The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1274315 (stock #ANR4716)
The Kura
$3,000.00
A view of the radiacal tree walls and thatched homes of Izumo by Nohara Chosei mounted as a two panel screen. Overall the artist has used thin colors to create the scene, yet the trees, and some other features are heavily built up with color and testure. He has then added heavy droplets creating rocks and bits of wood which too show texture and create shadows on the scene...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1274146 (stock #TCR4715)
The Kura
$600.00
Streaks of blue-green wash in waves down the three sides of this Jomon-inspired pottery vase dating from the immediate post-war era marked on the base simply “Ka”. It is an excellent example of mid-century Japanese pottery, from a time when the country was attempting to recover from the destruction of the second World War and rediscover it’s roots. A piece bearing this same stamp is held in the collection of the Morikami Museum.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1274137 (stock #AOR4714)
The Kura
$700.00
An abstract forest representation by Yoshikawa Sanshin dating from the post-war period. Oil on canvas, it is enclosed in an aluminum frame typical of the era. In the frame it is 43 x 93 cm (17 x 36-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition. Another work from this period was selected for the exhibition “Abstraction and Fantasy: How to Understand Non-figurative (Non-realistic) Painting” held at the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art in 1953-1954...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1274131 (stock #MOR4587)
The Kura
$450.00
A bronze image of three firemen battling a blaze titled Bosai (Extinguishing the Flames) by Hanada Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. This is a small version of the wildly popular wooden carving submitted by him in 1956 to the Nitten national exhibition. It is 24 cm tall and in fine condition, weighing almost 4 kg (8.5 lbs).
Hanada Kazuo was born in 1904 in Naokata, Fukuoka Prefecture on the Southern Main Island of Kyushu...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1273574 (stock #MOR4713)
The Kura
$1,700.00
Fire burns deep in the heart of this mirror black dish by Ichigo Iccho enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 42.5 cm (17 inches) diameter, 6.5 cm (2-1/2 inches) tall and in fine overall condition, with very minor marks from handling. Ichigo Iccho (1898-1991) was a lacquer artist from the Wajima area of Ishikawa prefecture, and was exhibited with the Nitten national exhibition among others.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1273159 (stock #ANR4712)
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The screen is performed with heavy pigment on silk, in a transitional style typical of the early post war era where the theme remains traditional yet the execution is changing stylistically to what would become Nihonga after the mid 50s. It is possibly “Chatei Akibi” (Autumn Tea Garden), exhibited 5th Nitten, 1949. The image, style and execution match the era, but there are no photographic records with which to compare. Each panel is 174 x 90 cm (68-1/2 inches x 3 feet)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1272992 (stock #MOR4711)
The Kura
$900.00
A deco-inspired bronze image of a stylized giraffe enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Suzuki kanji. It is 11 inches (27 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Suzuki Kanji (1919-1982) was born the eldest son to the 13th generation Morihisa, a family of Kamashi metal workers in Morioka city, Northern Japan. He studied under Katori Shushin (Hotsuma) and Naito Shunji at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts. He exhibited widely witht eh Nitten and Gendai Kogeiten National Exhibitions...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1272990 (stock #MOR4586)
The Kura
$1,000.00
A bronze hawk showing minimalist and modernist influences by Suzuki Kanji enclosed in the original signed wooden box. There are minor mars in the surface and a small ding in the lower part of the left wing. It is 13 inches (33 cm) tall.
Suzuki Kanji (1919-1982) was born the eldest son to the 13th generation Morihisa, a family of Kamashi metal workers in Morioka city, Northern Japan. He studied under Katori Shushin (Hotsuma) and Naito Shunji at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1269828 (stock #MOR4651)
The Kura
$1,000.00
A dramatic pair of large trays decorated with silver characters for sun and moon on dynamic black and red surfaces. The silver has darkened with age, striking against the smooth lacquer. Each comes in the original wooden box made by the Yabashi Studio in Gifu prefecture. They are 47 cm square and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1269624 (stock #TCR4649)
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A trumpeting rim caps this baluster form vase by Miyagawa Kozan decorated with yellow flowers in overglaze enamel on underglaze cobalt decoration. It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall, 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter and in fine condition. There is no box. The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth generation head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo...
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)
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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)
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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.
Hokuho would have been rated in the top 10 porcelain artist of Kyoto, along with Suwa Sozan, Ito Suiko, Ito Tozan, Miyanaga Tozan, Takahashi Dohachi, Seifu Yohei, Kiyomizu Rokubei, Miura Chikusen and Mashimizu Zoroku, all artists active from the Meiji through the early Showa er...
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. Although I have long wanted to offer one of th...