The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures



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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1234709 (stock #MOR4443)
The Kura
$700.00
A Tea Picnic basket made from two rows of old scales from a suit of armor laced into a circle, with the kikko parts of an armored colar and shin protection sewn together to form the bottom, lined with dark silk which draws together via chords at the top. I have never seen another like it. This would have been used to carry tea implements for an outdoor gathering...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1228837 (stock #MOR4419)
The Kura
$1,250.00
A brush holder in the form of a tanto dagger (the pen is mightier than the sword?) of fine grained Kuwa wood featuring solid ivory details. The kozuka is simulated bamboo carved from black rosewood. The eyelet for the tie appears to be horn, and the ends are all ivory. A beautiful hand woven silk chord would attach it to the sash. It is 16 inches (40 cm) long and in fine condition.
The stand is for photography purposes and is not included...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1219883 (stock #MOR4337)
The Kura
$3,500.00
A spectacular late Edo period Koshirae for a short blade decorated with kiri-gane gold, mother of pearl, silver, nashiji and maki-e crests representing the heraldry of the Edo Shogunate. The Mitsuba-Aoi (three hollyhock) crest of the Tokugawa family adorn the Nashiji cased body. The Tsuka handle, Kurikata tie point, Tsukigashira, and Kojiri (both ends of the scabbard) are decorated with minutely detailed flowers in mother of pearl scattered in fields of genuine Kiri-gane gold...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1219492 (stock #MOR4306)
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Cherry wood is capped on either end by deer antler, the long curved shape intimating a sheathed sword. All about the handle, the Tsuba, menuki and Kashira are all stag horn. It is 25-1/2 inches (65 cm) 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 : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1219099 (stock #ALR4332)
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Silver canines gleam menacingly in the corners of the mouth of this terrifying Edo period sabiji-nuri iron Menpo face mask. It has a three lame nodokake also with sabiji-nuri, laced with tight blue chord. The mustache is a bit ragged and there are typical chips around the edges from use...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1218642 (stock #ALR4331)
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A conical Jingasa battle hat 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) high, 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) diameter entirely gilded outside with genuine gold. Inside is lacquered black and retains the tie holds for the liner. There is some writing within, and a maru-ichi crest. There is damage to the peak and edges, but is quite impressive looking, and was likely used by the immediate vanguard of the Daimyo. One of two variations we have, they are from Omi province, just outside of Kyoto in old Japan...