The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for their 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 listing, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery and actively seeking new stock. 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 : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1358486 (stock #ANR6451)
The Kura
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Sages and scholars brush the shores of island of precipitous peaks dotted with temples in various shades of ink and separated from eah other by misty veils. Erudite minds contemplate the mysteries of life as they traverse the dizzying heights or hustle from monastery to library in search of truth. Ink on paper, it has been restored once in the long distant past (sometime in the Edo period) and comes in a border of fine silk with a black lacquered frame. It is 67 x 145 inches (170 x 368 cm) an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1358403 (stock #MBR6448)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A very unusual set of three clamboring amphibians forming a bronze koro signed on the stomach of the bottom-most figure. One lifts off to reveal the incense chamber in the back of the larger turtle. They are 8-1/2 x 6 x 3-1/2 inches (21 x 15 x 8 cm) and are in fine condition. It is signed beneath Heian (Kyoto) Tanaka Shuyo (Morifushi).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1358367 (stock #TCR1830)
The Kura
$750.00
A spectacular Naeshirogawa Mimitsuku Tsubo dating from the Edo period, the rich red clay covered in thick splatters of dark glaze. This is one of the pots we picked up in a recent trip through the kiln sites of Kyushu, Japans Southernmost Main Island. The tsubo has been built up with coils of clay, and smoothed with a slightly textured paddle. The olive glaze has then been applied over a resistant surface preparation, causing it to peel back creating the unusual affect. It is not clear if th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1358199 (stock #TCR6445)
The Kura
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Rivers of green glaze drizzle down the sides to form beads of glass raining down on the raw earth of the base of this Tamba Cha-Tsubo Tea leaf Jar dating from the 17th to 18th century. This Keshiki is perfect, with a blast of charring on one side, rivulets of green surrounding, and a kutsuki low on one side. There is wear to the glaze from centuries of handling. A spectacular example of Tamba, it is 13 inches (32.5 cm) tall and weighs 12 lbs (5.5 kg). One of the “mimi” tie points has bee...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1358016 (stock #TCR6442)
The Kura
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An Asahi-yaki Chawan Tea Bowl decorated with a verse and ragged plum sweeping over the rim by Obaku Zen priest Shiseki Renshu (1842-1914). The bowl is 12 cm (5 inches) diameter and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is in excellent condition. Shisseki was born in modern day Fukuoka in the late Edo period, the son of a painter. He studied at Chonichi-ji in Fukuoka. He would rise to be the 44th head of Manpukuji, the head temple of the Obaku Zen sect. He woud be well rememb...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1358015 (stock #TCR6441)
The Kura
Sale Pending
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A fine incense burner in the shape of a Mushi Kago or crickets cage made up of three individual porcelain parts, the three-legged base, the incense burner basin, and the hoya in the shape of the cage. It is decorated in overglaze enamels in blue, gold, red and green. Dating from the 19th century, it is 12.5 cm (5 inches) tall, 10 cm (4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, enclosed in an old wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1358013 (stock #TCR6440)
The Kura
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An exquisite minimalist set of Ten Porcelain tea cups with lacquered wooden covers and saucers made by the Zohiko studio of Kyoto and enclosed in the original compartmentalized signed wooden box. The cups are of simplistic form small round white orvs between the brush textured lacquer lids and saucers. The cups are 3 inches (7 cm) diameter, the saucers 5 inches (12 cm) diameter. Overall in excellent condition with no chips or cracks.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1358011 (stock #TCR6439)
The Kura
$300.00
An exquisite sake cup from the Asakiri kiln of Akashi decorated with a verse and spray of bamboo enclosed in a period wooden box signed by Yamada Takeshi (descendant of Yamada Kikutaro, Edo period founder of the kiln). It is 5 cm (2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, likely dating from the Meiji period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1357968 (stock #MOR6437)
The Kura
$250.00
Entirely of burl it is quite large at 25-1/2 x 12-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches (65 x 32 x 3 cm) and is in fine condition. The appearance of being warped in the photographs is a trick of the shape and the lens.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1357967 (stock #MOR6436)
The Kura
$780.00
A handled caddy, the door decorated with a submarine and verse from the head priest of the gold temple in Northern Kyoto dated apparently to 1927. The date is taken from the door which states the box was made on occasion of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Nippon Denchi Kabushiki Kaisha (founded in 1917). The verse is by Ito Reikyo (1880-1935), head priest of Kinkakuji (Rokuonji). Inside the box is divided into an upper and lower compartment, made for carrying tea accoutrements. I...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1357855 (stock #ANR6435)
The Kura
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A very rare screen depicting a unit of Japanese soldiers charging the walls at the battle of Pyongyang during the Sino Japanese War (1894-1895). Mineral pigments on silk mounted on gold in the original black lacquered wooden frame. It is 171.5 x 189 cm (67.5 x 74.5 inches) and in overall fine condition with some foxing visible mostly in the whites. The back has been re-covered, retaining the original description of the scene and the circumstances surrounding the war which covers one panel fro...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1357853 (stock #MOR6434)
The Kura
$200.00
A spent brass artillery shell has been slowely crushed in alternating ripples to form this squat vase or brush pot. On the base is stamped 18Pr II LOT 2423, CF and barely visible 91/11. It is 4 inches (10.5 cm) diameter and 3 inches (8 cm) tall.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1357825 (stock #TCR6433)
The Kura
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A rat ascends the handle of a lucky hammer, both symbols of abundance in deep celadon green by important female artist Suza Sozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 3 inches (8 cm) long and in fine condition.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875. Over the next 25 years he would gravitate between Tokyo and Kanazawa, working at various kilns and research facilities...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1357824 (stock #TCR6432)
The Kura
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The ghostly form of a ram appears as if in the mountain mist on this mocha-shaped kogo incense case by Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 3 inches (8.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875. Over the next 25 years he would gravitate between Tokyo and Kanazawa, working at various kilns and research facilities. He again rel...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1357572 (stock #MBR6430)
The Kura
$700.00
The jolly saint Hotei (Putai) stands with his heavy bundle slung from his walking stick, a look of mirth on his face. A wonderful antique rendition dating from the Meiji to Taisho period signed Morimitsu on the hem of his robes. It is 11 inches (28.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1357571 (stock #TCR6429)
The Kura
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A set of two beautifully crafted Tokkuri dating from the 19th century enclosed in a period wooden box titled Mishima Tokkuri. The design is timeless, rings separate six pointed stars, squiggly lines and chains of circles on the sides, highlighted in white slip, over a soft beige earthtone. Each is 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1950 item #1357441 (stock #MOR6427)
The Kura
$500.00
A pair of twisting branches of dark root-wood grown together in the form of a reishi mushroom lovingly polished and preserved. It is 14-1/2 inches (36.5 cm) long and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1980 item #1357440 (stock #MOR6426)
The Kura
$950.00
A pair of stones representing marital bliss enclosed in a custom made wooden box annotated by Omotesenkei 13th grand master Sokuchusai (1901-1979) and titled “Awa-san Me-oto Ishi” (Married stones from Awa). This would indicate that they came from the Island of Shikoku. On their stands they are roughly 6 inches tall each.
Sokuchusai was born in Kyoto, second son of the12th generation head of Omotesenkei Tea School. He attended Keio University before completing advanced studies at Ky...