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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1373043 (stock #ALR6648)
The Kura
$4,700.00
Sale Pending
A radical ink landscape by legendary artist Fukuda Kodojin. Ink on paper in a green silk patterned border set in beige with wood rollers. It is 13 x 70 inches (33 x 178 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Fukuda Kodojin (1865-1944) an eccentric self taught artist, his status as a poet, calligrapher and literati artist has reached legendary status. Born at a time of great change (4 years before the final fall of the Edo Government), he lived through the westernization of Meiji, Taisho Dem...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1372970 (stock #ALR6647)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A lonely hutt set among scratchy trees populated by a scholar gazing out at the scene beyond on this scroll by Yukimatsu Shunpo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is performed with ink on paper in a fine silk mounting with ivory rollers (these will be changed for export) The scroll measures 21-1/2 x 87 inches (222 × 54.5 cm) and is in excellent condition. Included is the original list from an exhibition in which the scroll was featured.
Yukimatsu Shunpo (1897-1962) was born...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1372838 (stock #ALR6646)
The Kura
$1,200.00
Honda Tenjo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seven Great Men. Ink on paper in a superlative silk mounting with ivory rollers (they will be changed if exporting). It is 26 x 85-1/2 inches (66.5 x 217 cm) and is in excellent condition. Honda Tenjo (1867-1946), born in Tokyo, initially studied western painting for five years under Kondo Katsumi before moving to Nihonga under Kano Hogai. Along with Okakura Shusui and Oka Fuho was to be called the four pillars of the Hogai Studio...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1372781 (stock #AOR6645)
The Kura
$900.00
A mid century Nihonga painting titled Black Egret by Nishiuchi Toshio enclosed in the original period frame. The frame is 73.5 x 63.5 cm (29 x 25 inches). The painting is in fine condition, an excellent example of Nihonga painting from the 1950s to 1960s.
Nishiuchi Toshio (1933-1981) was born in Kyoto, and studied under Yamaguchi Kayo at his ShinChosha Salon. At 19 he was first accepted into the Nitten, and in 1955, just 22 years old, took top prize at the Kyoten. His Sketch books an...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1372780 (stock #ANR6644)
The Kura
$2,800.00
A lone bird scans the water for a meal between the late summer leaves decomposing into the lotus pond. The scene is performed with pigment on paper, with highlights of gold appliqué under the pigments on the leaf edges. The screen is 163 x 148 cm (64-1/4 x 58-1/4 inches) and is in excellent condition. It has been completely remounted separated from the black frame by an elegant strip of gold and backed with sturdy blue cloth. A spectacular scene dating from the war era, sometime between 193...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1372684 (stock #MOR6643)
The Kura
sold, thank you
The founder of Zen Buddhism, the Daruma, rests at ease on the deck of this small boat cast of bronze, the figure covering an opening in qhich would have been burnt incense. It comes in an old Kiri-wood box titled KOdo Fune-Jinbutsu Koro (Old Bronze Boat and Human Incense Burner). It is 8-3/4 inches (23.5 cm) long and in fine condton.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372683 (stock #ALR6642)
The Kura
$3,400.00
A most exciting find, a scroll by five of the greatest scholar-painters of the Meiji period, Tanomura Chokunyu, Suzuki Hyakunen, Tomioka Tessai, Nyoi Sanjin and Yamanaka Shinten-o; all of whom resided in Kyoto during the Meiji period. Ink on paper in a brown cloth border befitting the Daoist figures. It comes in an annotated by by Tessai from 1911. The scroll is 29-1/4 x 75-1/2 inches (74 x 192 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Nyoi Sanjin (Tani Tetsuomi, 1822-1905) was born the son o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372682 (stock #ALR6641)
The Kura
$4,000.00
Sale Pending
A museum quality work by 19th century great Oda Kaisen featuring vines burgeoning with ripe fruit under the epitaph “Painted on a muggy date (possibly “by moonlight” as the term keigetsu refers) in 1840”. Ink on silk in brass colored Satin patterned with tendrils of mist and featuring white piping in the Mincho style and ivory rollers typical of literati painting of the 19th century. It is 18-3/4 x 72-3/4 inches (47.5 x 184.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Oda Kaisen (1785-1...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1372370 (stock #MOR6640)
The Kura
$475.00
