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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1308512 (stock #AOR4916)
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A book of 22 images by Wakasa Seigyo (Butsugai) depicted with ink and light color on paper. The album is 9-1/2 x 13 inches (24 x 33 cm), each painting 19 x 13 inches (48 x 33 cm). It is in overall very good condition. Seigyo Wakasa (Butsugai, 1888- 1957) was born Chutaro in Akita Prefecture, in the far North of the main Japanese Isle. He studied painting first under Takahashi Chozan, and after moving to Tokyo with Terasaki Kogyo at the Tokyo University of Art...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1305627 (stock #MOR4913)
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An unusual Meiji period bronze image of the jolly Daikoku-ten, one of the 7 gods of fortune, looking incredibly relaxed and content. His hat is removable to reveal a chamber for burning incense, and the smoke would be exhaled though his open mouth. It is 6-1/2 x 8 x 5-1/2 inches 16.5 x 20 x 14 cm) and is in overall fine, original condition. The artist chop is in a raised cartouche on the base and appears to read Yoshioka Minpo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1305626 (stock #AOR4912)
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A lithograph of a study of a Kutani Bowl from a survey of ceramic ware at the newly formed Kyoto Museum dated 1879 and published 1880. It shows the bowl from top, side and inside the foot ring. The addition of English annotations shows the importance the Meiji Government was placing on gaining recognition from the outside world. The print has been mounted onto a thin paper card 52 x 37.5 cm (15 x 20-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1304572 (stock #AOR4908)
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An album of 12 fan shaped images by various figures from Hyogo prefecture (around the city of Kobe) including works by infamous Zen priest Nakahara Nantenbo and artists Otsuka Seiji, Tsuchiya Reisetsu, Tatewaki Taizan, Suga Shoso, Ohashi Kiho and Tsurunoyama Kakuzan among others such as Hekiyo, Baisen and Sakyo. It appears to have been put together over a number of years. The album is 10-1/2 x 7 inches (27 x 18 cm), meant to be viewed open (each image 21 x 7 inches or 53 x 18 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1303793 (stock #MOR4905)
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$875.00
An antique cast iron lantern in the shape of a rusted out Dotaku wind bell enclosed in a signed period wooden box titled Tetsu-Toro (Iron Lantern) Birekitaku-Utsushi (Beautiful Bell from History) followed by the makers name (illegible) and stating it was made in Mid Autumn. In the lower left is a name which appears to read Miyazaki Kikuro followed by a brand. A primitive candle holder can be slotted in from the base, and light would leak out through the simulated rust holes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1303625 (stock #ANR4904)
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An exceptional work by female artist Hayami Shokin in the original Taisho frame featuring a young woman serving tea under the cherry blossoms c. 1915. Pigment on silk mounted on a panel in a frame of pale patterned silk inside black lacquer. The painting is 26 x 62 inches (66 x 157 cm). The frame is 38-1/2 x 74-1/2 (97.5 x 189 cm). It is in overall surprisingly good condition. There is a slight streak under her right eye, and some minor abrasions in the frame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1303624 (stock #MOR4903)
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Four kiri panels are set into a rosewood framework, each uniquely painted by Osaka Literati paragon Mori Kinseki. It is 12 x 12 x 11-1/2 inches (30 x 30 x 29 cm) and is in fine condition. The brass insert too, looks almost unused. Included is a small folding fan in the original box by the artist as well. Mori Kinseki (1843-1921) was born the third son in a family of Inn owners in the hotsprings town of Arima, Hyogo prefecture, in 1843...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1303490 (stock #AOR4901)
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$800.00
An album of 14 paintings and calligraphy works by Zen Priest Mamiya Eishu dating from the prime of his Zen career titled Zuiha Tsuiro Cho. Zuiha-Tsuiro is the state of returning to the world of impermanence with clear understanding and a lack of self, as represented by the tenth oxherding image of Zen lore. It is the highest level of the three major divisions in Zen training...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1303395 (stock #TCR4899)
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A fine Hira Chawan perfect for summer tea by Ito Tozan I enclosed in a wooden box annotated by the third generation head of the family. Soft and cool crackled gray inside, the outside entirely covered in crashing waves leaving only the foot and stamp in raw white clay. The box is titled Nami-Moyo Chawan, and signed inside Made by Teishitsu Gigei-in First generation Tozan and signed third generation Tozan-Ki. It is 6 inches (15 cm) diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1303394 (stock #TCR4898)
