The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1292905 (stock #MOR4795)
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A spectacular black lacquered wooden sign carved with bold characters over a gold gilded carp swimming through a torrent of waves dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. It is in fine condition, with only minor marks typical of age. It measures 4 feet (121 cm) long, 14 inches (35 cm) wide and is 1-1/2 inches (3.5 cm) thick at the frame edge.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1292665 (stock #SAR4794)
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A superb 18th century samurai armor in raw iron and genuine gold gilding. It features a Tetsuji 28 plate Koboshi Suji Kabuto with three lame Kasa-jikoro featuring prominent fukigaeshi and a kuwagata with large Maedate displaying the crest matching the rest of the suit. It has three iron shinodare in front, two in back and features a beautifully worked iron tehen kanamono...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1292320 (stock #MOR4792)
The Kura
$580.00
A dark silver alloy covers this bronze Mizusashi water container inlayed with silver designs by Hongo Toshihiko. The flaring shape is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) wide at the rim, the same height. The signature is engraved on the base. Very unusual, the piece seems to reflect in the blue scale...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1292195 (stock #MOR4215)
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$450.00
Plump winter birds scrape for their meal on the floor of the bamboo forest, an exquisite carving dating from the early 20th century signed He-emon. It is 9 x 4 x 2-1/2 inches (22.5 x 10 x 6 cm) and in excellent condition. These little guys have attitude, especially the one looking back at you!
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1292062 (stock #TCR4296)
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$695.00
A beautiful and rare Hanging vase in the shape of a lotus seed pod, the stem wrapped in a green leaf with two small blossoms below. Likely early 20th century Banko-ware, it is a very unusual piece in perfect condition roughly 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) long.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1292061 (stock #TCR4790)
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A monkey reaches toward the moon, arms outstretched from the gnarled trunk of an ancient blossoming plum on the side of this large pottery bowl by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV and decorated by a young Takeuchi Seiho. It is 23 cm (9 inches) diameter, 9.5 cm (4 inches) tall and is in excellent condition, and comes enclosed in a fine custom made kiri-wood box.
Kiyomizu Rokubei IV (1848-1920) was first born son of Rokubei III, and took over the family business in 1883 upon the death of his father...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1291919 (stock #TCR4789)
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Gnarled plums cover the unusual rich blue ground of this antique tsubo vase from the Arita kilns dating from the early 20th century. It is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) tall and in fine condition, signed on the base. The decoration is performed entirely in overglaze enamels with a gold rim,and is both vivid and fresh. One of the more unusual pieces I have seen from this region. It is signed on the base in Red Arita sei Miyuki Gama
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1291475 (stock #TCR4788)
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A floral spray decorates this bowl made by potter Miyanaga Tozan and decorated by painter Watanabe Kokan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (12 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics. He was born in Ishikawa prefecture, and graduated from the (now) Tokyo University of Art...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1291474 (stock #TCR4787)
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“Oars beat in time to the seamans lighthearted song as the moon floats high above his fishing boat”, a festive poem for drinking scrawled in running script on the hand formed and pinched bottle followed by the signature Rengetsu. It is 5 inches (12 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Much has been written about the life and work of poet/artist Otagaki Rengetsu...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1291327 (stock #TCR4785)
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A squat Fukurokuji accompanied by a deer and crane and an infectious grin stares out happily from the side of this white glazed Shuro hand warmer with ceramic lid pierced by clouds. Shuro such as this would have held small coals in an ash bed inside and been placed in the entrance way for guests to warm their hands. They are important pieces for the home, and it is likely that a guest would never get closer to a work of art in a traditional home than they would to the Shuro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1291326 (stock #MOR4874)
The Kura
$1,400.00
A most unusual Chochin-dashi ornament in the shape of a horse leaping over a ball of gilt nishiki cloth. The body of the dignified animal is covered in burnished gofun. A crest of three stars over the character for 1 adorns the creatures’ saddlepad. It comes mounted on a post enclosed in a wooden box titled Matsuri Chochin Dashi, and would have adorned the end of a pole from which would have been suspended a paper lantern. There are cracks in the gofun and a chip in the ear, tpical of age...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1291246 (stock #MOR4873)
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Dojin Buddhist image, mid to late Edo period. Paper and polychromed gofun over wood. It is 32 x 20 x 32 cm. Missing one finger. It likely originally held a paper scroll of some form which has disintegrated over time. Great expression. The stand in the 8th picture is not included and is there as an example.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1291245 (stock #MOR4224)
The Kura
$260.00
A pair of yellow-bronze candle sticks standing 33 cm (13 inches) tall and dating from the 19th century. They are in fine condition, an excellent size for tabletop dining.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1291244 (stock #MOR4872)
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A unique bronze incense burner (koro) in the shape of a large crow perched on two solid feet covered in a thick, dark patina befitting the creature. The shape has been abbreviated, minor details removed, leaving an almost menacing and mysterious creature of angular forms behind. The wings lift off the back revealing the burning chamber, and one feather curled up on the back allows the smoke to escape. It is 11 inches (27.5 cm) long, 8 inches (20 cm) tall and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1291184 (stock #TCR4871)
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A fine Raku bowl decorated with plum pine and bamboo (Shochikubai, the three friends of winter) by Matsumoto Ichiyo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter, 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1291183 (stock #TCR4451)
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$1,500.00
Popular in Buddhist Tea Circles in the Edo period, this recovered Tokoname Fushiki pot, very roughly fired, dates from the mid to late Kamakura period (1192-1333), but was unearthed and used as a mizusashi during the Edo. A kiln mark in the shape of a fish tail, or perhaps broad leaf, (like a ginko leaf) is struck in the side, partially obscured by glaze. Old red lacquer seals a crack in the side, and a drainage hole originally in the bottom has been filled. There is an old black lacquered wo...