The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1285167 (stock #MOR4811)
The Kura
$1,800.00
A pair of small lacquered boxes with solid silver rims decorated with cranes and turtles without, waves and clouds within, and enclosed in the original wooden box stamped Zohiko. The Turtle is performed on ro-iro polished black with mother of pearl and raised gold maki-e. The Rimpa style cranes are mother of pearl and gold with black legs. The boxes are 6-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 3 inches (16.5 x 14 x 7 cm) and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1285091 (stock #TCR4810)
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A small Wangata bowl decorated with falling maple leaves designed by Imao Keinen and enclosed in the original wooden box. It is 4 inches (10 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) tall. There is a hairline crack in the bowl (see close-up photos).
Imao Keinen (1845-1924) was born in Kyoto, and initially schooled in the Ukiyoe style before becoming a pupil of Suzuki Hyakunen, from whom he received his name...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1285003 (stock #TCR4809)
The Kura
$450.00
A unique square handled shino plate dating from the late Edo to Meiji period with rope-like rim. It is roughly 8 inches (20 cm) square and in fine condition, enclosed in a period wooden storage box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1284801 (stock #ALR4806)
The Kura
$660.00
A traveler wanders open roads through horrendous crags, the promise of arrival and companionship hidden beyond the hills in a quiet dwelling. This is a wonderful ink on silk image by Tanaka Hakuin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Largely leafless trees indicate late winter. It is wrapped in a green silk border with pale piping terminating in bone rollers. It is 22-1/2 x 51 inches (56.5 x 130 cm) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1284724 (stock #MOR4805)
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A superb 19th century hanging moon Vase of caramel bronze gilded inside entrrely with gold and enclosed in a custom kiri-wood period box titled Kara-kin Gekkei Hanaire (gilded Chinese-Bronze Vase). In this case the word Chinese does not indicate it being manufactured in China, but using a mixture of bronze based on Chinese origins. It is quite large at 14 inches (36 cm) diameter and comes with the original chain and insert for hanging and display of flowers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1284449 (stock #TCR4803)
The Kura
$750.00
Kusunoki Masashige rests between battles in front of a cloth draped with his family crest on the side of this unusual baluster form vase from the Banko kilns. The imagery is performed simply in dark lines and bright gold on the raw clay. A superb rendering of the figure who was so popular in Japan from the pre-Meiji restoration through the second world war. The vase is 13 inches (33 cm) tall, 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition. It comes enclosed in a period wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1284067 (stock #ALR4802)
The Kura
$2,200.00
A classic Zen theme of a blind man crossing a bridge by Edo period Zen Priest So Gessen enclosed in a period annotated wooden box. The artist has depicted the scene with much humor, perhaps a self portrait of himself before enlightenment, bumbling through life blind and afraid to cross the bridge (to enlightenment). However once on the path happy and seeking what secrets lie ahead. The scroll retains its original Edo mountings befitting the austerity of a zen quarters...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1284066 (stock #TCR4801)
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A set of 12 Kogo incense containers representing the 12 animals of the zodiac by Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden stacking-box. Each is roughly between 2 and 4 inches (5-10 cm). The Inoshishi (wild boar) has a small chip, otherwise all are in superb condition. In twenty years I have never seen a set like this and it certainly belongs in a museum...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1283427 (stock #TCR4798)
The Kura
$1,450.00
Heavily textured ash clings to the surface of this excavated Kamakura period Japanese bowl. A kiln flaw, it was likely discarded, only to be found some centuries later. One side has been re-attached, and two kiln flaws filled. Although possibly late Heian, it is certainly from the early Kamakura, and we are dating it thus (12th -13th century). 11-1/2 x 12-1/2 x 4 inches (29 x 32 x 10 cm) and comes in a fine modern kiri-wood box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1283036 (stock #TCR4796)
The Kura
$350.00
A Koro incense burner on three legs with mock ringed-demon head handles covered in crackled Kyo-satsuma glaze with a lid pierced by three Nunome (wild boar eye) heart shapes. It is 3 inches (8 cm) tall, 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition, enclosed in a custom made kiri-wood box and dating from the second half of the 19th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1283021 (stock #TCR4795)
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Plovers soar over thrashing waves on the side of this 19th century Chaire tea urn signed Kenzan and wrapped in a silk bag enclosed in an age darkened Kiri-wood box. It is 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition, with a polished bone lid lined with gold foil.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1282831 (stock #TCR4792)
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$1,250.00
An Edo period Oribe lightning-shaped handled-dish (Te-bachi) decorated with a bamboo fence and scrolling vines between green clouds enclosed in a wooden box dated Kaei 4 (1851). It is 11 x 13 x 4-1/2 inches (28 x 33 x 11 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1282623 (stock #MOR4790)
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A Shuro carved from a burl of raw dark kiri-wood decorated with wild (16 petal) chrysanthemum among autumn grasses in gold maki-e and pierced with a gourd on top. Interspersed are images of the goshichi nobori-kiri mon (crest) which symbolizes Governmental/Imperial links and is now the official crest of the prime minister, and the 16 petal chrysanthemum symbolizes the main Imperial family. It rests on a silk pillow, enclosed in an ancient wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1282622 (stock #TCR4789)
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A Kakehana Wall Vase commonly used in the tea room dating from the first half of the Edo period and enclosed in an age darkened wooden box. Blown ash glaze clings to the blasted front, the rest in austere raw red clay. Some of the glaze has been lost around the top, testament to its age and use. It is 7 inches (18.5 cm) tall and in fine overall condition but for some chips around the base (see photos).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1282185 (stock #MOR4788)
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A large bronze image of a samurai returning from battle, his leggings still attached, joyfully reunited with his child, signed Seiko (Harumitsu). Excellent detail, one can truly feel the joy of life. It is 13 inches (33 cm) tall, and weighs 10 kg (23 lbs), dating from the Meiji/Taisho era. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1282178 (stock #MOR4786)
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Ten 16 petal Kikumon Chrysanthemum (symbols of Imperial Lineage) in silver over swirling vines on gold circle the shoulder of this superbly crafted Te-aburi hand warmer enclosed in a period wooden box. The body of white Kiri is decorated with cranes and clouds in maki-e, capped with rosewood and sitting on a rosewood base. Inside is a brass container gilded with gold around the upper half...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1282043 (stock #TCR4783)
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A butterfly decorates the lid of this White porcelain box by Seifu Yohei I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) square, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Seifu Yohei I (1803-1861) founded the Seifu dynasty in Kyoto. He was born in powerful Kaga-kuni, modern day Kanazwa prefecture...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1281910 (stock #MOR4507)
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$2,500.00
A Bakumatsu era (mid 19th century) sculpture of the bearded Daruma, patriarch of Zen Buddhism, standing resolute with robes clasped in front. The detail is fine, with a curly beard and large rings hanging from his lobes. It is 65 cm (25 inches) tall, and in fine condition, weighing 8.5 kg (roughly 17 pounds). There is a filled hole in the base where it was once attached to a stand.