The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1295288 (stock #ALR4809)
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A superbly rendered image of a golden-eyed monkey with prehensile tail curling upward in a fine mounting of golden striped brocade by Ota Issai. The scroll is 34 x 59 inches (86 x 150 cm) and is in excellent condition, completely remounted using quality materials without overpainting. Ota Issai (1892-1979) was born in Nishio city, Aichi prefecture near modern day Nagoya...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1295168 (stock #ALR4808)
The Kura
$2,000.00
A superb image titled “Twilight at the Old Castle” by Hirai Baisen enclosed in the original wooden box signed Chikujo-so Baisen. He has used a combination of very wet washes with dry brisk strokes to create a classic scene by this artist. The approach of a solitary figure below sets this apart. It is performed with ink and light color on paper, bordered in a fine frame of patterned brocade. It is 26-1/2 x 90 inches (67 x 229 cm) and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1295158 (stock #ALR4807)
The Kura
$1,850.00
A neko-tora tiger in typical Nagasaki School design looks over its shoulder on this finely painted work signed Tsuneyama Gen’ei. Pigment and ink on silk, it has been completely remounted without overpainting. The scroll measures 15-1/2 x 68-1/2 inches (40 x 174 cm) and is in fine condition. The silk canvas is bordered in green silk with white piping and retains the original antique wood rollers.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1294673 (stock #MOR4806)
The Kura
$1,000.00
Spectacular grain visible through a rich caramel tinged clear lacquer defines this undulating flower display table by wood artist Iwamoto Yasuo. It is 26 x 11 x 4-1/2 inches (66 x 28 x 11cm). It is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1294671 (stock #MOR4805)
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An Edo period (dated) wooden incense clock used for timing Zen meditation sessions made of lacquered hardwood with a drawer containing implements and even two ancient paper bags of incense. It is 10 inches (25 cm) square, 18-1/2 inches (47 cm) tall and in overall exceptionally good condition. The thin wood of the top has dried and cracked with time and use as to be expected...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1294668 (stock #MOR4196)
The Kura
$1,100.00
An incredible amount of work went into this amazing neko-tora tiger made of thousands of stitches of couched silver thread. It is enclosed in a wooden box frame covered with glass dating from the Meiji period. The frame is 48.5 x 70 x 6.5 cm (19 x 27-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1294512 (stock #TCR4804)
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An important Vase decorated with the imperial symbols of 16 petal chrysanthemum and Go-shichi Nobori Kiri among over-glaze bamboo and floral designs by Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8-3/4 inches (22.5 cm) tall (excluding the base) and in superb condition and comes wrapped in a stamped silk bag.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1294377 (stock #MOR4464)
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$650.00
Anyone who has been to Japan will be familiar with the tiny images of Jizo which are found throughout the country, carved in stone through the centuries. This is a great little example, Edo period, in fine condition. It is 24 x 16 x 9 cm and we have included a suitable old wooden stand for display.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1294276 (stock #MOR4269)
The Kura
$5,500.00
Incredible attention to detail defines this large Pagoda entirely gilded in gold. It is 32 inches (81.5 cm) tall, 16 inches (41.5 cm) square at the base and in excellent condition. This would have been displayed in a Butsuma as a reliquary container. Both upper and lower doors open to reveal gold lined chambers in which the Buddhist objects could be stored. A couple of the small bells dangling from the eaves have been replaced or re-hung with wire.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1294275 (stock #TCR4802)
The Kura
$1,650.00
A large round vase by Miyagawa Kozan, the raw clay with a swirl of dark glaze decorated with Sasa bamboo in over-glaze enamel enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9 inches (23 cm) diameter. There as a mar on the raw earth surface.
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1294146 (stock #MOR4801)
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A pleasure craft of solid burled wood covered in clear, black and red lacquer with inlayed mother of pearl designs which opens up to be a picnic box. The fore-peak is removable and opens to hold chopsticks. The upper cabin is a sake bottle, the roof a large plate, the the lower cabin food and rice storage. The aft holds 6 small plates, and the structure all can be removed to reveal the food storage in the hold. It is roughly 20 x 8-1/2 x 11 inches (50 x 21 x 28 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1294145 (stock #MOR4800)
The Kura
$6,500.00
A large Edo period image of thea seated priest Shinran Shonin in polychromed robes, his glass eyes half lidded, staring silently down in meditation. It is roughly 2 feet (60 cm) tall, 15 inches wide and in good original condition. 18th to 19th century made in the yosegi style of multiple pieces of wood, there is some separation over the right arm, and loss to the polychrome on his brightly colored Kesa. Additional Images are available, please inquire.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1293642 (stock #MOR4799)
The Kura
$450.00
Silver wire braids about gold jewels inlaid into this fine olive patinated open incense burner by Hongo Kakuho. 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall and in fine condition, signed on the base.
Hongo Kakuho (1916-1995) is held in Takaoka City Museum
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1293639 (stock #ANR4798)
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$2,600.00
A pair of brightly colored Shishi frolic among peonies on this fine Edo period set of paintings mounted on a two panel screen. It is performed with pigment on silk. The signature appears to read Fukusai. Each panel is 29 x 57-1/2 inches (73.5 x 146.5 cm). It looks to have been restored in the early 20th century, with a wide border of bronze brocade inside a red lacquered wooden frame, and has been backed with sarasa cloth patterned with karakusa florals.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1293563 (stock #TCR4797)
The Kura
$870.00
Iron vines hang from the fluted rim of this Edo period E-karatsu Mukozuke cup enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall, 4 inches (10 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1293562 (stock #TCR4796)
The Kura
$950.00
A very unusual purple crystalline glazed vase by Seifu Yohei V enclosed in the orignla signed wooden box. It is loosely based on the Chinese Gu form, but has been very Japanified, coming close to the Japanese Usubata form. It is 9 inches (23 cm) tall, 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1293304 (stock #TCR1830)
The Kura
$850.00
A spectacular Naeshirogawa Mimitsuku Tsubo dating from the Edo period, the rich red clay covered in thick splatters of dark glaze. The tsubo has been built up with coils of clay, and smoothed with a slightly textured paddle. The olive glaze has then been applied over a resistant surface preparation, causing it to peel back creating the unusual affect. It is not clear if this was intentional, or some mistake in the process, but is very rare...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1292906 (stock #TCR1840)
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This is a shell shaped serving dish from the Usunokochi-yaki Kilns of Southern Kyushu dating from the Edo period used as a serving dish on pleasure boats which plied the seas and rivers of Kagoshima, the ancient seat of government for the Satsuma fief. The theme of shellfish likely reflects what it held, with a large tray for fish, and smaller trays for side dishes, pickles or soy sauce. The barnacle in center would have held the chopsticks upright...