The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for thier patience during the last few months since the Kumamoto Earthquake. Robert has been working with disaster relief group IDRO Japan in the earthquake affected areas of Kumamoto, and this has caused some delays in lisitng, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery for the next month, and actively seeking new stock, we do anticipate more disaster relief work after the rain season has ended in mid July. For more on these efforts see IDRO Japan on Facebook.
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 : Furniture : Pre 1930 item #1338141 (stock #MOR5232)
The Kura
$600.00
A key fret border frames this Art Deco style Sanuki table, the beautifully grained hardwood carved with blossoming lotus and leaves. Signed beneath, it is 21-1/2 x 33-1/2 x 11 inches (54.5 x 85 x 28 cm) and is in find condition. Shipping separate
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1338040 (stock # ANR5229)
The Kura
$3,500.00
A screen featuring the gate at Hikone Castle by Honjo Toen exhibited at the 1927 Teiten (mod. Nitten) National Exhibition Pigment on silk in a brocade border with original red lacquered wooden frame and cloth backing. It is in overall fine condition. Some chips in the lacquer frame have been filled, and some water marks are present in the center and upper left of the screen. It is 187 x 140 cm (73-1/2 x 55 inches).
Toen was born in Hyogo prefecture in 1900...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1337249 (stock #ALR5216)
The Kura
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Kamikaze, the Divine Wind decimating the Chinese fleet as fearless warriors brave the tempest to drive off the attacking hordes. Uenaka Chokusai, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Pigment on silk in a pale silk border with ivory rollers. 19-1/2 inches x 7 feet (49 x 214 cm) in fine condition.
Uenaka Chokusai was born in Nara (1885-1977), and was enthralled with the arts from a young age. He apprenticed under Fukada Chokujo, and later Hashimoto Gaho...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1336863 (stock #TCR5212)
The Kura
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A flambé glazed parrot is perched on a rock set onto a hardwood base by Numata Kazumasa (Ichiga) signed on the side Showa 12 (1937) Ichiga. It is 12-1/2 inches (32 cm) tall not including the rosewood base. Numata Kazumasa (Ichiga, 1873-1954) was a sculptor of the late Meiji to early Showa periods.  Born into the family of Takeuchi Hisakazu in Fukui prefecture. He was quickly accepted into the world of sculpture, and was awarded gold at the Paris World Exposition in 1900...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1336741 (stock #MOR5210)
The Kura
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A four stage lacquer Kogo incense case in austere black decorated with the 16 petal Imperial chrysanthemum and enclosed in the original wooden box signed Heian Manju-zo. Inside is superb Nashiji ground. It is 6.5 x 6 x 9 cm (roughly 2-1/2 square by 3-1/2 inches tall). This was made by Uesugi Manju and given as a gift to those who attended the ceremony of the first harvest held by the current emperor of Japan, the Heisei Emperor, in 1988...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1336431 (stock #MOR5199)
The Kura
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Brass and Shakudo form a dragonfly lighting upon one of three art-deco inspired leaves “floating” on a slab of fine kiri-wood making up this okimono signed on the base Takasaki Hiromasa and enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating likely from the 1930s. It is 36.5 x 30.5 x 2.5 cm (14-1/2 x 12 x 1 inches) and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1336336 (stock #MOR5198)
The Kura
$250.00
Verdant green covers this elegant form, an anonymous bronze dating from 1950s Japan enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1336335 (stock #TCR5197)
The Kura
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Egrets in flight decorate the art-deco influenced shape of this faceted hanging vase by Nakamura Suiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. According to the inside of the box, this was one of three made for submission to the 5th Nihon Bijutsu Tenrankai (Nitten, 1949). An entry in the catalog for that year states that Nakamura Suiko of Ishikawa prefecture exhibited a “Tri faceted Porcelain Hanging Vase Decorated with Egrets”...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1336141 (stock #TCR5196)
The Kura
$350.00
A lovely dark Koro incense burner decorated wいth meditating Buddhist images in resist covered with black glaze highlighted with red and enclosed in the original wooden box signed Juzan Te-saku (Made by the hand of Juzan). It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1336024 (stock #ANR5194)
The Kura
$1,100.00
A lighthouse rises over the rocky shore, evening mist rolling in as evening deepens. A fine painting of traditional mineral pigments on silk dating from mid 20th century Japan signed simply “Yoshi” (Yorokobu). The scene is bordered in two stages of patterned brocade within a darkened wood frame, and has been recently re-backed with green Washi paper. The screen is 62-1/2 x 55 inches (159 x 140 cm) fully open, and in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1940 item #1335779 (stock #TCR5193)
The Kura
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The twelve animals of the zodiac in pottery miniature by Senkeido enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from early twentieth century Japan. Each is hand formed, stamped and painted, enclosed in its own compartment in the wooden box. Between 1 and 2 inches (2 to 5 cm) each, and in excellent condition. The Senkeido specialized in “Tsuchi Ningyo” decorated clay figures, and was active in the Yasaka area of Kyoto during the Taisho and early Showa eras.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Western Artists : Pre 1980 item #1335736 (stock #AOT5191)
The Kura
$575.00
An Artist Proof by American artist and print-maker Olivia Munroe titled composing in dark ink on paper. It is hand, signed, titled and bears the designation Artist Proof in pencil. The paper is 56 x 76 cm (22 x 30 inches). The image is 39.5 x 50 cm (22 x 30 inches). Fine condition.
