The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1302781 (stock #TCR4893)
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A voluminous tsubo of sandy clay decorated with blossoming cherry under a cloud of dark ame-yu glaze by Ito Tozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 12-3/4 inches (32.5 cm) tall, 13 inches (33 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1301767 (stock #MOR4889)
The Kura
$1,600.00
A set of male and female crabs in what appears to be Yo-gin or nickel with fully functional legs and claws. Although nearly identical from the top, the bottom reveals the difference between the sexes. Remarkably realistic. With legs fully extended they are roughly 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) wide and in fine condition. The underside plate is hinged to reveal a tiny inner compartment.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1301765 (stock #ANR4888)
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$1,500.00
A framed nihonga painting by Shibahara Kisho exhibited at the 1934 Nitten National Exhibition (Teiten V) titled Banshun no Kogai (Late Spring in the Suburbs). Boys day banners of fish drape in the placid air, setting the scene in early May. The naive nature of the image shows a childish joy, and perhaps reflects the sentiments of Japanese as they began to look forward to a new prosperity after the worst years of the Great Depression...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1300721 (stock #ALR4883)
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$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 : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1299664 (stock #AOR4881)
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A set of 3 hand painted Fukusa dated Showa 18 (1943) by 20th century artist Nakagawa Kigen enclosed in a period wooden box). A hawk in a pine adorns one, a Noh dancer in vivid color another, the third an abstract floral pattern. The two large fukusa are 65 x 70 cm each (25-1/2 x 27-1/2 inches), both signed and dated. Overall they are in fine condition, with some toning and minor marks typical of age and use...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1299463 (stock #TCR4879)
The Kura
$400.00
A set of six porcelain tea cups decorated with flowers by Seifu Yohei IV enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Each is 3 inches (8 cm) diameter, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Seifu Yohei IV (1871-1951) Seifu, unlike many potters of the time, was low production and tenacious in approach. The third generation head of the family (d. 1914) was honored as a member of the Imperial Art Academy (Teishitsu Gigei-In)...
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1298590 (stock #TCR4877)
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A large vase by Takahashi Dohachi and decorated by Hashimoto Dokuzan enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. Also, stored in a separate compartment is a wooden stand which appears to have once been part of a temple or altar. The vase is covered in a typical crackled Kyo-yaki glaze, and decorated in cobalt with two figures in a watery landscape, one fishing, the other on top of a stone playing the flute...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1298474 (stock #MOR4874)
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$350.00
Cranes in couched gold and silver thread soar into the dark sky on this large fukusa backed with red crepe silk dating from the first half of the 20th century. It is 26-1/2 x 30-1/2 inches (67 x 77 cm) and in overall fine condition; one of the glass eyes has cracked.
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 : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1297177 (stock #TCR4868)
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A hard to find pair of Ukibori porcelain vases by MIyanaga Tozan stamped on the base and engraved with blossoming florals. Each is 10-1/2 inches (26 cm) tall, 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) diameter 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 : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1297002 (stock #TCR4866)
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A small Bun-shaped Awata style Koro with a solid silver lid by the 7th generation Kinkozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter and in fine condition. Kinkozan VII (1868-1927) was a popular artist of the Meiji and Taisho eras. He was born into a family of potters specializing in Awatayaki, and took the name Sohe. He was well known for colored porcerlains, use of gold foil in addition to the more subtle Awata.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1296373 (stock #MOR4865)
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A large bronze sculpture of a carp by Ota Ryohei enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1980. It is roughly 60 x 17 x 17 cm ‘2 feet long, 7-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition.
Ota Ryohei was born in Fukushima Prefecture in 1913. He studied under Miki Soshuku from 1931, and was first awarded at the 1934 Nihon Bijutsu Kyokai Exhibition. In 1935 he was first accepted into the Teiten, and often exhibited with the Teiten /Bunten/ Nitten thereafter.
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 : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1295668 (stock #MOR4814)
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$355.00
A pair of Bukka flower vases in rich mottled patina inlayed with a thin necklace of silver by Hongo Toshihiko. They are just less than 7 inches (17 cm) tall and both are in fine condition.
Hongo Toshihiko, born 1947 in Toyama apprenticed under his father Hongo Yoshihoko in 1973, beginning his journey down the path already well travelled by his ancestors to master bronze casting and the inlay techniques of Kaga Zogan...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1295351 (stock #ANR4812)
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Magnificent white creatures preen among sun dapples and giant leaves on the 8 panels of this set of screens dating from the Taisho period by Ito Kinsen. The pigment and ink on paper panels are mounted in simple black lacquered frames. Each screen is 117 x 70 inches (284 x 177.5 cm) and is in overall fine condition, with some toning and minor worm damage in a few places along the inner edges typical of age.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1295288 (stock #ALR4809)
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A superbly rendered image of a golden-eyed monkey with prehensile tail curling upward in a fine mounting of golden striped brocade by Ota Issai...