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 : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1374661 (stock #TCR6668)
The Kura
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A beautiful antique Tea leaf storage jar (Chatsubo) with wooden bung and cloth cover in an orange mesh of chord enclosed in an antique wooden box. The iron Seto glaze reflects slightly in the purple range, an intriguing color. It is 20 cm (8 inches) tall plus lid, 18 cm (7 inches) diameter, and in excellent condition dating from earlier in the 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1374613 (stock #TCR6667)
The Kura
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A wonderful image in mat-gray clay of the lucky figure Hotei (Putai) wrapped in robes dating from the mid to later 19th century (Bakumatsu era) when Ao-Bizen enjoyed a revival. Expressive figuring, it is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition, enclosed in an age blackened wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1374587 (stock #MOR6665)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A Chikkon vessel carved from a bamboo nodule in the shape of a lotus leaf for use with Sencha tea service enclosed in a period Kiri-wood box. It is 4-1/4 x 3-1/4 x 2 inches (11.5 x 9 x 6 cm) and is in excellent condition. Outside is raw bamboo, inside is lacquered with gold dripping from teh edges. This is from a large collection of Sencha ware dating from the turn of the 19th century from a prominent household in Himeiji City, Hyogo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1374464 (stock #MOR6666)
The Kura
$950.00
An exquisite Edo period altar table carved with lotus and chrysanthemum in the highly prized Keyaki wood with highlights of gold and lacquer enclosed in an age darkened kiri-wood storage box titled Keyaki Kiku-Hasu no zu Chokoku Go-dzukue. All of the three dimensional carvings are from the prized Keyaki wood, a hard wood to work with revealing a beautiful grain. The edge of the top is lacquered black and gilded with gold, and the diapers between the carvings are tataki-nuri textured lacquer al...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1374393 (stock #ALR6663)
The Kura
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18th century Edo period Ukiyo-e scene of people enjoying a summer day. Pigment on paper with applied gold in a striped green silk border extended with beige and featuring festive red lacquered wooden rollers. It is 38 x 50 inches (97 x 127 cm). There are many old repairs to the painting and some stains in the border cloth. It comes in an age darkened kiri-wood box with a futomaki roller.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1374290 (stock #MOR5123)
The Kura
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Deer in mother of pearl, lead, and gold decorate the outside of this breathtaking lacquer writing box with momiji maples rising in gold and mother of pearl from a lead trunk inside. Absolutely stunning execution. The original suzuri ink grinding stone is covered in gold lacquer and rests in an inserted tray repeating the design of maple leaves. A metal water-dropper rests in a signed metal tray inset into the lacquered surface, and all is held in place by a silk pillow. The box is 9 x 10 inc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1374138 (stock #MOR6661)
The Kura
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Basho-leaves grow up in shades of gold against the unusual chocolate-green surface of this set of covered lacquer bowls enclosed in a period wood box, Each is roughly 4 inches (10.5 cm) square, 3 inches (7 cm) tall and in overall excellent condition, dating from the Meiji period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1373832 (stock #TCR6658)
The Kura
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Veins of green Kai-yu meander over the body of this spectacular example of Edo period Tamba Pottery capping rich red clay rising from an abrupt base. A few bubbles in the clay reveal character about the torso, the lip powerfully rendered over the shoulder, which slumps to one side like some haggard but still proud old soldier. Four looping handles (mimi) would allow the lid to be tied down. Between two a drip from the roof of the kiln has adhered to the clay forming a point of interest. Ret...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1373810 (stock #MOR6657)
The Kura
$4,500.00
A superb Suzuri-bako decorated with Waves and Rocks on a Nashiji ground of powdered gold, inside the red orb of the sun shining through clouds of silver and gold. The box contains a grinding stone with gilded edges and a solid silver water dropper. It is 22 x 24 x 5 cm (9 x 10 x 2 inches) and comes enclosed in a wooden storage box. There are some scratches on the bottom typical of use, otherwise is in exceptionally good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Western Artists : Pre 1980 item #1373520 (stock #MOR5263)
The Kura
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A fine image of Ginkakuji in Snow by Clifton Karhu in the original frame signed and dated 79, AP10. It is 31 x 14-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches (79 x 37 x 4 cm). Due to the glass panel this will require special shipping consideration. This same print is held in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) had his first introduction to Japanese living stationed in Sasebo during the occupation from 1946 to 1948, and returned not long after graduating the Minneapolis ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #1373519 (stock #MOR5264)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A fine image of Shimbashi Rain-Kyoto by Clifton Karhu in the original frame numbered signed and dated 73, 61/80. The frame is 23 x 23-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches (58.5 x 59.5 x 4 cm). Due to the glass panel this will require special shipping consideration. There is some toning due to age and a small water stain in the very 1970s matting, bottom left corner (see close-up). This same print is held in the collection of the Spencer Museum of Art.
Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) had his first introduction...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1373469 (stock #MOR6654)
The Kura
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A set of doors enclosed in an elaborate gold frame depicting irises at Yatsuhashi (eight bridges) from the Tales of Ise. The panels are performed with gold powders, lead and mother of pearl on ro-iro black mellowed to a chocolate brown with time. Originally likely from a Tokonoma alcove or chigai-dana piece of furniture, they have been later mounted in this gilded frame. The doors together measure 41-1/2 x 12 inches (106 x 30 cm). The frame is 18 x 48 inches (46 x 122 cm). There are some sc...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1930 item #1373467 (stock #MOR6653)
The Kura
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A basket filled with fruit is laid out in rich lacquer colors and mother of pearl inlay on the ro-iro polished black ground of this exquisite anonymous panel dating from the Taisho to early Showa periods. The frame consists of mulberry inset with textured bamboo. The lacquer panel, black on the reverse, is inlaid with shell and performed in the togidashi technique of built up layers polished down to reveal the image beneath. The panel is 34 x 14-1/2 inches (86 x 37 cm). The frame is 41-3x4 x...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1373219 (stock #MOR6652)
The Kura
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An exquisite trumpeting form in mottled bronze by Hara Naoki enclosed in the original wooden box. It is 32.7 cm (13 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Hara Naoki (1906-1994) was born in Kashiwazaki city, Niigata the first son of Hara Choichiro, an artist in the local bronze tradition. He apprenticed under the famous Kattori Shushin upon graduating school in 1921, and further studied design in the Kawabata Art School before being enrolled in the Tokyo Bijutsu Gakko (mod. Tokyo Univ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1373218 (stock #MOR6651)
The Kura
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A Nihonga Painting dating circa 1970 in mineral pigments on paper by Nomura Issei mounted on a panel enclosed in a cloth matted aluminum frame retaining the original artist’s seal on back. It is titled “Yamako Seishu” (Pure Autumn, Mountain and Lake). Autumn comes with high clouds and blue skies, the land abounding in rich colors. The panel is removable as seen in the photo. It comes in the original custom cloth bound box, slightly worn with time. The panel is 65 x 50 cm (25-3/4 x 19-...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1373217 (stock #AOR6650)
The Kura
$1,100.00
A panoramic landscape of dark trees and intimated sunset by Imai Morihiko wrapped in the original 1950s silver painted wooden frame. Stylistically it is very representative of the somber colors and thick textures which were such an important part of Nihonga in the 1950s. It was an era when artists were reaching out for something new to incorporate into what had become a stale tradition of landscapes and Bird & Flower painting, and they approached it with vigor. An era largely ignored in the we...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1373043 (stock #ALR6648)
The Kura
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A radical ink landscape by legendary artist Fukuda Kodojin. Ink on paper in a green silk patterned border set in beige with wood rollers. It is 13 x 70 inches (33 x 178 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Fukuda Kodojin (1865-1944) 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 the Edo Government), he lived through the westernization of Meiji, Taisho Dem...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1372970 (stock #ALR6647)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A lonely hutt set among scratchy trees populated by a scholar gazing out at the scene beyond on this scroll by Yukimatsu Shunpo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is performed with ink on paper in a fine silk mounting with ivory rollers (these will be changed for export) The scroll measures 21-1/2 x 87 inches (222 × 54.5 cm) and is in excellent condition. Included is the original list from an exhibition in which the scroll was featured.
Yukimatsu Shunpo (1897-1962) was born...