The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1324530 (stock #ALR5072)
The Kura
$850.00
A fan by Tofukujji Priest Fukushima Keido mounted on patterned brown silk extended with beige and featuring lacquered wooden rollers. Written is the verse Meigetsu Hyakuso Kage (shadows of a hundred grasses under the bright moon). Enclosed is a small wrapping paper for the 550th anniversary of the founding of Nanmei-in. It was likely the fan was given upon that occasion, and has later been mounted on the scroll, as indicated by the fact the paper has once been folded...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1324521 (stock #ALR5071)
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$1,700.00
Monks coming and going, Ink on paper in a silk border patterned with clouds with bone rollers. The inscription reads One bowl, the offering of a thousand houses; Walking, walking, this Buddhist path (Translation Stephen Addiss). They are 28.5 x 192 cm (11-1/4 x 76 inches) in overall good condition, minor wrinkles with one crease bottom right. For an identical set of scrolls see the book “The Art of Twentieth Century Zen (1999).
Kutsu Deiryu, 1895-1954...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1324428 (stock #ALR5070)
The Kura
$1,150.00
Ink on hand-made mulberry paper in immediate patterned silk borders extended with momigami paper and featuring Shunkei rollers. Each is 16 x 49-1/2 inches (41 x 126 cm), in overall fine condition. The scroll inscriptions are:
Boat (fukujukaimuryo) Fortune and happiness are immeasurable, like the sea. and on the boat sail is the characters Shichifukumaru, the seven gods of fortune boat. (Translation V...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1324318 (stock #ALR5069)
The Kura
$895.00
A priest on begging rounds calls out to the residents as he passes, a superb and unusual singular image by Kutsu Deirtyu enclosed in a wooden box decorated with the same motif. It is performed with ink on paper in a fine cloth mounting and is 53 x 144 cm (21 x 57 inches) and in excellent condition. It currently features solid ivory rollers which would be replaced if shipping overseas...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1324041 (stock #TCR5068)
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A fine image of a lobster is boldly written in fine detail on the surface of this large vessel by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan II, the body of the vase ranging from pure white to a deepening blue simulating the depths. It is 10 inches (25 cm) diameter, 8-1/2 inches (21 cm) tall and in excellent condition. It comes in a custom made wooden box. ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1323987 (stock #ANR5066)
The Kura
$5,500.00
A Nandina (Jap.Nanten) grows up in brilliant red hues over a dark garden stone on thie black panels of this unique painting by Ono Tosaburo. Heavy pigment on paper mounted as a two panel screen with light cloth border and hardwood frame. This was exhibited at the 12th Nitten in 1956, and is visible in the catalog for that year. It is 85 x 74 inches (188 x 216 cm) open...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1323816 (stock #TCR5063)
The Kura
$750.00
Flowers blossom on the shark skin patterned surface of this lacquer box expressing mid-century Japanese design of the1950s, a very unique time in Japanese art just now beginning to be explored in the west. Although it dates from the 1950s, it appears to have never been used, and is in pristine condition, 10 x 7 x 2 inches (25 x 19 x 5 cm) enclosed in a custom wooden box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1323682 (stock #AOR5060)
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Four Tanzaku Poem Cards hand written by Murase Myodo enclosed in their original paper sleeves each signed and stamped accordingly. They read:
Setsugetsuka (Snow, Moon, Flower)
Shoju (Auspicious Pine)
Mau (Dance)
Nanzan Kotobuki (Fortune of the Southern Mountains). They are roughly 14 x 2-1/2 inches (36 x 6 cm) each and all are in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1323486 (stock #TCR5058)
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An image of a hut lost in a forest by Hirai Baisen is scrawled in dark ink on this dish by Kuze Kyuho I enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. It is 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Hirai Baisen (1889-1969) graduated the Kyoto Municipal School of Fine Arts and was a regular exhibitor with the Bunten from 1907-1931. Having worked in any number of styles, he was a true Jiyu-gakka who excelled in the early years of his career...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1321804 (stock #TCR5054)
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Roughly 4-1/2 inches diameter and in fine condition, enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
Yagi Isso (1895-1974) was born into the founded the pottery movement “Akatsuchi” in 1920 with five others, one of the first important groups seeking to reform and revitalize Japanese ceramics from and gain recognition for the crafts in the National Exhibitions...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1321496 (stock #ANR5053)
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A hand painted six panel screen, Ink on paper, by Clifton Karhu. A tiger glares curiously at a monkey in a tree, which grins back from the safety of its high branch. In the corner an oddball crow stands disinterested, with a blossoming branch in its beak. To add to the mystery is the enigmatic phrase “Yes is No, No is Yes, the answer is your guess”...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1321377 (stock #TCR5051)
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A trumpeting form engraved with a carp ascending a waterfall in sky-blue glaze by Seifu Yohei enclosed in the original signed double wood box. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall plus the rosewood stand. This piece dates from early in his career.
