The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1297003 (stock #MOR4867)
The Kura
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An Edo period Buddhist image of Fudomyo-O, sword in hand, glass eyes gleaming darkly in the shadow of his furrowed brow. It is 16 inches (40 cm) tall plus the (modern) base. As can be seen, the left arm has been re-attached, and there has been some loss to the encrustation of smoke and incense which has patinated around the elbows. Otherwise it is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1296371 (stock #TCR4367)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A rare long, high-walled Te-tsuki Oribe basin with an unusual braided handle dating from the mid Edo period. Iron vines and designs decorate the earth-toned glaze on one side, the other simply covered in a splash of yellow-tinged green glaze, which runs to form a deep dark pool of blue-green glass in the corner. It is roughly 9-1/2 x 6 x 5 inches (24 x 15 x 13 cm) and comes enclosed in an antique wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1296263 (stock #TCR4863)
The Kura
$300.00
It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and is in fine condition, dating from the Meiji period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1295908 (stock #TCR4816)
The Kura
$395.00
A very unusual shallow basin from the Sendai area kilns of Tsutsumi covered in a thick olive glaze shouldered with freckled white. Six rods supported the piece in the kiln, and they are still visible within along with a large kutsuki of brick red clay. It is 14-1/2 inchdes (37 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) deep and in fine condition. More common Tsutsumi bowls are either deeper, by a couple of inches, or more shallow in the traditional Ishi-zara style...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1295350 (stock #ALR4811)
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Nandina laden with berries grows up around the sparsely blossoming ragged pluym in this painting by Hirai Baisen dating from the Taisho to early Showa eras enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakubai-Nanten (White plum-Nandina). The pigment on silk image is bordered in superb brocade and terminates in large ivory rollers (they will need to be changed if shipped outside Japan)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1295290 (stock #ALR4810)
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An early work featuring white walls in Autumn foliage by Kitamura Seigyu enclosed in the original signed double wooden box. The box appears to be titled HakuryuJi no yu (evening around Hakuryuji). There are many places named Hakuryuji in Japan, so it is difficult ot be specific, but near his home of Hokkaido, and a place he would have passed through is a Hakuryuji in mountainous and rural Akita prefecture...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1295158 (stock #ALR4807)
The Kura
$1,850.00
A neko-tora tiger in typical Nagasaki School design looks over its shoulder on this finely painted work signed Tsuneyama Gen’ei. Pigment and ink on silk, it has been completely remounted without overpainting. The scroll measures 15-1/2 x 68-1/2 inches (40 x 174 cm) and is in fine condition. The silk canvas is bordered in green silk with white piping and retains the original antique wood rollers.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1294671 (stock #MOR4805)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.
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