The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for their 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 listing, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery and actively seeking new stock. 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 : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1350229 (stock # TCR6367)
The Kura
$895.00
An exquisite Edo period Ceramic Chaire Tea Container with gold lined zogei lid and antique silk lined brocade pouch enclosed in an age darkened kiri-wood box with a strip of ebony titled in gold. Bubbles of black glaze have burst on the surface, creating a dramatic sense of life on the static form. It is 6 cm (2-1/2 inches) diameter, 8 cm (3 inches) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1350222 (stock #TCR6366)
The Kura
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A 19th century 3 piece Koro in the shape of a caged crane, each piece packed in the most elaborate buffed silk containers and enclosed in a compartmentalized heavy Kiri-wood box. Smoke would have wafted from raised feathers on the cranes back. All is covered in an earth-toned crackle glaze typical of Ninsei ware. It rests over the ash basin, onto which sets a tall lattice intimating a bamboo basket bound by purple silk chords. The storage capsules have solid walls wrapped in purple silk outs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1350221 (stock #MOR6365)
The Kura
$350.00
Hotei plays Nirameko (see who laughs first at the funny faces) game with a child, a basket of dumplings the prize on this fine Sencha Tea Tray signed Beizan. The grain appears to be some form of Rosewood. While the child sticks out his toungue, Hotei ismuch more creative, little fingers in his mouth and index fingers raising hi eyebrows, it is a rare look at humor in 19th century Japan. The tray is 8-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches (22 x 32.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1350154 (stock #ALR56364)
The Kura
$1,300.00
A brillinat 18th century rendition of the "Happy Buddha" Hotei (Putai), patron saint of children and all that is joyous. It is stamped Yanagihara and signed Eiyosai, one of the many names of the artist Shitomi Kangetsu. Ink on paper in the original Edo border with bone rollers. It is 19 x 62 inches (48.5 x 157.5 cm). Overall fine condition with minor creasing typical of age.
Kangetsu (1746-1797) was an Osaka based artist specializing in Scenic paintings and human imagery, at which he exce...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1350152 (stock # MOR5363)
The Kura
$300.00
A water scoop for use in Sencha steeped tea carved of wood in the shape of a gourd textured with lacquer and enclosed in an age darkened wooden box titled Hyoshaku. It is 7-1/2 inches (19.5 cm) long and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1350151 (stock #TCR5362)
The Kura
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An exquisite Koro in white porcelain by Ito Tozan II with Superbly crafted solid silver Hoya lid pierced with worked clouds by Sokan enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuji Sha00 Ukimon Koro. It is 4 inches (10 cm) diameter, 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall plus the lid, dating circa 1920.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku. In 1862 he became a pupil of Kameya Kyokutei, as well as studying under Takahashi Dohachi III and...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1350150 (stock #ALR5361)
The Kura
$650.00
A brilliant scroll depicting a Kabuki actor by Hayashi Bunto (1886-1966) memorializing the performance of the famous Kabuki Drama Senbon Zakura (1,000 cherry Trees) enclosed in the original signed wooden box thus titled. It is enclosed in a fantastic border of color and monochrome woodblock theater pamphlets and album pages depicting historical scenes of this play. The actor featured carrying a bucket of water and dressed as a commoner is likely the character Taira no Tomomori disguised as an ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1347397 (stock #TCR5360)
The Kura
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A set of two Hassun-zara Yo-shokki dishes decorated with the nobori kiri image of the nobility in pink fuki-e. Each dish is uniquely signed on back, measuring roughly 8 inches (20.5 cm) diameter and both are in excellent condition.
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 und...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1347335 (stock #TCR5358)
The Kura
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A set of two small dishes decorated with nobori-kiri in pink relief by Seifu Yohei III enclosed in a custom made wooden box. They are 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) square and in fine condition.
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 the control of the second generation. As so o...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1347061 (stock #TCR5357)
The Kura
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An early 20th century boxed set of Sometsuke Sencha tea implements decorated with calligraphy and suiseki stones in cobalt on white. It consists of five tea cups, a cooling pot, tea pot and lid. Each piece is individually signed and decorated with a unique image. The box is titled Sometsuke Iwa Ga Chaki (Blue and White Tea Set with Stone Image) and is signed Haian Toko Seizan Saku (Made by Seizan of Kyoto).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1346929 (stock #TCR5355)
The Kura
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A flaring ivory form belted with floral scree by important artist Ito Tozan I wrapped in a blue cotton bag and enclosed in the original signed wooden box bearing the Teishitsu Gigei-In (Imperial Art Academy) Seal on the lid. It is 18 cm (7-1/2 inches) tall, 16.6 cm (6-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku. In 1862 he became a pupil of Kameya Kyokutei, as well as studying under Taka...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1346928 (stock #TCR5354)
The Kura
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Dark crackling expands over the elegant form of this small vase by Seifu Yohei. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) tall and in fine condition.
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 the control of the second generation. As so often happens in these situations, in 1872 he marr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1346821 (stock #TCR5353)
The Kura
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A gourd shaped ichirin-sashi by Seifu Yohei covered in crackled blue glaze, bearing the artists signature on the base alongside two collection numbers. It is 6-1/2 inches (17 cm) tall and in fine condition.
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 the control of the sec...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1346820 (stock #TCR5352)
The Kura
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Orchids grow in relief in the soft blue of this small vase by Seifu Yohei. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) tall and in fine condition.
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 the control of the second generation. As so often happens in these situations, in 1872 he married t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1346740 (stock #TCR5350)
The Kura
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A soft blue-gray defines the imagery of bamboo growing up the white porcelain body of this vase by Miyagawa Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box and retaining the original rose-wood stand. It is 11 inches (28 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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1346493 (stock #MOR5349)
The Kura
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A cinnabar mizusashi in the shape of an armor box with red Kao signature of Katagiri Sadamasa of Sekishuryu on the side, the craftsman signature on the base, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Annotated inside the box lid is Soseki Ko Konomi, Yoroi Hitsu (Armor Box, Favored form of the Honorable Soseki), signed Sadayasu followed by the Kao signature of Sadayasu. The Mizusashi is 8 inches (20 cm) square, 7 inches (17 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Katagiri Sadayasu (1923-1...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1345840 (stock #ALR5346)
The Kura
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Autumn in the Mountains by Shirakura Niho Pigment on silk in a fine brocade border extended with beige and featuring ivory rollers enclosed in the original signed double wood box (nijubako). It is 26 x 56 inches (66 x 143 cm) and is in excellent condition. This is signed with his later art name Kanyu. We can see in the style as well, here he has adopted a very western watercolor approach, that this is one of his post-war works.
Shirakura Kinichiro (Niho or Jiho, Kanyu, 1896-1974) was ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1345785 (stock #MOR5343)
The Kura
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A stand for an incense burner (Koro-dai) cut entirely from burled woods and covered in clear lacquer. It is 16 x 12 x 12-1/2 inches (41 x 30.5 x 31.5 cm) and is in fine condition but for a minor abrasion on one edge.