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 : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1319110 (stock #TCR5024)
The Kura
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A fine 18th century “Oil Bottle” from theImari Kilns decorated with stulized floral designs. It is 10 cm diameter, 10 cm tall. There are surface abrasions typical of use, but no chips, cracks or repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1317203 (stock #TCR4848)
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A bakumatsu era (mid 19th century) Shishi Koro of dark red clay covered in a rich green glaze from the Banko kilns in Mie. It is 14 x 24 x 8 cm (9 x 5-1/2 x 3 inches) and is in fine condition but for one clawed toe which has been chipped. This squat style of facial expression was popular from the declining years of the Edo period into the early Meiji, and fits the date of this piece perfectly.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1314531 (stock #TCR4987)
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Floral motifs and a crane decorate this set of five shallow bowls by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV enclosed in a fine wooden box representing seasonal images. Each is unique, with chrysanthemum, falling maple leaves, Daffodil, azalea, and Peony. Each is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter. The sharp, convex sides rolling into a soft edge at the rim is striking. There is a tiny chip in the rim of the daffodil and crane bowls, and a hairline crack in the maples...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1333704 (stock #MOR5162)
The Kura
$700.00
Kiseru are Japanese smoking pipes traditionally used for smoking kizami, a finely shredded tobacco product resembling hair. Here are three fine antique pipes, one of solid silver, one of shibuichi and gold with ancient soot stained susu-dake bamboo, another of shakudo, gold and silver with a han-chiku (diseased bamboo) center. They are roughly 8 inches (20 cm) long each...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1324039 (stock #TCR5067)
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A large Buddhist tower in three parts forms this Koro by Teishitsu Gigei-in Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall, 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and aside from a small repair in the rim of the inner incense container (see close-up), it is in excellent condition. A rare opportunity to acquire a large work by one of the most famous potters of the Meiji era...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1329527 (stock #MOR5139)
The Kura
$120.00
Antique Chestnut Mingei Tray with Copper Staple Repairs Japanese, Edo, Meiji MOR5139 This tray, which likely started life round, has slowly changed shape, shrinking against the grain to form an oblong. A crack in one side has been repaired with beautiful round copper staples, adding a new dimension to the ancient piece of wood. On the base is a yaki-in brand from the original maker or owner.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1327283 (stock #TCR5097)
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An 18th or early 19th century Shonzui-yaki Imari Incense Burner enclosed in an age darkened period wood box. It is signed Gorotaiho Goshonzui Zo in a cartouche on the side. This is an attribution to the artist Ito Goro Taiho who is said to have crossed to China to learn the basics of firing sometsuke, and spent ten years there before returning to Japan to set up a kiln in the Imari region. The piece is 5.5 x 9 x 7.5 cm (2-1/4 x 3-1/2 x 3 inches).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1334733 (stock #TCR5167)
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Three black rabbits huddle together to form this black-raku Shuro hand warmer enclosed in an old wooden box titled Kuro Mitsu Usuagi Shuro (Black 3 Rabbits Hand Warmer). They are 7 x 5-1/2 x 4 inches (18 x 14 x 10 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1336432 (stock #ALR5200)
The Kura
$900.00
A young girl in traditional robes stands in the garden among autumn foliage, a breath of spring in the closing of the year. The background is all muted, allowing the boldness of the colors of her robes, flesh and hair to stand out. Expertly rendered, the scroll is 2 by 6 feet (63 x 183 cm) and is in excellent condition, completely remounted in pale patterned silk...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1334830 (stock #AOR5170)
The Kura
$480.00
An accordion album bound in green silk of 12 pages covered in ancient cloth samples. 18th -19th centuries. The album is 40 x 28.5 cm (16 x 11 inches). Generally in good condition but the covers have some wear and damage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1334828 (stock #MOR5169)
The Kura
$650.00
A double sided accordion album bound in iridescent cloth from the Meiji period containing 57 total pages covered in ancient cloth samples. 18th -19th centuries. The album is 19 x 24 cm (7-1/2 x 10 inches). Generally in good condition but the covers have some wear and damage
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1323817 (stock #MBR5064)
The Kura
$2,700.00
A large image of a crab in bronze stretches his claws as he sidles across a lotus leaf, the very back of the leaf opening into a small basin in which either incense could be burned (where the creature would be attempting to grasp the smoke) or a flower frog could be inserted (and the creature would be reaching round the flower display, holding it erect). It is 12 x 8 x 5-1/2 inches (30 x 20 x 13.5 cm) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1335010 (stock #TCR5175)
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A fine celadon vase by Miyanaga Tozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It comes with the original rosewood stand. It is 13 inches (34 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
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 University of Art...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1336613 (stock #TCR5208)
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A pensive figure wrapped in green robes by Miyagawa Kozan I, bearing the artist’s seal on the base. It is 13 inches (32.5 cm) tall and 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 1920 item #1315009 (stock #TCR4990)
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A tri-lobed plate in Gohon glaze decorated with iron clouds and a poem over a tumbling river scratched into the clay enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Clouds and Valleys by potter Eiraku Zengoro and Painter Yamamoto Shunkyo, and likely fired at the pottery of Iwasaki Kenzo. The dish is 11 inches (28 cm) diameter and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1320334 (stock #MOR5034)
The Kura
$700.00
A mid edo period (18th century) hibachi of solid kiri-wood decorated with pampas grass in raised maki-e lacquer with a brass insert. It is 12 inches (30 cm) diameter. A wonderful looking antique which has a true sense of age. It comes enclosed in an old wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1327936 (stock #TCR5106)
The Kura
$600.00
A vase from the early days of the Fukagawa Company made by and decorated with Shishi lions and Peony in 8 sided windows among grape vines in cobalt. There is wear to the gold rim, otherwise is in fine condition. This was created about 1915, when the Fukagawa Company was still sub-contracting the finer works out to prominent potters of the Arita area. It is roughly 12 inches (30 cm) tall, 10 inches (24.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition but for the above mentioned wear to the rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1308625 (stock #ANR4918)
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Tarashikomi leaves draping from the maple dominate this anonymous Meiji period Rimpa style Autumn scene, kiku in the foreground with a melon growing to one side. The scene is enclosed in a pale silk border with red lacquered wooden frame. A very decorative scene suitable for any interior. The screen is 68 x 148 inches (172 x 376 cm) and in overall very nice condition with only minor insect damage along the outer cloth border.