The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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All Items : Artists : Mixed Media : Pre 2000 item #1267233 (stock #AOJ4641)
The Kura
$500.00
Lanterns dance in merriment on the supple paper of this numbered 1994 lithograph by Joel Stewart. Somehow he has managed to capture light in the image; it seems to glow from within as you may see from the photo of it hanging in our tearoom Tokonoma. It is signed and numbered, measuring 16-1/2 x 23 inches (42 x 59 cm) and is of course in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1266979 (stock #MOR4581)
The Kura
$3,200.00
Two rounded Cicada forms cling to the upper edge of this 14th to 17th century bronze Japanese Koro. Although it is found in Japan, the work is consistent with that of the Ming China, techniques which the Japanese imported before the closed policy of the Edo era.. It was originally covered in fired black lacquer, which has largely worn away, and sits on a rosewood base of later (yet still very much antique) origin. Both the base and the koro are enclosed in an age darkened wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1266824 (stock #TCR4640)
The Kura
$900.00
A 19th century oblong ovoid from the Koto Kiln (Japanese reading) in China, stamped on the base Kuzumeisho-sei. Guaranteed genuine of course. These were brought to Japan in large numbers from the 18th century, when two brothers Kuzumeisho and Kuzugensho succeeded and expanded the family kiln in China. The Namako (Sea Slug) glaze is very typical of their style. This vase is large at 12 inches (30 cm) tall with a fine elegant form...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1266742 (stock #TCR4638)
The Kura
$135.00
A Small Sometsuke Suiteki water dropper for use in making ink by Miura Chikusen I enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 3 x 1 x 2 inches (7.5 x 2 x 5 cm) and is in fine condition.
Chikusen I (1854-1915) made a name for himself as a strict adherent to and supplier of Sencha tea wares in Kyoto; one of the most important artists in the country for that genre...
All Items : Artists : Mixed Media : Contemporary item #1266703 (stock #AOJ4637)
The Kura
$950.00
I have long wanted to offer some work of renowned artist Joel Stewart and the current exhibition we are running has given me that opportunity. Here is a 2006 etching with hand watercolor titled Sakura Noir which was exhibited at the CWAJ print show in Tokyo that year. It is 24-1/2 x 29 inches (61 x 75 cm) and is of course in fine condition, we have one signed and numbered, also a rare artists proof (pictured) I have been able to talk him out of...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1266692 (stock # MOR4636)
The Kura
$450.00
A finely mottled bronze vase by Living National Treasure Takahashi Keiten enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (12 cm) tall, 7 inches (18 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. The Box is darkened with age.
Takahashi Keiten (1920-2009), was first exhibited with the Nitten National Exhibition in 1951, where he has been repeatedly exhibited and prized. He has also exhibited and been prized with the Nihon Dento Kogeiten and Nihon Shin Kogeiten...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1266440 (stock #TCR4635)
The Kura
$450.00
A set of ten e-gawari plates by Daimaru Hokuho (also Hoppo) enclosed in the original signed wooden box featuring images of ten famous scenes in Kyoto. They are 5-1/2 inches (13.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1266439 (stock #TCR4634)
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A set of five dishes made to commemorate the Gosho Nai Dai Hakurankai (held 1881-1897) signed Seiroku (Kiyomizu Rokubei IV, 1848-1920). They are simply decorated in iron with Hoju (Buddhist Jewels), a simple yet striking theme. They come enclosed in a wooden box, and each is stamped on the base with the exhibition name. They are roughly 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Artists : Prints : Contemporary item #1265988 (stock #AOJ4683)
The Kura
$950.00
I have long wanted to offer some work of renowned artist Joel Stewart and the current exhibition we are running has given me that opportunity. Here is a 2001 etching titled Beginnings which was exhibited at the CWAJ print show in Tokyo that year. It is 28 x 35-1/2 inches (71 x 90 cm) and is of course in fine condition, signed and numbered. I am starting with this one because I love the color so much, that in fact I gave a copy of this to my wife for her Birthday last year...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1265916 (stock #ALR4682)
The Kura
$2,750.00
A superb Painting in the true literati tradition by Fujimoto Tesseki enclosed in a double wood box annotated by Yano Kyoson (1890-1965, using the art name Koshin-an). The ink and light color on paper scene is mounted between ichimonji of squirrels in vines set into a brass colored field of silk patterned with arabesque florals and features huge Zogei rollers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1265866 (stock #ANR4681)
The Kura
$4,800.00
A pair of crows settle in to the lavishly hung branch of a persimmon tree, few leaves clinging to its gray washed branches. This is a two panel screen by Tomita Keisen dated 1908 and very similar in style to his painting Cat in Cherry Blossoms (1906) published in the catalog Tomita Keisen-Ten. Likely a sketch later made into a screen, faint lines can still be seen where the artist sketched out twigs that were eliminated from the final painting. It is in fine condition. Tomita Keisen (1879-19...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1265800 (stock #MOR4679)
The Kura
$400.00
A superb Uji-gawa suiseki viewing stone set on a daiza stand of dark wood. It is 8-1/2 x 6 x 4-1/2 inches (22 x 15 x 11 cm) and weighs 4.5 kilograms (10 lbs). It has been handled to create an exquisite soft glow (who would imagine black can glow!). A superb example of 20th century suiseki. ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1265647 (stock #MOR4678)
The Kura
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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. Although I have long wanted to offer one of th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1265646 (stock #MOR4677)
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A Sagemono of kanshi (dried lacquer) in the shape of a degraded and cast off waniguchi shrine bell with a central compartment, golden leaves gathering on the surface, connected to a wooden netsuke in the shape of a mokugyo prayer bell by a black chord. When hanging, a lever inside closes by gravity, preventing the compartment from opening. On back in gold lacquer is written a circuitous verse followed by the artists (Shunkyo) signature. It comes enclosed in a wooden box titled Ikkan Waniguchi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1265579 (stock #MBR4676)
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Art-deco styled cicada cling to the side of this faceted bronze vase by Living National Treasure Katori Masahiko covered in a dark mottled patina. It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall and in fine condition, enclosed in an old Kiri-wood box. This is a beautiful cast of thick, quality bronze, as we should expect from a Living National Treasure.
Katori Masahiko (1899-1988) was born into the family of prominent Bronze Artist Katori Hozuma in Chiba. He was internationally awarded at the Paris Expos...
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. He was born in Kyoto in 1866, one of...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1265532 (stock #TCR4673)
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A Seiji green celadon tea container with lid by Seifu Yohei IV wrapped in a satin lined bag and enclosed in the original signed wooden box annotated on the side by Kano Tessai. Even the silk bag is signed (it appears to read Rakkasei). Precluding Seifu’s signature inside the lid is the statement “One of 30 made for the Heiwa Kinen Sho (Place Commemorating Peace)” with the annotation on the side dated 1919. This piece is likely to commemorate the first year anniversary since the signing ...