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 : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372143 (stock #ANR6630)
A spectacular pair of screens dating from the later Edo period by Nakanishi Koseki depicting the full moon rising beyond ragged plum branches laden with blossoms, and water flowing past an ancient pine encrusted with linghi mushrooms. Ink and light pigment on paper with applied gold flake. The set has been completely remounted in a patterned green silk border with black lacquered frame backed in sturdy blue cloth. There are two drips on the second panel from the left of the pine screen, and s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1372142 (stock #ALR6631)
The Kura
$1,000.00
Scratches of ink form a precipitous landscape of jagged mountains on the paper surface of this scroll performed by Fujii Tatsukichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is framed in a silk border terminating in ceramic rollers. A note enclosed in the box reads “When I see the mountain I fondly remember the teacher, From Daitenjogaku (a place or studio name) viewing Kuragatake (a mountain name). It is 26 x 57-1/2 inches (66 x 146 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Fujii Tatsu...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1372065 (stock #MOR6629)
The Kura
$840.00
A set of five trays from a prominent Kyoto Ryokan decorated by early 20th century scholar and artist Tanaka Hakuin and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Maruzen Go-kyaku (Five serving trays). Each tray features a unique hand painted landscape in ink under the clear lacquer, allowing the exquisite natures of the wood grains to show through. They are 37 cm (14-1/2 inches) diameter, 7 cm (2-3/4 inches) tall and overall in fine condition.
Tanaka Hakuin (1865-1934) was born ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1372019 (stock #MOR6627)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A table of turned wood from the folk industry of Korea dating from the 19th century. This is a rare find, even in Korea, where very little remained after years of warfare and rebuilding. Traditionally with four joined legs called a soban, this type turned from a roundel is quite unusual. It is 35 cm (14 inches) diameter. There are some minor insect damages.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1372017 (stock #TCR6626)
The Kura
$1,300.00
A lovely roku-yu glazed form from the kilns of Korea mounted on a tri-pronged rosewood stand and enclosed in a period kiri-wood box. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall plus the stand. There are minor chips about the rim. An excellent piece for use in the tea room. Likely 15th to early 17th centuries (Possibly later Goryeo likely early Joseon).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1372016 (stock #MOR6625)
The Kura
$2,500.00
An antique Japanese saddle pad covered with a Korean tapestry of two frolicking lion-dogs in green and white. It features gilded leather piping (which has come loose in some places, see photos), and typical Japanese backing cloth with deer-leather ties. The pad is roughly 116 x 56 cm (46 x 22 inches). Exceptionally rare,
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1371898 (stock #TCR6624)
The Kura
$2,700.00
Sale Pending
A large porcelain vase covered in olive green upon which grows a rush of white bamboo and a brief epitaph by Miura Chikusen I enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating to the late Meiji or early Taisho period. It is 15 inches (37.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. The box has much darkened with age. Works of this size by Chikusen, who largely specialized in the minute world of Sencha ware are quite rare.
Miura Chikusen I (1854-1915) made a name for himself as a strict adhere...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1371897 (stock #MOR6623)
The Kura
$2,200.00
Sale Pending
A pair of large mixed metal birds on a custom black lacquered table by Iwase Seifu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled So-Hato Okimono. Excellent detail, the birds are life sized, the strutting male figure signed on the posterior is roughly 9 inches long, 8 inches tall. Both are in good condition, with some wear to the silvering.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1700 item #1371796 (stock #MOR6622)
The Kura
Price on Request
Sale Pending
A rare 17th century Japanese Lacquer table performed in the Nanban style exhibited in 1972 at the Kyoto National Museum (including paperwork from the museum). Overall it is in excellent condition, enclosed in an older wooden storage box. It is 12 x 17 x 14 inches (31 x 43 x 36 cm).
