The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1283103 (stock #MOR4797)
The Kura
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A superb lacquer table from the Wajima lacquer region enclosed in the original wooden box signed Wajima Tamura-zo. It is 24 x 12-1/2 x 5 inches (61 x 32 x 12.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1282624 (stock #MOR4791)
The Kura
$850.00
A lacquer box decorated with a classic theme of a mother of pearl and lead boat adrift in autumn reeds on a black ground enclosed in the original wooden box titled Ashi-Bune Maki-e Te-Bunko and signed Heian-Do Zo with another signature (unknown). It is 11 x 8-1/2 inches (27.5 x 22 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1282177 (stock #MOR4784)
The Kura
$650.00
An antique Black paper accordion Album with lacquered covers decorated with delicate feathers made by the premier lacquer studio of Kyoto, Zohiko. It is 14-1/2 x 11 inches (37 x 27 cm) and comes enclosed in the original wooden box stamped by Zohiko. It is in fine condition but for one tiny flaw in the lacquer (see photos).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1281953 (stock #MOR4781)
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An 8 sided dish patterned with wood grains inlaid with bamboo, actually all performed entirely with the Kanshitsu dry lacquer technique. It is 12 inches (30 cm) across, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in fine condition, enclosed in the original wooden box signed Gyokuho. Inei Gyokuho was a lacquer artist from Kyoto in the first half of the 20th century, and judging from the number of written boxes I have seen, a favorite of Urasenke tea school masters Tantansai and Hounsai.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1280880 (stock #MOR4778)
The Kura
$870.00
Red and gold leaves cling to the branches on this superb togidashi maki-e arced vase enclosed in the original wooden box. It is 31 x 7 x 15 cm (12 x 3 x 6 inches) and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1280577 (stock #MOR4771)
The Kura
$695.00
A red sun dominates the black field of this togidashi dry lacquer dish enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kanshitsu Seiki and signed Ryuji. It is 14 x 12-1/2 x 2 inches (35.5 x 32 x 5 cm) and in fine condition, signed beneath.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1280296 (stock #MOR4764)
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Butterflies and Phoenix in gold and Mother of Pearl dance among the gold and silver patterns and scattered mists of gold flake on this fine lacquered box supported on four legs by the Zohiko Studio enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 8-1/2 inches (21 cm) across, 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1278942 (stock #MOR4742)
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Mother of pearl is inset into the silver powder dusted lattice set between red lacquered pillars forming this art-deco era lacquer vase enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Iwamura Sadao (1912-1944). A brass insert which rests perfectly between the four corners allows for flowers. The strong geometric patterning embodies the Art Deco style so popular in Japan in the 1930s. It is 6-1/4 inches (16cm) square, 15-1/2 inches (39.5 cm) tall and in overall fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1275637 (stock #MOR4730)
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A set of five unique dishes displaying various design techniques by five individual Wajima area artists from the immediate post-war era. They are 14 cm (5-3/4 inches) diameter and in fine condition. Included among them are works by important artists Tenno Bundo, Yuki Tetsuo and Kobayashi Katsumi.
Bundo (Wakano, 1896-1952), Was the first female artist in Wajima. She was exhibited at the Nitten among many other important exhibitions...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1275578 (stock #MOR4727)
The Kura
$680.00
Five unique panels exploring various patterns in Tsugaru-nuri, Miki Hyoetsu II brings to life here the traditions and techniques in a unique set of trays for serving sweets and tea enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Each is bordered in a raised edge of genuine applied gold. They are 24 x 20 x 2 cm (9-1/2 x 8 x 1 inches) and are in overall fine condition, with only minor wear from use...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1275418 (stock #MOR4726)
The Kura
$2,200.00
Magnolia flowers blossom on the front and sides of this doored wooden cabinet lacquered in red and signed on the side in a square cartouche by Izumi Atsuhiko likely dating from the early 1950s when this style of depicting figures in amoebic windows was popular. The handles on the two doors are metal inlayed with mother of pearl. Behind the doors the cabinet is divided into two compartments inside, one just about the right size for LPs, the other with a small shelf...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1275052 (stock #MLR4723)
The Kura
$550.00
An unusual mid-century Ikebana Suiban basin for flower display with sculpted sides lacquered black and red, a pale eggshell color within. It is 51 x 33 x 11 cm (20 x 13 x 4 inches) and in overall fine condition. The outside lacquer is roughly polished, leaving a sense of cloudiness, while the red appears to be a wiped on whith bright shine over the lovered sculpting...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1269828 (stock #MOR4651)
The Kura
$1,000.00
A dramatic pair of large trays decorated with silver characters for sun and moon on dynamic black and red surfaces. The silver has darkened with age, striking against the smooth lacquer. Each comes in the original wooden box made by the Yabashi Studio in Gifu prefecture. They are 47 cm square and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1265647 (stock #MOR4678)
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A Superb set of lacquer boxes enclosed in a carrying case composing various lacquer techniques from the Wakasa region. The set consist s of a carrying case in typical red/black and gold wakasa-nuri containing 4 square lidded boxes, one triangular lidded box and five red lacquered trays. Each box showcases a different style of lacquer. It is 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 14 inches (17 x 17 x 35 cm), in excellent condition and comes enclosed in a wooden box...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1265575 (stock #MOR4675)
The Kura
$750.00
An art deco influenced cascading square footed-box with lid decorated with silver and red goldfish among ripples of gold flake on black ground. Inside is a soft silvered Nashiji with gold rim. The box is 20 cm (8 inches) square and in fine condition, enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1265534 (stock #MOR4674)
The Kura
$950.00
A large flower in dark, bold black lacquer stands out against the fine wood grain of this hardwood tray designed by Kamisaka Sekka for the Kyoto University of Fine Arts. On the box is written Made by Kyoto University of Fine Arts, Kamisaka Sekka Black Lilly, Yellow Shunkei Lacquer Round Tray. It is 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) is the godfather of 20th century Japanese design and the Rimpa revival...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1265448 (stock #MOR4672)
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Porcelain cranes in a lead tree decorate the lacquered top of this gilded wooden box enclosed in the original wooden box titled Romatsu Sokaku Zu (Ancient Pine Two Cranes) and signed Sekka, with signatures of Tozan II (porcelain decoration) and Hyoetsu (lacquer artist) inside...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1264343 (stock #MOR4658)
The Kura
$850.00
A pair of hollowed and lacquered coconut shells enclosed with a folding fan in a box decorated by Shimizu Hian. The gold and silver sides of the black lacquered fan are also decorated with calligraphy by this eccentric scholar artist. Inside the box lid is a poem and a painting of a tokkuri and sake cup signed Hian. The two open vessels would have been partly filled with hot water, and the Tokkuri would have been inserted to keep the sake warm...