The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1284449 (stock #TCR4803)
The Kura
$750.00
Kusunoki Masashige rests between battles in front of a cloth draped with his family crest on the side of this unusual baluster form vase from the Banko kilns. The imagery is performed simply in dark lines and bright gold on the raw clay. A superb rendering of the figure who was so popular in Japan from the pre-Meiji restoration through the second world war. The vase is 13 inches (33 cm) tall, 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition. It comes enclosed in a period wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1284067 (stock #ALR4802)
The Kura
$2,200.00
A classic Zen theme of a blind man crossing a bridge by Edo period Zen Priest So Gessen enclosed in a period annotated wooden box. The artist has depicted the scene with much humor, perhaps a self portrait of himself before enlightenment, bumbling through life blind and afraid to cross the bridge (to enlightenment). However once on the path happy and seeking what secrets lie ahead. The scroll retains its original Edo mountings befitting the austerity of a zen quarters...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1284066 (stock #TCR4801)
The Kura
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A set of 12 Kogo incense containers representing the 12 animals of the zodiac by Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden stacking-box. Each is roughly between 2 and 4 inches (5-10 cm). The Inoshishi (wild boar) has a small chip, otherwise all are in superb condition. In twenty years I have never seen a set like this and it certainly belongs in a museum...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1283427 (stock #TCR4798)
The Kura
$1,450.00
Heavily textured ash clings to the surface of this excavated Kamakura period Japanese bowl. A kiln flaw, it was likely discarded, only to be found some centuries later. One side has been re-attached, and two kiln flaws filled. Although possibly late Heian, it is certainly from the early Kamakura, and we are dating it thus (12th -13th century). 11-1/2 x 12-1/2 x 4 inches (29 x 32 x 10 cm) and comes in a fine modern kiri-wood box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1283036 (stock #TCR4796)
The Kura
$350.00
A Koro incense burner on three legs with mock ringed-demon head handles covered in crackled Kyo-satsuma glaze with a lid pierced by three Nunome (wild boar eye) heart shapes. It is 3 inches (8 cm) tall, 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition, enclosed in a custom made kiri-wood box and dating from the second half of the 19th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1283021 (stock #TCR4795)
The Kura
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Plovers soar over thrashing waves on the side of this 19th century Chaire tea urn signed Kenzan and wrapped in a silk bag enclosed in an age darkened Kiri-wood box. It is 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition, with a polished bone lid lined with gold foil.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1282831 (stock #TCR4792)
The Kura
$1,250.00
An Edo period Oribe lightning-shaped handled-dish (Te-bachi) decorated with a bamboo fence and scrolling vines between green clouds enclosed in a wooden box dated Kaei 4 (1851). It is 11 x 13 x 4-1/2 inches (28 x 33 x 11 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1282623 (stock #MOR4790)
The Kura
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A Shuro carved from a burl of raw dark kiri-wood decorated with wild (16 petal) chrysanthemum among autumn grasses in gold maki-e and pierced with a gourd on top. Interspersed are images of the goshichi nobori-kiri mon (crest) which symbolizes Governmental/Imperial links and is now the official crest of the prime minister, and the 16 petal chrysanthemum symbolizes the main Imperial family. It rests on a silk pillow, enclosed in an ancient wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1282622 (stock #TCR4789)
The Kura
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A Kakehana Wall Vase commonly used in the tea room dating from the first half of the Edo period and enclosed in an age darkened wooden box. Blown ash glaze clings to the blasted front, the rest in austere raw red clay. Some of the glaze has been lost around the top, testament to its age and use. It is 7 inches (18.5 cm) tall and in fine overall condition but for some chips around the base (see photos).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1282185 (stock #MOR4788)
The Kura
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A large bronze image of a samurai returning from battle, his leggings still attached, joyfully reunited with his child, signed Seiko (Harumitsu). Excellent detail, one can truly feel the joy of life. It is 13 inches (33 cm) tall, and weighs 10 kg (23 lbs), dating from the Meiji/Taisho era. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1282178 (stock #MOR4786)
The Kura
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Ten 16 petal Kikumon Chrysanthemum (symbols of Imperial Lineage) in silver over swirling vines on gold circle the shoulder of this superbly crafted Te-aburi hand warmer enclosed in a period wooden box. The body of white Kiri is decorated with cranes and clouds in maki-e, capped with rosewood and sitting on a rosewood base. Inside is a brass container gilded with gold around the upper half...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1282043 (stock #TCR4783)
The Kura
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A butterfly decorates the lid of this White porcelain box by Seifu Yohei I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) square, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Seifu Yohei I (1803-1861) founded the Seifu dynasty in Kyoto. He was born in powerful Kaga-kuni, modern day Kanazwa prefecture...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1281910 (stock #MOR4507)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A Bakumatsu era (mid 19th century) sculpture of the bearded Daruma, patriarch of Zen Buddhism, standing resolute with robes clasped in front. The detail is fine, with a curly beard and large rings hanging from his lobes. It is 65 cm (25 inches) tall, and in fine condition, weighing 8.5 kg (roughly 17 pounds). There is a filled hole in the base where it was once attached to a stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1281320 (stock #TCR4553)
The Kura
$175.00
A 19th century Susa-Yaki Bukka Vase in the shape of a Bamboo stump. It is 7 inches (18 cm) tall and in fine condition. Susa was a pottery style originating in the Susa district of Hagi in the 16th century. Pieces utilizing green glazes are most common.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1281208 (stock #TCR4777)
The Kura
$2,400.00
The crumpled form of a kiln-flawed nanban vase is propped up on a custom carved rosewood base and enclosed in an age darkened wooden box titled Konanto Kabin. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall plus the base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1280879 (stock #MOR4776)
The Kura
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A large heavy bronze image of a Shojo Sake-Sprite holding a massive sake cup, head tilting to the side as the liquor takes affect. It is signed Shosai on a cartouche on the back of the robes. The figure is very well cast, 9 inches (23 cm) tall, 7-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (19 x 22 cm) across the base and is in fine condition, weighing roughly 5.6 kg (12.5 lbs).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1280729 (stock #MOR4775)
The Kura
$2,650.00
A superb Furuya-ishi Stone like a prehistoric shishi covered in dinosaur scales and spikes set onto a rosewood base. One of the most unusual stones I have seen. Furuya stones are from the mountainous region of Wakayama, and are highly prized for their rugged qualities and unusual shapes scored with white lines. This is an excellent example. It is 11 x 6 x 11 inches (27.5 x 16 x 27.5 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1280508 (stock #TCR4770)
The Kura
$1,550.00
A pale glazed lantern with removable top carved with floral sprays in the windows and pierced top (to allow heat and smoke from the burning candle or oil dish to escape). There is a repair to the tip of one of the flames in the finial (see close-up); otherwise is in surprisingly excellent condition. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall and comes enclosed in a dilapidated wooden storage box...