The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1308510 (stock #ALR4916)
The Kura
$900.00
An image of common items changing into monsters (bakemono, literally translated Changed-things). An Obi (sash) and a hat are turning into animals, one a snake the other a deer. Below a pot is changing into a badger. Ink and light color on paper, it appears to be a sketch for a woodblock print. Names of the creatures and colors to be used are noted...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1308411 (stock #MOR4915)
The Kura
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A rare iron Zunari Kabuto with prominent ridge covered in tataki-togi silver tinged textured lacquer in a style impersonating the armor of the Southern Barbarians (Spanish and Portuguese) surmounted by a large black lacquered wooden display in the shape of an oni-gawara (devil shaped) roof tile decorated with joined stars. About the mabizashi is a bead of braided rope style silvered metal...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1305627 (stock #MOR4913)
The Kura
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An unusual Meiji period bronze image of the jolly Daikoku-ten, one of the 7 gods of fortune, looking incredibly relaxed and content. His hat is removable to reveal a chamber for burning incense, and the smoke would be exhaled though his open mouth. It is 6-1/2 x 8 x 5-1/2 inches 16.5 x 20 x 14 cm) and is in overall fine, original condition. The artist chop is in a raised cartouche on the base and appears to read Yoshioka Minpo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1305626 (stock #AOR4912)
The Kura
$225.00
A lithograph of a study of a Kutani Bowl from a survey of ceramic ware at the newly formed Kyoto Museum dated 1879 and published 1880. It shows the bowl from top, side and inside the foot ring. The addition of English annotations shows the importance the Meiji Government was placing on gaining recognition from the outside world. The print has been mounted onto a thin paper card 52 x 37.5 cm (15 x 20-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1304749 (stock #AOR4911)
The Kura
$225.00
A lithograph of a study of a Ninsei Chawan Tea Bowl from a survey of ceramic ware at the newly formed Kyoto Museum dated the 12th month of Meiji 11 (1878) and published 1880. It shows the bowl from top, bottom, side and cut-away. The addition of English annotations shows the importance the Meiji Government was placing on gaining recognition from the outside world. The print has been mounted onto a thin paper card 52 x 37.5 cm (15 x 20-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1303793 (stock #MOR4905)
The Kura
$875.00
An antique cast iron lantern in the shape of a rusted out Dotaku wind bell enclosed in a signed period wooden box titled Tetsu-Toro (Iron Lantern) Birekitaku-Utsushi (Beautiful Bell from History) followed by the makers name (illegible) and stating it was made in Mid Autumn. In the lower left is a name which appears to read Miyazaki Kikuro followed by a brand. A primitive candle holder can be slotted in from the base, and light would leak out through the simulated rust holes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1303625 (stock #ANR4904)
The Kura
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An exceptional work by female artist Hayami Shokin in the original Taisho frame featuring a young woman serving tea under the cherry blossoms c. 1915. Pigment on silk mounted on a panel in a frame of pale patterned silk inside black lacquer. The painting is 26 x 62 inches (66 x 157 cm). The frame is 38-1/2 x 74-1/2 (97.5 x 189 cm). It is in overall surprisingly good condition. There is a slight streak under her right eye, and some minor abrasions in the frame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1303624 (stock #MOR4903)
The Kura
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Four kiri panels are set into a rosewood framework, each uniquely painted by Osaka Literati paragon Mori Kinseki. It is 12 x 12 x 11-1/2 inches (30 x 30 x 29 cm) and is in fine condition. The brass insert too, looks almost unused. Included is a small folding fan in the original box by the artist as well. Mori Kinseki (1843-1921) was born the third son in a family of Inn owners in the hotsprings town of Arima, Hyogo prefecture, in 1843...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1303395 (stock #TCR4899)
The Kura
$600.00
A fine Hira Chawan perfect for summer tea by Ito Tozan I enclosed in a wooden box annotated by the third generation head of the family. Soft and cool crackled gray inside, the outside entirely covered in crashing waves leaving only the foot and stamp in raw white clay. The box is titled Nami-Moyo Chawan, and signed inside Made by Teishitsu Gigei-in First generation Tozan and signed third generation Tozan-Ki. It is 6 inches (15 cm) diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1303394 (stock #TCR4898)
The Kura
