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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1335411 (stock #ALV5183)
The Kura
$600.00
The lotus sutra is written out in perfect characters by the Zen Nun Murase Myodo. The ink on paper Sutra is mounted in patterned lavender with Kinran highlights extended in green silk and ends with black lacquered wooden rollers. It is 26 x 52 inches (66.5 x 132 cm) and comes enclosed in a kiri wood box. There are a few faint scattered spots (see photos).
Murase Myodo was born in 1924 in Aichi, one of 9 children, a chance encounter with a nun in her village led her from the age of six ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1335410 (stock #TCV5182)
The Kura
$455.00
A chawan by Zen Priest Yamamoto Gempo decorated with the character Okina (elder) within, his signature the only decoration outside. It is 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter, 3-1/4 inches (8.5 cm) tall and comes enclosed in a black lacquered wooden box. For more on this artist see “Zenmi, A Taste of Zen” (2012) Morikami Museum publication from the Riva Lee Asbell collection
Yamamoto Gempo (1866-1961) was born to a poor family in Wakayama at the end of the Edo period, he was left to die of ex...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1335409 (stock #TCV5181)
The Kura
$495.00
A tsutsu-gata chawan decorated with Nanten (Nandina) by Kasumi Bunsho enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-1/4 inches (11 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in excellent condition. For more on this artist see “Zenmi, A Taste of Zen” (2012) Morikami Museum publication from the Riva Lee Asbell collection
Kasumi Bunsho (1905-1988) Born in Gifu, he became head priest of Kaiseiji (formerly headed by Nakahara Nantenbo 1839-1925, at that time closed) in 1943, and re-...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1335331 (stock #TCV5180)
The Kura
$525.00
A chawan tea bowl by Zen priest Kajitani Sonin of Sokokuji Temple in Kyoto enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. The box is stamped with the Yaki-in (brand) of Sokokuji Temple. For a nearly identical piece see “Zenmi, A Taste of Zen” (2012) Morikami Museum publication from the Riva Lee Asbell collection, p. 101.
Kajitani Sonin (1914-1995) was born in Oita on the southern Island of Kyushu. Diagnosed as ill in Junio...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1335330 (stock #TCV5179)
The Kura
$295.00
An incense case made by Mashimizu Zoroku IV and decorated by Murakami Jikai, head Priest of Rokuonji in Kyoto (Known for the gold pavilion called locally Kinkakuji), enclosed in the original wooden box dating from 1987. It is 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Murakami Jikai was born in 1902 in Aichi Prefecture and received ordination in 1916 at Rokuon-ji (better known as the Golden Pavilion). After receiving a degree in philosophy from Ōtani University he trained...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1335329 (stock #TOV5178)
The Kura
$350.00
A pair of Futaoki lid rests for use ing the Japanese Tea Ceremony decorated with the Kao signature in red of Kasumi Bunsho enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The signature on each is very different, one from his years at Myoshinji Temple, the other from before that. Each is roughly 2 inches (5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. For a nearly identical set see “Zenmi, A Taste of Zen” (2012) Morikami Museum publication from the Riva Lee Asbell collection, p. 115.
Kasumi ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1335268 (stock #ALV5177)
The Kura
Sale Pending
An Enso circle containing the characters Cha, Setsugetsuka by Zen priest and famed calligrapher Kasumi Bunsho enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1977. It can be translated TEA, Snow, Moon Flowers, three of the beauties of nature to be enjoyed from the solitary confines of the tea room. The ink on paper image is enclosed in a green silk border extended with beige terminating in auburn lacquered wooden rollers. It is 19 x 49 inches (48 x 125 cm). There is faint scattered foxing. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1335184 (stock #TCR5176)
The Kura
$950.00
A classical shape for the sencha tea room by Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hyo-gata Kake Kabin. The gourd form is molded from rough sandy clay and covered in ame-iro glaze reminiscent of Ohii-yaki. It is 17 inches (43 cm) long and in fine condition. The box has been chewed on in one corner by a mouse, and the wood has much darkened with age.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku. In 1862 he became...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1335010 (stock #TCR5175)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A fine celadon vase by Miyanaga Tozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It comes with the original rosewood stand. It is 13 inches (34 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics. He was born in Ishikawa prefecture, and graduated from the (now) Tokyo University of Art. While a government employee, he represented Japan at Arts Expositions, and studied art in Europe before returning to Japan in 1902 to de...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1334942 (stock #MOR5174)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you!
A large pair of 19th c. (Edo p) votive Inari Fox images representing the god of fortune. They are 16.5 x 10 x 24 cm (6-1/2 x 4 x 9-1/2 inches). One holds the key to the treasure house in his mouth. One would have been standing over a Buddhist jewel, however that is now missing.
Inari Okami is the Japanese kami of foxes, of fertility, rice, tea and Sake, of agriculture and industry, of general prosperity and worldly success, and one of the principal kami of Shinto. In earlier Japan, Inar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1334894 (stock #MOR5173)
The Kura
$600.00
Small Pair Edo p. Japanese Shrine Foxes Kitsune, Inari, antique, A pair of 18th-19th century votive Inari Fox images representing the god of fortune, one standing over a tuft of rice, the other likely origianly over a Buddhist jewel (now missing). There are chips in the ears, and one is missing the tuft of his tail. 10 x 5.5 x 13 cm (4 x 2 x 5 inches).
Inari Okami is the Japanese kami of foxes, of fertility, rice, tea and Sake, of agriculture and industry, of general prosperity and w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1334874 (stock #TCR5172)
The Kura
$400.00
A 19th century gourd shaped vase in crackled pale glaze decorated with cherry blossoms. Excellent condition, it is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall not including the lid, enclosed in a period wooden box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1334831 (stock #TCR5171)
The Kura
$300.00
A superb crystal glaze vase by Koraku enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) tall plus a wooden stand included. Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1334830 (stock #AOR5170)
The Kura
$480.00
An accordion album bound in green silk of 12 pages covered in ancient cloth samples. 18th -19th centuries. The album is 40 x 28.5 cm (16 x 11 inches). Generally in good condition but the covers have some wear and damage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1334828 (stock #MOR5169)
The Kura
$650.00
A double sided accordion album bound in iridescent cloth from the Meiji period containing 57 total pages covered in ancient cloth samples. 18th -19th centuries. The album is 19 x 24 cm (7-1/2 x 10 inches). Generally in good condition but the covers have some wear and damage
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1334734 (stock #MOR5168)
The Kura
$250.00
A bronze vase very much in the mid fifties style enclosed in the original wooden box signed Ichiyo. It is 9 inches (23.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1334733 (stock #TCR5167)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Three black rabbits huddle together to form this black-raku Shuro hand warmer enclosed in an old wooden box titled Kuro Mitsu Usuagi Shuro (Black 3 Rabbits Hand Warmer). They are 7 x 5-1/2 x 4 inches (18 x 14 x 10 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1334100 (stock #MOR5166)
The Kura
$435.00
A gilded box for carrying Buddhist offerings to the shrine covered in ornate patterns with brass hardware dating from the 19th century. It is 5-1/2 x 4 x 10 inches (14 x 10 x 25 cm) and in overall fine condition.