The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Robert will be working with disaster relief group IDRO Japan in the earthquake affected areas of Kumamoto, and we will be unable to ship until the middle of May.
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1334733 (stock #TCR5167)
The Kura
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Three black rabbits huddle together to form this black-raku Shuro hand warmer enclosed in an old wooden box titled Kuro Mitsu Usuagi Shuro (Black 3 Rabbits Hand Warmer). They are 7 x 5-1/2 x 4 inches (18 x 14 x 10 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1334100 (stock #MOR5166)
The Kura
$435.00
A gilded box for carrying Buddhist offerings to the shrine covered in ornate patterns with brass hardware dating from the 19th century. It is 5-1/2 x 4 x 10 inches (14 x 10 x 25 cm) and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1334075 (stock #MOR5165)
The Kura
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An unusually shaped Zenshozan Tesu-sabiji raw-iron 36 plate kabuto of superb quality supplanted by a fine iron tehen-kanamono and featuring a mabizashi inlayed with silver damascene. The layout of the uniquely shaped plates is quite unusual with four lines of prominent rivets rising to the peak. From the bowl hangs a five lame shikoro of wide plates laced with blue silk and featuring orange and yellow mimi-ito on the tataki-nuri lowermost flange. A crest of nine stars about one large star dec...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1333988 (stock #ANR5163)
The Kura
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Starting with the famous verse by Chinese Scholar YoYu (AD 53-18) ”The written character is a picture of the heart” (Sho kokoro Ga nari) here are written 42 rules of calligraphy spread over 10 narrow panels by the famous calligraphist Ide Gakei dated 1677. The verses appear to have been written in one sitting, the style going from crisp perfect Kaisho characters through Gyosho stylized characters and into the elegantly running Grass script (Sosho). The way the artist allows his hand to flo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1333704 (stock #MOR5162)
The Kura
$700.00
Kiseru are Japanese smoking pipes traditionally used for smoking kizami, a finely shredded tobacco product resembling hair. Here are three fine antique pipes, one of solid silver, one of shibuichi and gold with ancient soot stained susu-dake bamboo, another of shakudo, gold and silver with a han-chiku (diseased bamboo) center. They are roughly 8 inches (20 cm) long each. There are some abrasions on the last pipe described, from tapping out the spent tobacco, and some teeth marks in the soft go...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1333650 (stock #MOR5161)
The Kura
$2,400.00
A large bronze vase inlayed with a silver net over-layed by goldfish, upper and lower diapers of curling waves by Shuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated Showa 7 (1932). Inside the lid is a red label from the Tanaka Kiyogoro store in Tokyo Nipponbashi. It is titled Gin-ami Kabin, Gin Koshoku Kingyo Moyo (Silver Net Vase with Old Silver color Goldfish Design). It is roughly 11 inches (28 cm) tall, the same diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1333649 (stock #ALR5160)
The Kura
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A fetching scene of colored washes very much in the Taisho style by important artist Ono (Ohno) Bakufu. Pigment on silk in superb Kinrande mounting. It is roughly 21-1/2 x 79 inches (56 x 200 cm).
Born in Tokyo Ono Bakufu (1888-1976) relocated to central Japan after the great Kanto earthquake of 1923 where he became an honorary member of the Hyogo Prefectural Academy of Fine Arts. Often displayed at the Teiten National Exhibition, he is best known for paintings of fish, w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1333627 (stock #MOR5159)
The Kura
$1,600.00
Dark stained bamboo is decorated with inlayed beads of red coral in built up lacquer intimating the bursting fruit of a pomegranate tree enclosed in a box signd by the infamous Zen Priest Nakahara Nantenbo dated Taisho 3 (1914). The age darkened box is titled Koetsu-san Zakuro Sago. The “Ko” in the title indicates this piece was already old when Nantenbo had it in his possession. It is 22 x 5.5 cm (8-1/2 x 2 inches) and is in fine condition.