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A large archaic Chinese styled vase covered in dark metallic glaze on a rosewood stand by Ito Tozan I enclosed in a wooden box annotated by the third generation Tozan. The box is titled “Teishitsu Gigei-in Shodai Tozan Saku, Hakushiki Dai Kabin” (Made by Imperial Art Academy Member First Generation Tozan, Hakushiki Large Vase) and signed within Third Generation Tozan Ki. The vase is 16 inches (40.5 cm) tall, 10-1/2 inches (27 cm) square and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1303048 (stock #TCR4896)
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A large Ukibori vase covered in iron with yellow slip raised imagery of birds in a pomegranate tree by Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1917. It is 16 inches (40 cm) tall 10-1/2 inches (26 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku. In 1862 he became a pupil of Kameya Kyokutei, as well as studying under Takahashi Dohachi III and Kanzan Denshichi (who made the dishes for t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1302866 (stock #MOR4894)
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A very unusual travelers lunch box and bottle made in the form of a tapered wooden cylinder titled “Tekiko”, That which suits the mouth. A long verse in red Kanbun (the traditional language of the learned) extols the virtues of travel and this travel accoutrement signed Kiteishi and dated to the 12th month of the Lunar year 1841. It is made of wood with a higly textured grain, covered with clear and black lacquer outside, red lacquer within. The lid is removable to reveal a compartment fo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1302781 (stock #TCR4893)
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A voluminous tsubo of sandy clay decorated with blossoming cherry under a cloud of dark ame-yu glaze by Ito Tozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 12-3/4 inches (32.5 cm) tall, 13 inches (33 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku. In 1862 he became a pupil of Kameya Kyokutei, as well as studying under Takahashi Dohachi III and Kanzan Denshichi (who made the dishes ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1302472 (stock #TCR4891)
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A large bowl made for the use of the Imperial family likely by the porcelain artist Denjuro wrapped in a padded silk bag and enclosed in a custom made wooden box. Inside is a large 16 petal chrysanthemum, outside cranes fly among tall bamboo and roaring waves with a triad of Chrysanthemum crests. The bowl is 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) diameter and in fine condition. These items would have been used by the Emperor on visits outside the palace, and left as commemorations as gifts for the host. They ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1302469 (stock #ANR4890)
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$2,500.00
An anonymous pine forest on gold screen dating from the later Meiji in a pale silk border with black lacquered wooden frame. It is 68-1/2 x 143-1/2 inches (174 x 364 cm). Overall a very nice presentation in fine condition, there is some loss of pigment, fading and surface abrasions attesting to age. Due to size and variation of international transport the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1301765 (stock #ANR4888)
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A framed nihonga painting by Shibahara Kisho exhibited at the 1934 Nitten National Exhibition (Teiten V) titled Banshun no Kogai (Late Spring in the Suburbs). Boys day banners of fish drape in the placid air, setting the scene in early May. The naive nature of the image shows a childish joy, and perhaps reflects the sentiments of Japanese as they began to look forward to a new prosperity after the worst years of the Great Depression. Unfortunately this hope would be soon quashed by the echoes...
All Items : Artists : Metalwork : Pre 1990 item #1301629 (stock #MBR4887)
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$975.00
A large bronze vase by Hongo Kakuho enclosed in the original signed wooden box annotated as having been exhibited at the 33rd Toyama Prefectural Nihon Dento Kogei Ten Traditioanl Crafts Exhibition in 1984. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1301516 (stock #MOR4885)
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Shochikubai, young pine, blossoming plum and sasa bamboo decorate this 18th century lacquer box adorned with the Honda family crest and a derivative of the Mitsuba-aoi hollyhock of the shogun. It is performed with maki-e gold on black lacquer, with a fine nashiji clouded interior. On the side are solid silver fittings bearing the same crest. The box is 11 x 8-1/2 x 7 inches (28 x 22 x 17 cm). One corner of the lid has been repaired and there are minor dings typical of use, but overall in fin...