The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for their patience during the last few months since the Kumamoto Earthquake. Robert has been working with disaster relief group IDRO Japan in the earthquake affected areas of Kumamoto, and this has caused some delays in listing, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery and actively seeking new stock. For more on these efforts see IDRO Japan on Facebook.
Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1355481 (stock #ALR6407)
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An enso Zen circle encompassing nothing and everything, by important Zen priest and former head of Daitokuji Murasakino Shoun (Sohan Gempo). It would seem the verse by Shoun is a famous epithet from the eccentric Sengai. Kore wo kuute, oncha maire Here he is viewing the full moon as a botamochi rice cake and inviting one to eat this and enjoy a cup of tea. Ink on paper in a silk border with black lacquer rollers. The scroll is 62.2 x 119.5 cm (24-1/2 x 47 inches).
Sohan Gempo, (1848-1...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1356272 (stock #ANR6412)
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Mt. Fuji looms over the dark spotted ink landscape by Kishi Ganku painted on six broad panels of applied gold. The screen is 142 x 370 cm (56 x 145-1/2 inches). It has been completely restored utilizing the original frame and antique textiles for the borders. At that time several areas of damage gathered over the last two centuries were repaired without over-painting. Ink on applied gold foil, in a border of black silk patterned with pine boughs matching the pines on the scene but separated ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1366365 (stock #ALR6508)
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A rush of water descends into mist between the rocky crags tinted with autumns color on this superb silk scroll by Ochi Shokan enclosed in the original signed double wooden box (niju bako) titled Shusei (Voice of Autumn). Top quality, it is mounted in striped silk extended with green and has large solid ivory rollers. The scroll measures 55 x 213 cm (21-1/2 inches x 7 feet). It is in fine condition. Ochi Shokan (1882-1958) was born in Ehime prefecture on the island of Shikoku and studied p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1366402 (stock #ALR6510)
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A skull lies ethereal, only a soft circle before the ghost-like apparition of a grave-marker rising from the boldly stroked dead grasses of some forgotten field. The epitaph above reads:
“Hana no toki mayouta mo” Wavering they did while in full blossom
“Kono Kareno kana” The neglected fields of winter
Here the artist has made a comment on our lives, we blow with the winds here in there, indecisive in our prim, bobbing joyously in the winds, but all come to...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1366433 (stock #ALR6512)
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A superb Silk landscape by Akamatsu Unrei enclosed in the original signed double wooden box (niju-bako) titled ChikusoYusei-Ga. The title and style of the buildings indicate this is likely the Yusei retirement home of Iwakura Tomomi in Northern Kyoto, designated a National Historic Site in 1932. A narrow path hedged in soft greens leads to the rustic cluster of buildings with their thatched roofs lost in a sea of bamboo, the scene rising to precipitous mountains afar, a waterway in the distanc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1366479 (stock #MOR6513)
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A Paper box (Fubako) and writing box (Suzuri Bako) of raw kiri-wood hand painted by Tanaka Hakuin and enclosed in the original red-lacquered wooden storage box signed and dated Taisho 8 (1919). Inset into the interior of the writing box is a suzuri ink stone and suiteki water dropper. Also included is a hand painted fan and scroll by the artist. The large box is 30 x 37.5 x 13 cm (12 x 15 x 5 inches). The smaller box is 24.5 x 21.5 x 4 cm (10 x 9 x 2 inches).
Tanaka Hakuin (1865-1934) ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1366666 (stock #MOR6522)
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A tray in the shape of Mt. Fuji decorated with pines intimating the view from Miho-no-matsubara Pine grove in Shizuioka. The red lacquer of the pine is performed on a burgundy nuno-bari (cloth covered) wooden core. On the left is a signature line dated Keio 3 (1867) and signed by a 62 year old man Shunsei. The bottom is ro-iro black. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the waning days of the Edo period. The tray is 23 x 18 inches (58 x 45 cm) and is in fine condit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1366846 (stock #MOR6528)
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A very unusual bento box in the shape of a chagama kettle for boiling water in the Japanese Tea Ceremony. The body is covered in textured matt lacquer resembling the blackened raw iron of the kettle, with ro-iro black on the bottom and vermilion within. It breaks down into five separate pieces, each serving as a dish or bowl. Assembled it is 25 cm (10 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, dating from the Meiji period, and comes in a wooden box.
