The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Robert will be working with disaster relief group IDRO Japan in the earthquake affected areas of Kumamoto, and we will be unable to ship until the middle of May.
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 : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1320280 (stock #MOR5031)
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A large bronze figure of a Shojo sake-sprite offering a cup of merriment to a turtle (the symbol of longevity) signed by Shoun and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is x 6 x 7 x 7-1/2 inches (14 x 18 x 19 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1320265 (stock #ALR5030)
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A huge image of the three friends of winter by Sugai Baikan (Baiseki 1784-1844) enclosed in a fine custom wood box. Ink on paper mounted in green satin with white piping in the Mincho style popular during the 19th century, with large rosewood rollers. The inscription reads The Three Friends Of Winter, Painted the first of New Year 1840. It is 44 x 92 Inches (112 x 234 cm) and in overall fine condition, with some old repairs to the paper.
Sugai Baikan (also known as Baiseki or Gaku) was ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1319699 (stock #TCR5029)
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A pair of rare Koto-yaki sake flasks decorated with florals and dating from the 19th century. Written on the side is the kiln name Koto (East Lake). Each piece is roughly 6 inches (15 cm) tall and in fine condition but for a chip on the inside of the foot ring of one.
Koto ware is one of those rare and highly prized ceramics of low production, once the official kiln of the Ii clan in Hikone on the Eastern Shores of Lake Biwa, its production rand from the early to late 19th century. Und...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1319536 (stock #TCR5027)
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A fierce image of a Shishi lion made as a Koro incense burner, his head turned in an unusual jaunt as he roars defiance to the evils of the world. This piece, judging by the large-body to head ratio, likely dates from the late 20s or 30s, when powerful, muscular images were popular. The head is removable to reveal the ash chamber, and when incense is burning, the smoke would escape through his mouth. It is 8 x 5 x 8 inches (20 x 12.5 x 20 cm) and in overall fine condition, the body stained sl...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1319172 (stock #TCR5026)
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This is a set of 10 Dango-zara dishes served with sweets at the Miyako Odori Geisha/Maiko Dancing event held anuualy in the Gion in Kyoto. Visitors to the dance are allowed to take the dish home as a souvenier. They are made by different potters every year, and here we have a selection of potters incluing Kiyomizu Rokubei and Eiraku Zengoro. Each dish is roughly 5 inches (13 cm) diameter 1 inch (3 cm) tall and all are in fine condition dating from the early 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1319111 (stock #TCR5025)
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A fine large bowl by Eiraku Zengoro dating from the Meiji to Taisho period: outside dragon and phoenix in striking silver on red, inside blue and white dragon dial surrounded by silver designs on white with cobalt designs at the rim. It is 10 cm (4 inches) tall, 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter and in fine condition, enclosed in an old wood box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1319110 (stock #TCR5024)
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A fine 18th century “Oil Bottle” from theImari Kilns decorated with stulized floral designs. It is 10 cm diameter, 10 cm tall. There are surface abrasions typical of use, but no chips, cracks or repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1318850 (stock #ALR5025)
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A kingfisher perches under the protection of withering lotus leaves in the late summer, a classic scene by Utsumi Kitsudo dated 1883. The pigment on paper scene is in a Chinese Silk border with large black-wood rollers. The scroll is 6.5 x 203 cm (25-1/2 x 80 inches) and is in very good condition, with some scattered foxing and dinginess in the upper border, marks consistent with age. Utsumi Kitsudo was born in Fukui prefecture in 1852, the son of Utsumi Chinsui. He studied with Mori Kansai...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1318699 (stock #TCR5023)
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A pair of porcelain Tokkuri Sake flasks with matching black lacquered basins enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the early 20th century. The box is titled Sometsuke Fukuju Sakebin and signed within Kutani Kiyoshi Eiju zo. Each piece is 15 cm (6 inches) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1318698 (stock #AOR5022)
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A massive bamboo basket of deep red bamboo plaits It is 20 inches (51 cm) diameter, 15 inches (38 cm) tall and in fine condition, signed on the base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1318652 (stock #MOR5021)
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A large Lacquered Tray decorated with cranes in gold, mother of pearl and lead in the Korin style enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hirobuta. The rim is wrapped in a solid bead of silver. The three cranes and a sprig of pine are depicted on a solid black ground, and on one side is a family crest in gold. It is 53 x 37 x 7 (21 x 14-1/2 x 17 cm). There is one very minor ding in the silver rim (see close-up) and a few surface scratches beneath typical of use.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1318623 (stock #ALR5020)
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A fine built up landscape by Nakabayashi Chikuto; Ink on paper in a silk border featuring dragon dials and large rosewood rollers. The scroll is 25 x 76 inches (63.5 x 193 cm) and is in fine condition. There is some rubbing to the silk along the top roller bar, evidencing age and use. Otherwise it is in excellent condition. It comes in a period wooden box annotated by his son Chikkei.
Nakabayashi Chikuto (Chikudo, 1776-1853) was born in Owari, modern day Nagoya, the son of a doctor Naka...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1318620 (stock #TCR5019)
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A house-shaped okimono from the Bairin kilns in Otsu in the shape of a thatch-roofed house (Kuzuya) complete with a front porch and plenty of vents from which the smoke could escape. This is the type of okimono known also as a fuse koro which would have been placed over a small dish or metal stand containing burning incense. The smoke would have escaped through the doors, windows and out through vents in the roof. It is roughly 8 x 3 x 6 inches (21 x 8 x 16 cm) and is in very good condition b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1318514 (stock #ALR5016 )
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A breathtaking Taisho period image of the Buddha in meditation by Takayama Shunryo. It is performed with gold appliqué and brilliant mineral pigments on silk, mounted in a fine mounting of blue cloth ending in bone rollers and enclosed in a kiri-wood box. The scroll is is 21 x 76.5 inches (53.5 x 194 cm) and is in fine condition.
Takayama Shunryo (1886-1921) born in Yamagata, studied under Yamamoto Shunkyo in Kyoto, Exhibited with the Bunten. Helped to establish the Nihon Jiyu Gakkai w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1318271 (stock #TCR5017)
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A set of ten finely painted matching tokkuri from the Yoshidaya dating from the Meiji period. Each is 15.5 x 7 cm diameter (6 x 3 inches) and in fine condition, all complete with original lids and enclosed in the original box signed by the Yoshidaya, one of the preeminent studios specializing in Kutani ware at the turn of the 19th century.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1318100 (stock #AOR5015)
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A book of paintings titled Seishu containing 12 landscapes representing the 12 months plus an opening and closing calligraphy work by famed priest of Kannonshoji Temple Tetsuzan. The title Seishu is an abbreviation of the term Kozan-Seishu, the beauty or purity of mountains and streams. The paintings were either selected by the artist for the book, or the book was written over a period of time, as the dates range from 1919 to the artists 82nd year in 1928 The book is 7-1/2 x 9 inches (19 x 23...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1318041 (stock #ALR5013)
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Two rather perplexed looking catfish lay in a jumble of ink on this large scroll by Saito Kenseki dated Autumn 1836. It is performed with ink on paper in a green patterned silk border with wood rollers. The current antique mounting is later as evidenced by repairs to wormholes in the original paper. The scroll is 37-1/2 x 59-1/2 inches (95 x 151.5 cm) and is in overall fine condition.
Saito Kenseki (1798-1874) was considered to be one of the finest ink painters of his time in Kanto. H...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1317955 (stock #MOR5012)
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Three turned chestnut trays carved with lotus and signed by the craftsman. They are 13 inches (33 cm) diameter and date from the first half of the 20th century. In fine condition.