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 : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1338717 (stock #SAR5238)
The Kura
$325.00
Antique Japanese Edo p. Samurai Jingasa Gold Sword, Armor, armour SAR5238 A Jingasa of woven string in unusual octagonal form covered in lacquer and gilded gold bearing a Satsuma crest in red. Beneath is read and black lacquer. It is 15 inches (38.5 cm) across and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1338670 (stock #SAR5236)
The Kura
$275.00
An unusual shape Jingasa of Kanshitsu Dried lacquer covered in black with a large red crest on front spanning the central ridge. It is 13 x 13-1/2 x 8 inches (33 x 34 x 20 cm). There are losses to the peak.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1338539 (stock #SAR5235)
The Kura
$250.00
This Jingasa is of woven bamboo lattice covered with paper lacquered red bearing a gold crest. It is 18 inches (46 cm) diameter, and aside from minor losses on the edges, is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1338527 (stock #MOR5233)
The Kura
$2,200.00
Two Meiji period Ostrich eggs hollowed and decorated with rich lacquered Maki-e designs of Uminosachi (treasures of the sea) on one, and Royal Crests among scrolling vines on the other. They come in a custom collectors compartmentalized kiri-wood box, one with the original Meiji period stand, the other with a more modern brass wire stand. They are roughly 6 inches tall each (16 cm). The Tai fish has cracks in the thick lacquer, but it is stable, and features a glass eye. More photos availabl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1338073 (stock #MOR5231)
The Kura
$2,400.00
A table carved in the shape of a writhing dragon, a fountain of clouds and water rising from his mouth creates the table-top. Edo period (17th-18th c.) It stands 27 inches (68.5 cm) tall, the top 18 inches (46 cm) diameter. It is very possible this was used as a lantern or offering stand in a Buddhist temple. There is a looseness in the joints as well as old repairs and losses attesting to its age. More photos available upon request
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1338072 (stock #SAR5230)
The Kura
$1,000.00
A set of original Edo period wooden Ikkabitsu storage boxes for Japanese Armor complete with the original carrying cases and prominently displaying a family crest in black. Overall fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1338040 (stock # ANR5229)
The Kura
$3,500.00
A screen featuring the gate at Hikone Castle by Honjo Toen exhibited at the 1927 Teiten (mod. Nitten) National Exhibition Pigment on silk in a brocade border with original red lacquered wooden frame and cloth backing. It is in overall fine condition. Some chips in the lacquer frame have been filled, and some water marks are present in the center and upper left of the screen. It is 187 x 140 cm (73-1/2 x 55 inches).
Toen was born in Hyogo prefecture in 1900. He studied at the Kyoto Sp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1338039 (stock # MOR5228)
The Kura
Sale Pending
A Pair of antique Kodaiji Maki-e Chopsticks in black lacquer bearing the crest of the Toyotomi clan and the Imperial chrysanthemum with solid silver tips. One end of one has been repaired with powdered silver lacquer. The silver tips would have been to warn the person eating of poison, as it was believed pure mteals like silver, gold and pewter, would somehow change in the presence of poisons. The utensils are 12 inches (29.5 m) long, the silver tips extending 3 inches (7.5 cm) up the shafts....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1337812 (stock #MOR4836)
The Kura
$750.00
A sword stand of wood covered in Nashiji Lacquer emblazoned with Mitsuba-Aoi Hollyhock crests of the Edo Shogun. It is 25-1/2 inches (64 cm) tall, the base is 9 x 10 inches (23 x 25 cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1337569 (stock #SAR5222)
The Kura
$1,400.00
Engraved brass fittings decorate this amazing Te-nugui-kake rack decorated with dozens of heraldic Samurai Family crests in brilliant gold maki-e over nashiji powdered gold ground. It is 23 x 9-1/2 x 22-1/2 inches (59 x 24 x 57 cm), There is a crack in the joint at one foot, and some dirtiness, but overall is in exceedingly good condition. This was from the Jinnya, an Inn for Daimyo and other important travelers moving between Kyoto and Edo on the old Tokkaido Road.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1337499 (stock #ALR5220)
