The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Robert will be working with disaster relief group IDRO Japan in the earthquake affected areas of Kumamoto, and we will be unable to ship until the middle of May.
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 : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1314390 (stock #TCR4984)
The Kura
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Scholars enjoy wine and poetry on the side of this sometsuke porcelain Kyusu Tea Pot by Takahashi Dohachi enclosed in an old wooden box. An elephant serves as the handle for the lid. It is roughly 4-1/2 inches (10.5 cm) diameter plus the spout and handle.
The Dohachi Kiln was established in Awataguchi by the retainer of Kameyama fief, Dohachi I around 1760, and the name Dohachi was brought to the forefront of porcelain by the second generation head of the family who attained an imperial...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1314049 (stock #ALR4984)
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Light color on paper in a green silk border. The scroll is 17-1/2 x 67 inches (45 x 170 cm). There is a crease as visible in the photos going across the scroll about the sleeve height. It comes enclosed in an old kiri-wood box (which miss-identifies the artist as Kobayakawa Kiyoshi).
Watanabe Kiyoshi (1778-1861) was born to the household of Rihei, a Nuihaku (specialist in Embroidery and wearing kimono) in Owari, modern day Nagoya. He studied painting first in the Kano style under Yo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1313773 (stock #ANR4983)
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A stag and Crow glare at each other from opposite positions, one bound to the earth,the other to the sky, on this striking set of screens by important early 20th century artist Hashimoto Kansetsu. Sumi-e and light color on paper in a black lacquered wooden frame, an austere setting for an austere scene. Each panel is 37-1/4 x 68 inches (94.5 x 172.5 cm). Each screen is 74-1/2 x 67-1/2 inches (189 x 171 cm). Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883–1945) was born in Kobe, son of painter Hashimoto Kaikan ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1313684 (stock #TCR4982)
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A raw earthen bottle hand formed for sake and engraved with a poem by Otagaki Rengetsu. It is 5-1/4 inches (13.5 cm) tall and in fine condition. The poem reads:
Fuyubata no On the Daikon Leaves
Oone no kuki ni In a winter field
Shimo Sae Te Frost gleams
Asatode Samushi Going out in the morning I feel cold
Okazaki no sato Here in Okazaki village
Much has been written about the life and work of poet/artist Otagaki Rengetsu. Born into a samurai famil...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1313681 (stock #ALR4981)
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The Wicked being dragged to hell on a burning rickshaw, a very unusual painting dating from the middle Edo period in the original mounting. A horned, red Demon drives the flaming chariot, while his fellows run alongside with clubs and pole-arms to prevent escape. A verse of warning runs along the top. Although it is signed, we are unable to read the signature. The scroll is 19 x 33 inches (48 x 84 cm). This could be remounted if desired, using the original cloth Ichimonji and rollers, with ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1313507 (stock #TCR4980)
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A pair of turn of the century Aka-kinsai gourd-shaped vases by Eiraku Zengoro signed on the base Dai Nippon Eiraku Zo. They are 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall, late 19th to early 20th centuries, spanning the reign of the Meiji and Taisho emperors. Finding a pair of vases in perfect condition in the most seismicaly active country on earth is very rare.
Eiraku Zengoro XII (Wazen, 1823-1896) was one of the most influential potters of his time, setting the stage for the revival of and modernizati...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1313156 (stock #MOR4978)
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A dramatic pair of large trays decorated with silver characters for sun and moon on dynamic black and red surfaces. Each comes in the original wooden box made by craftsmen at the Yabashi Studio in Gifu prefecture. They are 47 cm square and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1313155 (stock #MOR4977)
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A large piece of a temple roof tile hollowed out on top to from a suzuri ink-grinding stone for calligraphy. It has a carved wooden lid and a form fitting wooden base. 7 x 5 x 3-1/2 inches (18 x 12 x 8 cm). On the front are clearly written the characters Dai (large) Ji (Temple) and a third character I have not yet deciphered. It is possibly from Todaiji, the temple of great fame in Nara, the ancient capitol of Japan.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1313001 (stock #TCR4974)
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A large trumpeting celadon by Suwa Sozen II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall roughly 6 inches (15 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
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 relocated, this time to Kyoto in 1900 to manage...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1312999 (stock #MOR4975)
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An exquisite worked silver image of a blossoming plum branch dating over 100 years old and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Nothing truly expresses the Japanese aesthetic like the plum, a flower which blossoms sparsely, and does so in the harshest conditions. It is 8 inches (20 cm) long and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1312860 (stock #MOR4973)
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A carved and lacquered comic image of a fish made to hang on the wall as a vase by sculptor Seio Takamasa (Kosei) enclosed in the original wooden box dating from the 1960s. It is 16-1/2 x 7 3 inches (42 x 19 x 8 cm) and is in fine condition.
