The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for thier 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 lisitng, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery for the next month, and actively seeking new stock, we do anticipate more disaster relief work after the rain season has ended in mid July. 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 : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1340578 (stock #TCR5256)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A lighting shaped dish decorated with karakusa and burning motifs by Seifu Yohei I (signed with his art name Baihin) enclosed in the rare original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (13.5 cm) square, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Seifu Yohei I (1803-1861) founded the Seifu dynasty in Kyoto. He was born in powerful Kaga-kuni, modern day Kanazwa prefecture. After apprenticing with the second generation Ninnami Dohachi, he established his own kiln in the Gojo-zaka pottery di...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1340577 (stock #TCR5255)
The Kura
$185.00
A set of 5 plates from the Mino kilns of the 19th century depicting one of the Rokukasen (Rokkasen, six great poets) dating from the 19th century. Each plate is 5 x 4 x 3/4 of an inch (12.5 x 10 x 2 cm). There are two small chips to the rim (see close up photos).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1340359 (stock #TCR5254)
The Kura
$650.00
A small image of Jurojin covered in metallic glaze enclosed in an ancient kiri-wood box topped with hardwood. It is 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1340358 (stock #TCR5253)
The Kura
$985.00
Plovers soar over crashing waves on this antique wan-gata chawan in the popular Ninsei style of Kyoto dating from the 18th to 19th centuries. It is 5-1/4 inches (13 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and enclosed in an old wooden box. There is a hairline crack in the rim (see close-ups).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1700 item #1340356 (stock #MOR5252)
The Kura
$3,250.00
A Momoyama period (16th to 17th c) lacquered incense burner with later polished brass lid and optional hardwood cover enclosed in an ancient and delicate red-lacquered wooden box inside of a secondary nijubako wooden box which contains a compartment for the optional wooden lid as well. The koro is 4-1/4 inches (11 cm) square. There is much old wear to the gold decoration and black lacquer, and repairs around the base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1340268 (stock #TCR5251)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A Kyo-yaki incense burner from Kyoto in the shape of an insect astride two summer melon shapes surmounted by leaves enclosed in an old wooden box titled Yakimono Uri-gata Koro. It is 5-1/2 x 5 x 6 inches (14 x 12 x 15 cm) and is in excellent condition, 19th to opening 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1340267 (stock #TCR5250)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A beautifully shaped miniature bell with simulated chord looping through the top, half lifting off to reveal a compartment for storing incense. A ball inside the lower section actually rattles around like a real suzu-bell. This is a very unusual and superbly crafted from from the Mino area of Edo Japan. The inside white clay is darkened with age, and the outside infused with color gathered with time. It is 1-1/4 inches (4 cm) diamater, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in excellent condition, enclose...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1340131 (stock #MOR5249)
The Kura
$875.00
A Gyokusendo hand formed copper vase decorated with dragonflies enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the 1950s. It is 8 inches (20 cm) tall, 9 inches (22 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1339859 (stock #MBR5247 )
The Kura
$950.00
A bronze Tanuki dressed in robes and holding a Nyoi (priest scepter) sits yelping into the air, as if surprised at being discovered for his true nature. Dating from the Meiji or possibly Taisho period, it is 10 x 8 x 9-1/2 inches (25 x 21 x 23 cm) and on the base has written in red “4th year” followed by a series of letters to which I have yet to discern a meaning. Likely Meiji 4 (1871).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1339858 (stock #MOR5246)
The Kura
$1,300.00
A set of three puppies at play, beautifully crafted with expressive faces dating from the late Meiji to early Showa period (1905-1935). The dog seated and watching on his haunches is 5-1/2 inches (14.5 cm) tall, and all are in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1339857 (stock #AOR5245)
The Kura
$1,450.00
Waves crash on this scene by Okumura Koichi Enclosed in the original signed Futo-maki wooden box. Pigment on silk, it is 26-1/2 x 57 inches (67 x 145 cm), and in overall fine condition, with some foxing in the pigment typical of age. A fine brocade border with ivory rollers. The rollers will be changed in event it is being shipped overseas.
Okumura Koichi (1904-1974) was born in Kyoto and graduated the Kyoto E-senmon Gakko (Special School of painting) and entered the circle of Nishimur...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1339856 (stock # AOR5244)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Ink on paper in a fine brocade border with ivory rollers and enclosed in the original signed double wood box (nijubako). It is 26 x 56 inches (66 x 143 cm) and is in overall fine condition. The rollers will be changed in event it is being shipped overseas.
Born in Yamanashi Prefecture, Kondo Koichiro (1884-1962) studied at the Tokyo school of Fine Arts and started his career as a Western-style painter. After graduation, he took a position as a cartoonist at the Yomiuri Newspaper for a l...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1339631 (stock #AOR5243)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A startling contrast of blacks and grays form disparate peaks on this mid-century painting by Sawa Kojin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Pigment on paper in a cloth border, it is 30 x 60 inches (75 x 153 cm) and in fine condition.
Sawa Kojin (1905-1982) was born in Nagahama, Shiga prefecture to purveyors of western objects. In 1920 he entered the studio of Nishiyama Suisho Aiming for the bright lights and opportunities he moved to Tokyo in 1924, however disenchanted with Tok...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1339630 (stock #AOR5242)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Pastel rooftops march among the green foliage on this iconic mid-century painting by Miwa Chosei in the original frame bearing the artists “Tomo Seal” on back and in a box from Takashimaya Department Store dating from the 1950s titled Ieshima no Ienami (Rows of houses on Ieshima). A similar work was exhibited at the 11th Nitten. Pigment on silk it is in fine condition. The painting is 22 x 23 inches (56 x 58.5 cm). The frame is 30 x 28 x 2 inches (76 x 71 x 5 cm). The label of Takashima...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1339176 (stock #TCR5241)
The Kura
$1,350.00
An incredible work of florals on gold signed on the base Kutani Kaburagi Sei showing the very best of that regions pottery dating from the Meiji to Taisho period, when quality and craftsmanship was at its peak. It is 9 inches (23 cm) diameter, 13 inches (33 c) tall and in overall fine condition. There is a small tori-ashi (birds foot) glaze crack in the bottom but does not leak, and is only visible on the outside bottom.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1339175 (stock #AOR5240)
The Kura
$580.00
5 Handpainted Fans by Zen Priest Seki Bokuo Antique, Japanese, zenga, painting AOR5240 Five individually painted fans by Seki Bokuo bearing inscriptions in dark India Ink, and one with bamboo in red. Two fans are 16 inches (41 cm) across when open, the other three 12-1/2 inches (22 cm) across. All are in overall fine condition, and fully functional.
Seki Bokuo (1903-1991), former head priest of Tenryuji Temp Seki Bokuo born in Gunma prefecture, and studied at the Keio university medi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1338718 (stock #TCR5239)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A superb elephant shaped incense burner by Miyanaga Tozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seiji Zo Koro. Extreme clarity in the fine details, I will let the photos speak for themselves. It is 6 x 4 x 6 inches (15 x 10 x 15 cm) and in excellent condition. It comes with a pamphlet dated Showa 16 (1941) the last year of the artists life.
Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics. He was born in Ishikawa prefecture, and graduated fr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1338717 (stock #SAR5238)
The Kura
$325.00
Antique Japanese Edo p. Samurai Jingasa Gold Sword, Armor, armour SAR5238 A Jingasa of woven string in unusual octagonal form covered in lacquer and gilded gold bearing a Satsuma crest in red. Beneath is read and black lacquer. It is 15 inches (38.5 cm) across and in overall fine condition.