A pair of Heiji offering vases of turned wood covered in black lacquer under vermilion in the Negoro style. They are 9-1/4 inches (23.5 cm) tall each, and in overall fine condition, dating from the 19th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1372295 (stock #ALR6639)
The Kura
$2,350.00
Daizaburo enclosed in the original signed double wood box titled Shunsho (Spring Night). Pigment on silk between an Ichimonji patterned with chrysanthemum and maple leaves in a pale border of geometric patterns extended in fresh green silk and featuring solid ivory rollers (these will be changed if exported). It is 64.5 x 142 cm (25-1/2 x 56 inches) and is in overall very fine condition. Nakamura Daizaburô (1898-1947) was born into a family in the cloth dying industry of Kyoto, and studied...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1372294 (stock #TCR6638)
The Kura
$300.00
A pair of Aka-e Sometsuke vases decorated with floral patterns under red curtains dating from the mid to later 19th century. Each is 28.5 cm (11-1/2 inches) tall. One has a glaze flaw about the rim filled with silver. It is not cracked inside.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1372259 (stock #TCR6637)
The Kura
$1,200.00
Sale Pending
An Aka-e Kinsai Incense Burner in the shape of a basket-work cage enclosed in an old wooden box. It is 14 x 14.5 cm (roughly 5-1/2 inches) square at the base, 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) tall and in overall very good condition with one small crack in the side (see close-up photos).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1372258 (stock #ALR6636)
The Kura
$1,800.00
Flames light the faces of the fisherman as their birds dive for fish on this magnificent scroll by Kondo Koichiro enclosed in the original signed double-wooden box (Nijubako) with a futomaki (extra roller, an honor reserved only for the best scrolls. Ink on paper in a superb patterned silk border featuring ivory rollers (they will be replaced if exported). It is 26 x 56 inches (66.5 x 142 cm). There are a few scattered spots on close inspection, but overall very nice condition in an exception...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1372201 (stock #ALR6635)
The Kura
$1,650.00
The squall gathers over the forest on this magnificent scroll by Kondo Koichiro enclosed in the original signed double-wooden box (Nijubako) titled Early Summer Storm Clouds. Ink on paper in a green patterned silk border featuring ivory rollers (they will be replaced if exported). It is 26 x 56-3/4 inches (66.5 x 144.5 cm). There are a few scattered spots on close inspection, but overall very fine condition in an exceptional mounting.
Born in Yamanashi Prefecture, Kondo Koichiro (1884-...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1372200 (stock #MOR6634)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A wide basin in teh shape of a Bajohai horsemans cup by Sano Hiroshi enclosed in the original signd wooden box titled Uchidashi Suiban dating from the 1960s. It is 13-1/2 inches (34.5 cm) diameter, 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Signed beneath the edge of the rim.
Sano Hiroshi was born in Jūshiyama, Aichi prefecture in 1930, and graduated the Nagoya Municipal School of Crafts in 1950. He became a member of the Kofukai in 1961 He would consistently exhibit there and ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1372172 (stock #TCR6633)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A trumpeting Chinese form by Miyanaga Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kiji Kodo Gata Kabin (Yellow Porcelain Vase in the Shape of Ancient bronze) and retaining the original Rosewood base. It is 12-1/2 inches (31 cm) tall plus the base, 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, h...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1372171 (stock #TCR6632)
The Kura
$500.00
A large Bowl by Kiyomizu Rokubei V decorated with poems and the rising moon enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled E-Gohon Hachi. The poem reads:
Sayofukete
Hitori koboru
Ro no Oto (to)
Kikoeru
Niwani
Suzumushi no Naku
A lonely night, I hear dew fall, in the garden, The song of the cricket.
The poem is followed by an illegible signature and the handwritten seal Minoya. The bowl is 9 inches (22.5 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372144 (stock #ANR6630)
A spectacular pair of screens dating from the later Edo period by Nakanishi Koseki depicting the full moon rising beyond ragged plum branches laden with blossoms, and water flowing past an ancient pine encrusted with linghi mushrooms. Ink and light pigment on paper with applied gold flake. The set has been completely remounted in a patterned green silk border with black lacquered frame backed in sturdy blue cloth. There are two drips on the second panel from the left of the pine screen, and s...