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 : Pre 1970 item #1350887 (stock #MOR6375)
The Kura
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A tall crystal vase by Kagami Kozo enclosed in the original signed wooden box and signed on the base, dating circa 1965. The hand blown form is very thick, with large air pockets creating a wonderful sense of drama and a dream-likequality. It is 27 cm (11 inches) tall in in fine condition.
Kagami Kozo (1896-1985) was born in Gifu, central Japan, and graduated the Tokyo School of Art Design Department. He entered the Southern Manchuria Rail Road Research Facility in 1920, and while there...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1350839 (stock #ALR6374)
The Kura
$950.00
Water streams between the verdant hills on this lurid landscape by 20th century artist Shimizu Hian. Ink on paper completely remounted in silk with black lacquer rollers. The poem reads:
Hana chirite Arui ha, Samuki hi mo arinu, Haru no Yukue no shizuka nari keru (Early flowers have fallen and the cold lingers, nonetheless Spring quietly approaches).
It is 63 x 129 cm (25 x 51 inches) and in excellent condition.
Shimizu Hian (1883-1975) was a popular poet and painter of the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1350838 (stock #MOR4667)
The Kura
$1,700.00
A pair of Geese made from gourds capped with zogei beaks and filled with tiny lead balls so that they may be balanced into any position on their root-wood base. One of the most elaborate Scholar art gourd designs I have seen. Each goose is roughly 8.5 cm and 10 cm respectively (3-1/2 and 4 inches), the base 17 x 12 cm (7 x 5 inches) and all in excellent condition, dating likely from the Meiji or opening years of the 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1350787 (stock #MOR6373)
The Kura
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A 19th century (Edo to Meiji periods) gilded bronze branch bearing three golden fruits, each of which opens to reveal a small compartment. It is 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) long, 6 cm (2-1/2 inches) tall and comes enclosed in an age darkened kiri-wood box. Certainly of Buddhist connotations, it likely held some small sweets or incense.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1350786 (stock #TCR5106)
The Kura
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A vase from the early days of the Fukagawa Company made by and decorated with Shishi lions and Peony in 8 sided windows among grape vines in cobalt. There is wear to the gold rim, otherwise is in fine condition. This was created about 1915, when the Fukagawa Company was still sub-contracting the finer works out to prominant potters of the Arita area. It is roughly 12 inches (30 cm) tall, 10 inches (24.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition but for the above mentioned wear to the rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1350651 (stock #TCR5125)
The Kura
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A large 19th century baluster form with ring handles by Takahashi Dohachi enclosed in a period wooden display box. It is signed on the base Kachutei Dohachi-sei. The vase is 12-1/2 inches (32 cm) tall and in overall fine condition. One of the ring handles has been broken and re-glued.
The Dohachi Kiln was established in Awataguchi by a retainer of Kameyama fief, Takahashi Dohachi I around 1760, and the name Dohachi was brought to the forefront of porcelain and ceramic production by the ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1350650 (stock #MOR6372)
The Kura
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Hand formed copper vase with waves in annealed silver signed on the side and enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the 1950s. It is 20 x 15 x 21 cm (8 x 6 x 8 inches) and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1350649 (stock #MOR6371)
The Kura
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A Bronze Crane carrying fortuitous items on its back dating from the 19th century. The bundle of treasures is removable to reveal and incense compartment. It is 29.5 x 12 x 12 cm (11-1/2 x 5 x 5 inches) and is in fine condition. The sharp appearance of the creature is indicative of older works.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1350449 (stock #ALR5040)
The Kura
$1,250.00
