The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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 : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1282178 (stock #MOR4786)
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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 : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1280468 (stock #MOR4769)
The Kura
$1,150.00
A monkey is scratched out in Brown tinged black on a silver tinged black ground, reaching down from a limb to grasp the reflection of the moon. The scene is signed Shuko-saku and comes in a textured metalic-black lacquered frame and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 13-1/2 x 25 inches (64 x 34.5 cm), meant to be suspended by the brown silk chord attached with silver hardware at the top of the frame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1279227 (stock #MOR4746)
The Kura
$1,350.00
A tanzaku-ire poem card storage box decorated with a spray of bamboo in gold on shunkei red lacquer designed by Kamisaka Sekka and enclosed in the original wooden box signed by the lacquer artist Iwamura. It is 3 x 15 inches (8 x 38 cm) and is in fine condition.
Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) is the godfather of 20th century Japanese design and the Rimpa revival. He was born in Kyoto in 1866, one of six siblings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1278892 (stock #MOR4739)
The Kura
$2,500.00
Stained Ivory plovers soar over rough seas on all sides of this spectacular anonymous mulberry wood tea box dating from the opening years of the 20th century. It is made to carry a small tea set, whisk, bowl, natsume, fukin, kogo and chashaku etc. There is a mark on the underside of the inner tray by the wood-worker (sashimono-shi) that reads Senshin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1275829 (stock #MOR4732)
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Even the carrying box is a work of art for these two lacquered wooden vases decorated in Taka-makie with young pine boughs. They come secured away in a lacquered carrying case with a bronze handle and decorated with a family crest. They are 9 inches (23 cm) tall each and are both in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1264218 (stock #MOR4579)
The Kura
$2,200.00
An unusual and exquisite Suzuri-Bako Writing box of rounded form containing two suzuri stones made from petrified wood and a magatama shaped silver water-dropper. A solid silver bead rim separates and protects the edges of the base and lid. Inside, reflecting the (once wooden) stones, Pine trees are performed with gold maki-e. The box is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. The large stone is for black writing ink, the small stone for red stamp ink...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1250843 (stock #MOR4138)
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A set of five handpainted wooden dishes dating from the Meiji period from painters at the studio of Kono Bairei (1844-1895), one of the most famous studios of the Meiji, including work by Takeuchi Seiho, Yamamoto Shunkyo Tamanami Gyokuha and 2 by Tsuji Kako. Turned from what appears t be Zelkova, each is covered in clear lacquer upon which the respective artists have decorated in black. Each dish is 16 cm (6-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition enclosed in a stamped wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1247599 (stock #MOR4545)
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A small round gourd: polished, cut and decorated inside with delicate fronds in gold on black maki-e. This is superb. It is 3 inches diameter (7.5 cm) and in perfect condition, enclosed in a quality old kiri-wood box. .
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1244605 (stock #MOR4524)
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A fine tame-nuri three tiered Jubako Lacquered box made by Heian Zohiko and decorated by Suzuki Shonen. A gold landscape creates a wavering band about the middle box, with a single pine tree rising majestically up over the lid. The set of three boxes sits on a wooden base. It is covered in a soft transparent red lacquer outside, and lacquered black within. The lid is signed in ink by Shonen and comes in the original wooden box signed Heian Zohiko...