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 1930 item #1350449 (stock #ALR5040)
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$1,250.00
The sun rising behind pine boughs, a celebratory ink and pigment on paper painting by Fukuda Kodojin in a silk border with ivory capped bone rollers enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 45 x 152 cm (18 x 60 inches) and in overall fine condition, with minor marks from handling. Fukuda Kodojin (1865-1944) was 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 th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1350448 (stock #MOR4507)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A Bakumatsu era (mid 19th century) sculpture of the bearded Daruma, patriarch of Zen Buddhism, standing resolute with robes clasped in front. The detail is fine, with a curly beard and large rings hanging from his lobes. It is 65 cm (25 inches) tall, and in fine condiditon, weighing 8.5 kg (roughly 17 pounds). There is a filled hole in the base where it was once attached to a stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1350338 (stock #MOR6369)
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A gentlemans portable sake cup enclosed in a hard case noted within as from the Ando Cloisonne Studio, made of double-walled silver with a ring of cloisonné and marked on the base. It is 6.7 cm tall, 4 cm diameter and in overall excellent condition, with one hairline in the cloisonne (see photos).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1940 item #1350337 (stock #MOR6368)
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A bird in a persimmon tree decorates the front of this Ando Cloisonne writing box enclosed in the original wooden box containing a catalog from the Ando Shippo Company dating circa 1938. Outside is a mixure of raw metal and enamel decoration. Inside is black lacquered nunobari cloth lining with a rosewood tray containg the ink stone and brush rest. The suzuri bako is 26 x 13 x 4 cm (10 x 5-1/2 x 2 inches) and is in fine condition with ink stains on the wood typical of use. The catalog is a gr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1350229 (stock # TCR6367)
The Kura
$895.00
An exquisite Edo period Ceramic Chaire Tea Container with gold lined zogei lid and antique silk lined brocade pouch enclosed in an age darkened kiri-wood box with a strip of ebony titled in gold. Bubbles of black glaze have burst on the surface, creating a dramatic sense of life on the static form. It is 6 cm (2-1/2 inches) diameter, 8 cm (3 inches) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1350222 (stock #TCR6366)
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A 19th century 3 piece Koro in the shape of a caged crane, each piece packed in the most elaborate buffed silk containers and enclosed in a compartmentalized heavy Kiri-wood box. Smoke would have wafted from raised feathers on the cranes back. All is covered in an earth-toned crackle glaze typical of Ninsei ware. It rests over the ash basin, onto which sets a tall lattice intimating a bamboo basket bound by purple silk chords. The storage capsules have solid walls wrapped in purple silk outs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1350221 (stock #MOR6365)
The Kura
$350.00
Hotei plays Nirameko (see who laughs first at the funny faces) game with a child, a basket of dumplings the prize on this fine Sencha Tea Tray signed Beizan. The grain appears to be some form of Rosewood. While the child sticks out his toungue, Hotei ismuch more creative, little fingers in his mouth and index fingers raising hi eyebrows, it is a rare look at humor in 19th century Japan. The tray is 8-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches (22 x 32.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1350154 (stock #ALR56364)
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$1,300.00
A brillinat 18th century rendition of the "Happy Buddha" Hotei (Putai), patron saint of children and all that is joyous. It is stamped Yanagihara and signed Eiyosai, one of the many names of the artist Shitomi Kangetsu. Ink on paper in the original Edo border with bone rollers. It is 19 x 62 inches (48.5 x 157.5 cm). Overall fine condition with minor creasing typical of age.
