The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1275772 (stock #TCR4732)
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A wily fox stands, head cocked to one side wrapped in the robes of a nun, something to be wary of this ceramic Okimono by Takahashi Dohachi enclosed in the original wooden box titled outside Dohachi Zo Hakuzoso, and signed within Kachutei Dohachi Zo followed by the artists stamp. It is 8 inches (21 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1275755 (stock #MOR4731)
The Kura
$850.00
A hardwood antique kadai table of Zelkova carved with diapers of crashing waves lacquered red, black and gold with transparent lacquer on top revealing the exquisite wood grain. Reminiscent of Buddhist themes, it would work well with an usubata vase and flower display. Very high quality, It is 58 x 33 x 14 cm (23 x 13 x 5-1/2 inches). Indentations in the top from use, but overall very good condition, enclosed in a wooden storage box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1275637 (stock #MOR4730)
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A set of five unique dishes displaying various design techniques by five individual Wajima area artists from the immediate post-war era. They are 14 cm (5-3/4 inches) diameter and in fine condition. Included among them are works by important artists Tenno Bundo, Yuki Tetsuo and Kobayashi Katsumi.
Bundo (Wakano, 1896-1952), Was the first female artist in Wajima. She was exhibited at the Nitten among many other important exhibitions...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1275591 (stock #TCR4729)
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$2,500.00
A large early pot by Yasuda Zenko (Tomohiko, b. Kyoto, 1926) signed on the base Tomohiko, placing this piece in the 1950s. Thick walled and draped in rich blue, the mouth is bold and round, thick on one side and thin on the other like the foot on a Korai Chawan. It flares from a narrow base, intimating the shape of Jomon and Yoyoi period storage jars. The piece is 14 inches (36 cm) diameter, 20-1/2 inches (52.5 cm) tall weighing 20 kilograms (44 lbs), and is in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1275578 (stock #MOR4727)
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$680.00
Five unique panels exploring various patterns in Tsugaru-nuri, Miki Hyoetsu II brings to life here the traditions and techniques in a unique set of trays for serving sweets and tea enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Each is bordered in a raised edge of genuine applied gold. They are 24 x 20 x 2 cm (9-1/2 x 8 x 1 inches) and are in overall fine condition, with only minor wear from use...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1275418 (stock #MOR4726)
The Kura
$2,200.00
Magnolia flowers blossom on the front and sides of this doored wooden cabinet lacquered in red and signed on the side in a square cartouche by Izumi Atsuhiko likely dating from the early 1950s when this style of depicting figures in amoebic windows was popular. The handles on the two doors are metal inlayed with mother of pearl. Behind the doors the cabinet is divided into two compartments inside, one just about the right size for LPs, the other with a small shelf...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1275052 (stock #MLR4723)
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$550.00
An unusual mid-century Ikebana Suiban basin for flower display with sculpted sides lacquered black and red, a pale eggshell color within. It is 51 x 33 x 11 cm (20 x 13 x 4 inches) and in overall fine condition. The outside lacquer is roughly polished, leaving a sense of cloudiness, while the red appears to be a wiped on whith bright shine over the lovered sculpting...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1274884 (stock #ALR4721)
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A painting of plums over an abstract yellow ground by Mizuno Shinso dating from the late 1950s enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Performed with pigment on paper, it is bordered in fine silk. The scroll is 66 x 140 cm (26 x 55 inches) and is in overall fine condition. The art of the 1950s has been left largely unexplored, and it is this unique era of change which we seek to introduce with this current exhibition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1960 item #1274758 (stock #MOR4720)
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$1,375.00
A hardworking squirrel clutches a walnut as he tucks away another winter meal perched atop a stone from which grow mushrooms. It is beautifully carved from hardwood, signed on the base Tengeki (?), likely dating from the immediate pre-war or post-war period. It is 19 x 9 x 21-1/2 inches (48 x 23 x 55 cm) and is in overall very good condition. A small chip or crack has formed in the tip of the tail, visible from the top only (see close-up photo).
