The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1286520 (stock #ALR4828)
The Kura
$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)
The Kura
$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)
The Kura
$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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1282623 (stock #MOR4790)
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A Shuro carved from a burl of raw dark kiri-wood decorated with wild (16 petal) chrysanthemum among autumn grasses in gold maki-e and pierced with a gourd on top. Interspersed are images of the goshichi nobori-kiri mon (crest) which symbolizes Governmental/Imperial links and is now the official crest of the prime minister, and the 16 petal chrysanthemum symbolizes the main Imperial family. It rests on a silk pillow, enclosed in an ancient wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1292906 (stock #TCR1840)
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This is a shell shaped serving dish from the Usunokochi-yaki Kilns of Southern Kyushu dating from the Edo period used as a serving dish on pleasure boats which plied the seas and rivers of Kagoshima, the ancient seat of government for the Satsuma fief. The theme of shellfish likely reflects what it held, with a large tray for fish, and smaller trays for side dishes, pickles or soy sauce. The barnacle in center would have held the chopsticks upright...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1293304 (stock #TCR1830)
The Kura
$850.00
A spectacular Naeshirogawa Mimitsuku Tsubo dating from the Edo period, the rich red clay covered in thick splatters of dark glaze. The tsubo has been built up with coils of clay, and smoothed with a slightly textured paddle. The olive glaze has then been applied over a resistant surface preparation, causing it to peel back creating the unusual affect. It is not clear if this was intentional, or some mistake in the process, but is very rare...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1287745 (stock #MOR4836)
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$1,200.00
A sword stand of wood covered in Nashiji Lacquer emblazoned with Mitsuba-Aoi Hollyhock crests of the Edo Shogun. It is 25-1/2 inches (64 cm) tall, the base is 9 x 10 inches (23 x 25 cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1264344 (stock #MOR4659)
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5 brief lines of poetry like whisps of smoke impressed onto the crescent moon on this sheer white folding fan on softly glowing bamboo frame decorated by Otagaki Rengetsu. The poem reads:
noni yama ni ukarete kaerusa o neya made okuru aki no yo no tsuki
Through fields and mountains, so enchanting, on the way home
The autumn moon accompanied me, All the way to my bedroom.
It is 17-1/2 inches wide fully extended...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1280350 (stock #TCR4766)
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A superb Tenmoku shaped Chawan in crackled white glaze decorated with Fuji (wisteria) by Teishitsu Gigei-In (Imperial Art Academy Member) Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter, 2 inches (5 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 : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1280729 (stock #MOR4775)
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$2,650.00
A superb Furuya-ishi Stone like a prehistoric shishi covered in dinosaur scales and spikes set onto a rosewood base. One of the most unusual stones I have seen. Furuya stones are from the mountainous region of Wakayama, and are highly prized for their rugged qualities and unusual shapes scored with white lines. This is an excellent example. It is 11 x 6 x 11 inches (27.5 x 16 x 27.5 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1269839 (stock #TCR4652)
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An ominous row of black crows in silhouette cry in unison from the stormy insides of this gassaku bowl made by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV and decorated by Kikuchi Hobun, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Color has infused the glaze, evidence of age and use and lending to the malefic atmosphere. It is 20.5 cm (8 inches) diameter and in fine condition, stamped on the base Rokubei and signed on the side Hobun...