The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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 : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1323816 (stock #TCR5063)
The Kura
$750.00
Flowers blossom on the shark skin patterned surface of this lacquer box expressing mid-century Japanese design of the1950s, a very unique time in Japanese art just now beginning to be explored in the west. Although it dates from the 1950s, it appears to have never been used, and is in pristine condition, 10 x 7 x 2 inches (25 x 19 x 5 cm) enclosed in a custom wooden box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1312336 (stock #AOR4965)
The Kura
$650.00
An abstract image, oil on wood, by Tanaka Saichiro (1900-1967) enclosed in a fine wooden frame. The frame is dark wood carved with a linen border behind glass. The painting is 9 x 6-1/2 inches (23 x 16 cm) and is in fine condition.
Born in Kyoto Tanaka was originally trained in Nihonga Japanese style painting under Kunii Oyo and Abe Shunpo. He then studied under the great Irie Hakko at the Kyotot Municipal School of Painting, graduating in 1925...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1317955 (stock #MOR5012)
The Kura
$350.00
Three turned chestnut trays carved with lotus and signed by the craftsman. They are 13 inches (33 cm) diameter and date from the first half of the 20th century. In fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1308512 (stock #AOR4916)
The Kura
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A book of 22 images by Wakasa Seigyo (Butsugai) depicted with ink and light color on paper. The album is 9-1/2 x 13 inches (24 x 33 cm), each painting 19 x 13 inches (48 x 33 cm). It is in overall very good condition. Seigyo Wakasa (Butsugai, 1888- 1957) was born Chutaro in Akita Prefecture, in the far North of the main Japanese Isle. He studied painting first under Takahashi Chozan, and after moving to Tokyo with Terasaki Kogyo at the Tokyo University of Art...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1960 item #1309170 (stock #MOR4924)
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A blossoming plum rises majestically on the simulated matt-metal finish of this cloisonné vase by the Ando studio marked on the base. The interior is a rich dark blue, the exterior flat orange peel textured metal gray with the flower laden branches rising up in moriage. It is 30.5 cm (12 inches) tall, 18.5 cm (7 inches) diameter and in fine condition, enclosed in a wooden box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1304572 (stock #AOR4908)
The Kura
$895.00
An album of 12 fan shaped images by various figures from Hyogo prefecture (around the city of Kobe) including works by infamous Zen priest Nakahara Nantenbo and artists Otsuka Seiji, Tsuchiya Reisetsu, Tatewaki Taizan, Suga Shoso, Ohashi Kiho and Tsurunoyama Kakuzan among others such as Hekiyo, Baisen and Sakyo. It appears to have been put together over a number of years. The album is 10-1/2 x 7 inches (27 x 18 cm), meant to be viewed open (each image 21 x 7 inches or 53 x 18 cm)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1321377 (stock #TCR5051)
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A trumpeting form engraved with a carp ascending a waterfall in sky-blue glaze by Seifu Yohei enclosed in the original signed double wood box. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall plus the rosewood stand. This piece dates from early in his career.
Seifu Yohei V (1921-1992) was the son of the fourth Seifu, and took the reigns of the kiln in 1946...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1323486 (stock #TCR5058)
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An image of a hut lost in a forest by Hirai Baisen is scrawled in dark ink on this dish by Kuze Kyuho I enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. It is 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Hirai Baisen (1889-1969) graduated the Kyoto Municipal School of Fine Arts and was a regular exhibitor with the Bunten from 1907-1931. Having worked in any number of styles, he was a true Jiyu-gakka who excelled in the early years of his career...
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 : 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 : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1311908 (stock #TCR4954)
The Kura
$780.00
A crackle-glazed Hagi vessel decorated with a traveling scholar and his student accompanied by a poem by literati artist Tanaka Hakuin. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall and in fine condition, enclosed in a kiri-wood box.
Tanaka Hakuin (1865-1934) was born in Suruga, modern day Shizuoka. He became one of the prominent disciples of Tanomura Chokunyu in Kyoto at the age of 17 (1883) inheriting the Nanga tradition of Tanomura Chikuden. In 1900, upon marriage, he changed his name to Tanaka...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1308624 (stock #AOR4917)
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Sitting demurely, legs folded with her back to the viewer, an oil painting by Yoshii Kosaburo dated 1937 and encased in the original period wooden frame. Oil on canvas, the painting is 15 x 18 inches (38 x 46 cm), the frame 21 x 23-1/2 inches (53 x 60 cm) and is in fine condition. The frame has marks and wear typical of age. It comes with some period documents (Japanese) on the artist. Yoshii Kosaburo was born in 1899, and initially studied under Imperial Art Academy Member Nakagawa Hachiro...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1314390 (stock #TCR4984)
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Scholars enjoy wine and poetry on the side of this sometsuke porcelain Kyusu Tea Pot by Takahashi Dohachi enclosed in an old wooden box. An elephant serves as the handle for the lid. It is roughly 4-1/2 inches (10.5 cm) diameter plus the spout and handle...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1316875 (stock #TCR5000)
The Kura
$400.00
Bats Descend from the heavens on the outside of this bowl by Kosai. The bold characters Fuku Ji Ten Rai (Pin Yin: fú zì tiān lái), “Action Brings Unexpected Luck”, are emblazoned within and it is dated 1932. Although it is signed I have not been able to crack the signature of the painter which appears to read Ungen or Shitsugen, (mental block….). The bowl is 7-1/2 inches (18.5 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) deep and in fine condition, enclosed in a period kiri-wood box.
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1319536 (stock #TCR5027)
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A fierce image of a Shishi lion made as a Koro incense burner, his head turned in an unusual jaunt as he roars defiance to the evils of the world. This piece, judging by the large-body to head ratio, likely dates from the late 20s or 30s, when powerful, muscular images were popular. The head is removable to reveal the ash chamber, and when incense is burning, the smoke would escape through his mouth. It is 8 x 5 x 8 inches (20 x 12.5 x 20 cm) and in overall fine condition, the body stained sl...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1312767 (stock #MOR4971)
The Kura
$350.00
A set of antique Tsugaru utensils for use in preparing and serving steeped tea made of dry lacquer (Kanshitsu). There are four different sized scoops, two rests in the shape of beans, and one tray. Judging by style these follow the Tsugaru tradition of Northern Japan. The tray is 7-1/2 inches (18.5 cm) diameter and all are in quite good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1309297 (stock #MBR4926)
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A fine dark olive bronze by Living National Treasure Katori Masahiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8 inches (20 cm) tall and in fine condition. Katori Masahiko (1899-1988) was born into the family of prominent Bronze Artist Katori Hozuma in Chiba. He was internationally awarded at the Paris Exposition in 1925, the year he graduated The Tokyo University of Fine Arts (a student of Tsuda Shinobu). Heavily involved with the Teiten/Nitten National Art Exhibition, following the...