The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1221235 (stock #OBR4351)
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A silver inlayed bronze incense burner by Inami Keishu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) tall and in fine condition. Inami Keishu worked in metal for more than 60 years. He has been often exhibited and prized with the Nihon Kogei Kai (National Crafts Association) among many other National Events.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1221231 (stock #OBR4350)
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$1,300.00
A large bronze vase decorated with flying fish in a dial of silver waves by Living National Treasure Kanemori Eichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Dochokei Kabin Tobigyo mon (Vase with design of flying fish). It is 9 inches (23 cm) tall 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1221224 (stock #ALR4349)
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$2,400.00
An exquisite image in soft browns and ink tones expressing the highest of Zen taste by Hirafuku Hyakusui enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Ink and light color on paper, over-running an intimated border within the silk frame. In excellent condition, it measures 15-1/2 x 46-1/2 inches (39 x 118.5 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1221179 (stock #ALR4348)
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2.200.00
A dark old bamboo and a sprightly youth rise majestically alongside a grass script poem by Otagaki Rengetsu.
Kono kimi ha This Gentleman
Medetaki fushi wo Continually sprouting
Kasanetsutsu Auspicious branches
Mi no yo ga ki Stands as example
Tameshi narikeri To the future
Ink on paper it measures 18-1/4 x 43 inches (46.5 x 110 cm)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1221171 (stock #ALR4347)
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$1,100.00
single peony capped with a grass script verse glimmers on the silk canvas of this proud scroll by the Buddhist Nun Oishi Junkyo. Ink light color and gold on paper enclosed in a momigami paper border with white piping suitable to the tea room or temple. It is 15-1/2 x 71 inches (39 x 180 cm). There is minor damage to the upper border (see close-up).
Junkyo’s life is a triumph over tragedy. Born into a low family, she was sent to a tea house where she became an apprentice Geisha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1221170 (stock #ALR4346)
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Feeling frisky that day, perhaps a wry self portrait by this most famous of Nuns, Otagaki Rengetsu with a poem brushed above in her unique script...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1221046 (stock #ALR4345)
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$1,000.00
The torrent rushes down past moss covered rocks, the far side lost in a haze of bokashi, a fine waterfall by Oishi Junkyo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Where the very wet brush has moved slowly across the paper, ink was allowed to soak in and bleed creating an indefinite line. Ink and light color on paper enclosed in a silk border of blue and beige and featuring black lacquered rollers. It is 22-1/2 x 54 inches (57.5 x 137 cm) and in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1221044 (stock #AOR4344)
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$1,500.00
Intimate lines of gold scroll in what appears happenstance meanderings on blue cloth enclosed in a striking red lacquered frame by Artist and Poet Kajiwara Hisako. Each one is 9 x 42-1/2 inches (23 x 108 cm) and in fine condition. A very clever poem:
Yugao ni, Hitomachi kataru, Tonari bito
Bottle gourd flowers (which open at dusk), Speak about town, of awaiting the return of the neighbor...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1220204 (stock #AOR4343)
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$2,850.00
One of the most significant collections of Zen calligraphy and painting I have ever seen amassed in the early 20th century is found between the covers of this accordion album. Each painting is attached to a heavy page and the two sided album is bound in patterned silk and enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 18 x 13 x 2 inches (45 x 33 x 4 cm) and features 32 paintings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1220131 (stock #TCR4342)
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A pair of bisque fired braziers in the original signed wooden boxes decorated with paintings by Shibata Zeshin overlaying colorful paper letters by various writers. On one the jovial Otafuku, embodiment of womanly traits, prepares tea, tobacco and a kemari ball for her guest. On the other a boy dressed in traditional Shinto Garb lets fly a kite, a set of bells in one hand ready to dance. Both are signed Zeshin and both allude to New Years festivities...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1219939 (stock #TCR4341)
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$1,300.00
Orchids spring up in the shadow of a garden stone on the sides of this Kyo-yaki hibachi decoratd by literati genius Tomioka Tessai. Tessai was well known for decorating objects, from wooden storage boxes, furniture, pottery, porcelain tea ware and anything else he could place his hands or brush on. He worked with potters such as Eiraku Zengoro and Takahashi Dohachi among many others...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1219883 (stock #MOR4337)
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$3,500.00
A spectacular late Edo period Koshirae for a short blade decorated with kiri-gane gold, mother of pearl, silver, nashiji and maki-e crests representing the heraldry of the Edo Shogunate. The Mitsuba-Aoi (three hollyhock) crest of the Tokugawa family adorn the Nashiji cased body. The Tsuka handle, Kurikata tie point, Tsukigashira, and Kojiri (both ends of the scabbard) are decorated with minutely detailed flowers in mother of pearl scattered in fields of genuine Kiri-gane gold...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1219099 (stock #ALR4332)
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Silver canines gleam menacingly in the corners of the mouth of this terrifying Edo period sabiji-nuri iron Menpo face mask. It has a three lame nodokake also with sabiji-nuri, laced with tight blue chord. The mustache is a bit ragged and there are typical chips around the edges from use.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1218642 (stock #ALR4331)
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A conical Jingasa battle hat 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) high, 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) diameter entirely gilded outside with genuine gold. Inside is lacquered black and retains the tie holds for the liner. There is some writing within, and a maru-ichi crest. There is damage to the peak and edges, but is quite impressive looking, and was likely used by the immediate vanguard of the Daimyo. One of two variations we have, they are from Omi province, just outside of Kyoto in old Japan.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1218593 (stock #MOR4328)
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An Edo period figure of Amidha Nyorai standing in the Vitarka mudrā, the gesture of transmission of Buddhist teaching. It is 2 feet (61 cm) tall with the base, the image alone 14-1/2 inches (36.5 cm) tall. Overall it is in very nice condition. Likely 18th century, some restoration has been performed over time. The robes of the image have been re-gilded and likely the face and hands re-lacquered at some point, however current wear does show some age since then. The tips of the second an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1218439 (stock #MOR4327)
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$750.00
An Edo period hand forged iron lantern made to hang outside temple eaves. The extreme degredation of the iron is testament to its great age, and is highly valued by the Japanese for its pleasing Wabi-sabi aesthetic. Several of the ornamental horns on the top have entirely broken away or disintegrated. Oil drips and spills preserve the base and the original oil dishes remain inside. A perfect compliment to a flower arrangement or Tea room. It is roughly 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) wide, 14 inche...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1492 item #1218298 (stock #MBW4324)
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A kamakura period Seated Shinto Deity 12 x 8-1/2 x 25-1/2 inches (30 x 21.5 x 65 cm) cut from a single piece of camphor wood. Strong Chinese influence in features and clothing. I believe this is an imgae of Sadaijin (Minister of the Left), a guardian deity seen outside shrines who protects the inner sanctuary. It has damage to face, right hand, feet and worm holes; the flares of sleeves and pant legs (originally attached) missing. A core sample was taken from inside the hole made for the sta...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1492 item #1218297 (stock #MBW4324)
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A kamakura period Seated Shinto Deity 12 x 8-1/2 x 25-1/2 inches (30 x 21.5 x 65 cm) cut from a single piece of camphor wood. Strong Chinese influence in features and clothing. I believe this is an imgae of Sadaijin (Minister of the Left), a guardian deity seen outside shrines who protects the inner sanctuary. It has damage to face, right hand, feet and worm holes; the flares of sleeves and pant legs (originally attached) missing. Additional images available.
A core sample was taken f...