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 : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1342322 (stock #ANR5285)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Screen by Kusuda Bosen exhibited at the 1st Shin Bunten (1937) titled Okinawa no Insho Some Byobu (Impressions of Okinawa Dyed Cloth Screen). A bingata based dying technique was used to create this cloth image using Okinawan scenery and motifs...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1342253 (stock #MBR5282)
The Kura
$835.00
A floral motif is hand hammered on the surface of this copper box lined with padded mohair, prominent round rivets securing the panel and corners together. It is 9 x 11 x 2-13/4inches (23 x 28 x 7 cm) and is in fine condition. There is wear to the sides where the box has been opened and closed over the years.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1342202 (stock #MOR5281)
The Kura
$750.00
An Enso and short verse are carved into the exquisite wood grain of this round obon serving tray by Shimizu Kosho of Todaiji Temple in Nara enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The four character poem reads simply, “Seated among flowers, Drunk on the moon”. It is 15-1/2 inches (39.5 cm) diameter, 1 inch (3 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1342033 (stock #MOR5277)
The Kura
$270.00
An anonymous red lacquered tray carved in the shape of a banana leaf (Basho in Japanese) from the Takamatsu area on the island of Shikoku. It is 19 x 54.5 x 1.5 cm (7-1/2 x 21-1/2 x 1/2 inches) and is in fine condition, dating circa 1920.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1950 item #1341787 (stock #MOR5274)
The Kura
$800.00
A lined leather helmet wth ear flaps which snap open for headphones, and a set of padded goggles made for a World War II era fighter pilot. There is some damage to the leather in back of the helmet near the neck, and the chin strap is broken.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1341523 (stock #MOR5268)
The Kura
On Hold
A 1989 Oil by Nakamura Yoshitatne exhibited at the Kyoten (Kyoto Bijutsu Tenrankai) and retaining the exhibition label titled Yukibuki Yamamura (Keihoku) (A Snow Covered Village in Northern Kyoto). It is 91 x 72.5 cm (3 feet by 28-1/2 inches), oil on canvas stretched over a wooden frame. Overall excellent condition. This is accompanied by a book on the artist.
Nakamura Yoshitane (1914-1995) was born in Wakayama city where he took a job as a teacher...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1341311 (stock #ANR5265)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Shamo Chicks prance about, fluffing up their feathers and picking for fallen tidbits among the days catch of beans and fresh bamboo root. The pigment on silk scene is stamped in the right corner with a chop that appears to read Seiryu. It is 82-1/2 x 67-1/2 inches (209 x 171.5 cm) and is in overall fine condition, with faint scattered foxing and a spot of insect damage to the upper green border near the center (see close-up photo). It dates from the Taisho to early Showa eras, 1920 -1935.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Western Artists : Pre 1980 item #1341284 (stock #MOR5264)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A fine image of Shimbashi Rain-Kyoto by Clifton Karhu in the original frame numbered signed and dated 73, 61/80. This same print is held in the collection of the Spencer Museum of Art. The frame is 23 x 23-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches (58.5 x 59.5 x 4 cm). Due to the glass panel this will require special shipping consideration. There is some toning due to age and a small water stain in the very 1970s matting, bottom left corner (see close-up)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Western Artists : Pre 1980 item #1341283 (stock #MOR5263)
The Kura
$1,550.00
A fine image of Ginkakuji in Snow by Clifton Karhu in the original frame signed and dated 79, AP10. It is 31 x 14-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches (79 x 37 x 4 cm). Due to the glass panel this will require special shipping consideration. This same print is held in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1341082 (stock #ANR5261)
The Kura
Sale Pending
The cock stretches his neck in haughty defiance as he struts across the gold panels of this painted screen dated Mid Autumn 1934 and signed Heijo Nushi Shigeo (Yamashita Shigeo). This screen is performed with oil paints on gold leaf. Overall the screen is in quite good condition, with a blue patterned cloth border and black lacquered wooden frame. It is 190 x 173 cm (72 x 68 inches) and is in overall fine condition. Yamashita Shigeo was born in Tokyo Kyobashi in December of 1883...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1930 item #1340917 (stock #MOR5259)
The Kura
$350.00
A finely grained piece of heart-pine carved into the shape of a leaf with rippled surface enclosed in a wooden box dated 1928. It is 23-1/2 x 14 x 1-1/2 inches (60 x 36 x 3.5 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1340131 (stock #MOR5249)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you!
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
Sold, Thank you!
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
Sold, Thank you
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...
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.
Seki Bokuo (1903-1991), former head priest of Tenryuji Temp Seki Bokuo born in Gunma prefecture, and studied at the Keio university medi...