The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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 : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380213 (stock #Z058)
The Kura
sold, thank you
An image of the lucky hammer and a mouse, both symbols of good fortune, signed an 80 year old Nantenbo. Ink on paper, remounted and restored revealing old damage. 27 x 57 inches (68 x 144 cm). It comes in a modern Kiri-wood box.
Nakahara Nantenbo, (Toju Zenchu, 1839-1925), did not start painting in earnest until he was already more than 65 years old. Despite this relatively advanced age he was one of the most productive and important Zenga artists in the Meiji/Taisho era and without a ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1380210 (stock #Z043)
The Kura
$395.00
A fan by Tofukujji Priest Fukushima Keido mounted on patterned brown silk extended wth beige and featuring lacquered wooden rollers. Written is the verse Meigetsu Hyakuso Kage (shadows of a hundred grasses under the bright moon). Enclosed is a small wrapping paper for the 550th anniversary of the founding of Nanmei-in. It was likely the fan was given upon that occasion, and has later been mounted on the scroll, as indicated by the fact the paper has once been folded. Namei-in is a structure ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380208 (stock #Z050)
The Kura
sold, thank you
Bright moon, Ink on paper in a paper frame with bamboo rollers in an old wood box annotated as belonging to the Asai family. It is 16 x 80 inches (41 x 203 cm). Moisture has loosened the mounting. Remounting can be arranged if desired.
Yamamoto Gempo (1866-1961) was born to a poor family in Wakayama at the end of the Edo period, he was left to die of exposure as a baby, but was found by a stranger and adopted into the childless Okamoto family. This was an auspicious start to a violent a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380207 (stock #Z048)
The Kura
$300.00
An unusual combination of two of his favorite themes. Ink on paper in a patterned silk border. Water stains in the upper left. Wrinkles. We can arrange cleaning and remounting if desired.
Nakahara Nantenbo, (Toju Zenchu), did not start painting in earnest until he was already more than 65 years old. Despite this relatively advanced age he was one of the most productive and important Zenga artists in the Meiji/Taisho era and without a doubt the best-known 20th century Zen painter in the W...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380146 (stock #L081)
The Kura
$400.00
Ink and light color on paper in a silk border with bone rollers, 16 x 76-1/2 inches (41 x 194 cm). In relatively good condition but for minor wrinkles and some loss to the backing paper at the top near the roller bar. In a period-wood box. This is part of a collection of paintings from a Kyoto family with close ties to the literati world of the time assembled from the Meiji to early Showa eras.
Hirai Baisen graduated the Kyoto Municipal School of Fine Arts and was a regular exhibitor w...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1380144 (stock #L078)
The Kura
$300.00
Sunset glows pink on a crag dwarfing the hunter emerging from a forest of wet ink on this painted scroll by Hirai Baisen enclosed in a modern kiri-wood box. Ink and light color on paper in a silk border, it is 17 x 72 inches (43 x 182 cm). There are some wrinkles and scattered foxing. This is part of a collection of paintings from a Kyoto family with close ties to the literati world of the time assembled from the Meiji to early Showa eras.
Hirai Baisen graduated the Kyoto Municipal Sc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1380142 (stock #MOR6756)
The Kura
$800.00
Each covered bowl in this Meiji period set is uniquely decorated by the artist Tanaka Ikka, red and or transparent-red lacquer over powdered silver. Breathtaking, haunting, they glow with that soft color only age brings out in silver. On the bowls and lids are depicted Geese and grasses, Chickens, Horse and gourd (from the story of Chokwaro), iris and bridges (from Yatsuhashi in the Tales of Ise), and a lobster. Each scene is uniquely signed by the artist. Each bowl is 5 inches (13 cm) diame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1380097 (stock #MOR6755)
The Kura
$800.00
An square box made from an assortment of unusual Saya designs set between rosewood and containing a porcelain pot which would have contained ash and coals for lighting the pipe, and a covered bamboo tube for tapping out the pip. It s 6 x 6 x 4 inches (16.5 x 17 x 10 cm) and is in excellent condition. As traditional swords were converted to modern military mounts from the Meiji period on, the fancy and original old-world sword fittings became useless, and sometimes were saved by re-purposing th...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1380072 (stock #L060)
The Kura
$400.00
Cooling off by Yasuda Hanpo, pigment on silk in a silk border patterned with pine needles with bone rollers enclosed in the original signed wooden box. 29 x 54 inches (73.5 x 136 cm) and in fine condition with some insect marks in the upper right corner of the border. Yasuda Hanpo (1889-1947) was a Nanga artist studied under Mizuta Chikuho and Himejima Chikugai. He was first accepted into the Bunten in Taisho 6 (1918) and was steadily accepted throughout his life. From 1922 he also participa...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1380070 (stock #L024)
