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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1346493 (stock #MOR5349)
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A cinnabar mizusashi in the shape of an armor box with red Kao signature of Katagiri Sadamasa of Sekishuryu on the side, the craftsman signature on the base, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Annotated inside the box lid is Soseki Ko Konomi, Yoroi Hitsu (Armor Box, Favored form of the Honorable Soseki), signed Sadayasu followed by the Kao signature of Sadayasu. The Mizusashi is 8 inches (20 cm) square, 7 inches (17 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Katagiri Sadayasu (1923-1...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1345840 (stock #ALR5346)
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Autumn in the Mountains by Shirakura Niho Pigment on silk in a fine brocade border extended with beige and featuring ivory rollers enclosed in the original signed double wood box (nijubako). It is 26 x 56 inches (66 x 143 cm) and is in excellent condition. This is signed with his later art name Kanyu. We can see in the style as well, here he has adopted a very western watercolor approach, that this is one of his post-war works.
Shirakura Kinichiro (Niho or Jiho, Kanyu, 1896-1974) was ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1345785 (stock #MOR5343)
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A stand for an incense burner (Koro-dai) cut entirely from burled woods and covered in clear lacquer. It is 16 x 12 x 12-1/2 inches (41 x 30.5 x 31.5 cm) and is in fine condition but for a minor abrasion on one edge.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1345708 (stock #MOR5341)
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2A green glazed pottery base by Toyoraku supports a polished bamboo pole into which is inserted a brass oil well, the rim of which holds a blown glass chimney and round glass shade. It is 28-1/2 inches (72 cm) tall, 10 inches (25 cm) diameter and in fine condition, dating from the Meiji to Taisho periods.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1345559 (stock #TCR5339)
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Autumns colors waver under blossoming plums across this set of five antique 19th century Inuyama Yaki plates (with one extra). Each is roughly 6 inches (15.5 cm) diameter and in overall fine condition, dating from the late Edo period. One extra has a small chip in the rim. Inuyama is a castle town in central Japan, in modern day Aichi prefecture Northwest of Nagoya, the traditional domain of the Tokugawa clan. Also sometimes refered to as Maruyama Yaki, the origins lay in the beginning of th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1345484 (stock #MOR5338)
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A ghoulish character from the Otsu-e pantheon, the Oni no Nenbutsu, a devil in priests robes, stands grinning, hammer in one hand to bang his bell and a ledger in the other in which are noted all the peoples sins. This figure is carved of wood and covered in lacquer and mineral paints. Dating from the 19th century (Later Edo period) it is 13 inches (33 cm) tall. There are some losses to the pigments accentuating the antique feel.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1345411 (stock #TCR5337)
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An unusual experimental Chinese form covered in mottled green glaze indicative of Agano and Takatori wares stamped on the base Kozan. The vase alone stands 29 cm (11-1/2 inches) tall and in fine condition. It comes with a dark wood base enclosed in a period wooden box.
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. The Kozan ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1345338 (stock #MOR5334)
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Sages and their attendants wander about in the lush garden depicted on the sides of this wooden Chinese brush pot mounted on a carved wooden base. It comes enclosed in an old wooden box titled Karamono Chokoku Fude Zutsu (Chinese Carved Brush Pot). It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) square, 4-1/2 inches (12 cm) tall. There is a chip in the base as is visible in the photographs. This item was found in Japan, a testament to the flourishing trade which existed between these two countries for two millenn...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1345275 (stock #TCR5332)
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A sage gazes up at the moon, whisps of smoke curling from the open curtains of the small cabin on his boat; a fine koro by Ito Tozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 24 cm (9-1/2 inches) long and in fine condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku. In 1862 he became a pupil of Kameya Kyokutei, as well as studying under Takahashi Dohachi III and Kanzan Denshichi (who made the dishes for the imperial table)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1345274 (stock #TCR5331)
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Art deco designs drape like flower petals from the rim of this unusual vessel by Ito Tozan. It is 6 inches (16 cm) tall, signed and stamped on the base. There is some color absorbed into the crackled glaze, no chips cracks or restorations. It comes enclosed in a custom made wooden box.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began as a painter in the Maruyama school studying under Koizumi Togaku. In 1862 he became a pupil of Kameya Kyokutei, as well as studying under Takahashi Dohachi III and Kanzan D...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1344905 (stock #MOR5330)
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A dragon rides in a swirl of movement atop this silver and damascened Koro incense burner by Chosa Yoshiyuki. The sides are decorated with images of plum and pine. The bottom is signed Yoshi-saku, and bears the stamp 900 delineating the silver content. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) tall, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter and in fine condition, enclosed in a period heavy kiri-wood box.
