The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for thier 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 lisitng, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery for the next month, and actively seeking new stock, we do anticipate more disaster relief work after the rain season has ended in mid July. 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 : 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). There is som...
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. H...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1323179 (stock #TCR5057)
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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)
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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.
The Dohachi Kiln was established in Awatagu...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1321804 (stock #TCR5054)
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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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1321495 (stock #TCR5052)
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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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1321377 (stock #TCR5051)
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A trumpeting form engraved with a carp ascending a waterfall in sky-blue glaze by Seifu Yohei enclosed in the original signed double wood box. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall plus the rosewood stand. This piece dates from early in his career.
Seifu Yohei V (1921-1992) was the son of the fourth Seifu, and took the reigns of the kiln in 1946. Trained in the traditional Seifu style of the Meiji to Early Show period by his father, he took that and added an element of design, producing much de...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1321328 (stock #TCR5050)
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A set of 4 matching mandarin ducks made to hold the corners of a screen in place from the Osaka kiln of Kikko Jusanken dating from the first quarter of the 20th century. They are 6 inches long, 4-1/2 inches tall (15.5 long x 12 cm tall). There is loss to the glaze on the back of one male head where it would have rubbed against the screen frame. Kikko Jusanken came from Iyo, in Shikoku, and studied pottery in Kyoto, being granted access to the inner tea ceremony world, a rarity to those outs...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1320903 (stock #TCR5046)
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A tiger decorates the side of this cup made by Clifton Karhu enclosed in the original signed wooden box decorated on all sides with a tiger, and inside with a self portrait of the artist at work. It is 2-1/2 inches (7 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter, and in excellent condition.
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 Art University to spen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1320896 (stock #TCR5045)
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A 19th century Yixing oblong ovoid from the Koto Kiln (Japanese reading) in China, stamped on the base Kuzumeisho-sei (Ge Mingxiang). Guaranteed genuine of course. These were brought to Japan in large numbers from the 18th century, when two brothers Kuzumeisho and Kuzugensho succeeded and expanded the family kiln in China. The Namako (Sea Slug) glaze is very typical of their style. This vase is large at 8-1/2 inches (21 cm) tall and in great condition, with a fine elegant form. For more on thes...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1320836 (stock #AOR5043)
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An oil on canvas by Ono Sue titled “Inaka no Kyokai, Paris” or Rustic Church in Paris set into a double wood frame. The canvas is 15-1/2 x 18 inches (40 x 45 cm), the frame 24 x 27 inches (61 x 69 cm) and all is in excellent condition.
Ono Sue (1910-1985) was born in Niigata prefecture, and after serving as a school teacher for one year, moved to Kyoto in 1934 to pursue a career in oil painting under Yasui Sotaro. He began exhibiting with the Issuikai in 1938, garnering a number of ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1320754 (stock #TCR5042)
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A celadon vase inlayed with Chrysanthemum designs by Teishitsu Gigei-In Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box featuring the Imperial Art Academy Seal and titled Kiku-Zogan Hana-Ire. Tendrils of blossoming chrysanthemum climb up the sides in dark inlay on the slightly pitted celadon sueface, a perfect rendition of Korean style wares from an earlier era with the addition of the Japanese design motif. It is 10-1/4 inches (26 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Artists mark on ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1320753 (stock #AOR5041)
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A long “Hengaku” framed painting meant to sit above the transom by Yoshimura Horyu featuring monkeys riding on the back of a deer. One has fallen and is being dragged along like a water-skier by vines tangled in the deers horns. A very humorous scene by this rare Osaka artist. Pigment and ink on silk mounted on gold with a carved rosewood frame. The frame is 154.5 x 50 cm (61 x 20 inches) and is in fine condition, with toning to the silk typical of age.
Yoshimura Horyu (1874-1936)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1320670 (stock #ALR5040)
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$1,400.00
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 : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1320620 (stock #ALR5038)
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A family of Monkeys rests along a stream under branches offering fresh new leaves, a promise of spring to come on this first day of the year of the monkey. It is performed with ink and light color on silk, bordered in patterned green satin extended with beige and features bone rollers. The scroll is 21 x 73-1/2 inches (53.5 x 186 cm) and comes enclosed in a period wooden box titled Mori Kansai Okina Kensho San Saru no Zu Painting of three monkeys observed by the Old Man Mori Kansai). It is in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1320584 (stock #MOR5037)
The Kura
$475.00
A wood Sweets container repurposed from an Edo period mokugyo prayer drum enclosed in a period wooden box, the inscription within dated Bunka 8 (1812) and titled Mokugyo Kashi Ire. The bulbous drum end has been cut off, filled and lacquered black inside forming a bowl, the top then fitted onto it with a lip. It is 14 x 12 x 15 cm (5-1/2 x 5 x 6 inches) and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Western Artists : Pre 1980 item #1320583 (stock #AOR5036)
The Kura
$950.00
Margin titled and dated 80’ with pencil, Snowy Gate, numbered edition 24 of 100. Unframed, it is in good condition with minor scuffing and toning typical of exposure mostly concentrated in the margins. It is 48 x 38 cm (19 x 15 inches).
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 Art University to spend many years as a missionary before he too...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1320334 (stock #MOR5034)
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$700.00
A mid edo period (18th century) hibachi of solid kiri-wood decorated with pampas grass in raised maki-e lacquer with a brass insert. It is 12 inches (30 cm) diameter. A wonderful looking antique which has a true sense of age. It comes enclosed in an old wooden box.