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 : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1358011 (stock #TCR6439)
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An exquisite sake cup from the Asakiri kiln of Akashi decorated with a verse and spray of bamboo enclosed in a period wooden box signed by Yamada Takeshi (descendant of Yamada Kikutaro, Edo period founder of the kiln). It is 5 cm (2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, likely dating from the Meiji period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1357855 (stock #ANR6435)
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A very rare screen depicting a unit of Japanese soldiers charging the walls at the battle of Pyongyang during the Sino Japanese War (1894-1895). Mineral pigments on silk mounted on gold in the original black lacquered wooden frame. It is 171.5 x 189 cm (67.5 x 74.5 inches) and in overall fine condition with some foxing visible mostly in the whites. The back has been re-covered, retaining the original description of the scene and the circumstances surrounding the war which covers one panel fro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1357824 (stock #TCR6432)
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The ghostly form of a ram appears as if in the mountain mist on this mocha-shaped kogo incense case by Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 3 inches (8.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875. Over the next 25 years he would gravitate between Tokyo and Kanazawa, working at various kilns and research facilities. He again rel...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1357571 (stock #TCR6429)
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A set of two beautifully crafted Tokkuri dating from the 19th century enclosed in a period wooden box titled Mishima Tokkuri. The design is timeless, rings separate six pointed stars, squiggly lines and chains of circles on the sides, highlighted in white slip, over a soft beige earthtone. Each is 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Artists : Mixed Media : Contemporary item #1357356 (stock #AOR6425)
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Texture has been applied to joined silk panels intimating waves and frothing sea salt which has then been gilded with genuine silver by Imai Toshimitsu signed and dated 2000. Each panel is 67 x 183 cm (31 x 72 inches) and the screen is in excellent condition.
Toshimitsu Imai was born in Kyoto in 1928. After finishing school in 1948, he trained at the Tokyo State Art Academy. Throughout Imai's career his work was distinguished by an acute sensitivity to color. In 1951 Imai was awarded the ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1357349 (stock #AOR6424)
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An abstract oil painting by Fujinami Akira dated 1961 in very thick hues of yellow brown and green on canvas. It is signed Akira Fouji ’61, and on back is the artists full name and date in Japanese. The canvas comes mounted in a recycled period wooden frame. The canvas is 45.5 x 38 cm (18 x 15 inches) the frame is 65 x 58 x 7.5 cm (25-1/2 x 23 x 3 inches).
Fujinami Akira was born in Kyoto in 1934, and graduated the Kyoto Gakugeidagaku (mod. University of Education or Kyoiku Daigaku) ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1357123 (stock #TCR6425)
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An unprecedented musuem quality seventeen piece Sencha Tea Set, each piece decorated by Zen Preist Hashimoto Dokuzan, each piece of pottery made by ceramic master Miura Chikusen I, the others made by masters in their felds, all enclosed in their original signed wooden boxes. The set consists of a Ryoro brazier, Ryoro dai tile for under the brazier, Kogo for incense, Fukin Tsutsu for a towel, Kensui for spent tea or water, two bisque fired teapots, a porcelain tea pot, a set of 5 tea cups, a set...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1357122 (stock #MOR6424)
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A natural branch of dark root-wood in the form of a reishi mushroom lovingly polished and preserved. It is 14 inches (35.5 cm) long and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1357062 (stock #TCR6423)
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A square sided bowl hand formed by Kiyomizu Rokubei V decorated with a raddish and the phrase “Wind, Flavor, Life” by Seki Seisetsu, Former head priest of the Zen Temple and world heritage site Tenryuji, enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. It is 18.5 cm square, and in excellent condition. Seki Seisetsu (1877-1945) was the head priest of Tenryuji and a prolific painter and calligraphist. He was given to the priesthood as a baby, under the care of Seki Soshun in Te...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1356980 (stock #TCR6422)
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A Pottery Mizusashi by Suwa Sozan I decorated with iris by Zen Priest Hashimoto Dokuzan and enclosed in a wooden box signed by both Sozan and Zen Priest Takeda Mokurai. It comes complete with the original fired lid as well as a black lacquered Kae-buta lid for other occasions. It is 7-1/2 inches (18.5 cm) tall, 5-1/2 inches (14.5 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1356979 (stock #TCR6421)
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An important figure of the protector deity Kannon in raw clay and celadon glaze by Suwa Sozan 1 enclosed in the original signed wooden box annotated by Takeda Mokurai, priest of Kenninji Temple, attesting to the fact this piece was exhibited in his posthumous exhibition of works held at Kenninji in 1925, drawing on pieces from the personal collections of close friends and compatriots in the Literati world, including Mokurai himself and Tomioka Tessai (A copy of the catalog page is included). Th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1356949 (stock #TCR6420)
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A Teapot by Teishitsu Gigei-In Suwa Sozan I decorated by his friend the famous scholar artist Tomioka Tessai and enclosed in a signed double wood box. A custom pad between the pot and lid protect it during storage from chipping, and it has a silk bag in which it is wrapped. . It is 4-1/2 x 7-1/2 x 6 inches (11 x 19 x 15 cm) and in excellent condition. The box is titled Daibutsu Sozan – Chossen – Suichu and signed Hachiju Okina Kyuso Tessai Dai, Sozan Yakisei.
