The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1272639 (stock #TCR4657)
The Kura
$625.00
A boxed set of 19th century Kataguchi hakeme Karatsu Guinomi exquisitely formed with double rim and pinched foot. Each is 2 inches (5 cm) diameter, roughly the same height. All are in excellent condition but one tiny nick to the rim visible in the last photo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1272150 (stock #AOR4656)
The Kura
$500.00
A hand scroll of various decorated paper samples, likely a late 19th century catalog of design samples showing various patterns and colors available. This is the traditional paper type used for poem cards, and is an excellent survey of styles popular at the time. Horses, waves, trees, birds and all manner of natural scenery with abstract designs, all subdued, showing a stately confidence and grace...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1272143 (stock # TCR4655)
The Kura
$1,365.00
A Furo tea room brazier by Raku Kichizaemon XI decorated in bold style over red glaze and enclosed in the original age darkened signed wooden box. Men in straw rain suits pull a barge up river under overhanging leaves of a willow tree. It is 34 cm (13-1/2 inches) diameter, 22 cm (9 inches) tall and in overall excellent condition, with a few stress cracks in the corner due to heat typical of use...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1271926 (stock #TCR3063)
The Kura
$1,600.00
A large and unusual Raku hand warmer (Shuro) in the shape of a monkey Charm (sarubobo) by representative Kyoto artist Kiyomizu Rokube IV (Rokuko, 1847-1920) dating circa 1920 enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The Sarubobo is a Mingei Monkey Charm from the Gifu area, here recreated in the low-fired Raku pottery tradition of Kyoto and seated on the original silk pillow. The walls of this unusual piece of Raku ware are more than 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) thick, making it quite sturdy...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1271866 (stock #TCR4654 )
The Kura
$1,250.00
A pair of superb Tokkuri by Raku Kichizaemon enclosed in the original signed wooden box, each stamped on the base, each unique with one in dark Raku glaze, the other swiped with ash leaving large areas of raw clay exposed. Each one is 16 cm (6 inches) tall and in fine condition. These are by the Kichizaemon X, according to the book Sado Bijutsu Teccho, it is the earliest of his four known stamps...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1269839 (stock #TCR4652)
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An ominous row of black crows in silhouette cry in unison from the stormy insides of this gassaku bowl made by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV and decorated by Kikuchi Hobun, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Color has infused the glaze, evidence of age and use and lending to the malefic atmosphere. It is 20.5 cm (8 inches) diameter and in fine condition, stamped on the base Rokubei and signed on the side Hobun...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1268971 (stock #TCR4647)
The Kura
$550.00
A Kenzan style vase with bulb form body and fluted rim intimating the shape of the Asagao (morning glory) flowers decorating the side by Miyagawa Kozan. Light use of blue and white slip accent the flowers connected by iron vines. It is 5-3/4 inches (14.5 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1268764 (stock #MOR4646)
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A man-headed snake coils atop this incredible mid Edo period (18th century) image of Benzaiten (Saraswati) inside a mountain shaped reliquary of dark wood. Inside the gilded cave she sits on a gilded lotus base. The figure holds a variety of sacred implements in her 8 hands. Riding on the benevolent figures head is the snake seated behind a Torii-shaped Crown settled between two Buddhist jewels...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1268763 (stock #MOR4646)
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A man-headed snake coils atop this incredible mid Edo period (18th century) image of Benzaiten (Saraswati) inside a mountain shaped reliquary of dark wood. Inside the gilded cave she sits on a gilded lotus base. The figure holds a variety of sacred implements in her 8 hands. Riding on the benevolent figures head is the snake seated behind a Torii-shaped Crown settled between two Buddhist jewels...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1268591 (stock #MOR4644)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A sage gazes steadfastly at the apparition of a dragon in the dark stormy sky, wind whipping the trees behind and his horse shying away from the vision. This is performed in mineral pigment on raw wood, the decorative panel of an exterior door complete with hinges and original knob. There are two stamps in the lower right corner...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1268440 (stock #MOR4642)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A boy playing his flute rests gently against the side of his massive friend, a basket of grasses and Kama (cutting scythe) discarded beside. The image is performed in raised gold and silver makei-e on the top, in a style reminiscent of the work of greats such as Zesshin. Below, the box is circled by water running among dried autumn reeds. Inside is scattered gold and silver flake. It is in overall very fine condition, and comes enclosed in a period wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1268245 (stock #MOR4640)
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Silver leaves cap the Chrysanthemum shaped Hoya (pierced lid) of this exquisite gold splashed bronze Koro incense burner. It is very heavy, and comes enclosed in a black lacquered wooden box. The Koro is 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) diameter and weighs 600 grams (bronze and gold) the lid 52 grams (solid silver). It is signed on the base Sen.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1268193 (stock #MOR4639)
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Two dragons vie for the prize surrounding this wide low bronze basin supported on crashing waves dating from the 19th century. It is 20 cm (8 inches) diameter, 7 cm (3 inches) tall plus the dragons. Depending on the country it will be shipped with or without the ash.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1266979 (stock #MOR4581)
The Kura
$3,200.00
Two rounded Cicada forms cling to the upper edge of this 14th to 17th century bronze Japanese Koro. Although it is found in Japan, the work is consistent with that of the Ming China, techniques which the Japanese imported before the closed policy of the Edo era....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1266742 (stock #TCR4638)
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A Small Sometsuke Suiteki water dropper for use in making ink by Miura Chikusen I enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 3 x 1 x 2 inches (7.5 x 2 x 5 cm) and is in fine condition.
Chikusen I (1854-1915) made a name for himself as a strict adherent to and supplier of Sencha tea wares in Kyoto; one of the most important artists in the country for that genre. He studied under Takahashi Dohachi from the age of 13, before establishing his own studio in 1883, establishing the name on a grand ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1266439 (stock #TCR4634)
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A set of five dishes made to commemorate the Gosho Nai Dai Hakurankai (held 1881-1897) signed Seiroku (Kiyomizu Rokubei IV, 1848-1920). They are simply decorated in iron with Hoju (Buddhist Jewels), a simple yet striking theme. They come enclosed in a wooden box, and each is stamped on the base with the exhibition name. They are roughly 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Kiyomizu Rokubei IV (1848-1920) was first born son of Rokubei III, and took over the family business...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1265916 (stock #ALR4682)
The Kura
$2,750.00
A superb Painting in the true literati tradition by Fujimoto Tesseki enclosed in a double wood box annotated by Yano Kyoson (1890-1965, using the art name Koshin-an). The ink and light color on paper scene is mounted between ichimonji of squirrels in vines set into a brass colored field of silk patterned with arabesque florals and features huge Zogei rollers. The scroll is 30 x 88-1/2 inches (76 x 224 cm) and is in overall very good condition. There are two small creases, one a few inches the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1265866 (stock #ANR4681)
The Kura
$4,800.00
A pair of crows settle in to the lavishly hung branch of a persimmon tree, few leaves clinging to its gray washed branches. This is a two panel screen by Tomita Keisen dated 1908 and very similar in style to his painting Cat in Cherry Blossoms (1906) published in the catalog Tomita Keisen-Ten. Likely a sketch later made into a screen, faint lines can still be seen where the artist sketched out twigs that were eliminated from the final painting. It is in fine condition. Tomita Keisen (1879-19...