The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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 1900 item #1318041 (stock #ALR5013)
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$950.00
Two rather perplexed looking catfish lay in a jumble of ink on this large scroll by Saito Kenseki dated Autumn 1836. It is performed with ink on paper in a green patterned silk border with wood rollers. The current antique mounting is later as evidenced by repairs to wormholes in the original paper. The scroll is 37-1/2 x 59-1/2 inches (95 x 151.5 cm) and is in overall fine condition.
Saito Kenseki (1798-1874) was considered to be one of the finest ink painters of his time in Kanto...
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 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)...
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)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1317774 (stock #TCR5008)
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A set of 10 perfect condition 19th century “Yellow Seto” Tokkuri sake flasks held in a red lacquered wooden carrying case with doors decorated by important artist Mori Kansai and enclosed in a fine Kiri-wood box. Each flask is covered in yellow seto glaze, and is in perfect condition. On one of the doors is drawn an image of a scholarly figure reclining with a cup...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1317497 (stock #TCR4866)
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$750.00
An important and rare Fushinayaki Pottery Sencha tea brazier Rodai decorated by Tanomura Chokunyu and made in the former castle kiln of Izumo province. A simple hut is shaded by a grand tree at the foot of a tree covered mountain accompanied by a poem in Kanshi. The tile was meant to be placed under a Ryoro brazier for making steeped tea. It is 7 inches (18 cm) square, 1 inch (2 cm) thick. It bears two stamps beneath, Isumo Jakuzan and Eizo, and is dated Meiji 12 (1879) in red...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1317482 (stock #TCR5003)
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An unprecedented set of five excellent condition aka-e bowls by Miyagawa Chozo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Each is (4 inches )10.5 cm diameter 6.5 cm (2-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Makuzu Chozo (1796-1851) was born into the 10th generation of the Raku pottery family of Miyagawa Chohei and learned his craft from Aoki Mokubei...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1317203 (stock #TCR4848)
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$1,150.00
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 : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1316877 (stock #MOR5001)
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$425.00
A set of five Kamakurea-Bori lacquered wooden trays carved with designs of peony blossoms in red and green with yellow pistle. Each is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1315635 (stock #ALR4995)
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$1,200.00
A pair of egrets, radical plumage blowing in the wind, huddle in the lea of a cedar, the white orb of winter’s moon rising below. Ink and light color on silk dating circa 1910 enclosed in a blue patterned brocade border with large bone rollers. The scroll is 33-1/2 x 94 inches (85 x 238 cm) and in overall fine condition. There is no box. Suzuki Keisho was born in Utsunomiya city...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1315361 (stock #ALR4994)
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Scholars in a boat viewing the moon by Okutani Shuseki enclosed in the original signed Meiji period wooden box. This is likely an allusion to the famous red-cliffs tale of Chinese lore. It is performed with ink on silk in a border of blue satin patterned with clouds with white piping and terminating in fine rosewood rollers in the style known as Mincho typical of the Meiji. The scroll is 57 x 200 cm (22-1/2 x 79 inches) and is in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1315351 (stock #MOR4993)
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A very unusual Meiji period Suzuri Bako with cherry blossoms in black on black outside, a crescent silver moon rising beyond crashing gold waves within. The box is so subtle outside, that until very close, and at the correct angle, it simply looks black. Then one sees the cherry blossoms covering the entire outside, in the slightest texture only...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1315227 (stock #TCR4991)
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$1,800.00
A pair of Chatsubo Tea Jars gifted by the Emperor Meiji to Nakagawa Kenjiro. Each Tsubo is unique, one slightly smaller than the other, both of light clay covered in perfect dark glaze with iron inside and enclosed in individual silk bags in a two compartment Kiri box. Inside the box lid is an annotation reading:
Meiji Tenno Gokashi (Gifted from the Meiji Emporer)
Sofu Nakagawa Kenjiro Ko KinkeinoMashiko Zainin chu (My grandfather Nakagawa Kenjiro, while serving as the KinkeinoMashi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1315123 (stock #TCR4992)
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$550.00
An old Tsutsu-Chawan titled Romatsu (Ancient Pine) covered in dark glaze with swirls of pale green on the front enclosed in a fine old kiri-wood box. Inside the lid is a poem which reads:
Ame kaze ni ikuyo
He nuramu Romatsu no
Arashi wa Tae ni
Koke no hana ha
Saku
The Pine stands firm against the wind and the rain, years of storms pass, and the moss flowers blossom… It is signed Kayoko. The bowl appears to have been made by pinch-forming into shape, and t...
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. Beneath the dish inside the box is also a beautiful gilded poem card with a verse reading “Kyofuno hi no kono yorokobi wo kokoro nit e aki...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1315008 (stock #MOR4989)
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$1,200.00
A set of 18th-19th century Samurai battle accouterments including a Horagai Shell horn, a musket ball dye, a powder horn and musket ball pouch. The Horagai horn is not so large as to be cumbersome, with a dark patina and a mouthpiece of wood adapted onto the end with lacquer covered cloth. The Musket ball dye is in the manner of a pair of tongs with a hollow center. The powder horn is in the shape of a double gourd, made of a technique more common in Korea than Japan of woven paper lacquered o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1314897 (stock #MOR4988)
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An exquisite Lacquer Tray decorated with a spray of flowering Azalea in gold powder with mother of pearl, ceramic and lead inlays. Large kirigane flakes of solid gold decorate the petals. It is enclosed in a wooden box titled Tsutsuji Maki-e Nagatebon (Azalea Makie-e Tray). It is quite large at 19-1/2 x 14-1/2 x 2 inches (49.5 x 37 x 4.5 cm) and is in fine condition, dating from teh later Meiji to early Taisho period (1895-1915).
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.
Kiyomizu Rokubei IV (1848-1920) was fi...