The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1291329 (stock #MOR4875)
The Kura
$350.00
The takarabune, a ship laden with treasure is inlayed using gold and silver in the front of this Kaga-bronze vase by Hongo Kakuho. It is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall and signed on the base, in fine condition.
Hongo Kakuho (1916-1995) is held in Takaoka City Museum.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1291327 (stock #TCR4785)
The Kura
$765.00
A squat Fukurokuji accompanied by a deer and crane and an infectious grin stares out happily from the side of this white glazed Shuro hand warmer with ceramic lid pierced by clouds. Shuro such as this would have held small coals in an ash bed inside and been placed in the entranceway for guests to warm their hands. They are important pieces for the home, and it is likely that a guest would never get closer to a work of art in a traditional home than they would to the Shuro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1291326 (stock #MOR4874)
The Kura
$1,400.00
A most unusual Chochin-dashi ornament in the shape of a horse leaping over a ball of gilt nishiki cloth. The body of the dignified animal is covered in burnished gofun. A crest of three stars over the character for 1 adorns the creatures’ saddlepad. It comes mounted on a post enclosed in a wooden box titled Matsuri Chochin Dashi, and would have adorned the end of a pole from which would have been suspended a paper lantern. There are cracks in the gofun and a chip in the ear, tpical of age...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1291246 (stock #MOR4873)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Dojin Buddhist image, mid to late Edo period. Paper and polychromed gofun over wood. It is 32 x 20 x 32 cm. Missing one finger. It likely originally held a paper scroll of some form which has disintegrated over time. Great expression. The stand in the 8th picture is not included and is there as an example.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1291245 (stock #MOR4224)
The Kura
$260.00
A pair of yellow-bronze candle sticks standing 33 cm (13 inches) tall and dating from the 19th century. They are in fine condition, an excellent size for tabletop dining.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1291244 (stock #MOR4872)
The Kura
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A unique bronze incense burner (koro) in the shape of a large crow perched on two solid feet covered in a thick, dark patina befitting the creature. The shape has been abbreviated, minor details removed, leaving an almost menacing and mysterious creature of angular forms behind. The wings lift off the back revealing the burning chamber, and one feather curled up on the back allows the smoke to escape. It is 11 inches (27.5 cm) long, 8 inches (20 cm) tall and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1291184 (stock #TCR4871)
The Kura
$650.00
A fine Raku bowl decorated with plum pine and bamboo (Shochikubai, the three friends of winter) by Matsumoto Ichiyo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter, 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1291183 (stock #TCR4451)
The Kura
$1,500.00
Popular in Buddhist Tea Circles in the Edo period, this recovered Tokoname Fushiki pot, very roughly fired, dates from the mid to late Kamakura period (1192-1333), but was unearthed and used as a mizusashi during the Edo. A kiln mark in the shape of a fish tail, or perhaps broad leaf, (like a ginko leaf) is struck in the side, partially obscured by glaze. Old red lacquer seals a crack in the side, and a drainage hole originally in the bottom has been filled...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1291036 (stock #TCR4870)
The Kura
$180.00
An oil plate dating from the Meiji period covered in burnt orange crackled glaze with a silvered bottom like lusterware. Roughly 16 cm (6-1/2 inches) diameter and in fine condition. This is perfect for the small lantern used in the Tea Room.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1291033 (stock #TCR4869)
The Kura
$750.00
A fine Tetsu-yu Chaire in rich red clay from the Niwa-yaki kinlns of Zeze in Otsu, first and last stop on the Old Tokaido from Kyoto. It has a zogei lid and comes wrapped in a silk bag, enclosed in a black lacquered wooden container. It is 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall, 2 inches (5 cm) diameter and in fine condition, the raw clay on the base worn to a beautiful sheen. Due to age the outer wrapping of silk on the bag containing the piece has partially disintegrated.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1291032 (stock #TCR4320)
The Kura
$1,300.00
A single undulating line forms waves on the neck of this handled Iga pot dating from the 17th century. Green ash glaze covers the upper front, leaving a smattering of ash and raw clay visible over the body, the occasional shiseki stone bursting from the surface. The Tsubo is 8 inches (20.5 cm) tall, roughly 6 inches (16 cm) diameter. There are of course small old nicks but no major damage or repairs. This is a superb example of Ko-Iga pottery...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1291029 (stock #TCR4489)
The Kura
$600.00
A spray of ink decorates the side of this Edo period Karatsu Kataguchi Chawan Tea bowl enclosed in a black lacquered wooden box. It is 6-1/2 x 4 x 3 inches (15.5 x 9 x 8.5 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1291027 (stock #TCR4449)
The Kura
$950.00
A wide Hira Chawan covered in earthy gray glaze with an upturned rim dating from the 17th to 18th centuries enclosed in a tattered red lacquered wooden box. The very small Kodai is in the style of early imported Chinese ware, yet the shape is distinctly Japanese. It is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) diameter, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1290939 (stock #MOR4868)
The Kura
$130.00
Egg-plant Shaped Furidashi Sweets Container for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony. It is made of dry lacquer. The stem is removed to pour out the small sugary sweets called Conpeito often served with green tea. 10 x 6 x 5 cm, in fine condition.
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 "Yorokobi" (Joy) 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 : 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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1290506 (stock #MOR4860)
The Kura
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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.