The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1291918 (stock #TCR2689)
The Kura
$700.00
A tall robins-egg vase in traditional Chinese style by Meiji artist Kiyomizu Rokubei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall and in fine condition. Stand included. The Rokebei family is one of the most important in the Kyoto ceramic tradition. This piece is the work of Kiyomizu Rokube V (Rokuwa).
Kiyomizu Rokubei V (1875-1959) began by studying painting from the age of 12 under the 19th century master Kono Bairei...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1291475 (stock #TCR4788)
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A floral spray decorates this bowl made by potter Miyanaga Tozan and decorated by painter Watanabe Kokan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (12 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics. He was born in Ishikawa prefecture, and graduated from the (now) Tokyo University of Art...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1291329 (stock #MOR4875)
The Kura
$350.00
The takarabune, a ship laden with treasure is inlayed using gold and silver in the front of this Kaga-bronze vase by Hongo Kakuho. It is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall and signed on the base, in fine condition.
Hongo Kakuho (1916-1995) is held in Takaoka City Museum.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1291327 (stock #TCR4785)
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A squat Fukurokuji accompanied by a deer and crane and an infectious grin stares out happily from the side of this white glazed Shuro hand warmer with ceramic lid pierced by clouds. Shuro such as this would have held small coals in an ash bed inside and been placed in the entrance way for guests to warm their hands. They are important pieces for the home, and it is likely that a guest would never get closer to a work of art in a traditional home than they would to the Shuro...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1291244 (stock #MOR4872)
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A unique bronze incense burner (koro) in the shape of a large crow perched on two solid feet covered in a thick, dark patina befitting the creature. The shape has been abbreviated, minor details removed, leaving an almost menacing and mysterious creature of angular forms behind. The wings lift off the back revealing the burning chamber, and one feather curled up on the back allows the smoke to escape. It is 11 inches (27.5 cm) long, 8 inches (20 cm) tall and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1291184 (stock #TCR4871)
The Kura
$650.00
A fine Raku bowl decorated with plum pine and bamboo (Shochikubai, the three friends of winter) by Matsumoto Ichiyo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter, 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1290939 (stock #MOR4868)
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Egg-plant Shaped Furidashi Sweets Container for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony. It is made of dry lacquer. The stem is removed to pour out the small sugary sweets called Conpeito often served with green tea. 10 x 6 x 5 cm, in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1290866 (stock #TCR4867)
The Kura
$500.00
A deep wangata bowl emblazoned with a single character "Yorokobi" (Joy) by Seki Bokuo, former head priest of Tenryuji Temple, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/4 inches (13.5 cm) diameter, 3-1/4 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Seki Bokuo (1903-1991) was born in Gunma prefecture, and studied at the Keio university medical course, before taking up formal Zen training. He became Dharma-Heir of Seki Seisetsu...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1290658 (stock #TCR4864)
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Two phoenix prance through the citrus blossoms on this very large Hakuji porcelain by Miura Chikken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It comes on a stand of rich red rosewood, stored in a separate compartment in the box.
Miura Chikken (Chikuken, 1900-1990) was born the third son of Miura Chikusen I...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1290506 (stock #MOR4860)
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A genuine reishi cluster of mushrooms dried and preserved in perfect condition. This is an exquisite form, the dark trunks meandering up to wide blossoming heads. It is 13 inches (33 cm) long.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1290505 (stock #MOR4859)
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A phoenix takes flight from an outcrop, his wings down and head forward, an amazing natural Suiseki stone on a superb carved rosewood base. It is and weighs 7 kg (15.5 lbs)17 x 12 x 4 inches (43 x 30 x 10 cm) and is in fine condition.
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)
The Kura
$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)
The Kura
$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)
The Kura
$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...