The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1290501 (stock #MOR4857)
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A beautifully formed and detailed phoenix stands dignified, long feathers draped behind like a veil. This is a very well cast koro signed on the base sei-un and stamped Yo-gin, enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yo-gin Ho-o. (Yo-gin is an alloy of bronze, Zinc and nickel also known as German Silver). It is 10 x 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches (25 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm) and is in fine condition.
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1289965 (stock #TCR4849)
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Red bamboo by important artist Hashimoto Kansetsu decorates this fan shaped dish by Kiyomizu Rokubei V enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. The scene is performed on a red tinged cream ground dappled with fawn spots. It is 10 x 8 x 3 inches (25 x 20 x 7.5 cm) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1289562 (stock #MBR4846)
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$700.00
A dark bronze in slight orange-peal surface signed Juho embellished with three soaring cranes in simplified Deco style likely dating from the 1950s It is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall, 6 inches (16 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1289491 (stock #OBR4350)
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$1,000.00
A large bronze vase decorated with flying fish in a dial of silver waves by Living National Treasure Kanemori Eichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Dochokei Kabin Tobigyo mon (Vase with design of flying fish). It is 9 inches (23 cm) tall 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1289450 (stock #TCR4845)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A large Ukibori Tsubo decorated with hundreds of flying white cranes by Heian Zuiho covered in a soft pink glaze typical of the 1920s. It is 15-1/2 inches (39 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1288316 (stock #MOR4838)
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$800.00
A large wood carving of a baby frog riding on back of its parent signed on the base Yuko (Hiromitsu). Fantastic expressions. It is roughly 10 x 12 x 13 inches (24 x 30 x 33 cm). Two toes have been re-attached, and there are some minor dings, one above the child frogs right eye, one beside the nostrils of the parent frog.
The word for frog in Japanese is Kaeru, which is a homonym for to return...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1288175 (stock #MOR4583)
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A tea scoop carved from the old timbers of Himeiji Castle by Takahashi Ryoichi enclosed in a signed bamboo container on a signed wooden box Titled Furusato (hometown) by Daitokuji Priest Kobori Nanrei. The box is branded with the seal of Himeiji Castle, and indicates the piece was taken from part of the gate of the lower bale in 1978...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1287744 (stock #MBR4835)
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A massive bronze Gu-shaped flaring vase with abstract designs on a bead shaped central orb dating from the first quarter of the 20th century. It is 20-1/2 inches (52 cm) tall 10 inches (25.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1287714 (stock #TCR4834)
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A single character, Jaku (Youth), is inscribed in a red cartouche in the center of this bowl signed the 96 year old man Gempo and enclosed in the original wooden box. It is 4-3/4 inches (12 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition.
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 exposure as a baby, but was found by a stranger and adopted into the childless Okamoto family...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1286695 (stock #TCR4830)
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A gold tree laden with peaches accompanied by a poem drapes over the sides of this large porcelain bowl made by Miura Chikusen and decorated by Hashimoto Kansetsu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 3-3/4 inches (9.5 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1286153 (stock #MOR4824)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A pair of standing silvered cranes on a lacquer base by Iwase Seifu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The birds are 10-1/2 and 11-1/2 inches tall respectively (27 and 29 cm) and the base is 10 x 18 inches (25 x 46 cm). All are in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1285840 (stock #ALR4819)
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$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 : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1285690 (stock #MOR4817)
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A clear lacquered deep red slab of what appears to be sakura (Japanese cherry) expertly carved into the undulating shape of a curled bottle gourd. The signature on the base appears to read Hagiwara Saku. It is 17 x 15-1/2 inches (43 x 39.5 cm) and is in fine used condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1285485 (stock #ALR4815)
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An exquisite rendering of a bee, paused in flight by the intoxicating scent of a poppy over which he soars by Matsumoto Senkyo enclosed in a fine wooden box. This was purchased as an unmounted painting and we have had it presented in pale blue silk reflecting the color of the summer sky. It is 21 x 75 inches (53 x 191 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Matusmoto Senkyo (1879-1932) was born in Aichi prefecture, and traveled to Kyoto to study at the E-Senmon Gakko (Mod...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1285225 (stock #TCR4812)
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A pottery jar in the shape of an octopus tsubo to which clings one of the fantastic 8 legged creatures. I believe this is likely Tobe-yaki, from the Island of Shikoku, although there are no marks or indications, only the name of a store impressed into the side, Mikuniya. It is roughly 8 inches tall, 5 inches diameter plus the bulbous head of the animal. There is a chip near the eye, and on two legs (see close-up photos).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1284892 (stock #ANR4808)
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$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 : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1284803 (stock #ALR4807)
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A haunting view of a house glowing ghostlike, lost amid the dark forest by Hirai Baisen enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The box is titled Yukyo, loosely translated “ghost house”, but literally, “barely present”. Bold washes and a very wet brush allows the ink to soak the paper creating large swaths of bokashi bleeding into each other on the edges. It is bordered in almost iridescent lavender silk patterned with roiling clouds or wisps of smoke...