The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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 1920 item #1380738 (stock #ANR5078A)
The Kura
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Wrapped elegantly in a simple black lacquered wooden frame depicting a courtesan leaving with a bundle of kimono over his shoulders. Perhaps he has just allowed the lady a choice of her favorite, and she stands forlorn as he heads toward the gate, her ladies in waiting peaking out through the summer blinds at the romantic figure. The screens are performed with pigment on silk, each measuring 148 x 66-1/2 inches (376 x 169.5 cm) and are in overall fine condition, with some minor foxing and loss ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380737 (stock #ANR5078)
A pair of screens by Ogyu Tensen c. 1920 Antique, Japanese, painting, byobu ANR5078 Wrapped elegantly in a simple black lacquered wooden frame depicting a courtesan leaving with a bundle of kimono over his shoulders. Perhaps he has just allowed the lady a choice of her favourite, and she stands forlorn as he heads toward the gate, her ladies in waiting peaking out through the summer blinds at the romantic figure. The screens are performed with pigment on silk, each measuring 148 x 66-1/2 in...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1380707 (stock #TCR6759)
The Kura
$1,250.00
Sale Pending
An exquisite vessel by Seifu Yohei IV decorated in slight relief under pale green glaze. It is 8-1/4 inches (21 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Seifū Yohei IV (Seizan: 1872-1946), the second son of Seifū Yohei III (1851-1914). He studied literati-style painting under Tanomura Shōsai (1845-1909), a son of Tanomura Chokunyū, in Osaka for three years. In 1914, he succeeded to the head of the family and produced works mostly in his father’s style. He won a number of prizes includi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380545 (stock #AOR6758)
The Kura
$850.00
Pines in rich pigments march down the page on this card by Kamisaka Sekka painted over silk gilded with genuine gold. It is 9-1/2 x 10-3/4 inches (24 x 27 cm). There are marks around the edges typical of handling.
Kamisaka 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. From 1882 he began his artistic career, however did not take-off until visiting the Paris Expo in 1901, where he was exposed t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1380443 (stock #TCR5095)
The Kura
$2,200.00
Sale Pending
White wisteria (fuji in Japanese) drape from the gilded rim of this Kutani vase signed from the pre-eminent Kaburaki (Kaburagi) studio dating from the opening of the 20th century. The imagery is exquisitely performed with over-glaze enamels on a pastel gray ground. The vase is large at 13 inches (33.5 cm) tall, 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition, with some wear to the gold rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1380442 (stock #TCR6757)
The Kura
$1,375.00
Sale Pending
A cobalt landscape unfolds around the four sides of this porcelain vase made by Miura Chikusen and decorated by Mori Kinseki enclosed in the original double wood box dated 1919 and signed by both artists. It is 36 cm (14 inches) tall, 8.5 cm (3-1/4 inches) square and in excellent condition, retaining the original rose-wood base.
Mori Kinseki (1843-1921) was born the third son in a family of Inn owners in the hotsprings town of Arima, Hyogo prefecture. At the age of three he was sent away...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1380401 (stock #L084)
The Kura
$300.00
Ink on paper in silk border with bone rollers enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The scroll is 18 x 81 inches (46 x 206 cm) and is in overall fine condition with light foxing.
Mizuta Chikuho (1884 - 1958) was an important Osaka born painter of the nanga school trained under Himejima Chikugai. Along with Tajika Chikuson and Yamada Kaido helped to establish the Nihon Nanga-in. He exhibited there as well as the Teiten/Bunten National Exhibitions where he would also serve as a jud...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1380350 (stock #Z057)
The Kura
$300.00
The Poem reads Muttoshhite kaeredo Mon no Yanagi Kana. Open to interpretation, I would think "I return in silence greeted by the Willow at the gate".Ink on paper in a silk border 12 x 80 inches (31 x 203 cm), minor wrinkles, enclosed in a period wooden box.
Mamiya Eishu (1871-1945)entered the priesthood at the age of nine at Ryutakuji Temple under the training of the priest Tengan. 13 years later he was sent to one of the main temples, Tenryu-ji, in Kyoto to study under Gasan Shotei. A...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1380349 (stock #L021)
The Kura
$400.00
Landscape by Zen Priest Takeda Ekishu An ink landscape by Zen priest Takeda Eksihu, ink on paper in a brocade border with black lacquered rollers. It is 18 x 78 inches (46 x 198 cm) and is in excellent condition. It is enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated to his 79th year. Takeda Ekishu (1896-1989) was born in Oita prefecture, on the Southern Island of Kyushu. He entered the priesthood at the age of 9 in Zuihoji temple. He would study under Takeda Mokurai, from whom he would...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380309 (stock #J030)
The Kura
$500.00
An album leaf mounted as a scroll featuring a small figure in a broad ink landscape. Ink on silk in a cloth border with ivory rollers. It is 21 x 44 inches (53.5 x 112 cm) enclosed in a period wood box. There is a crease in the center where it was once folded in the album. The rollers will be changed if shipping overseas.
