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 1940 item #1318100 (stock #AOR5015)
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A book of paintings titled Seishu containing 12 landscapes representing the 12 months plus an opening and closing calligraphy work by famed priest of Kannonshoji Temple Tetsuzan. The title Seishu is an abbreviation of the term Kozan-Seishu, the beauty or purity of mountains and streams...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1317955 (stock #MOR5012)
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$350.00
Three turned chestnut trays carved with lotus and signed by the craftsman. They are 13 inches (33 cm) diameter and date from the first half of the 20th century. In fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1317864 (stock #TCR5010)
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A porcelain Koro by Mashimizu Zoroku II and decorated with a tiger by Tomita Keisen and enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. It is 12 cm (5 inches) diameter, the same height with a solid silver hoya of woven net weave by signed by Koju.
Mashimizu Zoroku II (1861-1936) inherited the pottery tradition of his father, Zoroku I and grandfather Wake Kitei III in the Gojo zaka district of Kyoto...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1317604 (stock #TCR5007)
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A small celadon shrine by Kato Keizan enclosed in the original signed wooden box representing one of the buildings in Tenryuji Temple, Kyoto. It is 14 x 14 x 20 cm ( 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 8 inches) and in fine condition.
Kato Keizan (1886-1963) was born in Tajimi city, Gifu, a pottery center in its own right, however came to Kyoto to apprentice under Kiyomizu Rokubei IV...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1317498 (stock #MOR5005)
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A stone of rich green is joined to a stone of dark black by an arc of red representing the Stone Bridge of Mt. Tiantai in China enclosed in two wooden boxes, one annotated by Zen Priest Shibayama Zenkei. The green stone (largest) is 11 x 4 x 7 inches (33 x 10 x 18 cm) and all three are in excellent condition.
Shibayama Zenkei (1894—1974), a former Abbot of Nanzenji and was a Rinzai master well-known for his commentary on theMumonkan...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1317205 (stock #MOR5002)
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$600.00
A handformed copper vase with whirlpool of silver hammered on signed on the bottom signed Somei (Muneaki) and dating from the 1950s. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall 9 inches (23 cm) diameter and in fine overall condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1316875 (stock #TCR5000)
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$400.00
Bats Descend from the heavens on the outside of this bowl by Kosai. The bold characters Fuku Ji Ten Rai (Pin Yin: fú zì tiān lái), “Action Brings Unexpected Luck”, are emblazoned within and it is dated 1932. Although it is signed I have not been able to crack the signature of the painter which appears to read Ungen or Shitsugen, (mental block….). The bowl is 7-1/2 inches (18.5 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) deep and in fine condition, enclosed in a period kiri-wood box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1316524 (stock #MOR4999)
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$1,125.00
An owl, symbol of night, and a rooster, symbol of morning, are hammered and chiseled into the sides of this copper vase by Osuga Takashi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (31 cm) tall and in fine condition, dating from the late 50s or 1960s. Osuga Takashi (1901-1987) was born in Kagawa prefecture and graduated metalwork department of Kagawa Prefectural Takamatsu Art School before going to the Tokyo University of Art...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1315636 (stock #ALR4996)
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$300.00
A pair of scrolls enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Taiun Dojin (?) Sekiheki-zu. The Red cliffs scene is taken from the story of Su Dong Po and his boating party at the Red Cliffs on the Yangzi River. The full moon rising over the mist, sets the mood for the scholars to reflect on the historical defeat of Cao-Cao at that spot, and the impermanence of man and his empires. Ink and ligh color on silk dated 1922, signed and stamped Taiun...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1315230 (stock #ALR4993)
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A moon rises behind the silhouette of a ragged tree by Kimura Hyakuboku enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1934 and titled Rokagami. Bordered in soft gray silk with dark wood rollers suiting the scene. It is 21-1/2 x 69 inches (54.5 x 175 cm) Kimura Hyakuboku (Shunzo) was born in Tokyo in 1884. While attending Kyoto University, he found himself attracted to Zen, and left the prestigious School to travel the Buddhist path...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1314390 (stock #TCR4984)
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Scholars enjoy wine and poetry on the side of this sometsuke porcelain Kyusu Tea Pot by Takahashi Dohachi enclosed in an old wooden box. An elephant serves as the handle for the lid. It is roughly 4-1/2 inches (10.5 cm) diameter plus the spout and handle...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1313156 (stock #MOR4978)
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A dramatic pair of large trays decorated with silver characters for sun and moon on dynamic black and red surfaces. Each comes in the original wooden box made by craftsmen at 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 #1313001 (stock #TCR4974)
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A large trumpeting celadon by Suwa Sozen II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall roughly 6 inches (15 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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1312860 (stock #MOR4973)
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$700.00
A carved and lacquered comic image of a fish made to hang on the wall as a vase by sculptor Seio Takamasa (Kosei) enclosed in the original wooden box dating from the 1960s. It is 16-1/2 x 7 3 inches (42 x 19 x 8 cm) and is in fine condition.
Seio was born in Toyama prefecture, and had his first piece exhibited at the Senten in 1931. He exhibited there every year until it ended in 1944. From 1937 he was a fellow at the Korean Mingei Research Facility...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1312767 (stock #MOR4971)
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$350.00
A set of antique Tsugaru utensils for use in preparing and serving steeped tea made of dry lacquer (Kanshitsu). There are four different sized scoops, two rests in the shape of beans, and one tray. Judging by style these follow the Tsugaru tradition of Northern Japan. The tray is 7-1/2 inches (18.5 cm) diameter and all are in quite good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1312336 (stock #AOR4965)
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$650.00
An abstract image, oil on wood, by Tanaka Saichiro (1900-1967) enclosed in a fine wooden frame...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1312101 (stock #MOR4960)
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A tall trumpeted form by LNT Katori Masahiko accompanied by the original 1950s exhibition catalog. It is 11 inches (27.5 cm) tall and in fine condition, with incised signature on the base.
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 A...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1312045 (stock #ALR4959)
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An unusual image of a towering stone among pines by Yasuda Hanpo enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1935. It is titled Sosui Manken (In the shade of Towering Trees. Light pigment and ink on paper in a cloud-patterned satin border with large bone rollers. 46.5 x 207 cm (18-1/2 x 82 inches) and is in exceptional condition.
Yasuda Hanpo (1889-1947) was a Nanga artist studied under Mizuta Chikuho and Himejima Chikugai. He was first accepted into the Bunten in Taisho 6 (1918) ...