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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 : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1318850 (stock #ALR5025)
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A kingfisher perches under the protection of withering lotus leaves in the late summer, a classic scene by Utsumi Kitsudo dated 1883. The pigment on paper scene is in a Chinese Silk border with large black-wood rollers. The scroll is 6.5 x 203 cm (25-1/2 x 80 inches) and is in very good condition, with some scattered foxing and dinginess in the upper border, marks consistent with age. Utsumi Kitsudo was born in Fukui prefecture in 1852, the son of Utsumi Chinsui. He studied with Mori Kansai...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1318699 (stock #TCR5023)
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A pair of porcelain Tokkuri Sake flasks with matching black lacquered basins enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the early 20th century. The box is titled Sometsuke Fukuju Sakebin and signed within Kutani Kiyoshi Eiju zo. Each piece is 15 cm (6 inches) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1318698 (stock #AOR5022)
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A massive bamboo basket of deep red bamboo plaits It is 20 inches (51 cm) diameter, 15 inches (38 cm) tall and in fine condition, signed on the base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1318652 (stock #MOR5021)
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A large Lacquered Tray decorated with cranes in gold, mother of pearl and lead in the Korin style enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hirobuta. The rim is wrapped in a solid bead of silver. The three cranes and a sprig of pine are depicted on a solid black ground, and on one side is a family crest in gold. It is 53 x 37 x 7 (21 x 14-1/2 x 17 cm). There is one very minor ding in the silver rim (see close-up) and a few surface scratches beneath typical of use.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1318623 (stock #ALR5020)
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A fine built up landscape by Nakabayashi Chikuto; Ink on paper in a silk border featuring dragon dials and large rosewood rollers. The scroll is 25 x 76 inches (63.5 x 193 cm) and is in fine condition. There is some rubbing to the silk along the top roller bar, evidencing age and use. Otherwise it is in excellent condition. It comes in a period wooden box annotated by his son Chikkei.
Nakabayashi Chikuto (Chikudo, 1776-1853) was born in Owari, modern day Nagoya, the son of a doctor Naka...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1318620 (stock #TCR5019)
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A house-shaped okimono from the Bairin kilns in Otsu in the shape of a thatch-roofed house (Kuzuya) complete with a front porch and plenty of vents from which the smoke could escape. This is the type of okimono known also as a fuse koro which would have been placed over a small dish or metal stand containing burning incense. The smoke would have escaped through the doors, windows and out through vents in the roof. It is roughly 8 x 3 x 6 inches (21 x 8 x 16 cm) and is in very good condition b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1318514 (stock #ALR5016 )
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A breathtaking Taisho period image of the Buddha in meditation by Takayama Shunryo. It is performed with gold appliqué and brilliant mineral pigments on silk, mounted in a fine mounting of blue cloth ending in bone rollers and enclosed in a kiri-wood box. The scroll is is 21 x 76.5 inches (53.5 x 194 cm) and is in fine condition.
Takayama Shunryo (1886-1921) born in Yamagata, studied under Yamamoto Shunkyo in Kyoto, Exhibited with the Bunten. Helped to establish the Nihon Jiyu Gakkai w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1318271 (stock #TCR5017)
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A set of ten finely painted matching tokkuri from the Yoshidaya dating from the Meiji period. Each is 15.5 x 7 cm diameter (6 x 3 inches) and in fine condition, all complete with original lids and enclosed in the original box signed by the Yoshidaya, one of the preeminent studios specializing in Kutani ware at the turn of the 19th century.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1318100 (stock #AOR5015)
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A book of paintings titled Seishu containing 12 landscapes representing the 12 months plus an opening and closing calligraphy work by famed priest of Kannonshoji Temple Tetsuzan. The title Seishu is an abbreviation of the term Kozan-Seishu, the beauty or purity of mountains and streams. The paintings were either selected by the artist for the book, or the book was written over a period of time, as the dates range from 1919 to the artists 82nd year in 1928 The book is 7-1/2 x 9 inches (19 x 23...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1318041 (stock #ALR5013)
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Two rather perplexed looking catfish lay in a jumble of ink on this large scroll by Saito Kenseki dated Autumn 1836. It is performed with ink on paper in a green patterned silk border with wood rollers. The current antique mounting is later as evidenced by repairs to wormholes in the original paper. The scroll is 37-1/2 x 59-1/2 inches (95 x 151.5 cm) and is in overall fine condition.
