The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Robert will be working with disaster relief group IDRO Japan in the earthquake affected areas of Kumamoto, and we will be unable to ship until the middle of May.
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 1950 item #1315230 (stock #ALR4993)
The Kura
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A moon rises behind the silhouette of a ragged tree by Kimura Hyakuboku enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1934 and titled Rokagami. Bordered in soft gray silk with dark wood rollers suiting the scene. It is 21-1/2 x 69 inches (54.5 x 175 cm) Kimura Hyakuboku (Shunzo) was born in Tokyo in 1884. While attending Kyoto University, he found himself attracted to Zen, and left the prestigious School to travel the Buddhist path. He was well known for his sumi-e ink paintings, especia...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1315123 (stock #TCR4992)
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An old Tsutsu-Chawan titled Romatsu (Ancient Pine) covered in dark glaze with swirls of pale green on the front enclosed in a fine old kiri-wood box. Inside the lid is a poem which reads:
Ame kaze ni ikuyo
He nuramu Romatsu no
Arashi wa Tae ni
Koke no hana ha
Saku
The Pine stands firm against the wind and the rain, years of storms pass, and the moss flowers blossom… It is signed Kayoko. The bowl appears to have been made by pinch-forming into shape, and t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1315009 (stock #TCR4990)
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A tri-lobed plate in Gohon glaze decorated with iron clouds and a poem over a tumbling river scratched into the clay enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Clouds and Valleys by potter Eiraku Zengoro and Painter Yamamoto Shunkyo, and likely fired at the pottery of Iwasaki Kenzo. The dish is 11 inches (28 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Beneath the dish inside the box is also a beautiful gilded poem card with a verse reading “Kyofuno hi no kono yorokobi wo kokoro nit e aki...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1315008 (stock #MOR4989)
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A set of 18th-19th century Samurai battle accouterments including a Horagai Shell horn, a musket ball dye, a powder horn and musket ball pouch. The Horagai horn is not so large as to be cumbersome, with a dark patina and a mouthpiece of wood adapted onto the end with lacquer covered cloth. The Musket ball dye is in the manner of a pair of tongs with a hollow center. The powder horn is in the shape of a double gourd, made of a technique more common in Korea than Japan of woven paper lacquered o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1314897 (stock #MOR4988)
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An exquisite Lacquer Tray decorated with a spray of flowering Azalea in gold powder with mother of pearl, ceramic and lead inlays. Large kirigane flakes of solid gold decorate the petals. It is enclosed in a wooden box titled Tsutsuji Maki-e Nagatebon (Azalea Makie-e Tray). It is quite large at 19-1/2 x 14-1/2 x 2 inches (49.5 x 37 x 4.5 cm) and is in fine condition, dating from teh later Meiji to early Taisho period (1895-1915).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1314531 (stock #TCR4987)
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Floral motifs and a crane decorate this set of five shallow bowls by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV enclosed in a fine wooden box representing seasonal images. Each is unique, with chrysanthemum, falling maple leaves, Daffodil, azalea, and Peony. Each is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter. The sharp, convex sides rolling into a soft edge at the rim is striking. There is a tiny chip in the rim of the daffodil and crane bowls, and a hairline crack in the maples.
Kiyomizu Rokubei IV (1848-1920) was fi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1314527 (stock #TCR4840)
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$1,500.00
A set of five porcelain tea cups by Ninnami Dohachi decorated with bamboo and poetry by Nukina Kaioku (Suo) enclosed in a superb custom period kiri-wood box with rosewood edges. Each cup is 2 inches (5 cm) tall, 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) diameter. There are old gold repairs to two of the cups, otherwise are in fine condition.
