The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1308625 (stock #ANR4918)
The Kura
$2,800.00
Tarashikomi leaves draping from the maple dominate this anonymous Meiji period Rimpa style Autumn scene, kiku in the foreground with a melon growing to one side. The scene is enclosed in a pale silk border with red lacquered wooden frame. A very decorative scene suitable for any interior. The screen is 68 x 148 inches (172 x 376 cm) and in overall very nice condition with only minor insect damage along the outer cloth border.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1308624 (stock #AOR4917)
The Kura
$800.00
Sitting demurely, legs folded with her back to the viewer, an oil painting by Yoshii Kosaburo dated 1937 and encased in the original period wooden frame. Oil on canvas, the painting is 15 x 18 inches (38 x 46 cm), the frame 21 x 23-1/2 inches (53 x 60 cm) and is in fine condition. The frame has marks and wear typical of age. It comes with some period documents (Japanese) on the artist. Yoshii Kosaburo was born in 1899, and initially studied under Imperial Art Academy Member Nakagawa Hachiro...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1308512 (stock #AOR4916)
The Kura
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A book of 22 images by Wakasa Seigyo (Butsugai) depicted with ink and light color on paper. The album is 9-1/2 x 13 inches (24 x 33 cm), each painting 19 x 13 inches (48 x 33 cm). It is in overall very good condition. Seigyo Wakasa (Butsugai, 1888- 1957) was born Chutaro in Akita Prefecture, in the far North of the main Japanese Isle. He studied painting first under Takahashi Chozan, and after moving to Tokyo with Terasaki Kogyo at the Tokyo University of Art...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1308510 (stock #ALR4916)
The Kura
$900.00
An image of common items changing into monsters (bakemono, literally translated Changed-things). An Obi (sash) and a hat are turning into animals, one a snake the other a deer. Below a pot is changing into a badger. Ink and light color on paper, it appears to be a sketch for a woodblock print. Names of the creatures and colors to be used are noted...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1308411 (stock #MOR4915)
The Kura
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A rare iron Zunari Kabuto with prominent ridge covered in tataki-togi silver tinged textured lacquer in a style impersonating the armor of the Southern Barbarians (Spanish and Portuguese) surmounted by a large black lacquered wooden display in the shape of an oni-gawara (devil shaped) roof tile decorated with joined stars. About the mabizashi is a bead of braided rope style silvered metal...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1305628 (stock #ALR4914)
The Kura
$1,850.00
A lone figure appears among the dried and rustling grasses of late autumn, her robes indicate she is a nun, but her long snout gives cause to hesitate…This is a fine image by important artist Imao Keinen enclosed in the original signed double wood box and dated to his 77th year (1921 by Japanese count)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1305627 (stock #MOR4913)
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An unusual Meiji period bronze image of the jolly Daikoku-ten, one of the 7 gods of fortune, looking incredibly relaxed and content. His hat is removable to reveal a chamber for burning incense, and the smoke would be exhaled though his open mouth. It is 6-1/2 x 8 x 5-1/2 inches 16.5 x 20 x 14 cm) and is in overall fine, original condition. The artist chop is in a raised cartouche on the base and appears to read Yoshioka Minpo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1305626 (stock #AOR4912)
The Kura
$225.00
A lithograph of a study of a Kutani Bowl from a survey of ceramic ware at the newly formed Kyoto Museum dated 1879 and published 1880. It shows the bowl from top, side and inside the foot ring. The addition of English annotations shows the importance the Meiji Government was placing on gaining recognition from the outside world. The print has been mounted onto a thin paper card 52 x 37.5 cm (15 x 20-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1304749 (stock #AOR4911)
The Kura
$225.00
A lithograph of a study of a Ninsei Chawan Tea Bowl from a survey of ceramic ware at the newly formed Kyoto Museum dated the 12th month of Meiji 11 (1878) and published 1880. It shows the bowl from top, bottom, side and cut-away. The addition of English annotations shows the importance the Meiji Government was placing on gaining recognition from the outside world. The print has been mounted onto a thin paper card 52 x 37.5 cm (15 x 20-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1304572 (stock #AOR4908)
