The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1244416 (stock #TCR4522)
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A latticework Hoya of solid silver caps this fine porcelain koro incense burner, a joint work by Miura Chikusen and Hashimoto Kansentsu, enclosed in the original shiho-kiri-wood box signed by both artists. It is 8.5 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall 11 x 16 cm across the handles (4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches). Beast heads form the handles with a scholarly hut on one side, a poem in ancient script opposite. It is signed on the base by Chikusen and on the side by Kansetsu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1243942 (stock #TCR4519)
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Phoenix in gold circle the red body of this deep porcelain bowl by Eiraku Zengoro enclosed in the original wooden box stamped by Shunzan-do studio, for whom the bowl was created by Eiraku Zengoro. It is white within marked on the edges with manjirushi fretwork and a central dial of a phoenix in underglaze cobalt design. The bowl is 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition, signed on the base Dai Nippon Eiraku Zo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243759 (stock #MOR4517)
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$1,450.00
A heavy hand forged iron candle-stand from a Buddhist temple in the shape of a burning jewel. It is 90 cm tall, 57 wide, base and legs 20 x 39 cm and dates from the 19th century. Very thick and heavy iron work.
Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately for this item.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243745 (stock #MOR4516)
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Villains and travelers, Goblins and Priests, Various tales play out in 3 dimensions around the trunk and among the leafy branches of a massive tree forming the core and backdrop of this amazing 19th century altar bell stand. The piece is 6 inches (15.5 cm) tall, the same diameter. It comes enclosed in an old wooden box. This matches the Maezukue Altar table previously listed. One of the most elaborate I have ever seen.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243740 (stock #MOR4515)
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A very elaborate altar table with poly-chromed and gilded diorama of sages traveling in a mythical forested landscape. 19th century. 66 x 18 x 24 cm (26 x 7 x 9-1/2 inches) enclosed in an age darkened custom wood box. This matches the Bell stand to be listed following. One of the most elaborate I have ever seen. The prices is shipping inclusive where mail size restriction do not prohibit.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243682 (stock #MOR4513)
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$650.00
A 19th century image of Amidha seated on an elaborate pedestal and housed in a Zushi (Shrine) gilded within, black without with brass hinges and hardware securing the doors. The image is 22 cm (8-1/2 inches) tall including base and back, the figure itself 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall. The Zushi is 26 x 18 x 29 cm (10 x 7 x 11-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243542 (stock #MOR4511)
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An antique Buddhist altar table of open design with scrolling legs set into a diapered base, all black lacquered and gilded with genuine gold on front and sides. It is 13 x 29 x 13 inches (34 x 73 x 34 cm) and in overall fine condition with chips and mionor repairs typical of age. This is not from a home shrine, but from a Buddhist Temple. Currently we are displaying the flaming jewel object previously listed and the size is perfect...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243534 (stock #MOR4510)
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A serene expression emenates from this late Edo period Standing Amiddha Bosatsu figure complete with original gilded wood base. Much incense soot encrustation acquired over time. We have cleaned it to some extent, maintaining a sense of age. It is 65 cm tall including the stand and back, the image itself 33 cm tall. It is missing two fingers on the right hand, and the left hand entirely. A hand can be made at additional cost if desired...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1243414 (stock #ANR4509)
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Cranes dance along the waterway depicted on this pigment on paper and applied silver two panel Makura-byobu pillow screen. It has been fully remounted on a new frame, featuring a maroon silk border of antique cloth in black lacquered wooden border with sturdy blue backing cloth. A quality remount, the screen measures 30-1/2 inches by 8 feet (77 x 244cm) and is in fine original-restored condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243199 (stock #MOR4508)
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The Flaming Jewel, symbol of knowledge and understanding, stands on this large Lotus-shaped pedestal dating from the 19th century. Gilded on the front, black laquer on back, the ball rests on a lotus pedestal covered in red and black lacquer, with applied gold. The rails are carved from wood and lacquered red, featuring (original) two wooden and (replacement) two metal giboshi caps on the corners. It is 55 cm (22 inches) tall in total, 31 cm (12 nches) square...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1243196 (stock #MOR4507)
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$3,500.00
A Bakumatsu era (mid 19th century) sculpture of the bearded Daruma, patriarch of Zen Buddhism, standing resolute with robes clasped in front. The detail is fine, with a curly beard and large rings hanging from his lobes. It is 65 cm (25 inches) tall, and in fine condition, weighing 8.5 kg (roughly 17 pounds). There is a filled hole in the base where it was once attached to a stand.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1970 item #1242827 (stock #MOR4505)
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$1600.00
An early Art Glass work by Iwata Toshichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Rich green branches climb up to embrace a translucent white cloud. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 8 inches (20 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Iwata Toshichi (1893-1980) is undoubtedly the man to wear the label the “Father” of modern glass work in Japan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1242601 (stock #MOR4504)
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The dark skinned foreigner stares out from his bundle of light colored rags, a whisk staunchly gripped across his exposed midriff on this root-wood carving of the famous patriarch of Zen Buddhism, the Daruma, cut from a single piece of natural shaped wood. The heart of the wood forms the figures exposed body, while the outer pith wood wraps around an old scar, forming the robes naturally. It is a most unique bit of mingei sculpture, well patinated and features a fine carved base...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1980 item #1242520 (stock #MOR4503)
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$650.00
A beautiful large Suiseki mounted on a truly exquisite rich red carved wood base signed by the carver with an accompanying tablet titled Rokko no Kokei (View of Mt. Rokko), the mountain providing the backdrop to Kobe city. Natural white lines Scoring the stone are called itokake and intimate snow left in the shadows or water cascading through the many deep clefts and over the steep precipices. This is an excellent stone measuring 26 x 15 x 22 cm (10 x 6 x 9 inches).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1980 item #1242420 (stock #MOR4501)
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A beautiful Suiseki mounted on rich red carved wood base enclosed in a custom made kiri-wood display box. There is a sublime balance between the ragged peaks and deep clefts in the stone, and excellent example of the Renzan (Range) type of stone. The stone is 37 x 10 x 12 cm (15 x 4 x 5 inches) and is in excellent condition. There is one very small nick in the wooden base (1/8th of an inch or 3 mm in size). Together the stone and box weight 3.5 kilograms (roughly 8 pounds)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1242370 (stock #MOR4500)
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$900.00
Stylized patterns revealing multi-colored layers are carved into the sides of this black lacquered wooden suiban basin complete with bronze liner and original wooden box signed Shinsui. It is 15 x 30.5 x 7.5 cm (6 x 12 x 4 inches), signed on the base Shin, and is in fine condition, likely dating from the 1950s or early 60s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1242368 (stock #TCR4499)
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A pair of sake flasks enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Kiyomizu Rokubei decorated with floral themes by Kikuchi Hobun. They are 16 cm tall and in fine condition, each stamped on the base Rokubei and signed on the side Hobun.
Kiyomizu Rokubei V (1875-1959) began by studying painting from the age of 12 under the 19th century master Kono Bairei. Upon graduation from the Kyoto Municipal School of painting, he apprenticed under his father Rokubei IV. After the death of Bairei in ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1242192 (stock # MBR4498)
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A fine Murashido Double Gourd Vase sealed on the bottom Toyotsugu by Nakajima Yasumi I (Real name Toyotsugu, also read Toyoji, 1877-1951). It is 26 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall, 15 cm (6 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. Gold has been applied around the mouth accentuating the style of a drinking implement. Gourds were a common and natural answer to the need of a container for carrying Sake rice wine. They were often cut off at the top, and featured elaborate precious metal or prized woo...