The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1263990 (stock #MOR4645)
The Kura
$250.00
A set of five wooden trays covered with woven bamboo and lacquered in the Shunkei style with multiple layers of colored and transparent lacquers. Each is 29.5 cm (12 inches) square, and signed on the underside. There are a couple of tiny nicks in the rim typical of use, but are in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1263807 (stock #MOR4595)
The Kura
$1,150.00
A tall vase in the style of bamboo ikebana vases cut from a single round of fantastically burled wood, polished to a soft glow by years of handling. Outside is a beautiful deep red patina. The upper and lower cores have been removed and inset with bamboo vases. It is 49 cm (19-1/2 inches) tall, and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1263806 (stock #ANR4375B)
The Kura
$16,000.00
16,000.00 An 18th-19th century Literati landscape featuring a scholars gathering in a forest of pines on one side, a pair of boats pulling up to a hermitage on the other. These are published in the book Jidai Byobu Shuei (pre-restoration, pages 76 and 77). They have been completely restored maintaining the original cloth border and are in superb condition. Each screen measures 70-1/2 x 150-1/2 inches (179 x 382 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1263804 (stock #ANR4375)
The Kura
$16,000.00
An 18th-early 19th century Literati landscape featuring a scholars gathering in a forest of pines on one side, a pair of boats pulling up to a hermitage on the other. These are published in the book Jidai Byobu Shuei (pre-restoration, pages 76 and 77). They have been completely restored maintaining the original cloth border and are in superb condition. Each screen measures 70-1/2 x 150-1/2 inches (179 x 382 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1263645 (stock #MOR4491)
The Kura
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Rich mineralization colors the mottled grain of this scholar’s desk of Jindai Sugi featuring Chinese hardwood ends and solid sliver hardware enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 58 x 35 x 13 cm and in overall fine condtion. There are some minor indentations in the surface from use (see the last two photos)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1263644 (stock #MOR4643)
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A small pottery suiteki water dropper used to add water to ink when grinding on a stone made by Iemoto of Urasenke Tanabe Gengensai and decorated with bats and the Subaru constellation, enclosed in a period wooden box titled Tanabe Gengen Ji-saku (No. 357) From the Yamamoto Izumi Collection...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1263509 (stock #ANR4642)
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A hermitage lost in the early blossoms of the plum forest, ink and light color inside a wide gold border and mulberry frame typical of the Taisho era. Gold powder has been liberally applied intimating a shimmering mist throughout, creating an ethereal quality. Signed in the upper left corner, it is 68 x 149 inches (172.5 x 378 cm) and in overall fine condition. Akashi Shoun was born in Osaka on March 12, 1867, the first year of the Meiji era and a time of great change in Japan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1263507 (stock #MOR4640)
The Kura
$875.00
An exquisitely carved pipe case of stag antler in the form of an elongated gourd with a brass leaf hinged to allow the end of the pipe to be inserted. It comes with a basketwork miniature box lined with antique cloth and featuring metal hardware. The gourd is 20 cm (8 inches) long, the box 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm (3 x 2 x 1-1/2 inches). Both are in fine condition. The gourd is signed.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1263506 (stock #MOR4639)
The Kura
$375.00
A sweet looking gourd dangles by frayed silk chords from a Hirado Porcelain Netsuke in the shape of a ebullient sage leaning on his staff. The gourd is capped with a bone bung. The netsuke is 2 inches (5 cm) long, the gourd 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall. Both are in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1950 item #1263232 (stock #MOR4638)
The Kura
$300.00
A hanging basket deriving its style from a merchants cash basket which would have hung near the front of a stall or shop, in easy reach to the vendor to both make change and hold payments. Unlike the vendors basket, this is of a much wider weave of thin cane bamboo. It is 12-1/2 inches (33 cm) tall including the handle, 9 inches (23 cm) diameter and is in fine condition, signed on the base. It can be displayed either hanging or standing flat.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1263231 (stock #MOR4577)
The Kura
$700.00
An antique bamboo pot carved with a much worn sage meditating under a pine with a poem reading “The Moon Shines Bright through the Pine Boughs”. A sideways swipe at the bamboo intimates the moon just above the branches of the aged tree. 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 5 inches (11.5 x 9 x 13 cm) and in fine, original condition, dating from the 19th century
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1263230 (stock #MOR4637)
The Kura
$650.00
This sign appears to be a work by young Tomioka Tessai in the shape of a fan. It is 27 inches (68 cm) long. The lower corners have been broken and re-glued and otherwise is in fine condition. On back is the Yaki-in (branded stamp) reading Yano, likely the Craftsman who made the piece.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1940 item #1263159 (stock #MOR4635)
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A very unusual tall basket of falling bands of rich red bamboo and dark root culminating in a splayed foot. It is almost 2 feet (60 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1263158 (stock #MOR4576)
The Kura
$825.00
A bird perches on a garden stone before sasa-bamboo and blossoming plum on the much worn sides of this 19th century scholar’s bamboo brush pot. A poem to the side extols the virtues of the plum, bamboo, wind and moon. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) tall and in fine, original condition.
Wind causes to dance branches of plum and bamboo, scattering moonlight and shadow as it scatters the blossoms?
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1262928 (stock #MOR4634)
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Three peaks rise to barren tops, the forms simple and rounded as if viewed in a Rimpa painting, an unusual Suiseki stone set into a carved wooden base. The bottom of the stone shows evidence where softer material was removed, revealing the natural shape of the stone. It is 11 x 4-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches (27.5 x 11.5 x 14 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1262926 (stock #MOR4633)
The Kura
$850.00
A very unusual natural wood burl backed with a flat of wood containing a door revealing a chamber in which could be stored tobacco. Slots in the top, lined with metal and bone respectively, can hold a pipe, a pipe cleaner, and would allow the pipe to be dipped into the tobacco without opening the back. The entire back can be removed for cleaning. A leather strap secures a walnut shell Netsuke carved in the shape of a Buddhist prayer drum...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1950 item #1262809 (stock #MOR4632)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A large cylinder taken from the base of bamboo carved with three frogs and signed Amanohashi Shujin Usho-saku and dated Showa 8 (1933), enclosed in a period wooden box. One of the creatures rests quietly in a hollow, while two others climb the side, one of those surmounting the top. These are not carved and added to the piece, but are actually a part of the original bamboo, the head and mouth of the top fellow being part of the original nodules between the chambers in the bamboo plant...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1262808 (stock #MOR4631)
The Kura
$750.00
A bone spoon carved and dyed red to look like a piece of coral fitted inside a deer-skin bag and enclosed in an old wooden box titled Ko-sango (Old Coral). It is 15 cm (6 inches) long and in fine condition, dating from the 19th century. It would have been used to drop water from a bowl onto an ink grinding stone (suzuri) for writing.