The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1247370 (stock #TCR4543)
The Kura
$380.00
Daikoku, the happy go lucky god of good fortune, dances on a bale of rice, a huge sack full of treasure over his shoulder sealed with the Dohachi stamp and his lucky hammer shaking out gold coins which fall to the bottom of this beautiful tokkuri sake flask. A date on the side indicates it was made over the New Year of 1804-1805 2nd generationDohachi, the year he took over the kiln in Awataguchi) or 1864-1865 (third generation Dohachi. Likely the former...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1247366 (stock #ANR4541)
The Kura
$2,000.00
A vivid courtyard scene of nobles brushed in a crisp and deft manner hemmed by water and applied gold clouds dating from the later 18th or early 19th centuries. Each panel is 168 x 64.5 cm (67 x 25 inches). It is in excellent condition, fully restored.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1247181 (stock #TCR4542)
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A fine Koburi wan-gata small Chawan Tea bowl for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony decorated with a flora spray and short verse by Imao Keinen and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. As there is no potters mark, it is likely Keinen formed this bowl by his own hand. It is 11.5 cm (4-3/4) inches diameter, 7.5 cm tall and in fine condition but for one minute gold repair to a chip in the rim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1247082 (stock #MOR4539)
The Kura
$650.00
An anonymous antique dry lacquer Kensui spent water receptacle covered in powdered silver for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony wrapped in silk and enclosed in a fine kiri-wood box. It is 14.5 cm (6 inches) diameter. There are a few minor nicks in the rim, otherwise is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1246955 (stock #MOR4537)
The Kura
$1,400.00
12 antique silver, gold and bronze hair pins capped with porcelain, stone, glass, coral and ceramic beads. They are enclosed in a wooden box held to a cushioned blue velvet pad. They vary from 14 to 22 cm (6 to 9 inches) in length and are overall in fine condition, dating from the 19th to early 20th centuries.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1246949 (stock #MOR4536)
The Kura
$750.00
Rich red and green mix on the mottled surface of this fine Murashido Bronze Brazier dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. The flaring form is belted near the base, rendering it a solid presence. It is 36 cm (14-1/2 inches) diameter, 25 cm (10 inches) tall and in fine condition. It would make a superb bronze vase.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1246860 (stock #MOR4535)
The Kura
$1,250.00
Bone, Antler, Horn, ivory, Shell and pottery bows clamp together this ancient wooden grinding bowl converted into a Hibachi brazier lined with brass gilded with gold clouds. The liner could be easily cleaned and, without the ash, could be used as a wine cooling ice bucket as well. It is 33 cm (13 inches) diameter, 24 cm (10 inches) tall and comes enclosed in an age darkened and worn wooden box. Inside the box is annotated “converted for new use in Mid-Spring, Meiji 31 (1898)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1246859 (stock #MOR4534)
The Kura
$1,850.00
A large Temple Lantern in the shape of a Flaming Jewel dating from the later 19th to early 20th century. The integral carved wooden lotus shaped stand is gilded, mounted on leaf shaped black lacquer with a red base. The body of the lantern in pierce work brass with a sheet of glass in front diffusing the light. All about brass flames burst up in a conflagration. It is 2 feet (62 cm) tall...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1246131 (stock #TCR4530)
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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)
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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)
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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). The bottom piece of wood on the front of the zushi has been replaced, and there are typical losses to the lacquer around the base, otherwise is in fine, origina...