The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1249151 (stock #TCR4559)
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A dark bamboo grows up the side of this gohon bowl by Kiyomizu Rokubei decorated by Nishiyama Suisho and enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. It is 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter, 7.5 cm (3 inches) tall and in fine condition.
Nishiyama Suisho (1879-1958) was born in Kyoto, graduated the Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and studied the Shijo manner under Takeuchi Seiho. He served as head of the Kyoto Special School of Painting (mod Kyoto University of Fine Art)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1248028 (stock #TCR4551)
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A large Hakeme Sweets dish made by Kato Genjiro and decorated by the Buddhist Scholar Nanjo Bunyu to commemorate his ascension to temple life on the 8th day of the third month of 1923. It is 17.5 cm (67 inches) diameter and in fine condition.
Tsuruma Sanko Yaki (also known as Tsurumai Yaki) was established in the Showa district of Nagoya, Aichi prefecture by Kato Genjiro in 1914...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1247599 (stock #MOR4545)
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A small round gourd: polished, cut and decorated inside with delicate fronds in gold on black maki-e. This is superb. It is 3 inches diameter (7.5 cm) and in perfect condition, enclosed in a quality old kiri-wood box. .
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1247598 (stock #TCR4544)
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A floral spray by Maruyama Oyo decorates this Hakeme serving dish By Eiraku Zengoro enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. It is 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) diameter.
The box bears the stamps used by the two 14th generation heads of the Eiraku family, Tokuzen (1853-1909) and his wife Myozen (1852-1927)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1247370 (stock #TCR4543)
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Daikoku, the happy go lucky god of good fortune, dances on a bale of rice, a huge sack full of treasure over his shoulder sealed with the Dohachi stamp and his lucky hammer shaking out gold coins which fall to the bottom of this beautiful tokkuri sake flask. A date on the side indicates it was made over the New Year of 1804-1805 2nd generationDohachi, the year he took over the kiln in Awataguchi) or 1864-1865 (third generation Dohachi. Likely the former...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1247181 (stock #TCR4542)
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A fine Koburi wan-gata small Chawan Tea bowl for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony decorated with a flora spray and short verse by Imao Keinen and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. As there is no potters mark, it is likely Keinen formed this bowl by his own hand. It is 11.5 cm (4-3/4) inches diameter, 7.5 cm tall and in fine condition but for one minute gold repair to a chip in the rim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1244605 (stock #MOR4524)
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A fine tame-nuri three tiered Jubako Lacquered box made by Heian Zohiko and decorated by Suzuki Shonen. A gold landscape creates a wavering band about the middle box, with a single pine tree rising majestically up over the lid. The set of three boxes sits on a wooden base. It is covered in a soft transparent red lacquer outside, and lacquered black within. The lid is signed in ink by Shonen and comes in the original wooden box signed Heian Zohiko...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1244418 (stock #MOR4523)
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Flowers in burnt orange spray across the front of this red fan shaped sweets tray decorated by by Kamizaka Sekka and enclosed in a period paper box. It is 10 x 8-1/2 x 1/2 inches (25.5 x 21.5 x 1.5 cm). There is one minor nick in the rim which can be repaired if desired.
Sekka (1866-1942) is the godfather of 20th century Japanese design and the Rimpa revival. He was born in Kyoto in 1866, one of six siblings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1244416 (stock #TCR4522)
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A latticework Hoya of solid silver caps this fine porcelain koro incense burner, a joint work by Miura Chikusen and Hashimoto Kansentsu, enclosed in the original shiho-kiri-wood box signed by both artists. It is 8.5 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall 11 x 16 cm across the handles (4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches). Beast heads form the handles with a scholarly hut on one side, a poem in ancient script opposite. It is signed on the base by Chikusen and on the side by Kansetsu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1242601 (stock #MOR4504)
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The dark skinned foreigner stares out from his bundle of light colored rags, a whisk staunchly gripped across his exposed midriff on this root-wood carving of the famous patriarch of Zen Buddhism, the Daruma, cut from a single piece of natural shaped wood. The heart of the wood forms the figures exposed body, while the outer pith wood wraps around an old scar, forming the robes naturally. It is a most unique bit of mingei sculpture, well patinated and features a fine carved base...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1980 item #1242420 (stock #MOR4501)
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A beautiful Suiseki mounted on rich red carved wood base enclosed in a custom made kiri-wood display box. There is a sublime balance between the ragged peaks and deep clefts in the stone, and excellent example of the Renzan (Range) type of stone...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1242368 (stock #TCR4499)
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A pair of sake flasks enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Kiyomizu Rokubei decorated with floral themes by Kikuchi Hobun. They are 16 cm tall and in fine condition, each stamped on the base Rokubei and signed on the side Hobun.
