The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1302931 (stock #TCR4897)
The Kura
$450.00
Crabs clamber about among auspicious mushrooms and chrysanthemum on this bowl decorated by Yamamoto Sekiso and enclosed in the original wooden box. Within the bowl lies the character Fuku, luck. Beneath the box lid is signed Sekiso Dojin, and dated 1932, with a brushed image of bamboo in red. The bowl comes wrapped in a red cloth decorated with the character Fortune and signed by Sekiso...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1302866 (stock #MOR4894)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A very unusual travelers lunch box and bottle made in the form of a tapered wooden cylinder titled “Tekiko”, That which suits the mouth. A long verse in red Kanbun (the traditional language of the learned) extols the virtues of travel and this travel accoutrement signed Kiteishi and dated to the 12th month of the Lunar year 1841. It is made of wood with a higly textured grain, covered with clear and black lacquer outside, red lacquer within...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1302781 (stock #TCR4893)
The Kura
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A voluminous tsubo of sandy clay decorated with blossoming cherry under a cloud of dark ame-yu glaze by Ito Tozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is 12-3/4 inches (32.5 cm) tall, 13 inches (33 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1302779 (stock #TCR4892)
The Kura
$250.00
A rare Kinkazan Yaki tea bowl by Fukuda Kyokusui decorated with two verses which appear to be signed Koraku and Kako. The bowl is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition. Fukuda Kyokusui (1856-1928) established his kiln in Gifu in the 1890s, and began the revival of the Gifu Castle pottery tradition. A similar piece is held in the Gifu Prefectural Historical Museum.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1302472 (stock #TCR4891)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A large bowl made for the use of the Imperial family likely by the porcelain artist Denjuro wrapped in a padded silk bag and enclosed in a custom made wooden box. Inside is a large 16 petal chrysanthemum, outside cranes fly among tall bamboo and roaring waves with a triad of Chrysanthemum crests. The bowl is 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) diameter and in fine condition. These items would have been used by the Emperor on visits outside the palace, and left as commemorations as gifts for the host...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1302469 (stock #ANR4890)
The Kura
$2,500.00
An anonymous pine forest on gold screen dating from the later Meiji in a pale silk border with black lacquered wooden frame. It is 68-1/2 x 143-1/2 inches (174 x 364 cm). Overall a very nice presentation in fine condition, there is some loss of pigment, fading and surface abrasions attesting to age. Due to size and variation of international transport the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1301767 (stock #MOR4889)
The Kura
$1,600.00
A set of male and female crabs in what appears to be Yo-gin or nickel with fully functional legs and claws. Although nearly identical from the top, the bottom reveals the difference between the sexes. Remarkably realistic. With legs fully extended they are roughly 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) wide and in fine condition. The underside plate is hinged to reveal a tiny inner compartment.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1301765 (stock #ANR4888)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A framed nihonga painting by Shibahara Kisho exhibited at the 1934 Nitten National Exhibition (Teiten V) titled Banshun no Kogai (Late Spring in the Suburbs). Boys day banners of fish drape in the placid air, setting the scene in early May. The naive nature of the image shows a childish joy, and perhaps reflects the sentiments of Japanese as they began to look forward to a new prosperity after the worst years of the Great Depression...
All Items : Artists : Metalwork : Pre 1990 item #1301629 (stock #MBR4887)
The Kura
$975.00
A large bronze vase by Hongo Kakuho enclosed in the original signed wooden box annotated as having been exhibited at the 33rd Toyama Prefectural Nihon Dento Kogei Ten Traditioanl Crafts Exhibition in 1984. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1301516 (stock #MOR4885)
The Kura
$2,700.00
Shochikubai, young pine, blossoming plum and sasa bamboo decorate this 18th century lacquer box adorned with the Honda family crest and a derivative of the Mitsuba-aoi hollyhock of the shogun. It is performed with maki-e gold on black lacquer, with a fine nashiji clouded interior. On the side are solid silver fittings bearing the same crest. The box is 11 x 8-1/2 x 7 inches (28 x 22 x 17 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1301496 (stock #MOR4884)
The Kura
$2,900.00
Anyone who has ever been to Hokkaido will know the famous carving skill of the Ainu people, the indigenous tribe from that Northern Island. Here are nine antique chisels and knives for hand carving, obviously made for carving something very big. There are five flat chisels, one knife and three corner chisels. The flat chisels vary in length from 82 cm to 32 cm, (32 to 13 inches) the corner chisels 23 to 53 cm (9 to 21 inches), and the carving knife 26.5 cm (10-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1300721 (stock #ALR4883)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A carp churns the water with a swish of his powerful tail in this iconic work by post-war artist Kaji Kiichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the 1950s to ‘60s. The ochre pigments are applied over paper, and set in a frame of superb patterned silk extended with beige and terminating in ivory rollers (these would be changed if shipping abroad). It comes with a futo-maki wooden cover and a fine signed wooden box with cover titled simply “Koi”...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1299823 (stock #TCR4882)
The Kura
$1,800.00
A small roaring Shishi lion in the Ninsei style by Miyagawa Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Koro (incense burner). It is 2 x 2-1/2 x 3 inches (5 x 6.5 x 7 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1299417 (stock #MOR4878)
The Kura
$520.00
A Minogame Sea Turtlestands resolute on a boulder amidst churning waves staring out to sea at a grass script poem brushed deftly in the distance and signed Misako. This is possibly the female poet and scholar Kokubun Misako (no dates) active from the later Meiji period through the early post-war years who served at Waseda University around the turn of the century...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1298925 (stock #ALR4879)
The Kura
$3,800.00
Birds take shelter for the coming of night as the mist rolls in on the bare branches of a stand of trees huddled along a stream, all dyed with the colors of late autumn in this exceptional work by Hashimoto Kansetsu enclosed in the original signed wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1298924 (stock #ALR4878)
The Kura
$1,800.00
Pines covered in snow stand sentry on the shore painted by Suzuki Hyakunen While Mt. Fuji looms ghostlike off the canvas in the distance. Traces of the tatami upon which it is painted are visible upon close inspection. This was part of a large collection of works from an old family in Hikone, one of the important points on the old Tokkaido. It is likely (as would have been common in the day) that Hyakunen stayed there during one of his travels, and painted the image in thanks, spontaneously, ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1298474 (stock #MOR4874)
The Kura
$350.00
Cranes in couched gold and silver thread soar into the dark sky on this large fukusa backed with red crepe silk dating from the first half of the 20th century. It is 26-1/2 x 30-1/2 inches (67 x 77 cm) and in overall fine condition; one of the glass eyes has cracked.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1297895 (stock #MOR4476)
The Kura
$300.00
A rake and broom under and ancient pine in gold couched thread represent lifelong marital bliss and longevity on the blue silk field of this antique Fukusa backed with vermillion silk crepe. It is roughly 26 x 24 inches (67 x 60 cm) and is in fine condition but for a square stain on back where it was folded, and a missing tassel.