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 : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1335329 (stock #TOV5178)
The Kura
$350.00
A pair of Futaoki lid rests for use ing the Japanese Tea Ceremony decorated with the Kao signature in red of Kasumi Bunsho enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The signature on each is very different, one from his years at Myoshinji Temple, the other from before that. Each is roughly 2 inches (5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. For a nearly identical set see “Zenmi, A Taste of Zen” (2012) Morikami Museum publication from the Riva Lee Asbell collection, p. 115...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1335268 (stock #ALV5177)
The Kura
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An Enso circle containing the characters Cha, Setsugetsuka by Zen priest and famed calligrapher Kasumi Bunsho enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1977. It can be translated TEA, Snow, Moon Flowers, three of the beauties of nature to be enjoyed from the solitary confines of the tea room. The ink on paper image is enclosed in a green silk border extended with beige terminating in auburn lacquered wooden rollers. It is 19 x 49 inches (48 x 125 cm). There is faint scattered foxing...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1334831 (stock #TCR5171)
The Kura
$300.00
A superb crystal glaze vase by Koraku enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) tall plus a wooden stand included. Excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1334734 (stock #MOR5168)
The Kura
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A bronze vase very much in the mid fifties style enclosed in the original wooden box signed Ichiyo. It is 9 inches (23.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1333650 (stock #MOR5161)
The Kura
$2,400.00
A large bronze vase inlayed with a silver net over-layed by goldfish, upper and lower diapers of curling waves by Shuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated Showa 7 (1932). Inside the lid is a red label from the Tanaka Kiyogoro store in Tokyo Nipponbashi. It is titled Gin-ami Kabin, Gin Koshoku Kingyo Moyo (Silver Net Vase with Old Silver color Goldfish Design). It is roughly 11 inches (28 cm) tall, the same diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1332842 (stock #TCR5153)
The Kura
$850.00
A boy riding a bull from the 10 Oxherding Pictures by decorated by Yano Kyoson and fired at the Kutani kiln of Kitade Chojiro enclosed in the original wooden box signed Chidojin and stamped Kyoson. It is 39.5 cm (15-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Yano Kyoson (also Chidojin, 1890-1965) was born in Ehime on the island of Shikoku. He studied painting initially under Nagamatsu Shun yo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1330046 (stock #TCR5151)
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A set of ten plates made by Haku-un and decorated by Nanga artist Ueda Tangai enclosed in the original wooden box titled TangaiGa Kashizara (Sweets dishes decorated by Tangai). Each dish bears a unique seasonal floral motif. The box is signed Heian Haku-un Zo (made by Haku-un of Kyoto) with a second signature line reading hand painted in the Summer of 1923 followed by Motai (the given name of Ueda Tangai)  Each dish is roughly 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) diameter and all are in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1329984 (stock #AOR5148)
The Kura
$480.00
A set of four Tokonoma alcove doors mounted with silk paintings featuring a flight of birds before the waxing moon. They are signed Shunka-saku followed by a Hashira style stamp. Each door is roughly 29 x 47 cm (inches). The doors are mounted in black lacquer with excellent quality hand-forged bronze handles. They are made to fit an opening 28 x 186 cm (inches) indicating they were made for a Kyo-ma sized house...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1329884 (stock #MOR5147)
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A exquisite chisel of hand forged suminagashi steel signed Chiyoryu and a carving knife signed Akifusa enclosed in a signed wooden box . The Chisel has a hardwood handle carved with a dragon and signed Naritaka. The chisel is 25 inches (63 cm) long. The knife is 27 inches (68 cm) long and both are in excellent condition. These are used in the muneage ceremony (raising of the ridgepole) in traditional Japanese construction...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1329708 (stock #MOR5143)
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A small bronze koro incense burner of circular design like the famous dragon ball, supplanted by that creature, and supported on three small bun feet on a fine carved rosewood stand and enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the early Showa period (1930s). It is roughly 6 inches (14.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. A bronze okimono of a hawk By Serikawa Ryoho sold at Bonnhams in 2010 for 2,880 pounds (4,287 USD).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1329638 (stock # MOR5142)
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A very unusual set of collapsible utensils held in a burlap cover which slips inside of a glass cup and fits in a hard case made for a gentleman out on for a night of entertainment. Fork, knife, spoon and chopsticks. The case is roughly 6.5 cm diameter, 10.5 cm tall. Also a later version with collapsible chopsticks, folding fork and spoon and a collapsible metal cup...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1329529 (stock #MOR5140)
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A hollowed out form from a natural piece of hard-wood in the shape of a leaf for use in Sencha Tea. This type of implement was very popular from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. It is 18-1/2 x 14 inches (46.5 x 36 cm) and is in overall fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1328935 (stock #MOR5133)
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A large Murashido Bronze Vase by Hannya Kankei enclosed in the original signd wooden box. It is 10-1/2 inches (27 cm) tall and in fine condition, weighing 2.8 kg (6 lbs).
Kankei was first exhibited at the 16th Nihon Dento Kogei-ten in 1969. Two years later he moved to displaying with the same organization but in there metal arts exhibition, and has garnered much acclaim and a number of awards there. He is also contracted by the Imperial Household agency.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1328878 (stock #MOR5131)
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A tri-lobed Bronze vase by Nakajima Yasumi II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1328637 (stock #MOR5128)
The Kura
$850.00
Glass beads and silver damascene define the scene of Sea-horses scooting across the surface of this orange-peel finish Bronze vase by Gizan enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the mid 20th century. It is 10-1/2 inches (27 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1328279 (stock #MOR5118)
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An exquisite Japanese koro incense burner carved from a piece of plum blossom colored agate and enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 3-1/2 x 5 x 4-1/2 inches (9 x 12.5 x 11.5 cm) and is in excellent condition, dating from the early 20th century.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1328093 (stock #TCR5114)
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A chawan tea bowl of open form by Ito Tozan decorated with bamboo and the characters Pure Wind by Buddhist Priest Yamazaki Taiko. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) tall. There is one hairline crack leading from the rim (see close-up photos).
Yamazaki Taiko (1876-1966) was born in Shimane Prefecture, and received his Inka from the great Zen Priest and Artist Hashimoto Dokuzan...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1328014 (stock #MOR5111)
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Pines in the Rimpa style grow on the folded surface of this fan painted by Kamisaka Sekka and enclosed in the original signed wooden box, retaining the original paper binding on the fan itself. It is 12 inches (30 cm) long folded, and in excellent condition...