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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1275933 (stock #TCR4737)
The Kura
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The largest piece I have ever seen by Miyanaga Tozan I, a fine baluster form celadon on a superb rosewood stand. It is 21-1/2 inches (55 cm) tall, 15-1/2 inches (40 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. There is a custom made copper insert for use with flower arranging. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately. Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1275931 (stock #ANR4738)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A huge exhibition screen by Nakamura Masahiko (1897-1964) featuring a gagaku dancer striking a definitive pose before flaming phoenix on a background of mirror image five storied pagodas. Pigment on silk in a red lacquered wooden frame typical of the era. It is similar in content to his 1927 submission to the Nitten National Exhibition, and can be associated with that time...
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 : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1275831 (stock #MBR4735)
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A beautifully designed bronze koro by Nakajima Yasumi II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The contemporary form is perfect for a modern interior. It is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition, enclosed in a silk bag.
The name of Nakajima first came to notice in 1908, when the first generation Yasumi (1877-1951) was awarded at the Senkatsu Kinen Exhibition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1275829 (stock #MOR4732)
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Even the carrying box is a work of art for these two lacquered wooden vases decorated in Taka-makie with young pine boughs. They come secured away in a lacquered carrying case with a bronze handle and decorated with a family crest. They are 9 inches (23 cm) tall each and are both in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1275828 (stock #TCR4733)
The Kura
$525.00
A superb image of the Daruma, looking both dour and vulnerable, wrapped in robes made by Kimura Tozan for Bizen Hongama Koraku-en dating from the first half of the 20th century. It is 13-1/2 inches (34 cm) tall and in fine condition. There is a firing flaw in the neck, (see close-up photo). It is stamped on back Bizen Tozando, sculpted by (likely) the 15th or 16th Kimura Tozan and enclosed in a wooden box titled Bizen Yaki Daruma and stamped Bizen Hongama, Koraku-en-In, Kimura…...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1275772 (stock #TCR4732)
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A wily fox stands, head cocked to one side wrapped in the robes of a nun, something to be wary of this ceramic Okimono by Takahashi Dohachi enclosed in the original wooden box titled outside Dohachi Zo Hakuzoso, and signed within Kachutei Dohachi Zo followed by the artists stamp. It is 8 inches (21 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1275755 (stock #MOR4731)
The Kura
$850.00
A hardwood antique kadai table of Zelkova carved with diapers of crashing waves lacquered red, black and gold with transparent lacquer on top revealing the exquisite wood grain. Reminiscent of Buddhist themes, it would work well with an usubata vase and flower display. Very high quality, It is 58 x 33 x 14 cm (23 x 13 x 5-1/2 inches). Indentations in the top from use, but overall very good condition, enclosed in a wooden storage box...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1275637 (stock #MOR4730)
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A set of five unique dishes displaying various design techniques by five individual Wajima area artists from the immediate post-war era. They are 14 cm (5-3/4 inches) diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1275591 (stock #TCR4729)
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$2,500.00
A large early pot by Yasuda Zenko (Tomohiko, b. Kyoto, 1926) signed on the base Tomohiko, placing this piece in the 1950s. Thick walled and draped in rich blue, the mouth is bold and round, thick on one side and thin on the other like the foot on a Korai Chawan. It flares from a narrow base, intimating the shape of Jomon and Yoyoi period storage jars. The piece is 14 inches (36 cm) diameter, 20-1/2 inches (52.5 cm) tall weighing 20 kilograms (44 lbs), and is in fine condition. Large enough an...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1275579 (stock #MOR4728)
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4 lacquered wooden boxes showing various techniques enclosed in original wooden boxes, three of which are signed by the makers. Roughly 6-1/2 to 7 inches (16.5 to 18 cm) long each. Dating from the mid twentieth century, they showcase a variety of styles and craft. The black box with a floral design has a small repair in one corner, otherwise these are in fine condition. Included is a box by acclaimed lacquer artist Mori Shigeharu and Hakuzuka Masaya. ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1275578 (stock #MOR4727)
The Kura
$680.00
Five unique panels exploring various patterns in Tsugaru-nuri, Miki Hyoetsu II brings to life here the traditions and techniques in a unique set of trays for serving sweets and tea enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Each is bordered in a raised edge of genuine applied gold. They are 24 x 20 x 2 cm (9-1/2 x 8 x 1 inches) and are in overall fine condition, with only minor wear from use. These date from the 1950s or early 60s, a time when Japan was searching to redefine itself, re-evalu...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1275418 (stock #MOR4726)
The Kura
$2,200.00
Magnolia flowers blossom on the front and sides of this doored wooden cabinet lacquered in red and signed on the side in a square cartouche by Izumi Atsuhiko likely dating from the early 1950s when this style of depicting figures in amoebic windows was popular. The handles on the two doors are metal inlayed with mother of pearl. Behind the doors the cabinet is divided into two compartments inside, one just about the right size for LPs, the other with a small shelf. It is constructed of a wood...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1275109 (stock #ALR4724)
The Kura
$950.00
An early work dating from the mid fifities by Ishikawa Tadashi performed with light pigments on silk and mounted in a fine patterned brocade border. This piece is very similar in flavor to his 1954 submission to the Nitten National Exhibition, “House with breakwater” and his 1956 Kyo-Ten submission “Waterway in Winter” and we can frimly date it from this era. The scroll is 26 x 58 inches (66 x 147 cm) and is in overall good condition with minor foxing and bends in the lower mounting, b...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1275052 (stock #MLR4723)
The Kura
$550.00
An unusual mid-century Ikebana Suiban basin for flower display with sculpted sides lacquered black and red, a pale eggshell color within. It is 51 x 33 x 11 cm (20 x 13 x 4 inches) and in overall fine condition. The outside lacquer is roughly polished, leaving a sense of cloudiness, while the red appears to be a wiped on whith bright shine over the lovered sculpting. Inside the beige is slightly textured, which would give depth to the water within as well as preventing the flower frog from sli...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1274884 (stock #ALR4721)
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A painting of plums over an abstract yellow ground by Mizuno Shinso dating from the late 1950s enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Performed with pigment on paper, it is bordered in fine silk. The scroll is 66 x 140 cm (26 x 55 inches) and is in overall fine condition. The art of the 1950s has been left largely unexplored, and it is this unique era of change which we seek to introduce with this current exhibition. This piece typifies the time with a blending of techniques, tradition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1960 item #1274758 (stock #MOR4720)
The Kura
$1,375.00
A hardworking squirrel clutches a walnut as he tucks away another winter meal perched atop a stone from which grow mushrooms. It is beautifully carved from hardwood, signed on the base Tengeki (?), likely dating from the immediate pre-war or post-war period. It is 19 x 9 x 21-1/2 inches (48 x 23 x 55 cm) and is in overall very good condition. A small chip or crack has formed in the tip of the tail, visible from the top only (see close-up photo). ...