The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1960 item #1274758 (stock #MOR4720)
The Kura
$1,375.00
A hardworking squirrel clutches a walnut as he tucks away another winter meal perched atop a stone from which grow mushrooms. It is beautifully carved from hardwood, signed on the base Tengeki (?), likely dating from the immediate pre-war or post-war period. It is 19 x 9 x 21-1/2 inches (48 x 23 x 55 cm) and is in overall very good condition. A small chip or crack has formed in the tip of the tail, visible from the top only (see close-up photo).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1960 item #1274501 (stock #ANR4719)
The Kura
$750.00
An unusual set of hawk prints by Tokuriki Tomikichiro enclosed in the original signed and dated wooden box. The screen measures 39-1/2 x 61 inches (1m x 155 cm) Some wear to corners of the screen has been touched up with paint, otherwise it is in fine condition. More given to a colorful palet in portraiture and scenery, this set of hawks is very unusual for the artist. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately for this item...
All Items : Artists : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1274348 (stock #AOR4718)
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The only one remaining on the market to sell, a rare and very popular 1997 color etching by Joel Stewart, one of only 75 produced, titled Eclipse. Signed and numbered, it is 28 x 34-1/2 inches (72 x 88 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Joel Stewart was born in Oakland but spent his young years in various cities around America before settling as an early teen in the cool green of Tacoma Washington...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1274323 (stock #MOR4717)
The Kura
$775.00
A souring image of Kannon rising on swirling clouds above the earth, pouring out a bottle from one hand, the other grasping a lotus blossom. The robes swirl about in an amazing array of carving technique. It is signed on the base Ryuichi-saku and stands over 16 inches (41 cm) tall. There are no chips or cracks and it is in fine condition enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1274315 (stock #ANR4716)
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A view of the radiacal tree walls and thatched homes of Izumo by Nohara Chosei mounted as a two panel screen. Overall the artist has used thin colors to create the scene, yet the trees, and some other features are heavily built up with color and testure. He has then added heavy droplets creating rocks and bits of wood which too show texture and create shadows on the scene...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1274146 (stock #TCR4715)
The Kura
$600.00
Streaks of blue-green wash in waves down the three sides of this Jomon-inspired pottery vase dating from the immediate post-war era marked on the base simply “Ka”. It is an excellent example of mid-century Japanese pottery, from a time when the country was attempting to recover from the destruction of the second World War and rediscover it’s roots. A piece bearing this same stamp is held in the collection of the Morikami Museum.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1274137 (stock #AOR4714)
The Kura
$700.00
An abstract forest representation by Yoshikawa Sanshin dating from the post-war period. Oil on canvas, it is enclosed in an aluminum frame typical of the era. In the frame it is 43 x 93 cm (17 x 36-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition. A similar work was exhibited in 1975. This artist was one of the leaders in abstract painting both pre and post war...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1274131 (stock #MOR4587)
The Kura
$450.00
A bronze image of three firemen battling a blaze titled Bosai (Extinguishing the Flames) by Hanada Kazuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. This is a small version of the wildly popular wooden carving submitted by him in 1956 to the Nitten national exhibition. It is 24 cm tall and in fine condition, weighing almost 4 kg (8.5 lbs).
