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 : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1334942 (stock #MOR5174)
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A large pair of 19th c. (Edo p) votive Inari Fox images representing the god of fortune. They are 16.5 x 10 x 24 cm (6-1/2 x 4 x 9-1/2 inches). One holds the key to the treasure house in his mouth. One would have been standing over a Buddhist jewel, however that is now missing.
Inari Okami is the Japanese kami of foxes, of fertility, rice, tea and Sake, of agriculture and industry, of general prosperity and worldly success, and one of the principal kami of Shinto. In earlier Japan, Inar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1334828 (stock #MOR5169)
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A double sided accordion album bound in iridescent cloth from the Meiji period containing 57 total pages covered in ancient cloth samples. 18th -19th centuries. The album is 19 x 24 cm (7-1/2 x 10 inches). Generally in good condition but the covers have some wear and damage
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1334734 (stock #MOR5168)
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A bronze vase very much in the mid fifties style enclosed in the original wooden box signed Ichiyo. It is 9 inches (23.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1334733 (stock #TCR5167)
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Three black rabbits huddle together to form this black-raku Shuro hand warmer enclosed in an old wooden box titled Kuro Mitsu Usuagi Shuro (Black 3 Rabbits Hand Warmer). They are 7 x 5-1/2 x 4 inches (18 x 14 x 10 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1333988 (stock #ANR5163)
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Starting with the famous verse by Chinese Scholar YoYu (AD 53-18) ”The written character is a picture of the heart” (Sho kokoro Ga nari) here are written 42 rules of calligraphy spread over 10 narrow panels by the famous calligraphist Ide Gakei dated 1677. The verses appear to have been written in one sitting, the style going from crisp perfect Kaisho characters through Gyosho stylized characters and into the elegantly running Grass script (Sosho). The way the artist allows his hand to flo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1333649 (stock #ALR5160)
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A fetching scene of colored washes very much in the Taisho style by important artist Ono (Ohno) Bakufu. Pigment on silk in superb Kinrande mounting. It is roughly 21-1/2 x 79 inches (56 x 200 cm).
Born in Tokyo Ono Bakufu (1888-1976) relocated to central Japan after the great Kanto earthquake of 1923 where he became an honorary member of the Hyogo Prefectural Academy of Fine Arts. Often displayed at the Teiten National Exhibition, he is best known for paintings of fish, w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1333402 (stock #TCR5158)
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A pine and poem by Otagaki Rengetsu in Pink and Blue under-glaze decorates this bamboo shaped cup made by Kiju enclosed in an old wooden box titled Rengetsu Ni Matsu-ga Hai (Pine Cup by the Nun Rengetsu). It is 2-1/4 x 1-1/2 inches (5.5 x 4 cm) and is in fine condition. The poem reads:
Yukusue no Of future fortune
Sachi to yohai wo and longevity
Futaba nite Two needles sprout
Chitose wo matsu ya The pine that lasts
Hisashikaru ran. a tho...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1333287 (stock #TCR5156)
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A set of five sencha steeped tea tea cups by the first Suwa Sozan decorated with three seasonal or auspidcious fruits and a poem by famed literatus Tomioka Tessai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Each cup is 2-1/4 x 2 inches (5.7 x 5 cm) and is 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1333201 (stock #ANR5154)
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Exceptional Edo p. Japanese Screen, Demon War An exceedingly rare set of four dramatic paintings divided into segments depicting a variety of battle scenes and supernatural phenomena, each heavy pigment on paper canvas mounted on one of four panels of a gold screen bordered in mulberry. The scenes appear to comprise a fragment of the tale of Daikozan (Oeyama), a Kyoto tale where in a powerful demon was lured to drink, then cut to pieces in his stupor. The screen itself is 20th century; howeve...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1329984 (stock #AOR5148)
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A set of four Tokonoma alcove doors mounted with silk paintings featuring a flight of birds before the waxing moon. They are signed Shunka-saku followed by a Hashira style stamp. Each door is roughly 29 x 47 cm (inches). The doors are mounted in black lacquer with excellent quality hand-forged bronze handles. They are made to fit an opening 28 x 186 cm (inches) indicating they were made for a Kyo-ma sized house. There are minor abrasions typical of age and use, but are in overall fine condit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1329883 (stock #TCR5146)
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A Tenryuji Celadon Koro titled Seiji Rakushiki Koro wrapped in a crepe-silk bag painted by Literati Master Tomioka Tessai and enclosed in a wooden box, both titled Seiji Rakushiki Koro. The crisp green body is surmounted by a silver lattice Hoya. It is 4 inches (10.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Inside the box lid is written: “Seiji Rakushiki Koro,
Master of the Wooden Momkey Studio,
Beloved Singular Incense Burner
One day I visited and was shown
Chimoku t...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1329529 (stock #MOR5140)
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A hollowed out form from a natural piece of hard-wood in the shape of a leaf for use in Sencha Tea. This type of implement was very popular from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. It is 18-1/2 x 14 inches (46.5 x 36 cm) and is in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1329387 (stock #ANR5138)
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A powerful image of a hawk in ink on genuine silver leaf signed Honen dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. It is 70-1/2 x 69-1/2 inches (180 x 176.5 cm) and in fine condition.
Mizutani Honen (1878-1928), Nagoya, Studied under Ishikawa Yurin. Remembered for his depictions of birds. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1329179 (stock #TCR5137)
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An incense case decorated with a bird on a branch by Miyagawa Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 2 x 2-1/2 inches (5 x 6 cm) and is in fine condition.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth generation head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo. The Kozan (Makuzu) kiln as we know it today was established in Yokohama in 1871 by the 11th generation head ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1329115 (stock #TCR5136)
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An unusual kiln mistake in perfect condition in the form of a sake bottle against which something has fallen during the firing, causing it to collapse sideways. These type of kiln mistakes are in fact highly prized as a representation of the power of nature over man’s attempts at control. It is roughly 8 x 8-1/2 x 4 inches (20 x 22 x 10 cm).
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 : 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)
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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...