Olivia Munroe has a BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Western Artists : Pre 1980 item #1335735 (stock #AOT5190)
The Kura
$595.00
An Artist Proof by American artist and print-maker Olivia Munroe titled composing in dark ink on paper. It is hand, signed, titled and bears the designation Artist Proof in pencil. The paper is 56 x 76 cm (22 x 30 inches). The image is 39.5 x 50 cm (22 x 30 inches). Fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1335650 (stock #TCR5186)
The Kura
$1,500.00
An unusual form by Kiyomizu Rokubei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled “Nishikizoku Kabin” similar in form to the work exhibited at the Nitten in 1938, but likely pre-dating that by a few years. The vase is 16 inches (41 cm) tall, 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) diameter and is in fine condition, and includes a rosewood base.
Kiyomizu Rokubei V (1875-1959) began by studying painting from the age of 12 under the 19th century master Kono Bairei. Upon graduation from the Kyoto Munic...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1335608 (stock #TCR5184)
The Kura
$1,600.00
An unusual basket shaped ceramic vessel surmounted by a frog by Ito Tozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 9 inches (23 cm) diameter, 5 inches (13 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku. In 1862 he became a pupil of Kameya Kyokutei, as well as studying under Takahashi Dohachi III and Kanzan Denshichi (who made the dishes for the imperial table). In 1867, with the fall ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1335411 (stock #ALV5183)
The Kura
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The lotus sutra is written out in perfect characters by the Zen Nun Murase Myodo. The ink on paper Sutra is mounted in patterned lavender with Kinran highlights extended in green silk and ends with black lacquered wooden rollers. It is 26 x 52 inches (66.5 x 132 cm) and comes enclosed in a kiri wood box. There are a few faint scattered spots (see photos).
Murase Myodo was born in 1924 in Aichi, one of 9 children, a chance encounter with a nun in her village led her from the age of six ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1335410 (stock #TCV5182)
The Kura
$455.00
A chawan by Zen Priest Yamamoto Gempo decorated with the character Okina (elder) within, his signature the only decoration outside. It is 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter, 3-1/4 inches (8.5 cm) tall and comes enclosed in a black lacquered wooden box. For more on this artist see “Zenmi, A Taste of Zen” (2012) Morikami Museum publication from the Riva Lee Asbell collection
Yamamoto Gempo (1866-1961) was born to a poor family in Wakayama at the end of the Edo period, he was left to die of ex...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1335409 (stock #TCV5181)
The Kura
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A tsutsu-gata chawan decorated with Nanten (Nandina) by Kasumi Bunsho enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-1/4 inches (11 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in excellent condition. For more on this artist see “Zenmi, A Taste of Zen” (2012) Morikami Museum publication from the Riva Lee Asbell collection
Kasumi Bunsho (1905-1988) Born in Gifu, he became head priest of Kaiseiji (formerly headed by Nakahara Nantenbo 1839-1925, at that time closed) in 1943, and re-...