A strikingly similar ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1356948 (stock #TCR6419)
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A koro incense burner by Teishitsu Gigei-In Suwa Sozan I decorated by his friend the famous scholar artist Tomioka Tessai and enclosed in a signed double wood box. The silver lid is by Nakagawa Joeki. It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall (plus the lid), 5 inches (12 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. The box is titled Daibutsu Sozan zo Juhana Koro Tessai Dai and signed Sozan Yakisei.
Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924) was a scholar artist trained from age seven in the traditional Confucian manne...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1356894 (stock #TCR6419)
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Orchids delicately brushed by legendary scholar Tomioka Tessai decorate this chawan tea bowl thrown by Teishitsu Gigei-In Suwa Sozan I enclosed in a double wood original signed box. The low bowl is formed in a traditional open “imported” style reflecting the literati taste for which Tessai was renowned. It is a rare chance to acquire a “Gassaku” work by these two very important turn of the century artists. The bowl is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in excellen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1356893 (stock #TCR5376)
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Here is a fine hand formed tea pot of dark clay by Otagaki Rengetsu engraved with a poem and enclosed in the original signed and age darkened wooden box. It reads:
Oyamada no Hita no kakenawa, Uchi Haete, Keburi Nigiou, Miyo no aki Kana
In the hillside Paddies, Clappers with ropes as long as the smoke trails, the peaceful abundance of an Imperial Reign in Autumn…
It is 6 cm (2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Much has been written about the life and work of poet/...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1356272 (stock #ANR6412)
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Mt. Fuji looms over the dark spotted ink landscape by Kishi Ganku painted on six broad panels of applied gold. The screen is 142 x 370 cm (56 x 145-1/2 inches). It has been completely restored utilizing the original frame and antique textiles for the borders. At that time several areas of damage gathered over the last two centuries were repaired without over-painting. Ink on applied gold foil, in a border of black silk patterned with pine boughs matching the pines on the scene but separated ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1356114 (stock #MOR6416)
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A carved wooden figure covered in translucent red lacquer representing the Jolly Saint Hotei (Putai) holding an incense burner in one hand. It is 54 x 32 x 27 cm, (21 x 12-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches) and is in overall fine condition, with some losses to the lacquer around the bottom typical of age and use. Across his back is written:
Asa Okishi (Wake in the morning)
Fuku Wo Fukuro Ni Tori-irete (Add Fortune to the Sack)
Nochi Yasuraka ni Nemuru (Sleep Again)
Gokuraku (Paradise...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1970 item #1356089 (stock #TCR6414)
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Stylized Koi swim among the reeds and water plants which decorate this globular vase by important Seto porcelain artist Kawamoto Rekitei (1894-1975) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) tall, 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Rekitei was born in Aichi prefecture, home of Seto-yaki and a long standing important production center for Japanese Sometsuke porcelains. In 1914, at the very young age of 20, he received the top prize at the...