The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for thier 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 lisitng, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery for the next month, and actively seeking new stock, we do anticipate more disaster relief work after the rain season has ended in mid July. 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 : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1336739 (stock #MOR5209)
The Kura
$1,800.00
An exquisite selection of burls superbly crafted by hand to form this low flower table with a flat top meeting perfectly slightly curved edges the legs pierced with and open design. It is cut from a slab of Tocchi-wood, horse chestnut, highly prized for its iridescent grain and figuring. It is 13 x 22-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches (33 x 57 x 11 cm) and is in excellent condition without damage or warping. Early 20th century; raw wood items like this piece were considered the height of fashion from the la...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1336613 (stock #TCR5208)
The Kura
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A pensive figure wrapped in green robes by Miyagawa Kozan I, bearing the artist’s seal on the base. It is 13 inches (32.5 cm) tall and 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 of the family wher...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1336471 (stock #MBR5204)
The Kura
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A large 17th to 18th century Buddhist sculpture of a Rakan (arahat), well sculpted, his naked torso gilded in gold with robes and shoes in black lacquer, carrying a large urn which is an active incense burner. The sculpture is 2 feet (61 cm) tall and in overall fine condition. There are minor losses to the lacquer and gilding typical of age, and a repair to his left foot. Both little fingers are missing from his hands; these could be repaired if desired at additional cost.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1336470 (stock #MOR5203)
The Kura
$330.00
An offering of flowers and a Buddhist reliquary decorate this beige silk Fukusa hand painted by Kubota Beisen. On the reverse is a plum blossom crest. It is 25-1/2 x 30 inches (64.5 x 77 cm).
Kubota Beisen (1852-1906) was a student of Suzuki Hyakunen, who expanded upon his teachers style with a flare for western techniques, while remaining recognizably Japanese. He helped to establish and taught at the Kyoto School of Painting (Future Kyoto University of Fine Art). He also served as a ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1336433 (stock #MOR5201)
The Kura
$295.00
Lotus, Japanese Silk Fukusa HP by Tanomura Chokunyu Meiji period textile, painting MOR5201 It is 20 x 21-1/2 inches (50 x 55 cm) Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907) was born in Oita (the Oka Feif) and studied initially under Okamoto Baisetsu before moving to paint under the famous literatus Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835), who adopted him as a son and had a very strong influence on the young artist. Upon Chikudens death he also studied briefly under Oshio Chusai (1792-1837) then finally ventured out...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1336432 (stock #ALR5200)
The Kura
$900.00
A young girl in traditional robes stands in the garden among autumn foliage, a breath of spring in the closing of the year. The background is all muted, allowing the boldness of the colors of her robes, flesh and hair to stand out. Expertly rendered, the scroll is 2 by 6 feet (63 x 183 cm) and is in excellent condition, completely remounted in pale patterned silk. This is more than likely the work of Osaka female artist Tominaga Gyokuun, an artist studied in the Shijo school of painting und...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1336431 (stock #MOR5199)
The Kura
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Brass and Shakudo form a dragonfly lighting upon one of three art-deco inspired leaves “floating” on a slab of fine kiri-wood making up this okimono signed on the base Takasaki Hiromasa and enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating likely from the 1930s. It is 36.5 x 30.5 x 2.5 cm (14-1/2 x 12 x 1 inches) and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1336336 (stock #MOR5198)
The Kura
$250.00
Verdant green covers this elegant form, an anonymous bronze dating from 1950s Japan enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1336335 (stock #TCR5197)
The Kura
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Egrets in flight decorate the art-deco influenced shape of this faceted hanging vase by Nakamura Suiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. According to the inside of the box, this was one of three made for submission to the 5th Nihon Bijutsu Tenrankai (Nitten, 1949). An entry in the catalog for that year states that Nakamura Suiko of Ishikawa prefecture exhibited a “Tri faceted Porcelain Hanging Vase Decorated with Egrets”. It is roughly 9 x 10 x 9 inches (23 x 25 x 23 cm) and is ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1336141 (stock #TCR5196)
The Kura
$350.00
A lovely dark Koro incense burner decorated wいth meditating Buddhist images in resist covered with black glaze highlighted with red and enclosed in the original wooden box signed Juzan Te-saku (Made by the hand of Juzan). It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1336027 (stock #TCR5195)
The Kura
$1,250.00
A very unusual black glazed mid Edo period Ninsei dish from the kilns of Kyoto, the fluted body decorated with clouds of smoke in green, yellow and red enamels. It is 9 inches (23 cm) diameter and in fine condition, wrapped in padded cloth and enclosed in a black lacquered period wooden box titled Ninsei Kashi Bachi. Likely 18th century.
