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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1333288 (stock #SAR5157)
The Kura
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A typical ealy 17th century armor featuring a Zunari (head shaped) helmet covered in boar’s hair with sabiji-nuri mabizashi and gilded five lame shikoro of small plates typical of the era. On front stands emblazoned the character “Ten” (heavan). The matching mask is a Reizei-ho with removable nose piece and four lame nodokake. Gilded sode are built into the sleeves, with two stages of colored lacing. From the DO are suspended 6 rows of gilded Gessan terminating in bear fur. Golden sun...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1333287 (stock #TCR5156)
The Kura
$1,250.00
A set of five sencha steeped tea tea cups by the first Suwa Sozan decorated with three seasonal or auspidcious fruits and a poem by famed literatus Tomioka Tessai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Each cup is 2-1/4 x 2 inches (5.7 x 5 cm) and is 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1333203 (stock #ALR5155)
The Kura
$3,000.00
An image of a Hakutaku by 418th head priest (former) of Daitokuji Chuho Sou. The scroll is 20 x 51 inches (51 x 130 cm) and is in original condition. It comes enclosed in an annotated wooden box. Judging by the calligraphy to the left the image was painted as a talisman to ward off evil. Chuho Sou (1760-1838) was born in Kyoto, and studied Zen under the 416th master Sokan. His Buddhist name is Sou, and other names used by him are Chuho, Shogetsu, and Rakuyojin. He succeeded the temple in 18...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1333201 (stock #ANR5154)
The Kura
$4,000.00
Exceptional Edo p. Japanese Screen, Demon War An exceedingly rare set of four dramatic paintings divided into segments depicting a variety of battle scenes and supernatural phenomena, each heavy pigment on paper canvas mounted on one of four panels of a gold screen bordered in mulberry. The scenes appear to comprise a fragment of the tale of Daikozan (Oeyama), a Kyoto tale where in a powerful demon was lured to drink, then cut to pieces in his stupor. The screen itself is 20th century; howeve...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1332842 (stock #TCR5153)
The Kura
$850.00
A boy riding a bull from the 10 Oxherding Pictures by decorated by Yano Kyoson and fired at the Kutani kiln of Kitade Chojiro enclosed in the original wooden box signed Chidojin and stamped Kyoson. It is 39.5 cm (15-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Yano Kyoson (also Chidojin, 1890-1965) was born in Ehime on the island of Shikoku. He studied painting initially under Nagamatsu Shun yo. He was instrumental ins t...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1330046 (stock #TCR5151)
The Kura
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A set of ten plates made by Haku-un and decorated by Nanga artist Ueda Tangai enclosed in the original wooden box titled TangaiGa Kashizara (Sweets dishes decorated by Tangai). Each dish bears a unique seasonal floral motif. The box is signed Heian Haku-un Zo (made by Haku-un of Kyoto) with a second signature line reading hand painted in the Summer of 1923 followed by Motai (the given name of Ueda Tangai)  Each dish is roughly 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) diameter and all are in fine condition....
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1329988 (stock #MOR5150)
The Kura
$350.00
A small (but very usuable) Go board, the edges covered in black lacquer and maki-e with a set of black and white stones in matching covered bowls. The board is 21 x 23 x 13 cm (8 x 9 x 5 inches) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1329985 (stock #MOR5149)
The Kura
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A boxed set of late 19th to early 20th century Chinese Export Ware sake cups of blue cloisonné on a bronze body with a foil of silver lining the inside. Each cup is roughly 2 inches (5 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1329984 (stock #AOR5148)
The Kura
$480.00
A set of four Tokonoma alcove doors mounted with silk paintings featuring a flight of birds before the waxing moon. They are signed Shunka-saku followed by a Hashira style stamp. Each door is roughly 29 x 47 cm (inches). The doors are mounted in black lacquer with excellent quality hand-forged bronze handles. They are made to fit an opening 28 x 186 cm (inches) indicating they were made for a Kyo-ma sized house. There are minor abrasions typical of age and use, but are in overall fine condit...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1329884 (stock #MOR5147)
The Kura
$495.00
A exquisite chisel of hand forged suminagashi steel signed Chiyoryu and a carving knife signed Akifusa enclosed in a signed wooden box . The Chisel has a hardwood handle carved with a dragon and signed Naritaka. The chisel is 25 inches (63 cm) long. The knife is 27 inches (68 cm) long and both are in excellent condition. These are used in the muneage ceremony (raising of the ridgepole) in traditional Japanese construction.
