The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1225400 (stock #TCR4395)
The Kura
$700.00
A pair of cranes are engraved into the silvered sides of this pottery tea pot made by Issei of the Yugen-do enclosed in the original wooden box. On the handle is the stamp YuGenDo, and at the base of the handle Issei Saku. Opposite the cranes a 5-7-5 Haiku poem. It is roughly 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1225317 (stock #MOR4393)
The Kura
$985.00
Rabbits adorn the Ro-iro lid of this covered sweets bowl dating from the first half of the 20th century by Kayo Ippyosai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A solid silver rim separates the lid and bowl. The delicate creatures live among Hprse-tail grass, depicted in silver and gold raised maki-e. The work is by either the 4th generation (Eisuke II, 1854-1936) or 5th generation (Eitaro 1881-1966) and likely dates from the 1930s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1225183 (stock #MOR4389)
The Kura
$460.00
An Edo period wicker work woven double gourd sake flask covered in black lacquer and decorated with maple leaves in gold. It is 8 inches (20 cm) tall and in fine condition. A very rare item, I have not seen another like it.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1224788 (stock #TCR4387)
The Kura
$600.00
Gold mist over iron forms the backdrop for Gosu hills covered in flowering cherry on this stunning Kyo-yaki bowl by Shozan dating from the first half of the 20th century and enclosed in the original wooden box. The box is titled Kenzan Utsushi Arashiyama Kei Kashi-Ki (Kenzan Style Bowl with designs of Arashiyama) and the bowl bears on the base the stamp Shozan. It is roughly 9 inches (22 cm) diameter, 5-1/2 inches (13.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1224236 (stock #MOR4385)
The Kura
$880.00
Layers of various colored lacquers are cut through and polished to reveal this mysterious creature wrapped in a vortex of color, his mother of pearl eye looking ever ahead. A fine piece of lacquer work dating from the mid twentieth century with a two character chop on the base and enclosed in period custom wood box titled Sakana Moyo Kazaribon. The piece is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1223610 (stock #MOR4384)
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A superb Sajigawa stone of deep olive patina, completely natural, on a carved rosewood base and enclosed in a fine old straight grain wood box. Notice the entirely natural arch growing between the two spires. This is incredibly rare and a fine prize. This would be considered a house shaped stone, reminiscent of a farm-house and its adjoining out-building, a covered passage between. Saji stones come from the Saji river in Tottori prefecture...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1950 item #1223607 (stock #MOR4382)
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A superb Wagumi basket of Bamboo and root-wood signed on the base Kosai. It is 14 inches (36 cm) diameter, 19 inches (48 cm) tall and in excellent condition. The random pattern of Madake is refreshing and surprising, seemingly at random and yet forming a perfect closed body. From one side springs what appears to be a plum root, which rises to the zenith, sprouting two branches which descend to form the handles wrapped with a complete round of bamboo. A truly magnificent work.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1223467 (stock #ALR4381)
The Kura
$700.00
"To he who answers a strike of the Nanten; To he who refrains a strike of the Nanten". Nantenbo derived his name from his bo (staff) cut from a 200-year-old Nanten tree. He used it to instruct his students and it served as a favorite illustration in his well known adage above and listed on this fan painting backed and ready for framing. Ink on paper, the folds and wear to the edges indicate this was actually used as a fan. It is 51 cm (20 inches) from tip to tip...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1223439 (stock #ALR4378)
The Kura
$700.00
An image of a man seated alone before a humble tea cup, titled ChaRakuJuToku (The Ten Pleasures of Tea) by Yamada Kanzan and Oshima Kunsen. The image is signed Kanzan, the calligraphy Kunsen. The solitary figure brings to mind the solitary nature of the Japanese tea aesthetic, working constantly both with and against oneself toward perfection. Ink on paper in a paper border with bamboo rollers befitting the rustic scene...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1223315 (stock #ALR4376)
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A very rare painting of a skull and scattered bones lost to autumns dead grasses by important 20th century Zen priest Takeda Mokurai. Ink on paper bordered in brown cloth with gray extensions; dark wood rollers. The scroll is 16 by 68 cm (40.5 x 172.5 cm) in fine condition.
Mokurai began his journey down the Buddhist path at the age of 7 under the priest Ryodo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1223153 (stock #ALR4375)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A skull by Edo period eccentric priest Hyakunyo (1731-1804), of Maebara, Shiga prefecture. The image has been fully restored in green silk patterned with stylized bats extended in rough brown silk and bone rollers suiting the scene. 2 x 4 feet (120 x 60.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Hyakunyo was born in Omi-cho of Shiga prefecture, present day Maebara city. He entered the Tendai-shu escoteric Buddhist complex on Mt...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1222720 (stock #TCR4374)
The Kura
$330.00
A deeply pitted and irregular Shino-glazed Chawan dating from the 19th century. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 1-3/4 (5 cm) tall. There are several chips in the rim and two repairs in red lacquer. A very interesting bowl wrapped in a worn silk bag.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1222444 (stock #TCR4373)
The Kura
$430.00
A Kanshi poem signed Chuto Dojin wraps around to meet an explosion of chrysanthemum on the pitted orange surface of this lovely tea bowl enclosed in the original wooden box titled Rakuzan Yaki, Chishu Irabo Utsushi, Cha-kan and signed within Nagaoka Juuemon saku surrounded by three large seals. It is 5-1/4 (13.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition. There is a very old chip inside the foot-ring...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1222308 (stock #TCR4372)
The Kura
$500.00
Although reminiscent of very old Tamba, this is likely a salt jar from Luzon, an area with a very long trade history with Japan. It was purchased as part of a collection of tea ceramics. The deeply scored lines and crosshatching provide a tactile playground for the hands and eyes. The irregular shaped and slight sag in the lip add a sense of immediacy, and the richly glistening caramel glaze is superb, leading to drips around the base...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1222171 (stock #TCR4370)
The Kura
$300.00
A late Edo to Meiji period (19th century) Karatsu Chawan enclosed in a period Shiho Kiri-wood box. Finely crackled olive glaze has been infused by time with color about the rim. The wari-kodai base is elegantly cut into fours and expertly crafted. The bowl is 4-1/4 inches (11 cm) across, 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1222164 (stock #MOR4368)
The Kura
$650.00
A lacquer Natsume Tea Caddy impersonating Shigaraki pottery enclosed in an antique wooden box bound with doe-skin chords. It is rendered in such a way as to look like Shigaraki-yaki pottery, however inside is smooth black lacquer and is deceptively light. The lacquer within is finely crackled, evidencing age. A crack in the black lacquer of the rim of the lid seen within does not go through the wood. A very unusual piece, it is roughly 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter, the same height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1221697 (stock #TCR4367)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A rare long, high-walled Te-tsuki Oribe basin with an unusual braided handle dating from the mid Edo period. Iron vines and designs decorate the earth-toned glaze on one side, the other simply covered in a splash of yellow-tinged green glaze, which runs to form a deep dark pool of blue-green glass in the corner...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1221696 (stock #TCR4366)
The Kura
$2,350.00
Enclosed in an age darkened kiri-wood box titled Funabiki-e Anko Hibachi and singed Raku Kichizaemon. A massive willow dominates the scene, rising over the men in straw raincoats pulling a laden barge up-river. Extremely rare, it is 13-1/2 inches (34 cm) diameter, 9 inches (23 cm )tall and in overall fine conditionsupported on three bun feet. An inventory label on the side of the box reads 213, 10th generation Tanyu saku An-ko Te-Aburi. There are minor stress cracks in the corners of the mout...