The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1264223 (stock #TCR4239)
The Kura
$700.00
A scholarly landscape unfolds around this proud sometsuke porcelain tea pot by Takahashi Dohachi decorated by important artist Tomioka Tessai. The piece is signed by both artists, Dohachi within the lid, Tessai on the side. It is 8 cm tall, 5 cm diameter and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1264222 (stock #TCR4655)
The Kura
$550.00
A fly whisk Symbol of the Buddhist priest and poem decorate the side of this large bowl made by Takahashi Dohachi and decorated by Tajika Chikuson enclosed in the original wooden box signed Kachutei Dohachi. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1264218 (stock #MOR4579)
The Kura
$2,200.00
An unusual and exquisite Suzuri-Bako Writing box of rounded form containing two suzuri stones made from petrified wood and a magatama shaped silver water-dropper. A solid silver bead rim separates and protects the edges of the base and lid. Inside, reflecting the (once wooden) stones, Pine trees are performed with gold maki-e. The box is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. The large stone is for black writing ink, the small stone for red stamp ink...
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).
So Gessen (1741-1809) was an artist initially trained in Edo under Sa...
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).
So Gessen (1741-1809) was an artist initially trained in Edo under Sakurai...
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). It appears this was originally part of a set including a Bunko paper box and Suzuri-bako writing box with the table, which would have been housed in their own boxes, however...