The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1284066 (stock #TCR4801)
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A set of 12 Kogo incense containers representing the 12 animals of the zodiac by Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden stacking-box. Each is roughly between 2 and 4 inches (5-10 cm). The Inoshishi (wild boar) has a small chip, otherwise all are in superb condition. In twenty years I have never seen a set like this and it certainly belongs in a museum...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1263645 (stock #MOR4491)
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Rich mineralization colors the mottled grain of this scholar’s desk of Jindai Sugi featuring Chinese hardwood ends and solid sliver hardware enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 58 x 35 x 13 cm and in overall fine condtion. There are some minor indentations in the surface from use (see the last two photos)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1279227 (stock #MOR4746)
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$1,350.00
A tanzaku-ire poem card storage box decorated with a spray of bamboo in gold on shunkei red lacquer designed by Kamisaka Sekka and enclosed in the original wooden box signed by the lacquer artist Iwamura. It is 3 x 15 inches (8 x 38 cm) and is in fine condition.
Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) is the godfather of 20th century Japanese design and the Rimpa revival. He was born in Kyoto in 1866, one of six siblings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1283021 (stock #TCR4795)
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Plovers soar over thrashing waves on the side of this 19th century Chaire tea urn signed Kenzan and wrapped in a silk bag enclosed in an age darkened Kiri-wood box. It is 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition, with a polished bone lid lined with gold foil.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1271926 (stock #TCR3063)
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$1,600.00
A large and unusual Raku hand warmer (Shuro) in the shape of a monkey Charm (sarubobo) by representative Kyoto artist Kiyomizu Rokube IV (Rokuko, 1847-1920) dating circa 1920 enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The Sarubobo is a Mingei Monkey Charm from the Gifu area, here recreated in the low-fired Raku pottery tradition of Kyoto and seated on the original silk pillow. The walls of this unusual piece of Raku ware are more than 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) thick, making it quite sturdy...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1280265 (stock #TCR4762)
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A large open bowl decorated with hydrangea by Teishitsu Gigei-In (Imperial Art Academy Member) Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 6-1/2 x 7 inches (16.5 x 18 cm) across, 3-1/2 inches (8 cm) tall 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 : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1247599 (stock #MOR4545)
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A small round gourd: polished, cut and decorated inside with delicate fronds in gold on black maki-e. This is superb. It is 3 inches diameter (7.5 cm) and in perfect condition, enclosed in a quality old kiri-wood box. .
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1285967 (stock #MOR4820)
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$3,000.00
A silver Shishi Lion Looks Sheepishly back, a rope and bell pulling around the edge of the lid of this fine rust colored antique suzuri-bako writing box. Inside, on the other end of the rope, is a badger like creature in blue on silver flecked black. It contains a silver Suiteki in the shape of a flying crane set into a silver base and a red-lacquered ink-stone. The box is 20 x 24 x 4 cm and in fine condition, dating from the mid 19th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1263991 (stock #MOR4646)
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$700.00
A very large naturally patinated burl of raw wood forming a radical object herkening to Gong Xi stones. It is roughly 20 x 8-1/2 x 13 inches (50 x 22 x 33 cm) and is perfect as a stand for Jizai okimono, or as a display with bonsai similar to a suiseki or even standing alone as in the photographs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1285834 (stock #MOR4818)
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A silver rabbit and large solid bronze figure of the young god O-kuninushi no Mikado by Oshima Joun on a black lacquered stand enclosed in the original signed and red lacquered wooden box with separate compartments for the table and figure. Here we see O-kuninushi seated beside his bundle of belongings, hand extended in benevolence to the meak creature. The box is titled O-kuninushi Go-Zo, Go Okimono, Tobu Oshimia Joun Sakku followed by a ka-o signature...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1250384 (stock #TCR4569)
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A deep e-karatsu bowl dating from the Meiji period depicting a garden scene of stones and bamboo signed Shasosai. The poem reads: “Kinpu, Gyokuro, Keika, Kaiki Kotsuki Kuru, Shokyo Shin Gei Ya.”
Golden wind, Jade dew, Winter Chrysanthemum, A large moon blossoms beautiful, The light assailing my pillow at night. The first three lines here are translated literally, but are also a play on the names of exalted green teas. A very powerful image...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1286694 (stock #ALR4829)
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$2,950.00
A superb rendering of two dragons vying in a darkened sky signed Eitoku Fujiwara Mitsunori and attributable to Tosa Mitsunori. It is 34 x 94 inches (86 x 239 cm) and has been restored at considerable expense. The mounting is green silk patterned with stormy waves extended with beige, and it features huge bone rollers. This has Mitsunori’s famous dark wet washes, a signature of his work and work of the Tosa School in the Momoyama to early Edo period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1279432 (stock #TCR4747)
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$1,325.00
A classical shape for the sencha tea room by Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hyo-gata Kake Kabin. The gourd form is molded from rough sandy clay and covered in ame-iro glaze reminiscent of Ohii-yaki. It is 17 inches (43 cm) long and in fine condition. The box has been chewed on in one corner by a mouse, and the wood has much darkened with age.
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 1920 item #1285243 (stock #AOR4813)
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Superb silk wraps this extensive sumi-e study of the summer garden accented with gold by Tamamura Hokuto enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Saien no Maki...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1275933 (stock #TCR4737)
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The largest piece I have ever seen by Miyanaga Tozan I, a fine baluster form celadon on a superb rosewood stand. It is 21-1/2 inches (55 cm) tall, 15-1/2 inches (40 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. There is a custom made copper insert for use with flower arranging. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately. Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics. He was born in Ishikawa prefecture, and graduated from the (now) Tokyo Unive...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1265916 (stock #ALR4682)
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$2,750.00
A superb Painting in the true literati tradition by Fujimoto Tesseki enclosed in a double wood box annotated by Yano Kyoson (1890-1965, using the art name Koshin-an). The ink and light color on paper scene is mounted between ichimonji of squirrels in vines set into a brass colored field of silk patterned with arabesque florals and features huge Zogei rollers. The scroll is 30 x 88-1/2 inches (76 x 224 cm) and is in overall very good condition. There are two small creases, one a few inches the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1285484 (stock #MOR4814)
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A bronze plack by Teishitsu Gigei-in Hirata Muneyuki depicting the Meiji Emperor surmounted by the imperial Chrysanthemum and mounted in an austere Kiri-wood frame, enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Meiji Tenno Go Son Zo (humble image of his Majesty the Meiji Emperor). Top and bottom of the frame are regal purple chords ending in tassels, and it is backed with Sarasa-cloth patterned with phoenix dials. It is 30 x 39 cm (12 x 15 inches) and is in fine condition.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1262727 (stock #ANR4430)
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$2,700.00
A bamboo spray rises from beyond a large garden stone on the gilded panels of this fine two panel screen by Takahashi Ryuga (1863-1930). It has been completely remounted without over-painting and is in excellent condition. Each panel is 87 x 168 cm (34 x 66 inches). Ryuga was born in Niigata prefecture, and studied painting in Kyoto under the Nanga Master Tanomura Chokunyu. Returning to his home country, he was a respected painter, so much so that interestingly, later in life he was elected ...