The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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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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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1281320 (stock #TCR4553)
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A 19th century Susa-Yaki Bukka Vase in the shape of a Bamboo stump. It is 7 inches (18 cm) tall and in fine condition. Susa was a pottery style originating in the Susa district of Hagi in the 16th century. Pieces utilizing green glazes are most common.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1281208 (stock #TCR4777)
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$2,400.00
The crumpled form of a kiln-flawed nanban vase is propped up on a custom carved rosewood base and enclosed in an age darkened wooden box titled Konanto Kabin. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall plus the base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1280879 (stock #MOR4776)
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A large heavy bronze image of a Shojo Sake-Sprite holding a massive sake cup, head tilting to the side as the liquor takes affect. It is signed Shosai on a cartouche on the back of the robes. The figure is very well cast, 9 inches (23 cm) tall, 7-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (19 x 22 cm) across the base and is in fine condition, weighing roughly 5.6 kg (12.5 lbs).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1280729 (stock #MOR4775)
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$2,650.00
A superb Furuya-ishi Stone like a prehistoric shishi covered in dinosaur scales and spikes set onto a rosewood base. One of the most unusual stones I have seen. Furuya stones are from the mountainous region of Wakayama, and are highly prized for their rugged qualities and unusual shapes scored with white lines. This is an excellent example. It is 11 x 6 x 11 inches (27.5 x 16 x 27.5 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1280508 (stock #TCR4770)
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$1,550.00
A pale glazed lantern with removable top carved with floral sprays in the windows and pierced top (to allow heat and smoke from the burning candle or oil dish to escape). There is a repair to the tip of one of the flames in the finial (see close-up); otherwise is in surprisingly excellent condition. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall and comes enclosed in a dilapidated wooden storage box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1280468 (stock #MOR4769)
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A monkey is scratched out in Brown tinged black on a silver tinged black ground, reaching down from a limb to grasp the reflection of the moon. The scene is signed Shuko-saku and comes in a textured metalic-black lacquered frame and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 13-1/2 x 25 inches (64 x 34.5 cm), meant to be suspended by the brown silk chord attached with silver hardware at the top of the frame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1280386 (stock #TCR4768)
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A wide low chawan tea bowl inscribed with a poem by Otagaki Rengetsu reading “Yo no naka ha tata utatane no shibaraku wo samenu yume ji ni matofu wari nasa. In the world only for the span of a nap yet wandering an inescapable path of dreams…such a mystery. (Translation from Rengetsu.org). It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 1-1/2 inches (4 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Much has been written about the life and work of poet/artist Otagaki Rengetsu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1280350 (stock #TCR4766)
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A superb Tenmoku shaped Chawan in crackled white glaze decorated with Fuji (wisteria) by Teishitsu Gigei-In (Imperial Art Academy Member) Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1280343 (stock #TCR4765)
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A set of 5 nesting cups in assorted colors decorated with burning Buddhist jewels by Suzuki Shonen which are kept in a cloth and bamboo basket enclosed in the original wooden box. Each cup is uniquely signed by the artist. The box reads, “Shonen-hitsu, Kyu Tama no Zu” (Nine Buddhist Jewels by Shonen) and inside” Tame: Inari Jinja Shamusho Kochiku Kinen, Oju Heian ?kyu-Do Kinsei” (In commemoration of the re-building of the Inari Shrine Edifice, Made humbly by Heian ?kyu-Do...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1280294 (stock #MOR4763)
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A beautifully preserved 16th to 17th century Annan Bronze basin inscribed with the animals of the zodiac which had been used as a prayer bell at a Japanese Buddhist temple. It makes a beautiful ring when struck. It is roughly 12 inches (30 cm) diameter, 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall. An exceedingly rare find...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1280265 (stock #TCR4762)
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A large open bowl decorated with hydrangea by Teishitsu Gigei-In (Imperial Art Academy Member) Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 6-1/2 x 7 inches (16.5 x 18 cm) across, 3-1/2 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku...
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...