The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1290340 (stock #MOR4854)
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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)
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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)
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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 #1289698 (stock #TCR4365)
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1289490 (stock #MOR4362)
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A rare 19th century lacquer box covered in a wave pattern of textured black on black enclosing a verre églomisé glass panel painted on the reverse with a Dutchman clutching an exceptionally long pipe backed with genuine applied gold gilding. The glass panel is rimed in silver lacquer, ad all edges of the box are lacquered gold, the corners decorated with florals and filigree. Glass-e was a popular art form in the later Edo and Meiji periods...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1289448 (stock #MOR4844)
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$950.00
A plum blossom emblazoned on his chest identifies this enshrined Edo period figure as Tenjin, the god of learning enclosed in a beautifully patinated wooden spirit house. The soot crusted image is exquisitely carved with a benign sense of grace. The robed noble is 12 x 6-1/2 x 9 inches (30 x 16.5 x 23 cm), the shrine is 17 x 23-1/2 x 22 inches (43 x 60 x 56 cm) and both are in overall fine, aged condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1289447 (stock #MOR4843)
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$780.00
20 different patterns of scabbard are displayed between bands of rich rosewood on this rare tabaco-bon complete with an unusual bamboo pipe-tap (with rosewood cover) and sometsuke porcelain brazier dating from the early 20th century. There is a horizontal crack in one of the scabbard pieces, that withstanding it is in overall very nice condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1289061 (stock #TCR4842)
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A horse frolics under a stylized pine bough on this unusually shaped mountain-scape tokkuri dating from the 19th century. Color has infused beautifully into the crackled pale glaze, and agano green surmounts the peak. It is 3 x 3-1/2 x 7 inches (8 x 9 x 19 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1288315 (stock #MOR4837)
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$1,200.00
Five drawers fill the side of this kagami-dai cabinet in which is stored a mirror stand (inserting into the top) and silvered mirror. The cabinet is lacquered black within, wine red without and features fine brass hardware. It is 17 x 12 x 13-1/2 inches (43 x 31 x 34 cm). There are a few minor dings typical of use, but overall it is in quite fine condition.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1288314 (stock #TCR4584)
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$450.00
Plovers in gold and silver take flight over the undulating waves on the dark sides of this fine pottery tea container capped with an ivory lid and signed on the base Ninsei. It is 8 cm (3 inches) tall and in fine condition, dating from the later 19th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1288174 (stock #MOR4539)
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$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 : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1287901 (stock #MOR4517)
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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.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1287745 (stock #MOR4836)
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$1,200.00
A sword stand of wood covered in Nashiji Lacquer emblazoned with Mitsuba-Aoi Hollyhock crests of the Edo Shogun. It is 25-1/2 inches (64 cm) tall, the base is 9 x 10 inches (23 x 25 cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1287712 (stock #TCR4833)
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The unlikely friend Kanzan and Jitoku are seen enjoying an outing fishing on the sides of this bowl by Eiraku Zengoro XIV (Tokuzen/Myozen) and Okamoto Shuseki enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition.
The box bears the stamps used by the two 14th generation heads of the Eiraku family, Tokuzen (1853-1909) and his wife Myozen (1852-1927)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1287459 (stock #TCR4831)
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A snail ascends the side of this very unusual basket shaped vase by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan. It is 11 inches (27.5 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in fine condition, stamped on the base Makuzu. It comes in a quality modern Kiri-wood box. I believe the shape is that of an eel basket...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1286694 (stock #ALR4829)
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$2,950.00
A superb rendering of two dragons vying in a darkened sky signed Eitoku Fujiwara Mitsunori and attributable to Tosa Mitsunori. It is 34 x 94 inches (86 x 239 cm) and has been restored at considerable expense. The mounting is green silk patterned with stormy waves extended with beige, and it features huge bone rollers. This has Mitsunori’s famous dark wet washes, a signature of his work and work of the Tosa School in the Momoyama to early Edo period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1286520 (stock #ALR4828)
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$950.00
18th century Ukiyo-e painting of a hawk in vivid colors signed Tomiyasu (Fu-an). It is performed in light pigment on silk, mounted in Edo period cloth with bone rollers. It measures 16 x 68 inches (41 x 173 cm) and comes enclosed in a wooden box. There are references to an Ukiyo-e artist (or family) active from the early to mid Edo period (1680s to 1760s) named Fu-an, no specific dates.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1286250 (stock #TCR4826)
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A pair of unique three part tokkuri by Taniguchi Chojiro consisting of a top, which turned upside down forms the cup, a central ring on which the cup rests, and the bottle, which, when assembled, make the form of a temple bell. These are made after the infamous bell of Hokoji Temple which provided (a rather lame) excuse for Tokugawa Ieyasu to crush the Toyotomi family and claim the country for his own, therefore beginning the Tokugawa Dynasty which ruled Japan for over 250 years...