Chosa Yoshiyuki (1915-2002) was a bronze artist and recipient of the Japanese Order of Cultural Merit. Born i...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1344617 (stock #MOR5329)
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An important work in the oeuvre of 20th century avant-garde oil painter Nakamura Yoshitane, his first exhibited work at the 1938 Dokuritsu Tenrankai (Independent Painters Exhibition) titled Canna and Cypress retaining the original gilt frame and published in Nakamura Yoshitane Gendai no Ningen Fukei (page 81). Thick application of pigment and very heavy texturing are key features to the work giving it a three dimensional quality. A copy of the book is included with the sale. According to the e...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1344329 (stock #TCR5325)
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Rich black glaze covers this roughly hewn form dating from the ater Edo period and enclosed in a period wooden box titled Tensho Guro. This is likely from the Momoyama revival of the Tenpo era. It is 4-3/4 inches (12 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) deep and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1344283 (stock #TCR5324)
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Two bowls by Seifu Yohei III encsed in wooden boxes, one signed by the artist and bearing the Teishitsu Gigei-in Seal. The first is an ivory colored porcelain delicately engraved with an auspicious mushroom shape and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The other is pottery in a double bun shape decorated with blossoms in red and gold. They are 8 and 7 inches (19.5 and 18 cm) diameter respectively.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II. Sent at the age of t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1344196 (stock #TCR5320)
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A whimsical tiger exhales incense smoke, his body glimmering with gold on black ripples; an antique oki-koro incense burner enclosed in the original Kikko signed wooden box. The tiger bears the Kikko mark on his butt. The piece is 15 x 10 x 13 cm (6 x 4 x 5 inches) and is in excellent condition. The Kikko Kiln was established in Osaka in the opening years of the 19th century by Iyo native Toda Jihe, who had learned the ceramic arts in Kyoto under all of the great names of the time, Kiyomizu R...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1343726 (stock #ANR5318)
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An ink and light color on paper painting by a Chinese artist dated 1967 and mounted in Japan as a two panel Makura-byobu pillow screen. It is perfect size for wall mounting, 56-1/2 x 31 inches (144 x 78.5 cm). It is in fine condition. The signature reads (in Japanese) Koju Shishi Sunsei or (I believe in Chinese) Xiao Shou Shishi Sun Mian. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1343171 (stock #ANR5309)
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Five elongated prints mounted on momigin crushed silver foil in a border of old woodblock printed pages from erotic pillow books, wrapped in a frame of shunkei-nuri lacquered wood. The back covered as the border with old pages of Shunga books. It is 184 x 69.5 cm (6 feet by 27-1/2 inches). Enclosed in wooden box. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1343169 (stock #ANR5308)
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A set of Sliding Alcove doors decorated with a silk painting of two traveling Samurai launching an arrow from horseback into a cedar forest. They are performed with pigment on silk set onto a gold bordering wooden frames. Each door is 47 x 78 cm, and are made to fit an opening 92 x 77.5 cm (3 feet by 30-1/2 inches). Each retains its original white backing paper. They appear to be signed Tamba Sugawara Sei. There are losses to the gold at the bottom, and one small puncture below the white ho...