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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1324428 (stock #ALR5070)
The Kura
$1,150.00
Ink on hand-made mulberry paper in immediate patterned silk borders extended with momigami paper and featuring Shunkei rollers. Each is 16 x 49-1/2 inches (41 x 126 cm), in overall fine condition.
Kutsu Deiryu, 1895-1954. Deiryu was born into a military family, and was raised from an early age in that strict environment until being diagnosed with Tuberculosis. He was sent then to serve at a nearby temple but was refused as Buddhism was still recovering and many temples were quite poor...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1324318 (stock #ALR5069)
The Kura
$895.00
A priest on begging rounds calls out to the residents as he passes, a superb and unusual singular image by Kutsu Deirtyu enclosed in a wooden box decorated with the same motif. It is performed with ink on paper in a fine cloth mounting and is 53 x 144 cm (21 x 57 inches) and in excellent condition. It currently features solid ivory rollers which would be replaced if shipping overseas...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1324041 (stock #TCR5068)
The Kura
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A fine image of a lobster is boldly written in fine detail on the surface of this large vessel by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan II, the body of the vase ranging from pure white to a deepening blue simulating the depths. It is 10 inches (25 cm) diameter, 8-1/2 inches (21 cm) tall and in excellent condition. It comes in a custom made wooden box. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1324039 (stock #TCR5067)
The Kura
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A large Buddhist tower in three parts forms this Koro by Teishitsu Gigei-in Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall, 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and aside from a small repair in the rim of the inner incense container (see close-up), it is in excellent condition. A rare opportunity to acquire a large work by one of the most famous potters of the Meiji era...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1323987 (stock #ANR5066)
The Kura
$5,500.00
A Nandina (Jap.Nanten) grows up in brilliant red hues over a dark garden stone on thie black panels of this unique painting by Ono Tosaburo. Heavy pigment on paper mounted as a two panel screen with light cloth border and hardwood frame. This was exhibited at the 12th Nitten in 1956, and is visible in the catalog for that year. It is 85 x 74 inches (188 x 216 cm) open...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1323986 (stock #MOR5065)
The Kura
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A pair of root-wood geese carvings 10 x 4 x 3 inches (24 x 10 x 9 cm) and 6 x 3 x 8 inches (14 x 6.5 x 20 cm) respectively. There are some minor losses around where the feet are attached to the natural form polished wood bodies, otherwise are in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1323817 (stock #MBR5064)
The Kura
$2,700.00
A large image of a crab in bronze stretches his claws as he sidles across a lotus leaf, the very back of the leaf opening into a small basin in which either incense could be burned (where the creature would be attempting to grasp the smoke) or a flower frog could be inserted (and the creature would be reaching round the flower display, holding it erect). It is 12 x 8 x 5-1/2 inches (30 x 20 x 13.5 cm) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1323816 (stock #TCR5063)
The Kura
$750.00
Flowers blossom on the shark skin patterned surface of this lacquer box expressing mid-century Japanese design of the1950s, a very unique time in Japanese art just now beginning to be explored in the west. Although it dates from the 1950s, it appears to have never been used, and is in pristine condition, 10 x 7 x 2 inches (25 x 19 x 5 cm) enclosed in a custom wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1323814 (stock #TCR5062)
The Kura
$675.00
A set of five 15th-17th century Karatsu plates from various kilns repaired with five unique shades of gold and silver kintsugi. They are roughly 5 inches (13 cm) diameter, and in fine condition. Enclosed in a custom made wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1323683 (stock #MOR5061)
The Kura
$580.00
A small ichiboku-bori image of Jizosama dating from the Edo period. It is 13 inches (33 cm) tall and in completely original condition. There are some worm holes and nibbles on the left ear.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1323682 (stock #AOR5060)
The Kura
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Four Tanzaku Poem Cards hand written by Murase Myodo enclosed in their original paper sleeves each signed and stamped accordingly. They read:
Setsugetsuka (Snow, Moon, Flower)
Shoju (Auspicious Pine)
Mau (Dance)
Nanzan Kotobuki (Fortune of the Southern Mountains). They are roughly 14 x 2-1/2 inches (36 x 6 cm) each and all are in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1323487 (stock #ALR5059)
The Kura
$1,650.00
A woman stands wrapped in a kimono, aloof , her gentle curves inviting yet the fan in her hand, showing the image of a skull, warns of danger. It is by Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942) signed using the original character for his name and thus dating it from between 1885 and 1900. A very unusual scene by the artist, certainly showing that he was already deeply rooted stylistically before going to Europe. Ink on paper in a later mounting; the scroll is 29-1/2 x 82 inches (75 x 208 cm)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1323486 (stock #TCR5058)
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An image of a hut lost in a forest by Hirai Baisen is scrawled in dark ink on this dish by Kuze Kyuho I enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. It is 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition.
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1323179 (stock #TCR5057)
The Kura
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A woven silver hoya caps the smoky white glaze of this Momoyama period (early 17th century) Shino Koro incense burner wrapped in antique imported ikat and enclosed in a kiri-wood box. It is roughly 8 x 8 x 9 cm (3 x 3 x 3-1/2 inches). The rim has been ground to smoothly accept the silver lid, and it is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1322411 (stock #TCR5056)
The Kura
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A spectacular be-robed image of the honorable Daruma in a rage by Ninami Dohachi enclosed in a period wooden box. He appears to shout, a nyoi scepter clutched in his hand leaning on his left shoulder, his garb wrapped tightly around him. Superb detail unusual in figures, it is 27 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition. The box is titled Ninsei Daruma, and inside the box lid is written a long inscription dated 1860 and signed Konan...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1321804 (stock #TCR5054)
The Kura
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Roughly 4-1/2 inches diameter and in fine condition, enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
Yagi Isso (1895-1974) was born into the founded the pottery movement “Akatsuchi” in 1920 with five others, one of the first important groups seeking to reform and revitalize Japanese ceramics from and gain recognition for the crafts in the National Exhibitions. This proved successful, and through their efforts were able to elevate public recognition for crafts to an art form, with the Nit...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1321496 (stock #ANR5053)
The Kura
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A hand painted six panel screen, Ink on paper, by Clifton Karhu. A tiger glares curiously at a monkey in a tree, which grins back from the safety of its high branch. In the corner an oddball crow stands disinterested, with a blossoming branch in its beak. To add to the mystery is the enigmatic phrase “Yes is No, No is Yes, the answer is your guess”. The screen is dated 1979 in the upper right corner. It is a full size six panel screen, 6 feet by 12 feet.
Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1321495 (stock #TCR5052)
The Kura
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Crystals blossom on the white surface of this elegant from by Seifu Yohei III. It is 8 inches (21 cm) tall and in excellent condition. The incised signature on the base of the work is consistent with pieces from the early Taisho period. The box is signed by the fourth Seifu, and dated the year after the death of Seifu III.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II. Sent at the age of twelve to study painting under then the top Nanga artist Tanomura Chokunyu, he return...