The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1294671 (stock #MOR4805)
The Kura
$975.00
An Edo period (dated) wooden incense clock used for timing Zen meditation sessions made of lacquered hardwood with a drawer containing implements and even two ancient paper bags of incense. It is 10 inches (25 cm) square, 18-1/2 inches (47 cm) tall and in overall exceptionally good condition. The thin wood of the top has dried and cracked with time and use as to be expected...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1294668 (stock #MOR4196)
The Kura
$1,100.00
An incredible amount of work went into this amazing neko-tora tiger made of thousands of stitches of couched silver thread. It is enclosed in a wooden box frame covered with glass dating from the Meiji period. The frame is 48.5 x 70 x 6.5 cm (19 x 27-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1294512 (stock #TCR4804)
The Kura
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An important Vase decorated with the imperial symbols of 16 petal chrysanthemum and Go-shichi Nobori Kiri among over-glaze bamboo and floral designs by Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8-3/4 inches (22.5 cm) tall (excluding the base) and in superb condition and comes wrapped in a stamped silk bag.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1294377 (stock #MOR4464)
The Kura
$650.00
Anyone who has been to Japan will be familiar with the tiny images of Jizo which are found throughout the country, carved in stone through the centuries. This is a great little example, Edo period, in fine condition. It is 24 x 16 x 9 cm and we have included a suitable old wooden stand for display.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1294276 (stock #MOR4269)
The Kura
$5,500.00
Incredible attention to detail defines this large Pagoda entirely gilded in gold. It is 32 inches (81.5 cm) tall, 16 inches (41.5 cm) square at the base and in excellent condition. This would have been displayed in a Butsuma as a reliquary container. Both upper and lower doors open to reveal gold lined chambers in which the Buddhist objects could be stored. A couple of the small bells dangling from the eaves have been replaced or re-hung with wire.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1294146 (stock #MOR4801)
The Kura
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A pleasure craft of solid burled wood covered in clear, black and red lacquer with inlayed mother of pearl designs which opens up to be a picnic box. The fore-peak is removable and opens to hold chopsticks. The upper cabin is a sake bottle, the roof a large plate, the the lower cabin food and rice storage. The aft holds 6 small plates, and the structure all can be removed to reveal the food storage in the hold. It is roughly 20 x 8-1/2 x 11 inches (50 x 21 x 28 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1294145 (stock #MOR4800)
The Kura
$6,500.00
A large Edo period image of thea seated priest Shinran Shonin in polychromed robes, his glass eyes half lidded, staring silently down in meditation. It is roughly 2 feet (60 cm) tall, 15 inches wide and in good original condition. 18th to 19th century made in the yosegi style of multiple pieces of wood, there is some separation over the right arm, and loss to the polychrome on his brightly colored Kesa. Additional Images are available, please inquire.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1293639 (stock #ANR4798)
The Kura
$2,600.00
A pair of brightly colored Shishi frolic among peonies on this fine Edo period set of paintings mounted on a two panel screen. It is performed with pigment on silk. The signature appears to read Fukusai. Each panel is 29 x 57-1/2 inches (73.5 x 146.5 cm). It looks to have been restored in the early 20th century, with a wide border of bronze brocade inside a red lacquered wooden frame, and has been backed with sarasa cloth patterned with karakusa florals.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1293304 (stock #TCR1830)
The Kura
$850.00
A spectacular Naeshirogawa Mimitsuku Tsubo dating from the Edo period, the rich red clay covered in thick splatters of dark glaze. The tsubo has been built up with coils of clay, and smoothed with a slightly textured paddle. The olive glaze has then been applied over a resistant surface preparation, causing it to peel back creating the unusual affect. It is not clear if this was intentional, or some mistake in the process, but is very rare...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1292906 (stock #TCR1840)
The Kura
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This is a shell shaped serving dish from the Usunokochi-yaki Kilns of Southern Kyushu dating from the Edo period used as a serving dish on pleasure boats which plied the seas and rivers of Kagoshima, the ancient seat of government for the Satsuma fief. The theme of shellfish likely reflects what it held, with a large tray for fish, and smaller trays for side dishes, pickles or soy sauce. The barnacle in center would have held the chopsticks upright...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1292905 (stock #MOR4795)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A spectacular black lacquered wooden sign carved with bold characters over a gold gilded carp swimming through a torrent of waves dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. It is in fine condition, with only minor marks typical of age. It measures 4 feet (121 cm) long, 14 inches (35 cm) wide and is 1-1/2 inches (3.5 cm) thick at the frame edge.
Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately for this item.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1292665 (stock #SAR4794)
The Kura
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A superb 18th century samurai armor in raw iron and genuine gold gilding. It features a Tetsuji 28 plate Koboshi Suji Kabuto with three lame Kasa-jikoro featuring prominent fukigaeshi and a kuwagata with large Maedate displaying the crest matching the rest of the suit. It has three iron shinodare in front, two in back and features a beautifully worked iron tehen kanamono...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1292061 (stock #TCR4790)
The Kura
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A monkey reaches toward the moon, arms outstretched from the gnarled trunk of an ancient blossoming plum on the side of this large pottery bowl by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV and decorated by a young Takeuchi Seiho. It is 23 cm (9 inches) diameter, 9.5 cm (4 inches) tall and is in excellent condition, and comes enclosed in a fine custom made kiri-wood box.
Kiyomizu Rokubei IV (1848-1920) was first born son of Rokubei III, and took over the family business in 1883 upon the death of his father...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1291919 (stock #TCR4789)
The Kura
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Gnarled plums cover the unusual rich blue ground of this antique tsubo vase from the Arita kilns dating from the early 20th century. It is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) tall and in fine condition, signed on the base. The decoration is performed entirely in overglaze enamels with a gold rim,and is both vivid and fresh. One of the more unusual pieces I have seen from this region. It is signed on the base in Red Arita sei Miyuki Gama
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1291474 (stock #TCR4787)
The Kura
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“Oars beat in time to the seamans lighthearted song as the moon floats high above his fishing boat”, a festive poem for drinking scrawled in running script on the hand formed and pinched bottle followed by the signature Rengetsu. It is 5 inches (12 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 : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1291326 (stock #MOR4874)
The Kura
$1,400.00
A most unusual Chochin-dashi ornament in the shape of a horse leaping over a ball of gilt nishiki cloth. The body of the dignified animal is covered in burnished gofun. A crest of three stars over the character for 1 adorns the creatures’ saddlepad. It comes mounted on a post enclosed in a wooden box titled Matsuri Chochin Dashi, and would have adorned the end of a pole from which would have been suspended a paper lantern. There are cracks in the gofun and a chip in the ear, tpical of age...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1291246 (stock #MOR4873)
The Kura
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Dojin Buddhist image, mid to late Edo period. Paper and polychromed gofun over wood. It is 32 x 20 x 32 cm. Missing one finger. It likely originally held a paper scroll of some form which has disintegrated over time. Great expression. The stand in the 8th picture is not included and is there as an example.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1291245 (stock #MOR4224)
The Kura
$260.00
A pair of yellow-bronze candle sticks standing 33 cm (13 inches) tall and dating from the 19th century. They are in fine condition, an excellent size for tabletop dining.