The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1251407 (stock #TCR4582)
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A gorgeous Edo period Tokkuri from the Southern Island of Kyushu wrapped in a sarasa cloth bag with matching protective pillow and enclosed in a quality Shi-ho Kiri-wood box. It is 15 cm (6 inches) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #1249510 (stock #MOR4562)
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A superbly crafted free standing image of a Heron standing high on a rocky outcrop, balanced on one leg, the other curled up tightly in its feathers. It is made in dusted silver, likely over a bronze body. The form is expertly crafted, incised with a fierce expression showing awe for the power of nature and its inhabitants. Keen eyes scan the river for fish, and the horizon for predators. Worn, we have had the original bolt fixing him to the rock bored and replaced...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1249007 (stock #TCR4558)
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A Ko-Karatsu tsubo with two small handles enclosed in an ancient wooden box titled KoKaratsu Mimitsuki Hana-ike and bearing the stamp “Yuki”. It is 6 inches (15 cm) diameter, roughly the same height and in excellent condition dating from the first part of the Edo or earlier.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1248536 (stock #MOR4556)
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Three tough looking toads work together to support the base ring of this unusual leaf-shaped bronze Usubata flower basin enclosed in an antique wooden box. It is signed on the base simply “Oka”. Roughly 11 inches (27 cm) diameter, 8 inches (20 cm) tall.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1243745 (stock #MOR4516)
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Villains and travelers, Goblins and Priests, Various tales play out in 3 dimensions around the trunk and among the leafy branches of a massive tree forming the core and backdrop of this amazing 19th century altar bell stand. The piece is 6 inches (15.5 cm) tall, the same diameter. It comes enclosed in an old wooden box. This matches the Maezukue Altar table previously listed. One of the most elaborate I have ever seen.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1243740 (stock #MOR4515)
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A very elaborate altar table with poly-chromed and gilded diorama of sages traveling in a mythical forested landscape. 19th century. 66 x 18 x 24 cm (26 x 7 x 9-1/2 inches) enclosed in an age darkened custom wood box. This matches the Bell stand to be listed following. One of the most elaborate I have ever seen. The prices is shipping inclusive where mail size restriction do not prohibit.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1243542 (stock #MOR4511)
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An antique Buddhist altar table of open design with scrolling legs set into a diapered base, all black lacquered and gilded with genuine gold on front and sides. It is 13 x 29 x 13 inches (34 x 73 x 34 cm) and in overall fine condition with chips and mionor repairs typical of age. This is not from a home shrine, but from a Buddhist Temple. Currently we are displaying the flaming jewel object previously listed and the size is perfect...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1243534 (stock #MOR4510)
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A serene expression emenates from this late Edo period Standing Amiddha Bosatsu figure complete with original gilded wood base. Much incense soot encrustation acquired over time. We have cleaned it to some extent, maintaining a sense of age. It is 65 cm tall including the stand and back, the image itself 33 cm tall. It is missing two fingers on the right hand, and the left hand entirely. A hand can be made at additional cost if desired...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : 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 : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : 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 : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1238615 (stock #MOR4477)
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A massive tiger defensively nudges the female deity on this amazing 19th century silk Fukusa. Hand-painted and composed from patchwork patterns of lavish antique brocades and featuring glass eyes and metal teeth and claws sewn into the fabric of the creature. The piece is backed with red rinzu silk patterned with cranes and plum blossoms. It is 23-1/2 x 25-1/2 inches (59 x 64 cm) and is in fine condition. It comes wrapped around a pillow in a large kiri-wood box.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1238318 (stock #MOR4475)
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Ryugu-jo Castle is depicted in gold couched thread on the blue silk field of this superb Fukusa gift cloth dating from the turn of the 19th century. Frothing white waves surround the mythical palace, and the four corners of the cloth are secured by long-tailed minogame turtles, befitting the scene. It measures 25 x 32 inches (64 x 82 cm) and is in excellent condition but for some wear on one side of the red silk-crepe backing (see close-up photo)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1237959 (stock #TCR4470)
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A murder of crows stand gaunt and sinister in the leafless winter's tree, their dark iron bodies mere shadows against the crackled pale glaze of this bowl signed Hobun Hitsu and stamped beneath with the six sided seal of Kiyomizu Rokubei V enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8 inches (20.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1237955 (stock #TCR4469)
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An incense burner in the shape of a comical bird by Miyagawa Kozan enclosed in the original wooden box titled Koro outside, and within Ninsei-I, Shigi (Snipe or Sand piper) followed by the artists signature and stamp. Although outlandish and humorous, the bird has a very keen eye, somewhat unsettling which catches the viewer off guard. It measures 6 x 3-1/2 x 7 inches (15 x 9 x 18 cm) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : 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 : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1236727 (stock #TCR44459)
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An early snow covers the branches of a ragged pine, the clutches of autumn still evident in the red tinged leaves of ivy clinging tremulously to the limbs. This is a spectacular large Kyo-yaki work signed on the base Seifu and enclosed in a period wooden box. Dating from the late 19th to early 20th century, it is nearly 10 inches (25 cm) diameter, 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) to the top of the lid and in excellent condition. This is the work of Seifu Yohei I.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1236490 (stock #MOR4457)
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Something I have never seen before, a set of pillows for one couple from Shimabara, one of the oldest pleasure districts of Kyoto, enclosed in the original Kiri-wood storage box. The man’s pillow is a simple roundel of soft leather. The woman’s, made for a geisha and her elaborate coiffure, is a small tapering black lacquered box with a drawer for a hair pin, to the top of which is secured a brocade pillow with a silk chord...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1236489 (stock #TCR4456)
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A graceful 3 legged incense burner or Shuro covered with a carved Hoya of thick kiri-wood pierced with a bat flying among swirling tendrils of smoke; a very auspicious symbol. The lid is signed Horyu-saku (made by Horyu). It is stained with smoke inside, the outside a rich dark patina. The Basin is green glazed pottery, likely from the Agano region of Kyushu, but possibly of continental origin. It is 10 inches (25.5 cm) diameter, 6 inches (15.5 cm) tall including the lid, and comes with a si...