All Items : Fine Art : Mixed Media : Pre 2000 item #1367046 (stock #AFR6534)
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A striking abstract work in red on silver over textured washi paper embedded with strands of tatami mat by revolutionary artist Hori Kosai signed ‘91 Hori. It is 13 x 23 cm (5 x 9 inches) mounted floating in a modern frame, pigments on hand-made Washi paper. Here is an opportunity to acquire an important abstract Japanese artist as yet entirely unexplored in the west.
Hori Kosai (b. 1947) is a contemporary artist and Lithographer from Toyama prefecture living in Tokyo. He entered the ...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1367047 (stock #AFR6535)
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“I am here” she whispers as the bespectacled gentleman pours the last drops from his bottle and says “I am going home”…a lithograph by Kei Hiraga numbered 50/120 and signed Key Hiraga ’88 with the artist’s seal in red. The paper sheet, matted and framed, measures 50.5 x 42 cm (20 x 16-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition. This is an superb example of his work, showing both his eros and playful nature in the abstracted figuration for which he is most remembered. Included is ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1367088 (stock #TCR6537)
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A beautiful Tsutsu-goro incense burner in typical Momoyama Shino décor with a Bekko lid lined with gold covering the irregular rim smoothed out with black lacquer. It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1367135 (stock #TCR6538)
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An ivory porcelain by Kato Keizan with the original shiori and wrapping cloth in the original signed wooden box titled “carved handled vase”. The body is carved with ethnic style imagery, popular in the 1940s and 1950s. Enclosed is a pamphlet from a shipping company dated 1958, and the vase was given as a gift to commemorate the inauguration of the ship Fuzan-maru. The vase is 11 inches (27.5 cm) tall and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1367251 (stock #TCR6541)
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A sake cup and incense box by Kyoto artists, the cup by Gochiku decorated with a mountain scene by the famous Literati artist Hattori Goro (Gorosanjin), both enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes also endorsed by Goro. The cup is 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter and both are in fine condition.
Hattori Goro (1869-1930) was a Nanga painter born in Yamagata whose atelier fostered a great many prominent artists of the 20th century including one of my personal favorites Shirakura Jiho. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1367655 (stock #ALR6542)
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A monochrome garden scene by Amano Hoko performed with ink on paper in a green cloth border featuringh dark-wood rollers. It is 64 x 207 cm (25 x 81-1/2 inches) and in fine condition, enclosed in a kiri-wood box. Amano Hoko (1824-1894) was born in Iyo, on the Island of Shikoku, Studied initially in Shikooku under Morita Shomin, then went to Kyoto where he learned the art of landcscape painting under the famed Nakabayashi Chikuto. In the third year of Meiji (1871) he went to Shanghai to study ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1367657 (stock #AMR6543)
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Two sets of painted alcove doors remounted onto makimono hand scrolls dated summer of 1864 and signed Miya Denchi, one of a dozen betsu-go (alternative names) of the famed 19th century literati Tanomura Chokunyu. The smaller scroll is total length of 353 cm (11 feet 4 inches), 31 cm (12 inches) wide, painting length 177 cm (70 inches). It is bound in patterned silk and bordered in white satin patterned with dragons among clouds, featuring ivory rollers. The larger scroll is total length 521 c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1367866 (stock #MOR6548)
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A Boro Futon cover textile of sewn together bits of worn out fabric 98 x 165 cm (39 x 65 inches). There is a great sense of how much everything was valued in this piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1367867 (stock #MOR6550)
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A Boro cover textile of sewn together bits of worn out Asa (Hemp) fabrics resist died with various patterns. 146 X 163 cm (57-1/2 x 64 inches).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1367924 (stock #MOR6551)
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A Boro Futon cover textile of sewn together bits of worn out indigo dyed fabric 160 x 204 cm (63 x 80 inches ). Go-haba (five widths)