The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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 : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1317955 (stock #MOR5012)
The Kura
$350.00
Three turned chestnut trays carved with lotus and signed by the craftsman. They are 13 inches (33 cm) diameter and date from the first half of the 20th century. In fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1317954 (stock #ANR5011)
The Kura
$900.00
A four panel desktop screen by Mashimizu Zoroku made in the low Sencha style enclosed in a period wooden storage box. Written above the signature is the characters Do-chu, the name of his studio. The slight separation of the scenes makes me think these may have been painted to be used as doors in a traditional alcove. The simple ink scene is splayed out on four silk panels laid over fields of scattered gold flake...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1317864 (stock #TCR5010)
The Kura
$1,900.00
A porcelain Koro by Mashimizu Zoroku II and decorated with a tiger by Tomita Keisen and enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. It is 12 cm (5 inches) diameter, the same height with a solid silver hoya of woven net weave by signed by Koju.
Mashimizu Zoroku II (1861-1936) inherited the pottery tradition of his father, Zoroku I and grandfather Wake Kitei III in the Gojo zaka district of Kyoto...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1317776 (stock #ANR5009)
The Kura
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A pair of 19th century screens by important artist Mori Kansai. Ink and applied gold flake on paper in a patterned silk border with black lacquered wooden frame featuring fine brass hardware. Each is 376 x 171 cm (148 x 67-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1317775 (stock #ANR5009)
The Kura
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A pair of 19th century screens by important artist Mori Kansai. Ink and applied gold flake on paper in a patterned silk border with black lacquered wooden frame featuring fine brass hardware. Each is 376 x 171 cm (148 x 67-1/2 inches)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1317774 (stock #TCR5008)
The Kura
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A set of 10 perfect condition 19th century “Yellow Seto” Tokkuri sake flasks held in a red lacquered wooden carrying case with doors decorated by important artist Mori Kansai and enclosed in a fine Kiri-wood box. Each flask is covered in yellow seto glaze, and is in perfect condition. On one of the doors is drawn an image of a scholarly figure reclining with a cup...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1317604 (stock #TCR5007)
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A small celadon shrine by Kato Keizan enclosed in the original signed wooden box representing one of the buildings in Tenryuji Temple, Kyoto. It is 14 x 14 x 20 cm ( 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 8 inches) and in fine condition.
Kato Keizan (1886-1963) was born in Tajimi city, Gifu, a pottery center in its own right, however came to Kyoto to apprentice under Kiyomizu Rokubei IV...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1317498 (stock #MOR5005)
The Kura
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A stone of rich green is joined to a stone of dark black by an arc of red representing the Stone Bridge of Mt. Tiantai in China enclosed in two wooden boxes, one annotated by Zen Priest Shibayama Zenkei. The green stone (largest) is 11 x 4 x 7 inches (33 x 10 x 18 cm) and all three are in excellent condition.
Shibayama Zenkei (1894—1974), a former Abbot of Nanzenji and was a Rinzai master well-known for his commentary on theMumonkan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1317497 (stock #TCR4866)
The Kura
$750.00
An important and rare Fushinayaki Pottery Sencha tea brazier Rodai decorated by Tanomura Chokunyu and made in the former castle kiln of Izumo province. A simple hut is shaded by a grand tree at the foot of a tree covered mountain accompanied by a poem in Kanshi. The tile was meant to be placed under a Ryoro brazier for making steeped tea. It is 7 inches (18 cm) square, 1 inch (2 cm) thick. It bears two stamps beneath, Isumo Jakuzan and Eizo, and is dated Meiji 12 (1879) in red...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1317482 (stock #TCR5003)
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An unprecedented set of five excellent condition aka-e bowls by Miyagawa Chozo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Each is (4 inches )10.5 cm diameter 6.5 cm (2-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Makuzu Chozo (1796-1851) was born into the 10th generation of the Raku pottery family of Miyagawa Chohei and learned his craft from Aoki Mokubei...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1317205 (stock #MOR5002)
The Kura
$600.00
A handformed copper vase with whirlpool of silver hammered on signed on the bottom signed Somei (Muneaki) and dating from the 1950s. It is 11 inches (28 cm) tall 9 inches (23 cm) diameter and in fine overall condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1317203 (stock #TCR4848)
The Kura
$1,150.00
A bakumatsu era (mid 19th century) Shishi Koro of dark red clay covered in a rich green glaze from the Banko kilns in Mie. It is 14 x 24 x 8 cm (9 x 5-1/2 x 3 inches) and is in fine condition but for one clawed toe which has been chipped. This squat style of facial expression was popular from the declining years of the Edo period into the early Meiji, and fits the date of this piece perfectly.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1316877 (stock #MOR5001)
The Kura
$425.00
A set of five Kamakurea-Bori lacquered wooden trays carved with designs of peony blossoms in red and green with yellow pistle. Each is 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1316875 (stock #TCR5000)
The Kura
$400.00
Bats Descend from the heavens on the outside of this bowl by Kosai. The bold characters Fuku Ji Ten Rai (Pin Yin: fú zì tiān lái), “Action Brings Unexpected Luck”, are emblazoned within and it is dated 1932. Although it is signed I have not been able to crack the signature of the painter which appears to read Ungen or Shitsugen, (mental block….). The bowl is 7-1/2 inches (18.5 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) deep and in fine condition, enclosed in a period kiri-wood box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1316524 (stock #MOR4999)
The Kura
$1,125.00
An owl, symbol of night, and a rooster, symbol of morning, are hammered and chiseled into the sides of this copper vase by Osuga Takashi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (31 cm) tall and in fine condition, dating from the late 50s or 1960s. Osuga Takashi (1901-1987) was born in Kagawa prefecture and graduated metalwork department of Kagawa Prefectural Takamatsu Art School before going to the Tokyo University of Art...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1315636 (stock #ALR4996)
The Kura
$300.00
A pair of scrolls enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Taiun Dojin (?) Sekiheki-zu. The Red cliffs scene is taken from the story of Su Dong Po and his boating party at the Red Cliffs on the Yangzi River. The full moon rising over the mist, sets the mood for the scholars to reflect on the historical defeat of Cao-Cao at that spot, and the impermanence of man and his empires. Ink and ligh color on silk dated 1922, signed and stamped Taiun. They are set in a border of fine soft gre...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1315635 (stock #ALR4995)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A pair of egrets, radical plumage blowing in the wind, huddle in the lea of a cedar, the white orb of winter’s moon rising below. Ink and light color on silk dating circa 1910 enclosed in a blue patterned brocade border with large bone rollers. The scroll is 33-1/2 x 94 inches (85 x 238 cm) and in overall fine condition. There is no box. Suzuki Keisho was born in Utsunomiya city. He studied and exhibited with Araki Kanbo and his Dokugakai in Ueno, as well as being exhibited at the Paris...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1315361 (stock #ALR4994)
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Scholars in a boat viewing the moon by Okutani Shuseki enclosed in the original signed Meiji period wooden box. This is likely an allusion to the famous red-cliffs tale of Chinese lore. It is performed with ink on silk in a border of blue satin patterned with clouds with white piping and terminating in fine rosewood rollers in the style known as Mincho typical of the Meiji. The scroll is 57 x 200 cm (22-1/2 x 79 inches) and is in fine condition.
The Red cliffs scene is taken from the stor...