Hanada Kazuo was born in 1904 in Naokata, Fukuoka Prefecture on the Southern Main Island of Kyushu...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1273159 (stock #ANR4712)
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The screen is performed with heavy pigment on silk, in a transitional style typical of the early post war era where the theme remains traditional yet the execution is changing stylistically to what would become Nihonga after the mid 50s. It is possibly “Chatei Akibi” (Autumn Tea Garden), exhibited 5th Nitten, 1949. The image, style and execution match the era, but there are no photographic records with which to compare. Each panel is 174 x 90 cm (68-1/2 inches x 3 feet)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1272639 (stock #TCR4657)
The Kura
$625.00
A boxed set of 19th century Kataguchi hakeme Karatsu Guinomi exquisitely formed with double rim and pinched foot. Each is 2 inches (5 cm) diameter, roughly the same height. All are in excellent condition but one tiny nick to the rim visible in the last photo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1272150 (stock #AOR4656)
The Kura
$500.00
A hand scroll of various decorated paper samples, likely a late 19th century catalog of design samples showing various patterns and colors available. This is the traditional paper type used for poem cards, and is an excellent survey of styles popular at the time. Horses, waves, trees, birds and all manner of natural scenery with abstract designs, all subdued, showing a stately confidence and grace...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1272143 (stock # TCR4655)
The Kura
$1,365.00
A Furo tea room brazier by Raku Kichizaemon XI decorated in bold style over red glaze and enclosed in the original age darkened signed wooden box. Men in straw rain suits pull a barge up river under overhanging leaves of a willow tree. It is 34 cm (13-1/2 inches) diameter, 22 cm (9 inches) tall and in overall excellent condition, with a few stress cracks in the corner due to heat typical of use...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1271926 (stock #TCR3063)
The Kura
$1,600.00
A large and unusual Raku hand warmer (Shuro) in the shape of a monkey Charm (sarubobo) by representative Kyoto artist Kiyomizu Rokube IV (Rokuko, 1847-1920) dating circa 1920 enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The Sarubobo is a Mingei Monkey Charm from the Gifu area, here recreated in the low-fired Raku pottery tradition of Kyoto and seated on the original silk pillow. The walls of this unusual piece of Raku ware are more than 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) thick, making it quite sturdy...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1271866 (stock #TCR4654 )
The Kura
$1,250.00
A pair of superb Tokkuri by Raku Kichizaemon enclosed in the original signed wooden box, each stamped on the base, each unique with one in dark Raku glaze, the other swiped with ash leaving large areas of raw clay exposed. Each one is 16 cm (6 inches) tall and in fine condition. These are by the Kichizaemon X, according to the book Sado Bijutsu Teccho, it is the earliest of his four known stamps...
All Items : Artists : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1270475 (stock #MOJ4653)
The Kura
$850.00
A row of ripe persimmons march across the desperately thin washi paper of this rare early limited work by Joel Stewart enclosed in a gilded wood framed and numbered 19 out of 20 edition. Intaglio on washi mounted on archival paper with subtle hand coloring. The print is 40 x 19 cm (16 x 7-1/2 inches), the frame is 64 x 45 cm (25 x 18 inches) and all is in fine condition. This is the only one available, all others are in private hands.
Joel Stewart was born in Oakland but spent his youn...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1269839 (stock #TCR4652)
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An ominous row of black crows in silhouette cry in unison from the stormy insides of this gassaku bowl made by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV and decorated by Kikuchi Hobun, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Color has infused the glaze, evidence of age and use and lending to the malefic atmosphere. It is 20.5 cm (8 inches) diameter and in fine condition, stamped on the base Rokubei and signed on the side Hobun.
Kiyomizu Rokubei IV (1848-1920) was first born son of Rokubei III, and took o...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1269828 (stock #MOR4651)
The Kura
$1,000.00
A dramatic pair of large trays decorated with silver characters for sun and moon on dynamic black and red surfaces. The silver has darkened with age, striking against the smooth lacquer. Each comes in the original wooden box made by the Yabashi Studio in Gifu prefecture. They are 47 cm square and in fine condition.
All Items : Artists : Paintings : Pre 2000 item #1269661 (stock #AOJ4650)
The Kura
$1,550.00
A framed watercolor by Modern artist Joel Stewart featuring a Shino Mizusashi in his wet palate on sheer ground dating from 1996. This typifies the lurid wet style he is known to be master of, with the form growing out of splashes of color. The painting is 35 x 41 cm (13-1/2 x 16 inches) enclosed in a gold frame with matting 58 x 63 cm (23 x 25 inches) and is in original (new) condition.
Joel Stewart was born in Oakland but spent his young years in various cities around America before s...