The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1247181 (stock #TCR4542)
The Kura
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A fine Koburi wan-gata small Chawan Tea bowl for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony decorated with a flora spray and short verse by Imao Keinen and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. As there is no potters mark, it is likely Keinen formed this bowl by his own hand. It is 11.5 cm (4-3/4) inches diameter, 7.5 cm tall and in fine condition but for one minute gold repair to a chip in the rim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1247180 (stock #MOR4540)
The Kura
$800.00
A dragon sails along, feet tucked in mouth open in a growl…the body forming the shape of a curved short sword. It is 47 cm (19 inches) long and in overall fine condition.
It is said that these wooden swords were produced from the mid to late Edo period, in lieu of swords for those not allowed to carry weapons (all but samurai)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1247082 (stock #MOR4539)
The Kura
$650.00
An anonymous antique dry lacquer Kensui spent water receptacle covered in powdered silver for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony wrapped in silk and enclosed in a fine kiri-wood box. It is 14.5 cm (6 inches) diameter. There are a few minor nicks in the rim, otherwise is in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1247081 (stock #TCR3035)
The Kura
$800.00
An Oto-yaki Chawan inscribed by Zen priest Kutsu Deiryu with the Tea phrase Jakunen Fudo (Quiet and immovable) enclosed in a wooden box. The bowl is 4-1/2 inches (12 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Oto Yaki (also Odo Yaki) began in the 17th century under the Yamauchi clan of modern day Kochi prefecture on the Isle of Shikoku...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1246955 (stock #MOR4537)
The Kura
$1,400.00
12 antique silver, gold and bronze hair pins capped with porcelain, stone, glass, coral and ceramic beads. They are enclosed in a wooden box held to a cushioned blue velvet pad. They vary from 14 to 22 cm (6 to 9 inches) in length and are overall in fine condition, dating from the 19th to early 20th centuries.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1246949 (stock #MOR4536)
The Kura
$750.00
Rich red and green mix on the mottled surface of this fine Murashido Bronze Brazier dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. The flaring form is belted near the base, rendering it a solid presence. It is 36 cm (14-1/2 inches) diameter, 25 cm (10 inches) tall and in fine condition. It would make a superb bronze vase.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1246860 (stock #MOR4535)
The Kura
$1,250.00
Bone, Antler, Horn, ivory, Shell and pottery bows clamp together this ancient wooden grinding bowl converted into a Hibachi brazier lined with brass gilded with gold clouds. The liner could be easily cleaned and, without the ash, could be used as a wine cooling ice bucket as well. It is 33 cm (13 inches) diameter, 24 cm (10 inches) tall and comes enclosed in an age darkened and worn wooden box. Inside the box is annotated “converted for new use in Mid-Spring, Meiji 31 (1898)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1246859 (stock #MOR4534)
The Kura
$1,850.00
A large Temple Lantern in the shape of a Flaming Jewel dating from the later 19th to early 20th century. The integral carved wooden lotus shaped stand is gilded, mounted on leaf shaped black lacquer with a red base. The body of the lantern in pierce work brass with a sheet of glass in front diffusing the light. All about brass flames burst up in a conflagration. It is 2 feet (62 cm) tall...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1246752 (stock #MOR4533)
The Kura
$860.00
An image of a resting bull by Yugata Yuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1970. The large swell of the muscular back and low position of the head give it at once a restful and yet decidedly powerful posture. It is 35 x 25 x 17 cm (14 x 10 x 7 inches) and is in fine condition weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Yugata Yuma (1891-1981) entered the Tokyo University of Arts in 1912, and studied under Asakura Fumio...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1246495 (stock #MOR4532)
The Kura
$1,250.00
An 18th century Neko-tora by Hasegawa Ikko is deeply carved into the joined sides of this bamboo case signed on an inlaid ivory tablet. It comes in a padded cloth bag and is in fine condition with wear typical of use but no damage. 10 x 2-1/2 x 1 inches (25 x 6 x 3 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1246280 (stock #MOR4531)
The Kura
$2,500.00
An unusual and exquisite Suzuri-Bako Writing box of rounded form containing two suzuri stones made from petrified wood and a magatama shaped silver water-dropper. A solid silver bead rim separates and protects the edges of the base and lid. Inside, reflecting the (once wooden) stones, Pine trees are performed with gold maki-e. The box is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter and in excellent condition excepting very minor scuffs within...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1246131 (stock #TCR4530)
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Blue sprays of crisp bamboo and flowers decorate this white porcelain Haisen sake-cup washing bowl by Seifu Yohei III enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A beast head rears up from the back, clamping its mouth on the rim to form the handle. It is 5 x 7-1/2 x 4 inches (12.5 x 19 x 10 cm) and is in fine condition.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II...
All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Contemporary item #1245567 (stock #MOR4529)
The Kura
$495.00
A cut for the root of a bamboo, the root nodules shaved down and the top notched with the exposed areas of the notch and rim covered in black lacquer and decorated with swirls of golden ripples. It is enclosed in the original signed wooden box. 27 cm (11 inches) tall and in fine condition. This vase is by veteran Kyoto bamboo artist Masada Soryo (Fukensai, b. 1956).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1244815 (stock #MOR4528)
The Kura
$1,250.00
A fine 19th century black lacquered box decorated with 7 Mitsuba-aoi crests, the symbol of the Tokugawa family. Inside a very fine nashiji glows softly golden-red. Two brass ringlets on the side originally held a silk chord to secure the lid. It is 8 x 9 x 2-1/2 inches (23 x 20.5 x 6.5 cm). The corners are chipped, and there are some abrasions typical of use on the base, but is overall very presentable...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1244690 (stock #TCR4527)
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A leaf shaped stand for the Ryoro burner used in the preparation of sencha (steeped tea) by Teishitsu Gigei-In Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 20 cm (8 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875. Over the next 25 years he would gravitate between Tokyo and Kanazawa, working at various kilns and research facilities. He...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1244689 (stock #MOR4526)
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A heavy iron dish in the shape of a dried leaf with removable handle enclosed in a fine wooden box. The method of production is the same as that of tea kettles and Chagama. It is 19 x 17 cm (7-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1244605 (stock #MOR4524)
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A fine tame-nuri three tiered Jubako Lacquered box made by Heian Zohiko and decorated by Suzuki Shonen. A gold landscape creates a wavering band about the middle box, with a single pine tree rising majestically up over the lid. The set of three boxes sits on a wooden base. It is covered in a soft transparent red lacquer outside, and lacquered black within. The lid is signed in ink by Shonen and comes in the original wooden box signed Heian Zohiko. There are a few minor nicks in the edges an...
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. From 1882 he began his artistic career, however did not take-off until visit...