The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for thier 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 lisitng, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery for the next month, and actively seeking new stock, we do anticipate more disaster relief work after the rain season has ended in mid July. 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 1930 item #1338040 (stock # ANR5229)
The Kura
$3,500.00
A screen featuring the gate at Hikone Castle by Honjo Toen exhibited at the 1927 Teiten (mod. Nitten) National Exhibition Pigment on silk in a brocade border with original red lacquered wooden frame and cloth backing. It is in overall fine condition. Some chips in the lacquer frame have been filled, and some water marks are present in the center and upper left of the screen. It is 187 x 140 cm (73-1/2 x 55 inches).
Toen was born in Hyogo prefecture in 1900...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1320333 (stock #ANR4808)
The Kura
$3,300.00
A fox stands bushy and alert among autumn grasses and blossoming thistle, all background lost to the mist on this excellent example of the early Showa aesthetic by Kimoto Taika. Each panel is 34 x 65 inches (86 x 165 cm). The open size is total 68 x 65 inches or 172 x 165 cm). The scene is bordered simply in Shunkei Red lacquer and is in fine condition, dating from the mid forites...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1339630 (stock #AOR5242)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Pastel rooftops march among the green foliage on this iconic mid-century painting by Miwa Chosei in the original frame bearing the artists “Tomo Seal” on back and in a box from Takashimaya Department Store dating from the 1950s titled Ieshima no Ienami (Rows of houses on Ieshima). A similar work was exhibited at the 11th Nitten. Pigment on silk it is in fine condition. The painting is 22 x 23 inches (56 x 58.5 cm). The frame is 30 x 28 x 2 inches (76 x 71 x 5 cm)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1333650 (stock #MOR5161)
The Kura
$2,400.00
A large bronze vase inlayed with a silver net over-layed by goldfish, upper and lower diapers of curling waves by Shuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated Showa 7 (1932). Inside the lid is a red label from the Tanaka Kiyogoro store in Tokyo Nipponbashi. It is titled Gin-ami Kabin, Gin Koshoku Kingyo Moyo (Silver Net Vase with Old Silver color Goldfish Design). It is roughly 11 inches (28 cm) tall, the same diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1339856 (stock # AOR5244)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Ink on paper in a fine brocade border with ivory rollers and enclosed in the original signed double wood box (nijubako). It is 26 x 56 inches (66 x 143 cm) and is in overall fine condition. The rollers will be changed in event it is being shipped overseas.
Born in Yamanashi Prefecture, Kondo Koichiro (1884-1962) studied at the Tokyo school of Fine Arts and started his career as a Western-style painter...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1335608 (stock #TCR5184)
The Kura
$1,600.00
An unusual basket shaped ceramic vessel surmounted by a frog by Ito Tozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 9 inches (23 cm) diameter, 5 inches (13 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku. In 1862 he became a pupil of Kameya Kyokutei, as well as studying under Takahashi Dohachi III and Kanzan Denshichi (who made the dishes for the imperial table)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1335650 (stock #TCR5186)
The Kura
$1,500.00
An unusual form by Kiyomizu Rokubei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled “Nishikizoku Kabin” similar in form to the work exhibited at the Nitten in 1938, but likely pre-dating that by a few years. The vase is 16 inches (41 cm) tall, 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) diameter and is in fine condition, and includes a rosewood base.
Kiyomizu Rokubei V (1875-1959) began by studying painting from the age of 12 under the 19th century master Kono Bairei...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1339631 (stock #AOR5243)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A startling contrast of blacks and grays form disparate peaks on this mid-century painting by Sawa Kojin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Pigment on paper in a cloth border, it is 30 x 60 inches (75 x 153 cm) and in fine condition.
Sawa Kojin (1905-1982) was born in Nagahama, Shiga prefecture to purveyors of western objects...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1327156 (stock #MOR4634)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A large cylinder taken from the base of bamboo carved with three frogs signed Amanohashi Shujin Usho-saku and dated Showa 8 (1933), enclosed in a period wooden box. One of the creatures rests quietly in a hollow, while two others climb the side, one of those surmounting the top. These are not carved and added to the piece, but are actually a part of the original bamboo, the head and mouth of the top fellow being part of the nodules between the chambers in the bamboo plant...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1339857 (stock #AOR5245)
The Kura
$1,450.00
Waves crash on this scene by Okumura Koichi Enclosed in the original signed Futo-maki wooden box. Pigment on silk, it is 26-1/2 x 57 inches (67 x 145 cm), and in overall fine condition, with some foxing in the pigment typical of age. A fine brocade border with ivory rollers. The rollers will be changed in event it is being shipped overseas...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1326202 (stock #TCR5085)
The Kura
$1,350.00
Brilliant yellow glazed walls are inscribed with Tea Utensils and a cartouche made from Kanji characters on this three legged Binkake Hibachi for use in Sencha steeped tea...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1339858 (stock #MOR5246)
The Kura
$1,300.00
A set of three puppies at play, beautifully crafted with expressive faces dating from the late Meiji to early Showa period (1905-1935). The dog seated and watching on his haunches is 5-1/2 inches (14.5 cm) tall, and all are in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1336024 (stock #ANR5194)
The Kura
$1,100.00
A lighthouse rises over the rocky shore, evening mist rolling in as evening deepens. A fine painting of traditional mineral pigments on silk dating from mid 20th century Japan signed simply “Yoshi” (Yorokobu). The scene is bordered in two stages of patterned brocade within a darkened wood frame, and has been recently re-backed with green Washi paper. The screen is 62-1/2 x 55 inches (159 x 140 cm) fully open, and in fine condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separat...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Western Artists : Pre 1980 item #1320583 (stock #AOR5036)
The Kura
$950.00
Margin titled and dated 80’ with pencil, Snowy Gate, numbered edition 24 of 100. Unframed, it is in good condition with minor scuffing and toning typical of exposure mostly concentrated in the margins. It is 48 x 38 cm (19 x 15 inches).
Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) had his first introduction to Japanese living stationed in Sasebo during the occupation from 1946 to 1948, and returned not long after graduating the Minneapolis Art University to spend many years as a missionary before he too...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1340131 (stock #MOR5249)
The Kura
$875.00
A Gyokusendo hand formed copper vase decorated with dragonflies enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the 1950s. It is 8 inches (20 cm) tall, 9 inches (22 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1328637 (stock #MOR5128)
The Kura
$850.00
Glass beads and silver damascene define the scene of Sea-horses scooting across the surface of this orange-peel finish Bronze vase by Gizan enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the mid 20th century. It is 10-1/2 inches (27 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1327771 (stock #ALR5110)
The Kura
$850.00
"KikuSuiTsukiZaiShu" written by the notorious firebrand Buddhist-Nun Murase Myodo. If you hold water in your hands, the moon will be reflected in your hands, therefore you will hold the moon in your hands. The light of the moon shines on all without discrimination. The path of the Buddha is open to all without discrimination. But one must first scoop the water and hold it up to the night sky, the choice to hold the moon in your palm lies solely with the individual. Ink on paper in a silk bor...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1324530 (stock #ALR5072)
The Kura
$850.00
A fan by Tofukujji Priest Fukushima Keido mounted on patterned brown silk extended with beige and featuring lacquered wooden rollers. Written is the verse Meigetsu Hyakuso Kage (shadows of a hundred grasses under the bright moon). Enclosed is a small wrapping paper for the 550th anniversary of the founding of Nanmei-in. It was likely the fan was given upon that occasion, and has later been mounted on the scroll, as indicated by the fact the paper has once been folded. Nanmei-in is a structur...