The sun rising behind pine boughs, a celebratory ink and pigment on paper painting by Fukuda Kodojin in a silk border with ivory capped bone rollers enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 45 x 152 cm (18 x 60 inches) and in overall fine condition, with minor marks from handling. Fukuda Kodojin (1865-1944) was an eccentric self taught artist, his status as a poet, calligrapher and literati artist has reached legendary status. Born at a time of great change (4 years before the final fall of th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1350448 (stock #MOR4507)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A Bakumatsu era (mid 19th century) sculpture of the bearded Daruma, patriarch of Zen Buddhism, standing resolute with robes clasped in front. The detail is fine, with a curly beard and large rings hanging from his lobes. It is 65 cm (25 inches) tall, and in fine condiditon, weighing 8.5 kg (roughly 17 pounds). There is a filled hole in the base where it was once attached to a stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1350338 (stock #MOR6369)
The Kura
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A gentlemans portable sake cup enclosed in a hard case noted within as from the Ando Cloisonne Studio, made of double-walled silver with a ring of cloisonné and marked on the base. It is 6.7 cm tall, 4 cm diameter and in overall excellent condition, with one hairline in the cloisonne (see photos).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1940 item #1350337 (stock #MOR6368)
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A bird in a persimmon tree decorates the front of this Ando Cloisonne writing box enclosed in the original wooden box containing a catalog from the Ando Shippo Company dating circa 1938. Outside is a mixure of raw metal and enamel decoration. Inside is black lacquered nunobari cloth lining with a rosewood tray containg the ink stone and brush rest. The suzuri bako is 26 x 13 x 4 cm (10 x 5-1/2 x 2 inches) and is in fine condition with ink stains on the wood typical of use. The catalog is a gr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1350229 (stock # TCR6367)
The Kura
$895.00
An exquisite Edo period Ceramic Chaire Tea Container with gold lined zogei lid and antique silk lined brocade pouch enclosed in an age darkened kiri-wood box with a strip of ebony titled in gold. Bubbles of black glaze have burst on the surface, creating a dramatic sense of life on the static form. It is 6 cm (2-1/2 inches) diameter, 8 cm (3 inches) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1350222 (stock #TCR6366)
The Kura
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A 19th century 3 piece Koro in the shape of a caged crane, each piece packed in the most elaborate buffed silk containers and enclosed in a compartmentalized heavy Kiri-wood box. Smoke would have wafted from raised feathers on the cranes back. All is covered in an earth-toned crackle glaze typical of Ninsei ware. It rests over the ash basin, onto which sets a tall lattice intimating a bamboo basket bound by purple silk chords. The storage capsules have solid walls wrapped in purple silk outs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1350221 (stock #MOR6365)
The Kura
$350.00
Hotei plays Nirameko (see who laughs first at the funny faces) game with a child, a basket of dumplings the prize on this fine Sencha Tea Tray signed Beizan. The grain appears to be some form of Rosewood. While the child sticks out his toungue, Hotei ismuch more creative, little fingers in his mouth and index fingers raising hi eyebrows, it is a rare look at humor in 19th century Japan. The tray is 8-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches (22 x 32.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1350154 (stock #ALR56364)
The Kura
$1,300.00
A brillinat 18th century rendition of the "Happy Buddha" Hotei (Putai), patron saint of children and all that is joyous. It is stamped Yanagihara and signed Eiyosai, one of the many names of the artist Shitomi Kangetsu. Ink on paper in the original Edo border with bone rollers. It is 19 x 62 inches (48.5 x 157.5 cm). Overall fine condition with minor creasing typical of age.
Kangetsu (1746-1797) was an Osaka based artist specializing in Scenic paintings and human imagery, at which he exce...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1350152 (stock # MOR5363)
The Kura
$300.00
A water scoop for use in Sencha steeped tea carved of wood in the shape of a gourd textured with lacquer and enclosed in an age darkened wooden box titled Hyoshaku. It is 7-1/2 inches (19.5 cm) long and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1350151 (stock #TCR5362)
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An exquisite Koro in white porcelain by Ito Tozan II with Superbly crafted solid silver Hoya lid pierced with worked clouds by Sokan enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakuji Sha00 Ukimon Koro. It is 4 inches (10 cm) diameter, 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall plus the lid, dating circa 1920.
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...