The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Nature on View in the Scholars Studio
The aesthetic of the scholar studio is embodied in an acute appreciation for representations of the natural world in any form; from the subject of a painting in the alcove to the texture of the wood on the desk and the colors or deformities in the bamboo brush hanging from a piece of natural wood.
A profound influence from China, through the practice of Chinese style steeped tea (Sencha) and glorification of the Literati ideal of the Ming is part of the dual basis of Japans Scholar tradition. Equally important is an understanding and appreciation of natural degradation and the fleeting nature of existence espoused in the ideal of wabi-sabi and the world of Japanese Powdered Tea (Maccha). Behind both these concepts lies a basis in Zen (Chan) Buddhist precepts and Taoist/Confucianist Philosophy.
Stone. Wood. Earth. Grain. Texture. Form. All natural, imperfect, transient and unique.
This exhibition focuses on works collected by these various peoples over radically changing times, and I hope you will enjoy taking a peak through the window into the scholarís realm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1264452 (stock #MOR4610)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Finely molded and decorated on the deck with phoenix and on the side with waves and flying fish enclosed in a box signed Heian Juryu-Do It is 25 x 1.5 x 16 cm and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1264342 (stock #TCR4607)
The Kura
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A set of five Porcelain Tea Cups decorated by 5 individual artists from the early 20th century; Tomioka Tessai, Tajika Chikuson, Kamisaka Sekka, Imao Keinen and another as yet unidentfied artist, stamped on the base by the kiln. Each cup is uniquely hand painted by the artist; all stamped on the base by the potter, and come enclosed in a quality custom-made period wooden box. Each is roughly 2 inches (5 cm) tall, 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) diameter and all are in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1264223 (stock #TCR4239)
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$700
A scholarly landscape unfolds around this proud sometsuke porcelain tea pot by Takahashi Dohachi decorated by important artist Tomioka Tessai. The piece is signed by both artists, Dohachi within the lid, Tessai on the side. It is 8 cm tall, 5 cm diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1263506 (stock #MOR4369)
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$375
A sweet looking gourd dangles by frayed silk chords from a Hirado Porcelain Netsuke in the shape of a ebullient sage leaning on his staff. The gourd is capped with a bone bung. The netsuke is 2 inches (5 cm) long, the gourd 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall. Both are in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1244416 (stock #TCR4522)
The Kura
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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...