The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for their patience during the last few months since the Kumamoto Earthquake. Robert has been working with disaster relief group IDRO Japan in the earthquake affected areas of Kumamoto, and this has caused some delays in listing, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery and actively seeking new stock. For more on these efforts see IDRO Japan on Facebook.
Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1361580 (stock #ANR6467)
The Kura
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A tall screen titled “Yubae” depicting trees before a high skyline of mountains by Muto Akira in thick pigments exhibited at the 1960 Nitten National Exhibition. Yubae is a word which describes the quality of light reflecting off of something from the setting sun. This style of heavy textures is typical of Nihonga in the mid-century, a brief era lasting for only about a decade when Nihonga artists were reaching out for new styles following the Second World War...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1361315 (stock #MOR6460)
The Kura
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Giant silver plum flowers burst open like fireworks from eratic silver branches on the pink ground of this exquisite Bunko storage box by Takamura Hyokei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It measures 25 x 30 x 13 cm (10 x 12 x 5 inches) and is in excellent condition. It comes wrapped in the original silk cloth stamped by the artist inside the original kiri-wood storage box signed by both the lacquer artist and the craftsman Jitaku who crafted the wooden base...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1352786 (stock #ANR6384)
The Kura
$3,500.00
A very unusual screen depicting 20 famous scenes of Kyoto in an industrial art design showing influences of Constructivism, De Stijl and Bauhaus design trends dating from the 1930s, signed Gyokusen. Each scene is labeled. The Kyoto Hotel, in front of City Hall, is shown draped with flags from all the countries, including the United States and Nazi Germany...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1357349 (stock #AOR6424)
The Kura
$2,500.00
An abstract oil painting by Fujinami Akira dated 1961 in very thick hues of yellow brown and green on canvas. It is signed Akira Fouji ’61, and on back is the artists full name and date in Japanese. The canvas comes mounted in a recycled period wooden frame. The canvas is 45.5 x 38 cm (18 x 15 inches) the frame is 65 x 58 x 7.5 cm (25-1/2 x 23 x 3 inches).
Fujinami Akira was born in Kyoto in 1934, and graduated the Kyoto Gakugeidagaku (mod...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1353074 (stock #MOR6387)
The Kura
$1,500.00
An exquisite set of five trays, horse-chestnut lacquered clear to reveal the exquisite grain patterns and decorated each with a unique poem by Matszaka Kian. The trays are 36 x 30 x 5 cm (14 x 12 x 2 inches) and are all in excellent condition. The poems read:
Yamashita Yu-yo Hogusa Ro Kyohen Ryusui Ochi Hanamura (Evenings sunlight low in the mountains, the scent of grass on the road; Below the bridge water travels, floating blossoms). This is from the poem anthology Meishiso...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1354539 (stock #ALR6398)
The Kura
$1,400.00
A large striking Zenga scroll depicting the Daruma in red and black on paper by Buddhist priest Seki Bokuo enclosed in a custom made Kiri wood box. Ink and pigment on paper in a silk border with celadon rollers. It is 88 x 185 cm (34-1/2 x 73 inches) and in excellent condition.
Seki Bokuo (1903-1991), former head priest of Tenryuji Temp Seki Bokuo born in Gunma prefecture, and studied at the Keio university medical course, before taking up formal Zen training...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1350449 (stock #ALR5040)
The Kura
$1,250.00
The sun rising behind pine boughs, a celebratory ink and pigment on paper painting by Fukuda Kodojin in a silk border with ivory capped bone rollers enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 45 x 152 cm (18 x 60 inches) and in overall fine condition, with minor marks from handling. Fukuda Kodojin (1865-1944) was an eccentric self taught artist, his status as a poet, calligrapher and literati artist has reached legendary status...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1354796 (stock #AOR6401)
The Kura
$1,200.00
14 images spanning two pages each are sandwiched between the silk binding of this two sided accordion album by Zen Priest Inaba Shinden enclosed in the original storage sleeve. The images span from Mount fuji to the Daruma to Zen Circles, each annotated with some verse or Buddhist anecdote. It is in excellent condition, the album (closed) measuring 8-1/4 x 12 inches (21 x 30 cm).
