The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1279730 (stock #TCR4756)
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A large sweets dish decorated with blossoms by Eiraku Zengoro XII (Wazen) enclosed in a custom made wooden box. The bold pattern is fitting this bold artist. It is 9 inches (23 cm) diameter, 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Eiraku Zengoro XII (Wazen, 1823-1896) was one of the most influential potters of his time, setting the stage for the revival of and modernization of Kyoyaki, based on models by Koetsu, Kenzan and Ninsei...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1279517 (stock #MOR4753)
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A mid Edo period carved woodn mask for Shishi-mai festival dance covered in red and black lacquer with gilded teath and eyes in rarely seen good condition. The mask is used with the hand, not worn over the head, the dancer usually hidden beneath a long flowing cape. It is 22 x 20 x 20 cm (8 x 8 x 9 inches) excluding the horn and ears. There is an old metal plate nailed over one hinged jaw inside (not visible from outside), where the wood had likely once given way...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1279516 (stock #MOR4752)
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The famous warrior Benkei, Amagozen and a stately samurai are represented by these three traditional Japanese theater puppets dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. The heads (kashira) are made in the manner of traditional Bunraku puppets, hollow wood carved and covered in gofun and paint. The head is manipulated from a handle extending down from the neck, held through an opening in the back of the clothing. With the clothing the overall height is roughly 30 inches (76 cm) tall...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1279432 (stock #TCR4747)
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$1,325.00
A classical shape for the sencha tea room by Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hyo-gata Kake Kabin. The gourd form is molded from rough sandy clay and covered in ame-iro glaze reminiscent of Ohii-yaki. It is 17 inches (43 cm) long and in fine condition. The box has been chewed on in one corner by a mouse, and the wood has much darkened with age.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1279227 (stock #MOR4746)
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$1,350.00
A tanzaku-ire poem card storage box decorated with a spray of bamboo in gold on shunkei red lacquer designed by Kamisaka Sekka and enclosed in the original wooden box signed by the lacquer artist Iwamura. It is 3 x 15 inches (8 x 38 cm) and is in fine condition.
Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) is the godfather of 20th century Japanese design and the Rimpa revival. He was born in Kyoto in 1866, one of six siblings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1279008 (stock #TCR4744)
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The seven gods of fortune are depicted in rich gold, vibrant colors and textures on this exceptional set of Kutani Sake Cups from the Kaburagi Studio enclosed in the original compartmentalized wooden box. Each cup is unique, measuring roughly 5.5 cm (2 inches) diameter, 3 cm (1 inch) tall and all are in excellent condition. The Kaburagi studio produced some of the finest wares in Kutani. Founded in 1822, it survives to this day under the same family, now in the 8th generation...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1278941 (stock #ANR4741)
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$2,600.00
8 calligraphic paper poetry cards float on clouds of gold and silver flake over delicate flowers blossoming on applied gold. Some of the poem titles are: Autmn Moon in the Old Garden, Faraway Temple Bell at Night, and Evening Lights in the Fishing Village. Exchanges of poetry on these types of cards or on Tanzaku cards is a long esteemed tradition throughout the year in Japan. Often these cards would be kept for generations, and often applied to paneled screens such as this one...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1278892 (stock #MOR4739)
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Stained Ivory plovers soar over rough seas on all sides of this spectacular anonymous mulberry wood tea box dating from the opening years of the 20th century. It is made to carry a small tea set, whisk, bowl, natsume, fukin, kogo and chashaku etc. There is a mark on the underside of the inner tray by the wood-worker (sashimono-shi) that reads Senshin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1275933 (stock #TCR4737)
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The largest piece I have ever seen by Miyanaga Tozan I, a fine baluster form celadon on a superb rosewood stand. It is 21-1/2 inches (55 cm) tall, 15-1/2 inches (40 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. There is a custom made copper insert for use with flower arranging. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately. Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1275829 (stock #MOR4732)
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Even the carrying box is a work of art for these two lacquered wooden vases decorated in Taka-makie with young pine boughs. They come secured away in a lacquered carrying case with a bronze handle and decorated with a family crest. They are 9 inches (23 cm) tall each and are both in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1275772 (stock #TCR4732)
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A wily fox stands, head cocked to one side wrapped in the robes of a nun, something to be wary of this ceramic Okimono by Takahashi Dohachi enclosed in the original wooden box titled outside Dohachi Zo Hakuzoso, and signed within Kachutei Dohachi Zo followed by the artists stamp. It is 8 inches (21 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1275755 (stock #MOR4731)
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$850.00
A hardwood antique kadai table of Zelkova carved with diapers of crashing waves lacquered red, black and gold with transparent lacquer on top revealing the exquisite wood grain. Reminiscent of Buddhist themes, it would work well with an usubata vase and flower display. Very high quality, It is 58 x 33 x 14 cm (23 x 13 x 5-1/2 inches). Indentations in the top from use, but overall very good condition, enclosed in a wooden storage box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1272639 (stock #TCR4657)
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$625.00
A boxed set of 19th century Kataguchi hakeme Karatsu Guinomi exquisitely formed with double rim and pinched foot. Each is 2 inches (5 cm) diameter, roughly the same height. All are in excellent condition but one tiny nick to the rim visible in the last photo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1272150 (stock #AOR4656)
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$500.00
A hand scroll of various decorated paper samples, likely a late 19th century catalog of design samples showing various patterns and colors available. This is the traditional paper type used for poem cards, and is an excellent survey of styles popular at the time. Horses, waves, trees, birds and all manner of natural scenery with abstract designs, all subdued, showing a stately confidence and grace. The patterns are performed in a light coating on the surface, and are only visible in the right ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1272143 (stock # TCR4655)
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$1,365.00
A Furo tea room brazier by Raku Kichizaemon XI decorated in bold style over red glaze and enclosed in the original age darkened signed wooden box. Men in straw rain suits pull a barge up river under overhanging leaves of a willow tree. It is 34 cm (13-1/2 inches) diameter, 22 cm (9 inches) tall and in overall excellent condition, with a few stress cracks in the corner due to heat typical of use.
The Kichizaemon family of potters was established in Kyoto by Chojiro during the Momoyama pe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1271926 (stock #TCR3063)
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A large and unusual Raku hand warmer (Shuro) in the shape of a monkey Charm (sarubobo) by representative Kyoto artist Kiyomizu Rokube IV (Rokuko, 1847-1920) dating circa 1920 enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The Sarubobo is a Mingei Monkey Charm from the Gifu area, here recreated in the low-fired Raku pottery tradition of Kyoto and seated on the original silk pillow. The walls of this unusual piece of Raku ware are more than 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) thick, making it quite sturdy. It is rou...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1271866 (stock #TCR4654 )
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A pair of superb Tokkuri by Raku Kichizaemon enclosed in the original signed wooden box, each stamped on the base, each unique with one in dark Raku glaze, the other swiped with ash leaving large areas of raw clay exposed. Each one is 16 cm (6 inches) tall and in fine condition. These are by the Kichizaemon X, according to the book Sado Bijutsu Teccho, it is the earliest of his four known stamps.
The Kichizaemon family of potters was established in Kyoto by Chojiro during the Momoyama pe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1269839 (stock #TCR4652)
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An ominous row of black crows in silhouette cry in unison from the stormy insides of this gassaku bowl made by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV and decorated by Kikuchi Hobun, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Color has infused the glaze, evidence of age and use and lending to the malefic atmosphere. It is 20.5 cm (8 inches) diameter and in fine condition, stamped on the base Rokubei and signed on the side Hobun.
Kiyomizu Rokubei IV (1848-1920) was first born son of Rokubei III, and took o...