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 : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1362325 (stock #TCR6475)
The Kura
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Delicate fish scale patterns in gold on bronze lacquer highlight old chips on the rim of this large Yamachawan Tea bowl dating from the Kamakura to early Muromachi periods (12th -15th centuries). Blue glaze twinkles on the heavily eroded surface, where Shizen-yu ash pooled and crystallized. There is a large slash in the glaze where another bowl had been stacked inside, and there are much losses to the surface glazing typical of excavated works. It is this very sense of loss which defines the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1362324 (stock #TCR6474)
The Kura
$650.00
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Six excavated pots including imported works from China and Korea dating from the (11th -15th centuries). Each comes in a kiri-wood box. They include:
Kamakura to Muromachi period Mino Sake cup, 8 cm (3 inches) diameter
Ko-Seto Bukkaki Buddhist Offering Vase, Nanboku-cho to Muromachi periods, 10 cm (4 inches) tall.
Korean Celadon Ko-Tsubo, Goryeo (Koryŏ) period, 918–1392
Mino Kotsubo with glazed lid, Nanboku-cho to Muromachi periods
Chinese Oil pot with broken t...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1362082 (stock #ALR6473)
The Kura
$500.00
A bucolic scene of a fisherman in grand open scenery by Miyake Kokki mounted in double matting and enclosed in a modern wooden frame. It is stamped on front and back, with the date Year 17, 11th month 8th day (November 8 1943) and the place Uji-gawa (Uji River south of Kyoto). The paper canvas is 19.5 x 13.5 cm (7-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches). Originally taken from an album, there is a crease down the middle and toning to the paper typical of age.
Miyake Kokki (1874-1954) was born in Tokushima,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1361754 (stock #TCR6472)
The Kura
$2,700.00
A very unusual incense burner in the form of two servants holding up Hotei as he looks joyously toward the night sky. It is performed in crackled white glaze over pale clay with simple iron decoration. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box bearing the Teishitsu Gigei-in seal titled Ga-korai Hotei Koro indicating it was based on Korean decoration techniques. It is 18.5 x 10 x 14 cm (7-1/2 x 4 x 6 inches) and is in fine condition. He may have originally held a gumbai-fan, which is...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1361677 (stock #TCR6471)
The Kura
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Copper green and dark iron decorate the pale glazed sides of this exquisite box dating from the early Edo period (17th century) wrapped in a silk lined sarasa bag and enclosed in a black lacquered wood box. It is 1-3/4 inches (4.5 cm) square, roughly 3 inches (7 cm) tall and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1361676 (stock #TCR6470)
The Kura
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An Edo period Kogo decorated with geese on white glaze from the Kilns of Kyoto enclosed in a period wooden box. Inside the lid of the Kogo is the date Kansei 2 (1790) and signature Hogan Chikushun-Zo (Hogan is a titled reserved for artists of high stature). The wooden box is titled Chikushun-zo Raku-kogo Shikaku dated the ninth day of the 11th month of Tenpo 11 (1840). It is roughly 2 inches (4.5 cm) square and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1361621 (stock #MOR6469)
The Kura
$850.00
A Shishimai Lion mask from Northern Japan deeply carved and lacquered in red dating from the mid Edo period. It is 10-1/2 x 8-1/2 x 8 inches (26 x 22 x 21 cm). The nose has been broken and repaired once, and of course the wooden hingepins in the jaw have been replaced at some time in the distant past.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1361620 (stock #TCR6468)
The Kura
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A Tokkuri decorated with an Otsu-e image of a sword bearer and a poem by Otagaki Rengetsu enclosed in a wooden box annotated by the head of Jinkoin Temple and titled Rengetsu-ni saku, Otsu-e Tokkuri, The poem reads:
Furi tate shi As if raising and lowering
mameshi gokoro no his true heart like a standard
hitosuji ni in one line
koyuru ka imo ni will he pass through to meet his love
Osaka no seki. beyond Osaka Gate?