Inaba Shinden (1906-1986) was an important priest of the Rinzai sect of Japanese Buddhism...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1350839 (stock #ALR6374)
The Kura
$950.00
Water streams between the verdant hills on this lurid landscape by 20th century artist Shimizu Hian. Ink on paper completely remounted in silk with black lacquer rollers. The poem reads:
Hana chirite Arui ha, Samuki hi mo arinu, Haru no Yukue no shizuka nari keru (Early flowers have fallen and the cold lingers, nonetheless Spring quietly approaches).
It is 63 x 129 cm (25 x 51 inches) and in excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1940 item #1354795 (stock #MOR6400)
The Kura
$800.00
Three glass balls rest on ragged pinnacles on this black-wood carving dating from the early 20th century. It is 26 cm (10-1/2 inches) long and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1357967 (stock #MOR6436)
The Kura
$780.00
A handled caddy, the door decorated with a submarine and verse from the head priest of the gold temple in Northern Kyoto dated apparently to 1927. The date is taken from the door which states the box was made on occasion of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Nippon Denchi Kabushiki Kaisha (founded in 1917). The verse is by Ito Reikyo (1880-1935), head priest of Kinkakuji (Rokuonji). Inside the box is divided into an upper and lower compartment, made for carrying tea accoutrements...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Shinhanga : Pre 1960 item #1352392 (stock #ANR4719)
The Kura
$750.00
An unusual set of monochromatic hawk prints by Tokuriki Tomikichiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1956. The screen measures 39-1/2 x 61 inches (1m x 155 cm) Some wear to corners of the screen has been touched up with paint, otherwise it is in fine condition. More given to a colorful pallet in portraiture and scenery, this set of hawks is very unusual for the artist. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Tokuriki Tomikichiro (1902-2000) was bo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1361541 (stock #AOR6465)
The Kura
$650.00
A Hengaku (Horizontal Framed) image of a woman in summer yukata, her robes open to allow in the cool as she relaxes privately with a pipe and tabaco-bon, willow branches brushing the reed curtains. Pigment on paper in a striped cloth border with red lacquer frame, typical of the 1920s. It appears to be signed Tsune, a common female name in the era. Female artists were largely ignored at that time, and we have no information on the painter. The frame is 43.5 x 146.5 cm (17 x 57-1/2 inches) an...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1362082 (stock #ALR6473)
The Kura
$500.00
A bucolic scene of a fisherman in grand open scenery by Miyake Kokki mounted in double matting and enclosed in a modern wooden frame. It is stamped on front and back, with the date Year 17, 11th month 8th day (November 8 1943) and the place Uji-gawa (Uji River south of Kyoto). The paper canvas is 19.5 x 13.5 cm (7-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches). Originally taken from an album, there is a crease down the middle and toning to the paper typical of age.
Miyake Kokki (1874-1954) was born in Tokushima,...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1950 item #1357441 (stock #MOR6427)
The Kura
$500.00
A pair of twisting branches of dark root-wood grown together in the form of a reishi mushroom lovingly polished and preserved. It is 14-1/2 inches (36.5 cm) long and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1355848 (stock #TCR6413)
The Kura
$495.00
A crab crawls out from between the folds of crackled glaze on this large Rakuzan Yaki vase enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 22 cm (9 inches) tall, 21 cm (8 inches) diameter and in excellent condtion. Legend holds that Matsudaira Sadanaga, lord of Matsuyama Castle, created the first Rakuzan-yaki decorated with its ubiquitous water crab in his garden kiln (Niwa-yaki) in the early 19th century. This Rakuzan-yaki is not to be confused with the Rakuzan yaki from Matsue.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1361104 (stock #MBR6454)
The Kura
$300.00
A hand formed copper vase incised with a charging bull by Muneaki (Somei) signed on the base. It is 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) tall and the same diameter, in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1361255 (stock #TCR6458)
The Kura
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A sublime white porcelain incense burner decorated in soft relief with fruiting tree branches by Ito Tozan featuring a silver lid embossed with clouds and pierced with the character “Fortune” signed Sogen enclosed in the original compartmentalized signed wooden box. It is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall plus the silver lid.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began his artistic career studying painting in the Shijo manner under Koizumi Togaku before moving to the plastic ar...