Seio was born in Toyama prefecture, and had his first piece exhibited at the Senten in 1931. He exhibited there every year until it ended in 1944. From 1937 he was a fellow at the Korean Mingei Research Facility. He was awarded at the Senten in 19...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1312766 (stock #TCR4970)
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A set of 5 anonymous 19th century Sencha Tea Cups decorated with devils in a pseudo-Ninsei style enclosed in a period wooden box with deer-skin ties. Each is roughly 1-1/2 inches (4 cm) tall and are in overall fine condition. One has a small age blackened chip in the rim, another a hairline crack extending 2 cm from the rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1312629 (stock #MOR4969)
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Five water-buffalo horns have been hollowed out, based and capped with various elaborate woods, bone antler and metal to form powder horns for the traditional Japanese matchlock and black powder guns of the 19th century. Several show designs in the Ainu style of Northern Honshu and Hokkaido. They are between 4-1/2 and 6 inches each (11-16 cm) in length, and are in quite good condition. The Ainu are the indigenous peoples of Northern Japan who for many centuries maintained their own language...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1312628 (stock #TCR4968)
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Carp leap from the churning waves on the side of this exquisite porcelain by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box which is protected by an outer black lacquered wooden box (ni-ju-bako). The detail is crisp and clear, everything we would come to expect from this illustrious artist. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall, 4 inches (10 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1312559 (stock #MOR4967)
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A fine Tanzaku-ire container for Hashira-e poem cards, the raw natural grain of the wood decorated with leafy vines in gold, silver and black lacquer with mother of pearl inlay. It is 15 x 3 x 1 inches (38 x 8 x 3 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1312336 (stock #AOR4965)
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An abstract image, oil on wood, by Tanaka Saichiro (1900-1967) enclosed in a fine wooden frame. The frame is dark wood carved with a linen border behind glass. The painting is 9 x 6-1/2 inches (23 x 16 cm) and is in fine condition.
Born in Kyoto Tanaka was originally trained in Nihonga Japanese style painting under Kunii Oyo and Abe Shunpo. He then studied under the great Irie Hakko at the Kyotot Municipal School of Painting, graduating in 1925. He immediately moved to Tokyo, and bega...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1312249 (stock #MOR4963)
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A stunning Haisen-bowl of polished black lacquered ground with a red shunkei rim covered in blossoming vegetation, Shidare Sakura (weeping cherry blossoms), Botan (peony), kiku (Chrysanthemum) and hagi (Bush Clover). All rendered with superb craftsmanship and design in silver and gold powders. The bowl is 6 inches (15 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in excellent condition, enclosed in an old kiri-box covered in protective kaki-shibu persimmon oil.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1312101 (stock #MOR4960)
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A tall trumpeted form by LNT Katori Masahiko accompanied by the original 1950s exhibition catalog. It is 11 inches (27.5 cm) tall and in fine condition, with incised signature on the base.
Katori Masahiko (1899-1988) was born into the family of prominent Bronze Artist Katori Hozuma in Chiba. He was internationally awarded at the Paris Exposition in 1925, the year he graduated The Tokyo University of Fine Arts (a student of Tsuda Shinobu). Heavily involved with the Teiten/Nitten National A...