The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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 : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1285840 (stock #ALR4819)
The Kura
$3,500.00
Mount Fuji rises majestically beyond a blossoming plum, and a scholars studio displays a fine assortment of natural objects in this complimentary pair of paintings by Fukuda Kodojin and female artist/Poet Miura Eiran with calligraphy by Kokufu Seito. The ink and light color on paper works are 18 x 70 and 18 x 73 inches (46 x 178 and 46 x 183 cm) respectively, mounted in silk with wooden rollers...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1284892 (stock #ANR4808)
The Kura
$3,300.00
A fox stands bushy and alert among autumn grasses and blossoming thistle, all background lost to the mist on this excellent example of the early Showa aesthetic by Kimoto Taika. Each panel is 34 x 65 inches (86 x 165 cm). The open size is total 68 x 65 inches or 172 x 165 cm). The scene is bordered simply in Shunkei Red lacquer and is in fine condition, dating from the mid forites...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1275591 (stock #TCR4729)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A large early pot by Yasuda Zenko (Tomohiko, b. Kyoto, 1926) signed on the base Tomohiko, placing this piece in the 1950s. Thick walled and draped in rich blue, the mouth is bold and round, thick on one side and thin on the other like the foot on a Korai Chawan. It flares from a narrow base, intimating the shape of Jomon and Yoyoi period storage jars. The piece is 14 inches (36 cm) diameter, 20-1/2 inches (52.5 cm) tall weighing 20 kilograms (44 lbs), and is in fine condition...
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 : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1275418 (stock #MOR4726)
The Kura
$2,200.00
Magnolia flowers blossom on the front and sides of this doored wooden cabinet lacquered in red and signed on the side in a square cartouche by Izumi Atsuhiko likely dating from the early 1950s when this style of depicting figures in amoebic windows was popular. The handles on the two doors are metal inlayed with mother of pearl. Behind the doors the cabinet is divided into two compartments inside, one just about the right size for LPs, the other with a small shelf...
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 #1295168 (stock #ALR4808)
The Kura
$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. It is 26-1/2 x 90 inches (67 x 229 cm) and in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1305628 (stock #ALR4914)
The Kura
$1,850.00
A lone figure appears among the dried and rustling grasses of late autumn, her robes indicate she is a nun, but her long snout gives cause to hesitate…This is a fine image by important artist Imao Keinen enclosed in the original signed double wood box and dated to his 77th year (1921 by Japanese count)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1279225 (stock #TCR4745)
The Kura
$1,680.00
A bottle gourd shaped vessel decorated in ukibori style with scrolling peonies and fortuitous symbols by Seifu Yohei enclosed in a double wooden box annotated by the fifth generation. Paperwork enclosed with the vase shows a piece of the same design was exhibited as part of the Matsutake (Shoin) Collection before the second world war. The vase is 17 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1294275 (stock #TCR4802)
The Kura
$1,650.00
A large round vase by Miyagawa Kozan, the raw clay with a swirl of dark glaze decorated with Sasa bamboo in over-glaze enamel enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9 inches (23 cm) diameter. There as a mar on the raw earth surface.
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 : 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. The tray is in quite good conditi...
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)
The Kura
$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. Unfortunately this hope would be soon quashed by the echoes...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1950 item #1262809 (stock #MOR4632)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A large cylinder taken from the base of bamboo carved with three frogs and signed Amanohashi Shujin Usho-saku and dated Showa 8 (1933), enclosed in a period wooden box. One of the creatures rests quietly in a hollow, while two others climb the side, one of those surmounting the top. These are not carved and added to the piece, but are actually a part of the original bamboo, the head and mouth of the top fellow being part of the original nodules between the chambers in the bamboo plant. Lined ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1960 item #1274758 (stock #MOR4720)
The Kura
$1,375.00
A hardworking squirrel clutches a walnut as he tucks away another winter meal perched atop a stone from which grow mushrooms. It is beautifully carved from hardwood, signed on the base Tengeki (?), likely dating from the immediate pre-war or post-war period. It is 19 x 9 x 21-1/2 inches (48 x 23 x 55 cm) and is in overall very good condition. A small chip or crack has formed in the tip of the tail, visible from the top only (see close-up photo).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1290335 (stock #TCR4852)
The Kura
$1,350.00
Soba-yu Vase by Seifu Yohei Antique, Japanese, pottery, ceramic TCR4852 1,500.00 The surface of this large vase is sculpted with arabesque florals and covered in soft green by Seifu Yohei V and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall, 10 inches (25 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Seifu Yohei V (1921-1991) continued the lineage of the Seifu line, however was not satisfied with producing simply in the style of his forbearers, and branched ou...
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.