The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1268973 (stock #MOR4648)
The Kura
$1,400.00
Plums on leaden branches blossom in silver on the ro-iro ground of this superb black lacquered Kashibachi basin by Naito Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) square and in overall fine condition. There is one small ding in the base and an almost unnoticeable discoloration from a sticker (see last two photos).
Naito Shiro (1907-1988), born in Tokyo, studied metal craft under Shimizu Nanzan and Umino Kiyoshi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1960 item #1268602 (stock #MOR4645)
The Kura
$1,450.00
A pair of large dark mingei Shrine Foxes (Inari-san) carved from single blocks of wood by Sano Gi-ichiro (Yoshiichiro) in 1951. One mouth open, the other closed, one male and one female symbolizing the yin and yang. They are quite large at 7 x 4-1/2 x 15 inches (17 x 12 x 37.5 cm) and are in fine condition. These have great presence, with glowing gilded eyes and teeth.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1268442 (stock #TCR4643)
The Kura
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Horses frolic above green fields on this set of double gourd shaped tokkuri complete with lids by Miyagawa Kozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. They are 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) tall, 2-3/4 inches (7 cm) diameter and in fine condition. They very possibly date from the year of the horse (1930)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1268191 (stock #MOR4643)
The Kura
$1,000.00
Dozens of extremely fine and colorful feathers decorate this box and tray dating from the first half of the 20th century. The box is 4-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 2 inches (11.5 x 14 5 cm). The tray is 7-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches (19.5 x 16 cm). Excepting very minor wear on the bottom of the box and one miniscule flaw in the lacquer (see last photo) they are in decidedly fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1266692 (stock # MOR4636)
The Kura
$450.00
A finely mottled bronze vase by Living National Treasure Takahashi Keiten enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (12 cm) tall, 7 inches (18 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. The Box is darkened with age.
Takahashi Keiten (1920-2009), was first exhibited with the Nitten National Exhibition in 1951, where he has been repeatedly exhibited and prized. He has also exhibited and been prized with the Nihon Dento Kogeiten and Nihon Shin Kogeiten...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1266440 (stock #TCR4635)
The Kura
$450.00
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 : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1265800 (stock #MOR4679)
The Kura
$400.00
A superb Uji-gawa suiseki viewing stone set on a daiza stand of dark wood. It is 8-1/2 x 6 x 4-1/2 inches (22 x 15 x 11 cm) and weighs 4.5 kilograms (10 lbs). It has been handled to create an exquisite soft glow (who would imagine black can glow!). A superb example of 20th century suiseki.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1265647 (stock #MOR4678)
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A Superb set of lacquer boxes enclosed in a carrying case composing various lacquer techniques from the Wakasa region. The set consist s of a carrying case in typical red/black and gold wakasa-nuri containing 4 square lidded boxes, one triangular lidded box and five red lacquered trays. Each box showcases a different style of lacquer. It is 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 14 inches (17 x 17 x 35 cm), in excellent condition and comes enclosed in a wooden box...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1265579 (stock #MBR4676)
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Art-deco styled cicada cling to the side of this faceted bronze vase by Living National Treasure Katori Masahiko covered in a dark mottled patina. It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall and in fine condition, enclosed in an old Kiri-wood box. This is a beautiful cast of thick, quality bronze, as we should expect from a Living National Treasure.
Katori Masahiko (1899-1988) was born into the family of prominent Bronze Artist Katori Hozuma in Chiba...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1265575 (stock #MOR4675)
The Kura
$750.00
An art deco influenced cascading square footed-box with lid decorated with silver and red goldfish among ripples of gold flake on black ground. Inside is a soft silvered Nashiji with gold rim. The box is 20 cm (8 inches) square and in fine condition, enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1265534 (stock #MOR4674)
The Kura
$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 : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1265448 (stock #MOR4672)
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Porcelain cranes in a lead tree decorate the lacquered top of this gilded wooden box enclosed in the original wooden box titled Romatsu Sokaku Zu (Ancient Pine Two Cranes) and signed Sekka, with signatures of Tozan II (porcelain decoration) and Hyoetsu (lacquer artist) inside...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1264926 (stock #ANR4667)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A wide plank of wood forms the background for this Ita-do door decorated in thick pigment with sparrows in bamboo signed Shoho encased in a wooden frame and dating from the early 20th century. The door is 96 x 177 cm (roughly 38 x 70 inches) and is in overall fine condition. The distraught hinges and other hardware have been removed.
Wood doors such as these were most often used between inner rooms and garden exits, or on the exterior walkways between rooms and or structural areas...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1930 item #1264808 (stock #MOR4664)
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A set of trays turned from horse chestnut and decorated in ink with The Four Gentlemen (Plum, Bamboo, Orchid and Chrysanthemum) of literati fame with accompanying poems by Nishio Setsuko (Hiroshi, b. 1899) and dated 1925. Tocchi (horse chestnut) is highly prized for its wild grain patterns and figuring represented in this set of trays covered in clear lacquer. They are 15 inches (38.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1264624 (stock #MOR4663)
The Kura
$1,250.00
A massive Sanuki Bori Platter with a cucumber carved into the surface, a grape and Bushukan (Buddhas Hand Fruit) carved in life-size relief. A masterpiece for any collector of Sanuki Carving. It is 35 x 17 x 2 inches (89 x 44.5 x 5.5 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1264497 (stock #MOR4662)
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A large Bunko paper storage box of austere raw kiri-wood with solid silver rims by Toyosai decorated with figures by Kikuchi Keigetsu enclosed in the original signed double box titled Kyokusui no Utage Bunko...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1264453 (stock #TCR3042)
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A set of unique porcelain cups for Sencha green tea by five top names in Kyoto, Seifu Yohei, Takahashi Dohachi, Kiyomizu Rokubei, Mashimizu Zoroku and Miura Chikusen, all carried inside a six sided bamboo carrying case signed and stamped by each artist with each cup described, the case in turn enclosed in a wooden box. The box is titled Kosometsuke (?) Chawan, and signed within (illegible) likely by the collector for whom the set was made followed by one small and one large stamp. The cups are...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1264343 (stock #MOR4658)
The Kura
$850.00
A pair of hollowed and lacquered coconut shells enclosed with a folding fan in a box decorated by Shimizu Hian. The gold and silver sides of the black lacquered fan are also decorated with calligraphy by this eccentric scholar artist. Inside the box lid is a poem and a painting of a tokkuri and sake cup signed Hian. The two open vessels would have been partly filled with hot water, and the Tokkuri would have been inserted to keep the sake warm. The fan was likely to be used to fan the flames...