The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1282912 (stock #MBR4793)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A fantastic anonymous image of a crab walking spider-like, claws up and minutely detailed, his back removable to reveal a basin for burning incense. It is roughly 13 x 7-1/2 x 4 inches (33 x 19 x 10 cm) and in fine condition. It comes in a later kiri-wood box titled Crab Koro, Heikei-gani (Crab inense Burner, Heikei Crab)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1282624 (stock #MOR4791)
The Kura
$850.00
A lacquer box decorated with a classic theme of a mother of pearl and lead boat adrift in autumn reeds on a black ground enclosed in the original wooden box titled Ashi-Bune Maki-e Te-Bunko and signed Heian-Do Zo with another signature (unknown). It is 11 x 8-1/2 inches (27.5 x 22 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1282184 (stock #MOR4787)
The Kura
$1,600.00
A hilarious expression adorns the face of this image of the Daruma, his red robes forming the body of the tray and his fly whisk the upper edge, made by Shobundo and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Daruma Cha-bon (Tea Tray). On the base is a seal from Yamaguchi Shobundo (Masataro), A Meiji to early Showa era Studio in Takamatsu City on the Island of Shikoku. It also contains the original card from the gallery with a four digit phone number...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1282177 (stock #MOR4784)
The Kura
$650.00
An antique Black paper accordion Album with lacquered covers decorated with delicate feathers made by the premier lacquer studio of Kyoto, Zohiko. It is 14-1/2 x 11 inches (37 x 27 cm) and comes enclosed in the original wooden box stamped by Zohiko. It is in fine condition but for one tiny flaw in the lacquer (see photos).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1282035 (stock #MOR4782)
The Kura
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A Literati paradise by Nanga artist Tanaka Hakuin decorates this Large Scroll Tray of fine Kiri-wood by Ichirakusai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 17 x 11 x 2 inches (43.5 x 28.5 x 5 cm) and is in fine condition.
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1281953 (stock #MOR4781)
The Kura
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An 8 sided dish patterned with wood grains inlaid with bamboo, actually all performed entirely with the Kanshitsu dry lacquer technique. It is 12 inches (30 cm) across, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in fine condition, enclosed in the original wooden box signed Gyokuho. Inei Gyokuho was a lacquer artist from Kyoto in the first half of the 20th century, and judging from the number of written boxes I have seen, a favorite of Urasenke tea school masters Tantansai and Hounsai.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1281321 (stock #TCR4780)
The Kura
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Five character inscriptions decorate these two chawan tea bowls signed by Zen priest Kutsu Deiryu. The taller bowl reads “Matsu ni Kokon no Iro Nashi (The pine never changes color). The second is Kochu Nichigetsu Nagashi (Inside the pot, the sun and moon eternally shine). Thank you to the scholar Veljko Dujin for the translations. They are 15 and 13 cm (5-3/4 & 5-1/4 inches) diameter respectively and in fine condition.
Kutsu Deiryu, 1895-1954...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1281210 (stock #TCR4779)
The Kura
$580.00
A smattering of ash decorates the head and back of this finely modeled Bizen Elephant by Konishi Toko I supplanted by a seated image of the Buddha Shakyamuni. The figure is 10 x 4 x 9 inches (25 x 9.5 x 23 cm) and is in fine condition but for the tip of one tusk which has been broken off. It is stamped on the belly between the legs Toko.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1280880 (stock #MOR4778)
The Kura
$870.00
Red and gold leaves cling to the branches on this superb togidashi maki-e arced vase enclosed in the original wooden box. It is 31 x 7 x 15 cm (12 x 3 x 6 inches) and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1280726 (stock #TCR4773)
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A five character inscription decorates this chawan tea bowl signed by Zen priest Kutsu Deiryu and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter and in fine condition.
Kutsu Deiryu, 1895-1954. Deiryu was born into a military family, and was raised from an early age in the strict environment until being diagnosed with Tuberculosis. He was sent then to serve at a nearby temple but was refused as Buddhism was still recovering and many temples were quite poor...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1280725 (stock #TCR4772)
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A four character inscription decorates this chawan tea bowl signed by Zen priest Kutsu Deiryu and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter and in fine condition.
Kutsu Deiryu, 1895-1954. Deiryu was born into a military family, and was raised from an early age in the strict environment until being diagnosed with Tuberculosis. He was sent then to serve at a nearby temple but was refused as Buddhism was still recovering and many temples were quite poor...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1280577 (stock #MOR4771)
The Kura
$695.00
A red sun dominates the black field of this togidashi dry lacquer dish enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kanshitsu Seiki and signed Ryuji. It is 14 x 12-1/2 x 2 inches (35.5 x 32 x 5 cm) and in fine condition, signed beneath.
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 : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1280126 (stock #TCR4760)
The Kura
$800.00
Seasonal Fruits and vegetables are incised into this fine celadon bowl by Seiful Yohei IV enclosed in the original wooden box. Pomegranates, grapes, oranges, peaches, chestnuts and more can be seen upon close inspection. It is 8 inches (20.5 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10.5 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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1279984 (stock #MOR4759)
The Kura
$600.00
A bronze statue of Nakabe Ikujiro dating from the 1950s standing 16 inches (41 cm) tall enclosed in the original signed wooden box and in fine condition. Nakabe (1866-1946) was one of the great and most creative industrial leaders in early modern Japan...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1940 item #1279852 (stock #MOR4758)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A very elegant sculpture of Nichiren finished in matte black, a scroll in one hand, paddle in the other and glass eyes staring out from a benign face. The image appears to be taken from the Kamakura era figure of Nichiren held by Hokkeji Temple in Matsumae...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1279851 (stock #TCR4757)
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A puppy appears through the green glaze of this finely crafted Kogo by Suwa Sozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875. Over the next 25 years he would gravitate between Tokyo and Kanazawa, working at various kilns and research facilities. He again relocated, this time to Kyoto...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1279729 (stock #MOR4755)
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An art-deco cast bronze box by Katori Masahiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 14 x 9.5 x 2.5 cm (5-1/2 x 3-3/4 x 1 inches) and in fine condition.
Katori Masahiko (1899-1988) was born into the family of prominent Bronze Artist Katori Hozuma in Chiba. He was internationally awarded at the Paris Exposition in 1925, the year he graduated The Tokyo University of Fine Arts (a student of Tsuda Shinobu). Heavily involved with the Teiten/Nitten National Art Exhibition, followin...