The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1290866 (stock #TCR4867)
The Kura
$500.00
A deep wangata bowl emblazoned with a single character by Seki Bokuo, former head priest of Tenryuji Temple, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/4 inches (13.5 cm) diameter, 3-1/4 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Seki Bokuo (1903-1991) was born in Gunma prefecture, and studied at the Keio university medical course, before taking up formal Zen training. He became Dharma-Heir of Seki Seisetsu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1290865 (stock #TCR4866)
The Kura
$1,200.00
An important and rare Fushinayaki Pottery Sencha tea brazier Rodai decorated by Tanomura Chokunyu and made in the former castle kiln of Izumo province. A simple hut is shaded by a grand tree at the foot of a tree covered mountain accompanied by a poem in Kanshi. The tile was meant to be placed under a Ryoro brazier for making steeped tea. It is 7 inches (18 cm) square, 1 inch (2 cm) thick. It bears two stamps beneath, Izumo Jakuzan and Eizo, and is dated Meiji 12 (1879) in red...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1290794 (stock #TCR4865)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A superb 3 stage ukibori Hakuji white porcelain Koro dating form the 19th century of extremely pure calium clay. This is either from the Hirado kiln area, or possibly top quality Kyo-yaki. The main brazier sits on triad of beast-head feet, supporting a diaper above which is a trumpeting body with raised floral motifs and abstract patterns. Above is a covered pot, made in the manner of a Chagama Tea Ceremony Water Kettle...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1290658 (stock #TCR4864)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Two phoenix prance through the citrus blossoms on this very large Hakuji porcelain by Miura Chikken enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It comes on a stand of rich red rosewood, stored in a separate compartment in the box.
Miura Chikken (Chikuken, 1900-1990) was born the third son of Miura Chikusen I...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1290656 (stock #ANR4862)
The Kura
$1,400.00
Drifts of snow and drifts of rain clouds decorate this pair of sumi-e ink screens with soft washes of color by preeminent Shijo artist Mori Yuzan. Deer stand solitary below laden pines on the snow riven shore, while a bird takes flight, arcing down through the sky searching for perch in a mountain squall. They are performed with ink and soft washes of color on paper mounted in fine silk borders with black lacquered frames finished in the corners with fine metal hardware...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1290506 (stock #MOR4860)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you!
A genuine reishi cluster of mushrooms dried and preserved in perfect condition. This is an exquisite form, the dark trunks meandering up to wide blossoming heads. It is 13 inches (33 cm) long.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1290505 (stock #MOR4859)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you!
A phoenix takes flight from an outcrop, his wings down and head forward, an amazing natural Suiseki stone on a superb carved rosewood base. It is and weighs 7 kg (15.5 lbs)17 x 12 x 4 inches (43 x 30 x 10 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1290504 (stock #TCR3007)
The Kura
$550.00
A fine pale ceramic dish, the center of the plate swelling like the Autumn moon, by Eiraku Zengoro XII decorated with a poem over autumn grasses signed on the reverse Baido (Asani Baido) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The dish is 8-3/4 (22.3 cm) diameter and is in perfect condition, stamped on the base Zengoro...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1290501 (stock #MOR4857)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A beautifully formed and detailed phoenix stands dignified, long feathers draped behind like a veil. This is a very well cast koro signed on the base sei-un and stamped Yo-gin, enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yo-gin Ho-o. (Yo-gin is an alloy of bronze, Zinc and nickel also known as German Silver). It is 10 x 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches (25 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1290500 (stock #TCR4372)
The Kura
$500.00
Although reminiscent of very old Tamba, this is likely a salt jar from Luzon, an area with a very long trade history with Japan. It was purchased as part of a collection of tea ceramics. The deeply scored lines and crosshatching provide a tactile playground for the hands and eyes. The irregular shaped and slight sag in the lip add a sense of immediacy, and the richly glistening caramel glaze is superb, leading to drips around the base...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1290415 (stock #TCR4856)
The Kura
$750.00
Iron red rings the black glaze draped curtainlike over the sandy clay of this double gourd shaped vase by Kiyomizu Rokubei V (Rokuwa) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kuro-yu Kabin. It is 9 inches (23 cm) tall 5 inches (13 cm) diameter and in fine condition. It comes with a fine period rosewood base.
Kiyomizu Rokubei V (1875-1959) began by studying painting from the age of 12 under the 19th century master Kono Bairei...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1290414 (stock #TCR4855)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A simple Tsurukubi (cranes neck) form in clear celadon by Miyagawa Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) tall and in fine condition.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth generation head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1290340 (stock #MOR4854)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you
A very rare and hard to find 19th century gilded Crown (Kanmuri) for use in the Japanese Noh Theater. A golden phoenix takes flight from the parapet atop in the center of the elaborate piece, surrounded by sun, moon, flaming jewels and colorful lotus from which are suspended extravagant chains of coral beads and gilded ornaments. Made of metal, paper, wood and thin wire, the entire is covered in gold with the sun and moon in glass and the burning jewels in metal...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1290337 (stock #TCR4853)
The Kura
$850.00
A Shiwan (Shekwan) pottery vase from Guangzhou, 18th - 19th century Qing period. This is much finer and more interesting than the later 19th early 20th century mass produced souvenirs for visitors to Hong Kong, and shows a distinct level of taste and respect for natural elements, and was very possibly made fro the Japanese market, imported through the open port of Nagasaki, the only (Legal) point of entry in Japan during that period. It was purchased in Japan over this past summer. The vase s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1290335 (stock #TCR4852)
The Kura
$1,350.00
Soba-yu Vase by Seifu Yohei Antique, Japanese, pottery, ceramic TCR4852 1,500.00 The surface of this large vase is sculpted with arabesque florals and covered in soft green by Seifu Yohei V and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall, 10 inches (25 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Seifu Yohei V (1921-1991) continued the lineage of the Seifu line, however was not satisfied with producing simply in the style of his forbearers, and branched ou...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1290254 (stock #SAR4851)
The Kura
Price on Request
A Kawadzuke kon-odoshi Nimai Do Tosei Gusoku Featuring a Toppai Kabuto of Sabiji-nuri on iron with brass Tehen Kanamono and Fukurin. From the bowl hangs a 5 plate Shikoro covered in leather and laced in the sugake style. It has matching five plate Chu-sode with 3 colors of lacing, and a negoro red and black lacquered iron mask with blue-laced Kawadzuke nodokake. The Do is of two parts, joined iron plates covered in leather hinged under the left arm. About the top of the do is a brass piping ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1289966 (stock #MOR4850)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you!
A large leaf shape woven of bamboo in a frame of gnarled wood. It is 70 x 40 x 8 cm (27-1/2 x 16 x 3 inches). There is a piece of wire wrapped around two branches where they join, which appear to be an ad-hoc reinforcement. Otherwise it is in fine condition. Leaf shaped dishes were very popular in the late 19th and early 20th century as an expression of the Sencha literati tea aesthetic, and this piece too likely dates from that era.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1289965 (stock #TCR4849)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Red bamboo by important artist Hashimoto Kansetsu decorates this fan shaped dish by Kiyomizu Rokubei V enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. The scene is performed on a red tinged cream ground dappled with fawn spots. It is 10 x 8 x 3 inches (25 x 20 x 7.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Born into the family of literatus and painter Hashimoto Kaikan in Hyogo, in the heart of central Japan, Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883-1945) was a sinophile and manic painter trained ...