The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1266440 (stock #TCR4635)
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A set of ten e-gawari plates by Daimaru Hokuho (also Hoppo) enclosed in the original signed wooden box featuring images of ten famous scenes in Kyoto. They are 5-1/2 inches (13.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition...
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 : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1275052 (stock #MLR4723)
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$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 : Enamel : Pre 1980 item #1260963 (stock #MOR4609)
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$1,180.00
Raised Cloisonné flowers decorate the lid of this brass Suzuri Bako Writing box made by the Ando Studio and enclosed in a silk lined custom wood box. Inside is lacquered black, and contains the never used ink-grinding stone (Suzuri) as well as a suiteki of the same brass and cloisonne design set into a wooden tray with rests built in for brushes. It bears the Ando mark on the base and is in fine condition, measuring 10 x 7 inches (18 x 26 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1970 item #1241203 (stock #MOR4487)
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White cranes soar in front of the rising sun on this spectacular cloisonné writing by by the Ando Studio marked on the base. Inside a suzuri stone and matching suiteki water dropper are set onto a lacquer wooden tray between brush stands. The piece is in excellent condition, 24 x 25-1/2 x 5 cm (9-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 2 inches) and comes enclosed in a kiri-wood kabuse bako box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1304572 (stock #AOR4908)
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$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 : Baskets : Pre 1940 item #1263159 (stock #MOR4635)
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A very unusual tall basket of falling bands of rich red bamboo and dark root culminating in a splayed foot. It is almost 2 feet (60 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1960 item #1261098 (stock #MOR4611)
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$525.00
Tightly woven strands of caramel colored smoked bamboo mix with raw root, the highs polished to a soft glow leaving black to accent the shadows in the spaces between. A fine anonymous Hanakago basket dating with braided arch handle from the first half of the 20th century. It is 15-1/2 inches (39 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1275828 (stock #TCR4733)
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$525.00
A superb image of the Daruma, looking both dour and vulnerable, wrapped in robes made by Kimura Tozan for Bizen Hongama Koraku-en dating from the first half of the 20th century. It is 13-1/2 inches (34 cm) tall and in fine condition. There is a firing flaw in the neck, (see close-up photo). It is stamped on back Bizen Tozando, sculpted by (likely) the 15th or 16th Kimura Tozan and enclosed in a wooden box titled Bizen Yaki Daruma and stamped Bizen Hongama, Koraku-en-In, Kimura…...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1279727 (stock #TCR4754)
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A dark metallic glaze covers this heavy Mizusashi by Miyanaga Tozan decorated with deeply carved grasses and resist decoration of a soaring crane and calligraphy by Muto Sanji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7 inches (18 cm) diameter, 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics. He was born in Ishikawa prefecture, and graduated from the (now) Tokyo University of Art...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1287714 (stock #TCR4834)
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A single character, Jaku (Youth), is inscribed in a red cartouche in the center of this bowl signed the 96 year old man Gempo and enclosed in the original wooden box. It is 4-3/4 inches (12 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Yamamoto Gempo (1866-1961) was born to a poor family in Wakayama at the end of the Edo period, he was left to die of exposure as a baby, but was found by a stranger and adopted into the childless Okamoto family...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1297610 (stock #ALR4870A)
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$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 : Baskets : Pre 1950 item #1262066 (stock #MOR4625)
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A complex weave of various styles of bamboo create intricate forms on this four-footed ikebana basket capped with an arcing root handle dating from the first half of the 20th century. Inside can be found the original shaved bamboo otoshi water container lined with metal. Branches, portions of stalk, braids and multilayered strands mix with single strips to form a rich landscape for the senses, all a rich amber hue with soft luster...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1280296 (stock #MOR4764)
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Butterflies and Phoenix in gold and Mother of Pearl dance among the gold and silver patterns and scattered mists of gold flake on this fine lacquered box supported on four legs by the Zohiko Studio enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 8-1/2 inches (21 cm) across, 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1265534 (stock #MOR4674)
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$950.00
A large flower in dark, bold black lacquer stands out against the fine wood grain of this hardwood tray designed by Kamisaka Sekka for the Kyoto University of Fine Arts. On the box is written Made by Kyoto University of Fine Arts, Kamisaka Sekka Black Lilly, Yellow Shunkei Lacquer Round Tray. It is 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) is the godfather of 20th century Japanese design and the Rimpa revival...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1263807 (stock #MOR4595)
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$1,150.00
A tall vase in the style of bamboo ikebana vases cut from a single round of fantastically burled wood, polished to a soft glow by years of handling. Outside is a beautiful deep red patina. The upper and lower cores have been removed and inset with bamboo vases. It is 49 cm (19-1/2 inches) tall, and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1295168 (stock #ALR4808)
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$2,000.00
A superb image titled “Twilight at the Old Castle” by Hirai Baisen enclosed in the original wooden box signed Chikujo-so Baisen. He has used a combination of very wet washes with dry brisk strokes to create a classic scene by this artist. The approach of a solitary figure below sets this apart. It is performed with ink and light color on paper, bordered in a fine frame of patterned brocade...