The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1246752 (stock #MOR4533)
The Kura
$860.00
An image of a resting bull by Yugata Yuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1970. The large swell of the muscular back and low position of the head give it at once a restful and yet decidedly powerful posture. It is 35 x 25 x 17 cm (14 x 10 x 7 inches) and is in fine condition weighing 5 kg (11 lbs). Yugata Yuma (1891-1981) entered the Tokyo University of Arts in 1912, and studied under Asakura Fumio...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1246495 (stock #MOR4532)
The Kura
$1,250.00
An 18th century Neko-tora by Hasegawa Ikko is deeply carved into the joined sides of this bamboo case signed on an inlaid ivory tablet. It comes in a padded cloth bag and is in fine condition with wear typical of use but no damage. 10 x 2-1/2 x 1 inches (25 x 6 x 3 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1246280 (stock #MOR4531)
The Kura
$2,500.00
An unusual and exquisite Suzuri-Bako Writing box of rounded form containing two suzuri stones made from petrified wood and a magatama shaped silver water-dropper. A solid silver bead rim separates and protects the edges of the base and lid. Inside, reflecting the (once wooden) stones, Pine trees are performed with gold maki-e. The box is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter and in excellent condition excepting very minor scuffs within...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1246131 (stock #TCR4530)
The Kura
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Blue sprays of crisp bamboo and flowers decorate this white porcelain Haisen sake-cup washing bowl by Seifu Yohei III enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A beast head rears up from the back, clamping its mouth on the rim to form the handle. It is 5 x 7-1/2 x 4 inches (12.5 x 19 x 10 cm) and is in fine condition.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II...
All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Contemporary item #1245567 (stock #MOR4529)
The Kura
$495.00
A cut for the root of a bamboo, the root nodules shaved down and the top notched with the exposed areas of the notch and rim covered in black lacquer and decorated with swirls of golden ripples. It is enclosed in the original signed wooden box. 27 cm (11 inches) tall and in fine condition. This vase is by veteran Kyoto bamboo artist Masada Soryo (Fukensai, b. 1956).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1244815 (stock #MOR4528)
The Kura
$1,250.00
A fine 19th century black lacquered box decorated with 7 Mitsuba-aoi crests, the symbol of the Tokugawa family. Inside a very fine nashiji glows softly golden-red. Two brass ringlets on the side originally held a silk chord to secure the lid. It is 8 x 9 x 2-1/2 inches (23 x 20.5 x 6.5 cm). The corners are chipped, and there are some abrasions typical of use on the base, but is overall very presentable...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1244690 (stock #TCR4527)
The Kura
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A leaf shaped stand for the Ryoro burner used in the preparation of sencha (steeped tea) by Teishitsu Gigei-In Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 20 cm (8 inches) 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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1244689 (stock #MOR4526)
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A heavy iron dish in the shape of a dried leaf with removable handle enclosed in a fine wooden box. The method of production is the same as that of tea kettles and Chagama. It is 19 x 17 cm (7-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1244605 (stock #MOR4524)
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A fine tame-nuri three tiered Jubako Lacquered box made by Heian Zohiko and decorated by Suzuki Shonen. A gold landscape creates a wavering band about the middle box, with a single pine tree rising majestically up over the lid. The set of three boxes sits on a wooden base. It is covered in a soft transparent red lacquer outside, and lacquered black within. The lid is signed in ink by Shonen and comes in the original wooden box signed Heian Zohiko...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1244418 (stock #MOR4523)
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Flowers in burnt orange spray across the front of this red fan shaped sweets tray decorated by by Kamizaka Sekka and enclosed in a period paper box. It is 10 x 8-1/2 x 1/2 inches (25.5 x 21.5 x 1.5 cm). There is one minor nick in the rim which can be repaired if desired.
Sekka (1866-1942) is the godfather of 20th century Japanese design and the Rimpa revival. He was born in Kyoto in 1866, one of six siblings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1244416 (stock #TCR4522)
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A latticework Hoya of solid silver caps this fine porcelain koro incense burner, a joint work by Miura Chikusen and Hashimoto Kansentsu, enclosed in the original shiho-kiri-wood box signed by both artists. It is 8.5 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall 11 x 16 cm across the handles (4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches). Beast heads form the handles with a scholarly hut on one side, a poem in ancient script opposite. It is signed on the base by Chikusen and on the side by Kansetsu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1243942 (stock #TCR4519)
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Phoenix in gold circle the red body of this deep porcelain bowl by Eiraku Zengoro enclosed in the original wooden box stamped by Shunzan-do studio, for whom the bowl was created by Eiraku Zengoro. It is white within marked on the edges with manjirushi fretwork and a central dial of a phoenix in underglaze cobalt design. The bowl is 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition, signed on the base Dai Nippon Eiraku Zo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243759 (stock #MOR4517)
The Kura
$1,450.00
A heavy hand forged iron candle-stand from a Buddhist temple in the shape of a burning jewel. It is 90 cm tall, 57 wide, base and legs 20 x 39 cm and dates from the 19th century. Very thick and heavy iron work.
Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately for this item.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243745 (stock #MOR4516)
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Villains and travelers, Goblins and Priests, Various tales play out in 3 dimensions around the trunk and among the leafy branches of a massive tree forming the core and backdrop of this amazing 19th century altar bell stand. The piece is 6 inches (15.5 cm) tall, the same diameter. It comes enclosed in an old wooden box. This matches the Maezukue Altar table previously listed. One of the most elaborate I have ever seen.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243740 (stock #MOR4515)
The Kura
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A very elaborate altar table with poly-chromed and gilded diorama of sages traveling in a mythical forested landscape. 19th century. 66 x 18 x 24 cm (26 x 7 x 9-1/2 inches) enclosed in an age darkened custom wood box. This matches the Bell stand to be listed following. One of the most elaborate I have ever seen. The prices is shipping inclusive where mail size restriction do not prohibit.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243682 (stock #MOR4513)
The Kura
$650.00
A 19th century image of Amidha seated on an elaborate pedestal and housed in a Zushi (Shrine) gilded within, black without with brass hinges and hardware securing the doors...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243542 (stock #MOR4511)
The Kura
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An antique Buddhist altar table of open design with scrolling legs set into a diapered base, all black lacquered and gilded with genuine gold on front and sides. It is 13 x 29 x 13 inches (34 x 73 x 34 cm) and in overall fine condition with chips and mionor repairs typical of age. This is not from a home shrine, but from a Buddhist Temple. Currently we are displaying the flaming jewel object previously listed and the size is perfect. Due to size this may require special shipping consideratio...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243534 (stock #MOR4510)
The Kura
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A serene expression emenates from this late Edo period Standing Amiddha Bosatsu figure complete with original gilded wood base. Much incense soot encrustation acquired over time. We have cleaned it to some extent, maintaining a sense of age. It is 65 cm tall including the stand and back, the image itself 33 cm tall. It is missing two fingers on the right hand, and the left hand entirely. A hand can be made at additional cost if desired. I have found some prefer original faults and so leave...