The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243534 (stock #MOR4510)
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A serene expression emenates from this late Edo period Standing Amiddha Bosatsu figure complete with original gilded wood base. Much incense soot encrustation acquired over time. We have cleaned it to some extent, maintaining a sense of age. It is 65 cm tall including the stand and back, the image itself 33 cm tall. It is missing two fingers on the right hand, and the left hand entirely. A hand can be made at additional cost if desired...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1243414 (stock #ANR4509)
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Cranes dance along the waterway depicted on this pigment on paper and applied silver two panel Makura-byobu pillow screen. It has been fully remounted on a new frame, featuring a maroon silk border of antique cloth in black lacquered wooden border with sturdy blue backing cloth. A quality remount, the screen measures 30-1/2 inches by 8 feet (77 x 244cm) and is in fine original-restored condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243199 (stock #MOR4508)
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The Flaming Jewel, symbol of knowledge and understanding, stands on this large Lotus-shaped pedestal dating from the 19th century. Gilded on the front, black laquer on back, the ball rests on a lotus pedestal covered in red and black lacquer, with applied gold. The rails are carved from wood and lacquered red, featuring (original) two wooden and (replacement) two metal giboshi caps on the corners. It is 55 cm (22 inches) tall in total, 31 cm (12 nches) square...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243196 (stock #MOR4507)
The Kura
$3,500.00
A Bakumatsu era (mid 19th century) sculpture of the bearded Daruma, patriarch of Zen Buddhism, standing resolute with robes clasped in front. The detail is fine, with a curly beard and large rings hanging from his lobes. It is 65 cm (25 inches) tall, and in fine condition, weighing 8.5 kg (roughly 17 pounds). There is a filled hole in the base where it was once attached to a stand.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1970 item #1242827 (stock #MOR4505)
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$1600.00
An early Art Glass work by Iwata Toshichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Rich green branches climb up to embrace a translucent white cloud. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 8 inches (20 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Iwata Toshichi (1893-1980) is undoubtedly the man to wear the label the “Father” of modern glass work in Japan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1242601 (stock #MOR4504)
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The dark skinned foreigner stares out from his bundle of light colored rags, a whisk staunchly gripped across his exposed midriff on this root-wood carving of the famous patriarch of Zen Buddhism, the Daruma, cut from a single piece of natural shaped wood. The heart of the wood forms the figures exposed body, while the outer pith wood wraps around an old scar, forming the robes naturally. It is a most unique bit of mingei sculpture, well patinated and features a fine carved base...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1980 item #1242520 (stock #MOR4503)
The Kura
$650.00
A beautiful large Suiseki mounted on a truly exquisite rich red carved wood base signed by the carver with an accompanying tablet titled Rokko no Kokei (View of Mt. Rokko), the mountain providing the backdrop to Kobe city. Natural white lines Scoring the stone are called itokake and intimate snow left in the shadows or water cascading through the many deep clefts and over the steep precipices. This is an excellent stone measuring 26 x 15 x 22 cm (10 x 6 x 9 inches).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1980 item #1242420 (stock #MOR4501)
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A beautiful Suiseki mounted on rich red carved wood base enclosed in a custom made kiri-wood display box. There is a sublime balance between the ragged peaks and deep clefts in the stone, and excellent example of the Renzan (Range) type of stone. The stone is 37 x 10 x 12 cm (15 x 4 x 5 inches) and is in excellent condition. There is one very small nick in the wooden base (1/8th of an inch or 3 mm in size). Together the stone and box weight 3.5 kilograms (roughly 8 pounds)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1242370 (stock #MOR4500)
The Kura
$900.00
Stylized patterns revealing multi-colored layers are carved into the sides of this black lacquered wooden suiban basin complete with bronze liner and original wooden box signed Shinsui. It is 15 x 30.5 x 7.5 cm (6 x 12 x 4 inches), signed on the base Shin, and is in fine condition, likely dating from the 1950s or early 60s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1242368 (stock #TCR4499)
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A pair of sake flasks enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Kiyomizu Rokubei decorated with floral themes by Kikuchi Hobun. They are 16 cm tall and in fine condition, each stamped on the base Rokubei and signed on the side Hobun.
