The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1244418 (stock #MOR4523)
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Flowers in burnt orange spray across the front of this red fan shaped sweets tray decorated by by Kamizaka Sekka and enclosed in a period paper box. It is 10 x 8-1/2 x 1/2 inches (25.5 x 21.5 x 1.5 cm). There is one minor nick in the rim which can be repaired if desired.
Sekka (1866-1942) is the godfather of 20th century Japanese design and the Rimpa revival. He was born in Kyoto in 1866, one of six siblings...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1242370 (stock #MOR4500)
The Kura
$900.00
Stylized patterns revealing multi-colored layers are carved into the sides of this black lacquered wooden suiban basin complete with bronze liner and original wooden box signed Shinsui. It is 15 x 30.5 x 7.5 cm (6 x 12 x 4 inches), signed on the base Shin, and is in fine condition, likely dating from the 1950s or early 60s.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1239493 (stock #MOR4486)
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The box is titled Gokashiki Ju-kei ko na ri, Venerable Sweets Dish, Soaring Visitation of Fortune, and is signed on the base Settei. The design of a soaring crane among clouds within is that of Takeuchi Seiho, the maki-e performed by artist Kanbei Settei. The piece is 11 x 6-1/2 x 3 inches (28 x 16.5 x 7.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1943) will be a subject of any discussion of 20th century Japanese art...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1239409 (stock #MOR4485)
The Kura
$650.00
Gilded birds circle within the silver nashiji basin of this large 8 sided maki-e bowl decorated with the Shikunshi (plum, chrysanthemm, Bamboo and Orchid) enclosed in a fine shiho-kiri-wood box titled Shikunshi Maki-e Hakkakkei Kashi-ki (8 sided sweets dish decorated with the 4 friends of winter). Outside the Shikun-shi (also called four gentlemen) on four panels are separated from each other by a floral spray...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1225317 (stock #MOR4393)
The Kura
$985.00
Rabbits adorn the Ro-iro lid of this covered sweets bowl dating from the first half of the 20th century by Kayo Ippyosai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A solid silver rim separates the lid and bowl. The delicate creatures live among Hprse-tail grass, depicted in silver and gold raised maki-e. The work is by either the 4th generation (Eisuke II, 1854-1936) or 5th generation (Eitaro 1881-1966) and likely dates from the 1930s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1224236 (stock #MOR4385)
The Kura
$880.00
Layers of various colored lacquers are cut through and polished to reveal this mysterious creature wrapped in a vortex of color, his mother of pearl eye looking ever ahead. A fine piece of lacquer work dating from the mid twentieth century with a two character chop on the base and enclosed in period custom wood box titled Sakana Moyo Kazaribon. The piece is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1221633 (stock #MOR4364)
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A beautifully decorated lacquer box dating from the 1930s or 1940s enclosed in a signed wooden box. Inside silver flake on shiny black, outside what appears almost a matt finish, of dark soft orange-peel texture with brilliant designs in raised gold and silver maki-e wrapping around the edges. The artists signature can be discerned in the nashiji beneath...