The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1268764 (stock #MOR4646)
The Kura
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A man-headed snake coils atop this incredible mid Edo period (18th century) image of Benzaiten (Saraswati) inside a mountain shaped reliquary of dark wood. Inside the gilded cave she sits on a gilded lotus base. The figure holds a variety of sacred implements in her 8 hands. Riding on the benevolent figures head is the snake seated behind a Torii-shaped Crown settled between two Buddhist jewels...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1268763 (stock #MOR4646)
The Kura
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A man-headed snake coils atop this incredible mid Edo period (18th century) image of Benzaiten (Saraswati) inside a mountain shaped reliquary of dark wood. Inside the gilded cave she sits on a gilded lotus base. The figure holds a variety of sacred implements in her 8 hands. Riding on the benevolent figures head is the snake seated behind a Torii-shaped Crown settled between two Buddhist jewels...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1960 item #1268602 (stock #MOR4645)
The Kura
$1,450.00
A pair of large dark mingei Shrine Foxes (Inari-san) carved from single blocks of wood by Sano Gi-ichiro (Yoshiichiro) in 1951. One mouth open, the other closed, one male and one female symbolizing the yin and yang. They are quite large at 7 x 4-1/2 x 15 inches (17 x 12 x 37.5 cm) and are in fine condition. These have great presence, with glowing gilded eyes and teeth.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1268591 (stock #MOR4644)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A sage gazes steadfastly at the apparition of a dragon in the dark stormy sky, wind whipping the trees behind and his horse shying away from the vision. This is performed in mineral pigment on raw wood, the decorative panel of an exterior door complete with hinges and original knob. There are two stamps in the lower right corner...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1268442 (stock #TCR4643)
The Kura
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Horses frolic above green fields on this set of double gourd shaped tokkuri complete with lids by Miyagawa Kozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. They are 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) tall, 2-3/4 inches (7 cm) diameter and in fine condition. They very possibly date from the year of the horse (1930)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1268440 (stock #MOR4642)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A boy playing his flute rests gently against the side of his massive friend, a basket of grasses and Kama (cutting scythe) discarded beside. The image is performed in raised gold and silver makei-e on the top, in a style reminiscent of the work of greats such as Zesshin. Below, the box is circled by water running among dried autumn reeds. Inside is scattered gold and silver flake. It is in overall very fine condition, and comes enclosed in a period wooden box...
All Items : Artists : Paintings : Contemporary item #1268438 (stock #AOJ4641)
The Kura
$3,000.00
A seminal work by Modern artist Joel Stewart featuring a Mashiko plate on sheer ground dating from 2013. The base color is watercolor, with thick black acrylic literally poured onto the panel and quick dried under heat to create a sense of the heavy crackles of glaze on the surface. It is roughly 3 x 3 feet on a 1-1/2 inch panel (91 x 91 x 3 cm) and is in original (new) condition. Due to size shipping will be accrued separately for this item...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1268245 (stock #MOR4640)
The Kura
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Silver leaves cap the Chrysanthemum shaped Hoya (pierced lid) of this exquisite gold splashed bronze Koro incense burner. It is very heavy, and comes enclosed in a black lacquered wooden box. The Koro is 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) diameter and weighs 600 grams (bronze and gold) the lid 52 grams (solid silver). It is signed on the base Sen.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1268193 (stock #MOR4639)
The Kura
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Two dragons vie for the prize surrounding this wide low bronze basin supported on crashing waves dating from the 19th century. It is 20 cm (8 inches) diameter, 7 cm (3 inches) tall plus the dragons. Depending on the country it will be shipped with or without the ash.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1268191 (stock #MOR4643)
The Kura
$1,000.00
Dozens of extremely fine and colorful feathers decorate this box and tray dating from the first half of the 20th century. The box is 4-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 2 inches (11.5 x 14 5 cm). The tray is 7-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches (19.5 x 16 cm). Excepting very minor wear on the bottom of the box and one miniscule flaw in the lacquer (see last photo) they are in decidedly fine condition.