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A large archaic Chinese styled vase covered in dark metallic glaze on a rosewood stand by Ito Tozan I enclosed in a wooden box annotated by the third generation Tozan. The box is titled “Teishitsu Gigei-in Shodai Tozan Saku, Hakushiki Dai Kabin” (Made by Imperial Art Academy Member First Generation Tozan, Hakushiki Large Vase) and signed within Third Generation Tozan Ki. The vase is 16 inches (40.5 cm) tall, 10-1/2 inches (27 cm) square and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1303048 (stock #TCR4896)
The Kura
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A large Ukibori vase covered in iron with yellow slip raised imagery of birds in a pomegranate tree by Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1917. It is 16 inches (40 cm) tall 10-1/2 inches (26 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku. In 1862 he became a pupil of Kameya Kyokutei, as well as studying under Takahashi Dohachi III and Kanzan Denshichi (who made the dishes for t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1302866 (stock #MOR4894)
The Kura
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A very unusual travelers lunch box and bottle made in the form of a tapered wooden cylinder titled “Tekiko”, That which suits the mouth. A long verse in red Kanbun (the traditional language of the learned) extols the virtues of travel and this travel accoutrement signed Kiteishi and dated to the 12th month of the Lunar year 1841. It is made of wood with a higly textured grain, covered with clear and black lacquer outside, red lacquer within. The lid is removable to reveal a compartment fo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1302779 (stock #TCR4892)
The Kura
$250.00
A rare Kinkazan Yaki tea bowl by Fukuda Kyokusui decorated with two verses which appear to be signed Koraku and Kako. The bowl is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition. Fukuda Kyokusui (1856-1928) established his kiln in Gifu in the 1890s, and began the revival of the Gifu Castle pottery tradition. A similar piece is held in the Gifu Prefectural Historical Museum.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1302472 (stock #TCR4891)
The Kura
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A large bowl made for the use of the Imperial family likely by the porcelain artist Denjuro wrapped in a padded silk bag and enclosed in a custom made wooden box. Inside is a large 16 petal chrysanthemum, outside cranes fly among tall bamboo and roaring waves with a triad of Chrysanthemum crests. The bowl is 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) diameter and in fine condition. These items would have been used by the Emperor on visits outside the palace, and left as commemorations as gifts for the host. They ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1302469 (stock #ANR4890)
The Kura
$2,500.00
An anonymous pine forest on gold screen dating from the later Meiji in a pale silk border with black lacquered wooden frame. It is 68-1/2 x 143-1/2 inches (174 x 364 cm). Overall a very nice presentation in fine condition, there is some loss of pigment, fading and surface abrasions attesting to age. Due to size and variation of international transport the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1301516 (stock #MOR4885)
The Kura
$2,700.00
Shochikubai, young pine, blossoming plum and sasa bamboo decorate this 18th century lacquer box adorned with the Honda family crest and a derivative of the Mitsuba-aoi hollyhock of the shogun. It is performed with maki-e gold on black lacquer, with a fine nashiji clouded interior. On the side are solid silver fittings bearing the same crest. The box is 11 x 8-1/2 x 7 inches (28 x 22 x 17 cm). One corner of the lid has been repaired and there are minor dings typical of use, but overall in fin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1301496 (stock #MOR4884)
The Kura
$2,900.00
Anyone who has ever been to Hokkaido will know the famous carving skill of the Ainu people, the indigenous tribe from that Northern Island. Here are nine antique chisels and knives for hand carving, obviously made for carving something very big. There are five flat chisels, one knife and three corner chisels. The flat chisels vary in length from 82 cm to 32 cm, (32 to 13 inches) the corner chisels 23 to 53 cm (9 to 21 inches), and the carving knife 26.5 cm (10-1/2 inches). The flat chisel hea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1299823 (stock #TCR4882)
The Kura
$1,800.00
A small roaring Shishi lion in the Ninsei style by Miyagawa Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Koro (incense burner). It is 2 x 2-1/2 x 3 inches (5 x 6.5 x 7 cm) and is in fine condition.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth generation head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo. The Kozan (Makuzu) kiln as we know it today was established in Yokohama...