The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for thier patience during the last few months since the Kumamoto Earthquake. Robert has been working with disaster relief group IDRO Japan in the earthquake affected areas of Kumamoto, and this has caused some delays in lisitng, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery for the next month, and actively seeking new stock, we do anticipate more disaster relief work after the rain season has ended in mid July. For more on these efforts see IDRO Japan on Facebook.
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 : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1324627 (stock #MBR5074)
The Kura
$2,800.00
An excellent late Edo bronze tiger on a later Meiji period wooden stand. The features are very much in the later Edo form, with a very squat face, very distinct in that era. It is 20 x 14 cm (8 x 5-1/2 inches) and in fine condition, with some wear to the custom made carved wooden base where the creature has moved back and forth on it.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1324039 (stock #TCR5067)
The Kura
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A large Buddhist tower in three parts forms this Koro by Teishitsu Gigei-in Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall, 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and aside from a small repair in the rim of the inner incense container (see close-up), it is in excellent condition. A rare opportunity to acquire a large work by one of the most famous potters of the Meiji era...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1323986 (stock #MOR5065)
The Kura
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A pair of root-wood geese carvings 10 x 4 x 3 inches (24 x 10 x 9 cm) and 6 x 3 x 8 inches (14 x 6.5 x 20 cm) respectively. There are some minor losses around where the feet are attached to the natural form polished wood bodies, otherwise are in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1323817 (stock #MBR5064)
The Kura
$2,700.00
A large image of a crab in bronze stretches his claws as he sidles across a lotus leaf, the very back of the leaf opening into a small basin in which either incense could be burned (where the creature would be attempting to grasp the smoke) or a flower frog could be inserted (and the creature would be reaching round the flower display, holding it erect). It is 12 x 8 x 5-1/2 inches (30 x 20 x 13.5 cm) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1323814 (stock #TCR5062)
The Kura
$675.00
A set of five 15th-17th century Karatsu plates from various kilns repaired with five unique shades of gold and silver kintsugi. They are roughly 5 inches (13 cm) diameter, and in fine condition. Enclosed in a custom made wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1323683 (stock #MOR5061)
The Kura
$580.00
A small ichiboku-bori image of Jizosama dating from the Edo period. It is 13 inches (33 cm) tall and in completely original condition. There are some worm holes and nibbles on the left ear.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1323487 (stock #ALR5059)
The Kura
$1,650.00
A woman stands wrapped in a kimono, aloof , her gentle curves inviting yet the fan in her hand, showing the image of a skull, warns of danger. It is by Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942) signed using the original character for his name and thus dating it from between 1885 and 1900. A very unusual scene by the artist, certainly showing that he was already deeply rooted stylistically before going to Europe. Ink on paper in a later mounting; the scroll is 29-1/2 x 82 inches (75 x 208 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1323179 (stock #TCR5057)
The Kura
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A woven silver hoya caps the smoky white glaze of this Momoyama period (early 17th century) Shino Koro incense burner wrapped in antique imported ikat and enclosed in a kiri-wood box. It is roughly 8 x 8 x 9 cm (3 x 3 x 3-1/2 inches). The rim has been ground to smoothly accept the silver lid, and it is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1322411 (stock #TCR5056)
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A spectacular be-robed image of the honorable Daruma in a rage by Ninami Dohachi enclosed in a period wooden box. He appears to shout, a nyoi scepter clutched in his hand leaning on his left shoulder, his garb wrapped tightly around him. Superb detail unusual in figures, it is 27 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition. The box is titled Ninsei Daruma, and inside the box lid is written a long inscription dated 1860 and signed Konan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1320896 (stock #TCR5045)
The Kura
$1,000.00
A 19th century Yixing oblong ovoid from the Koto Kiln (Japanese reading) in China, stamped on the base Kuzumeisho-sei (Ge Mingxiang). Guaranteed genuine of course. These were brought to Japan in large numbers from the 18th century, when two brothers Kuzumeisho and Kuzugensho succeeded and expanded the family kiln in China. The Namako (Sea Slug) glaze is very typical of their style. This vase is large at 8-1/2 inches (21 cm) tall and in great condition, with a fine elegant form...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1320754 (stock #TCR5042)
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A celadon vase inlayed with Chrysanthemum designs by Teishitsu Gigei-In Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box featuring the Imperial Art Academy Seal and titled Kiku-Zogan Hana-Ire. Tendrils of blossoming chrysanthemum climb up the sides in dark inlay on the slightly pitted celadon sueface, a perfect rendition of Korean style wares from an earlier era with the addition of the Japanese design motif. It is 10-1/4 inches (26 cm) tall and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1320753 (stock #AOR5041)
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A long “Hengaku” framed painting meant to sit above the transom by Yoshimura Horyu featuring monkeys riding on the back of a deer. One has fallen and is being dragged along like a water-skier by vines tangled in the deers horns. A very humorous scene by this rare Osaka artist. Pigment and ink on silk mounted on gold with a carved rosewood frame. The frame is 154.5 x 50 cm (61 x 20 inches) and is in fine condition, with toning to the silk typical of age...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1320670 (stock #ALR5040)
The Kura
$1,400.00
The sun rising behind pine boughs, a celebratory ink and pigment on paper painting by Fukuda Kodojin in a silk border with ivory capped bone rollers enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 45 x 152 cm (18 x 60 inches) and in overall fine condition, with minor marks from handling. Fukuda Kodojin (1865-1944) was an eccentric self taught artist, his status as a poet, calligrapher and literati artist has reached legendary status...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1320620 (stock #ALR5038)
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A family of Monkeys rests along a stream under branches offering fresh new leaves, a promise of spring to come on this first day of the year of the monkey. It is performed with ink and light color on silk, bordered in patterned green satin extended with beige and features bone rollers. The scroll is 21 x 73-1/2 inches (53.5 x 186 cm) and comes enclosed in a period wooden box titled Mori Kansai Okina Kensho San Saru no Zu Painting of three monkeys observed by the Old Man Mori Kansai)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1320584 (stock #MOR5037)
The Kura
$475.00
A wood Sweets container repurposed from an Edo period mokugyo prayer drum enclosed in a period wooden box, the inscription within dated Bunka 8 (1812) and titled Mokugyo Kashi Ire. The bulbous drum end has been cut off, filled and lacquered black inside forming a bowl, the top then fitted onto it with a lip. It is 14 x 12 x 15 cm (5-1/2 x 5 x 6 inches) and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1320334 (stock #MOR5034)
The Kura
$700.00
A mid edo period (18th century) hibachi of solid kiri-wood decorated with pampas grass in raised maki-e lacquer with a brass insert. It is 12 inches (30 cm) diameter. A wonderful looking antique which has a true sense of age. It comes enclosed in an old wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1320281 (stock #MOR5032)
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A minogame sea turtle adorns in black the gold leaf of this fine sake cup decorated by Morikawa Sobun enclosed in an ancient wooden box. It is 9 cm (3-1/2 inches ) diameter 3 cm (1 inch) tall and in fine condition. The Sea Turtle is a celebratory representation of longevity.
Morikawa Sobun (1847-1902) was born in Kyoto, and studied painting in the Shijo manner under Maekawa Gorei and Hasegawa Gyokuho...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1320280 (stock #MOR5031)
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A large bronze figure of a Shojo sake-sprite offering a cup of merriment to a turtle (the symbol of longevity) signed by Shoun and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is x 6 x 7 x 7-1/2 inches (14 x 18 x 19 cm) and in fine condition.