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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1700 item #1371796 (stock #MOR6622)
The Kura
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A rare 17th century Japanese Lacquer table performed in the Nanban style exhibited in 1972 at the Kyoto National Museum (including paperwork from the museum). Overall it is in excellent condition, enclosed in an older wooden storage box. It is 12 x 17 x 14 inches (31 x 43 x 36 cm).
According to the Met: The Portuguese and Spanish who visited Japan during the Momoyama period were fascinated by the beauty and exotic appearance of luxurious gold-decorated lacquerwares associated with the t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1370979 (stock #TCR6620)
The Kura
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A Ninsei image of a bearded courtier leaning against an armrest in white robes decorated with winged crests by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The upper part of the body lifts off to reveal the incense chamber. Outside the box is titled Koro, Inside is written Ninsei Jinbutsu-Kon (Opening Ninsei Figure) and signed A relic remaining by the 75 year old man followed by the signature of the second generation. Kozan I died at the age of 75. It is 7 inches (18...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1370589 (stock #TCR6621)
The Kura
$1,900.00
Pines grow stoultly on hillocks surrounding a lae sheltered in the mountains decorating the body of ths sometsuke porcelain by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Outside the box is titled Kabin (vase), Inside is written Seika Sansui-ga It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall and in excellent 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 h...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1370336 (stock #MOR6616)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A beautifully crafted black lacquerd storage box in the shape of an armor box with six legs bound with brass. It is dated on bottom with what appears to be the 5th month of Meiji 11 (1878) and the name Nakahara Tsunesuke. The lock has been disarmed so that it may be opened without a key. The lid is 54.5 x 32.5 cm (21-1/2 x 13 inches), stands 38 cm (15 inches) tall and weighs 7.8 killograms (17 pounds) The lacquered joints of one back leg have separated from the body of the box (see close-up ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1370234 (stock #MOR6615)
The Kura
$4,500.00
A fine wakizashi in exquisite varied lacquer and nashiji saya with wave patterned fittings, the blade in a Shirasaya wrapped in purple silk. The tang is signed Kunimasa. The blade and mounts are in fine condition. Tokyo license 71336, Showa 30.
blade length: 39.4 cm
sori:0.8 cm
motohaba:2.4 cm
motokasane: 0.7 cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1370156 (stock #MOR6614)
The Kura
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A fine wakizashi in saya of crushed aogai shell in lacquer with engraved silver fittings adorned with a family crest wrapped with matching Kozuka. Kyoto license number 59007 Heisei 9.
blade length: 38.9 cm
sori:0.7 cm
motohaba:2.4 cm
motokasane: 0.6 cm It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1370155 (stock #MOR5312)
The Kura
$2,200.00
Autumn foliage and flowering vines meander on the black ro-iro ground of this fine late 19th century katana kake sword stand measuring 50 x 20 x 51 cm (22-1/2 x 8 x 23 inches). It is in overall fine condition, enclosed in an age darkened wooden storage box titled Maki-e Go Katana-kake.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1369963 (stock #TCR6613)
The Kura
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A traveler’s pack of wood and bamboo lattice capped with a silver hat creates ths nostalgic Koro incense burner by Miura Chikusen usng colors reminiscent of Baizan-yaki. It is 5 inches (13 cm) tall and in excellent condition enclosed in a period kiri-wood box.
Miura Chikusen I (1854-1915) made a name for himself as a strict adherent to and supplier of Sencha tea wares in Kyoto; one of the most important artists in the country for that genre. He studied under Takahashi Dohachi from the a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1369962 (stock #TCR6612)
The Kura
$1,400.00
A Satsuma Koro signed on the base and decorated with monkeys frolicking among wisteria vines, the scene hemmed by minute frets and wave patterns with a shishi-lion capped hoya lid. Three elegantly tapered legs support the globular body. It is roughly 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) tall and in excellent condition, dating from the Meiji period (late 19th or early 20th century).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1369879 (stock #TCR6611)
The Kura
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A large baluster form Makuzu vase by Miyagawa Kozan decorated with deer in a wide black belt between draperies of olive, about the base the auspicious bat. It is 14 inches (36 cm) tall and in excellent 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 Yokoha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1369878 (stock #TCR6610)
The Kura
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A pair of comic Tokkuri bottles for serving Japanese rice wine in the shape of the crested Ibis, a long beaked bird like a crane but with a red peak like a back-slung beret. Here the artist has elongated the creatures even more, and given them quite an expression. They are roughly 6 inches 16 cm) tall. There is a small silver repair on the back of one bottle-neck, otherwise they are in fine condition, stamped on the base by the maker.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1369877 (stock #TCR6609)
The Kura
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Water roils down through a cleft on this mountain shaped Edo period Ninsei Kogo incense box from the kilns of Kyoto. It comes inside a silk pouch in a beautifully grained cross-cut cedar box. The piece measures 8 x 6 x 2 cm (3 x 2 x 1 inches) and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1369876 (stock #MOR6608)
The Kura
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An amazing pattern of gold and silver maki-e decorates this lidded Tea Cup and stand dating from the later Edo period decorated with a samurai clan crest in gold. Assembled it is 7 inches (17.5 cm) tall, 6 inches (15.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition, enclosed in a custom- fitted Kiri-wood box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1369826 (stock #MOR6607)
The Kura
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A breathtaking cup made from an egg cut and lacquered inside, then gilded with genuine gold, enclosed in the original signed age darkened kiri-wood box. It is 2-1/4 inches (5.5 cm) diameter and in perfect condition, dating from the Meiji period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1369825 (stock #MOR6606)
The Kura
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Large blossoms burst from branches decorating the orange peeled textured ground of this fine Taisho to early Showa era Suzuri Bako enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Umehana Maki-e Hi-no-maru Suzuri Bako (Round Writing Box decorated with Plum). It is 23.5 cm (9-1/2 inches) diameter. There is minor warping of the lid, but otherwise is in excellent condition. It contains a brush, stone, water dropper in sparse nashiji ground lacquer, the interior decorated with florals.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1369791 (stock #MOR6604)
The Kura
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Saku Shochikubai-cho Jubako (Stacking Food boxes carved with Plum Pine and Bamboo by Second generation Hando Ikkei (Itsugai). It is 9 x 8-1/2 x 14 inches (23 x 223 x 35 cm) and is in overall fine condition. The boxes and lids are from popular Keyaki-hardwood carved with scenes of plums, Pines and Bamboo Groves (the three gentlemen of Literati concerns) and come with two lids, one carved with a soaring pine, one with minogame sea turtles. Outside is lacquered clear, revealing the exquisite key...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1369598 (stock #MOR6603)
The Kura
$2,200.00
An exquisite set of 4 lacquered tea ceremony implements reminiscent of Sahari-do, a highly prized silver-bronze alloy, but made entirely in the dried lacquer (Kanshitsu) technique and covered in powdered metal by Yamanaka Nuri-shi Maehata Gaho enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Gin-tamari Kaigu. The set consists of a Mizusashi fresh water container with lid, Kensui spent water container, Shakudate water scoop container and a futa-oke lid rest. The Mizusashi is 7 inches (17 cm) d...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1369543 (stock #TCR6601)
The Kura
$250.00
A large set of porcelain shrine guardians in the form of Inari on pedestals decorated with over-glaze enamels and gold. Inari, the magical fox holds one paw over a burning jewel, and each clutches a precious object in its mouth. They are roughly 3-1/4 x 6 x 12 inches (30 x 16 x 8.5 cm). There is a repair to the ears on one, from which extends a hairline crack. This does not affect the integrity of the piece.