The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1265647 (stock #MOR4678)
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A Superb set of lacquer boxes enclosed in a carrying case composing various lacquer techniques from the Wakasa region. The set consist s of a carrying case in typical red/black and gold wakasa-nuri containing 4 square lidded boxes, one triangular lidded box and five red lacquered trays. Each box showcases a different style of lacquer. It is 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 14 inches (17 x 17 x 35 cm), in excellent condition and comes enclosed in a wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1265646 (stock #MOR4677)
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A Sagemono of kanshi (dried lacquer) in the shape of a degraded and cast off waniguchi shrine bell with a central compartment, golden leaves gathering on the surface, connected to a wooden netsuke in the shape of a mokugyo prayer bell by a black chord. When hanging, a lever inside closes by gravity, preventing the compartment from opening. On back in gold lacquer is written a circuitous verse followed by the artists (Shunkyo) signature...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1265579 (stock #MBR4676)
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Art-deco styled cicada cling to the side of this faceted bronze vase by Living National Treasure Katori Masahiko covered in a dark mottled patina. It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall and in fine condition, enclosed in an old Kiri-wood box. This is a beautiful cast of thick, quality bronze, as we should expect from a Living National Treasure.
Katori Masahiko (1899-1988) was born into the family of prominent Bronze Artist Katori Hozuma in Chiba...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1265575 (stock #MOR4675)
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$750.00
An art deco influenced cascading square footed-box with lid decorated with silver and red goldfish among ripples of gold flake on black ground. Inside is a soft silvered Nashiji with gold rim. The box is 20 cm (8 inches) square and in fine condition, enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1265534 (stock #MOR4674)
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$950.00
A large flower in dark, bold black lacquer stands out against the fine wood grain of this hardwood tray designed by Kamisaka Sekka for the Kyoto University of Fine Arts. On the box is written Made by Kyoto University of Fine Arts, Kamisaka Sekka Black Lilly, Yellow Shunkei Lacquer Round Tray. It is 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) is the godfather of 20th century Japanese design and the Rimpa revival...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1265532 (stock #TCR4673)
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A Seiji green celadon tea container with lid by Seifu Yohei IV wrapped in a satin lined bag and enclosed in the original signed wooden box annotated on the side by Kano Tessai. Even the silk bag is signed (it appears to read Rakkasei). Precluding Seifu’s signature inside the lid is the statement “One of 30 made for the Heiwa Kinen Sho (Place Commemorating Peace)” with the annotation on the side dated 1919...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1265448 (stock #MOR4672)
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Porcelain cranes in a lead tree decorate the lacquered top of this gilded wooden box enclosed in the original wooden box titled Romatsu Sokaku Zu (Ancient Pine Two Cranes) and signed Sekka, with signatures of Tozan II (porcelain decoration) and Hyoetsu (lacquer artist) inside...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1265447 (stock #ALR4671)
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$2,900.00
An ink painting of bamboo by Tomioka Tessai enclosed in a wooden box endorsed by Sakamoto Kojo titled Ganchiku. It is 67.5 x 199 cm (26-1/2 x 78 inches) and has been long ago mounted in excellent brocade. There are some holes visible in the original paper which were repaired when the painting was re-backed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1265350 (stock #TCR4670)
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$3,500.00
A set of 21 dishes made by Kiyomizu Rokubei III (1820-1883), Shiokawa Bunrin (1808-1877), Kono Bairei (1844-1895), and other members of Bunrin's atelier enclosed in a custom compartmentalized wooden box. Inset into the lid is the original signed wooden box top titled Shiokawa Bunrin Sensei E no Kiyomizu Rokubei Saku. Each gourd shaped dish is uniquely decorated with a seasonal image and poem, and is signed by the artist who decorated it and stamped by the maker Rokubei...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1265132 (stock #MOR4669)
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The crescent moon is hollowed out to contain a flower arrangement, a Hototogisu (cuckoo) passing in front. The vessel is suspended by an antique chain. It is roughly 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) wide and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1265023 (stock #MOR4668)
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$1,500.00
A pair of Geese made from gourds capped with ivory beaks and filled with tiny lead balls so that they may be balanced into any position on their root-wood base. One of the most elaborate Scholar art gourd designs I have seen. Each goose is roughly 8.5 cm and 10 cm respectively (3-1/2 and 4 inches), the base 17 x 12 cm (7 x 5 inches) and all in excellent condition, dating likely from the Meiji or opening years of the 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1264925 (stock #ANR4666)
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$3,800.00
Four ink on paper paintings of scholar items mounted on age darkened silver opposite sheer white paper clouded with gold flake by Murata Kokoku. Antique Handles adorn both sides, the sliver side of dark orbs contain a crescent moon in gold. Made for an opening roughly 68 x 112 inches (172.5 x 284.5 cm) Each door is: 28-1/2 x 68-1/2 inches (73 x 174 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1264811 (stock #ANR4665 B)
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$4,800.00
A set of four double sided Edo period Fusuma doors decorated in ink and light color on paper by two separate artists at different times. One side is painted by Nakabayashi Chikuto, the other somewhat older, unsigned but certainly by an accomplished artist blending late Kano techniques with Nanga and traces of Haiga...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1264810 (stock #ANR4665 A)
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$4,800.00
A set of four double sided Edo period Fusuma doors decorated in ink and light color on paper by two separate artists at different times. One side is painted by Nakabayashi Chikuto, the other somewhat older, unsigned but certainly by an accomplished artist blending late Kano techniques with Nanga and traces of Haiga...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1930 item #1264808 (stock #MOR4664)
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A set of trays turned from horse chestnut and decorated in ink with The Four Gentlemen (Plum, Bamboo, Orchid and Chrysanthemum) of literati fame with accompanying poems by Nishio Setsuko (Hiroshi, b...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1264624 (stock #MOR4663)
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$1,250.00
A massive Sanuki Bori Platter with a cucumber carved into the surface, a grape and Bushukan (Buddhas Hand Fruit) carved in life-size relief. A masterpiece for any collector of Sanuki Carving. It is 35 x 17 x 2 inches (89 x 44.5 x 5.5 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1264621 (stock #MOR4597)
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A carved wood fish gutted and drying, pierced with a hole through which a chord would have passed. It is an exceptionally long (Sashi) Netsuke and appears to be signed Shozan. Dried fish like this was typical travelling food in 19th c. Japan. It is 11 inches (18.5 cm) long and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1264497 (stock #MOR4662)
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A large Bunko paper storage box of austere raw kiri-wood with solid silver rims by Toyosai decorated with figures by Kikuchi Keigetsu enclosed in the original signed double box titled Kyokusui no Utage Bunko.
Kyokusui no Utage (en) is the old tradition of a group sitting scattered near a garden stream. A cup is set adrift filled with sake, and before it reaches the first person he must compose the first line of a poem. He takes a drink and sets the cup afloat again, the second must then ...