All Items : Artists : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1274348 (stock #AOR4718)
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The only one remaining on the market to sell, a rare and very popular 1997 color etching by Joel Stewart, one of only 75 produced, titled Eclipse. Signed and numbered, it is 28 x 34-1/2 inches (72 x 88 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Joel Stewart was born in Oakland but spent his young years in various cities around America before settling as an early teen in the cool green of Tacoma Washington...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1274323 (stock #MOR4717)
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$775.00
A souring image of Kannon rising on swirling clouds above the earth, pouring out a bottle from one hand, the other grasping a lotus blossom. The robes swirl about in an amazing array of carving technique. It is signed on the base Ryuichi-saku and stands over 16 inches (41 cm) tall. There are no chips or cracks and it is in fine condition enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1274315 (stock #ANR4716)
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A view of the radiacal tree walls and thatched homes of Izumo by Nohara Chosei mounted as a two panel screen. Overall the artist has used thin colors to create the scene, yet the trees, and some other features are heavily built up with color and testure. He has then added heavy droplets creating rocks and bits of wood which too show texture and create shadows on the scene...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1274137 (stock #AOR4714)
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$700.00
An abstract forest representation by Yoshikawa Sanshin dating from the post-war period. Oil on canvas, it is enclosed in an aluminum frame typical of the era. In the frame it is 43 x 93 cm (17 x 36-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition. A similar work was exhibited in 1975...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1274131 (stock #MOR4587)
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$450.00
A bronze image of three firemen battling a blaze titled Bosai (Extinguishing the Flames) by Hanada Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. This is a small version of the wildly popular wooden carving submitted by him in 1956 to the Nitten national exhibition. It is 24 cm tall and in fine condition, weighing almost 4 kg (8.5 lbs).
Hanada Kazuo was born in 1904 in Naokata, Fukuoka Prefecture on the Southern Main Island of Kyushu. A center of coal mining in his day, it is not s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1273159 (stock #ANR4712)
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The screen is performed with heavy pigment on silk, in a transitional style typical of the early post war era where the theme remains traditional yet the execution is changing stylistically to what would become Nihonga after the mid 50s. It is possibly “Chatei Akibi” (Autumn Tea Garden), exhibited 5th Nitten, 1949. The image, style and execution match the era, but there are no photographic records with which to compare. Each panel is 174 x 90 cm (68-1/2 inches x 3 feet). Due to size the co...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1272150 (stock #AOR4656)
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$500.00
A hand scroll of various decorated paper samples, likely a late 19th century catalog of design samples showing various patterns and colors available. This is the traditional paper type used for poem cards, and is an excellent survey of styles popular at the time. Horses, waves, trees, birds and all manner of natural scenery with abstract designs, all subdued, showing a stately confidence and grace. The patterns are performed in a light coating on the surface, and are only visible in the right ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1272143 (stock # TCR4655)
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$1,365.00
A Furo tea room brazier by Raku Kichizaemon XI decorated in bold style over red glaze and enclosed in the original age darkened signed wooden box. Men in straw rain suits pull a barge up river under overhanging leaves of a willow tree. It is 34 cm (13-1/2 inches) diameter, 22 cm (9 inches) tall and in overall excellent condition, with a few stress cracks in the corner due to heat typical of use.
The Kichizaemon family of potters was established in Kyoto by Chojiro during the Momoyama pe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1271926 (stock #TCR3063)
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$1,600.00
A large and unusual Raku hand warmer (Shuro) in the shape of a monkey Charm (sarubobo) by representative Kyoto artist Kiyomizu Rokube IV (Rokuko, 1847-1920) dating circa 1920 enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The Sarubobo is a Mingei Monkey Charm from the Gifu area, here recreated in the low-fired Raku pottery tradition of Kyoto and seated on the original silk pillow. The walls of this unusual piece of Raku ware are more than 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) thick, making it quite sturdy. It is rou...