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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1366433 (stock #ALR6512)
The Kura
$795.00
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1366404 (stock #MOR6511)
The Kura
$450.00
A gold and silver rabbit forage among autumn grass on the raw kiri-wood surface of this suzuri bako lacquered in the red on black Negoro style inside and enclosed in the original wooden box titled Usagi Maki-e Suzuri Bako. It comes complete with the suzuri ink stone and water dropper. There are a few minor dings on the wooden surface, but no damage to the lacquer.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1366403 (stock #ALR6507)
The Kura
$850.00
Not a soul is visible in this verdant landscape depicted in a distinctly water-color-esque post-war Nihonga style by Shirakura Niho which comes enclosed in a double wood original signed box titled “Yamamura” (mountain Village). The entirety speaks of solitude and serenity, colors shifting from green to yellow and brown indicate the coming hints of autumn and cooler weather. Pigment on silk in a silk border with ivory rollers (they will be changed for export). The scroll is 66 x 144 cm (26...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1366402 (stock #ALR6510)
The Kura
$1,800.00
Sale Pending
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 : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1366401 (stock #MOR6509)
The Kura
$350.00
Sale Pending
An early 20th century vase decorated with burgeoning grape vines performed entirely through various levels of polish on the pewter surface. It is signed on bottom Shozan-do Sei and marked solid pewter. 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1366365 (stock #ALR6508)
The Kura
$1,400.00
Sale Pending
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1366364 (stock #TCR6506)
A Bizen Sake Flask with silver spout dating from the first half of the 16th century (Momoyama to early Edo periods) in an old wooden box annotated by Katsura Matasaburo (1901-1986), a scholar who specialized in research on the Rokkoyo or Six Ancient Kilns (Echizen, Seto Tokoname, Shigaraki, Tamba and Bizen) and published nearly 50 books and treatises on the subject between 1931 and 1983. This very unusual piece is slab-formed with a wood grain texture, made to look like a worn wooden box, with a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1366091 (stock #ALR6505)
The Kura
$2,000.00
A Dojin licking Dango-treats dances in erratic dashes of soft wet lines and swift dark strokes of flying white on this vertical presentation by Edo period eccentric Doi Goga. Ink on paper it is 43 x 184.5 cm (17 x 72-1/2 inches) and has been completely remounted in dark silk with bone rollers. The creature clutches the raku-in stamp in his upper hand, the other stamps seem to follow his feet like footsteps. It comes enclosed in an age darkened wooden box. Known as the “Mad monk” Goga had...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1366000 (stock #ALR6504)
The Kura
$800.00
The heart of Japan dominates this scroll by Nomura Seiroku enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled “Hotake” (Bountiful Mountain). Impassioned flashes of black like lighting strikes form the dramatic image. Ink on paper in a blue silk border patterned with clouds extended with dark gray and featuring stag horn rollers. It is 52 x 166 cm (20-1/2 x 65 inches) and in excellent condition.
Nomura Seiroku (1916-1995) was born in Yamanashi prefecture, maiden name Ishihara. In 1933...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1365964 (stock #ALR6503)
The Kura
$1,750.00
A skeleton sits among the dried grasses, alone and forgotten, perhaps reflecting on his life in this eerie painting by Buddhist priest Higuchi Ryuon dated Meiji 6 (1873). Ink on paper, it is 41.5 x 179.5 cm (16-1/4 x 70-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition and has been completely remounted in a border of two subtle shades of black with colorful piping and features black lacquered rollers with mother of pearl flakes. It comes in a kiri-wood box.
Higuchi Ryuon (1800-1885) was a priest o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1365963 (stock #MOR6502)
The Kura
$395.00
Sale Pending
A fine black lacquered stand for a set of three stacking sake cups with a design of a rugged pine tree signed Buncho Hitsu enclosed in the original period kiri-wood box titled Mitsukumi Haidai. It is 16.5 x 16.5 x 16 cm (6-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 6 inches) and is in excellent condition, dating from the Meiji period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1365961 (stock #MOR6500)
The Kura
$2,200.00
Sale Pending
A superbly crafted Meiji period wooden orb pierced with a floral motif of flowers and pines covered in vibrant color and gilded gold within bound with silk chords fading from purple to white by Maruhei Oki Heizo IV (1860-1953) enclosed in the original wooden box signed Personally made by Heain Maruhei Heizo and titled Carved and Colored Wooden Fortuitous Orb Display. It comes with a cloth wrapped in Maruhei paper for display, and a cloth flower. The ball is roughly 17 cm (6-3/4 inches) diamete...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1365619 (stock #MOR6499)
The Kura
$1,650.00
A pair of exquisite footed lacquer boxes covered in ro-iro polished black lacquer with a floral spray in gold starting from the middle of the sides, which opens to a circular window featuring a ferocious shishi male on one in taka-makie, and a stern female shishi with her cub on the other. Both are majestically rendered. Inside gold rims and on bottom the boxes are nashiji powdered ground. They come wrapped in the original cloth and enclosed in a pair of red lacquered men-tori (edged with bla...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1930 item #1365408 (stock #MOR6498)
The Kura
$300.00
A raw kiri-wood tray decorated with bamboo sasa-grass in gold maki-e dating from the first part of the twentieth century enclosed in the original wooden box signed Toyosai. It is 15-1/2 x 11-1/2 x 1 inches (39.5 x 29 x 2.5 cm). There are a few small abrasions in the wood, but hardly noticeable. Excellent for use.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1365407 (stock #TCR6497)
The Kura
$1,750.00
Sale Pending
A set of dishes decorated with blossoms by Seifu Yohei enclosed in the originals signed wooden boxes. The sets are consisting of 5 serving bowls, 5 covered rice bowls and 10 tea cups. Originally there must have been ten of each piece. There is a tiny chip in one bowl and in one tea cup. These are likely late 19th century.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II. Sent at the age of twelve to study painting under then the top Nanga artist Tanomura Chokunyu, he return...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1364895 (stock #TCR6495)
The Kura
Sold, thank you!
A small bun-shaped koro decorated with a blue and white landscape by the 4th or possibly 5th generation Seifu Yohei enclosed in a custom wooden box with a signed solid silver lid pierced with clouds. It is 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1364894 (stock #MOR6494)
The Kura
$500.00
A beautiful mid cemtury carved lacquer tray in the Kagawa Lacquer Tradition signed on the base. Chic abbreviated silhouette in a post art-deco vogue with carved abstract designs in various shades of ocher on a polished black ground. It is 26 x 26 x 7 cm (10 x 10 x 2-3/4 inches) and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1980 item #1364557 (stock #MOR6493)
The Kura
$1,295.00
A stunning cloisonné vase in canary yellow decorated with persimmon branches laden with ripe fruit by the Tamura Cloisonne studio, enclosed in the original signed wooden box and bearing a silver cartouche on the base reading Tamura. It is 27 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall, 24.5 cm (9-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, retaining the original black lacquered stand. Tamura Yukio was born in Aichi prefecture in 1933, and is an active member in the Japanese Traditional Crafts Organization (...