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 #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 : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1325606 (stock #MOR5081)
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A fine basket of wide plates of bamboo in a radical wa-gumi open weave and containing a bamboo basin. It is roughly 15 x 11 x 11 inches (38 x 28 x 28 cm). There is a small amount of cracking in the bamboo near one side of the handle (see close-up photos) otherwise is in excellent condition.
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 1980 item #1327944 (stock #AOR5108)
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Three caliigraphic poem cards hand painted by Zen Priest Fukushima Keido and enclosed in their original paper storage sleaves. Each is 9-1/2 x 11 inches (24 x 28 cm) and are in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1308512 (stock #AOR4916)
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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 : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1330046 (stock #TCR5151)
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A set of ten plates made by Haku-un and decorated by Nanga artist Ueda Tangai enclosed in the original wooden box titled TangaiGa Kashizara (Sweets dishes decorated by Tangai). Each dish bears a unique seasonal floral motif. The box is signed Heian Haku-un Zo (made by Haku-un of Kyoto) with a second signature line reading hand painted in the Summer of 1923 followed by Motai (the given name of Ueda Tangai)  Each dish is roughly 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) diameter and all are in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1325660 (stock #MOR4567)
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Sections of root which grow in and out of this radical weave of split bamboo forming the body of this fine anonymous wagumi basket. It is 22.5 cm square, 38 cm tall (9 x 15 inches).
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 #1329984 (stock #AOR5148)
The Kura
$480.00
A set of four Tokonoma alcove doors mounted with silk paintings featuring a flight of birds before the waxing moon. They are signed Shunka-saku followed by a Hashira style stamp. Each door is roughly 29 x 47 cm (inches). The doors are mounted in black lacquer with excellent quality hand-forged bronze handles. They are made to fit an opening 28 x 186 cm (inches) indicating they were made for a Kyo-ma sized house...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1329529 (stock #MOR5140)
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A hollowed out form from a natural piece of hard-wood in the shape of a leaf for use in Sencha Tea. This type of implement was very popular from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. It is 18-1/2 x 14 inches (46.5 x 36 cm) and is in overall fine condition.
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...
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.
The Dohachi Kiln was established in Awataguchi by the retainer of Kameyama fief, Dohachi I around 1760, and the name Dohachi was brought to the forefront of porcelain by the second generation head of the family who attained an imperial...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1329638 (stock # MOR5142)
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A very unusual set of collapsible utensils held in a burlap cover which slips inside of a glass cup and fits in a hard case made for a gentleman out on for a night of entertainment. Fork, knife, spoon and chopsticks. The case is roughly 6.5 cm diameter, 10.5 cm tall. Also a later version with collapsible chopsticks, folding fork and spoon and a collapsible metal cup. One of the utensils has lost its bind on the second set, otherwise is in overall quite good condition but for expected wear on...