The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1246495 (stock #MOR4532)
The Kura
$1,250.00
An 18th century Neko-tora by Hasegawa Ikko is deeply carved into the joined sides of this bamboo case signed on an inlaid ivory tablet. It comes in a padded cloth bag and is in fine condition with wear typical of use but no damage. 10 x 2-1/2 x 1 inches (25 x 6 x 3 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1246280 (stock #MOR4531)
The Kura
$2,500.00
An unusual and exquisite Suzuri-Bako Writing box of rounded form containing two suzuri stones made from petrified wood and a magatama shaped silver water-dropper. A solid silver bead rim separates and protects the edges of the base and lid. Inside, reflecting the (once wooden) stones, Pine trees are performed with gold maki-e. The box is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter and in excellent condition excepting very minor scuffs within...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1246131 (stock #TCR4530)
The Kura
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Blue sprays of crisp bamboo and flowers decorate this white porcelain Haisen sake-cup washing bowl by Seifu Yohei III enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A beast head rears up from the back, clamping its mouth on the rim to form the handle. It is 5 x 7-1/2 x 4 inches (12.5 x 19 x 10 cm) and is in fine condition.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1244815 (stock #MOR4528)
The Kura
$1,250.00
A fine 19th century black lacquered box decorated with 7 Mitsuba-aoi crests, the symbol of the Tokugawa family. Inside a very fine nashiji glows softly golden-red. Two brass ringlets on the side originally held a silk chord to secure the lid. It is 8 x 9 x 2-1/2 inches (23 x 20.5 x 6.5 cm). The corners are chipped, and there are some abrasions typical of use on the base, but is overall very presentable...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1244690 (stock #TCR4527)
The Kura
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A leaf shaped stand for the Ryoro burner used in the preparation of sencha (steeped tea) by Teishitsu Gigei-In Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 20 cm (8 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875. Over the next 25 years he would gravitate between Tokyo and Kanazawa, working at various kilns and research facilities...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1244605 (stock #MOR4524)
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A fine tame-nuri three tiered Jubako Lacquered box made by Heian Zohiko and decorated by Suzuki Shonen. A gold landscape creates a wavering band about the middle box, with a single pine tree rising majestically up over the lid. The set of three boxes sits on a wooden base. It is covered in a soft transparent red lacquer outside, and lacquered black within. The lid is signed in ink by Shonen and comes in the original wooden box signed Heian Zohiko...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1244416 (stock #TCR4522)
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A latticework Hoya of solid silver caps this fine porcelain koro incense burner, a joint work by Miura Chikusen and Hashimoto Kansentsu, enclosed in the original shiho-kiri-wood box signed by both artists. It is 8.5 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall 11 x 16 cm across the handles (4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches). Beast heads form the handles with a scholarly hut on one side, a poem in ancient script opposite. It is signed on the base by Chikusen and on the side by Kansetsu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1243942 (stock #TCR4519)
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Phoenix in gold circle the red body of this deep porcelain bowl by Eiraku Zengoro enclosed in the original wooden box stamped by Shunzan-do studio, for whom the bowl was created by Eiraku Zengoro. It is white within marked on the edges with manjirushi fretwork and a central dial of a phoenix in underglaze cobalt design. The bowl is 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition, signed on the base Dai Nippon Eiraku Zo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243759 (stock #MOR4517)
The Kura
$1,450.00
A heavy hand forged iron candle-stand from a Buddhist temple in the shape of a burning jewel. It is 90 cm tall, 57 wide, base and legs 20 x 39 cm and dates from the 19th century. Very thick and heavy iron work.
Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately for this item.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243745 (stock #MOR4516)
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Villains and travelers, Goblins and Priests, Various tales play out in 3 dimensions around the trunk and among the leafy branches of a massive tree forming the core and backdrop of this amazing 19th century altar bell stand. The piece is 6 inches (15.5 cm) tall, the same diameter. It comes enclosed in an old wooden box. This matches the Maezukue Altar table previously listed. One of the most elaborate I have ever seen.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243740 (stock #MOR4515)
The Kura
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A very elaborate altar table with poly-chromed and gilded diorama of sages traveling in a mythical forested landscape. 19th century. 66 x 18 x 24 cm (26 x 7 x 9-1/2 inches) enclosed in an age darkened custom wood box. This matches the Bell stand to be listed following. One of the most elaborate I have ever seen. The prices is shipping inclusive where mail size restriction do not prohibit.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243682 (stock #MOR4513)
The Kura
$650.00
A 19th century image of Amidha seated on an elaborate pedestal and housed in a Zushi (Shrine) gilded within, black without with brass hinges and hardware securing the doors. The image is 22 cm (8-1/2 inches) tall including base and back, the figure itself 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall. The Zushi is 26 x 18 x 29 cm (10 x 7 x 11-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243542 (stock #MOR4511)
The Kura
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An antique Buddhist altar table of open design with scrolling legs set into a diapered base, all black lacquered and gilded with genuine gold on front and sides. It is 13 x 29 x 13 inches (34 x 73 x 34 cm) and in overall fine condition with chips and mionor repairs typical of age. This is not from a home shrine, but from a Buddhist Temple. Currently we are displaying the flaming jewel object previously listed and the size is perfect...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243534 (stock #MOR4510)
The Kura
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A serene expression emenates from this late Edo period Standing Amiddha Bosatsu figure complete with original gilded wood base. Much incense soot encrustation acquired over time. We have cleaned it to some extent, maintaining a sense of age. It is 65 cm tall including the stand and back, the image itself 33 cm tall. It is missing two fingers on the right hand, and the left hand entirely...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1243414 (stock #ANR4509)
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Cranes dance along the waterway depicted on this pigment on paper and applied silver two panel Makura-byobu pillow screen. It has been fully remounted on a new frame, featuring a maroon silk border of antique cloth in black lacquered wooden border with sturdy blue backing cloth. A quality remount, the screen measures 30-1/2 inches by 8 feet (77 x 244cm) and is in fine original-restored condition. The perfect dimensions for wall hanging, due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separate...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243199 (stock #MOR4508)
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The Flaming Jewel, symbol of knowledge and understanding, stands on this large Lotus-shaped pedestal dating from the 19th century. Gilded on the front, black laquer on back, the ball rests on a lotus pedestal covered in red and black lacquer, with applied gold. The rails are carved from wood and lacquered red, featuring (original) two wooden and (replacement) two metal giboshi caps on the corners. It is 55 cm (22 inches) tall in total, 31 cm (12 nches) square. There are some losses to the la...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243196 (stock #MOR4507)
The Kura
$3,500.00
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 : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1242601 (stock #MOR4504)
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The dark skinned foreigner stares out from his bundle of light colored rags, a whisk staunchly gripped across his exposed midriff on this root-wood carving of the famous patriarch of Zen Buddhism, the Daruma, cut from a single piece of natural shaped wood. The heart of the wood forms the figures exposed body, while the outer pith wood wraps around an old scar, forming the robes naturally. It is a most unique bit of mingei sculpture, well patinated and features a fine carved base. With the bas...