The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1275929 (stock #TCR4737)
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An exquisitely formed Koro incense burner of a young oxherd astride his beast in raw clay and celadon glaze by Miyanaga Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1925. The childs face is filled with serenity and wonder, as if he is looking up at the moon rising on a spring afternoon. Every detail is superb. It is 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) long and in excellent condition. Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1275833 (stock #TCR4736)
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A belt of gorgeous raised florals, edges filled with dark molten green, are imagined into the side of this work by the preeminent early 20th century Master Miyanaga Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. This celadon vase comes with the original superb early 20th century rosewood stand in a separate compartment in the box. The vase is 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) tall, 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1269624 (stock #TCR4649)
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A trumpeting rim caps this baluster form vase by Miyagawa Kozan decorated with yellow flowers in overglaze enamel on underglaze cobalt decoration. It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall, 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter and in fine condition. There is no 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 generation head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1268442 (stock #TCR4643)
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Horses frolic above green fields on this set of double gourd shaped tokkuri complete with lids by Miyagawa Kozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. They are 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) tall, 2-3/4 inches (7 cm) diameter and in fine condition. They very possibly date from the year of the horse (1930)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1264453 (stock #TCR3042)
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A set of unique porcelain cups for Sencha green tea by five top names in Kyoto, Seifu Yohei, Takahashi Dohachi, Kiyomizu Rokubei, Mashimizu Zoroku and Miura Chikusen, all carried inside a six sided bamboo carrying case signed and stamped by each artist with each cup described, the case in turn enclosed in a wooden box. The box is titled Kosometsuke (?) Chawan, and signed within (illegible) likely by the collector for whom the set was made followed by one small and one large stamp...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1264341 (stock #TCR4173)
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A set of ten cups decorated with a unique poem and painting of the Five Nobles, (Bamboo, Orchid, Plum, Pine and Chrysanthemum, also known as the five Gentlemen). The cups were made by Mikuni Tanyu, and decorated by Nishimura Goun. Perfectly formed, each is delicately painted with a short verse and one of the five representatives of scholarly virtue. Each cup is 7.5 cm (3 inches) diameter, 4.5 cm (2 inches) tall and in excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1254333 (stock #TCR4601)
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A large porcelain vase by Miyanaga Tozan decorated with a garden scene of young pine growing up around a large stone brushed by Yamamoto Shunkyo and enclosed in a double wooden box signed by both artists. It comes with the pictured rosewood stand in a separate section in the box. The vase is 12 inches (31cm) tall 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1253536 (stock #TCR4600)
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A sophisticated soft yellow Kiji Celadon vase by important early 20th century female potter Suwa Sozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall and in fine condition. The vessel dates from the late Taisho to early Showa period (1922-1940), when Sencha and the ideas of Chinese Scholarly life reigned in Japan.
Suwa Sozan II (Torako (1890-1977)) was the niece and adopted daughter of Teishitsu Gigei-in Suwa Sozan I (1852-1922)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1253261 (stock #TCR4599)
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A kiji Yellow Celadon Koro incense burner with a horse finial enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Kato Kozan. It is 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kato Keizan (1886-1963) was born in Tajimi city, Gifu, a pottery center in its own right, however came to Kyoto to apprentice under Kiyomizu Rokubei IV. He established himself in the same neighborhood in Kyoto, where he became well known for celadon and Chinese based porcelain forms...