Yamamoto Shunkyo (1871-1933) Shunkyo was born in Otsu, Shiga prefecture in 1871, and came to study traditional Shijo painting in Kyoto under Kono Bairei, Nomura Bunk...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380308 (stock #J005)
The Kura
$850.00
The scene is summer, and the sudare-reed-curtain billows slightly with a breeze as a girl plays a game of jacks in this image by important artist Nishiyama Suisho enclosed in an antique wooden box. Light color on silk with in a brocade border with ivory capped bone rollers. The scroll is 20-1/2 x 75 inches (52 x 190.5 cm) and in overall fine condition, with some minor wrinkles and handling marks.
Suisho (1879-1958) was a student of Takeuchi Seiho (whose influence is apparent here, later...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1380305 (stock #J004)
The Kura
$400.00
An image of the Kannon by Yanagihara Joshu with an epitaph by Taniuchi Seigan of Takao (a world heritage site Temple in the Mountains North of Kyoto) enclosed in the original wooden box dated summer of 1943 and titled Takaosan Nushi Seigan. Ink on silk in blue brocade patterned with pomegranates and featuring red lacquered rollers. It is 48.5 x 197 cm (19 x 77-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition. Taniuchi Seigan (1867-1953) was a Priest of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. Born on Awaji Island,...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1380302 (stock #Z020)
The Kura
$650.00
Sale Pending
Perfect for the Spring season, a torrent of water by the arm-less Nun Oishi Junkyo enclosed in a signed wooden box. Ink on paper with light color accents, in a silk border with dark wood rollers. It is 22-1/2 x 54 inches (57.5 x 137 cm) and in fine condition.
Junkyo’s life is a triumph over tragedy. Born into a low family, she was sent to a tea house where she became an apprentice Geisha. In a famous incident, the Tea House owner in a drunken rage murdered 5 of the Geisha, and cut off ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380248 (stock #Z046)
The Kura
$375.00
Ink on paper in a silk border with dark wood rollers. 40 x 196 cm (16 x 77 inches). Minor wrinkles. The upper poem is by a priest of Daitokuji. Enclosed in a period wooden box. Tamura Gessho (1846-1918) was born in Hyogo at the end of the Edo period, real name Soryu. He was a Buddhist layman and close associate with many priests. His paintings decorate Kenninji Temple in Kyoto. He was a painter in the Western style, one of the first in Japan, and is also well remembered for his Sumi-e ink pa...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1380242 (stock #L008)
The Kura
$495.00
Sale Pending
A bucolic scene of a farmer carrying away water from a spring, pigment on silk in a blue patterned silk border extended with beige and featuring wooden rollers. It is 64.5 x 140 cm (24-1/2 x 55 inches) and in fine condition, enclosed in a wooden box. This is part of a large collection of paintings from a Kyoto house close to literati circles in the Meiji to early Showa eras.
Yokoyama Shunkei (1900-1979) was a Nanga artist from Gifu studied under Tanabe Chikuson, and this painting certain...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380219 (stock #L057)
The Kura
$595.00
A boat rides the current downstream under verdant hills on this scroll by Hirai Baisen enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Traveling by Boat in Midsummer. Thick pigment on paper in a cream colored silk border with flowering vines and featuring bone rollers. It is 16-1/2 x 82 inches (42 x 208 cm). Faint foxing and wrinkles. We can arrange restoration if desired.
Hirai Baisen graduated the Kyoto Municipal School of Fine Arts and was a regular exhibitor with the Bunten from ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380218 (stock #L007)
The Kura
$685.00
Pigment on silk in the original silk border with solid ivory rollers enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 25-1/2 x 86 inches (64.5 x 219 cm). Some minor marks, but overall very presentable. The rollers will be changed if exporting.
Hirai Baisen (1889-1969) graduated the Kyoto Municipal School of Fine Arts and was a regular exhibitor with the Bunten from 1907-1931. Having worked in any number of styles, he was a true Jiyu-gakka who excelled in the early years of his career. However he...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1380217 (stock #Z005)
The Kura
$400.00
Sale Pending
Gold on paper enclosed in a silk border suitable to the tea room or temple. 23 x 47 inches (58.5 x 118 cm) in overall fine condition. Oishi Junkyo’s life is a triumph over tragedy. Born into a low family, she was sent to a tea house where she became an apprentice Geisha. In a famous incident, the Tea House owner in a drunken rage murdered 5 of the Geisha, and cut off both of Junkyo’s arms. She survived. Becoming then a teller of stories and singer, she one day saw a bird feeding her yo...