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 : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1367867 (stock #MOR6550)
The Kura
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A Boro cover textile of sewn together bits of worn out Asa (Hemp) fabrics resist died with various patterns. 146 X 163 cm (57-1/2 x 64 inches).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1367866 (stock #MOR6548)
The Kura
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A Boro Futon cover textile of sewn together bits of worn out fabric 98 x 165 cm (39 x 65 inches). There is a great sense of how much everything was valued in this piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1367775 (stock #TCR6547)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A beautiful 17th century Oribe Kogo ceramic box for incense of stepped form decorated with oxide designs and a splash of green wrapped in purple crepe silk and enclosed in a period wooden box titled simply Kogo. It is roughly 2 inches (5 cm) square and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1367774 (stock #TCR6546)
The Kura
$550.00
Dark iron glaze covers this late Edo period bulb-shaped Chaire retaining the original Zogei lid wrapped in a brocade bag and enclosed in an age-darkened Kiri-wood box titled Chaire and named Zuiko (Swirl of light). It is 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) tall, slightly larger in diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1367738 (stock #TCR6545)
The Kura
$350.00
Unusual round tile made to sit under the Furo (brazier) in a Japanese Tea Room. It is blasted with crystallized green ash glaze running in rivulets across the rough surface over fern-like iron designs. It is 12 inches (30 cm) diameter, roughly 1 inch (3 cm) thick and in fine condition. There is a chip in one of the thick beads of glaze in the center.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1367737 (stock #MOR6544)
The Kura
$300.00
A lacquer Natsume Tea Caddy impersonating Shigaraki pottery enclosed in an antique wooden box bound with doe-skin chords. It is rendered in such a way as to look like Shigaraki pottery, however inside is smooth black lacquer and is deceptively light. The lacquer within is finely crackled, evidencing age. A crack in the black lacquer of the rim of the lid seen within does not go through the wood. A very unusual piece, it is roughly 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter, the same height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1367657 (stock #AMR6543)
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Two sets of painted alcove doors remounted onto makimono hand scrolls dated summer of 1864 and signed Miya Denchi, one of a dozen betsu-go (alternative names) of the famed 19th century literati Tanomura Chokunyu. The smaller scroll is total length of 353 cm (11 feet 4 inches), 31 cm (12 inches) wide, painting length 177 cm (70 inches). It is bound in patterned silk and bordered in white satin patterned with dragons among clouds, featuring ivory rollers. The larger scroll is total length 521 c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1367655 (stock #ALR6542)
The Kura
$555.00
A monochrome garden scene by Amano Hoko performed with ink on paper in a green cloth border featuringh dark-wood rollers. It is 64 x 207 cm (25 x 81-1/2 inches) and in fine condition, enclosed in a kiri-wood box. Amano Hoko (1824-1894) was born in Iyo, on the Island of Shikoku, Studied initially in Shikooku under Morita Shomin, then went to Kyoto where he learned the art of landcscape painting under the famed Nakabayashi Chikuto. In the third year of Meiji (1871) he went to Shanghai to study ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1367252 (stock #MOR6542)
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Stones lead through bamboo of inlaid hardwood set into a large panel by Yokoyama Ichimu enclosed in a large wooden frame. It is perfect craftsmanship, in an understated style which equates perfectly with the Japanese aesthetic. In the original artist frame it is 106.5 x 106.5 cm (42 x 42 inches) and is quite heavy. It comes in a blue-cloth wrapped box typical of department store art storage bearing the artists seal and titled Seijaku (Silence). Due to size and weight the cost of shipping wil...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1367251 (stock #TCR6541)
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A sake cup and incense box by Kyoto artists, the cup by Gochiku decorated with a mountain scene by the famous Literati artist Hattori Goro (Gorosanjin), both enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes also endorsed by Goro. The cup is 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter and both are in fine condition.
Hattori Goro (1869-1930) was a Nanga painter born in Yamagata whose atelier fostered a great many prominent artists of the 20th century including one of my personal favorites Shirakura Jiho. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1367249 (stock #TCR6540)
The Kura
$580.00
An iron ring protrudes from the back for hanging, or it can stand on the flat base. A thick blast of dark ash clings to the front, adding a shine around the rim of this fine 18th century (Edo period) Bizen vessel for use in the tea room. It is 8 inches (21 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1367248 (stock #MOR6538)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A complete set of blocks to produce the image Beauty in the Rain by Kitagawa Utamaro, bearing the Maruichi mark beside Hitsu after the artist’s Signature. They are roughly 10 x 15 inches (25 x 38 cm) each.
Little is known of Utamaro's life. His work began to appear in the 1770s, and he rose to prominence in the early 1790s with his portraits of beauties with exaggerated, elongated features. He produced over 2000 known prints and was one of the few ukiyo-e artists to achieve fame through...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1367135 (stock #TCR6538)
The Kura
$700.00
An ivory porcelain by Kato Keizan with the original shiori and wrapping cloth in the original signed wooden box titled “carved handled vase”. The body is carved with ethnic style imagery, popular in the 1940s and 1950s. Enclosed is a pamphlet from a shipping company dated 1958, and the vase was given as a gift to commemorate the inauguration of the ship Fuzan-maru. The vase is 11 inches (27.5 cm) tall and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1367088 (stock #TCR6537)
The Kura
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A beautiful Tsutsu-goro incense burner in typical Momoyama Shino décor with a Bekko lid lined with gold covering the irregular rim smoothed out with black lacquer. It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1367087 (stock #TCR6536)
The Kura
$800.00
A Dark glazed Tamba-style vase enclosed in an ancient double wood box titled Kuchu Hanaire. It is 8-1/2 inches 821 cm) tall and in fine condition, wrapped in a silk lined bag.
Kuchu was the name of Honami Koho (1600-1682), a craftsman and grandson of the illustrious Honami Koetsu. This is typical of the style favored by him.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1367047 (stock #AFR6535)
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“I am here” she whispers as the bespectacled gentleman pours the last drops from his bottle and says “I am going home”…a lithograph by Kei Hiraga numbered 50/120 and signed Key Hiraga ’88 with the artist’s seal in red. The paper sheet, matted and framed, measures 50.5 x 42 cm (20 x 16-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition. This is an superb example of his work, showing both his eros and playful nature in the abstracted figuration for which he is most remembered. Included is ...
All Items : Fine Art : Mixed Media : Pre 2000 item #1367046 (stock #AFR6534)
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A striking abstract work in red on silver over textured washi paper embedded with strands of tatami mat by revolutionary artist Hori Kosai signed ‘91 Hori. It is 13 x 23 cm (5 x 9 inches) mounted floating in a modern frame, pigments on hand-made Washi paper. Here is an opportunity to acquire an important abstract Japanese artist as yet entirely unexplored in the west.
Hori Kosai (b. 1947) is a contemporary artist and Lithographer from Toyama prefecture living in Tokyo. He entered the ...
All Items : Artists : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1366978 (stock #AFR6533)
The Kura
$750.00
Abstract fronds like the wide-bladed grasses of Japanese gardens float in black on the pure white ground of this striking composition by revolutionary artist Hori Kosai numbered 21/35 and signed ’93 hori) It is mounted floating in a sealed white wooden frame. The paper is roughly 13 x 15-1/2 inches (33 x 39 cm). Here is an opportunity to acquire an important abstract Japanese artist as yet entirely unexplored in the west.
Hori Kosai (b. 1947) is a contemporary artist and Lithographe...