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 #1342031 (stock #TCR5276)
The Kura
$650.00
A rolled over leaf shape forming two impressions for serving traditional Japanese foods, enclosed in an old wooden box titled Ko-Hagi Ha-zara. It is 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches (22 x 14 x 3.5 cm). Overall in fine condition for its age, there are minor nicks in the rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1342030 (stock #MOR5275)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A dark hardwood antique Ribbon-table carved with a fretted diaper and circular motifs. It is 56 x 22 x 26 cm (22 x 8-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition. Although likely of Chinese origin,this piece was found in Japan.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1950 item #1341787 (stock #MOR5274)
The Kura
$800.00
A lined leather helmet wth ear flaps which snap open for headphones, and a set of padded goggles made for a World War II era fighter pilot. There is some damage to the leather in back of the helmet near the neck, and the chin strap is broken.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1341786 (stock #TCR5273)
The Kura
On Hold
An exquisite vase by Ito Tozan enclosed in the worn but original signed wooden box which is in-turn enclosed in a protective outer box (Niju Bako). The elegant form is covered in ivory colored glaze and carved in the center to reveal a pattern of Camellia flowers. It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter, 12 inches (31.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began his artistic career studying painting in the Shijo manner under Koizumi Togaku before moving to the plastic...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1341614 (stock #MBR5272)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you!
A bronze dragon water spout dating from the late Edo or early Meiji period (mid to later 19th century) in an unusual full body configuration. Most spouts appear climbing over the edge of a basin, and thus only the front of the dragon need be cast. This however writhes across the edge of the basin, the entire body exposed. A pipe extending from the stomach allows the water to be attached. It is 29-1/2 x 11 x 10 inches (75 x 28 x 25 cm). One horn has been repaired and there is some damage whe...
All Items : Artists : Paintings : Pre 2000 item #1341608 (stock #MOR5271)
The Kura
$2,700.00
One can almost hear the muffled discussion and restless murmuring in this dark room painted by Nakamura Yoshitane wrapped in a golden frame and titled on back “Guests in the Night”. Framed it is 37 x 59 inches (94 x 150 cm). The canvas is 35 x 57 inches (89.4 x 145.5 cm). It was exhibited in 1982 at the 4th Tokakai Exhibition and is published in the book Nakamura Yoshitane Gendai no Ningen Fukei. A copy of the book is included with the sale. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accru...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1341593 (stock #MOR5270)
The Kura
Price on Request
A very rare iron fish of two uchidashi hand formed sides with mobile fins suspended from a set of square rods meant to hang from a circular loop which would hang from the ceiling, at the bottom of which would be hung a kettle or cooking pot. The fish is 14 inches (35 cm) long, suspended from an elaborate hanging hook. It is adjustable from 59 inches (150 cm) long.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1341592 (stock #MOR5269)
The Kura
$290.00
Six fluted sides form the petals of a chrysanthemum in the dry lacquer technique. On top is a design of cherry blossoms. Signed beneath, it is 13-1/2 inches (24 cm) diameter and in overall fine condition. There are two minor chips to the rim. These can be repaired, please consult.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1341523 (stock #MOR5268)
The Kura
On Hold
A 1989 Oil by Nakamura Yoshitatne exhibited at the Kyoten (Kyoto Bijutsu Tenrankai) and retaining the exhibition label titled Yukibuki Yamamura (Keihoku) (A Snow Covered Village in Northern Kyoto). It is 91 x 72.5 cm (3 feet by 28-1/2 inches), oil on canvas stretched over a wooden frame. Overall excellent condition. This is accompanied by a book on the artist.
Nakamura Yoshitane (1914-1995) was born in Wakayama city where he took a job as a teacher. Although he began painting much earlie...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1341522 (stock #TCR5267)
The Kura
Sale Pending
40 haidai sake cup stands collected from kilns all over Japan enclosed in a set of four custom made compartmentalized antique wooden boxes. Each is roughly 3 inches (8cm) wide or tall. Although by nature of their use there are a few minor chips, overall they are in fine condition, and have yet to shed their coat of dust acquired over a century in storage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1341312 (stock #MOR5266)
The Kura
Sold, Thank you!
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 30 x 13 x 13-1/2 inches (76 x 33 x 34 cm) and in overall fine condition with chips and minor repairs typical of age. This is not from a home shrine, but from a Buddhist Temple.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1341311 (stock #ANR5265)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Shamo Chicks prance about, fluffing up their feathers and picking for fallen tidbits among the days catch of beans and fresh bamboo root. The pigment on silk scene is stamped in the right corner with a chop that appears to read Seiryu. It is 82-1/2 x 67-1/2 inches (209 x 171.5 cm) and is in overall fine condition, with faint scattered foxing and a spot of insect damage to the upper green border near the center (see close-up photo). It dates from the Taisho to early Showa eras, 1920 -1935.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Western Artists : Pre 1980 item #1341284 (stock #MOR5264)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A fine image of Shimbashi Rain-Kyoto by Clifton Karhu in the original frame numbered signed and dated 73, 61/80. This same print is held in the collection of the Spencer Museum of Art. The frame is 23 x 23-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches (58.5 x 59.5 x 4 cm). Due to the glass panel this will require special shipping consideration. There is some toning due to age and a small water stain in the very 1970s matting, bottom left corner (see close-up).
Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) had his first introduction...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Western Artists : Pre 1980 item #1341283 (stock #MOR5263)
The Kura
$1,550.00
A fine image of Ginkakuji in Snow by Clifton Karhu in the original frame signed and dated 79, AP10. It is 31 x 14-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches (79 x 37 x 4 cm). Due to the glass panel this will require special shipping consideration. This same print is held in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) had his first introduction to Japanese living stationed in Sasebo during the occupation from 1946 to 1948, and returned not long after graduating the Minneapolis ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1341082 (stock #ANR5261)
The Kura
Sale Pending
The cock stretches his neck in haughty defiance as he struts across the gold panels of this painted screen dated Mid Autumn 1934 and signed Heijo Nushi Shigeo (Yamashita Shigeo). This screen is performed with oil paints on gold leaf. Overall the screen is in quite good condition, with a blue patterned cloth border and black lacquered wooden frame. It is 190 x 173 cm (72 x 68 inches) and is in overall fine condition. Yamashita Shigeo was born in Tokyo Kyobashi in December of 1883. He studi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1930 item #1340917 (stock #MOR5259)
The Kura
$350.00
A finely grained piece of heart-pine carved into the shape of a leaf with rippled surface enclosed in a wooden box dated 1928. It is 23-1/2 x 14 x 1-1/2 inches (60 x 36 x 3.5 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1340836 (stock #MOR5258)
The Kura
$595.00
A carved wooden box with removable lid revealing a container for matches and tabacco slotted in the side to carry a Kiseru pipe. Exquisitely crafted by a man who both understood design and wood grains, it is likely from the arts and crafts era. It is 5-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 5 inches (14 x 9 x 13 cm) and is in overall fine condition, with wear to the base attesting to age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1340835 (stock #TCR5257)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Suwa Sozan Mt. Fuji Pottery Koro Incense Burner Antique, Japanese, porcelain TCR5257 An oki-koro wth the original ash pot by Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original wooden box titled Fuji Koro annotated Sozan-sei and dated the eigth month of 1922. The bottom of the basin and the inside of the mountain both bear the artists oval seal. It is 11-1/2 x 7 x 5-1/2 inches (29 x 18 x 14 cm) and is in fine condition. A similar work with a base annotated by Tomioka Tessai is visible in the catalog Suwa...