Nonomura Ninsei was born in Tamba, one of Japan's early pottery centers. Although we know that he studied in Seto, little is known about his life until...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1336024 (stock #ANR5194)
The Kura
$1,100.00
A lighthouse rises over the rocky shore, evening mist rolling in as evening deepens. A fine painting of traditional mineral pigments on silk dating from mid 20th century Japan signed simply “Yoshi” (Yorokobu). The scene is bordered in two stages of patterned brocade within a darkened wood frame, and has been recently re-backed with green Washi paper. The screen is 62-1/2 x 55 inches (159 x 140 cm) fully open, and in fine condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separat...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1940 item #1335779 (stock #TCR5193)
The Kura
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The twelve animals of the zodiac in pottery miniature by Senkeido enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from early twentieth century Japan. Each is hand formed, stamped and painted, enclosed in its own compartment in the wooden box. Between 1 and 2 inches (2 to 5 cm) each, and in excellent condition. The Senkeido specialized in “Tsuchi Ningyo” decorated clay figures, and was active in the Yasaka area of Kyoto during the Taisho and early Showa eras.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1335778 (stock #TCR4958)
The Kura
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A yellow-glazed porcelain decorated with Phoenix in cobalt by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box with a Kae-buta (extra lid) signed by the tea master Sokuchusai. The vase is quite large at 11 inches (28.5 cm) tall, 7 inches (18 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition. It comes with a black lacquered wooden stand as pictured.
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 imperia...
All Items : Artists : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1335737 (stock # AOT5192)
The Kura
$550.00
Titled, signed and numbered, it is 5 out of an edition of 15. There is some toning in the lower most region of the white border. Olivia Munroe has a BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her award-winning etchings are included in numerous public, private and corporate collections, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Washington, D.C.'s Smithsonian Institution. Munroe lived in Japan for several years and draws inspiration from traditional Japanese ae...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Western Artists : Pre 1980 item #1335736 (stock #AOT5191)
The Kura
$575.00
An Artist Proof by American artist and print-maker Olivia Munroe titled composing in dark ink on paper. It is hand, signed, titled and bears the designation Artist Proof in pencil. The paper is 56 x 76 cm (22 x 30 inches). The image is 39.5 x 50 cm (22 x 30 inches). Fine condition.
Olivia Munroe has a BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her award-winning etchings are included in numerous public, private and corporate collections, among them the Metropolitan M...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Western Artists : Pre 1980 item #1335735 (stock #AOT5190)
The Kura
$595.00
An Artist Proof by American artist and print-maker Olivia Munroe titled composing in dark ink on paper. It is hand, signed, titled and bears the designation Artist Proof in pencil. The paper is 56 x 76 cm (22 x 30 inches). The image is 39.5 x 50 cm (22 x 30 inches). Fine condition.
Olivia Munroe has a BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her award-winning etchings are included in numerous public, private and corporate collections, among them the Metropolitan M...
All Items : Artists : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1335734 (stock #AOT5189)
The Kura
$650.00
An Artist Proof by American artist and print-maker Olivia Munroe titled composing in dark ink on paper. It is hand, signed, titled and numbered 16/18 in pencil. The paper is 56 x 76 cm (22 x 30 inches). The image is 39.5 x 50 cm (22 x 30 inches). Fine condition.
Olivia Munroe has a BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her award-winning etchings are included in numerous public, private and corporate collections, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New ...