Kangetsu (1746-1797) was an Osaka based artist specializing in Scenic paintings and human imagery, at which he exce...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1350152 (stock #MOR5363)
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A water scoop for use in Sencha steeped tea carved of wood in the shape of a gourd textured with lacquer and enclosed in an age darkened wooden box titled Hyoshaku. It is 7-1/2 inches (19.5 cm) long and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1350151 (stock #TCR5362)
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An exquisite Koro in white porcelain by Ito Tozan II with Superbly crafted solid silver Hoya lid pierced with worked clouds by Sokan enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuji Sha00 Ukimon Koro. It is 4 inches (10 cm) diameter, 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall plus the lid, dating circa 1920.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku. In 1862 he became a pupil of Kameya Kyokutei, as well as studying under Takahashi Dohachi III and...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1350150 (stock #ALR5361)
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A brilliant scroll depicting a Kabuki actor by Hayashi Bunto (1886-1966) memorializing the performance of the famous Kabuki Drama Senbon Zakura (1,000 cherry Trees) enclosed in the original signed wooden box thus titled. It is enclosed in a fantastic border of color and monochrome woodblock theater pamphlets and album pages depicting historical scenes of this play. The actor featured carrying a bucket of water and dressed as a commoner is likely the character Taira no Tomomori disguised as an ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1346929 (stock #TCR5355)
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A flaring ivory form belted with floral scree by important artist Ito Tozan I wrapped in a blue cotton bag and enclosed in the original signed wooden box bearing the Teishitsu Gigei-In (Imperial Art Academy) Seal on the lid. It is 18 cm (7-1/2 inches) tall, 16.6 cm (6-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku. In 1862 he became a pupil of Kameya Kyokutei, as well as studying under Taka...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1346740 (stock #TCR5350)
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A soft blue-gray defines the imagery of bamboo growing up the white porcelain body of this vase by Miyagawa Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box and retaining the original rose-wood stand. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in fine condition.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth generation head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo. The Kozan (Makuzu) kiln as we...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1346493 (stock #MOR5349)
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A cinnabar mizusashi in the shape of an armor box with red Kao signature of Katagiri Sadamasa of Sekishuryu on the side, the craftsman signature on the base, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Annotated inside the box lid is Soseki Ko Konomi, Yoroi Hitsu (Armor Box, Favored form of the Honorable Soseki), signed Sadayasu followed by the Kao signature of Sadayasu. The Mizusashi is 8 inches (20 cm) square, 7 inches (17 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Katagiri Sadayasu (1923-1...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1345840 (stock #ALR5346)
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Autumn in the Mountains by Shirakura Niho Pigment on silk in a fine brocade border extended with beige and featuring ivory rollers enclosed in the original signed double wood box (nijubako). It is 26 x 56 inches (66 x 143 cm) and is in excellent condition. This is signed with his later art name Kanyu. We can see in the style as well, here he has adopted a very western watercolor approach, that this is one of his post-war works.
Shirakura Kinichiro (Niho or Jiho, Kanyu, 1896-1974) was ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1345708 (stock #MOR5341)
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2A green glazed pottery base by Toyoraku supports a polished bamboo pole into which is inserted a brass oil well, the rim of which holds a blown glass chimney and round glass shade. It is 28-1/2 inches (72 cm) tall, 10 inches (25 cm) diameter and in fine condition, dating from the Meiji to Taisho periods.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1345559 (stock #TCR5339)
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Autumns colors waver under blossoming plums across this set of five antique 19th century Inuyama Yaki plates (with one extra). Each is roughly 6 inches (15.5 cm) diameter and in overall fine condition, dating from the late Edo period. One extra has a small chip in the rim. Inuyama is a castle town in central Japan, in modern day Aichi prefecture Northwest of Nagoya, the traditional domain of the Tokugawa clan. Also sometimes refered to as Maruyama Yaki, the origins lay in the beginning of th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1345484 (stock #MOR5338)
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A ghoulish character from the Otsu-e pantheon, the Oni no Nenbutsu, a devil in priests robes, stands grinning, hammer in one hand to bang his bell and a ledger in the other in which are noted all the peoples sins. This figure is carved of wood and covered in lacquer and mineral paints. Dating from the 19th century (Later Edo period) it is 13 inches (33 cm) tall. There are some losses to the pigments accentuating the antique feel.