The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1296371 (stock #TCR4367)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A rare long, high-walled Te-tsuki Oribe basin with an unusual braided handle dating from the mid Edo period. Iron vines and designs decorate the earth-toned glaze on one side, the other simply covered in a splash of yellow-tinged green glaze, which runs to form a deep dark pool of blue-green glass in the corner. It is roughly 9-1/2 x 6 x 5 inches (24 x 15 x 13 cm) and comes enclosed in an antique wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1305626 (stock #AOR4912)
The Kura
$225.00
A lithograph of a study of a Kutani Bowl from a survey of ceramic ware at the newly formed Kyoto Museum dated 1879 and published 1880. It shows the bowl from top, side and inside the foot ring. The addition of English annotations shows the importance the Meiji Government was placing on gaining recognition from the outside world. The print has been mounted onto a thin paper card 52 x 37.5 cm (15 x 20-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1302866 (stock #MOR4894)
The Kura
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A very unusual travelers lunch box and bottle made in the form of a tapered wooden cylinder titled “Tekiko”, That which suits the mouth. A long verse in red Kanbun (the traditional language of the learned) extols the virtues of travel and this travel accoutrement signed Kiteishi and dated to the 12th month of the Lunar year 1841. It is made of wood with a higly textured grain, covered with clear and black lacquer outside, red lacquer within...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1299823 (stock #TCR4882)
The Kura
$1,800.00
A small roaring Shishi lion in the Ninsei style by Miyagawa Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Koro (incense burner). It is 2 x 2-1/2 x 3 inches (5 x 6.5 x 7 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1296263 (stock #TCR4863)
The Kura
$300.00
It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and is in fine condition, dating from the Meiji period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1308510 (stock #ALR4916)
The Kura
$900.00
An image of common items changing into monsters (bakemono, literally translated Changed-things). An Obi (sash) and a hat are turning into animals, one a snake the other a deer. Below a pot is changing into a badger. Ink and light color on paper, it appears to be a sketch for a woodblock print. Names of the creatures and colors to be used are noted...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1303625 (stock #ANR4904)
The Kura
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An exceptional work by female artist Hayami Shokin in the original Taisho frame featuring a young woman serving tea under the cherry blossoms c. 1915. Pigment on silk mounted on a panel in a frame of pale patterned silk inside black lacquer. The painting is 26 x 62 inches (66 x 157 cm). The frame is 38-1/2 x 74-1/2 (97.5 x 189 cm). It is in overall surprisingly good condition. There is a slight streak under her right eye, and some minor abrasions in the frame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1294145 (stock #MOR4800)
The Kura
$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 : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1308411 (stock #MOR4915)
The Kura
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A rare iron Zunari Kabuto with prominent ridge covered in tataki-togi silver tinged textured lacquer in a style impersonating the armor of the Southern Barbarians (Spanish and Portuguese) surmounted by a large black lacquered wooden display in the shape of an oni-gawara (devil shaped) roof tile decorated with joined stars. About the mabizashi is a bead of braided rope style silvered metal...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1292665 (stock #SAR4794)
The Kura
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A superb 18th century samurai armor in raw iron and genuine gold gilding. It features a Tetsuji 28 plate Koboshi Suji Kabuto with three lame Kasa-jikoro featuring prominent fukigaeshi and a kuwagata with large Maedate displaying the crest matching the rest of the suit. It has three iron shinodare in front, two in back and features a beautifully worked iron tehen kanamono...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1297874 (stock #AOR4871)
The Kura
$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)
The Kura
$520.00
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 : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1302472 (stock #TCR4891)
The Kura
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1303048 (stock #TCR4896)
The Kura
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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. In 1862 he became a pupil of Kameya Kyokutei, as well as studying under Takahashi Dohachi III and Kanzan Denshichi (who made the dishes for t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1298924 (stock #ALR4878)
The Kura
$1,800.00
Pines covered in snow stand sentry on the shore painted by Suzuki Hyakunen While Mt. Fuji looms ghostlike off the canvas in the distance. Traces of the tatami upon which it is painted are visible upon close inspection. This was part of a large collection of works from an old family in Hikone, one of the important points on the old Tokkaido. It is likely (as would have been common in the day) that Hyakunen stayed there during one of his travels, and painted the image in thanks, spontaneously, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1304749 (stock #AOR4911)
The Kura
$225.00
A lithograph of a study of a Ninsei Chawan Tea Bowl from a survey of ceramic ware at the newly formed Kyoto Museum dated the 12th month of Meiji 11 (1878) and published 1880. It shows the bowl from top, bottom, side and cut-away. The addition of English annotations shows the importance the Meiji Government was placing on gaining recognition from the outside world. The print has been mounted onto a thin paper card 52 x 37.5 cm (15 x 20-1/2 inches). The area of the print within the blue border...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1294276 (stock #MOR4269)
The Kura
$5,500.00
Incredible attention to detail defines this large Pagoda entirely gilded in gold. It is 32 inches (81.5 cm) tall, 16 inches (41.5 cm) square at the base and in excellent condition. This would have been displayed in a Butsuma as a reliquary container. Both upper and lower doors open to reveal gold lined chambers in which the Buddhist objects could be stored. A couple of the small bells dangling from the eaves have been replaced or re-hung with wire.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1303394 (stock #TCR4898)
The Kura
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A large archaic Chinese styled vase covered in dark metallic glaze on a rosewood stand by Ito Tozan I enclosed in a wooden box annotated by the third generation Tozan. The box is titled “Teishitsu Gigei-in Shodai Tozan Saku, Hakushiki Dai Kabin” (Made by Imperial Art Academy Member First Generation Tozan, Hakushiki Large Vase) and signed within Third Generation Tozan Ki. The vase is 16 inches (40.5 cm) tall, 10-1/2 inches (27 cm) square and in excellent condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-...