The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Robert will be working with disaster relief group IDRO Japan in the earthquake affected areas of Kumamoto, and we will be unable to ship until the middle of May.
Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1324041 (stock #TCR5068)
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A fine image of a lobster is boldly written in fine detail on the surface of this large vessel by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan II, the body of the vase ranging from pure white to a deepening blue simulating the depths. It is 10 inches (25 cm) diameter, 8-1/2 inches (21 cm) tall and in excellent condition. It comes in a custom made wooden box. .
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1324039 (stock #TCR5067)
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A large Buddhist tower in three parts forms this Koro by Teishitsu Gigei-in Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall, 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and aside from a small repair in the rim of the inner incense container (see close-up), it is in excellent condition. A rare opportunity to acquire a large work by one of the most famous potters of the Meiji era.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1323987 (stock #ANR5066)
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A Nandina (Jap.Nanten) grows up in brilliant red hues over a dark garden stone on thie black panels of this unique painting by Ono Tosaburo. Heavy pigment on paper mounted as a two panel screen with light cloth border and hardwood frame. This was exhibited at the 12th Nitten in 1956, and is visible in the catalog for that year. It is 85 x 74 inches (188 x 216 cm) open. Ono Tosaburo was born in Osaka in 1917 and studied under Konoshima Keika, The war interrupted his career, and he was first...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1323986 (stock #MOR5065)
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A pair of root-wood geese carvings 10 x 4 x 3 inches (24 x 10 x 9 cm) and 6 x 3 x 8 inches (14 x 6.5 x 20 cm) respectively. There are some minor losses around where the feet are attached to the natural form polished wood bodies, otherwise are in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1323817 (stock #MBR5064)
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$2,700.00
A large image of a crab in bronze stretches his claws as he sidles across a lotus leaf, the very back of the leaf opening into a small basin in which either incense could be burned (where the creature would be attempting to grasp the smoke) or a flower frog could be inserted (and the creature would be reaching round the flower display, holding it erect). It is 12 x 8 x 5-1/2 inches (30 x 20 x 13.5 cm) and is in excellent condition. A very rare and versatile work of anonymous antique Japanese c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1323814 (stock #TCR5062)
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$675.00
A set of five 15th-17th century Karatsu plates from various kilns repaired with five unique shades of gold and silver kintsugi. They are roughly 5 inches (13 cm) diameter, and in fine condition. Enclosed in a custom made wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1323683 (stock #MOR5061)
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$580.00
A small ichiboku-bori image of Jizosama dating from the Edo period. It is 13 inches (33 cm) tall and in completely original condition. There are some worm holes and nibbles on the left ear.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1323682 (stock #AOR5060)
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Four Tanzaku Poem Cards hand written by Murase Myodo enclosed in their original paper sleeves each signed and stamped accordingly. They read:
Setsugetsuka (Snow, Moon, Flower)
Shoju (Auspicious Pine)
Mau (Dance)
Nanzan Kotobuki (Fortune of the Southern Mountains). They are roughly 14 x 2-1/2 inches (36 x 6 cm) each and all are in fine condition.
