The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1289966 (stock #MOR4850)
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A large leaf shape woven of bamboo in a frame of gnarled wood. It is 70 x 40 x 8 cm (27-1/2 x 16 x 3 inches). There is a piece of wire wrapped around two branches where they join, which appear to be an ad-hoc reinforcement. Otherwise it is in fine condition. Leaf shaped dishes were very popular in the late 19th and early 20th century as an expression of the Sencha literati tea aesthetic, and this piece too likely dates from that era.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1289965 (stock #TCR4849)
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Red bamboo by important artist Hashimoto Kansetsu decorates this fan shaped dish by Kiyomizu Rokubei V enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. The scene is performed on a red tinged cream ground dappled with fawn spots. It is 10 x 8 x 3 inches (25 x 20 x 7.5 cm) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1289698 (stock #TCR4365)
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A very rare Edo period Ao-Bizen (Blue Bizen) Koro in the shape of Hotei leaning against his bag, the sack forming the basin of the incense burner. What a tremendous expression! A label inside the ancient Jindai-sugi age blackened cedar box reads Bizen-yaki Hotei Go-Koro, Nishi-no-Maru yori and is followed by the date Tenpo 5 (1835) fifth month and signed Chitsuryo (?) The fact it was stored in the Nishi-no-Maru would indicate it was part of a castle or great palace inventory...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1289562 (stock #MBR4846)
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A dark bronze in slight orange-peal surface signed Juho embellished with three soaring cranes in simplified Deco style likely dating from the 1950s It is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall, 6 inches (16 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1289491 (stock #OBR4350)
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A large bronze vase decorated with flying fish in a dial of silver waves by Living National Treasure Kanemori Eichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Dochokei Kabin Tobigyo mon (Vase with design of flying fish). It is 9 inches (23 cm) tall 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1289490 (stock #MOR4362)
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A rare 19th century lacquer box covered in a wave pattern of textured black on black enclosing a verre églomisé glass panel painted on the reverse with a Dutchman clutching an exceptionally long pipe backed with genuine applied gold gilding. The glass panel is rimed in silver lacquer, ad all edges of the box are lacquered gold, the corners decorated with florals and filigree. Glass-e was a popular art form in the later Edo and Meiji periods...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1289450 (stock #TCR4845)
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$1,200.00
A large Ukibori Tsubo decorated with hundreds of flying white cranes by Heian Zuiho covered in a soft pink glaze typical of the 1920s. It is 15-1/2 inches (39 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1289447 (stock #MOR4843)
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$780.00
20 different patterns of scabbard are displayed between bands of rich rosewood on this rare tabaco-bon complete with an unusual bamboo pipe-tap (with rosewood cover) and sometsuke porcelain brazier dating from the early 20th century. There is a horizontal crack in one of the scabbard pieces, that withstanding it is in overall very nice condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1289061 (stock #TCR4842)
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A horse frolics under a stylized pine bough on this unusually shaped mountain-scape tokkuri dating from the 19th century. Color has infused beautifully into the crackled pale glaze, and agano green surmounts the peak. It is 3 x 3-1/2 x 7 inches (8 x 9 x 19 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1288316 (stock #MOR4838)
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$800.00
A large wood carving of a baby frog riding on back of its parent signed on the base Yuko (Hiromitsu). Fantastic expressions. It is roughly 10 x 12 x 13 inches (24 x 30 x 33 cm). Two toes have been re-attached, and there are some minor dings, one above the child frogs right eye, one beside the nostrils of the parent frog.
The word for frog in Japanese is Kaeru, which is a homonym for to return...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1288314 (stock #TCR4584)
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$450.00
Plovers in gold and silver take flight over the undulating waves on the dark sides of this fine pottery tea container capped with an ivory lid and signed on the base Ninsei. It is 8 cm (3 inches) tall and in fine condition, dating from the later 19th century.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1288175 (stock #MOR4583)
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A tea scoop carved from the old timbers of Himeiji Castle by Takahashi Ryoichi enclosed in a signed bamboo container on a signed wooden box Titled Furusato (hometown) by Daitokuji Priest Kobori Nanrei. The box is branded with the seal of Himeiji Castle, and indicates the piece was taken from part of the gate of the lower bale in 1978...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1288174 (stock #MOR4539)
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$650.00
An anonymous antique dry lacquer Kensui spent water receptacle covered in powdered silver for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony wrapped in silk and enclosed in a fine kiri-wood box. It is 14.5 cm (6 inches) diameter. There are a few minor nicks in the rim, otherwise is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1287901 (stock #MOR4517)
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A heavy hand forged iron candle-stand from a Buddhist temple in the shape of a burning jewel. It is 90 cm tall, 57 wide, base and legs 20 x 39 cm and dates from the 19th century. Very thick and heavy iron work.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1287745 (stock #MOR4836)
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$1,200.00
A sword stand of wood covered in Nashiji Lacquer emblazoned with Mitsuba-Aoi Hollyhock crests of the Edo Shogun. It is 25-1/2 inches (64 cm) tall, the base is 9 x 10 inches (23 x 25 cm)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1287744 (stock #MBR4835)
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A massive bronze Gu-shaped flaring vase with abstract designs on a bead shaped central orb dating from the first quarter of the 20th century. It is 20-1/2 inches (52 cm) tall 10 inches (25.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1287714 (stock #TCR4834)
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A single character, Jaku (Youth), is inscribed in a red cartouche in the center of this bowl signed the 96 year old man Gempo and enclosed in the original wooden box. It is 4-3/4 inches (12 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Yamamoto Gempo (1866-1961) was born to a poor family in Wakayama at the end of the Edo period, he was left to die of exposure as a baby, but was found by a stranger and adopted into the childless Okamoto family...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1287712 (stock #TCR4833)
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The unlikely friend Kanzan and Jitoku are seen enjoying an outing fishing on the sides of this bowl by Eiraku Zengoro XIV (Tokuzen/Myozen) and Okamoto Shuseki enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition.
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)...