The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1296373 (stock #MOR4865)
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A large bronze sculpture of a carp by Ota Ryohei enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1980. It is roughly 60 x 17 x 17 cm ‘2 feet long, 7-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition.
Ota Ryohei was born in Fukushima Prefecture in 1913. He studied under Miki Soshuku from 1931, and was first awarded at the 1934 Nihon Bijutsu Kyokai Exhibition. In 1935 he was first accepted into the Teiten, and often exhibited with the Teiten /Bunten/ Nitten thereafter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1295674 (stock #MOR4815)
The Kura
$900.00
Alternating silver and brass spires are inlayed into the eight sides of this fine art deco vase by Hongo Kakuho enclosed in a woodn box. It is 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall, 5 inches (12.5 cm) across the top and in fine condition. The box is signed by Hongo Toshihoko. Works by Hongo Kakuho (1916-1995) are held in the Takaoka City Museum.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1295668 (stock #MOR4814)
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$355.00
A pair of Bukka flower vases in rich mottled patina inlayed with a thin necklace of silver by Hongo Toshihiko. They are just less than 7 inches (17 cm) tall and both are in fine condition.
Hongo Toshihiko, born 1947 in Toyama apprenticed under his father Hongo Yoshihoko in 1973, beginning his journey down the path already well travelled by his ancestors to master bronze casting and the inlay techniques of Kaga Zogan...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1295351 (stock #ANR4812)
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Magnificent white creatures preen among sun dapples and giant leaves on the 8 panels of this set of screens dating from the Taisho period by Ito Kinsen. The pigment and ink on paper panels are mounted in simple black lacquered frames. Each screen is 117 x 70 inches (284 x 177.5 cm) and is in overall fine condition, with some toning and minor worm damage in a few places along the inner edges typical of age.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1295288 (stock #ALR4809)
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A superbly rendered image of a golden-eyed monkey with prehensile tail curling upward in a fine mounting of golden striped brocade by Ota Issai. The scroll is 34 x 59 inches (86 x 150 cm) and is in excellent condition, completely remounted using quality materials without overpainting. Ota Issai (1892-1979) was born in Nishio city, Aichi prefecture near modern day Nagoya...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1295168 (stock #ALR4808)
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$2,000.00
A superb image titled “Twilight at the Old Castle” by Hirai Baisen enclosed in the original wooden box signed Chikujo-so Baisen. He has used a combination of very wet washes with dry brisk strokes to create a classic scene by this artist. The approach of a solitary figure below sets this apart. It is performed with ink and light color on paper, bordered in a fine frame of patterned brocade. It is 26-1/2 x 90 inches (67 x 229 cm) and in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1294673 (stock #MOR4806)
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$1,000.00
Spectacular grain visible through a rich caramel tinged clear lacquer defines this undulating flower display table by wood artist Iwamoto Yasuo. It is 26 x 11 x 4-1/2 inches (66 x 28 x 11cm). It is in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1294275 (stock #TCR4802)
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$1,650.00
A large round vase by Miyagawa Kozan, the raw clay with a swirl of dark glaze decorated with Sasa bamboo in over-glaze enamel enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9 inches (23 cm) diameter. There as a mar on the raw earth surface.
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 generation head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1293642 (stock #MOR4799)
The Kura
$450.00
Silver wire braids about gold jewels inlaid into this fine olive patinated open incense burner by Hongo Kakuho. 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall and in fine condition, signed on the base.
Hongo Kakuho (1916-1995) is held in Takaoka City Museum
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1293562 (stock #TCR4796)
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$950.00
A very unusual purple crystalline glazed vase by Seifu Yohei V enclosed in the orignla signed wooden box. It is loosely based on the Chinese Gu form, but has been very Japanified, coming close to the Japanese Usubata form. It is 9 inches (23 cm) tall, 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1292320 (stock #MOR4792)
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$580.00
A dark silver alloy covers this bronze Mizusashi water container inlayed with silver designs by Hongo Toshihiko. The flaring shape is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) wide at the rim, the same height. The signature is engraved on the base. Very unusual, the piece seems to reflect in the blue scale...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1292195 (stock #MOR4215)
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$450.00
Plump winter birds scrape for their meal on the floor of the bamboo forest, an exquisite carving dating from the early 20th century signed He-emon. It is 9 x 4 x 2-1/2 inches (22.5 x 10 x 6 cm) and in excellent condition. These little guys have attitude, especially the one looking back at you!
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1292062 (stock #TCR4296)
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$695.00
A beautiful and rare Hanging vase in the shape of a lotus seed pod, the stem wrapped in a green leaf with two small blossoms below. Likely early 20th century Banko-ware, it is a very unusual piece in perfect condition roughly 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) long.
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 : 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)
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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.