The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1265646 (stock #MOR4677)
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A Sagemono of kanshi (dried lacquer) in the shape of a degraded and cast off waniguchi shrine bell with a central compartment, golden leaves gathering on the surface, connected to a wooden netsuke in the shape of a mokugyo prayer bell by a black chord. When hanging, a lever inside closes by gravity, preventing the compartment from opening. On back in gold lacquer is written a circuitous verse followed by the artists (Shunkyo) signature...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1265532 (stock #TCR4673)
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A Seiji green celadon tea container with lid by Seifu Yohei IV wrapped in a satin lined bag and enclosed in the original signed wooden box annotated on the side by Kano Tessai. Even the silk bag is signed (it appears to read Rakkasei). Precluding Seifu’s signature inside the lid is the statement “One of 30 made for the Heiwa Kinen Sho (Place Commemorating Peace)” with the annotation on the side dated 1919...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1265447 (stock #ALR4671)
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$2,900.00
An ink painting of bamboo by Tomioka Tessai enclosed in a wooden box endorsed by Sakamoto Kojo titled Ganchiku. It is 67.5 x 199 cm (26-1/2 x 78 inches) and has been long ago mounted in excellent brocade. There are some holes visible in the original paper which were repaired when the painting was re-backed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1265350 (stock #TCR4670)
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$3,500.00
A set of 21 dishes made by Kiyomizu Rokubei III (1820-1883), Shiokawa Bunrin (1808-1877), Kono Bairei (1844-1895), and other members of Bunrin's atelier enclosed in a custom compartmentalized wooden box. Inset into the lid is the original signed wooden box top titled Shiokawa Bunrin Sensei E no Kiyomizu Rokubei Saku. Each gourd shaped dish is uniquely decorated with a seasonal image and poem, and is signed by the artist who decorated it and stamped by the maker Rokubei...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1265132 (stock #MOR4669)
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The crescent moon is hollowed out to contain a flower arrangement, a Hototogisu (cuckoo) passing in front. The vessel is suspended by an antique chain. It is roughly 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) wide and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1265023 (stock #MOR4668)
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$1,500.00
A pair of Geese made from gourds capped with ivory beaks and filled with tiny lead balls so that they may be balanced into any position on their root-wood base. One of the most elaborate Scholar art gourd designs I have seen. Each goose is roughly 8.5 cm and 10 cm respectively (3-1/2 and 4 inches), the base 17 x 12 cm (7 x 5 inches) and all in excellent condition, dating likely from the Meiji or opening years of the 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1264925 (stock #ANR4666)
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$3,800.00
Four ink on paper paintings of scholar items mounted on age darkened silver opposite sheer white paper clouded with gold flake by Murata Kokoku. Antique Handles adorn both sides, the sliver side of dark orbs contain a crescent moon in gold. Made for an opening roughly 68 x 112 inches (172.5 x 284.5 cm) Each door is: 28-1/2 x 68-1/2 inches (73 x 174 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1264811 (stock #ANR4665 B)
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$4,800.00
A set of four double sided Edo period Fusuma doors decorated in ink and light color on paper by two separate artists at different times. One side is painted by Nakabayashi Chikuto, the other somewhat older, unsigned but certainly by an accomplished artist blending late Kano techniques with Nanga and traces of Haiga...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1264810 (stock #ANR4665 A)
The Kura
$4,800.00
A set of four double sided Edo period Fusuma doors decorated in ink and light color on paper by two separate artists at different times. One side is painted by Nakabayashi Chikuto, the other somewhat older, unsigned but certainly by an accomplished artist blending late Kano techniques with Nanga and traces of Haiga...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1264621 (stock #MOR4597)
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A carved wood fish gutted and drying, pierced with a hole through which a chord would have passed. It is an exceptionally long (Sashi) Netsuke and appears to be signed Shozan. Dried fish like this was typical travelling food in 19th c. Japan. It is 11 inches (18.5 cm) long and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1264490 (stock #MOR4661)
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A pair of Wooden doors dating from the later Meiji to Taisho period of fine clear grained panels hand-painted with butterflies, birds, and floral dials in brilliant color by Maruyama Oyo in red lacquered wooden frames retaining the original brass hardware. They are made for an opening 141.5 x 180 cm (55-3/4 x 71 inches). They are in overall fine condition. These were acquired from a large estate along the Kamiyagawa River in Kyoto’s posh Kinugasa district...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1264452 (stock #MOR4660)
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Finely molded and decorated on the deck with phoenix and on the side with waves and flying fish enclosed in a box signed Heian Juryu-Do It is 25 x 1.5 x 16 cm and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1264344 (stock #MOR4659)
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5 brief lines of poetry like whisps of smoke impressed onto the crescent moon on this sheer white folding fan on softly glowing bamboo frame decorated by Otagaki Rengetsu. The poem reads:
noni yama ni ukarete kaerusa o neya made okuru aki no yo no tsuki
Through fields and mountains, so enchanting, on the way home
The autumn moon accompanied me, All the way to my bedroom.
It is 17-1/2 inches wide fully extended...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1264342 (stock #TCR4657)
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A set of five Porcelain Tea Cups decorated by 5 individual artists from the early 20th century; Tomioka Tessai, Tajika Chikuson, Kamisaka Sekka, Imao Keinen and another as yet unidentfied artist, stamped on the base by the kiln. Each cup is uniquely hand painted by the artist; all stamped on the base by the potter, and come enclosed in a quality custom-made period wooden box. Each is roughly 2 inches (5 cm) tall, 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) diameter and all are in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1264223 (stock #TCR4239)
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$700.00
A scholarly landscape unfolds around this proud sometsuke porcelain tea pot by Takahashi Dohachi decorated by important artist Tomioka Tessai. The piece is signed by both artists, Dohachi within the lid, Tessai on the side. It is 8 cm tall, 5 cm diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1264222 (stock #TCR4655)
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$550.00
A fly whisk Symbol of the Buddhist priest and poem decorate the side of this large bowl made by Takahashi Dohachi and decorated by Tajika Chikuson enclosed in the original wooden box signed Kachutei Dohachi. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1264218 (stock #MOR4579)
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$2,200.00
An unusual and exquisite Suzuri-Bako Writing box of rounded form containing two suzuri stones made from petrified wood and a magatama shaped silver water-dropper. A solid silver bead rim separates and protects the edges of the base and lid...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1264216 (stock #MOR4654)
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$250.00
A pair of married gourds in soft, matte finish featuring polished bone or antler finials through which passes a brown silk chord. 16 inches long and 6 inches long respectively (40 cm and 15 cm). Both are in fine condition.
Gourds are rich in the traditions and symbolism of many Asian cultures, especially China and Japan. Dried it can last indefinitely, is both hollow and yet contains many seeds and expands as it grows, making it a token of longevity, fertility and fortune. Its common u...