The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Robert will be working with disaster relief group IDRO Japan in the earthquake affected areas of Kumamoto, and we will be unable to ship until the middle of May.
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1327478 (stock #TCR5102)
The Kura
$700.00
A chawan tea bowl decorated with iron scribbling representing the I-Ro-Ha song (and alphabet) by the former head priest of Todaiji Shimizu Kosho enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/2 inches (13 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Iroha is a popular motif in Buddhism.
Kosho (1911-1999) was a unique and prolific artist-priest studied in the eccentric painting style associated with Nara...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1327440 (stock #ALR5099)
The Kura
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The character “Hiraku” Open (or to Open) in bold scratchy strokes by the infamous nun Murase Myodo. Open you mind, open the path to enlightenment, the path is open to all, but like this calligraphy work is not easy, it is dry and thorny and the gate must be passed. Ink on paper in a silk border with wood rollers. It is 24-1/2 x 48-1/2 inches (62 x 123.5 cm) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1327156 (stock #MOR4634)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A large cylinder taken from the base of bamboo carved with three frogs signed Amanohashi Shujin Usho-saku and dated Showa 8 (1933), enclosed in a period wooden box. One of the creatures rests quietly in a hollow, while two others climb the side, one of those surmounting the top. These are not carved and added to the piece, but are actually a part of the original bamboo, the head and mouth of the top fellow being part of the nodules between the chambers in the bamboo plant...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1326803 (stock #MBR5090)
The Kura
$950.00
A bronze vase by Ebisawa Mitsukazu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ogamu, sankaku tsubo (Prayer, three sided vase). It is 21 x 10 x 32 cm (inches) ad weighs 3.5 kg (8 pounds). Dating from the mid 20th century (c. 1960) it is in excellent condition. Mitsukazu exhibited with the Nihon Dento Kogeiten National Traditional Crafts Association among others.
It is interesting the symbol for prayer and supplication, two hands held together in front of the body, is universal...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1326202 (stock #TCR5085)
The Kura
$1,350.00
Brilliant yellow glazed walls are inscribed with Tea Utensils and a cartouche made from Kanji characters on this three legged Binkake Hibachi for use in Sencha steeped tea. It comes in an old wooden box dated summer 1923, stamped and signed by Asamoto Kakuzan. It is 18 x 20 x 13 inches (46 x 51 x 33 cm) and is in fine condition. The signature cartouche on the brazier itself is dated 1922 in the Chinese style.
The Ash will be removed before shipping...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1325933 (stock #TCR5084)
The Kura
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A Bizen Mizusashi fresh water jar from Konishi Toko I (1899-1954) enclosed in a collector’s kiri-wood box. It is 7 inches (18 cm) diameter, 6-1/2 inches (17 cm) tall and comes with a lacquer lid, marked on the base. It is in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1950 item #1325781 (stock #MOR5082)
The Kura
$120.00
A blue glass bowl dating from the 1930s or early 40s with impressed designes of bombers soaring in the sky. It is roughly 8 inches (19.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1325660 (stock #MOR4567)
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Sections of root which grow in and out of this radical weave of split bamboo forming the body of this fine anonymous wagumi basket. It is 22.5 cm square, 38 cm tall (9 x 15 inches).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1325606 (stock #MOR5081)
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A fine basket of wide plates of bamboo in a radical wa-gumi open weave and containing a bamboo basin. It is roughly 15 x 11 x 11 inches (38 x 28 x 28 cm). There is a small amount of cracking in the bamboo near one side of the handle (see close-up photos) otherwise is in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1324994 (stock #TCR5077)
The Kura
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An exquisite landscape circles the body of this voluminous ballister form by Eiraku Zengoro XV (Shozen) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 15 inches (38 cm) tall, 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Eiraku Shozen (1879-1932) was the backbone of the family tradition after the passing of his father in 1909, and worked tirelessly to maintain the family reputation...
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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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
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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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1324318 (stock #ALR5069)
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A priest on begging rounds calls out to the residents as he passes, a superb and unusual singular image by Kutsu Deiryu enclosed in a wooden box decorated with the same motif. The scroll reads: "Mori no toni, Kumo no kyorai ya, Natsu no sora" (The forest is full of clouds coming and going; summer sky). Meaning Summer days are hard for working monks. Cloud in the second line is a play on words, or characters actually, with the word unsui, another name for a Buddhist monk. [Translation and expl...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1324041 (stock #TCR5068)
The Kura
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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. .
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1323987 (stock #ANR5066)
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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. Ono Tosaburo was born in Osaka in 1917 and studied under Konoshima Keika, The war interrupted his career, and he was first...
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.
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 plea...
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. H...