According to the Met: The Portuguese and Spanish who visited Japan during the Momoyama period were fascinated by the beauty and exotic appearance of luxurious gold-decorated lacquerwares associated with the t...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1371795 (stock #MOR6621)
The Kura
$3,400.00
A heavily lacquered box in multi color carved through in the sanuki tradition revealing layers of color and exquisite silver peony with black leaves on orange-peel textured red by Okabe Keizo enclosed in the original signed wooden box signed SuimatsuKen Keizo Saku. It is 14 x 21.5 x 13.5 cm (5-1/2 x 8-1/2 x 5-1/4 inches) and retains the original inner tray pierced with a hole for the chasen.
Keizo was born in 1912 in Kagawa prefecture on the island of Shikoku and studied the art of lacque...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1370979 (stock #TCR6620)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A Ninsei image of a bearded courtier leaning against an armrest in white robes decorated with winged crests by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The upper part of the body lifts off to reveal the incense chamber. Outside the box is titled Koro, Inside is written Ninsei Jinbutsu-Kon (Opening Ninsei Figure) and signed A relic remaining by the 75 year old man followed by the signature of the second generation. Kozan I died at the age of 75. It is 7 inches (18...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1370589 (stock #TCR6621)
The Kura
$1,900.00
Pines grow stoultly on hillocks surrounding a lae sheltered in the mountains decorating the body of ths sometsuke porcelain by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Outside the box is titled Kabin (vase), Inside is written Seika Sansui-ga It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall and in excellent 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 h...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1370486 (stock #TCR6619)
The Kura
$985.00
A very unusual Suzuri Ink grinding stone made of pottery in the shape of a Tori-gate through which is visible the rising sun. The piece has been well protected inside a silk lined padded cloth bag and encased in a wooden box. It is signed on the back (illegible). The piece measures 8 x 8-1.2 inches (20 x 21.5 cm) and is in excellent condition
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1370435 (stock #MOR6618)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A stunning work of Sanuki lacquer carving enclosed in the original wooden box dated Taisho 11 (1922); a grinding stone carved in the shape of a lotus leaf from under which emerge fresh-water crabs. The cover is intricately carved with flowers in yellow and red on green. Although I have not been able to decipher it there appears to be a signature on the stem of the leaf beneath. It is 13.5 x 11 x 3 cm (5-1/2 x 4-1/4 x 1 inch) and is in excellent condition. The box lid is titled Kan-Suzuri (Dr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1370367 (stock #TCR6617)
The Kura
$550.00
Japanese Soldiers in Meiji period uniform stand firm against overwhelming numbers on the gold accented side of this large baluster vase signed on the base Kaga Kutani Sei. The vase is commemorating the Japanese victory over the Chinese in the Sino-Japanese war dating circa 1895. Between colorful valances a pleasant landscape of weeping willows and gentle lakes, women and children and elderly people pleasantly passing her days. It comes in a large kiri-wood box, and the vase is 17-1/2 inches (...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1370336 (stock #MOR6616)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A beautifully crafted black lacquerd storage box in the shape of an armor box with six legs bound with brass. It is dated on bottom with what appears to be the 5th month of Meiji 11 (1878) and the name Nakahara Tsunesuke. The lock has been disarmed so that it may be opened without a key. The lid is 54.5 x 32.5 cm (21-1/2 x 13 inches), stands 38 cm (15 inches) tall and weighs 7.8 killograms (17 pounds) The lacquered joints of one back leg have separated from the body of the box (see close-up ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1370234 (stock #MOR6615)
A fine wakizashi in exquisite varied lacquer and nashiji saya with wave patterned fittings, the blade in a Shirasaya wrapped in purple silk. The tang is signed Kunimasa. The blade and mounts are in fine condition. Tokyo license 71336, Showa 30.
blade length: 39.4 cm
sori:0.8 cm
motohaba:2.4 cm
motokasane: 0.7 cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1370156 (stock #MOR6614)
The Kura
$4,000.00
A fine wakizashi in saya of crushed aogai shell in lacquer with engraved silver fittings adorned with a family crest wrapped with matching Kozuka. Kyoto license number 59007 Heisei 9.
blade length: 38.9 cm
sori:0.7 cm
motohaba:2.4 cm
motokasane: 0.6 cm It is in excellent condition.