The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Robert will be working with disaster relief group IDRO Japan in the earthquake affected areas of Kumamoto, and we will be unable to ship until the middle of May.
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 : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1309382 (stock #MOR4930)
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A set of three Edo period gold Maki-e cups representing the three friends of winter, plum, pine and bamboo enclosed in a period wooden box dated the sixth month of Tenpo 7 (1836). They are 4 inches (10 cm) diameter and consecutively smaller, and in fine condition. Although we cannot decipher the first character, the box is titled ? Kin Taka Maki-e, Mitsukumi (? Gold Takamaki-e, Set of Three)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1319111 (stock #TCR5025)
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A fine large bowl by Eiraku Zengoro dating from the Meiji to Taisho period: outside dragon and phoenix in striking silver on red, inside blue and white dragon dial surrounded by silver designs on white with cobalt designs at the rim. It is 10 cm (4 inches) tall, 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter and in fine condition, enclosed in an old wood box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1328329 (stock #TCR5121)
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A striking design rises up the pin-holed surface of this set of Tokkuri with genuine gold repairs about the rim dating from the late 18th to 19th century and enclosed in a period wooden box. They are 2 inches (5 cm) diameter, 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall.
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)
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$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 1920 item #1326837 (stock #ANR5093)
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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 #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)
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$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)
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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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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 : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1329809 (stock #ALR5145)
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$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 #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). This was sold at auction on May 19 1917 from the collection of turn of the century actor Takata Minoru (1871-1916), and is published in the book “Photographic Archive of Japanese Paintings, Maruyama Shijo School†Volume 2 with copies of the original c...
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). This was sold at auction on May 19 1917 from the collection of turn of the century actor Takata Minoru (1871-1916), and is published in the book “Photographic Archive of Japanese Paintings, Maruyama Shijo School” Volume 2 with copies of the original catalog...
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. It is 17 x 79 inches (43 x 200 cm) Restored at some time in the dist...