The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1286043 (stock #ALR4822)
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A makimono recording beheadings and killing of criminals in Bunkyu 2 and 3 (1862-3) during the waning days of the Edo Shogunate. 22 killings are recorded, some giving names of the executed, and personal details of tehm, their crimes, and locations of the body. Others seem to be an Edo era crime scene investigation recording only the events of bodies found and suspected of being killed in the perpetration of a crime...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1285968 (stock #SAR4821)
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An Edo period Me-no-shita ho mask of iron in Sabiji nuri with black and red silk lacing, and a broad mustache over a sweeping snarl of teeth. Inside is lacquered red, outside russet lacquer and the nodokake is lacquered black. There are some chips to the lacquer in the kiritsuke kozane throat defense, but is overall in very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1285967 (stock #MOR4820)
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$3,000.00
A silver Shishi Lion Looks Sheepishly back, a rope and bell pulling around the edge of the lid of this fine rust colored antique suzuri-bako writing box. Inside, on the other end of the rope, is a badger like creature in blue on silver flecked black. It contains a silver Suiteki in the shape of a flying crane set into a silver base and a red-lacquered ink-stone. The box is 20 x 24 x 4 cm and in fine condition, dating from the mid 19th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1285834 (stock #MOR4818)
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A silver rabbit and large solid bronze figure of the young god O-kuninushi no Mikado by Oshima Joun on a black lacquered stand enclosed in the original signed and red lacquered wooden box with separate compartments for the table and figure. Here we see O-kuninushi seated beside his bundle of belongings, hand extended in benevolence to the meak creature. The box is titled O-kuninushi Go-Zo, Go Okimono, Tobu Oshimia Joun Sakku followed by a ka-o signature...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1285574 (stock #ALR4816)
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$625.00
A dragon rises in the tempest, one clawed foot reaching through the storm for the prize; a fine representation by Meiji artist Ueshima Hozan enclosed in a period wooden box. Performed with ink on silk, the scene is mounted in cloud patterned green brocade extended with beige. Overall in fine condition, there is some dirtiness along the roller bar. It is 20 x 77 inches (50 x 196 cm) and comes enclosed in a period wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1285484 (stock #MOR4814)
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A bronze plack by Teishitsu Gigei-in Hirata Muneyuki depicting the Meiji Emperor surmounted by the imperial Chrysanthemum and mounted in an austere Kiri-wood frame, enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Meiji Tenno Go Son Zo (humble image of his Majesty the Meiji Emperor). Top and bottom of the frame are regal purple chords ending in tassels, and it is backed with Sarasa-cloth patterned with phoenix dials. It is 30 x 39 cm (12 x 15 inches) and is in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1285243 (stock #AOR4813)
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Superb silk wraps this extensive sumi-e study of the summer garden accented with gold by Tamamura Hokuto enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Saien no Maki. Ink washes and gold on paper mounted with gilded piping, the rollers are either glass or crystal. It is 15-1/2 inches (39 cm) x almost 30 feet (9 meters) long and is in fine condition.
Tamamura Hokuto (Zennosuke, 1893-1951) was born in Kyoto to a family dealing in wooden shoes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1285167 (stock #MOR4811)
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$1,800.00
A pair of small lacquered boxes with solid silver rims decorated with cranes and turtles without, waves and clouds within, and enclosed in the original wooden box stamped Zohiko. The Turtle is performed on ro-iro polished black with mother of pearl and raised gold maki-e. The Rimpa style cranes are mother of pearl and gold with black legs. The boxes are 6-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 3 inches (16.5 x 14 x 7 cm) and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1285091 (stock #TCR4810)
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A small Wangata bowl decorated with falling maple leaves designed by Imao Keinen and enclosed in the original wooden box. It is 4 inches (10 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) tall. There is a hairline crack in the bowl (see close-up photos).
Imao Keinen (1845-1924) was born in Kyoto, and initially schooled in the Ukiyoe style before becoming a pupil of Suzuki Hyakunen, from whom he received his name...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1285003 (stock #TCR4809)
The Kura
$450.00
A unique square handled shino plate dating from the late Edo to Meiji period with rope-like rim. It is roughly 8 inches (20 cm) square and in fine condition, enclosed in a period wooden storage box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1284801 (stock #ALR4806)
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$660.00
A traveler wanders open roads through horrendous crags, the promise of arrival and companionship hidden beyond the hills in a quiet dwelling. This is a wonderful ink on silk image by Tanaka Hakuin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Largely leafless trees indicate late winter. It is wrapped in a green silk border with pale piping terminating in bone rollers. It is 22-1/2 x 51 inches (56.5 x 130 cm) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1284724 (stock #MOR4805)
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A superb 19th century hanging moon Vase of caramel bronze gilded inside entrrely with gold and enclosed in a custom kiri-wood period box titled Kara-kin Gekkei Hanaire (gilded Chinese-Bronze Vase). In this case the word Chinese does not indicate it being manufactured in China, but using a mixture of bronze based on Chinese origins. It is quite large at 14 inches (36 cm) diameter and comes with the original chain and insert for hanging and display of flowers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1284067 (stock #ALR4802)
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$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)
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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.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1283427 (stock #TCR4798)
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$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)
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$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)
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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)
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$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.