The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for their 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 listing, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery and actively seeking new stock. 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 : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1328879 (stock #TCR5132)
The Kura
$1,300.00
A 17th century Chaire Powdered-Tea Container covered in iron glaze and featuring a gold foil lined Zogei lid in an antique silk lined brocade pouch enclosed in an age darkened Kiri-wood box. It is 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) tall and in fine condition. There is some degeneration of the base of the wooden box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1328878 (stock #MOR5131)
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A tri-lobed Bronze vase by Nakajima Yasumi II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1328637 (stock #MOR5128)
The Kura
$850.00
Glass beads and silver damascene define the scene of Sea-horses scooting across the surface of this orange-peel finish Bronze vase by Gizan enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the mid 20th century. It is 10-1/2 inches (27 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1328636 (stock #MOR5127)
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A set of 6 round and 4 square 19th c. hikite sliding door handles of hand formed bronze with cloisonné backs, the square handles splashed with gold. They are roughly 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition, Ordinarily, the six would have been inside a rom, four opposite the square handles on a set of doors, the other two on a set of closet doors.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1328635 (stock #ALR5126)
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A pluck little bird clings delicately to the wispy upper reaches of a blossoming cherry in this lovely scroll signed Kakutei. It measures 22 by 75 inches (56 x 191 cm) and has been freshly mounted in fine blue-gray silk with dark wood rollers. The only person listed we have found in this period to have used the name Kakutai is the Shijo artist Morikawa Sobun (1847-1902). Obviously by an artist of great talent, we have not been able to find a copy of his signature used with this name. However e...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1328437 (stock #TCR5124)
The Kura
$1,330.00
A beautiful Tokkuri of raw clay covered in Tombo-no-me with a splash of color just below the jauntily placed rim dating from the early Edo period. It is 6 inches (16 cm) tall and in fine condition. It comes enclosed in an age darkened kiri-wood box titled Ko-Shigaraki Tokkuri.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1328419 (stock #TCR5125)
The Kura
$950.00
A large 19th century baluster form with rign handles by Takahashi Dohachi enclosed in a period wooden display box. It is signed on the base Kachutei Dohachi-sei. The vase is 12-1/2 inches (32 cm) tall and in overall fine condition. One of the ring handles has been broken and re-glued.
The Dohachi Kiln was established in Awataguchi by a retainer of Kameyama fief, Takahashi Dohachi I around 1760, and the name Dohachi was brought to the forefront of porcelain and ceramic production by the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1328329 (stock #TCR5121)
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A striking design rises up the pin-holed surface of this set of Tokkuri with genuine gold repairs about the rim dating from the late 18th to 19th century and enclosed in a period wooden box. They are 2 inches (5 cm) diameter, 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1328280 (stock # ANR5119)
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A beautifully rendered image of the three friends of winter, Plum, Pine and Bamboo rising up majestically from the forest floor along a stream of swirling eddies, the delicate white blossoms bursting forth like the charge of spring. The painting dates from the 19th century, and has been completely remounted without over-painting. The screen is mounted in patterned blue brocade with a black lacquered wooden frame. It is 382 x 180.5 cm (150 x 71 inches) and is in overall fine original condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1328279 (stock #MOR5118)
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An exquisite Japanese koro incense burner carved from a piece of plum blossom colored agate and enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 3-1/2 x 5 x 4-1/2 inches (9 x 12.5 x 11.5 cm) and is in excellent condition, dating from the early 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1328205 (stock #ANR5117)
The Kura
$1,800.00
Koi in ink and brushes of gold swim effortlessly on the surface of this pair of paintings by 19th century artist Watanabe Kiyoshi mounted on applied silver foil and enclosed in a black lacquered wooden frame. The screen is 168 x 169.5 cm (66 x 67 inches) fully open and is in fine condition.
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1328203 (stock #TCR5116)
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A perfectly formed 17th-18th century Senbei Jar for storage of dry goods with a raised neck very typical of the early Edo period. The unーglazed Terracotta clay shows a blast of natural dark ash around the shoulder, and from midway down it has blackened with age and handling. It is 14 inches (36 cm) tall, 11 inches (28 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1328093 (stock #TCR5114)
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A chawan tea bowl of open form by Ito Tozan decorated with bamboo and the characters Pure Wind by Buddhist Priest Yamazaki Taiko. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) tall. There is one hairline crack leading from the rim (see close-up photos).
Yamazaki Taiko (1876-1966) was born in Shimane Prefecture, and received his Inka from the great Zen Priest and Artist Hashimoto Dokuzan. He would serve as the head priest of Sokokuji Temple
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1328014 (stock #MOR5111)
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Pines in the Rimpa style grow on the folded surface of this fan painted by Kamisaka Sekka and enclosed in the original signed wooden box, retaining the original paper binding on the fan itself. It is 12 inches (30 cm) long folded, and in excellent condition.
Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) is the godfather of 20th century Japanese design and the Rimpa revival. He was born in Kyoto in 1866, one of six siblings. From 1882 he began his artistic career, however did not take-off until visiting t...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1328012 (stock #TCR5110)
The Kura
$845.00
A lovely pair of matching Tea pots for Chinese steeped tea decorated by the eccentric artist Kai Kozan, each wrapped in a sarasa bag and enclosed in a compartmentalized wooden box signed by the artist. One tea pot is dated 1924. They are roughly 3 inches (7.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kai Kozan (1867-1961) was from the land of the literati, Oita prefecture. In 1880 he entered the studio of Hoashi Kyo-u. In 1896 he married Kai Wariko, (daughter of a Honganji Buddhist sch...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1327944 (stock #AOR5108)
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Three caliigraphic poem cards hand painted by Zen Priest Fukushima Keido and enclosed in their original paper storage sleaves. Each is 9-1/2 x 11 inches (24 x 28 cm) and are in fine condition.
The first is Sangetsu Hanrin (no) Aki (Reflecting on the Autumn Moon From the poem by Li Po, also known as Li Bai 701-762)
The second reads Mu-shin (The mind without the mind)
The third Kokoro Kiyo(kereba) Hyaku Ji Fu (With a pure heart all endeavors will naturally improve)
Fukushima...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1327937 (stock #MBR5107)
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A Fine bronze by the modern master of the Japanese bronze tradition, world renowned Hasuda Shugoro, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The modern form is belted in geometric patterns with a mottled olive and red patination, signed on the base Shu. It is 6 x 7 x 9-1/2 inches (17 x 15.5 x 23.5 cm) and weighs approximately 5.5 kg (12 lbs) in excellent condition.
Hasuda Shugoro was born in Kanazawa City in 1915. After graduating the Ishikawa Prefectural Industrial School he moved ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1327936 (stock #TCR5106)
The Kura
$600.00
A vase from the early days of the Fukagawa Company made by and decorated with Shishi lions and Peony in 8 sided windows among grape vines in cobalt. There is wear to the gold rim, otherwise is in fine condition. This was created about 1915, when the Fukagawa Company was still sub-contracting the finer works out to prominent potters of the Arita area. It is roughly 12 inches (30 cm) tall, 10 inches (24.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition but for the above mentioned wear to the rim.