible in the photos going across the scroll about the sleeve height. It comes enclosed in an old kiri-wood box (which miss-identifies the artist as Kobayakawa Kiyoshi).
Watanabe Kiyoshi (1778-1861) was born to the household of Rihei, a Nuihaku (specialist in Embroidery and wearing kimono) in Owari, modern day Nagoya...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1297874 (stock #AOR4871)
The Kura
$450.00
Overlapping fans are painted with calligraphy and a landscape by the Meiji period Bunjin artist, collector and banking magnate/politician Oku-Randen (1836-1897) dated the Autumn of 1895. The overlapping panelsof white are on a pale blue smooth silk backed with crimson patterned silk and features blue decorative chords on the corners. It is 19 x 20 inches (49 x 51 cm) and in overall fine condition. There is a stain on the back red silk...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1299417 (stock #MOR4878)
The Kura
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A Minogame Sea Turtlestands resolute on a boulder amidst churning waves staring out to sea at a grass script poem brushed deftly in the distance and signed Misako. This is possibly the female poet and scholar Kokubun Misako (no dates) active from the later Meiji period through the early post-war years who served at Waseda University around the turn of the century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1320670 (stock #ALR5040)
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$1,400.00
The sun rising behind pine boughs, a celebratory ink and pigment on paper painting by Fukuda Kodojin in a silk border with ivory capped bone rollers enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 45 x 152 cm (18 x 60 inches) and in overall fine condition, with minor marks from handling. Fukuda Kodojin (1865-1944) was an eccentric self taught artist, his status as a poet, calligrapher and literati artist has reached legendary status...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1313681 (stock #ALR4981)
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The Wicked being dragged to hell on a burning rickshaw, a very unusual painting dating from the middle Edo period in the original mounting. A horned, red Demon drives the flaming chariot, while his fellows run alongside with clubs and pole-arms to prevent escape. A verse of warning runs along the top. Although it is signed, we are unable to read the signature...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1302472 (stock #TCR4891)
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A large bowl made for the use of the Imperial family likely by the porcelain artist Denjuro wrapped in a padded silk bag and enclosed in a custom made wooden box. Inside is a large 16 petal chrysanthemum, outside cranes fly among tall bamboo and roaring waves with a triad of Chrysanthemum crests. The bowl is 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) diameter and in fine condition. These items would have been used by the Emperor on visits outside the palace, and left as commemorations as gifts for the host...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1317775 (stock #ANR5009)
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A pair of 19th century screens by important artist Mori Kansai. Ink and applied gold flake on paper in a patterned silk border with black lacquered wooden frame featuring fine brass hardware. Each is 376 x 171 cm (148 x 67-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1317776 (stock #ANR5009)
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A pair of 19th century screens by important artist Mori Kansai. Ink and applied gold flake on paper in a patterned silk border with black lacquered wooden frame featuring fine brass hardware. Each is 376 x 171 cm (148 x 67-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1303048 (stock #TCR4896)
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A large Ukibori vase covered in iron with yellow slip raised imagery of birds in a pomegranate tree by Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1917. It is 16 inches (40 cm) tall 10-1/2 inches (26 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1318623 (stock #ALR5020)
The Kura
$1,350.00
A fine built up landscape by Nakabayashi Chikuto; Ink on paper in a silk border featuring dragon dials and large rosewood rollers. The scroll is 25 x 76 inches (63.5 x 193 cm) and is in fine condition. There is some rubbing to the silk along the top roller bar, evidencing age and use...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1298924 (stock #ALR4878)
The Kura
$1,800.00
Pines covered in snow stand sentry on the shore painted by Suzuki Hyakunen While Mt. Fuji looms ghostlike off the canvas in the distance. Traces of the tatami upon which it is painted are visible upon close inspection. This was part of a large collection of works from an old family in Hikone, one of the important points on the old Tokkaido. It is likely (as would have been common in the day) that Hyakunen stayed there during one of his travels, and painted the image in thanks, spontaneously, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre AD 1000 item #1321168 (stock #TCR5048)
The Kura
$1,400.00
Mid to Later Jomon period Kasori-shiki Storage Jar, 3 to 5,000 years old. It is 15 inches (38cm) tall, 12 inches (31 cm) diameter. It is made up of excavated shards rebuilt into the original form. The bottom, which would have been more cone shaped, has been rebuilt flat for display purposes. The body is held together with a combination of some type of epoxy or bond, and clay slip which has been textured to mimick the original texture. The entire body was impressed with rope, leaving the dis...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1315008 (stock #MOR4989)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A set of 18th-19th century Samurai battle accouterments including a Horagai Shell horn, a musket ball dye, a powder horn and musket ball pouch. The Horagai horn is not so large as to be cumbersome, with a dark patina and a mouthpiece of wood adapted onto the end with lacquer covered cloth. The Musket ball dye is in the manner of a pair of tongs with a hollow center. The powder horn is in the shape of a double gourd, made of a technique more common in Korea than Japan of woven paper lacquered o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1316877 (stock #MOR5001)
The Kura
$425.00
A set of five Kamakurea-Bori lacquered wooden trays carved with designs of peony blossoms in red and green with yellow pistle. Each is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) diameter and in fine condition.