This may be ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1361580 (stock #ANR6467)
The Kura
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A tall screen titled “Yubae” depicting trees before a high skyline of mountains by Muto Akira in thick pigments exhibited at the 1960 Nitten National Exhibition. Yubae is a word which describes the quality of light reflecting off of something from the setting sun. This style of heavy textures is typical of Nihonga in the mid-century, a brief era lasting for only about a decade when Nihonga artists were reaching out for new styles following the Second World War. It is published in the Nitt...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1361576 (stock #MOR6466)
The Kura
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A fine wooden Mingei bowl turned and covered in thick lacquer in the mottled Wakasa style. It is 21 cm (8-1/4 inches) diameter, 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition, enclosed in a wooden box. For similar items see the recent book Layers of Brilliance (Mingei Museum).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1361541 (stock #AOR6465)
The Kura
$650.00
A Hengaku (Horizontal Framed) image of a woman in summer yukata, her robes open to allow in the cool as she relaxes privately with a pipe and tabaco-bon, willow branches brushing the reed curtains. Pigment on paper in a striped cloth border with red lacquer frame, typical of the 1920s. It appears to be signed Tsune, a common female name in the era. Female artists were largely ignored at that time, and we have no information on the painter. The frame is 43.5 x 146.5 cm (17 x 57-1/2 inches) an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1361492 (stock #TCR6464)
The Kura
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A mellon shaped red-Raku Kogo incense case enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Raku Ryonyu (1756–1834), 9th generation head of the Raku family. It is roughly 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1361491 (stock #TCR6463)
The Kura
$750.00
A beautiful dark square of clay from the Shigaraki kilns forms a box for carrying incense covered in rich red-brown glaze, the surface pocked with shiseki stones dating from the first half of the Edo period (17th -18th centuries). It is 1-3/4 inches (4.5 cm) square and in overall fine condition, enclosed in an age-darkened kiri-wood box bound with buck-skin.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1361367 (stock #AOR6461)
The Kura
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A view of Gyeongbok Palace Royal Library (Jipokjae) by Kaneko Tamotsu exhibited at the 2nd Teiten National Exhibiton in Taisho 9 (1920). Oil on canvas in the original gilt-frame. The frame is 113 x 140 x 7.5 cm (44-1/2 x 55 x 3 inches); the canvas is 91 x 117 cm (36 x 46 inches). There is some loss to the oils from time.
Kaneko Tamotsu (1891-1981) was born in Mishima-gun, Niigata prefecture, and entered the Tokyo Gaidai (Universtiy of Languages) in the Spanish program, however transfer...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1361315 (stock #MOR6460)
The Kura
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Giant silver plum flowers burst open like fireworks from eratic silver branches on the pink ground of this exquisite Bunko storage box by Takamura Hyokei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It measures 25 x 30 x 13 cm (10 x 12 x 5 inches) and is in excellent condition. It comes wrapped in the original silk cloth stamped by the artist inside the original kiri-wood storage box signed by both the lacquer artist and the craftsman Jitaku who crafted the wooden base.
From Kanazawa, Tak...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1361314 (stock #MOR6459)
The Kura
$450.00
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5 wooden Sencha Tea-cup plates (coasters) by Sashimono-shi Ryusen decorated with landscapes by famed Osaka literati artist Mizuta Chikuho enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. Each is 15 cm (6 inches) diameter and all are in fine condition.
Mizuta Chikuho (1883-1958) was an Osaka Nanga artist trained under Himejima Chikugai, a Nihon Nangain member often displayed at the Nitten and, in fact, bestowed with the honor of judge for the prestigious event in his later year...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1361255 (stock #TCR6458)
The Kura
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A sublime white porcelain incense burner decorated in soft relief with fruiting tree branches by Ito Tozan featuring a silver lid embossed with clouds and pierced with the character “Fortune” signed Sogen enclosed in the original compartmentalized signed wooden box. It is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall plus the silver lid.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began his artistic career studying painting in the Shijo manner under Koizumi Togaku before moving to the plastic ar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1361254 (stock #TCR5377)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A Kakehana wall vase by Otagaki Rengetsu enclosed in a rare original signed wooden box dating from her 75th year. Embellished with a poem it is 17 cm (6-1/2 inches) tall, 8 cm (3 inches) diameter and in fine condition.
Much has been written about the life and work of poet/artist Otagaki Rengetsu. Born into a samurai family, she was adopted into the Otagaki family soon after birth, and served as a lady in waiting in Kameoka Castle in her formative years, where she received an education ...