Nantenbo, (1839-1925 Toju Zenchu), did...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1333402 (stock #TCR5158)
The Kura
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A pine and poem by Otagaki Rengetsu in Pink and Blue under-glaze decorates this bamboo shaped cup made by Kiju enclosed in an old wooden box titled Rengetsu Ni Matsu-ga Hai (Pine Cup by the Nun Rengetsu). It is 2-1/4 x 1-1/2 inches (5.5 x 4 cm) and is in fine condition. The poem reads:
Yukusue no Of future fortune
Sachi to yohai wo and longevity
Futaba nite Two needles sprout
Chitose wo matsu ya The pine that lasts
Hisashikaru ran. a tho...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1333287 (stock #TCR5156)
The Kura
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A set of five sencha steeped tea tea cups by the first Suwa Sozan decorated with three seasonal or auspidcious fruits and a poem by famed literatus Tomioka Tessai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Each cup is 2-1/4 x 2 inches (5.7 x 5 cm) and is in fine condition.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875. Over the next 25 years he would gravitate between Tokyo and Kanazawa, working...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1333203 (stock #ALR5155)
The Kura
$3,000.00
An image of a Hakutaku by 418th head priest (former) of Daitokuji Chuho Sou. The scroll is 20 x 51 inches (51 x 130 cm) and is in original condition. It comes enclosed in an annotated wooden box. Judging by the calligraphy to the left the image was painted as a talisman to ward off evil. Chuho Sou (1760-1838) was born in Kyoto, and studied Zen under the 416th master Sokan. His Buddhist name is Sou, and other names used by him are Chuho, Shogetsu, and Rakuyojin. He succeeded the temple in 18...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1333201 (stock #ANR5154)
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Exceptional Edo p. Japanese Screen, Demon War An exceedingly rare set of four dramatic paintings divided into segments depicting a variety of battle scenes and supernatural phenomena, each heavy pigment on paper canvas mounted on one of four panels of a gold screen bordered in mulberry. The scenes appear to comprise a fragment of the tale of Daikozan (Oeyama), a Kyoto tale where in a powerful demon was lured to drink, then cut to pieces in his stupor. The screen itself is 20th century; howeve...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1332842 (stock #TCR5153)
The Kura
$850.00
A boy riding a bull from the 10 Oxherding Pictures by decorated by Yano Kyoson and fired at the Kutani kiln of Kitade Chojiro enclosed in the original wooden box signed Chidojin and stamped Kyoson. It is 39.5 cm (15-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Yano Kyoson (also Chidojin, 1890-1965) was born in Ehime on the island of Shikoku. He studied painting initially under Nagamatsu Shun yo. He was instrumental ins t...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1330046 (stock #TCR5151)
The Kura
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A set of ten plates made by Haku-un and decorated by Nanga artist Ueda Tangai enclosed in the original wooden box titled TangaiGa Kashizara (Sweets dishes decorated by Tangai). Each dish bears a unique seasonal floral motif. The box is signed Heian Haku-un Zo (made by Haku-un of Kyoto) with a second signature line reading hand painted in the Summer of 1923 followed by Motai (the given name of Ueda Tangai)  Each dish is roughly 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) diameter and all are in fine condition....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1329985 (stock #MOR5149)
The Kura
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A boxed set of late 19th to early 20th century Chinese Export Ware sake cups of blue cloisonné on a bronze body with a foil of silver lining the inside. Each cup is roughly 2 inches (5 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1329984 (stock #AOR5148)
The Kura
$480.00
A set of four Tokonoma alcove doors mounted with silk paintings featuring a flight of birds before the waxing moon. They are signed Shunka-saku followed by a Hashira style stamp. Each door is roughly 29 x 47 cm (inches). The doors are mounted in black lacquer with excellent quality hand-forged bronze handles. They are made to fit an opening 28 x 186 cm (inches) indicating they were made for a Kyo-ma sized house. There are minor abrasions typical of age and use, but are in overall fine condit...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1329884 (stock #MOR5147)
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A exquisite chisel of hand forged suminagashi steel signed Chiyoryu and a carving knife signed Akifusa enclosed in a signed wooden box . The Chisel has a hardwood handle carved with a dragon and signed Naritaka. The chisel is 25 inches (63 cm) long. The knife is 27 inches (68 cm) long and both are in excellent condition. These are used in the muneage ceremony (raising of the ridgepole) in traditional Japanese construction.
Chiyoryu is a specialist in hand forged tool blades from Miki,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1329883 (stock #TCR5146)
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A Tenryuji Celadon Koro titled Seiji Rakushiki Koro wrapped in a crepe-silk bag painted by Literati Master Tomioka Tessai and enclosed in a wooden box, both titled Seiji Rakushiki Koro. The crisp green body is surmounted by a silver lattice Hoya. It is 4 inches (10.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Inside the box lid is written: “Seiji Rakushiki Koro,
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