Chiyoryu is a specialist in hand forged tool blades from Miki,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1329883 (stock #TCR5146)
The Kura
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A Tenryuji Celadon Koro titled Seiji Rakushiki Koro wrapped in a crepe-silk bag painted by Literati Master Tomioka Tessai and enclosed in a wooden box, both titled Seiji Rakushiki Koro. The crisp green body is surmounted by a silver lattice Hoya. It is 4 inches (10.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Inside the box lid is written: “Seiji Rakushiki Koro,
Master of the Wooden Momkey Studio,
Beloved Singular Incense Burner
One day I visited and was shown
Chimoku t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1329809 (stock #ALR5145)
The Kura
$680.00
A Taisho period image of Oishi Kuranosuke, leader of the Chushingura (47 Samurai) Light pigment on silk in a Taisho style striped border. It is 18 x 75-1/2 inches (46 x 192 cm) and in fine overall condition. The box is titled Oishi Yoshio (the real name of Kuranosuke) and is signed by Hoko.
Hikita Hosho (1878-1934) was born in Nagoya, and studied painting under Kikuchi Hobun in Kyoto where he chose to settle. He was exhibited at the Teiten National Exhibition among others. Work by him...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1329710 (stock #ALR5144)
The Kura
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A bijin stands aloof, painting by Kyoto Ukiyoe artist Yasukawa Harusada with Calligraphy above by Otagaki Rengetsu. The poem reads:
Itoyanagi midarenu hodo ni, Susabu nari eda wo narasanu, miyo no harukaze
Neither tangling the willow nor jostling it’s branches, this divine spring breeze
The dyed blue silk border is taken from Kimono with futai and Ichimonji heavily embroidered satin and red lacquer rollers. It is 17 x 79 inches (43 x 200 cm) Restored at some time in the dist...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1329708 (stock #MOR5143)
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A small bronze koro incense burner of circular design like the famous dragon ball, supplanted by that creature, and supported on three small bun feet on a fine carved rosewood stand and enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the early Showa period (1930s). It is roughly 6 inches (14.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. A bronze okimono of a hawk By Serikawa Ryoho sold at Bonnhams in 2010 for 2,880 pounds (4,287 USD).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1329638 (stock # MOR5142)
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A very unusual set of collapsible utensils held in a burlap cover which slips inside of a glass cup and fits in a hard case made for a gentleman out on for a night of entertainment. Fork, knife, spoon and chopsticks. The case is roughly 6.5 cm diameter, 10.5 cm tall. Also a later version with collapsible chopsticks, folding fork and spoon and a collapsible metal cup. One of the utensils has lost its bind on the second set, otherwise is in overall quite good condition but for expected wear on...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1329529 (stock #MOR5140)
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A hollowed out form from a natural piece of hard-wood in the shape of a leaf for use in Sencha Tea. This type of implement was very popular from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. It is 18-1/2 x 14 inches (46.5 x 36 cm) and is in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1329527 (stock #MOR5139)
The Kura
$120.00
Antique Chestnut Mingei Tray with Copper Staple Repairs Japanese, Edo, Meiji MOR5139 This tray, which likely started life round, has slowly changed shape, shrinking against the grain to form an oblong. A crack in one side has been repaired with beautiful round copper staples, adding a new dimension to the ancient piece of wood. On the base is a yaki-in brand from the original maker or owner.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1329387 (stock #ANR5138)
The Kura
$1,800.00
A powerful image of a hawk in ink on genuine silver leaf signed Honen dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. It is 70-1/2 x 69-1/2 inches (180 x 176.5 cm) and in fine condition.
Mizutani Honen (1878-1928), Nagoya, Studied under Ishikawa Yurin. Remembered for his depictions of birds. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.