The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1247599 (stock #MOR4545)
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A small round gourd: polished, cut and decorated inside with delicate fronds in gold on black maki-e. This is superb. It is 3 inches diameter (7.5 cm) and in perfect condition, enclosed in a quality old kiri-wood box. .
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1247598 (stock #TCR4544)
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A floral spray by Maruyama Oyo decorates this Hakeme serving dish By Eiraku Zengoro enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. It is 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) diameter.
The box bears the stamps used by the two 14th generation heads of the Eiraku family, Tokuzen (1853-1909) and his wife Myozen (1852-1927)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1247370 (stock #TCR4543)
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Daikoku, the happy go lucky god of good fortune, dances on a bale of rice, a huge sack full of treasure over his shoulder sealed with the Dohachi stamp and his lucky hammer shaking out gold coins which fall to the bottom of this beautiful tokkuri sake flask. A date on the side indicates it was made over the New Year of 1804-1805 2nd generationDohachi, the year he took over the kiln in Awataguchi) or 1864-1865 (third generation Dohachi. Likely the former...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1247181 (stock #TCR4542)
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A fine Koburi wan-gata small Chawan Tea bowl for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony decorated with a flora spray and short verse by Imao Keinen and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. As there is no potters mark, it is likely Keinen formed this bowl by his own hand. It is 11.5 cm (4-3/4) inches diameter, 7.5 cm tall and in fine condition but for one minute gold repair to a chip in the rim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1246131 (stock #TCR4530)
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Blue sprays of crisp bamboo and flowers decorate this white porcelain Haisen sake-cup washing bowl by Seifu Yohei III enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A beast head rears up from the back, clamping its mouth on the rim to form the handle. It is 5 x 7-1/2 x 4 inches (12.5 x 19 x 10 cm) and is in fine condition.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1244690 (stock #TCR4527)
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A leaf shaped stand for the Ryoro burner used in the preparation of sencha (steeped tea) by Teishitsu Gigei-In Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 20 cm (8 inches) diameter and in excellent 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 at various kilns and research facilities...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1244689 (stock #MOR4526)
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A heavy iron dish in the shape of a dried leaf with removable handle enclosed in a fine wooden box. The method of production is the same as that of tea kettles and Chagama. It is 19 x 17 cm (7-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1244605 (stock #MOR4524)
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A fine tame-nuri three tiered Jubako Lacquered box made by Heian Zohiko and decorated by Suzuki Shonen. A gold landscape creates a wavering band about the middle box, with a single pine tree rising majestically up over the lid. The set of three boxes sits on a wooden base. It is covered in a soft transparent red lacquer outside, and lacquered black within. The lid is signed in ink by Shonen and comes in the original wooden box signed Heian Zohiko...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1244418 (stock #MOR4523)
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Flowers in burnt orange spray across the front of this red fan shaped sweets tray decorated by by Kamizaka Sekka and enclosed in a period paper box. It is 10 x 8-1/2 x 1/2 inches (25.5 x 21.5 x 1.5 cm). There is one minor nick in the rim which can be repaired if desired.
Sekka (1866-1942) is the godfather of 20th century Japanese design and the Rimpa revival. He was born in Kyoto in 1866, one of six siblings...
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 : 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 #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. I have found some prefer original faults and so leave...
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. The perfect dimensions for wall hanging, due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separate...
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. There are some losses to the la...
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. With the bas...
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). The chip in the ...