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 : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1342598 (stock #ANR5289)
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Brilliantly colored riders charge into rushing water on the gold leaves of this 18th century six panel screen relating the famous charge at the Battle of Uji Bridge. Tatsuna and Kagesue charge forward into the waters riding toward the enemy lined up on the opposite shore of the Uji River; the skeleton of the bridge visible in the back-ground. The screen measures 173 x 377 cm. (68 x 148-1/2 inches) each and retains the original Edo backing paper, with strong hinges and a good brocade border. It d...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1342146 (stock #MOR5279)
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A hand riveted Torii gate of iron bands made for protecting sacred places. It is 30.5 x 34 cm and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1341786 (stock #TCR5273)
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An exquisite vase by Ito Tozan enclosed in the worn but original signed wooden box which is in-turn enclosed in a protective outer box (Niju Bako). The elegant form is covered in ivory colored glaze and carved in the center to reveal a pattern of Camellia flowers. It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter, 12 inches (31.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began his artistic career studying painting in the Shijo manner under Koizumi Togaku before moving to the plastic...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1341614 (stock #MBR5272)
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A bronze dragon water spout dating from the late Edo or early Meiji period (mid to later 19th century) in an unusual full body configuration. Most spouts appear climbing over the edge of a basin, and thus only the front of the dragon need be cast. This however writhes across the edge of the basin, the entire body exposed. A pipe extending from the stomach allows the water to be attached. It is 29-1/2 x 11 x 10 inches (75 x 28 x 25 cm). One horn has been repaired and there is some damage whe...
All Items : Artists : Paintings : Pre 2000 item #1341608 (stock #MOR5271)
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One can almost hear the muffled discussion and restless murmuring in this dark room painted by Nakamura Yoshitane wrapped in a golden frame and titled on back “Guests in the Night”. Framed it is 37 x 59 inches (94 x 150 cm). The canvas is 35 x 57 inches (89.4 x 145.5 cm). It was exhibited in 1982 at the 4th Tokakai Exhibition and is published in the book Nakamura Yoshitane Gendai no Ningen Fukei. A copy of the book is included with the sale. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accru...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1341523 (stock #MOR5268)
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A 1989 Oil by Nakamura Yoshitatne exhibited at the Kyoten (Kyoto Bijutsu Tenrankai) and retaining the exhibition label titled Yukibuki Yamamura (Keihoku) (A Snow Covered Village in Northern Kyoto). It is 91 x 72.5 cm (3 feet by 28-1/2 inches), oil on canvas stretched over a wooden frame. Overall excellent condition. This is accompanied by a book on the artist.
Nakamura Yoshitane (1914-1995) was born in Wakayama city where he took a job as a teacher. Although he began painting much earlie...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1341311 (stock #ANR5265)
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Shamo Chicks prance about, fluffing up their feathers and picking for fallen tidbits among the days catch of beans and fresh bamboo root. The pigment on silk scene is stamped in the right corner with a chop that appears to read Seiryu. It is 82-1/2 x 67-1/2 inches (209 x 171.5 cm) and is in overall fine condition, with faint scattered foxing and a spot of insect damage to the upper green border near the center (see close-up photo). It dates from the Taisho to early Showa eras, 1920 -1935.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1341082 (stock #ANR5261)
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The cock stretches his neck in haughty defiance as he struts across the gold panels of this painted screen dated Mid Autumn 1934 and signed Heijo Nushi Shigeo (Yamashita Shigeo). This screen is performed with oil paints on gold leaf. Overall the screen is in quite good condition, with a blue patterned cloth border and black lacquered wooden frame. It is 190 x 173 cm (72 x 68 inches) and is in overall fine condition. Yamashita Shigeo was born in Tokyo Kyobashi in December of 1883. He studi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1930 item #1340917 (stock #MOR5259)
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A finely grained piece of heart-pine carved into the shape of a leaf with rippled surface enclosed in a wooden box dated 1928. It is 23-1/2 x 14 x 1-1/2 inches (60 x 36 x 3.5 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1340835 (stock #TCR5257)
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An oki-koro wth the original ash pot by Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original wooden box titled Fuji Koro annotated Sozan-sei and dated the eigth month of 1922. The bottom of the basin and the inside of the mountain both bear the artists oval seal. It is 11-1/2 x 7 x 5-1/2 inches (29 x 18 x 14 cm) and is in fine condition. A similar work with a base annotated by Tomioka Tessai is visible in the catalog Suwa Sozan Sakuhin Shu (1971).
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, presen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1340578 (stock #TCR5256)
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A lighting shaped dish decorated with karakusa and burning motifs by Seifu Yohei I (signed with his art name Baihin) enclosed in the rare original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (13.5 cm) square, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Seifu Yohei I (1803-1861) founded the Seifu dynasty in Kyoto. He was born in powerful Kaga-kuni, modern day Kanazwa prefecture. After apprenticing with the second generation Ninnami Dohachi, he established his own kiln in the Gojo-zaka pottery di...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1340577 (stock #TCR5255)
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A set of 5 plates from the Mino kilns of the 19th century depicting one of the Rokukasen (Rokkasen, six great poets) dating from the 19th century. Each plate is 5 x 4 x 3/4 of an inch (12.5 x 10 x 2 cm). There are two small chips to the rim (see close up photos).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1700 item #1340356 (stock #MOR5252)
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A Momoyama period (16th to 17th c) lacquered incense burner with later polished brass lid and optional hardwood cover enclosed in an ancient and delicate red-lacquered wooden box inside of a secondary nijubako wooden box which contains a compartment for the optional wooden lid as well. The koro is 4-1/4 inches (11 cm) square. There is much old wear to the gold decoration and black lacquer, and repairs around the base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1340268 (stock #TCR5251)
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A Kyo-yaki incense burner from Kyoto in the shape of an insect astride two summer melon shapes surmounted by leaves enclosed in an old wooden box titled Yakimono Uri-gata Koro. It is 5-1/2 x 5 x 6 inches (14 x 12 x 15 cm) and is in excellent condition, 19th to opening 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1340267 (stock #TCR5250)
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A beautifully shaped miniature bell with simulated chord looping through the top, half lifting off to reveal a compartment for storing incense. A ball inside the lower section actually rattles around like a real suzu-bell. This is a very unusual and superbly crafted from from the Mino area of Edo Japan. The inside white clay is darkened with age, and the outside infused with color gathered with time. It is 1-1/4 inches (4 cm) diamater, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in excellent condition, enclose...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1340131 (stock #MOR5249)
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A Gyokusendo hand formed copper vase decorated with dragonflies enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the 1950s. It is 8 inches (20 cm) tall, 9 inches (22 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1339859 (stock #MBR5247 )
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A bronze Tanuki dressed in robes and holding a Nyoi (priest scepter) sits yelping into the air, as if surprised at being discovered for his true nature. Dating from the Meiji or possibly Taisho period, it is 10 x 8 x 9-1/2 inches (25 x 21 x 23 cm) and on the base has written in red “4th year” followed by a series of letters to which I have yet to discern a meaning. Likely Meiji 4 (1871).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1339856 (stock # AOR5244)
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Ink on paper in a fine brocade border with ivory rollers and enclosed in the original signed double wood box (nijubako). It is 26 x 56 inches (66 x 143 cm) and is in overall fine condition. The rollers will be changed in event it is being shipped overseas.
Born in Yamanashi Prefecture, Kondo Koichiro (1884-1962) studied at the Tokyo school of Fine Arts and started his career as a Western-style painter. After graduation, he took a position as a cartoonist at the Yomiuri Newspaper for a l...