The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1237276 (stock #MOR4466)
The Kura
$800.00
A Meiji period lacquer table decorated with blossoming prunus on three crest shaped feet enclosed in the original kiri-wood box. It is 48 x 33 x 11 cm (19 x 13 x 4-1/2 inches). There is one minor ding in the top, and some wear to the gold and silver flowers, but is in overall very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1237189 (stock #MOR4464)
The Kura
$650.00
Anyone who has been to Japan will be familiar with the tiny images of Jizo which are found throughout the country, carved in stone through the centuries. This is a great little example, Edo period, in fine condition. It is 24 x 16 x 9 cm and we have included a suitable old wooden stand for display.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1237188 (stock #MBR4463)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A deer image representing the Shinto god of Kasuga Shrine carrying a silver mirror dating from the Eiroku period (Momoyama era, 1557-1570) enclosed in a wooden box. The image is roughly 18 x 8 x 22 cm (7 x 3 x 9 inches). There are some cracks in the shrine gate atop his back and some old repairs. The Mirror is engraved with the date Eiroku 10… (it is broken off below the character 10, placing it between 1567 and 1570) and the character Nobu (a common character in names)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1237015 (stock #ALR4462)
The Kura
$1,000.00
An image of Jikihara Gyokusei by his student Michael Hoffman performed with ink and light color on paper and dated January of 1990. His words are a beautiful commentary on Zen and the master-disciple relationship. It is bordered in exquisite patterned cloth with black lacquered rollers and is in excellent condition. The scroll measures 31-1/2 x 92 inches (80 x 234 cm). The box is titled and stamped by Gyokusei...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1237014 (stock #ALR4461)
The Kura
$700.00
Nakahara Nantenbo (1839-1925) and Mizutani Hyakuseki (1868-1928) worked together to produce this image of the monk Nansen killing a cat to awaken his students Zen mind. This is from a Koan riddle included in the Mumonkan. It is performed with ink and light color on paper in a momigami crushed paper border with black rollers. It measures 18 inches by 6 feet (45 x 182 cm). Although in very good condition, the scroll cups a bit in the center and could be remounted if desired...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1236729 (stock #AOR4460)
The Kura
$400.00
A pair of Sensu folding fans hand-painted with calligraphy and a landscape respectively by Hashimoto Dokuzan signed and dated 1929. Paper on bamboo frames, each is roughly 18-1/2 inches (47 cm) across, 11 inches (28 cm) tall and both are in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1236727 (stock #TCR44459)
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An early snow covers the branches of a ragged pine, the clutches of autumn still evident in the red tinged leaves of ivy clinging tremulously to the limbs. This is a spectacular large Kyo-yaki work signed on the base Seifu and enclosed in a period wooden box. Dating from the late 19th to early 20th century, it is nearly 10 inches (25 cm) diameter, 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) to the top of the lid and in excellent condition. This is the work of Seifu Yohei I.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1236490 (stock #MOR4457)
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Something I have never seen before, a set of pillows for one couple from Shimabara, one of the oldest pleasure districts of Kyoto, enclosed in the original Kiri-wood storage box. The man’s pillow is a simple roundel of soft leather. The woman’s, made for a geisha and her elaborate coiffure, is a small tapering black lacquered box with a drawer for a hair pin, to the top of which is secured a brocade pillow with a silk chord...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1236489 (stock #TCR4456)
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A graceful 3 legged incense burner or Shuro covered with a carved Hoya of thick kiri-wood pierced with a bat flying among swirling tendrils of smoke; a very auspicious symbol. The lid is signed Horyu-saku (made by Horyu). It is stained with smoke inside, the outside a rich dark patina. The Basin is green glazed pottery, likely from the Agano region of Kyushu, but possibly of continental origin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1236323 (stock #TCR4455)
The Kura
$650.00
A Shino Yaki Te-tsuki Open Dish of pale clay turned ash gray beneath, dating from the later 19th century. A braided rope of clay forms the outer rim, with a single round of clay rising in a smooth arch to from the handle attached to the inside corners. Over top of the Oribe-Shino pale glaze and iron designs has been added a second coating of feldspathic glaze, very thick, which has crawled and peeled, leaving a blasted landscape for the hands and eyes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1236322 (stock #TCR4454)
The Kura
$780.00
A crosshatching lattice of gray interspersed with florals decorates this large covered Edo era Shino footed bowl. The glaze has come off in bubbles formed over the iron beneath. The piece is 8 x 8 x 4 inches (20 x 20 x 10 cm) excluding the top handle. It comes wrapped in an old padded silk cloth enclosed in a wooden box dated An Auspicious Day in the Month of the rabbit (April) with two characters from the 60 year cyclical calendar pointing to the dates of 1667, 1727, 1787 or 1847...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1236191 (stock #MOR4452)
The Kura
$580.00
A lovely Furuya-ishi Natural Viewing Stone set into a rosewood base and enclosed in an old Kiri-wood box titled Furuya-Ishi. It is 3 x 1-1/2 x 2 inches (7.5 x 4 x 5 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1236119 (stock #TCR4451)
The Kura
$2,000.00
Popular in Buddhist Tea Circles in the Edo period, this recovered Tokoname Fushiki pot, very roughly fired, dates from the mid to late Kamakura period (1192-1333), but was unearthed and used as a mizusashi during the Edo. A kiln mark in the shape of a fish tail, or perhaps broad leaf, (like a ginko leaf) is struck in the side, partially obscured by glaze. Old red lacquer seals a crack in the side, and a drainage hole originally in the bottom has been filled...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1236118 (stock #TCR4450)
The Kura
$1,850.00
A rare 17th century Yanagikawa Tea Bowl of elongated form with a small gold repair in one end enclosed in an antique kiri-wood Kabuse-bako elaborately detailed with a story within. It features a very unusual double notched square foot, bare in parts revealing soft wet red clay...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1235919 (stock #TCR4449)
The Kura
$1,350.00
A wide Hira Chawan covered in earthy gray glaze with an upturned rim dating from the 17th to 18th centuries enclosed in a tattered red lacquered wooden box. The very small Kodai is in the style of early imported Chinese ware, yet the shape is distinctly Japanese. It is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) diameter, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1235917 (stock #TCR4448)
The Kura
$500.00
A beautifully thrown Hakeme Chawan exhibiting a deep red luster over the gray and white glazes. The Kodai is thick and wide, likening it to that of the Korai era Chawan imported from Korea and the simple wan-gata form harkens back to the styles preferred by Sen no Rikyu. There is a soft spiral cut into the foot, and the quality of the clay is likely that of Hagi or Northern Kyushu, although it is also possibly a Korean import made for the Japanese market. The bowl is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) dia...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1235759 (stock #TCR4447)
The Kura
$3,000.00
A superb example of the Momoyama to early Edo style of Ki-Seto is presented by this Deep Tsutsu Chawan dating from the 17th century. It comes enclosed in a tattered ancient red and black lacquered mentori wooden box, annotated (illegible) inside the lid in lacquer, and further enclosed in a Jindai Sugi Cedar box of top quality. The Bowl is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1235758 (stock #MOR4446)
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A small stand made to hold a Buddhist image dated the 12th month of the first year of Ansei (1854). The top is a rich red, the sides black with inset plates of gold decorated with engraved brass hardware. It is 12-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 2-3/4 inches (31.5 x 14 x 7 cm) and is in fine condition considering age.