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 : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1369598 (stock #MOR6603)
The Kura
$2,200.00
An exquisite set of 4 lacquered tea ceremony implements reminiscent of Sahari-do, a highly prized silver-bronze alloy, but made entirely in the dried lacquer (Kanshitsu) technique and covered in powdered metal by Yamanaka Nuri-shi Maehata Gaho enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Gin-tamari Kaigu. The set consists of a Mizusashi fresh water container with lid, Kensui spent water container, Shakudate water scoop container and a futa-oke lid rest. The Mizusashi is 7 inches (17 cm) d...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1369543 (stock #TCR6601)
The Kura
$250.00
A large set of porcelain shrine guardians in the form of Inari on pedestals decorated with over-glaze enamels and gold. Inari, the magical fox holds one paw over a burning jewel, and each clutches a precious object in its mouth. They are roughly 3-1/4 x 6 x 12 inches (30 x 16 x 8.5 cm). There is a repair to the ears on one, from which extends a hairline crack. This does not affect the integrity of the piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1369493 (stock #MOR6600)
The Kura
$595.00
A pair of implements used in Shinto rituals, often at weddings, of chased brass called Nagae-Choshi and Hisage. Each is chased with floral images, filigree and meritorious symbols such as the crane. The long-handled Nagae-choshi is 19 inches (48 cm) long. Both are in fine condition, dating from the first part of the 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1369492 (stock #MOR6599)
The Kura
$800.00
A set of ten 19th century Meiji period knives stamped Myo with the handles in the style of Kozuka handles from Samurai Swords. Various imagery adorns the unique handles, from phoenix to an Ashinaga being attacked by an octopus. They are each 21 cm (8 inches) long and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1369430 (stock #TCR6598)
The Kura
$450.00
A large Tsubo following the style of Chinese Tile-works pottery covered in orange glaze with raised relief work of floral designs and frets dating from the early 20th century stamped on the base Toshun. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1369429 (stock #TCR6597)
The Kura
$395.00
A perfectly formed Chawan of dark clay glazed in millet color with a wide sweeping zen stroke inside by Ito Tozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakeme Chawan. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 2-3/4 inches (7 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
The Ito family, spanned three generations. Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began his artistic career studying painting in the Shijo manner under Koizumi Togaku before moving to the plastic arts under a number of teachers, includi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1369387 (stock #TCR6596)
The Kura
Sold, thank you!
A set of Sake cups by five of the greatest potters of Kyoto; Ito Tozan II, Suwa Sozan II, Kiyomizu Rokubei V, Eiraku Zengoro and Masshimizu Zoroku II or possibly III. They are enclosed in a compartmentalized wooden box, each tiny bowl titled and signed by the artist within. A great example of various techniques in Kyoto in the pre-war years. They are roughly 5 cm (2 inches) diameter each and are in fine condition.
The Ito family, spanned three generations. Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1369386 (stock #MOR6595)
The Kura
$825.00
A lovely hollowed out root forming a basket; an anonymous 20th century work of Mingei art. It is roughly 18 x 13 x 10 inches (45 x 33 x 25 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1369346 (stock #MOR6594)
The Kura
$350.00
A lovely hollowed out root forming a basket in which rests a large mushroom; an anonymous 20th century work of Mingei art. It is roughly 8 x 6-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches (20 x 16 x 13 cm). There is a strap of wood inlayed into a weak point in the handle.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1369345 (stock #MOR6593)
The Kura
Sold, thank you!
A large and elegant Wa-gumi basket by Yufu Shohaku signed on the base made up of alternating strips of finely braided bamboo rope and bands of raw bamboo. This is a dramatic work measuring 22 x 20 x 14 inches (56 x 50 x 35 cm).
