The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1298519 (stock #MOR4875)
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Hairy fresh water crabs scuttle this way and that about a bundle of lotus on this large hand painted silk Fukusa by Shige Shunto. Above and to the left it is signed Shunto, and in the lower right is stamped Chikushun. It is 22-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches (57 x 62 cm) and is in overall fine condition. It came from the same house as several of the other Fukusa we are listing, and bears the crest of the Ii clan on the back in white on black and features gold couched thread tassels on the corners...
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 1900 item #1298472 (stock #MOR4873)
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A large Fukusa silk cloth hand painted in ink with turtles by Suzuki Hyakunen and a verse by Ema Tenko. Gold tassels decorate the corners and it is backed with verdant green bearing the crest of the Ii clan. It is 28-1/2 x 25-1/2 inches (72.5 x 65 cm) and is in overall fine condition.
Ema Tenko (1825-1901) was a Physician and scholar-artist/calligrapher born the sixth son of Confucian scholar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1297895 (stock #MOR4476)
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$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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1297874 (stock #AOR4871)
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$450.00
Overlapping fans are painted with calligraphy and a landscape by the Meiji period Bunjin artist, collector and banking magnate/politician Oku-Randen (1836-1897) dated the Autumn of 1895. The overlapping panelsof white are on a pale blue smooth silk backed with crimson patterned silk and features blue decorative chords on the corners. It is 19 x 20 inches (49 x 51 cm) and in overall fine condition. There is a stain on the back red silk...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1297610 (stock #ALR4870A)
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$2,200.00
A pair of large exhibition sized scrolls by Kinoshita Seiyo which appear to depict the resort town of Takao, home of World Heritage Site Kozanji, buried deep in the mountains North of Kyoto. The thick pigment is applied over silk, mounted in patterned green brocade with only a thin bead of white piping to accent the image. Each is 102.5 x 211 cm (40-1/2 inches by 7 feet)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1297609 (stock #ALR4870B)
The Kura
$2,200.00
A pair of large exhibition sized scrolls by Kinoshita Seiyo which appear to depict the resort town of Takao, home of World Heritage Site Kozanji, buried deep in the mountains North of Kyoto. The thick pigment is applied over silk, mounted in patterned green brocade with only a thin bead of white piping to accent the image. Each is 102.5 x 211 cm (40-1/2 inches by 7 feet)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1297606 (stock #TCR4869)
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An anonymous antique robin’s-egg-blue vase entirely engraved in three dimensional overlapping leaves. It stands 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) tall, 9 inches (23 cm) diameter and is in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1297177 (stock #TCR4868)
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A hard to find pair of Ukibori porcelain vases by MIyanaga Tozan stamped on the base and engraved with blossoming florals. Each is 10-1/2 inches (26 cm) tall, 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics. He was born in Ishikawa prefecture, and graduated from the (now) Tokyo University of Art...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1297003 (stock #MOR4867)
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An Edo period Buddhist image of Fudomyo-O, sword in hand, glass eyes gleaming darkly in the shadow of his furrowed brow. It is 16 inches (40 cm) tall plus the (modern) base. As can be seen, the left arm has been re-attached, and there has been some loss to the encrustation of smoke and incense which has patinated around the elbows. Otherwise it is in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1297002 (stock #TCR4866)
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A small Bun-shaped Awata style Koro with a solid silver lid by the 7th generation Kinkozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter and in fine condition. Kinkozan VII (1868-1927) was a popular artist of the Meiji and Taisho eras. He was born into a family of potters specializing in Awatayaki, and took the name Sohe. He was well known for colored porcerlains, use of gold foil in addition to the more subtle Awata.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1296373 (stock #MOR4865)
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A large bronze sculpture of a carp by Ota Ryohei enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1980. It is roughly 60 x 17 x 17 cm ‘2 feet long, 7-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition.
Ota Ryohei was born in Fukushima Prefecture in 1913. He studied under Miki Soshuku from 1931, and was first awarded at the 1934 Nihon Bijutsu Kyokai Exhibition. In 1935 he was first accepted into the Teiten, and often exhibited with the Teiten /Bunten/ Nitten thereafter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1296371 (stock #TCR4367)
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$2,500.00
A rare long, high-walled Te-tsuki Oribe basin with an unusual braided handle dating from the mid Edo period. Iron vines and designs decorate the earth-toned glaze on one side, the other simply covered in a splash of yellow-tinged green glaze, which runs to form a deep dark pool of blue-green glass in the corner. It is roughly 9-1/2 x 6 x 5 inches (24 x 15 x 13 cm) and comes enclosed in an antique wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1296263 (stock #TCR4863)
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$300.00
It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall and is in fine condition, dating from the Meiji period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1295908 (stock #TCR4816)
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$395.00
A very unusual shallow basin from the Sendai area kilns of Tsutsumi covered in a thick olive glaze shouldered with freckled white. Six rods supported the piece in the kiln, and they are still visible within along with a large kutsuki of brick red clay. It is 14-1/2 inchdes (37 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) deep and in fine condition. More common Tsutsumi bowls are either deeper, by a couple of inches, or more shallow in the traditional Ishi-zara style...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1295674 (stock #MOR4815)
The Kura
$900.00
Alternating silver and brass spires are inlayed into the eight sides of this fine art deco vase by Hongo Kakuho enclosed in a woodn box. It is 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall, 5 inches (12.5 cm) across the top and in fine condition. The box is signed by Hongo Toshihoko. Works by Hongo Kakuho (1916-1995) are held in the Takaoka City Museum.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1295668 (stock #MOR4814)
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$355.00
A pair of Bukka flower vases in rich mottled patina inlayed with a thin necklace of silver by Hongo Toshihiko. They are just less than 7 inches (17 cm) tall and both are in fine condition.
Hongo Toshihiko, born 1947 in Toyama apprenticed under his father Hongo Yoshihoko in 1973, beginning his journey down the path already well travelled by his ancestors to master bronze casting and the inlay techniques of Kaga Zogan...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1295351 (stock #ANR4812)
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Magnificent white creatures preen among sun dapples and giant leaves on the 8 panels of this set of screens dating from the Taisho period by Ito Kinsen. The pigment and ink on paper panels are mounted in simple black lacquered frames. Each screen is 117 x 70 inches (284 x 177.5 cm) and is in overall fine condition, with some toning and minor worm damage in a few places along the inner edges typical of age.