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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1311908 (stock #TCR4954)
The Kura
$780.00
A crackle-glazed Hagi vessel decorated with a traveling scholar and his student accompanied by a poem by literati artist Tanaka Hakuin. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall and in fine condition, enclosed in a kiri-wood box.
Tanaka Hakuin (1865-1934) was born in Suruga, modern day Shizuoka. He became one of the prominent disciples of Tanomura Chokunyu in Kyoto at the age of 17 (1883) inheriting the Nanga tradition of Tanomura Chikuden. In 1900, upon marriage, he changed his name to Tanaka...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1311888 (stock #TCR4953)
The Kura
$1,400.00
A set of crackle glazed cups from Seifu Yohei decorated with a simple line by the 90 year old Tanomura Chokunyu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. These appear to have been made in celebration of his 90th birthday in 1904. On the side is written 90 okina Chokunyu Dojin Sen (written by the 90 year old man of The Way Chokunyu) and each is stamped on the base Seifu. Each cup is roughly 3 inches (7.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition but for one hairlin crack in one...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1311886 (stock #TCR4951)
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A Ryoro Sencha Steeped Tea Brazier by Seifu Yohei II complete with the original very rare near perfect condition bisque fired liner surmounted with a ring of swirling clouds, a pheasant, carp and Tiger. Outside it is decorated with blossoming trees and plants in the literati style and signed on the base. A window in the side pierced in the manner of bamboo growing over a garden rock would allow the preparer to fan the coals to heat water to the perfect temperature for the tea being served...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1311884 (stock #TCR4950)
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A set of Tokkuri by Miyagawa Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box bearing the Teishitsu Gigei-in Seal of the first generation and placing the set before 1916. The Kyo-yaki style crackled cream glaze is decorated with scenes of boats pulled up to the lakeshore before a distant pavilion in an idealic landscape typical of literati design. Each is 6 inches (15 cm) tall and in fine condition, complete with their original lids...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1311781 (stock #TCR4949)
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A set of 5 softly glazed green tea bowls enclosed in the original signed wooden box by signed on the base Kachutei Dohachi Seidecorated in reverse with the five plant themes of the literati ideal: Chrysanthemum, Iris, Bamboo, Plum and Pine, each with a unique poem. The tea cups are 2 inches (5 cm) tall, 2-3/4 inches (7 cm) diameter and in fine condition, but for one hairline crack about 1 inch long from the rim of the orchid cup...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1311779 (stock #MOR4948)
The Kura
$1,400.00
A hibachi made from woodblock blocks celebrating images from the 5th Naikoku Sangyo Hakurankai Domestic Industrial Exposition. Imagine the spectacle, it is 1903, the Paris World Exposition has recently finished, and in Shitenoji of Osaka is opened the Naikoku Sangyo Hakurankai. Westerners stroll the Japanese boulevards along side rick-shaws and elaborately coifured women in Kimono. 4.3 million would walk through the ticket booth...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1311778 (stock #MOR4947)
The Kura
$1,250.00
A fine crafted Tea Ceremony Tana for display of tea paraphernalia made of light kiri-wood lacquered in opaque red, with uprights of bark covered limbs and raw kiri panels painted with autumn foliage by Nishimura Goun. It is 25 x 14 x 12-1/2 inches (63.5 x 35 x 32 cm) and is in fine condition.