Nukina Kaioku (1778-1863) was born into a samurai family in Awa, on the island of Shikoku a patron of the Hachisuka clan. In frail health, he was excluded from the stri...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1314392 (stock #ALR4986)
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An ink on silk image of a skull dating from the Meiji period and signed Oto Sanshi. and comes enclosed in a fine period kiri-wood box. The image is bordered in brown satin and features an interesting ichimonji with the characters luck and long life. It has stag antler rollers and comes in a fine wooden box. It is 18-1/2 x 77 inches (47 x 195 cm) and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1314391 (stock #TCR4985)
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Traces of the artist’s fingers decorate the body of this vase by Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8 inches (20 cm) diameter, 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began his artistic career studying painting in the Shijo manner under Koizumi Togaku before moving to the plastic arts under a number of teachers, including Takahashi Dohachi. He began using the name Tozan in 1895, and later received a number of prizes from...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1314390 (stock #TCR4984)
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Scholars enjoy wine and poetry on the side of this sometsuke porcelain Kyusu Tea Pot by Takahashi Dohachi enclosed in an old wooden box. An elephant serves as the handle for the lid. It is roughly 4-1/2 inches (10.5 cm) diameter plus the spout and handle.
The Dohachi Kiln was established in Awataguchi by the retainer of Kameyama fief, Dohachi I around 1760, and the name Dohachi was brought to the forefront of porcelain by the second generation head of the family who attained an imperial...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1314049 (stock #ALR4984)
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Light color on paper in a green silk border. The scroll is 17-1/2 x 67 inches (45 x 170 cm). There is a crease as visible in the photos going across the scroll about the sleeve height. It comes enclosed in an old kiri-wood box (which miss-identifies the artist as Kobayakawa Kiyoshi).
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 Yo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1313773 (stock #ANR4983)
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A stag and Crow glare at each other from opposite positions, one bound to the earth,the other to the sky, on this striking set of screens by important early 20th century artist Hashimoto Kansetsu. Sumi-e and light color on paper in a black lacquered wooden frame, an austere setting for an austere scene. Each panel is 37-1/4 x 68 inches (94.5 x 172.5 cm). Each screen is 74-1/2 x 67-1/2 inches (189 x 171 cm). Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883–1945) was born in Kobe, son of painter Hashimoto Kaikan ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1313684 (stock #TCR4982)
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A raw earthen bottle hand formed for sake and engraved with a poem by Otagaki Rengetsu. It is 5-1/4 inches (13.5 cm) tall and in fine condition. The poem reads:
Fuyubata no On the Daikon Leaves
Oone no kuki ni In a winter field
Shimo Sae Te Frost gleams
Asatode Samushi Going out in the morning I feel cold
Okazaki no sato Here in Okazaki village
Much has been written about the life and work of poet/artist Otagaki Rengetsu. Born into a samurai famil...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1313681 (stock #ALR4981)
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The Wicked being dragged to hell on a burning rickshaw, a very unusual painting dating from the middle Edo period in the original mounting. A horned, red Demon drives the flaming chariot, while his fellows run alongside with clubs and pole-arms to prevent escape. A verse of warning runs along the top. Although it is signed, we are unable to read the signature. The scroll is 19 x 33 inches (48 x 84 cm). This could be remounted if desired, using the original cloth Ichimonji and rollers, with ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1313507 (stock #TCR4980)
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A pair of turn of the century Aka-kinsai gourd-shaped vases by Eiraku Zengoro signed on the base Dai Nippon Eiraku Zo. They are 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall, late 19th to early 20th centuries, spanning the reign of the Meiji and Taisho emperors. Finding a pair of vases in perfect condition in the most seismicaly active country on earth is very rare.
Eiraku Zengoro XII (Wazen, 1823-1896) was one of the most influential potters of his time, setting the stage for the revival of and modernizati...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1313156 (stock #MOR4978)
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A dramatic pair of large trays decorated with silver characters for sun and moon on dynamic black and red surfaces. Each comes in the original wooden box made by craftsmen at the Yabashi Studio in Gifu prefecture. They are 47 cm square and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1313155 (stock #MOR4977)
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$680.00
A large piece of a temple roof tile hollowed out on top to from a suzuri ink-grinding stone for calligraphy. It has a carved wooden lid and a form fitting wooden base. 7 x 5 x 3-1/2 inches (18 x 12 x 8 cm). On the front are clearly written the characters Dai (large) Ji (Temple) and a third character I have not yet deciphered. It is possibly from Todaiji, the temple of great fame in Nara, the ancient capitol of Japan.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1313001 (stock #TCR4974)
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A large trumpeting celadon by Suwa Sozen II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall roughly 6 inches (15 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875. Over the next 25 years he would gravitate between Tokyo and Kanazawa, working at various kilns and research facilities. He again relocated, this time to Kyoto in 1900 to manage...