The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1264217 (stock #MOR4412)
The Kura
$600.00
A very rare Natural Sajigawa viewing stone in the shape of a thatched minka farmhouse. An excellent piece for Bonseki miniature gardens or to accompany a bonsai display. It is 11 x 6 x 9 cm (5 x 2-1/2 x 4 inches) and is of course in excellent condition. Saji stones come from the Saji river in Tottori prefecture.
Stones idealized the horizon. Bringing an undisturbed memory of distance into the confines of the often cramped and overstuffed rooms in the notoriously small Japanese study...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1264216 (stock #MOR4654)
The Kura
$250.00
A pair of married gourds in soft, matte finish featuring polished bone or antler finials through which passes a brown silk chord. 16 inches long and 6 inches long respectively (40 cm and 15 cm). Both are in fine condition.
Gourds are rich in the traditions and symbolism of many Asian cultures, especially China and Japan. Dried it can last indefinitely, is both hollow and yet contains many seeds and expands as it grows, making it a token of longevity, fertility and fortune...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1264121 (stock #MOR4580)
The Kura
$600.00
Antique Japanese Bokuto Dragon Shaped Doctors Sword Edo, sagemono, samurai, netsuke MOR4580 A dragon sails along, feet tucked in, mouth open in a growl…the body forming the shape of a curved short sword. It is 47 cm (19 inches) long and in overall fine condition.
It is said that these wooden swords were produced from the mid to late Edo period, in lieu of swords for those not allowed to carry weapons (all but samurai)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1264119 (stock #ANR4653A)
The Kura
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Plums blossom across 24 panels, harbinger of Spring and a cue to the scholars it is time to end the winter isolation and set out on journeys to old acquaintances. Ink and light color on paper dated 1913 with applied gold flake in a silk border decorated with gold designs enclosed in a black lacquer wooden frame. It retains the original backing paper. The screens are 149 x 68 inches (379 x 172 cm) and in excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1264117 (stock #MOR4652B)
The Kura
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Three very different stones set into hardwood bases, one a spire of black from Shikoku which rings like iron set in a rosewood stand. The second a low mountainscape from the Furuya-ishi region of Wakayama set into grain striped hardwood, featuring a streak of white (water) running through the center. The third is a snow covered spire also of Furuya-ishi, set into a wide red hard-wood base. The spire is 10 inches (25.5 cm) tall...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1264115 (stock #MOR4652A)
The Kura
$450.00
Three Japanese Suiseki Viewing Stones Spirit, Scholar, furuya, ishi MOR4602AB Three very different stones set into hardwood bases, one a spire of black from Shikoku which rings like iron set in a rosewood stand. The second a low mountainscape from the Furuya-ishi region of Wakayama set into grain striped hardwood, featuring a streak of white (water) running through the center. The third is a snow covered spire also of Furuya-ishi, set into a wide red hard-wood base...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1263995 (stock #MOR4650)
The Kura
$400.00
A natural formed Furuya-ishi stone basin mounted on a wooden base which, when filled with water, acts as a brush washing bowl for a scholars desk. This would go very well with the stone brush rest also listed in the catalog. It is 13 x 11 x 11 cm (5 x 4 x 4 inches) and is in fine condition, the bow itself stained dark from ink. The base is a lightwood, likely kiri (Paulownia, that most Japanese of woods).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1263993 (stock #MOR4649)
The Kura
$300.00
A large elongated gourd in mottled red-brown patina with bone bung and ox-horn ring wrapped with dark brown chord. It is 22 inches (56 cm) long and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1940 item #1263992 (stock #MOR4647)
The Kura
$350.00
A Brush stand of rosewood inset with a slab of natural shaped burl dating from the early 20th century. Pegs on the side are there to hang brushes. It is 34 x 8 x 32 cm (13-1/2 x 3 x 12-1/2 inches and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1263991 (stock #MOR4646)
The Kura
$700.00
A very large naturally patinated burl of raw wood forming a radical object herkening to Gong Xi stones. It is roughly 20 x 8-1/2 x 13 inches (50 x 22 x 33 cm) and is perfect as a stand for Jizai okimono, or as a display with bonsai similar to a suiseki or even standing alone as in the photographs.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1263990 (stock #MOR4645)
The Kura
$250.00
A set of five wooden trays covered with woven bamboo and lacquered in the Shunkei style with multiple layers of colored and transparent lacquers. Each is 29.5 cm (12 inches) square, and signed on the underside. There are a couple of tiny nicks in the rim typical of use, but are in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1263807 (stock #MOR4595)
The Kura
$1,150.00
A tall vase in the style of bamboo ikebana vases cut from a single round of fantastically burled wood, polished to a soft glow by years of handling. Outside is a beautiful deep red patina. The upper and lower cores have been removed and inset with bamboo vases. It is 49 cm (19-1/2 inches) tall, and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1263806 (stock #ANR4375B)
The Kura
$16,000.00
16,000.00 An 18th-19th century Literati landscape featuring a scholars gathering in a forest of pines on one side, a pair of boats pulling up to a hermitage on the other. These are published in the book Jidai Byobu Shuei (pre-restoration, pages 76 and 77). They have been completely restored maintaining the original cloth border and are in superb condition. Each screen measures 70-1/2 x 150-1/2 inches (179 x 382 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1263804 (stock #ANR4375)
The Kura
$16,000.00
An 18th-early 19th century Literati landscape featuring a scholars gathering in a forest of pines on one side, a pair of boats pulling up to a hermitage on the other. These are published in the book Jidai Byobu Shuei (pre-restoration, pages 76 and 77). They have been completely restored maintaining the original cloth border and are in superb condition. Each screen measures 70-1/2 x 150-1/2 inches (179 x 382 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1263645 (stock #MOR4491)
The Kura
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Rich mineralization colors the mottled grain of this scholar’s desk of Jindai Sugi featuring Chinese hardwood ends and solid sliver hardware enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 58 x 35 x 13 cm and in overall fine condtion. There are some minor indentations in the surface from use (see the last two photos)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1263644 (stock #MOR4643)
The Kura
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A small pottery suiteki water dropper used to add water to ink when grinding on a stone made by Iemoto of Urasenke Tanabe Gengensai and decorated with bats and the Subaru constellation, enclosed in a period wooden box titled Tanabe Gengen Ji-saku (No. 357) From the Yamamoto Izumi Collection. Of course the bat is an auspicious symbol of Chinese origin and the Subaru constellation (Pleiades, also known as Mutsuraboshi) is a symbol much loved by the Japanese, the word Subaru meaning united, and ha...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1263509 (stock #ANR4642)
The Kura
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A hermitage lost in the early blossoms of the plum forest, ink and light color inside a wide gold border and mulberry frame typical of the Taisho era. Gold powder has been liberally applied intimating a shimmering mist throughout, creating an ethereal quality. Signed in the upper left corner, it is 68 x 149 inches (172.5 x 378 cm) and in overall fine condition. Akashi Shoun was born in Osaka on March 12, 1867, the first year of the Meiji era and a time of great change in Japan. He was fond...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1263507 (stock #MOR4640)
The Kura
$875.00
An exquisitely carved pipe case of stag antler in the form of an elongated gourd with a brass leaf hinged to allow the end of the pipe to be inserted. It comes with a basketwork miniature box lined with antique cloth and featuring metal hardware. The gourd is 20 cm (8 inches) long, the box 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm (3 x 2 x 1-1/2 inches). Both are in fine condition. The gourd is signed.