The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1302472 (stock #TCR4891)
The Kura
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A large bowl made for the use of the Imperial family likely by the porcelain artist Denjuro wrapped in a padded silk bag and enclosed in a custom made wooden box. Inside is a large 16 petal chrysanthemum, outside cranes fly among tall bamboo and roaring waves with a triad of Chrysanthemum crests. The bowl is 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) diameter and in fine condition. These items would have been used by the Emperor on visits outside the palace, and left as commemorations as gifts for the host...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1302469 (stock #ANR4890)
The Kura
$2,500.00
An anonymous pine forest on gold screen dating from the later Meiji in a pale silk border with black lacquered wooden frame. It is 68-1/2 x 143-1/2 inches (174 x 364 cm). Overall a very nice presentation in fine condition, there is some loss of pigment, fading and surface abrasions attesting to age. Due to size and variation of international transport the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1301767 (stock #MOR4889)
The Kura
$1,600.00
A set of male and female crabs in what appears to be Yo-gin or nickel with fully functional legs and claws. Although nearly identical from the top, the bottom reveals the difference between the sexes. Remarkably realistic. With legs fully extended they are roughly 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) wide and in fine condition. The underside plate is hinged to reveal a tiny inner compartment.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1301765 (stock #ANR4888)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A framed nihonga painting by Shibahara Kisho exhibited at the 1934 Nitten National Exhibition (Teiten V) titled Banshun no Kogai (Late Spring in the Suburbs). Boys day banners of fish drape in the placid air, setting the scene in early May. The naive nature of the image shows a childish joy, and perhaps reflects the sentiments of Japanese as they began to look forward to a new prosperity after the worst years of the Great Depression...
All Items : Artists : Metalwork : Pre 1990 item #1301629 (stock #MBR4887)
The Kura
$975.00
A large bronze vase by Hongo Kakuho enclosed in the original signed wooden box annotated as having been exhibited at the 33rd Toyama Prefectural Nihon Dento Kogei Ten Traditioanl Crafts Exhibition in 1984. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1301516 (stock #MOR4885)
The Kura
$2,700.00
Shochikubai, young pine, blossoming plum and sasa bamboo decorate this 18th century lacquer box adorned with the Honda family crest and a derivative of the Mitsuba-aoi hollyhock of the shogun. It is performed with maki-e gold on black lacquer, with a fine nashiji clouded interior. On the side are solid silver fittings bearing the same crest. The box is 11 x 8-1/2 x 7 inches (28 x 22 x 17 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1301496 (stock #MOR4884)
The Kura
$2,900.00
Anyone who has ever been to Hokkaido will know the famous carving skill of the Ainu people, the indigenous tribe from that Northern Island. Here are nine antique chisels and knives for hand carving, obviously made for carving something very big. There are five flat chisels, one knife and three corner chisels. The flat chisels vary in length from 82 cm to 32 cm, (32 to 13 inches) the corner chisels 23 to 53 cm (9 to 21 inches), and the carving knife 26.5 cm (10-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1300721 (stock #ALR4883)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A carp churns the water with a swish of his powerful tail in this iconic work by post-war artist Kaji Kiichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the 1950s to ‘60s. The ochre pigments are applied over paper, and set in a frame of superb patterned silk extended with beige and terminating in ivory rollers (these would be changed if shipping abroad). It comes with a futo-maki wooden cover and a fine signed wooden box with cover titled simply “Koi”...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1299823 (stock #TCR4882)
The Kura
$1,800.00
A small roaring Shishi lion in the Ninsei style by Miyagawa Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Koro (incense burner). It is 2 x 2-1/2 x 3 inches (5 x 6.5 x 7 cm) and is in fine condition.
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 : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1299664 (stock #AOR4881)
The Kura
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A set of 3 hand painted Fukusa dated Showa 18 (1943) by 20th century artist Nakagawa Kigen enclosed in a period wooden box). A hawk in a pine adorns one, a Noh dancer in vivid color another, the third an abstract floral pattern. The two large fukusa are 65 x 70 cm each (25-1/2 x 27-1/2 inches), both signed and dated. Overall they are in fine condition, with some toning and minor marks typical of age and use...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1299463 (stock #TCR4879)
The Kura
$400.00
A set of six porcelain tea cups decorated with flowers by Seifu Yohei IV enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Each is 3 inches (8 cm) diameter, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Seifu Yohei IV (1871-1951) Seifu, unlike many potters of the time, was low production and tenacious in approach. The third generation head of the family (d. 1914) was honored as a member of the Imperial Art Academy (Teishitsu Gigei-In)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1299417 (stock #MOR4878)
The Kura
$520.00
A Minogame Sea Turtlestands resolute on a boulder amidst churning waves staring out to sea at a grass script poem brushed deftly in the distance and signed Misako. This is possibly the female poet and scholar Kokubun Misako (no dates) active from the later Meiji period through the early post-war years who served at Waseda University around the turn of the century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1299237 (stock #TCR4880)
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Rimpa style pines in blue decorate this Kashibachi bowl by Kiyomizu Rokubei V (Rokuwa) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8-1/2 inches (21 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
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 : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1298925 (stock #ALR4879)
The Kura
$3,800.00
Birds take shelter for the coming of night as the mist rolls in on the bare branches of a stand of trees huddled along a stream, all dyed with the colors of late autumn in this exceptional work by Hashimoto Kansetsu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Seen in silhouette against the moon, are these crows, the stalwart creatures which hunker down through winter, or are they Sagi (herons) harbingers of the cold to come? This painting is a superb example of his mature style. It is mounted...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1298924 (stock #ALR4878)
The Kura
$1,800.00
Pines covered in snow stand sentry on the shore painted by Suzuki Hyakunen While Mt. Fuji looms ghostlike off the canvas in the distance. Traces of the tatami upon which it is painted are visible upon close inspection. This was part of a large collection of works from an old family in Hikone, one of the important points on the old Tokkaido. It is likely (as would have been common in the day) that Hyakunen stayed there during one of his travels, and painted the image in thanks, spontaneously, ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1298590 (stock #TCR4877)
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A large vase by Takahashi Dohachi and decorated by Hashimoto Dokuzan enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. Also, stored in a separate compartment is a wooden stand which appears to have once been part of a temple or altar. The vase is covered in a typical crackled Kyo-yaki glaze, and decorated in cobalt with two figures in a watery landscape, one fishing, the other on top of a stone playing the flute. Judging by the style it is likely an allusion to the famous friends Ka...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1298519 (stock #MOR4875)
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Hairy fresh water crabs scuttle this way and that about a bundle of lotus on this large hand painted silk Fukusa by Shige Shunto. Above and to the left it is signed Shunto, and in the lower right is stamped Chikushun. It is 22-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches (57 x 62 cm) and is in overall fine condition. It came from the same house as several of the other Fukusa we are listing, and bears the crest of the Ii clan on the back in white on black and features gold couched thread tassels on the corners.
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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1298474 (stock #MOR4874)
The Kura
$350.00
Cranes in couched gold and silver thread soar into the dark sky on this large fukusa backed with red crepe silk dating from the first half of the 20th century. It is 26-1/2 x 30-1/2 inches (67 x 77 cm) and in overall fine condition; one of the glass eyes has cracked.