Seifu Yohei V (1921-1992) was the son of the fourth Seifu, and took the reigns of the kiln in 1946. Trained in the traditional Seifu style of the Meiji to Early Show period by his father, he took that and added an element of design, producing much de...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1320903 (stock #TCR5046)
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A tiger decorates the side of this cup made by Clifton Karhu enclosed in the original signed wooden box decorated on all sides with a tiger, and inside with a self portrait of the artist at work. It is 2-1/2 inches (7 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter, and in excellent condition.
Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) had his first introduction to Japanese living stationed in Sasebo during the occupation from 1946 to 1948, and returned not long after graduating the Minneapolis Art University to spen...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1320836 (stock #AOR5043)
The Kura
$1,500.00
An oil on canvas by Ono Sue titled “Inaka no Kyokai, Paris” or Rustic Church in Paris set into a double wood frame. The canvas is 15-1/2 x 18 inches (40 x 45 cm), the frame 24 x 27 inches (61 x 69 cm) and all is in excellent condition.
Ono Sue (1910-1985) was born in Niigata prefecture, and after serving as a school teacher for one year, moved to Kyoto in 1934 to pursue a career in oil painting under Yasui Sotaro. He began exhibiting with the Issuikai in 1938, garnering a number of ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Western Artists : Pre 1980 item #1320583 (stock #AOR5036)
The Kura
$950.00
Margin titled and dated 80’ with pencil, Snowy Gate, numbered edition 24 of 100. Unframed, it is in good condition with minor scuffing and toning typical of exposure mostly concentrated in the margins. It is 48 x 38 cm (19 x 15 inches).
Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) had his first introduction to Japanese living stationed in Sasebo during the occupation from 1946 to 1948, and returned not long after graduating the Minneapolis Art University to spend many years as a missionary before he too...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Western Artists : Pre 1980 item #1320538 (stock #AOR5035)
The Kura
$950.00
Margin titled, signed and dated with pencil: Karhu 79’, Kurashiki Willows, numbered edition 62 of 100. Unframed, it is in good condition with minor scuffing and toning typical of exposure mostly concentrated in the margins. It is 48 x 38 cm (19 x 15 inches).
Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) had his first introduction to Japanese living stationed in Sasebo during the occupation from 1946 to 1948, and returned not long after graduating the Minneapolis Art University to spend many years as a mi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1320333 (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. It is possible to be the screen exhibited at the 3rd nitten (1947) titled Aki no Omomuki “Indication of Autum...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1319536 (stock #TCR5027)
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A fierce image of a Shishi lion made as a Koro incense burner, his head turned in an unusual jaunt as he roars defiance to the evils of the world. This piece, judging by the large-body to head ratio, likely dates from the late 20s or 30s, when powerful, muscular images were popular. The head is removable to reveal the ash chamber, and when incense is burning, the smoke would escape through his mouth. It is 8 x 5 x 8 inches (20 x 12.5 x 20 cm) and in overall fine condition, the body stained sl...