Kiyomizu Rokubei V (1875-1959) began by studying painting from the age of 12 under the 19th century master Kono Bairei. Upon graduation from the Kyoto Municipal School of painting, he apprenticed under his father Rokubei IV. After the death of Bairei in ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1242192 (stock # MBR4498)
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A fine Murashido Double Gourd Vase sealed on the bottom Toyotsugu by Nakajima Yasumi I (Real name Toyotsugu, also read Toyoji, 1877-1951). It is 26 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall, 15 cm (6 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. Gold has been applied around the mouth accentuating the style of a drinking implement. Gourds were a common and natural answer to the need of a container for carrying Sake rice wine. They were often cut off at the top, and featured elaborate precious metal or prized woo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1241942 (stock #MBR4497)
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A double gourd shaped bronze dating from the early 20th century by Ichinose Soshin wrapped in a yellow cloth bag and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The box reads Jundo Karamono-Utsushi Hana-Ire (Pure Bronze Chinese Style Vase) and is signed in the lower left corner Ichinose Soshin followed by the stamp Soshin. The vase is 24.5 cm (10 inches) tall, 7.5 cm (3 inches) diameter and in fine condition.
The First Soshin (Chotaro) began a metalworking studio in 1876. The second gen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1241355 (stock #TCR4488)
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An exquisite and rare tiny O-ko-date incense burner for stick incense from the Minpei kilns enclosed in a wooden box attributed to Sato Sekizen by Shohei Hozan. It is 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in fine condition, stamped on the base Sekizen.
Mimpei-yaki, is a type of pottery established in the late Edo era (circa 1830) by Mimpei Kasyu, the village headman of Igano mura, a small town in the southernmost part of Awaji island west of Osaka. The son of a powerfull Soy trader his talent led Mimp...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1970 item #1241203 (stock #MOR4487)
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White cranes soar in front of the rising sun on this spectacular cloisonné writing by by the Ando Studio marked on the base. Inside a suzuri stone and matching suiteki water dropper are set onto a lacquer wooden tray between brush stands. The piece is in excellent condition, 24 x 25-1/2 x 5 cm (9-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 2 inches) and comes enclosed in a kiri-wood kabuse bako box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1239493 (stock #MOR4486)
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The box is titled Gokashiki Ju-kei ko na ri, Venerable Sweets Dish, Soaring Visitation of Fortune, and is signed on the base Settei. The design of a soaring crane among clouds within is that of Takeuchi Seiho, the maki-e performed by artist Kanbei Settei. The piece is 11 x 6-1/2 x 3 inches (28 x 16.5 x 7.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1943) will be a subject of any discussion of 20th century Japanese art. He learned painting from the famous Shijo school artis...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1238769 (stock #TCR4480)
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A Chawan tea bowl decorated in iron with a floral spray by Yamamoto Shunkyo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is over 5 inches (13.5 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall. There is a hairline glaze crack visible on the inside of the bowl, but does not go through to the outside (see close-up photo to compare).
] Yamamoto Shunkyo was born in Otsu, Shiga prefecture in 1871, and came to study traditional Shijo painting in Kyoto under Kono Bairei, Nomura Bunkyo and Mori Kansai...