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 : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1328635 (stock #ALR5126)
The Kura
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1328437 (stock #TCR5124)
The Kura
$1,330.00
A beautiful Tokkuri of raw clay covered in Tombo-no-me with a splash of color just below the jauntily placed rim dating from the early Edo period. It is 6 inches (16 cm) tall and in fine condition. It comes enclosed in an age darkened kiri-wood box titled Ko-Shigaraki Tokkuri.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1328419 (stock #TCR5125)
The Kura
$950.00
A large 19th century baluster form with rign handles by Takahashi Dohachi enclosed in a period wooden display box. It is signed on the base Kachutei Dohachi-sei. The vase is 12-1/2 inches (32 cm) tall and in overall fine condition. One of the ring handles has been broken and re-glued...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1328418 (stock #ANR5122)
The Kura
$3,800.00
A beautifully rendered image of the three friends of winter, Plum, Pine and Bamboo rising up majestically from the forest floor along a stream of swirling eddies, the delicate white blossoms bursting forth like the charge of spring. The painting dates from the 19th century, and has been completely remounted without overpainting. The screen is mounted in patterned blue brocade with a black lacquered wooden frame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1328329 (stock #TCR5121)
The Kura
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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 : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1328280 (stock # ANR5119)
The Kura
$5,000.00
A beautifully rendered image of the three friends of winter, Plum, Pine and Bamboo rising up majestically from the forest floor along a stream of swirling eddies, the delicate white blossoms bursting forth like the charge of spring. The painting dates from the 19th century, and has been completely remounted without over-painting. The screen is mounted in patterned blue brocade with a black lacquered wooden frame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1328205 (stock #ANR5117)
The Kura
$1,800.00
Koi in ink and brushes of gold swim effortlessly on the surface of this pair of paintings by 19th century artist Watanabe Kiyoshi mounted on applied silver foil and enclosed in a black lacquered wooden frame. The screen is 168 x 169.5 cm (66 x 67 inches) fully open and is in fine condition.
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 : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1328204 (stock #MOR5115)
The Kura
$525.00
A 19th century Japanese smoking tray and pipe covered in mother of pearl flakes on black lacquered wooden base dating from the mid 19th century. It is 18 x 10 x 3 inches (45.5 x 25 x 7.5 cm) and comes enclosed in an age darkened wooden box. There are minor losses typical of use.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1328203 (stock #TCR5116)
The Kura
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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 : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1328092 (stock #MOR5113)
The Kura
$1,100.00
A very unusual set of 8 Sumo wrestlers and 4 referees showing progression from the start of the match to the throw and victory. They are Tsuchi ningyo, un-fired clay decorated with paints. Rings of bound straw (just like the real thing) are 24 cm(10 inches) diameter. Each figure is Roughly 18 cm (7 inches) tall. There are a few repairs, one wrestler has a broken arm repaired, the grappling pair has one head re-glued, and the referee has twice had his gunbai baton broken...
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 : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1327523 (stock #MOR5104)
The Kura
$380.00
An unusual re-purposed table made from the top and bottom of a traditional Hanami-Bento Picnic Box covered in exquisite Maki-e gold scenes on Nashiji ground and dating from the early Edo period (17th-early 18th century). Courtiers, Samurai, Nobles and the warlord sit entranced as a man makes the slow moves of Noh, lit only by blazing bonfires. Two filled holes in the center indicate where the original handle for the hanami-bento would have been...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1327479 (stock #MOR5103)
The Kura
$3,600.00
Three monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil, serve to remind the wearer of this important tenant. They are a very unusual set carved from boxwood and dating from the early 20th century. The eyes of the largest figure (the container) are inlayed with black wood, and it is signed on the bottom Kunimitsu. The container is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall the Netsuke 2 inches (5 cm) long and all are in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1327477 (stock #SAR5101)
The Kura
$495.00
A set of three Jingasa helmets with matching crests dating from the Edo period made of Nerikawa leather covered with black lacquer. Two are roughly 13-1/2 inches (34 cm) diameter, the third 12-1/2 inches (32.5 cm). In completely original (as found) condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1327441 (stock #MOR5100)
The Kura
$1,200.00
An ink stone container in the shape of a turtle with gold lining, red and black lacquer outside. The inner lid is covered on top with mother of pearl on black lacquer, and features a bekko handle...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1327283 (stock #TCR5097)
The Kura
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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 : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1327207 (stock #SAR5096)
The Kura
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A matching ealy 17th century iroiro odoshi Kuro Nuri Tosei Nimai-do Gusoku armor featuring a 64 pate raw iron kabuto with prominent brows in Uchidashi on the mabizashi and gilded five lame shikoro of kirikozane style. The mask has a very small pointy chin reminiscent of a fox, and so is call a Kitsune-ho Fox mask. It features a four lame nodokake. Gilded sode match the 6 rows of gilded gesan hanging from the bottom of the black lacquered Do...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1327154 (stock #TCR5095)
The Kura
$2,800.00
White wisteria (fuji in Japanese) drape from the gilded rim of this Kutani vase signed from the preeminent Kaburagi studio and dating from the opening of the 20th century. The imagery is exquisitely performed with over-glaze enamels on a pastel gray ground. The vase is large at 13 inches (33.5 cm) tall, 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition, with some wear to the gold rim.