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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1329387 (stock #ANR5138)
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A powerful image of a hawk in ink on genuine silver leaf signed Honen dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. It is 70-1/2 x 69-1/2 inches (180 x 176.5 cm) and in fine condition.
Mizutani Honen (1878-1928), Nagoya, Studied under Ishikawa Yurin. Remembered for his depictions of birds. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1329179 (stock #TCR5137)
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An incense case decorated with a bird on a branch by Miyagawa Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 2 x 2-1/2 inches (5 x 6 cm) and is 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 know it today was established in Yokohama in 1871 by the 11th generation head ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1329115 (stock #TCR5136)
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An unusual kiln mistake in perfect condition in the form of a sake bottle against which something has fallen during the firing, causing it to collapse sideways. These type of kiln mistakes are in fact highly prized as a representation of the power of nature over man’s attempts at control. It is roughly 8 x 8-1/2 x 4 inches (20 x 22 x 10 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1328329 (stock #TCR5121)
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A striking design rises up the pin-holed surface of this set of Tokkuri with genuine gold repairs about the rim dating from the late 18th to 19th century and enclosed in a period wooden box. They are 2 inches (5 cm) diameter, 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1328279 (stock #MOR5118)
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An exquisite Japanese koro incense burner carved from a piece of plum blossom colored agate and enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 3-1/2 x 5 x 4-1/2 inches (9 x 12.5 x 11.5 cm) and is in excellent condition, dating from the early 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1328205 (stock #ANR5117)
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Koi in ink and brushes of gold swim effortlessly on the surface of this pair of paintings by 19th century artist Watanabe Kiyoshi mounted on applied silver foil and enclosed in a black lacquered wooden frame. The screen is 168 x 169.5 cm (66 x 67 inches) fully open and is in fine condition.
Watanabe Kiyoshi (1778-1861) was born to the household of Rihei, a Nuihaku (specialist in Embroidery and wearing kimono) in Owari, modern day Nagoya. He studied painting first in the Kano style under...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1328203 (stock #TCR5116)
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A perfectly formed 17th-18th century Senbei Jar for storage of dry goods with a raised neck very typical of the early Edo period. The unーglazed Terracotta clay shows a blast of natural dark ash around the shoulder, and from midway down it has blackened with age and handling. It is 14 inches (36 cm) tall, 11 inches (28 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1328093 (stock #TCR5114)
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A chawan tea bowl of open form by Ito Tozan decorated with bamboo and the characters Pure Wind by Buddhist Priest Yamazaki Taiko. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) tall. There is one hairline crack leading from the rim (see close-up photos).
Yamazaki Taiko (1876-1966) was born in Shimane Prefecture, and received his Inka from the great Zen Priest and Artist Hashimoto Dokuzan. He would serve as the head priest of Sokokuji Temple
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1328014 (stock #MOR5111)
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Pines in the Rimpa style grow on the folded surface of this fan painted by Kamisaka Sekka and enclosed in the original signed wooden box, retaining the original paper binding on the fan itself. It is 12 inches (30 cm) long folded, and in excellent condition.
Kamisaka 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. From 1882 he began his artistic career, however did not take-off until visiting t...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1327937 (stock #MBR5107)
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A Fine bronze by the modern master of the Japanese bronze tradition, world renowned Hasuda Shugoro, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The modern form is belted in geometric patterns with a mottled olive and red patination, signed on the base Shu. It is 6 x 7 x 9-1/2 inches (17 x 15.5 x 23.5 cm) and weighs approximately 5.5 kg (12 lbs) in excellent condition.
Hasuda Shugoro was born in Kanazawa City in 1915. After graduating the Ishikawa Prefectural Industrial School he moved ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1327440 (stock #ALR5099)
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The character “Hiraku” Open (or to Open) in bold scratchy strokes by the infamous nun Murase Myodo. Open you mind, open the path to enlightenment, the path is open to all, but like this calligraphy work is not easy, it is dry and thorny and the gate must be passed. Ink on paper in a silk border with wood rollers. It is 24-1/2 x 48-1/2 inches (62 x 123.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Born in 1924 in Aichi, one of 9 children, a chance encounter with a nun in her village led her ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1326837 (stock #ANR5093)
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Sennin, Daoist immortals, relax, Gamma with his three legged toad looking shocked upon his shoulder, Tekkai sending his spirit forth, the essential equipment of the Daoist life scattered about them. The painting is dated 1912 and signed Kodo. The artist has chosen a very humorous stance from which to depict his subjects. The silk image is mounted on a panel of applied gold flake and framed in striped Ebony,. The frame is 142 x 48 cm (58 x 19 inches). There are some minor abrasions to the su...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1325493 (stock #TCR5080)
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A Praying Mantis clings to enamel vines creeping up the side of this unusually large terracotta cylinder by Mori Suiho enclosed in the original wooden box titled Bankogama Mushi no E Hanaike (Banko Kiln Vase with Insect Design) and signed with the Tokaen kiln name. Outside is raw clay, but inside is covered with a thin coat of transparent glaze, making it waterproof. On the base it is stamped Banko Suiho. Mori Suiho (1865-1929) was one of the most famed workers in traditional Ba...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1324994 (stock #TCR5077)
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An exquisite landscape circles the body of this voluminous ballister form by Eiraku Zengoro XV (Shozen) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 15 inches (38 cm) tall, 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Eiraku Shozen (1879-1932) was the backbone of the family tradition after the passing of his father in 1909, and worked tirelessly to maintain the family reputation. His works were preferred by the 12th generation head of Omote Senkei Seisai, and were also...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1324891 (stock #TCR5076)
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A smiling foo-dog sits astride this box shaped koro by Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seiji Shishi Koro. It is 6.5 x 6.5 c 16 cm (2-1/2 x 2-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches) and in excellent condition.
Suwa Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875. Over the next 25 years he would gravitate between Tokyo and Kanazawa, working at various kilns and research facilities. He again r...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1324521 (stock #ALR5071)
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Monks coming and going, Ink on paper in a silk border patterned with clouds with bone rollers. The inscription reads One bowl, the offering of a thousand houses; Walking, walking, this Buddhist path (Translation Stephen Addiss). They are 28.5 x 192 cm (11-1/4 x 76 inches) in overall good condition, minor wrinkles with one crease bottom right. For an identical set of scrolls see the book “The Art of Twentieth Century Zen (1999).
Kutsu Deiryu, 1895-1954. Deiryu was born into a militar...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1324428 (stock #ALR5070)
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Ink on hand-made mulberry paper in immediate patterned silk borders extended with momigami paper and featuring Shunkei rollers. Each is 16 x 49-1/2 inches (41 x 126 cm), in overall fine condition. The scroll inscriptions are:
Boat (fukujukaimuryo) Fortune and happiness are immeasurable, like the sea. and on the boat sail is the characters Shichifukumaru, the seven gods of fortune boat. (Translation V. Dujin)
Snail: (Zuisho ni Shu to naru)Everywhere and every time become a master (t...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1324041 (stock #TCR5068)
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A fine image of a lobster is boldly written in fine detail on the surface of this large vessel by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan II, the body of the vase ranging from pure white to a deepening blue simulating the depths. It is 10 inches (25 cm) diameter, 8-1/2 inches (21 cm) tall and in excellent condition. It comes in a custom made wooden box. .
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...