All Items : Artists : Paintings : Pre 2000 item #1267585 (stock #AOJ4642)
The Kura
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Bold splashes of ink combined with benevolent washes of soft gray create a dynamic scene on the four panels of this screen by contemporary artist Joel Stewart. The genteel strokes are reminiscent of traditional ink painting, calling to mind the great master Kaiho Yusho, and yet the strikes of bold black harken more to the strike of the brush by Zen artists. The screen is 159 x 296 cm (62-1/2 x 116-1/2 inches) and is of course in perfect condition...
All Items : Artists : Mixed Media : Pre 2000 item #1267233 (stock #AOJ4641)
The Kura
$500.00
Lanterns dance in merriment on the supple paper of this numbered 1994 lithograph by Joel Stewart. Somehow he has managed to capture light in the image; it seems to glow from within as you may see from the photo of it hanging in our tearoom Tokonoma. It is signed and numbered, measuring 16-1/2 x 23 inches (42 x 59 cm) and is of course in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1266979 (stock #MOR4581)
The Kura
$3,200.00
Two rounded Cicada forms cling to the upper edge of this 14th to 17th century bronze Japanese Koro. Although it is found in Japan, the work is consistent with that of the Ming China, techniques which the Japanese imported before the closed policy of the Edo era.. It was originally covered in fired black lacquer, which has largely worn away, and sits on a rosewood base of later (yet still very much antique) origin. Both the base and the koro are enclosed in an age darkened wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1266824 (stock #TCR4640)
The Kura
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A 19th century Yixing oblong ovoid from the Koto Kiln (Japanese reading) in China, stamped on the base Kuzumeisho-sei (Ge Mingxiang). Guaranteed genuine of course. These were brought to Japan in large numbers from the 18th century, when two brothers Kuzumeisho and Kuzugensho succeeded and expanded the family kiln in China. The Namako (Sea Slug) glaze is very typical of their style. This vase is large at 12 inches (30 cm) tall with a fine elegant form.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1266742 (stock #TCR4638)
The Kura
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A Small Sometsuke Suiteki water dropper for use in making ink by Miura Chikusen I enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 3 x 1 x 2 inches (7.5 x 2 x 5 cm) and is in fine condition...
All Items : Artists : Mixed Media : Contemporary item #1266703 (stock #AOJ4637)
The Kura
$950.00
I have long wanted to offer some work of renowned artist Joel Stewart and the current exhibition we are running has given me that opportunity. Here is a 2006 etching with hand watercolor titled Sakura Noir which was exhibited at the CWAJ print show in Tokyo that year. It is 24-1/2 x 29 inches (61 x 75 cm) and is of course in fine condition, we have one signed and numbered, also a rare artists proof (pictured) I have been able to talk him out of. The powerful tension between modern abstraction ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1266692 (stock # MOR4636)
The Kura
$450.00
A finely mottled bronze vase by Living National Treasure Takahashi Keiten enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (12 cm) tall, 7 inches (18 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. The Box is darkened with age.
Takahashi Keiten (1920-2009), was first exhibited with the Nitten National Exhibition in 1951, where he has been repeatedly exhibited and prized. He has also exhibited and been prized with the Nihon Dento Kogeiten and Nihon Shin Kogeiten. He was named an inta...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1266440 (stock #TCR4635)
The Kura
$450.00
A set of ten e-gawari plates by Daimaru Hokuho (also Hoppo) enclosed in the original signed wooden box featuring images of ten famous scenes in Kyoto. They are 5-1/2 inches (13.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Hokuho would have been rated in the top 10 porcelain artist of Kyoto, along with Suwa Sozan, Ito Suiko, Ito Tozan, Miyanaga Tozan, Takahashi Dohachi, Seifu Yohei, Kiyomizu Rokubei, Miura Chikusen and Mashimizu Zoroku, all artists active from the Meiji through the early Showa er...