Kiyomizu Rokubei V (1875-1959) began by studying painting from the age of 12 under the 19th century master Kono Bairei. Upon graduation from the Kyoto Municipal School of painting, he apprenticed under his father Rokubei IV...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1242192 (stock # MBR4498)
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A fine Murashido Double Gourd Vase sealed on the bottom Toyotsugu by Nakajima Yasumi I (Real name Toyotsugu, also read Toyoji, 1877-1951). It is 26 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall, 15 cm (6 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. Gold has been applied around the mouth accentuating the style of a drinking implement. Gourds were a common and natural answer to the need of a container for carrying Sake rice wine...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1241942 (stock #MBR4497)
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A double gourd shaped bronze dating from the early 20th century by Ichinose Soshin wrapped in a yellow cloth bag and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The box reads Jundo Karamono-Utsushi Hana-Ire (Pure Bronze Chinese Style Vase) and is signed in the lower left corner Ichinose Soshin followed by the stamp Soshin. The vase is 24.5 cm (10 inches) tall, 7.5 cm (3 inches) diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1241828 (stock #MBR4496)
The Kura
$750.00
A fine caramel colored bronze vase inlayed with silver waves and gold plovers under silver clouds dating from the late 19th to dawn of the 20th century. It is 15 cm (6 inches) tall. There is a ding in the rim, but does not affect the shape of the vase (see close-up photos).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1241827 (stock #MBR4495)
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A mottled bronze vase decorated with overlapping carp with gold inlayed eyes by Izumi Seijo II It comes with an exquisite Karaki Chinese Rosewood Stand, the vase and stand each in a separate cloth storage bag. The box is signed and thrice stamped, the vase signed and stamped on the side and there is an inscription on the base in ancient seal script. It is 17 cm (7 inches) diameter, roughly 15.5 cm (6 inches) tall and in excellent condtion. Izumi Seijo II (1865-1937) was a Tokyo based Bronze a...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1241825 (stock #TCR4494)
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$550.00
An abbreviated form of the character Kotobuki is scrawled in red on the side of this deep Wan-gata Chawan by Tenryuji priest Seki Bokuo enclosed in the original wooden box stamped on bottom Tenryugama and signed within by Bokuo. It is 13 cm (5 inches) diameter and in fine condition.
Seki Bokuo (1903-1991), former head priest of Tenryuji Temp Seki Bokuo born in Gunma prefecture, and studied at the Keio university medical course, before taking up formal Zen training. He became Dharma-Heir...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1241589 (stock #TCR4493)
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$650.00
An Enso circle by the Daitokuji Temple priest Kankei Jokin decorates this Seto Tenmoku shaped Chawan created by Kato Shunji II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. The box is signed on the side by Kato and stamped on the lid Daitokuji beside the title Kokuso Tenmoku, and annotated within as being by Daitokuji Kankei.
Kato Shunji II (1892-1979) Studied under his father Shunji I, succeeding the family business in 1925. He...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1241588 (stock #TCR4492)
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$150.00
A tea bowl celebrating the 350th anniversary of the founding of Tenryu-zan Mantokuji Temple decorated with the character Nyo by the priest Ken’ei. Nyo is the character for Nyorai, the deities who come to assist mankind in the suffering of this impermanent world. It is 11 cm (4-1/2 inches) diameter and in fine condition. The box is titled (right to left) Chawan, Tenryuzan Mantokuji, Sanbyakugoju-nen, Hondo Shuri Keisan, Kori Shinchiku, (In short: Upon the occasion of the restoration of the m...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1241433 (stock #TCR4490)
The Kura
$950.00
An exquisite repair of powdered gold patterned with waves adorns the rim of this spectacular Edo period Hakeme Chawan Tea Bowl. It comes wrapped in a purple silk bag with cotton buff and enclosed in a shiho Kiri-wood Box. The bowl is 13.5 cm diameter (just more than 5 inches).