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 : 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 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 #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 : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1339856 (stock # AOR5244)
The Kura
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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 : 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 : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1339630 (stock #AOR5242)
The Kura
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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 : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1339175 (stock #AOR5240)
The Kura
$580.00
5 Handpainted Fans by Zen Priest Seki Bokuo Antique, Japanese, zenga, painting AOR5240 Five individually painted fans by Seki Bokuo bearing inscriptions in dark India Ink, and one with bamboo in red. Two fans are 16 inches (41 cm) across when open, the other three 12-1/2 inches (22 cm) across. All are in overall fine condition, and fully functional...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1338718 (stock #TCR5239)
The Kura
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A superb elephant shaped incense burner by Miyanaga Tozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seiji Zo Koro. Extreme clarity in the fine details, I will let the photos speak for themselves. It is 6 x 4 x 6 inches (15 x 10 x 15 cm) and in excellent condition. It comes with a pamphlet dated Showa 16 (1941) the last year of the artists life.
Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1930 item #1338141 (stock #MOR5232)
The Kura
$600.00
A key fret border frames this Art Deco style Sanuki table, the beautifully grained hardwood carved with blossoming lotus and leaves. Signed beneath, it is 21-1/2 x 33-1/2 x 11 inches (54.5 x 85 x 28 cm) and is in find condition. Shipping separate
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 1940 item #1337249 (stock #ALR5216)
The Kura
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Kamikaze, the Divine Wind decimating the Chinese fleet as fearless warriors brave the tempest to drive off the attacking hordes. Uenaka Chokusai, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Pigment on silk in a pale silk border with ivory rollers. 19-1/2 inches x 7 feet (49 x 214 cm) in fine condition.
Uenaka Chokusai was born in Nara (1885-1977), and was enthralled with the arts from a young age. He apprenticed under Fukada Chokujo, and later Hashimoto Gaho...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1336741 (stock #MOR5210)
The Kura
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A four stage lacquer Kogo incense case in austere black decorated with the 16 petal Imperial chrysanthemum and enclosed in the original wooden box signed Heian Manju-zo. Inside is superb Nashiji ground...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1336431 (stock #MOR5199)
The Kura
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Brass and Shakudo form a dragonfly lighting upon one of three art-deco inspired leaves “floating” on a slab of fine kiri-wood making up this okimono signed on the base Takasaki Hiromasa and enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating likely from the 1930s. It is 36.5 x 30.5 x 2.5 cm (14-1/2 x 12 x 1 inches) and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1336336 (stock #MOR5198)
The Kura
$250.00
Verdant green covers this elegant form, an anonymous bronze dating from 1950s Japan enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1336335 (stock #TCR5197)
The Kura
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Egrets in flight decorate the art-deco influenced shape of this faceted hanging vase by Nakamura Suiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. According to the inside of the box, this was one of three made for submission to the 5th Nihon Bijutsu Tenrankai (Nitten, 1949). An entry in the catalog for that year states that Nakamura Suiko of Ishikawa prefecture exhibited a “Tri faceted Porcelain Hanging Vase Decorated with Egrets”. It is roughly 9 x 10 x 9 inches (23 x 25 x 23 cm) and is ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1336141 (stock #TCR5196)
The Kura
$350.00
A lovely dark Koro incense burner decorated wいth meditating Buddhist images in resist covered with black glaze highlighted with red and enclosed in the original wooden box signed Juzan Te-saku (Made by the hand of Juzan). It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) tall and 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 : Earthenware : Pre 1940 item #1335779 (stock #TCR5193)
The Kura
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The twelve animals of the zodiac in pottery miniature by Senkeido enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from early twentieth century Japan. Each is hand formed, stamped and painted, enclosed in its own compartment in the wooden box. Between 1 and 2 inches (2 to 5 cm) each, and in excellent condition. The Senkeido specialized in “Tsuchi Ningyo” decorated clay figures, and was active in the Yasaka area of Kyoto during the Taisho and early Showa eras.