The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1246131 (stock #TCR4530)
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Blue sprays of crisp bamboo and flowers decorate this white porcelain Haisen sake-cup washing bowl by Seifu Yohei III enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A beast head rears up from the back, clamping its mouth on the rim to form the handle. It is 5 x 7-1/2 x 4 inches (12.5 x 19 x 10 cm) and is in fine condition.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1244416 (stock #TCR4522)
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A latticework Hoya of solid silver caps this fine porcelain koro incense burner, a joint work by Miura Chikusen and Hashimoto Kansentsu, enclosed in the original shiho-kiri-wood box signed by both artists. It is 8.5 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall 11 x 16 cm across the handles (4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches). Beast heads form the handles with a scholarly hut on one side, a poem in ancient script opposite. It is signed on the base by Chikusen and on the side by Kansetsu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1243942 (stock #TCR4519)
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Phoenix in gold circle the red body of this deep porcelain bowl by Eiraku Zengoro enclosed in the original wooden box stamped by Shunzan-do studio, for whom the bowl was created by Eiraku Zengoro. It is white within marked on the edges with manjirushi fretwork and a central dial of a phoenix in underglaze cobalt design. The bowl is 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition, signed on the base Dai Nippon Eiraku Zo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1239362 (stock #TCR4484)
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The 14 petal Imperial Chrysanthemum forms a triad emblazoned in gold on the lid of this exquisite mizusashi fresh water jar by Imperial Court Artist Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated as having been received in June 1911. The box is tied with a green silk chord. The piece is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm diameter, roughly 7 inches (18 cm) tall and is in perfect condition. The 16 petal seal with 16 petals between is used only by the emperor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1239271 (stock #TCR4483)
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An exquisite work in ivory colored porcelain by Seifu Yohei III with a pierce-work solid silver hoya lid enclosed in the original wooden box bearing the Teishitsu Gigei-in stamp. It is 4 inches (10 cm) diameter, roughly 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall and in perfect condition.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II. Sent at the age of twelve to study painting under then the top Nanga artist Tanomura Chokunyu, he returned in 1865 due to illness...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1237452 (stock #TCR4467)
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A museum quality koro covered in soft pink glaze decorated with chickens in raised relief surmounted with a woven silver lid by Kiyomizu Rokubei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. For a piece decorated in the same style see the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.
Kiyomizu Rokubei V (1875-1959) began by studying painting from the age of 12 under the 19th century master Kono Bairei...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1233430 (stock #TCR4435)
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The 14 petal Imperial Chrysanthemum flanked by Paulownia is emblazoned in gold on the front of this exquisite vase by Imperial Court Artist Ito Tozan I. Bamboo, the tree that bends but does not break, grows up among the imperial symbology and references the Japanese Imperial line, unbroken for nearly 2000 years. The vase is 8-3/4 inches (22 cm) tall and is in perfect condition. The box is tied with a green silk chord with highlights of orange...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1233073 (stock #TCR4428)
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A man and his horses stroll quietly through the windblown grass decorating in cobalt this fine baluster form porcelain by Miyagawa Kozan II. It comes complete with a rosewood stand. The vase is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and is in excellent 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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1225958 (stock #TCR4402)
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A truly exquisite ivory colored Koro by Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Growing all about the body are flowers and grasses of the fields and the lid is pierced with a Ko-doke (Incense clock) pattern. It is roughly 5 inches (12 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1225470 (stock #TCR4396)
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Sprays of orchids grow along the white ground brushed by Hashimoto Dokuzan on these 13 porcelain tea cups by Eiraku Zengoro enclosed in the original wooden box signed beneath by Zengoro and within the lid by Dokuzan. The cups are 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) Diameter, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Originally made to hold 15, 13 tea cups remain...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1221556 (stock #TCR4360)
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A set of four sake flasks by Seifu Yohei III uniquely decorated with florals in underglaze blue enclosed in a pair of original signed wooden boxes bearing the Teishitsu Gigei-in stamp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1221489 (stock #TCR4359)
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A pair of covered ceremonial Sake-Tsubo called Heiji decorated with the three auspicious winter plants, Sho-chiku-bai (Pine, bamboo and plum) by Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original wooden box titled Shochikubi Moyo Heiji Isso and bearing the Teishitsu Gigei-in stamp. As these are ceremonial (for use before the gods) it is likely he did not sign the box at the time of making, however use of the Teishitsu Gigei-in Stamp would indicate manufacture between 1917 and 1920. It is annotated by Ito To...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1216136 (stock #TCR4309)
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Carp leap from the churning waves on the side of this exquisite porcelain by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box which is protected by an outer black lacquered wooden box (ni-ju-bako). The detail is crisp and clear, everything we would come to expect from this illustrious artist. It is 11 inches (27.5 cm) tall, 4 inches (10 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produc...