The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1303400 (stock #TCR4900)
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A large flaring bowl patterned with various designs impressed into the clay and covered in white slip in the style known as Mishima dating from the late 18th to 19th century. It is 36 cm (15 inches) diameter, 12 cm (5 inches) to the rim and in overall fine condition, with minor nicks in the rim typical of use. It comes enclosed in a fine hardwood box.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1302929 (stock #ANR4895)
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A pair of gold screens with bold shishi on genuine gold leaf. It is signed Miyauchi Gohogan Shinsai Fujiwara Morimichi sei and stamped Hogan Morimitsu no In. Each panel is 37-1/4 x 68-1/2 inches (94.5 x 174 cm). The screens have been restored, with some old repairs visible. These appear to be remounted from what is likely a different composition, possibly a set of fusuma doors...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #1298590 (stock #TCR4877)
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A large vase by Takahashi Dohachi and decorated by Hashimoto Dokuzan enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. Also, stored in a separate compartment is a wooden stand which appears to have once been part of a temple or altar. The vase is covered in a typical crackled Kyo-yaki glaze, and decorated in cobalt with two figures in a watery landscape, one fishing, the other on top of a stone playing the flute...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1298519 (stock #MOR4875)
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Hairy fresh water crabs scuttle this way and that about a bundle of lotus on this large hand painted silk Fukusa by Shige Shunto. Above and to the left it is signed Shunto, and in the lower right is stamped Chikushun. It is 22-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches (57 x 62 cm) and is in overall fine condition. It came from the same house as several of the other Fukusa we are listing, and bears the crest of the Ii clan on the back in white on black and features gold couched thread tassels on the corners...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1298472 (stock #MOR4873)
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A large Fukusa silk cloth hand painted in ink with turtles by Suzuki Hyakunen and a verse by Ema Tenko. Gold tassels decorate the corners and it is backed with verdant green bearing the crest of the Ii clan. It is 28-1/2 x 25-1/2 inches (72.5 x 65 cm) and is in overall fine condition.
Ema Tenko (1825-1901) was a Physician and scholar-artist/calligrapher born the sixth son of Confucian scholar...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1295290 (stock #ALR4810)
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An early work featuring white walls in Autumn foliage by Kitamura Seigyu enclosed in the original signed double wooden box. The box appears to be titled HakuryuJi no yu (evening around Hakuryuji). There are many places named Hakuryuji in Japan, so it is difficult ot be specific, but near his home of Hokkaido, and a place he would have passed through is a Hakuryuji in mountainous and rural Akita prefecture...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1960 item #1295288 (stock #ALR4809)
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A superbly rendered image of a golden-eyed monkey with prehensile tail curling upward in a fine mounting of golden striped brocade by Ota Issai. The scroll is 34 x 59 inches (86 x 150 cm) and is in excellent condition, completely remounted using quality materials without overpainting. Ota Issai (1892-1979) was born in Nishio city, Aichi prefecture near modern day Nagoya...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1294512 (stock #TCR4804)
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An important Vase decorated with the imperial symbols of 16 petal chrysanthemum and Go-shichi Nobori Kiri among over-glaze bamboo and floral designs by Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8-3/4 inches (22.5 cm) tall (excluding the base) and in superb condition and comes wrapped in a stamped silk bag.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1294146 (stock #MOR4801)
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A pleasure craft of solid burled wood covered in clear, black and red lacquer with inlayed mother of pearl designs which opens up to be a picnic box. The fore-peak is removable and opens to hold chopsticks. The upper cabin is a sake bottle, the roof a large plate, the the lower cabin food and rice storage. The aft holds 6 small plates, and the structure all can be removed to reveal the food storage in the hold. It is roughly 20 x 8-1/2 x 11 inches (50 x 21 x 28 cm)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1292905 (stock #MOR4795)
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A spectacular black lacquered wooden sign carved with bold characters over a gold gilded carp swimming through a torrent of waves dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. It is in fine condition, with only minor marks typical of age. It measures 4 feet (121 cm) long, 14 inches (35 cm) wide and is 1-1/2 inches (3.5 cm) thick at the frame edge.
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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1292061 (stock #TCR4790)
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A monkey reaches toward the moon, arms outstretched from the gnarled trunk of an ancient blossoming plum on the side of this large pottery bowl by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV and decorated by a young Takeuchi Seiho. It is 23 cm (9 inches) diameter, 9.5 cm (4 inches) tall and is in excellent condition, and comes enclosed in a fine custom made kiri-wood box.
Kiyomizu Rokubei IV (1848-1920) was first born son of Rokubei III, and took over the family business in 1883 upon the death of his father...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1291919 (stock #TCR4789)
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Gnarled plums cover the unusual rich blue ground of this antique tsubo vase from the Arita kilns dating from the early 20th century. It is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) tall and in fine condition, signed on the base. The decoration is performed entirely in overglaze enamels with a gold rim,and is both vivid and fresh. One of the more unusual pieces I have seen from this region. It is signed on the base in Red Arita sei Miyuki Gama
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1290506 (stock #MOR4860)
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A genuine reishi cluster of mushrooms dried and preserved in perfect condition. This is an exquisite form, the dark trunks meandering up to wide blossoming heads. It is 13 inches (33 cm) long.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #1290505 (stock #MOR4859)
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A phoenix takes flight from an outcrop, his wings down and head forward, an amazing natural Suiseki stone on a superb carved rosewood base. It is and weighs 7 kg (15.5 lbs)17 x 12 x 4 inches (43 x 30 x 10 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1290340 (stock #MOR4854)
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A very rare and hard to find 19th century gilded Crown (Kanmuri) for use in the Japanese Noh Theater. A golden phoenix takes flight from the parapet atop in the center of the elaborate piece, surrounded by sun, moon, flaming jewels and colorful lotus from which are suspended extravagant chains of coral beads and gilded ornaments. Made of metal, paper, wood and thin wire, the entire is covered in gold with the sun and moon in glass and the burning jewels in metal...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1287901 (stock #MOR4517)
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A heavy hand forged iron candle-stand from a Buddhist temple in the shape of a burning jewel. It is 90 cm tall, 57 wide, base and legs 20 x 39 cm and dates from the 19th century. Very thick and heavy iron work.
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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1287459 (stock #TCR4831)
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A snail ascends the side of this very unusual basket shaped vase by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan. It is 11 inches (27.5 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in fine condition, stamped on the base Makuzu...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #1286695 (stock #TCR4830)
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A gold tree laden with peaches accompanied by a poem drapes over the sides of this large porcelain bowl made by Miura Chikusen and decorated by Hashimoto Kansetsu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 3-3/4 inches (9.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Born into the family of literatus and painter Hashimoto Kaikan in Hyogo, in the heart of central Japan, Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883-1945) was a sinophile and manic painter trained initially by his own...