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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1293304 (stock #TCR1830)
The Kura
$850.00
A spectacular Naeshirogawa Mimitsuku Tsubo dating from the Edo period, the rich red clay covered in thick splatters of dark glaze. The tsubo has been built up with coils of clay, and smoothed with a slightly textured paddle. The olive glaze has then been applied over a resistant surface preparation, causing it to peel back creating the unusual affect. It is not clear if this was intentional, or some mistake in the process, but is very rare...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1292906 (stock #TCR1840)
The Kura
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This is a shell shaped serving dish from the Usunokochi-yaki Kilns of Southern Kyushu dating from the Edo period used as a serving dish on pleasure boats which plied the seas and rivers of Kagoshima, the ancient seat of government for the Satsuma fief. The theme of shellfish likely reflects what it held, with a large tray for fish, and smaller trays for side dishes, pickles or soy sauce. The barnacle in center would have held the chopsticks upright...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1292905 (stock #MOR4795)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A spectacular black lacquered wooden sign carved with bold characters over a gold gilded carp swimming through a torrent of waves dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. It is in fine condition, with only minor marks typical of age. It measures 4 feet (121 cm) long, 14 inches (35 cm) wide and is 1-1/2 inches (3.5 cm) thick at the frame edge.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1292665 (stock #SAR4794)
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A superb 18th century samurai armor in raw iron and genuine gold gilding. It features a Tetsuji 28 plate Koboshi Suji Kabuto with three lame Kasa-jikoro featuring prominent fukigaeshi and a kuwagata with large Maedate displaying the crest matching the rest of the suit. It has three iron shinodare in front, two in back and features a beautifully worked iron tehen kanamono...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1292321 (stock #MOR4793)
The Kura
$750.00
Iris grow in silver on the side of this cylindrical caramel bronze by Hongo Toshihiko. It is 10 inches (25.5 cm) tall and in fine condition with minor wear from handling. Hongo Toshihiko, Born 1947, in Toyama, apprenticed under his father Hongo Yoshihiko in 1973, beginning his journey down the path already well travelled by his ancestors to master bronze casting and the inlay techniques of Kaga Zogan...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1292320 (stock #MOR4792)
The Kura
$580.00
A dark silver alloy covers this bronze Mizusashi water container inlayed with silver designs by Hongo Toshihiko. The flaring shape is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) wide at the rim, the same height. The signature is engraved on the base. Very unusual, the piece seems to reflect in the blue scale...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1292196 (stock #ANR4791)
The Kura
$1,200.00
Summer 1926, Itaru Senshindo (place name?), Minami Mado Shita (Below the south window) followed by the signature which appears to read Kamei. It is performed with pigment on paper in a black lacquered wooden frame and retains the original backing paper. The screen is in superb condition, each panel measuring 37 x 67-1/2 inches (94.5 x 171.5 cm). Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1292195 (stock #MOR4215)
The Kura
$450.00
Plump winter birds scrape for their meal on the floor of the bamboo forest, an exquisite carving dating from the early 20th century signed He-emon. It is 9 x 4 x 2-1/2 inches (22.5 x 10 x 6 cm) and in excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1292062 (stock #TCR4296)
The Kura
$695.00
A beautiful and rare Hanging vase in the shape of a lotus seed pod, the stem wrapped in a green leaf with two small blossoms below. Likely early 20th century Banko-ware, it is a very unusual piece in perfect condition roughly 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) long...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1292061 (stock #TCR4790)
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A monkey reaches toward the moon, arms outstretched from the gnarled trunk of an ancient blossoming plum on the side of this large pottery bowl by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV and decorated by a young Takeuchi Seiho. It is 23 cm (9 inches) diameter, 9.5 cm (4 inches) tall and is in excellent condition, and comes enclosed in a fine custom made kiri-wood box.
Kiyomizu Rokubei IV (1848-1920) was first born son of Rokubei III, and took over the family business in 1883 upon the death of his father...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1291919 (stock #TCR4789)
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Gnarled plums cover the unusual rich blue ground of this antique tsubo vase from the Arita kilns dating from the early 20th century. It is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) tall and in fine condition, signed on the base. The decoration is performed entirely in overglaze enamels with a gold rim,and is both vivid and fresh...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1291918 (stock #TCR2689)
The Kura
$700.00
A tall robins-egg vase in traditional Chinese style by Meiji artist Kiyomizu Rokubei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall and in fine condition. Stand included. The Rokebei family is one of the most important in the Kyoto ceramic tradition. This piece is the work of Kiyomizu Rokube V (Rokuwa).
Kiyomizu Rokubei V (1875-1959) began by studying painting from the age of 12 under the 19th century master Kono Bairei. Upon graduation from the Kyoto...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1291475 (stock #TCR4788)
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A floral spray decorates this bowl made by potter Miyanaga Tozan and decorated by painter Watanabe Kokan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (12 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics. He was born in Ishikawa prefecture, and graduated from the (now) Tokyo University of Art. While a government employee, he represented Japan at Arts Expositions, and studied art in Europe before returning t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1291474 (stock #TCR4787)
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“Oars beat in time to the seamans lighthearted song as the moon floats high above his fishing boat”, a festive poem for drinking scrawled in running script on the hand formed and pinched bottle followed by the signature Rengetsu. It is 5 inches (12 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Much has been written about the life and work of poet/artist Otagaki Rengetsu. Born into a samurai family, she was adopted into the Otagaki family soon after birth, and served as a lady in waiting in Kameoka...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1291329 (stock #MOR4875)
The Kura
$350.00
The takarabune, a ship laden with treasure is inlayed using gold and silver in the front of this Kaga-bronze vase by Hongo Kakuho. It is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall and signed on the base, in fine condition.
Hongo Kakuho (1916-1995) is held in Takaoka City Museum. ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1291327 (stock #TCR4785)
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A squat Fukurokuji accompanied by a deer and crane and an infectious grin stares out happily from the side of this white glazed Shuro hand warmer with ceramic lid pierced by clouds. Shuro such as this would have held small coals in an ash bed inside and been placed in the entrance way for guests to warm their hands. They are important pieces for the home, and it is likely that a guest would never get closer to a work of art in a traditional home than they would to the Shuro. It is signed on t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1291326 (stock #MOR4874)
The Kura
$1,400.00
A most unusual Chochin-dashi ornament in the shape of a horse leaping over a ball of gilt nishiki cloth. The body of the dignified animal is covered in burnished gofun. A crest of three stars over the character for 1 adorns the creatures’ saddlepad. It comes mounted on a post enclosed in a wooden box titled Matsuri Chochin Dashi, and would have adorned the end of a pole from which would have been suspended a paper lantern. There are cracks in the gofun and a chip in the ear, tpical of age....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1291246 (stock #MOR4873)
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Dojin Buddhist image, mid to late Edo period. Paper and polychromed gofun over wood. It is 32 x 20 x 32 cm. Missing one finger. It likely originally held a paper scroll of some form which has disintegrated over time. Great expression. The stand in the 8th picture is not included and is there as an example. ...