The Kura
$1,400.00
A fully restored Edo period silk painting of 17 warriors of the East who fought with the Tokugawa clan at Sekigahara, Each in vivid color, each arrayed in his finest armor. It is 57 x 190 cm (22-1/2 x 75 inches) and is in excellent condition. Mounted in patterned brocade with bone rollers. This came to us in rather poor condition, and although the painting was fine, the mounting was very tired, so we had it completely remounted at considerable expense.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1337451 (stock #MOR5217)
The Kura
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A cluster of leaves forms a circular crest on the nashiji ground of this fine 19th century katana kake sword stand measuring 52 x 19 x 37.5 cm (20-1/2 x 7-1/2 x 14-3/4 inches). It is in overall fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1337249 (stock #ALR5216)
The Kura
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Kamikaze, the Divine Wind decimating the Chinese fleet as fearless warriors brave the tempest to drive off the attacking hordes. Uenaka Chokusai, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Pigment on silk in a pale silk border with ivory rollers. 19-1/2 inches x 7 feet (49 x 214 cm) in fine condition.
Uenaka Chokusai was born in Nara (1885-1977), and was enthralled with the arts from a young age. He apprenticed under Fukada Chokujo, and later Hashimoto Gaho. At the age of 23 he wa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1337247 (stock #MOR5215)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A very unusual saya of flaring design is inlayed with crushed eggshells and metallic nashiji with blanks of black in the shape of maple leaves. The silvered Habaki too is made with the shapes of maple leaves filed into it. The tang is signed Sadanori. The blade is not rusted, neither is it in high polish.
blade length: 26 cm
sori:0.7 cm
motohaba:2.4 cm
motokasane: 0.6 cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1337032 (stock #MOR5214)
The Kura
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A writing box decorated with chrysanthemum in hira-makie powdered gold outside, imperial kiri-mon inside, dating from the later Meiji period. It contains an ink stone and chrysanthemum shaped Suiteki water dropper. 9 x 10 x 1-1/2 inches (22.5 x 25.5 x 4 cm) it is in excellent condition, and appears to have never been used. It has been professionally polished in preparation for listing. This was a gift from the Imperial household agency or a branch family of the Imperial family.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1337031 (stock #TCR5213)
The Kura
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Otafuku, the embodiment of feminine warmth, smiles softly as she draws her robes up, a large pottery figure by Teishitsu Gigei-In Suwa Sozan I. An identical image with overglaze enamel decorations is visible in the 1929 posthumous exhibition catalog (Copies included). It is over 15 inches (39 cm) tall. There is a chip in the base near the left foot (see pictures).
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1336862 (stock #MOR5211)
The Kura
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A large Edo period Zushi containing a much older handwritten paper tablet preserved in Icon form within a carved and gilded frame on a lotus base. On the tablet is written Namu Amiddhabu (Paise to the name of Amiddha). Outside the zushi is black lacquer with brass hardware, inside entirely gilded in gold. The Zushi is 30 inches (77 cm) tall, 11 x 4-1/2 inches (28 x 11 cm) and is in overall fine condition. Of obvious great antiquity, the writer of this piece is unknown however must have been ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1336741 (stock #MOR5210)
The Kura
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A four stage lacquer Kogo incense case in austere black decorated with the 16 petal Imperial chrysanthemum and enclosed in the original wooden box signed Heian Manju-zo. Inside is superb Nashiji ground. It is 6.5 x 6 x 9 cm (roughly 2-1/2 square by 3-1/2 inches tall). This was made by Uesugi Manju and given as a gift to those who attended the ceremony of the first harvest held by the current emperor of Japan, the Heisei Emperor, in 1988. Inside the box lid is written:
Ju Kogo (stacking...