The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1291036 (stock #TCR4870)
The Kura
$180.00
An oil plate dating from the Meiji period covered in burnt orange crackled glaze with a silvered bottom like lusterware. Roughly 16 cm (6-1/2 inches) diameter and in fine condition. This is perfect for the small lantern used in the Tea Room.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1291033 (stock #TCR4869)
The Kura
$750.00
A fine Tetsu-yu Chaire in rich red clay from the Niwa-yaki kinlns of Zeze in Otsu, first and last stop on the Old Tokaido from Kyoto. It has a zogei lid and comes wrapped in a silk bag, enclosed in a black lacquered wooden container. It is 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall, 2 inches (5 cm) diameter and in fine condition, the raw clay on the base worn to a beautiful sheen. Due to age the outer wrapping of silk on the bag containing the piece has partially disintegrated.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1291032 (stock #TCR4320)
The Kura
$1,300.00
A single undulating line forms waves on the neck of this handled Iga pot dating from the 17th century. Green ash glaze covers the upper front, leaving a smattering of ash and raw clay visible over the body, the occasional shiseki stone bursting from the surface. The Tsubo is 8 inches (20.5 cm) tall, roughly 6 inches (16 cm) diameter. There are of course small old nicks but no major damage or repairs. This is a superb example of Ko-Iga pottery...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1291030 (stock #TCR4450)
The Kura
$1,850.00
A rare 17th century Yanagikawa Tea Bowl of elongated form with a small gold repair in one end enclosed in an antique kiri-wood Kabuse-bako elaborately detailed with a story within. It features a very unusual double notched square foot, bare in parts revealing soft wet red clay. According to what we can read of the inscription, this was made around 1633 during the reign of Tokugawa Iemitsu, the same year as the Shimabara Rebellion...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1291029 (stock #TCR4489)
The Kura
$600.00
A spray of ink decorates the side of this Edo period Karatsu Kataguchi Chawan Tea bowl enclosed in a black lacquered wooden box. It is 6-1/2 x 4 x 3 inches (15.5 x 9 x 8.5 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1291027 (stock #TCR4449)
The Kura
$950.00
A wide Hira Chawan covered in earthy gray glaze with an upturned rim dating from the 17th to 18th centuries enclosed in a tattered red lacquered wooden box. The very small Kodai is in the style of early imported Chinese ware, yet the shape is distinctly Japanese. It is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) diameter, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1290940 (stock #TCR4441)
The Kura
$3,500.00
A superb early 17th century Karatsu Chaire with a gold lined ivory lid wrapped in a silk bag enclosed in a black lacquered cylinder which is also wrapped in a silk bag and enclosed in a red lacquered wooden box tied with lavender silk chord. The Chaire is 2-3/4 inches (7 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter. The black lacquer cylinder has a crack in the lacquer within. Otherwise all is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1290865 (stock #TCR4866)
The Kura
$1,200.00
An important and rare Fushinayaki Pottery Sencha tea brazier Rodai decorated by Tanomura Chokunyu and made in the former castle kiln of Izumo province. A simple hut is shaded by a grand tree at the foot of a tree covered mountain accompanied by a poem in Kanshi. The tile was meant to be placed under a Ryoro brazier for making steeped tea. It is 7 inches (18 cm) square, 1 inch (2 cm) thick. It bears two stamps beneath, Izumo Jakuzan and Eizo, and is dated Meiji 12 (1879) in red...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1290794 (stock #TCR4865)
The Kura
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A superb 3 stage ukibori Hakuji white porcelain Koro dating form the 19th century of extremely pure calium clay. This is either from the Hirado kiln area, or possibly top quality Kyo-yaki. The main brazier sits on triad of beast-head feet, supporting a diaper above which is a trumpeting body with raised floral motifs and abstract patterns. Above is a covered pot, made in the manner of a Chagama Tea Ceremony Water Kettle...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1290656 (stock #ANR4862)
The Kura
$1,400.00
