The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1301496 (stock #MOR4884)
The Kura
$2,900.00
Anyone who has ever been to Hokkaido will know the famous carving skill of the Ainu people, the indigenous tribe from that Northern Island. Here are nine antique chisels and knives for hand carving, obviously made for carving something very big. There are five flat chisels, one knife and three corner chisels. The flat chisels vary in length from 82 cm to 32 cm, (32 to 13 inches) the corner chisels 23 to 53 cm (9 to 21 inches), and the carving knife 26.5 cm (10-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1299823 (stock #TCR4882)
The Kura
$1,800.00
A small roaring Shishi lion in the Ninsei style by Miyagawa Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Koro (incense burner). It is 2 x 2-1/2 x 3 inches (5 x 6.5 x 7 cm) and is 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 : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1299417 (stock #MOR4878)
The Kura
$520.00
A Minogame Sea Turtlestands resolute on a boulder amidst churning waves staring out to sea at a grass script poem brushed deftly in the distance and signed Misako. This is possibly the female poet and scholar Kokubun Misako (no dates) active from the later Meiji period through the early post-war years who served at Waseda University around the turn of the century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1299237 (stock #TCR4880)
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Rimpa style pines in blue decorate this Kashibachi bowl by Kiyomizu Rokubei V (Rokuwa) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8-1/2 inches (21 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Kiyomizu Rokubei V (1875-1959) began by studying painting from the age of 12 under the 19th century master Kono Bairei. Upon graduation from the Kyoto Municipal School of painting, he apprenticed under his father Rokubei IV...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1298924 (stock #ALR4878)
The Kura
$1,800.00
Pines covered in snow stand sentry on the shore painted by Suzuki Hyakunen While Mt. Fuji looms ghostlike off the canvas in the distance. Traces of the tatami upon which it is painted are visible upon close inspection. This was part of a large collection of works from an old family in Hikone, one of the important points on the old Tokkaido...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1298519 (stock #MOR4875)
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Hairy fresh water crabs scuttle this way and that about a bundle of lotus on this large hand painted silk Fukusa by Shige Shunto. Above and to the left it is signed Shunto, and in the lower right is stamped Chikushun. It is 22-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches (57 x 62 cm) and is in overall fine condition. It came from the same house as several of the other Fukusa we are listing, and bears the crest of the Ii clan on the back in white on black and features gold couched thread tassels on the corners...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1298472 (stock #MOR4873)
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A large Fukusa silk cloth hand painted in ink with turtles by Suzuki Hyakunen and a verse by Ema Tenko. Gold tassels decorate the corners and it is backed with verdant green bearing the crest of the Ii clan. It is 28-1/2 x 25-1/2 inches (72.5 x 65 cm) and is in overall fine condition.
Ema Tenko (1825-1901) was a Physician and scholar-artist/calligrapher born the sixth son of Confucian scholar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1297895 (stock #MOR4476)
The Kura
$300.00
A rake and broom under and ancient pine in gold couched thread represent lifelong marital bliss and longevity on the blue silk field of this antique Fukusa backed with vermillion silk crepe. It is roughly 26 x 24 inches (67 x 60 cm) and is in fine condition but for a square stain on back where it was folded, and a missing tassel.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1297874 (stock #AOR4871)
The Kura
$450.00
Overlapping fans are painted with calligraphy and a landscape by the Meiji period Bunjin artist, collector and banking magnate/politician Oku-Randen (1836-1897) dated the Autumn of 1895. The overlapping panelsof white are on a pale blue smooth silk backed with crimson patterned silk and features blue decorative chords on the corners. It is 19 x 20 inches (49 x 51 cm) and in overall fine condition. There is a stain on the back red silk...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1297606 (stock #TCR4869)
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An anonymous antique robin’s-egg-blue vase entirely engraved in three dimensional overlapping leaves. It stands 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) tall, 9 inches (23 cm) diameter and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1297003 (stock #MOR4867)
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An Edo period Buddhist image of Fudomyo-O, sword in hand, glass eyes gleaming darkly in the shadow of his furrowed brow. It is 16 inches (40 cm) tall plus the (modern) base. As can be seen, the left arm has been re-attached, and there has been some loss to the encrustation of smoke and incense which has patinated around the elbows. Otherwise it is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1296371 (stock #TCR4367)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A rare long, high-walled Te-tsuki Oribe basin with an unusual braided handle dating from the mid Edo period. Iron vines and designs decorate the earth-toned glaze on one side, the other simply covered in a splash of yellow-tinged green glaze, which runs to form a deep dark pool of blue-green glass in the corner. It is roughly 9-1/2 x 6 x 5 inches (24 x 15 x 13 cm) and comes enclosed in an antique wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1296263 (stock #TCR4863)
The Kura
$300.00
It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and is in fine condition, dating from the Meiji period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1295908 (stock #TCR4816)
The Kura
$395.00
A very unusual shallow basin from the Sendai area kilns of Tsutsumi covered in a thick olive glaze shouldered with freckled white. Six rods supported the piece in the kiln, and they are still visible within along with a large kutsuki of brick red clay. It is 14-1/2 inchdes (37 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) deep and in fine condition. More common Tsutsumi bowls are either deeper, by a couple of inches, or more shallow in the traditional Ishi-zara style...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1295350 (stock #ALR4811)
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Nandina laden with berries grows up around the sparsely blossoming ragged pluym in this painting by Hirai Baisen dating from the Taisho to early Showa eras enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakubai-Nanten (White plum-Nandina). The pigment on silk image is bordered in superb brocade and terminates in large ivory rollers (they will need to be changed if shipped outside Japan). The scroll measures 26 inches x 7 feet (66 x 214 cm) and is in overall fine condition, with a few minor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1295290 (stock #ALR4810)
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An early work featuring white walls in Autumn foliage by Kitamura Seigyu enclosed in the original signed double wooden box. The box appears to be titled HakuryuJi no yu (evening around Hakuryuji). There are many places named Hakuryuji in Japan, so it is difficult ot be specific, but near his home of Hokkaido, and a place he would have passed through is a Hakuryuji in mountainous and rural Akita prefecture. This work is performed with pigment and powdered silver on silk, and dates from very ea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1295158 (stock #ALR4807)
The Kura
$1,850.00
A neko-tora tiger in typical Nagasaki School design looks over its shoulder on this finely painted work signed Tsuneyama Gen’ei. Pigment and ink on silk, it has been completely remounted without overpainting. The scroll measures 15-1/2 x 68-1/2 inches (40 x 174 cm) and is in fine condition. The silk canvas is bordered in green silk with white piping and retains the original antique wood rollers.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1294671 (stock #MOR4805)
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An Edo period (dated) wooden incense clock used for timing Zen meditation sessions made of lacquered hardwood with a drawer containing implements and even two ancient paper bags of incense. It is 10 inches (25 cm) square, 18-1/2 inches (47 cm) tall and in overall exceptionally good condition. The thin wood of the top has dried and cracked with time and use as to be expected. On the bottom it is dated Ansei 5 (1858) from Ota in Iwami-no-kuni (present day Yamaguchi prefecture) followed by what ...