Saito Kenseki (1798-1874) was considered to be one of the finest ink painters of his time in Kanto. H...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1317955 (stock #MOR5012)
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Three turned chestnut trays carved with lotus and signed by the craftsman. They are 13 inches (33 cm) diameter and date from the first half of the 20th century. In fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1317864 (stock #TCR5010)
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A porcelain Koro by Mashimizu Zoroku II and decorated with a tiger by Tomita Keisen and enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. It is 12 cm (5 inches) diameter, the same height with a solid silver hoya of woven net weave by signed by Koju.
Mashimizu Zoroku II (1861-1936) inherited the pottery tradition of his father, Zoroku I and grandfather Wake Kitei III in the Gojo zaka district of Kyoto. He was a well regarded member of the city’s literatus, and is remembered f...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1317776 (stock #ANR5009)
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A pair of 19th century screens by important artist Mori Kansai. Ink and applied gold flake on paper in a patterned silk border with black lacquered wooden frame featuring fine brass hardware. Each is 376 x 171 cm (148 x 67-1/2 inches). This was sold at auction on May 19 1917 from the collection of turn of the century actor Takata Minoru (1871-1916), and is published in the book “Photographic Archive of Japanese Paintings, Maruyama Shijo School” Volume 2 with copies of the original catalog...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1317774 (stock #TCR5008)
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A set of 10 perfect condition 19th century “Yellow Seto” Tokkuri sake flasks held in a red lacquered wooden carrying case with doors decorated by important artist Mori Kansai and enclosed in a fine Kiri-wood box. Each flask is covered in yellow seto glaze, and is in perfect condition. On one of the doors is drawn an image of a scholarly figure reclining with a cup. Written opposite is the poem:
Without flowers Yoshino Mountain is just a mountain
Without Drinking Ryuhakubi and ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1317604 (stock #TCR5007)
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A small celadon shrine by Kato Keizan enclosed in the original signed wooden box representing one of the buildings in Tenryuji Temple, Kyoto. It is 14 x 14 x 20 cm ( 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 8 inches) and in fine condition.
Kato Keizan (1886-1963) was born in Tajimi city, Gifu, a pottery center in its own right, however came to Kyoto to apprentice under Kiyomizu Rokubei IV. He established himself in the same neighborhood in Kyoto, where he became well known for celadon and Chinese based porcelain...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1317498 (stock #MOR5005)
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A stone of rich green is joined to a stone of dark black by an arc of red representing the Stone Bridge of Mt. Tiantai in China enclosed in two wooden boxes, one annotated by Zen Priest Shibayama Zenkei. The green stone (largest) is 11 x 4 x 7 inches (33 x 10 x 18 cm) and all three are in excellent condition.
Shibayama Zenkei (1894—1974), a former Abbot of Nanzenji and was a Rinzai master well-known for his commentary on theMumonkan. One of his better-known students is Fukushima Keido...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1317497 (stock #TCR4866)
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An important and rare Fushinayaki Pottery Sencha tea brazier Rodai decorated by Tanomura Chokunyu and made in the former castle kiln of Izumo province. A simple hut is shaded by a grand tree at the foot of a tree covered mountain accompanied by a poem in Kanshi. The tile was meant to be placed under a Ryoro brazier for making steeped tea. It is 7 inches (18 cm) square, 1 inch (2 cm) thick. It bears two stamps beneath, Isumo Jakuzan and Eizo, and is dated Meiji 12 (1879) in red. About the si...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1317482 (stock #TCR5003)
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An unprecedented set of five excellent condition aka-e bowls by Miyagawa Chozo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Each is (4 inches )10.5 cm diameter 6.5 cm (2-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Makuzu Chozo (1796-1851) was born into the 10th generation of the Raku pottery family of Miyagawa Chohei and learned his craft from Aoki Mokubei. Still under his tutelage he opened a kiln in Makuzugahara, Kyoto, where his fourth son, Miyagawa Toranosuke (Makkuzu Kozan) would b...