The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for thier 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 lisitng, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery for the next month, and actively seeking new stock, we do anticipate more disaster relief work after the rain season has ended in mid July. 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 : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1326837 (stock #ANR5093)
The Kura
$1,100.00
Sennin, Daoist immortals, relax, Gamma with his three legged toad looking shocked upon his shoulder, Tekkai sending his spirit forth, the essential equipment of the Daoist life scattered about them. The painting is dated 1912 and signed Kodo. The artist has chosen a very humorous stance from which to depict his subjects. The silk image is mounted on a panel of applied gold flake and framed in striped Ebony,. The frame is 142 x 48 cm (58 x 19 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1328203 (stock #TCR5116)
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A perfectly formed 17th-18th century Senbei Jar for storage of dry goods with a raised neck very typical of the early Edo period. The unーglazed Terracotta clay shows a blast of natural dark ash around the shoulder, and from midway down it has blackened with age and handling. It is 14 inches (36 cm) tall, 11 inches (28 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1333203 (stock #ALR5155)
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$3,000.00
An image of a Hakutaku by 418th head priest (former) of Daitokuji Chuho Sou. The scroll is 20 x 51 inches (51 x 130 cm) and is in original condition. It comes enclosed in an annotated wooden box. Judging by the calligraphy to the left the image was painted as a talisman to ward off evil. Chuho Sou (1760-1838) was born in Kyoto, and studied Zen under the 416th master Sokan. His Buddhist name is Sou, and other names used by him are Chuho, Shogetsu, and Rakuyojin...
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 1920 item #1299417 (stock #MOR4878)
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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 1920 item #1329809 (stock #ALR5145)
The Kura
$680.00
A Taisho period image of Oishi Kuranosuke, leader of the Chushingura (47 Samurai) Light pigment on silk in a Taisho style striped border. It is 18 x 75-1/2 inches (46 x 192 cm) and in fine overall condition. The box is titled Oishi Yoshio (the real name of Kuranosuke) and is signed by Hoko.
Hikita Hosho (1878-1934) was born in Nagoya, and studied painting under Kikuchi Hobun in Kyoto where he chose to settle. He was exhibited at the Teiten National Exhibition among others...
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 #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 : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1329710 (stock #ALR5144)
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A bijin stands aloof, painting by Kyoto Ukiyoe artist Yasukawa Harusada with Calligraphy above by Otagaki Rengetsu. The poem reads:
Itoyanagi midarenu hodo ni, Susabu nari eda wo narasanu, miyo no harukaze
Neither tangling the willow nor jostling it’s branches, this divine spring breeze
The dyed blue silk border is taken from Kimono with futai and Ichimonji heavily embroidered satin and red lacquer rollers...
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 : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1336739 (stock #MOR5209)
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$1,800.00
An exquisite selection of burls superbly crafted by hand to form this low flower table with a flat top meeting perfectly slightly curved edges the legs pierced with and open design...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1334075 (stock #MOR5165)
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An unusually shaped Zenshozan Tesu-sabiji raw-iron 36 plate kabuto of superb quality supplanted by a fine iron tehen-kanamono and featuring a mabizashi inlayed with silver damascene. The layout of the uniquely shaped plates is quite unusual with four lines of prominent rivets rising to the peak. From the bowl hangs a five lame shikoro of wide plates laced with blue silk and featuring orange and yellow mimi-ito on the tataki-nuri lowermost flange. A crest of nine stars about one large star dec...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1328635 (stock #ALR5126)
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A pluck little bird clings delicately to the wispy upper reaches of a blossoming cherry in this lovely scroll signed Kakutei. It measures 22 by 75 inches (56 x 191 cm) and has been freshly mounted in fine blue-gray silk with dark wood rollers. The only person listed we have found in this period to have used the name Kakutai is the Shijo artist Morikawa Sobun (1847-1902). Obviously by an artist of great talent, we have not been able to find a copy of his signature used with this name. However e...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1326710 (stock #TCR5089)
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Hotei, the merry god of fortune, marches with a grin dragging behind his massive sack of goodies like an ancient Chinese Santa Claus. Extremely well formed and decorated, this okimono comes enclosed in the original wooden box signed Shunko (Harumitsu) and dating from the early 20th century. The artists mark is visible on the bag. It is roughly 5 inches (13 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1329179 (stock #TCR5137)
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An incense case decorated with a bird on a branch by Miyagawa Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 2 x 2-1/2 inches (5 x 6 cm) and is 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. The Kozan (Makuzu) kiln as we know it today was established in Yokohama in 1871 by the 11th generation head ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1336470 (stock #MOR5203)
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$330.00
An offering of flowers and a Buddhist reliquary decorate this beige silk Fukusa hand painted by Kubota Beisen. On the reverse is a plum blossom crest. It is 25-1/2 x 30 inches (64.5 x 77 cm).
Kubota Beisen (1852-1906) was a student of Suzuki Hyakunen, who expanded upon his teachers style with a flare for western techniques, while remaining recognizably Japanese. He helped to establish and taught at the Kyoto School of Painting (Future Kyoto University of Fine Art). He also served as a ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1336862 (stock #MOR5211)
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A large Edo period Zushi containing a much older handwritten paper tablet preserved in Icon form within a carved and gilded frame on a lotus base. On the tablet is written Namu Amiddhabu (Paise to the name of Amiddha). Outside the zushi is black lacquer with brass hardware, inside entirely gilded in gold. The Zushi is 30 inches (77 cm) tall, 11 x 4-1/2 inches (28 x 11 cm) and is in overall fine condition. Of obvious great antiquity, the writer of this piece is unknown however must have been ...