The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Robert will be working with disaster relief group IDRO Japan in the earthquake affected areas of Kumamoto, and we will be unable to ship until the middle of May.
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 : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1330047 (stock #SAR5152)
The Kura
$300.00
A three piece hinged Nodowa Neck protector for use with a suit of Japanese armor. From the bottom hangs a pad of tight chain mail backed with patterned blue silk and doe-skin piping. Chips to the lacquer edges typical of use.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1330046 (stock #TCR5151)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you!
A set of ten plates made by Haku-un and decorated by Nanga artist Ueda Tangai enclosed in the original wooden box titled TangaiGa Kashizara (Sweets dishes decorated by Tangai). Each dish bears a unique seasonal floral motif. The box is signed Heian Haku-un Zo (made by Haku-un of Kyoto) with a second signature line reading hand painted in the Summer of 1923 followed by Motai (the given name of Ueda Tangai)  Each dish is roughly 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) diameter and all are in fine condition....
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1329988 (stock #MOR5150)
The Kura
$350.00
A small (but very usuable) Go board, the edges covered in black lacquer and maki-e with a set of black and white stones in matching covered bowls. The board is 21 x 23 x 13 cm (8 x 9 x 5 inches) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1329985 (stock #MOR5149)
The Kura
$250.00
A boxed set of late 19th to early 20th century Chinese Export Ware sake cups of blue cloisonné on a bronze body with a foil of silver lining the inside. Each cup is roughly 2 inches (5 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1329984 (stock #AOR5148)
The Kura
$480.00
A set of four Tokonoma alcove doors mounted with silk paintings featuring a flight of birds before the waxing moon. They are signed Shunka-saku followed by a Hashira style stamp. Each door is roughly 29 x 47 cm (inches). The doors are mounted in black lacquer with excellent quality hand-forged bronze handles. They are made to fit an opening 28 x 186 cm (inches) indicating they were made for a Kyo-ma sized house. There are minor abrasions typical of age and use, but are in overall fine condit...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1329884 (stock #MOR5147)
The Kura
$495.00
A exquisite chisel of hand forged suminagashi steel signed Chiyoryu and a carving knife signed Akifusa enclosed in a signed wooden box . The Chisel has a hardwood handle carved with a dragon and signed Naritaka. The chisel is 25 inches (63 cm) long. The knife is 27 inches (68 cm) long and both are in excellent condition. These are used in the muneage ceremony (raising of the ridgepole) in traditional Japanese construction.
Chiyoryu is a specialist in hand forged tool blades from Miki,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1329883 (stock #TCR5146)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A Tenryuji Celadon Koro titled Seiji Rakushiki Koro wrapped in a crepe-silk bag painted by Literati Master Tomioka Tessai and enclosed in a wooden box, both titled Seiji Rakushiki Koro. The crisp green body is surmounted by a silver lattice Hoya. It is 4 inches (10.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Inside the box lid is written: “Seiji Rakushiki Koro,
Master of the Wooden Momkey Studio,
Beloved Singular Incense Burner
One day I visited and was shown
Chimoku t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1329809 (stock #ALR5145)
The Kura
$680.00
A Taisho period image of Oishi Kuranosuke, leader of the Chushingura (47 Samurai) Light pigment on silk in a Taisho style striped border. It is 18 x 75-1/2 inches (46 x 192 cm) and in fine overall condition. The box is titled Oishi Yoshio (the real name of Kuranosuke) and is signed by Hoko.
Hikita Hosho (1878-1934) was born in Nagoya, and studied painting under Kikuchi Hobun in Kyoto where he chose to settle. He was exhibited at the Teiten National Exhibition among others. Work by him...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1329710 (stock #ALR5144)
The Kura
Price on Request
A bijin stands aloof, painting by Kyoto Ukiyoe artist Yasukawa Harusada with Calligraphy above by Otagaki Rengetsu. The poem reads:
Itoyanagi midarenu hodo ni, Susabu nari eda wo narasanu, miyo no harukaze
Neither tangling the willow nor jostling it’s branches, this divine spring breeze
The dyed blue silk border is taken from Kimono with futai and Ichimonji heavily embroidered satin and red lacquer rollers. It is 17 x 79 inches (43 x 200 cm) Restored at some time in the dist...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1329708 (stock #MOR5143)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A small bronze koro incense burner of circular design like the famous dragon ball, supplanted by that creature, and supported on three small bun feet on a fine carved rosewood stand and enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the early Showa period (1930s). It is roughly 6 inches (14.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. A bronze okimono of a hawk By Serikawa Ryoho sold at Bonnhams in 2010 for 2,880 pounds (4,287 USD).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1329638 (stock # MOR5142)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A very unusual set of collapsible utensils held in a burlap cover which slips inside of a glass cup and fits in a hard case made for a gentleman out on for a night of entertainment. Fork, knife, spoon and chopsticks. The case is roughly 6.5 cm diameter, 10.5 cm tall. Also a later version with collapsible chopsticks, folding fork and spoon and a collapsible metal cup. One of the utensils has lost its bind on the second set, otherwise is in overall quite good condition but for expected wear on...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1329529 (stock #MOR5140)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you!
A hollowed out form from a natural piece of hard-wood in the shape of a leaf for use in Sencha Tea. This type of implement was very popular from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. It is 18-1/2 x 14 inches (46.5 x 36 cm) and is in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1329527 (stock #MOR5139)
The Kura
$120.00
Antique Chestnut Mingei Tray with Copper Staple Repairs Japanese, Edo, Meiji MOR5139 This tray, which likely started life round, has slowly changed shape, shrinking against the grain to form an oblong. A crack in one side has been repaired with beautiful round copper staples, adding a new dimension to the ancient piece of wood. On the base is a yaki-in brand from the original maker or owner.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1329387 (stock #ANR5138)
The Kura
$1,800.00
A powerful image of a hawk in ink on genuine silver leaf signed Honen dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. It is 70-1/2 x 69-1/2 inches (180 x 176.5 cm) and in fine condition.
Mizutani Honen (1878-1928), Nagoya, Studied under Ishikawa Yurin. Remembered for his depictions of birds. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1329179 (stock #TCR5137)
The Kura
Sale Pending
An incense case decorated with a bird on a branch by Miyagawa Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 2 x 2-1/2 inches (5 x 6 cm) and is 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. The Kozan (Makuzu) kiln as we know it today was established in Yokohama in 1871 by the 11th generation head ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1329115 (stock #TCR5136)
The Kura
$375.00
An unusual kiln mistake in perfect condition in the form of a sake bottle against which something has fallen during the firing, causing it to collapse sideways. These type of kiln mistakes are in fact highly prized as a representation of the power of nature over man’s attempts at control. It is roughly 8 x 8-1/2 x 4 inches (20 x 22 x 10 cm).
All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Pre 2000 item #1329023 (stock #MOR5135)
The Kura
$1,260.00
A large black lacquered seven faceted vase carved with Hassaku arranges and leaves embellished with liver and gold by Kagawa prefectural Dento-Kogeishi (registered artisan) Fujisawa Junji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Choshitsu Daikichi no zu Kabin (Carved Lacquer Vase of Big Luck). It is 16-1/2 inches (42 cm) tall, 10 inches (24.5 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition. Fujisawa Junji was born in Kagawa prefecture on the island of Shikoku, in 1928. He graduated the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1329022 (stock #MOR5134)
The Kura
$120.00
A set of Chopsticks for moving coals in the tea ceremony from the Myochin metalworks signed Myochin Hyaku-o Sosuke and enclosed in the original wooden box dating from the early 20th century.