Nishimura Goun (1877-1938) was a prominent Pupil of Kishi Chikudo and Takeuchi Seiho...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1311511 (stock #MOR4590)
The Kura
$750.00
A hannya Demon Mask in silver, gold and alloys with maple leaf and cane, the leaf veined with silver and covered in mother of pearl, all accented with red lacquer. It is 6-3/4 inches (17 cm) long signed on the back and enclosed in a hinged box from the Kyoto Shijo Otabi Machi Terauchi Kikinzoku-Ten. The Hannya is a devil, a spirit of a dead, or sometimes living, woman who is transformed by jealousy.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1311510 (stock #MOR49446)
The Kura
$1,600.00
A copper Incense burner of 14 sides etched with waves, dragons and tigers in bamboo with a solid silver ami-me hoya and long-eared rabbit handles. It is roughly 4-1/2 inches diameter, and in fine original condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1311383 (stock #ANR4945)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A thatched farmhouse settled in the foothills overlooks fishermen with their long pools doing tomo-tsuri fishing from low craft on this fine sumi-e painting dated an Autumn day in 1929. The screen has been completely remounted incorporating the original wooden frame with sturdy backing and is in fine condition. It is 154 x 148 cm (60.5 x 58.5 inches). Tomo-tsuri Ayu fishing is practiced throughout Japan, the ayu (sweetfish) a delicacy of early Autumn...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1311262 (stock #MOR4943)
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A large Japanese Buddhist prayer bell on a silk pillow with a lacquer and doe-skin striker dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. The hand formed bowl has a serene, deep ring which echoes softly. It is 13 inches (33.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition. One soft strike causes it to reverberate for more than one full minute.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1311261 (stock #TCR4942)
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A large baluster celadon vase by Miyanaga Tozan with auspicious beast-head ring handles enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Superb craftsmanship, signed on the base. It is 13 x 9-1/2 inches (32 x 24 cm) and is in excellent condition. Due to size the cost of shipping may be accrued separately depending upon destination.
Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1311080 (stock #MOR4941)
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A set of Kashigata Cake Molds representing various animals, flowers, auspicious symbols, human and historical figures and a most unusual automobile. Each is carved wood, and would have been filled with sweet beans and likely a rice gluton to create shaped sweets for various occasions...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1311079 (stock #MOR4940)
The Kura
$1,650.00
A superb caramel bronze Mizusashi water container inlayed with Shibuichi and silver designs and gilded entirely inside with gold by Hongo Toshihiko enclosed in the original wooden box. The bronze lid features a woven silver wire handle. Extremely refined, it is 8 inches (20.5 cm) diameter, 4 inches (9.5 cm) tall and in fine condition, signed on the base in a silver cartouche.
Hongo Toshihiko, born 1947 in Toyama apprenticed under his father Hongo Yoshihoko in 1973, beginning his journey...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1310974 (stock #TCR4939)
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Romatsu pines rise up on the clouded surface, like ghosts in the fog opposite whispy trails of a poem on the side of this chawan by female potter Suwa Sozan II and decorated by female painter Uemura Shoen. It is 4 inches (10.5 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) to the rim and is in fine condition. The bowl is stamped on the base Sozan in a circular ring, and signed on the side Kinko Shoen Me and comes enclosed in a period wooden box.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1310887 (stock #MOR4938)
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A 19th century large bronze image of a crane holding a lotus in its mouth and standing on back of a minogame sea-turtle used in Buddhist ceremonies. It is 16 inches (41 cm) to the top lotus pedal. The upper cluster of Lotus is removable for storage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1700 item #1309989 (stock #MBR4463)
The Kura
$800.00
A deer image representing the Shinto god of Kasuga Shrine carrying a silver mirror dating from the Eiroku period (Momoyama era, 1557-1570) enclosed in a wooden box. The image is roughly 18 x 8 x 22 cm (7 x 3 x 9 inches). There are some cracks in the shrine gate atop his back and some old repairs. The Mirror is engraved with the date Eiroku 10… (it is broken off below the character 10, placing it between 1567 and 1570) and the character Nobu (a common character in names). The deer image its...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1309867 (stock #ALR4935)
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An interesting comment on the circle of life, the huge cicada, with only a three day (above ground) life, is dissected and carried away by a line of tiny ants, birth and death, the mighty and the tiny, and the cycle of life continues. This image is by Ishikawa Chikuson and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is performed with ink and light color on handmade paper, mounted in a field of soft-blue silk extended with beige. The scroll is 22 x 48-1/2 inches (55 x 123 cm) and is i...