The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1266439 (stock #TCR4634)
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A set of five dishes made to commemorate the Gosho Nai Dai Hakurankai (held 1881-1897) signed Seiroku (Kiyomizu Rokubei IV, 1848-1920). They are simply decorated in iron with Hoju (Buddhist Jewels), a simple yet striking theme. They come enclosed in a wooden box, and each is stamped on the base with the exhibition name. They are roughly 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Artists : Prints : Contemporary item #1265988 (stock #AOJ4683)
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$950.00
I have long wanted to offer some work of renowned artist Joel Stewart and the current exhibition we are running has given me that opportunity. Here is a 2001 etching titled Beginnings which was exhibited at the CWAJ print show in Tokyo that year. It is 28 x 35-1/2 inches (71 x 90 cm) and is of course in fine condition, signed and numbered. I am starting with this one because I love the color so much, that in fact I gave a copy of this to my wife for her Birthday last year...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1265916 (stock #ALR4682)
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$2,750.00
A superb Painting in the true literati tradition by Fujimoto Tesseki enclosed in a double wood box annotated by Yano Kyoson (1890-1965, using the art name Koshin-an). The ink and light color on paper scene is mounted between ichimonji of squirrels in vines set into a brass colored field of silk patterned with arabesque florals and features huge Zogei rollers. The scroll is 30 x 88-1/2 inches (76 x 224 cm) and is in overall very good condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1265866 (stock #ANR4681)
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$4,800.00
A pair of crows settle in to the lavishly hung branch of a persimmon tree, few leaves clinging to its gray washed branches. This is a two panel screen by Tomita Keisen dated 1908 and very similar in style to his painting Cat in Cherry Blossoms (1906) published in the catalog Tomita Keisen-Ten. Likely a sketch later made into a screen, faint lines can still be seen where the artist sketched out twigs that were eliminated from the final painting...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1265800 (stock #MOR4679)
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$400.00
A superb Uji-gawa suiseki viewing stone set on a daiza stand of dark wood. It is 8-1/2 x 6 x 4-1/2 inches (22 x 15 x 11 cm) and weighs 4.5 kilograms (10 lbs). It has been handled to create an exquisite soft glow (who would imagine black can glow!). A superb example of 20th century suiseki.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1265647 (stock #MOR4678)
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A Superb set of lacquer boxes enclosed in a carrying case composing various lacquer techniques from the Wakasa region. The set consist s of a carrying case in typical red/black and gold wakasa-nuri containing 4 square lidded boxes, one triangular lidded box and five red lacquered trays. Each box showcases a different style of lacquer. It is 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 14 inches (17 x 17 x 35 cm), in excellent condition and comes enclosed in a wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1265646 (stock #MOR4677)
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A Sagemono of kanshi (dried lacquer) in the shape of a degraded and cast off waniguchi shrine bell with a central compartment, golden leaves gathering on the surface, connected to a wooden netsuke in the shape of a mokugyo prayer bell by a black chord. When hanging, a lever inside closes by gravity, preventing the compartment from opening. On back in gold lacquer is written a circuitous verse followed by the artists (Shunkyo) signature...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1265579 (stock #MBR4676)
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Art-deco styled cicada cling to the side of this faceted bronze vase by Living National Treasure Katori Masahiko covered in a dark mottled patina. It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall and in fine condition, enclosed in an old Kiri-wood box. This is a beautiful cast of thick, quality bronze, as we should expect from a Living National Treasure.
Katori Masahiko (1899-1988) was born into the family of prominent Bronze Artist Katori Hozuma in Chiba...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1265575 (stock #MOR4675)
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$750.00
An art deco influenced cascading square footed-box with lid decorated with silver and red goldfish among ripples of gold flake on black ground. Inside is a soft silvered Nashiji with gold rim. The box is 20 cm (8 inches) square and in fine condition, enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1265534 (stock #MOR4674)
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$950.00
A large flower in dark, bold black lacquer stands out against the fine wood grain of this hardwood tray designed by Kamisaka Sekka for the Kyoto University of Fine Arts. On the box is written Made by Kyoto University of Fine Arts, Kamisaka Sekka Black Lilly, Yellow Shunkei Lacquer Round Tray. It is 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) is the godfather of 20th century Japanese design and the Rimpa revival...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1265532 (stock #TCR4673)
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A Seiji green celadon tea container with lid by Seifu Yohei IV wrapped in a satin lined bag and enclosed in the original signed wooden box annotated on the side by Kano Tessai. Even the silk bag is signed (it appears to read Rakkasei). Precluding Seifu’s signature inside the lid is the statement “One of 30 made for the Heiwa Kinen Sho (Place Commemorating Peace)” with the annotation on the side dated 1919...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1265448 (stock #MOR4672)
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Porcelain cranes in a lead tree decorate the lacquered top of this gilded wooden box enclosed in the original wooden box titled Romatsu Sokaku Zu (Ancient Pine Two Cranes) and signed Sekka, with signatures of Tozan II (porcelain decoration) and Hyoetsu (lacquer artist) inside...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1265447 (stock #ALR4671)
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$2,900.00
An ink painting of bamboo by Tomioka Tessai enclosed in a wooden box endorsed by Sakamoto Kojo titled Ganchiku...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1265350 (stock #TCR4670)
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$3,500.00
A set of 21 dishes made by Kiyomizu Rokubei III (1820-1883), Shiokawa Bunrin (1808-1877), Kono Bairei (1844-1895), and other members of Bunrin's atelier enclosed in a custom compartmentalized wooden box. Inset into the lid is the original signed wooden box top titled Shiokawa Bunrin Sensei E no Kiyomizu Rokubei Saku. Each gourd shaped dish is uniquely decorated with a seasonal image and poem, and is signed by the artist who decorated it and stamped by the maker Rokubei. The set is likely datin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1265132 (stock #MOR4669)
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The crescent moon is hollowed out to contain a flower arrangement, a Hototogisu (cuckoo) passing in front. The vessel is suspended by an antique chain. It is roughly 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) wide and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1265023 (stock #MOR4668)
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$1,500.00
A pair of Geese made from gourds capped with ivory beaks and filled with tiny lead balls so that they may be balanced into any position on their root-wood base. One of the most elaborate Scholar art gourd designs I have seen. Each goose is roughly 8.5 cm and 10 cm respectively (3-1/2 and 4 inches), the base 17 x 12 cm (7 x 5 inches) and all in excellent condition, dating likely from the Meiji or opening years of the 20th century.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1264926 (stock #ANR4667)
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$1,200.00
A wide plank of wood forms the background for this Ita-do door decorated in thick pigment with sparrows in bamboo signed Shoho encased in a wooden frame and dating from the early 20th century. The door is 96 x 177 cm (roughly 38 x 70 inches) and is in overall fine condition. The distraught hinges and other hardware have been removed.
Wood doors such as these were most often used between inner rooms and garden exits, or on the exterior walkways between rooms and or structural areas. In ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1264925 (stock #ANR4666)
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$3,800.00
Four ink on paper paintings of scholar items mounted on age darkened silver opposite sheer white paper clouded with gold flake by Murata Kokoku. Antique Handles adorn both sides, the sliver side of dark orbs contain a crescent moon in gold. Made for an opening roughly 68 x 112 inches (172.5 x 284.5 cm) Each door is: 28-1/2 x 68-1/2 inches (73 x 174 cm).
Murata Kokoku (1831-1912) was a staunch supporter of the Literati movement and well known artist/poet who taught at the Kyoto Prefectur...