Yufu Shohaku (b. 1941) is a second-generation bamboo artist from Beppu, the son of Yufu Chikuryu, putting him in the lineage of Sato Chikuyusai. Shohaku began making bamboo baskets in elementary school and achieved mastery by middle school. With his father, he cr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1369183 (stock #MOR6592)
The Kura
$950.00
A voluminous wa-gumi basket of open weave bamboo by Yamamoto Chikuryusai enclosed in the original signed wooden basket dated 1921. It is signed on the base and stands 38 cm (15 inches) tall and is in excellent condition.
Yamamoto Chikuryusai (1868-1945) was born in Osaka and learned the art of basketry under the tutelage of Chikuunsai I. Works are held in the Asian Art Meuseum of San Francisco among others. Anotuher basket by him after the Chinese style was exhibited at the New York Met...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1369144 (stock #ALR6590)
The Kura
$765.00
Sale Pending
Two fox representing Inari, one of the principal kami (gods) of Shinto, are depicted on this Edo period talisman made at a shrine and traditionally hung in the home for protection. The two creatures hold in their mouths a buddhist jewel, symbol of knowledge, and a key to the kura, a storehouse for treasures. Between them is written Inari Daimyou Jin. Inari is the Japanese god of fertility, agriculture and of general prosperity and worldly success. In Edo Japan, Inari was also the patron of sw...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1369141 (stock #ANR6589)
The Kura
$2,500.00
Anonymous Ukiyo-e image of game players on veined-gold in an exquisite border of gold threaded and embroidered silk. The entire scene is framed in tame-nuri red lacquer and backed with sturdy blue cloth. The screen is 142 x 151 cm (55-1/2 x 59-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition. It is a two panel version of the “Hikone Screen”, an early Ukiyo-e work of the Kyo-Kano School owned by the Ii clan, former Daimyo of Hikone, and designated a National Treasure.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #1369140 (stock #MOR6588)
The Kura
$580.00
Sale Pending
A six sided lantern of straight grain cedar roughly 11 inches (28,5 cm) across the top, 12 inches (30 cm) tall in excellent condition, dating to the first half of the 20th century
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1369108 (stock #TCR6587)
The Kura
$395.00
Bamboo bends as if in a hurricane, forming a maelstrom of blue surrounding this vase by Ito Suiko enclosed in the original signed box titled Sometsuke Chikurin-zu Kabin (Blue and White Vase with Bamboo Forest Design). It is 10 inches (25 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Ito Suiko (1894-1980) was born in Kyoto, and studied under Tesishitsu Gigei-in Ito Tozan, Although he opened his own studio in 1931, he had begun exhibiting with the prestigious Teiten (mod. Nitten) in 1929, and would ...
All Items : Artists : Sculpture : Pre 2000 item #1369107 (stock #MOR6586)
The Kura
$800.00
Attaining the Zen mind through contemplation of a stone; perhaps that is what Mori Ryota had in mind what he sculpted this enso-like oval of black marble back in 1981. It signed on bottom and dated 1981 4 28. Overall the sculpture stands 26 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall and is in fine condition.
Ryota Mori was born in Tatebayashi city, Gunma prefecture in 1952. He was first recognized at the Gunma prefectural art exhibition, taking first prize at the age of 24, and that same year the prefect...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1369076 (stock #TCR6585)
The Kura
$1,400.00
Sale Pending
Ragged Pines are engraved into the side of this ivory colored Incense Burner by Seifu Yohei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kanpaku-yu Shoju ? Nen Zucho (Yellow Tinged Glaze Incense Burner with Auspicious Pines Engraved. The tri-legged Koro rests on a custom ring of wood and features a wooden lid with pottery finial. 4-3/4 inches (12 cm) diameter in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1369058 (stock #MOR6584)
The Kura
$1,800.00
An elegant handled caddy made of an assortment of unusual Saya designs. On top is a brass lined opening which would have contained ash and coals for lighting a pipe, with a covered bamboo tsutsu for tapping out the pipe and a covered box for matches. Below are drawers for pipes and pipe cleaners. It s 10 x 7 x 12-1/2 inches (25 x 17 x 31 cm) and is in excellent condition.