The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1293639 (stock #ANR4798)
The Kura
$2,600.00
A pair of brightly colored Shishi frolic among peonies on this fine Edo period set of paintings mounted on a two panel screen. It is performed with pigment on silk. The signature appears to read Fukusai. Each panel is 29 x 57-1/2 inches (73.5 x 146.5 cm). It looks to have been restored in the early 20th century, with a wide border of bronze brocade inside a red lacquered wooden frame, and has been backed with sarasa cloth patterned with karakusa florals.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1286694 (stock #ALR4829)
The Kura
$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)
The Kura
$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 : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1285574 (stock #ALR4816)
The Kura
$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 : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1285243 (stock #AOR4813)
The Kura
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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 : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1284801 (stock #ALR4806)
The Kura
$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 : 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 : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1278941 (stock #ANR4741)
The Kura
$2,600.00
8 calligraphic paper poetry cards float on clouds of gold and silver flake over delicate flowers blossoming on applied gold. Some of the poem titles are: Autmn Moon in the Old Garden, Faraway Temple Bell at Night, and Evening Lights in the Fishing Village. Exchanges of poetry on these types of cards or on Tanzaku cards is a long esteemed tradition throughout the year in Japan. Often these cards would be kept for generations, and often applied to paneled screens such as this one...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1265916 (stock #ALR4682)
The Kura
$2,750.00
A superb Painting in the true literati tradition by Fujimoto Tesseki enclosed in a double wood box annotated by Yano Kyoson (1890-1965, using the art name Koshin-an). The ink and light color on paper scene is mounted between ichimonji of squirrels in vines set into a brass colored field of silk patterned with arabesque florals and features huge Zogei rollers. The scroll is 30 x 88-1/2 inches (76 x 224 cm) and is in overall very good condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1265866 (stock #ANR4681)
The Kura
$4,800.00
A pair of crows settle in to the lavishly hung branch of a persimmon tree, few leaves clinging to its gray washed branches. This is a two panel screen by Tomita Keisen dated 1908 and very similar in style to his painting Cat in Cherry Blossoms (1906) published in the catalog Tomita Keisen-Ten. Likely a sketch later made into a screen, faint lines can still be seen where the artist sketched out twigs that were eliminated from the final painting...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1265447 (stock #ALR4671)
The Kura
$2,900.00
An ink painting of bamboo by Tomioka Tessai enclosed in a wooden box endorsed by Sakamoto Kojo titled Ganchiku. It is 67.5 x 199 cm (26-1/2 x 78 inches) and has been long ago mounted in excellent brocade. There are some holes visible in the original paper which were repaired when the painting was re-backed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1264925 (stock #ANR4666)
The Kura
$3,800.00
Four ink on paper paintings of scholar items mounted on age darkened silver opposite sheer white paper clouded with gold flake by Murata Kokoku. Antique Handles adorn both sides, the sliver side of dark orbs contain a crescent moon in gold...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1264811 (stock #ANR4665 B)
The Kura
$4,800.00
A set of four double sided Edo period Fusuma doors decorated in ink and light color on paper by two separate artists at different times. One side is painted by Nakabayashi Chikuto, the other somewhat older, unsigned but certainly by an accomplished artist blending late Kano techniques with Nanga and traces of Haiga. The Chikuto side shows a shoreline covered in fine sprays of bamboo with squared stones typical of the artists’ mature style rising from the calm waters accented with soft touche...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1264810 (stock #ANR4665 A)
The Kura
$4,800.00
A set of four double sided Edo period Fusuma doors decorated in ink and light color on paper by two separate artists at different times. One side is painted by Nakabayashi Chikuto, the other somewhat older, unsigned but certainly by an accomplished artist blending late Kano techniques with Nanga and traces of Haiga. The Chikuto side shows a shoreline covered in fine sprays of bamboo with squared stones typical of the artists’ mature style rising from the calm waters accented with soft touche...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1264490 (stock #MOR4661)
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A pair of Wooden doors dating from the later Meiji to Taisho period of fine clear grained panels hand-painted with butterflies, birds, and floral dials in brilliant color by Maruyama Oyo in red lacquered wooden frames retaining the original brass hardware. They are made for an opening 141.5 x 180 cm (55-3/4 x 71 inches). They are in overall fine condition. These were acquired from a large estate along the Kamiyagawa River in Kyoto’s posh Kinugasa district.
Maruyama Oyo (1868-1923) wa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1264344 (stock #MOR4659)
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5 brief lines of poetry like whisps of smoke impressed onto the crescent moon on this sheer white folding fan on softly glowing bamboo frame decorated by Otagaki Rengetsu. The poem reads:
noni yama ni ukarete kaerusa o neya made okuru aki no yo no tsuki
Through fields and mountains, so enchanting, on the way home
The autumn moon accompanied me, All the way to my bedroom.
It is 17-1/2 inches wide fully extended. There is some damage to the waxed paper to the left and b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1264119 (stock #ANR4653A)
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Plums blossom across 24 panels, harbinger of Spring and a cue to the scholars it is time to end the winter isolation and set out on journeys to old acquaintances. Ink and light color on paper dated 1913 with applied gold flake in a silk border decorated with gold designs enclosed in a black lacquer wooden frame. It retains the original backing paper. The screens are 149 x 68 inches (379 x 172 cm) and in excellent condition.
Ikeda Keisen (1863-1931) worked initially under his father Iked...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1263806 (stock #ANR4375B)
The Kura
$16,000.00
16,000.00 An 18th-19th century Literati landscape featuring a scholars gathering in a forest of pines on one side, a pair of boats pulling up to a hermitage on the other. These are published in the book Jidai Byobu Shuei (pre-restoration, pages 76 and 77). They have been completely restored maintaining the original cloth border and are in superb condition. Each screen measures 70-1/2 x 150-1/2 inches (179 x 382 cm).
So Gessen (1741-1809) was an artist initially trained in Edo under Sa...