The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Robert will be working with disaster relief group IDRO Japan in the earthquake affected areas of Kumamoto, and we will be unable to ship until the middle of May.
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 1940 item #1298925 (stock #ALR4879)
The Kura
$3,800.00
Birds take shelter for the coming of night as the mist rolls in on the bare branches of a stand of trees huddled along a stream, all dyed with the colors of late autumn in this exceptional work by Hashimoto Kansetsu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Seen in silhouette against the moon, are these crows, the stalwart creatures which hunker down through winter, or are they Sagi (herons) harbingers of the cold to come? This painting is a superb example of his mature style...
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 1930 item #1311383 (stock #ANR4945)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A thatched farmhouse settled in the foothills overlooks fishermen with their long pools doing tomo-tsuri fishing from low craft on this fine sumi-e painting dated an Autumn day in 1929. The screen has been completely remounted incorporating the original wooden frame with sturdy backing and is in fine condition. It is 154 x 148 cm (60.5 x 58.5 inches). Tomo-tsuri Ayu fishing is practiced throughout Japan, the ayu (sweetfish) a delicacy of early Autumn...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1297609 (stock #ALR4870B)
The Kura
$2,200.00
A pair of large exhibition sized scrolls by Kinoshita Seiyo which appear to depict the resort town of Takao, home of World Heritage Site Kozanji, buried deep in the mountains North of Kyoto. The thick pigment is applied over silk, mounted in patterned green brocade with only a thin bead of white piping to accent the image. Each is 102.5 x 211 cm (40-1/2 inches by 7 feet)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1297610 (stock #ALR4870A)
The Kura
$2,200.00
A pair of large exhibition sized scrolls by Kinoshita Seiyo which appear to depict the resort town of Takao, home of World Heritage Site Kozanji, buried deep in the mountains North of Kyoto. The thick pigment is applied over silk, mounted in patterned green brocade with only a thin bead of white piping to accent the image. Each is 102.5 x 211 cm (40-1/2 inches by 7 feet)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1317864 (stock #TCR5010)
The Kura
$1,900.00
A porcelain Koro by Mashimizu Zoroku II and decorated with a tiger by Tomita Keisen and enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. It is 12 cm (5 inches) diameter, the same height with a solid silver hoya of woven net weave by signed by Koju.
Mashimizu Zoroku II (1861-1936) inherited the pottery tradition of his father, Zoroku I and grandfather Wake Kitei III in the Gojo zaka district of Kyoto...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1311079 (stock #MOR4940)
The Kura
$1,650.00
A superb caramel bronze Mizusashi water container inlayed with Shibuichi and silver designs and gilded entirely inside with gold by Hongo Toshihiko enclosed in the original wooden box. The bronze lid features a woven silver wire handle. Extremely refined, it is 8 inches (20.5 cm) diameter, 4 inches (9.5 cm) tall and in fine condition, signed on the base in a silver cartouche...
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 : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1318698 (stock #AOR5022)
The Kura
$1,350.00
A massive bamboo basket of deep red bamboo plaits It is 20 inches (51 cm) diameter, 15 inches (38 cm) tall and in fine condition, signed on the base.
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. It comes in an old wooden box dated summer 1923, stamped and signed by Asamoto Kakuzan. It is 18 x 20 x 13 inches (46 x 51 x 33 cm) and is in fine condition. The signature cartouche on the brazier itself is dated 1922 in the Chinese style.
The Ash will be removed before shipping...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1311778 (stock #MOR4947)
The Kura
$1,250.00
A fine crafted Tea Ceremony Tana for display of tea paraphernalia made of light kiri-wood lacquered in opaque red, with uprights of bark covered limbs and raw kiri panels painted with autumn foliage by Nishimura Goun. It is 25 x 14 x 12-1/2 inches (63.5 x 35 x 32 cm) and is in fine condition.
Nishimura Goun (1877-1938) was a prominent Pupil of Kishi Chikudo and Takeuchi Seiho...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1300721 (stock #ALR4883)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A carp churns the water with a swish of his powerful tail in this iconic work by post-war artist Kaji Kiichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the 1950s to ‘60s. The ochre pigments are applied over paper, and set in a frame of superb patterned silk extended with beige and terminating in ivory rollers (these would be changed if shipping abroad). It comes with a futo-maki wooden cover and a fine signed wooden box with cover titled simply “Koi”...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1316524 (stock #MOR4999)
The Kura
$1,125.00
An owl, symbol of night, and a rooster, symbol of morning, are hammered and chiseled into the sides of this copper vase by Osuga Takashi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (31 cm) tall and in fine condition, dating from the late 50s or 1960s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Western Artists : Pre 1980 item #1320538 (stock #AOR5035)
The Kura
$950.00
Margin titled, signed and dated with pencil: Karhu 79’, Kurashiki Willows, numbered edition 62 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 mi...
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 1970 item #1326803 (stock #MBR5090)
The Kura
$950.00
A bronze vase by Ebisawa Mitsukazu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ogamu, sankaku tsubo (Prayer, three sided vase). It is 21 x 10 x 32 cm (inches) ad weighs 3.5 kg (8 pounds). Dating from the mid 20th century (c. 1960) it is in excellent condition. Mitsukazu exhibited with the Nihon Dento Kogeiten National Traditional Crafts Association among others.
It is interesting the symbol for prayer and supplication, two hands held together in front of the body, is universal. I...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1295674 (stock #MOR4815)
The Kura
$900.00
Alternating silver and brass spires are inlayed into the eight sides of this fine art deco vase by Hongo Kakuho enclosed in a woodn box. It is 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall, 5 inches (12.5 cm) across the top and in fine condition. The box is signed by Hongo Toshihoko. Works by Hongo Kakuho (1916-1995) are held in the Takaoka City Museum.
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...