Born in 1924 in Aichi, one of 9 children, a chance encounter with a nun in her village led her from the age of six plea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1323487 (stock #ALR5059)
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$1,650.00
A woman stands wrapped in a kimono, aloof , her gentle curves inviting yet the fan in her hand, showing the image of a skull, warns of danger. It is by Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942) signed using the original character for his name and thus dating it from between 1885 and 1900. A very unusual scene by the artist, certainly showing that he was already deeply rooted stylistically before going to Europe. Ink on paper in a later mounting; the scroll is 29-1/2 x 82 inches (75 x 208 cm). There is som...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1323486 (stock #TCR5058)
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An image of a hut lost in a forest by Hirai Baisen is scrawled in dark ink on this dish by Kuze Kyuho I enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. It is 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Hirai Baisen (1889-1969) graduated the Kyoto Municipal School of Fine Arts and was a regular exhibitor with the Bunten from 1907-1931. Having worked in any number of styles, he was a true Jiyu-gakka who excelled in the early years of his career. H...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1323179 (stock #TCR5057)
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A woven silver hoya caps the smoky white glaze of this Momoyama period (early 17th century) Shino Koro incense burner wrapped in antique imported ikat and enclosed in a kiri-wood box. It is roughly 8 x 8 x 9 cm (3 x 3 x 3-1/2 inches). The rim has been ground to smoothly accept the silver lid, and it is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1322411 (stock #TCR5056)
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A spectacular be-robed image of the honorable Daruma in a rage by Ninami Dohachi enclosed in a period wooden box. He appears to shout, a nyoi scepter clutched in his hand leaning on his left shoulder, his garb wrapped tightly around him. Superb detail unusual in figures, it is 27 cm (10-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition. The box is titled Ninsei Daruma, and inside the box lid is written a long inscription dated 1860 and signed Konan.
The Dohachi Kiln was established in Awatagu...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1321804 (stock #TCR5054)
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Roughly 4-1/2 inches diameter and in fine condition, enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
Yagi Isso (1895-1974) was born into the founded the pottery movement “Akatsuchi” in 1920 with five others, one of the first important groups seeking to reform and revitalize Japanese ceramics from and gain recognition for the crafts in the National Exhibitions. This proved successful, and through their efforts were able to elevate public recognition for crafts to an art form, with the Nit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1321495 (stock #TCR5052)
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Crystals blossom on the white surface of this elegant from by Seifu Yohei III. It is 8 inches (21 cm) tall and in excellent condition. The incised signature on the base of the work is consistent with pieces from the early Taisho period. The box is signed by the fourth Seifu, and dated the year after the death of Seifu III.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II. Sent at the age of twelve to study painting under then the top Nanga artist Tanomura Chokunyu, he return...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1321377 (stock #TCR5051)
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A trumpeting form engraved with a carp ascending a waterfall in sky-blue glaze by Seifu Yohei enclosed in the original signed double wood box. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall plus the rosewood stand. This piece dates from early in his career.
Seifu Yohei V (1921-1992) was the son of the fourth Seifu, and took the reigns of the kiln in 1946. Trained in the traditional Seifu style of the Meiji to Early Show period by his father, he took that and added an element of design, producing much de...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1321328 (stock #TCR5050)
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A set of 4 matching mandarin ducks made to hold the corners of a screen in place from the Osaka kiln of Kikko Jusanken dating from the first quarter of the 20th century. They are 6 inches long, 4-1/2 inches tall (15.5 long x 12 cm tall). There is loss to the glaze on the back of one male head where it would have rubbed against the screen frame. Kikko Jusanken came from Iyo, in Shikoku, and studied pottery in Kyoto, being granted access to the inner tea ceremony world, a rarity to those outs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre AD 1000 item #1321168 (stock #TCR5048)
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$1,400.00
Mid to Later Jomon period Kasori-shiki Storage Jar, 3 to 5,000 years old. It is 15 inches (38cm) tall, 12 inches (31 cm) diameter. It is made up of excavated shards rebuilt into the original form. The bottom, which would have been more cone shaped, has been rebuilt flat for display purposes. The body is held together with a combination of some type of epoxy or bond, and clay slip which has been textured to mimick the original texture. The entire body was impressed with rope, leaving the dis...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 2000 item #1320903 (stock #TCR5046)
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A tiger decorates the side of this cup made by Clifton Karhu enclosed in the original signed wooden box decorated on all sides with a tiger, and inside with a self portrait of the artist at work. It is 2-1/2 inches (7 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter, and in excellent condition.
Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) had his first introduction to Japanese living stationed in Sasebo during the occupation from 1946 to 1948, and returned not long after graduating the Minneapolis Art University to spen...