The Kura
$400.00
A large rural landscape by Yasuda Hanpo enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated Summer 1928. Ink and light color on silk in brocade mounting with large ivory rollers. It is 56 x 202 cm (22 x 79-1/2 inches) and in fine condition, toning and faint foxing typical of age. The ivory rollers will be changed if exporting. Yasuda Hanpo (1889-1947) was a Nanga artist studied under Mizuta Chikuho and Himejima Chikugai. He was first accepted into the Bunten in Taisho 6 (1918) and was steadily ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1380069 (stock #TCR6754)
The Kura
$780.00
Ebisu and Daikoku, gods of fortune and wealth, ebullient in their task, pound out rice cakes in unglazed-porcelain miniature. The quality is superb, and each wears a serene expression, emenating joy. They are 5-1/2 x 6 x 7 inches (14 x 15 x 18 cm) and in prefect condition dating from the Meiji period, late 19th to early 20th century. Likely unglazed Kutani.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1380068 (stock #TCR6753)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A complex landscape wraps around and climbs up this exquisite porcelain vase by Daimaru Hokuho dating from the early to mid 20th century. It is 13 inches (33 cm) tall and in excellent condition. There is no box.
Hokuho would have been rated in the top 10 porcelain artist of Kyoto, along with Suwa Sozan, Ito Suiko, Ito Tozan, Miyanaga Tozan, Takahashi Dohachi, Seifu Yohei, Kiyomizu Rokubei, Miura Chikusen and Kiyomizu Zoroku, all artists active from the Meiji through the early Showa eras...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1379728 (stock #MOR6751)
The Kura
$1,800.00
An antique box inlayed with the hundreds of Manjirushi; Buddhist symbol of infinity, in fine mother of pearl. It is 8 x 5 x 5 inches (20 x 13 x 13 cm) and comes in an old black lacquered wooden box. There are many old repairs, attesting to its great age, likely hailing from the 17th century. The interior, where tea implements were likely stored, has been re-lacquered in some distant age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1379575 (stock #TCR6750)
The Kura
$750.00
A set of three blue and white nesting bowls by Seifu Yohei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The largest is 22.5 cm (8-3/4 inches) diameter, 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) tall. There are scratches inside from use and stacking.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II. Sent at the age of twelve to study painting under then the top Nanga artist Tanomura Chokunyu, he returned in 1865 due to illness. The next year he entered as an apprentice the Seifu studio, then under t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1379558 (stock #MOR4800)
The Kura
Price on Request
A large Edo period image of a seated priest in polychromed robes, his glass eyes half lidded, staring silently down in meditation. It is roughly 2 feet (60 cm) tall, 15 inches wide and in good original condition. 18th to 19th century made in the yosegi style of multiple pieces of wood, there is some separation over the right arm, and loss to the polychrome on his brightly colored Kesa. I believe it is likely Shoran Shonin.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1379557 (stock #MOR4800)
The Kura
Price on Request
A large Edo period image of a seated priest in polychromed robes, his glass eyes half lidded, staring silently down in meditation. It is roughly 2 feet (60 cm) tall, 15 inches wide and in good original condition. 18th to 19th century made in the yosegi style of multiple pieces of wood, there is some separation over the right arm, and loss to the polychrome on his brightly colored Kesa. I believe it is likely Shoran Shonin.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1379254 (stock #ALR6748)
The Kura
$1,200.00
Autumn colors by Goto Shiro in thick pigment on silk in a superb patterned-silk frame with solid ivory rollers. It comes in the original signed wooden box with a Futo-maki rolling bar titled Yudonoyama Banshu (Late Autumn at Mt. Yudono). This is representational of Nihonga in the 1950s, a time when artists were seeking a new direction, breaking with the past and expanding the limits of the medium. It is 25-1/2 x 86 inches (65 x 218 cm) and in fine condition. Goto Shiro (1924-1992) was born...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1379253 (stock #ALR6747)
The Kura
$1,400.00
An image of Mt. Hie by Shirakura Niho in superb mounting enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Anyone who has been to Kyoto will know this majestic mountain rising up in the Northeast of the city, guardian of the Ki-mon (devils gate), the direction from which demons are said to come. This is signed with his later art name Kanyu, and is very similar to his submission to the 9th Nitten National Exhibition by the same name in 1953. A nearly identical scene is also published in the 1961 Eng...