The Kura
$895.00
An album of 12 fan shaped images by various figures from Hyogo prefecture (around the city of Kobe) including works by infamous Zen priest Nakahara Nantenbo and artists Otsuka Seiji, Tsuchiya Reisetsu, Tatewaki Taizan, Suga Shoso, Ohashi Kiho and Tsurunoyama Kakuzan among others such as Hekiyo, Baisen and Sakyo. It appears to have been put together over a number of years. The album is 10-1/2 x 7 inches (27 x 18 cm), meant to be viewed open (each image 21 x 7 inches or 53 x 18 cm)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1304514 (stock #MOR4906)
The Kura
$600.00
A Tsurukubi Ichirin Sashi Bronze Vase decorated with birds among late Autumn foliage of Chrysanthemum and Hagi enclosed in the original wooden box signed Seiho-saku. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1303793 (stock #MOR4905)
The Kura
$875.00
An antique cast iron lantern in the shape of a rusted out Dotaku wind bell enclosed in a signed period wooden box titled Tetsu-Toro (Iron Lantern) Birekitaku-Utsushi (Beautiful Bell from History) followed by the makers name (illegible) and stating it was made in Mid Autumn. In the lower left is a name which appears to read Miyazaki Kikuro followed by a brand. A primitive candle holder can be slotted in from the base, and light would leak out through the simulated rust holes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1303625 (stock #ANR4904)
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An exceptional work by female artist Hayami Shokin in the original Taisho frame featuring a young woman serving tea under the cherry blossoms c. 1915. Pigment on silk mounted on a panel in a frame of pale patterned silk inside black lacquer. The painting is 26 x 62 inches (66 x 157 cm). The frame is 38-1/2 x 74-1/2 (97.5 x 189 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1303624 (stock #MOR4903)
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Four kiri panels are set into a rosewood framework, each uniquely painted by Osaka Literati paragon Mori Kinseki. It is 12 x 12 x 11-1/2 inches (30 x 30 x 29 cm) and is in fine condition. The brass insert too, looks almost unused. Included is a small folding fan in the original box by the artist as well. Mori Kinseki (1843-1921) was born the third son in a family of Inn owners in the hotsprings town of Arima, Hyogo prefecture, in 1843. At the age of three he was sent away to be raised by ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1303490 (stock #AOR4901)
The Kura
$800.00
An album of 14 paintings and calligraphy works by Zen Priest Mamiya Eishu dating from the prime of his Zen career titled Zuiha Tsuiro Cho. Zuiha-Tsuiro is the state of returning to the world of impermanence with clear understanding and a lack of self, as represented by the tenth oxherding image of Zen lore. It is the highest level of the three major divisions in Zen training. The ink on paper works are mounted in a double sided accordion album of 8 pages in a green silk cover enclosed in a bl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1303395 (stock #TCR4899)
The Kura
$600.00
A fine Hira Chawan perfect for summer tea by Ito Tozan I enclosed in a wooden box annotated by the third generation head of the family. Soft and cool crackled gray inside, the outside entirely covered in crashing waves leaving only the foot and stamp in raw white clay. The box is titled Nami-Moyo Chawan, and signed inside Made by Teishitsu Gigei-in First generation Tozan and signed third generation Tozan-Ki. It is 6 inches (15 cm) diameter and in fine condition. The box is slightly small for ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1303394 (stock #TCR4898)
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A large archaic Chinese styled vase covered in dark metallic glaze on a rosewood stand by Ito Tozan I enclosed in a wooden box annotated by the third generation Tozan. The box is titled “Teishitsu Gigei-in Shodai Tozan Saku, Hakushiki Dai Kabin” (Made by Imperial Art Academy Member First Generation Tozan, Hakushiki Large Vase) and signed within Third Generation Tozan Ki. The vase is 16 inches (40.5 cm) tall, 10-1/2 inches (27 cm) square and in excellent condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1303048 (stock #TCR4896)
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A large Ukibori vase covered in iron with yellow slip raised imagery of birds in a pomegranate tree by Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1917. It is 16 inches (40 cm) tall 10-1/2 inches (26 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku. In 1862 he became a pupil of Kameya Kyokutei, as well as studying under Takahashi Dohachi III and Kanzan Denshichi (who made the dishes for t...