The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for thier 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 lisitng, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery for the next month, and actively seeking new stock, we do anticipate more disaster relief work after the rain season has ended in mid July. 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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1327154 (stock #TCR5095)
The Kura
$2,800.00
White wisteria (fuji in Japanese) drape from the gilded rim of this Kutani vase signed from the preeminent Kaburagi studio and dating from the opening of the 20th century. The imagery is exquisitely performed with over-glaze enamels on a pastel gray ground. The vase is large at 13 inches (33.5 cm) tall, 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition, with some wear to the gold rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1326838 (stock #TCR5094)
The Kura
$975.00
A pair of gorgeous Meiji period vases from the Kyushu kilns of Takatori enclosed in a superb compartmentalized cross-cut-cedar wood box. They are roughly 12 inches (30 cm) tall each and in fine condition.
Takatori Yaki was started by Korean potters brought over to Japan during the invasion of Korea in the Momoyama period. From its founding until 1871, Takatori production was controlled and patronized by the Kuroda Daimyo family, Lords of Chikuzen province in Kyushu (modern day Fukuoka)....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1326837 (stock #ANR5093)
The Kura
$1,100.00
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 #1326821 (stock #TCR5092)
The Kura
$275.00
A rare set of five Koishiwara dishes from the southern island of Kyushu in a rich ochre glaze with hakeme white slip patterns. Each is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter and in fine condition, dating from the later 19th century.
As a pottery center Koishiwara kilns were first established in the 17th century by Korean potters brought to Japan during Hideyoshi’s invasion of Korea in the Momoyama period. Takatori Hachizo, under orders from the Kuroda Daimyo family, set up various kilns special...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1326710 (stock #TCR5089)
The Kura
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Hotei, the merry god of fortune, marches with a grin dragging behind his massive sack of goodies like an ancient Chinese Santa Claus. Extremely well formed and decorated, this okimono comes enclosed in the original wooden box signed Shunko (Harumitsu) and dating from the early 20th century. The artists mark is visible on the bag. It is roughly 5 inches (13 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1326372 (stock #MOR5086)
The Kura
$520.00
An antique Mo-ru copper tray hand formed with decorative additions engraved with a dragon dial. It is 47 x 35.5 cm (19 x 14 inches) and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1326204 (stock #MOR5086)
The Kura
$250.00
An antique Japanese hand forged iron candlestick with extendable stand. It is 15 to 22 inches tall (38 to f6 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1326202 (stock #TCR5085)
The Kura
$1,350.00
Brilliant yellow glazed walls are inscribed with Tea Utensils and a cartouche made from Kanji characters on this three legged Binkake Hibachi for use in Sencha steeped tea. It comes in an old wooden box dated summer 1923, stamped and signed by Asamoto Kakuzan. It is 18 x 20 x 13 inches (46 x 51 x 33 cm) and is in fine condition. The signature cartouche on the brazier itself is dated 1922 in the Chinese style.
The Ash will be removed before shipping. If desired it can be bagged and incl...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1325933 (stock #TCR5084)
The Kura
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A Bizen Mizusashi fresh water jar from Konishi Toko I (1899-1954) enclosed in a collector’s kiri-wood box. It is 7 inches (18 cm) diameter, 6-1/2 inches (17 cm) tall and comes with a lacquer lid, marked on the base. It is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1325929 (stock #MBR5083)
The Kura
$500.00
19th century 3 ring handled silver inlaid Japanese bronze vase, 5 inches (13 cm) diameter 12 inches (30 cm) tall in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1325660 (stock #MOR4567)
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Sections of root which grow in and out of this radical weave of split bamboo forming the body of this fine anonymous wagumi basket. It is 22.5 cm square, 38 cm tall (9 x 15 inches).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1325606 (stock #MOR5081)
The Kura
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A fine basket of wide plates of bamboo in a radical wa-gumi open weave and containing a bamboo basin. It is roughly 15 x 11 x 11 inches (38 x 28 x 28 cm). There is a small amount of cracking in the bamboo near one side of the handle (see close-up photos) otherwise is in excellent condition.
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1700 item #1325328 (stock #MOR5079)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A very unusual image of Daikoku, one of the seven lucky gods whose raised mallet hammers out gold coins carrying a sack of treasure on bails of rice, signed and dated Genroku 12 (1699). The signature reads Kyo-Yamashina-Ju (Resident of the capitol in Yamashina, a district of Kyoto) Saigen Saku (made by Saigen). It is carved wood covered with a type of doro-e typical of Southern Chinese or Annan style and features inlaid glass eyes. Although the subject is very Japanese, this style of decorati...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1324994 (stock #TCR5077)
The Kura
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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)
The Kura
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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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1324627 (stock #MBR5074)
The Kura
$2,800.00
An excellent late Edo bronze tiger on a later Meiji period wooden stand. The features are very much in the later Edo form, with a very squat face, very distinct in that era. It is 20 x 14 cm (8 x 5-1/2 inches) and in fine condition, with some wear to the custom made carved wooden base where the creature has moved back and forth on it.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1324530 (stock #ALR5072)
The Kura
$850.00
A fan by Tofukujji Priest Fukushima Keido mounted on patterned brown silk extended with beige and featuring lacquered wooden rollers. Written is the verse Meigetsu Hyakuso Kage (shadows of a hundred grasses under the bright moon). Enclosed is a small wrapping paper for the 550th anniversary of the founding of Nanmei-in. It was likely the fan was given upon that occasion, and has later been mounted on the scroll, as indicated by the fact the paper has once been folded. Nanmei-in is a structur...