Drifts of snow and drifts of rain clouds decorate this pair of sumi-e ink screens with soft washes of color by preeminent Shijo artist Mori Yuzan. Deer stand solitary below laden pines on the snow riven shore, while a bird takes flight, arcing down through the sky searching for perch in a mountain squall. They are performed with ink and soft washes of color on paper mounted in fine silk borders with black lacquered frames finished in the corners with fine metal hardware...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1290504 (stock #TCR3007)
The Kura
$550.00
A fine pale ceramic dish, the center of the plate swelling like the Autumn moon, by Eiraku Zengoro XII decorated with a poem over autumn grasses signed on the reverse Baido (Asani Baido) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The dish is 8-3/4 (22.3 cm) diameter and is in perfect condition, stamped on the base Zengoro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1290500 (stock #TCR4372)
The Kura
$500.00
Although reminiscent of very old Tamba, this is likely a salt jar from Luzon, an area with a very long trade history with Japan. It was purchased as part of a collection of tea ceramics. The deeply scored lines and crosshatching provide a tactile playground for the hands and eyes. The irregular shaped and slight sag in the lip add a sense of immediacy, and the richly glistening caramel glaze is superb, leading to drips around the base...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1290414 (stock #TCR4855)
The Kura
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A simple Tsurukubi (cranes neck) form in clear celadon by Miyagawa Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) tall and 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1290340 (stock #MOR4854)
The Kura
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A very rare and hard to find 19th century gilded Crown (Kanmuri) for use in the Japanese Noh Theater. A golden phoenix takes flight from the parapet atop in the center of the elaborate piece, surrounded by sun, moon, flaming jewels and colorful lotus from which are suspended extravagant chains of coral beads and gilded ornaments. Made of metal, paper, wood and thin wire, the entire is covered in gold with the sun and moon in glass and the burning jewels in metal...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1290254 (stock #SAR4851)
The Kura
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A Kawadzuke kon-odoshi Nimai Do Tosei Gusoku Featuring a Toppai Kabuto of Sabiji-nuri on iron with brass Tehen Kanamono and Fukurin. From the bowl hangs a 5 plate Shikoro covered in leather and laced in the sugake style. It has matching five plate Chu-sode with 3 colors of lacing, and a negoro red and black lacquered iron mask with blue-laced Kawadzuke nodokake. The Do is of two parts, joined iron plates covered in leather hinged under the left arm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1289966 (stock #MOR4850)
The Kura
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A large leaf shape woven of bamboo in a frame of gnarled wood. It is 70 x 40 x 8 cm (27-1/2 x 16 x 3 inches). There is a piece of wire wrapped around two branches where they join, which appear to be an ad-hoc reinforcement. Otherwise it is in fine condition. Leaf shaped dishes were very popular in the late 19th and early 20th century as an expression of the Sencha literati tea aesthetic, and this piece too likely dates from that era.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1289699 (stock #TCR4848)
The Kura
$1,250.00
A bakumatsu era (mid 19th century) Shishi Koro of dark red clay covered in a rich green glaze from the Banko kilns in Mie. It is 14 x 24 x 8 cm (9 x 5-1/2 x 3 inches) and is in fine condition but for one clawed toe which has been chipped. This squat style of facial expression was popular from the declining years of the Edo period into the early Meiji, and fits the date of this piece perfectly.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1289698 (stock #TCR4365)
The Kura
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A very rare Edo period Ao-Bizen (Blue Bizen) Koro in the shape of Hotei leaning against his bag, the sack forming the basin of the incense burner. What a tremendous expression! A label inside the ancient Jindai-sugi age blackened cedar box reads Bizen-yaki Hotei Go-Koro, Nishi-no-Maru yori and is followed by the date Tenpo 5 (1835) fifth month and signed Chitsuryo (?) The fact it was stored in the Nishi-no-Maru would indicate it was part of a castle or great palace inventory. It is 7-1/2 x 4...