The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1287745 (stock #MOR4836)
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$1,200.00
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1287744 (stock #MBR4835)
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A massive bronze Gu-shaped flaring vase with abstract designs on a bead shaped central orb dating from the first quarter of the 20th century. It is 20-1/2 inches (52 cm) tall 10 inches (25.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1287714 (stock #TCR4834)
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A single character, Jaku (Youth), is inscribed in a red cartouche in the center of this bowl signed the 96 year old man Gempo and enclosed in the original wooden box. It is 4-3/4 inches (12 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Yamamoto Gempo (1866-1961) was born to a poor family in Wakayama at the end of the Edo period, he was left to die of exposure as a baby, but was found by a stranger and adopted into the childless Okamoto family...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1287712 (stock #TCR4833)
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The unlikely friend Kanzan and Jitoku are seen enjoying an outing fishing on the sides of this bowl by Eiraku Zengoro XIV (Tokuzen/Myozen) and Okamoto Shuseki enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition.
The box bears the stamps used by the two 14th generation heads of the Eiraku family, Tokuzen (1853-1909) and his wife Myozen (1852-1927)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1287459 (stock #TCR4831)
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A snail ascends the side of this very unusual basket shaped vase by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan. It is 11 inches (27.5 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in fine condition, stamped on the base Makuzu. It comes in a quality modern Kiri-wood box. I believe the shape is that of an eel basket...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1286695 (stock #TCR4830)
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A gold tree laden with peaches accompanied by a poem drapes over the sides of this large porcelain bowl made by Miura Chikusen and decorated by Hashimoto Kansetsu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 3-3/4 inches (9.5 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1286694 (stock #ALR4829)
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A superb rendering of two dragons vying in a darkened sky signed Eitoku Fujiwara Mitsunori and attributable to Tosa Mitsunori. It is 34 x 94 inches (86 x 239 cm) and has been restored at considerable expense. The mounting is green silk patterned with stormy waves extended with beige, and it features huge bone rollers. This has Mitsunori’s famous dark wet washes, a signature of his work and work of the Tosa School in the Momoyama to early Edo period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1286520 (stock #ALR4828)
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$950.00
18th century Ukiyo-e painting of a hawk in vivid colors signed Tomiyasu (Fu-an). It is performed in light pigment on silk, mounted in Edo period cloth with bone rollers. It measures 16 x 68 inches (41 x 173 cm) and comes enclosed in a wooden box. There are references to an Ukiyo-e artist (or family) active from the early to mid Edo period (1680s to 1760s) named Fu-an, no specific dates.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1286250 (stock #TCR4826)
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A pair of unique three part tokkuri by Taniguchi Chojiro consisting of a top, which turned upside down forms the cup, a central ring on which the cup rests, and the bottle, which, when assembled, make the form of a temple bell. These are made after the infamous bell of Hokoji Temple which provided (a rather lame) excuse for Tokugawa Ieyasu to crush the Toyotomi family and claim the country for his own, therefore beginning the Tokugawa Dynasty which ruled Japan for over 250 years...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1286153 (stock #MOR4824)
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A pair of standing silvered cranes on a lacquer base by Iwase Seifu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The birds are 10-1/2 and 11-1/2 inches tall respectively (27 and 29 cm) and the base is 10 x 18 inches (25 x 46 cm). All are in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1286150 (stock #SAR4823)
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A fine Murasaki Odoshi Kuro Nuri Nimai Do Tosei Gusoku with a 28 plate Kabuto with 5 lame Shikoro featuring a genuine Edo p. Moon Shaped gilded Maedate. Me-no-shita Ho with 4 tier nodokake and a great moustache. 7 piece Chu-sode and a Nimai Nuinobe-do from which are suspended 7 rows of Gessan. All is laced with the same murasaki-chord and the sangu are matching blue cloth. We have additional photographs of the armor if you would like to see more details.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1286043 (stock #ALR4822)
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A makimono recording beheadings and killing of criminals in Bunkyu 2 and 3 (1862-3) during the waning days of the Edo Shogunate. 22 killings are recorded, some giving names of the executed, and personal details of tehm, their crimes, and locations of the body. Others seem to be an Edo era crime scene investigation recording only the events of bodies found and suspected of being killed in the perpetration of a crime...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1285968 (stock #SAR4821)
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An Edo period Me-no-shita ho mask of iron in Sabiji nuri with black and red silk lacing, and a broad mustache over a sweeping snarl of teeth. Inside is lacquered red, outside russet lacquer and the nodokake is lacquered black. There are some chips to the lacquer in the kiritsuke kozane throat defense, but is overall in very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1285967 (stock #MOR4820)
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A silver Shishi Lion Looks Sheepishly back, a rope and bell pulling around the edge of the lid of this fine rust colored antique suzuri-bako writing box. Inside, on the other end of the rope, is a badger like creature in blue on silver flecked black. It contains a silver Suiteki in the shape of a flying crane set into a silver base and a red-lacquered ink-stone. The box is 20 x 24 x 4 cm and in fine condition, dating from the mid 19th century...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1285840 (stock #ALR4819)
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Mount Fuji rises majestically beyond a blossoming plum, and a scholars studio displays a fine assortment of natural objects in this complimentary pair of paintings by Fukuda Kodojin and female artist/Poet Miura Eiran with calligraphy by Kokufu Seito. The ink and light color on paper works are 18 x 70 and 18 x 73 inches (46 x 178 and 46 x 183 cm) respectively, mounted in silk with wooden rollers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1285834 (stock #MOR4818)
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A silver rabbit and large solid bronze figure of the young god O-kuninushi no Mikado by Oshima Joun on a black lacquered stand enclosed in the original signed and red lacquered wooden box with separate compartments for the table and figure. Here we see O-kuninushi seated beside his bundle of belongings, hand extended in benevolence to the meak creature. The box is titled O-kuninushi Go-Zo, Go Okimono, Tobu Oshimia Joun Sakku followed by a ka-o signature...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1285690 (stock #MOR4817)
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A clear lacquered deep red slab of what appears to be sakura (Japanese cherry) expertly carved into the undulating shape of a curled bottle gourd. The signature on the base appears to read Hagiwara Saku. It is 17 x 15-1/2 inches (43 x 39.5 cm) and is in fine used condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1285574 (stock #ALR4816)
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$625.00
A dragon rises in the tempest, one clawed foot reaching through the storm for the prize; a fine representation by Meiji artist Ueshima Hozan enclosed in a period wooden box. Performed with ink on silk, the scene is mounted in cloud patterned green brocade extended with beige. Overall in fine condition, there is some dirtiness along the roller bar. It is 20 x 77 inches (50 x 196 cm) and comes enclosed in a period wooden box...