The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1960 item #1275110 (stock #MOR4725)
The Kura
$1,500.00
Feminine figures are engraved in a neo-classical Art-Deco style into the body of this large crystal vase by Kagami Kozo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 14 inches (cm) tall and in fine condition. The figures are similar to thos engraved in his 1951 submission to the Nitten National Exhibition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1275109 (stock #ALR4724)
The Kura
$950.00
An early work dating from the mid fifities by Ishikawa Tadashi performed with light pigments on silk and mounted in a fine patterned brocade border. This piece is very similar in flavor to his 1954 submission to the Nitten National Exhibition, “House with breakwater” and his 1956 Kyo-Ten submission “Waterway in Winter” and we can frimly date it from this era...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1275052 (stock #MLR4723)
The Kura
$550.00
An unusual mid-century Ikebana Suiban basin for flower display with sculpted sides lacquered black and red, a pale eggshell color within. It is 51 x 33 x 11 cm (20 x 13 x 4 inches) and in overall fine condition. The outside lacquer is roughly polished, leaving a sense of cloudiness, while the red appears to be a wiped on whith bright shine over the lovered sculpting...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1275035 (stock #TCR4722)
The Kura
$600.00
A tall Oval form decorated with fallen leaves by Katsuo Seiryudo enclosed in the original wooden box dating circa 1957. It is 32 cm tall, roughly 25 cm diameter and in fine condition, stamped on the base Seiryudo. The art of the 1950s has been left largely unexplored, and it is this unique era of change which we seek to introduce with this current exhibition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1274884 (stock #ALR4721)
The Kura
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A painting of plums over an abstract yellow ground by Mizuno Shinso dating from the late 1950s enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Performed with pigment on paper, it is bordered in fine silk. The scroll is 66 x 140 cm (26 x 55 inches) and is in overall fine condition. The art of the 1950s has been left largely unexplored, and it is this unique era of change which we seek to introduce with this current exhibition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1960 item #1274758 (stock #MOR4720)
The Kura
$1,375.00
A hardworking squirrel clutches a walnut as he tucks away another winter meal perched atop a stone from which grow mushrooms. It is beautifully carved from hardwood, signed on the base Tengeki (?), likely dating from the immediate pre-war or post-war period. It is 19 x 9 x 21-1/2 inches (48 x 23 x 55 cm) and is in overall very good condition. A small chip or crack has formed in the tip of the tail, visible from the top only (see close-up photo).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1960 item #1274501 (stock #ANR4719)
The Kura
$750.00
An unusual set of hawk prints by Tokuriki Tomikichiro enclosed in the original signed and dated wooden box. 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 palet 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 for this item...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1274323 (stock #MOR4717)
The Kura
$775.00
A souring image of Kannon rising on swirling clouds above the earth, pouring out a bottle from one hand, the other grasping a lotus blossom. The robes swirl about in an amazing array of carving technique. It is signed on the base Ryuichi-saku and stands over 16 inches (41 cm) tall. There are no chips or cracks and it is in fine condition enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1274315 (stock #ANR4716)
The Kura
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A view of the radiacal tree walls and thatched homes of Izumo by Nohara Chosei mounted as a two panel screen. Overall the artist has used thin colors to create the scene, yet the trees, and some other features are heavily built up with color and testure. He has then added heavy droplets creating rocks and bits of wood which too show texture and create shadows on the scene...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1274146 (stock #TCR4715)
The Kura
$600.00
Streaks of blue-green wash in waves down the three sides of this Jomon-inspired pottery vase dating from the immediate post-war era marked on the base simply “Ka”. It is an excellent example of mid-century Japanese pottery, from a time when the country was attempting to recover from the destruction of the second World War and rediscover it’s roots. A piece bearing this same stamp is held in the collection of the Morikami Museum.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1274137 (stock #AOR4714)
The Kura
$700.00
An abstract forest representation by Yoshikawa Sanshin dating from the post-war period. Oil on canvas, it is enclosed in an aluminum frame typical of the era. In the frame it is 43 x 93 cm (17 x 36-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition. A similar work was exhibited in 1975. This artist was one of the leaders in abstract painting both pre and post war...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1274131 (stock #MOR4587)
The Kura
$450.00
A bronze image of three firemen battling a blaze titled Bosai (Extinguishing the Flames) by Hanada Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. This is a small version of the wildly popular wooden carving submitted by him in 1956 to the Nitten national exhibition. It is 24 cm tall and in fine condition, weighing almost 4 kg (8.5 lbs).
Hanada Kazuo was born in 1904 in Naokata, Fukuoka Prefecture on the Southern Main Island of Kyushu...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1273574 (stock #MOR4713)
The Kura
$1,700.00
Fire burns deep in the heart of this mirror black dish by Ichigo Iccho enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 42.5 cm (17 inches) diameter, 6.5 cm (2-1/2 inches) tall and in fine overall condition, with very minor marks from handling. Ichigo Iccho (1898-1991) was a lacquer artist from the Wajima area of Ishikawa prefecture, and was exhibited with the Nitten national exhibition among others.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1273159 (stock #ANR4712)
The Kura
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The screen is performed with heavy pigment on silk, in a transitional style typical of the early post war era where the theme remains traditional yet the execution is changing stylistically to what would become Nihonga after the mid 50s. It is possibly “Chatei Akibi” (Autumn Tea Garden), exhibited 5th Nitten, 1949. The image, style and execution match the era, but there are no photographic records with which to compare. Each panel is 174 x 90 cm (68-1/2 inches x 3 feet)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1269828 (stock #MOR4651)
The Kura
$1,000.00
A dramatic pair of large trays decorated with silver characters for sun and moon on dynamic black and red surfaces. The silver has darkened with age, striking against the smooth lacquer. Each comes in the original wooden box made by the Yabashi Studio in Gifu prefecture. They are 47 cm square and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1269624 (stock #TCR4649)
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A trumpeting rim caps this baluster form vase by Miyagawa Kozan decorated with yellow flowers in overglaze enamel on underglaze cobalt decoration. It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall, 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter and in fine condition. There is no box. The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth generation head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1268442 (stock #TCR4643)
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Horses frolic above green fields on this set of double gourd shaped tokkuri complete with lids by Miyagawa Kozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. They are 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) tall, 2-3/4 inches (7 cm) diameter and in fine condition. They very possibly date from the year of the horse (1930).
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth generation head of the Kyoto potte...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1268191 (stock #MOR4643)
The Kura
$1,000.00
Dozens of extremely fine and colorful feathers decorate this box and tray dating from the first half of the 20th century. The box is 4-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 2 inches (11.5 x 14 5 cm). The tray is 7-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches (19.5 x 16 cm). Excepting very minor wear on the bottom of the box and one miniscule flaw in the lacquer (see last photo) they are in decidedly fine condition.