The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1280386 (stock #TCR4768)
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A wide low chawan tea bowl inscribed with a poem by Otagaki Rengetsu reading “Yo no naka ha tata utatane no shibaraku wo samenu yume ji ni matofu wari nasa. In the world only for the span of a nap yet wandering an inescapable path of dreams…such a mystery. (Translation from Rengetsu.org). It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 1-1/2 inches (4 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Much has been written about the life and work of poet/artist Otagaki Rengetsu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1285091 (stock #TCR4810)
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A small Wangata bowl decorated with falling maple leaves designed by Imao Keinen and enclosed in the original wooden box. It is 4 inches (10 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) tall. There is a hairline crack in the bowl (see close-up photos).
Imao Keinen (1845-1924) was born in Kyoto, and initially schooled in the Ukiyoe style before becoming a pupil of Suzuki Hyakunen, from whom he received his name...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1288174 (stock #MOR4539)
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$650.00
An anonymous antique dry lacquer Kensui spent water receptacle covered in powdered silver for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony wrapped in silk and enclosed in a fine kiri-wood box. It is 14.5 cm (6 inches) diameter. There are a few minor nicks in the rim, otherwise is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1266439 (stock #TCR4634)
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A set of five dishes made to commemorate the Gosho Nai Dai Hakurankai (held 1881-1897) signed Seiroku (Kiyomizu Rokubei IV, 1848-1920). They are simply decorated in iron with Hoju (Buddhist Jewels), a simple yet striking theme. They come enclosed in a wooden box, and each is stamped on the base with the exhibition name. They are roughly 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1291032 (stock #TCR4320)
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$1,300.00
A single undulating line forms waves on the neck of this handled Iga pot dating from the 17th century. Green ash glaze covers the upper front, leaving a smattering of ash and raw clay visible over the body, the occasional shiseki stone bursting from the surface. The Tsubo is 8 inches (20.5 cm) tall, roughly 6 inches (16 cm) diameter. There are of course small old nicks but no major damage or repairs. This is a superb example of Ko-Iga pottery...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1291027 (stock #TCR4449)
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$950.00
A wide Hira Chawan covered in earthy gray glaze with an upturned rim dating from the 17th to 18th centuries enclosed in a tattered red lacquered wooden box. The very small Kodai is in the style of early imported Chinese ware, yet the shape is distinctly Japanese. It is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) diameter, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1297003 (stock #MOR4867)
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An Edo period Buddhist image of Fudomyo-O, sword in hand, glass eyes gleaming darkly in the shadow of his furrowed brow. It is 16 inches (40 cm) tall plus the (modern) base. As can be seen, the left arm has been re-attached, and there has been some loss to the encrustation of smoke and incense which has patinated around the elbows. Otherwise it is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1294145 (stock #MOR4800)
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$6,500.00
A large Edo period image of thea seated priest Shinran Shonin in polychromed robes, his glass eyes half lidded, staring silently down in meditation. It is roughly 2 feet (60 cm) tall, 15 inches wide and in good original condition. 18th to 19th century made in the yosegi style of multiple pieces of wood, there is some separation over the right arm, and loss to the polychrome on his brightly colored Kesa. Additional Images are available, please inquire.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1286520 (stock #ALR4828)
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$950.00
18th century Ukiyo-e painting of a hawk in vivid colors signed Tomiyasu (Fu-an). It is performed in light pigment on silk, mounted in Edo period cloth with bone rollers. It measures 16 x 68 inches (41 x 173 cm) and comes enclosed in a wooden box. There are references to an Ukiyo-e artist (or family) active from the early to mid Edo period (1680s to 1760s) named Fu-an, no specific dates.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1293639 (stock #ANR4798)
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$2,600.00
A pair of brightly colored Shishi frolic among peonies on this fine Edo period set of paintings mounted on a two panel screen. It is performed with pigment on silk. The signature appears to read Fukusai. Each panel is 29 x 57-1/2 inches (73.5 x 146.5 cm). It looks to have been restored in the early 20th century, with a wide border of bronze brocade inside a red lacquered wooden frame, and has been backed with sarasa cloth patterned with karakusa florals.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1282831 (stock #TCR4792)
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An Edo period Oribe lightning-shaped handled-dish (Te-bachi) decorated with a bamboo fence and scrolling vines between green clouds enclosed in a wooden box dated Kaei 4 (1851). It is 11 x 13 x 4-1/2 inches (28 x 33 x 11 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1282622 (stock #TCR4789)
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A Kakehana Wall Vase commonly used in the tea room dating from the first half of the Edo period and enclosed in an age darkened wooden box. Blown ash glaze clings to the blasted front, the rest in austere raw red clay. Some of the glaze has been lost around the top, testament to its age and use. It is 7 inches (18.5 cm) tall and in fine overall condition but for some chips around the base (see photos).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1293563 (stock #TCR4797)
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$870.00
Iron vines hang from the fluted rim of this Edo period E-karatsu Mukozuke cup enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall, 4 inches (10 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1286043 (stock #ALR4822)
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A makimono recording beheadings and killing of criminals in Bunkyu 2 and 3 (1862-3) during the waning days of the Edo Shogunate. 22 killings are recorded, some giving names of the executed, and personal details of tehm, their crimes, and locations of the body. Others seem to be an Edo era crime scene investigation recording only the events of bodies found and suspected of being killed in the perpetration of a crime...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1294671 (stock #MOR4805)
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An Edo period (dated) wooden incense clock used for timing Zen meditation sessions made of lacquered hardwood with a drawer containing implements and even two ancient paper bags of incense. It is 10 inches (25 cm) square, 18-1/2 inches (47 cm) tall and in overall exceptionally good condition. The thin wood of the top has dried and cracked with time and use as to be expected...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1289448 (stock #MOR4844)
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$950.00
A plum blossom emblazoned on his chest identifies this enshrined Edo period figure as Tenjin, the god of learning enclosed in a beautifully patinated wooden spirit house. The soot crusted image is exquisitely carved with a benign sense of grace. The robed noble is 12 x 6-1/2 x 9 inches (30 x 16.5 x 23 cm), the shrine is 17 x 23-1/2 x 22 inches (43 x 60 x 56 cm) and both are in overall fine, aged condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1279008 (stock #TCR4744)
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The seven gods of fortune are depicted in rich gold, vibrant colors and textures on this exceptional set of Kutani Sake Cups from the Kaburagi Studio enclosed in the original compartmentalized wooden box. Each cup is unique, measuring roughly 5.5 cm (2 inches) diameter, 3 cm (1 inch) tall and all are in excellent condition. The Kaburagi studio produced some of the finest wares in Kutani. Founded in 1822, it survives to this day under the same family, now in the 8th generation...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1290794 (stock #TCR4865)
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A superb 3 stage ukibori Hakuji white porcelain Koro dating form the 19th century of extremely pure calium clay. This is either from the Hirado kiln area, or possibly top quality Kyo-yaki. The main brazier sits on triad of beast-head feet, supporting a diaper above which is a trumpeting body with raised floral motifs and abstract patterns. Above is a covered pot, made in the manner of a Chagama Tea Ceremony Water Kettle...