The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for thier 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 lisitng, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery for the next month, and actively seeking new stock, we do anticipate more disaster relief work after the rain season has ended in mid July. 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 : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1334942 (stock #MOR5174)
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A large pair of 19th c. (Edo p) votive Inari Fox images representing the god of fortune. They are 16.5 x 10 x 24 cm (6-1/2 x 4 x 9-1/2 inches). One holds the key to the treasure house in his mouth. One would have been standing over a Buddhist jewel, however that is now missing.
Inari Okami is the Japanese kami of foxes, of fertility, rice, tea and Sake, of agriculture and industry, of general prosperity and worldly success, and one of the principal kami of Shinto. In earlier Japan, Inar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1334894 (stock #MOR5173)
The Kura
$600.00
Small Pair Edo p. Japanese Shrine Foxes Kitsune, Inari, antique, A pair of 18th-19th century votive Inari Fox images representing the god of fortune, one standing over a tuft of rice, the other likely origianly over a Buddhist jewel (now missing). There are chips in the ears, and one is missing the tuft of his tail. 10 x 5.5 x 13 cm (4 x 2 x 5 inches).
Inari Okami is the Japanese kami of foxes, of fertility, rice, tea and Sake, of agriculture and industry, of general prosperity and w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1334874 (stock #TCR5172)
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$400.00
A 19th century gourd shaped vase in crackled pale glaze decorated with cherry blossoms. Excellent condition, it is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall not including the lid, enclosed in a period wooden box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1334831 (stock #TCR5171)
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$300.00
A superb crystal glaze vase by Koraku enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) tall plus a wooden stand included. Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1334830 (stock #AOR5170)
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$480.00
An accordion album bound in green silk of 12 pages covered in ancient cloth samples. 18th -19th centuries. The album is 40 x 28.5 cm (16 x 11 inches). Generally in good condition but the covers have some wear and damage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1334828 (stock #MOR5169)
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$650.00
A double sided accordion album bound in iridescent cloth from the Meiji period containing 57 total pages covered in ancient cloth samples. 18th -19th centuries. The album is 19 x 24 cm (7-1/2 x 10 inches). Generally in good condition but the covers have some wear and damage
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1334734 (stock #MOR5168)
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A bronze vase very much in the mid fifties style enclosed in the original wooden box signed Ichiyo. It is 9 inches (23.5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1334733 (stock #TCR5167)
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Three black rabbits huddle together to form this black-raku Shuro hand warmer enclosed in an old wooden box titled Kuro Mitsu Usuagi Shuro (Black 3 Rabbits Hand Warmer). They are 7 x 5-1/2 x 4 inches (18 x 14 x 10 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1334100 (stock #MOR5166)
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$435.00
A gilded box for carrying Buddhist offerings to the shrine covered in ornate patterns with brass hardware dating from the 19th century. It is 5-1/2 x 4 x 10 inches (14 x 10 x 25 cm) and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1334075 (stock #MOR5165)
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An unusually shaped Zenshozan Tesu-sabiji raw-iron 36 plate kabuto of superb quality supplanted by a fine iron tehen-kanamono and featuring a mabizashi inlayed with silver damascene. The layout of the uniquely shaped plates is quite unusual with four lines of prominent rivets rising to the peak. From the bowl hangs a five lame shikoro of wide plates laced with blue silk and featuring orange and yellow mimi-ito on the tataki-nuri lowermost flange. A crest of nine stars about one large star dec...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1333988 (stock #ANR5163)
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Starting with the famous verse by Chinese Scholar YoYu (AD 53-18) ”The written character is a picture of the heart” (Sho kokoro Ga nari) here are written 42 rules of calligraphy spread over 10 narrow panels by the famous calligraphist Ide Gakei dated 1677. The verses appear to have been written in one sitting, the style going from crisp perfect Kaisho characters through Gyosho stylized characters and into the elegantly running Grass script (Sosho). The way the artist allows his hand to flo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1333704 (stock #MOR5162)
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$700.00
Kiseru are Japanese smoking pipes traditionally used for smoking kizami, a finely shredded tobacco product resembling hair. Here are three fine antique pipes, one of solid silver, one of shibuichi and gold with ancient soot stained susu-dake bamboo, another of shakudo, gold and silver with a han-chiku (diseased bamboo) center. They are roughly 8 inches (20 cm) long each. There are some abrasions on the last pipe described, from tapping out the spent tobacco, and some teeth marks in the soft go...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1333650 (stock #MOR5161)
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$2,400.00
A large bronze vase inlayed with a silver net over-layed by goldfish, upper and lower diapers of curling waves by Shuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated Showa 7 (1932). Inside the lid is a red label from the Tanaka Kiyogoro store in Tokyo Nipponbashi. It is titled Gin-ami Kabin, Gin Koshoku Kingyo Moyo (Silver Net Vase with Old Silver color Goldfish Design). It is roughly 11 inches (28 cm) tall, the same diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1333649 (stock #ALR5160)
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A fetching scene of colored washes very much in the Taisho style by important artist Ono (Ohno) Bakufu. Pigment on silk in superb Kinrande mounting. It is roughly 21-1/2 x 79 inches (56 x 200 cm).
Born in Tokyo Ono Bakufu (1888-1976) relocated to central Japan after the great Kanto earthquake of 1923 where he became an honorary member of the Hyogo Prefectural Academy of Fine Arts. Often displayed at the Teiten National Exhibition, he is best known for paintings of fish, w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1333627 (stock #MOR5159)
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$1,600.00
Dark stained bamboo is decorated with inlayed beads of red coral in built up lacquer intimating the bursting fruit of a pomegranate tree enclosed in a box signd by the infamous Zen Priest Nakahara Nantenbo dated Taisho 3 (1914). The age darkened box is titled Koetsu-san Zakuro Sago. The “Ko” in the title indicates this piece was already old when Nantenbo had it in his possession. It is 22 x 5.5 cm (8-1/2 x 2 inches) and is in fine condition.
Nantenbo, (1839-1925 Toju Zenchu), did...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1333402 (stock #TCR5158)
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A pine and poem by Otagaki Rengetsu in Pink and Blue under-glaze decorates this bamboo shaped cup made by Kiju enclosed in an old wooden box titled Rengetsu Ni Matsu-ga Hai (Pine Cup by the Nun Rengetsu). It is 2-1/4 x 1-1/2 inches (5.5 x 4 cm) and is in fine condition. The poem reads:
Yukusue no Of future fortune
Sachi to yohai wo and longevity
Futaba nite Two needles sprout
Chitose wo matsu ya The pine that lasts
Hisashikaru ran. a tho...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1333287 (stock #TCR5156)
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A set of five sencha steeped tea tea cups by the first Suwa Sozan decorated with three seasonal or auspidcious fruits and a poem by famed literatus Tomioka Tessai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Each cup is 2-1/4 x 2 inches (5.7 x 5 cm) and is in fine 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1333203 (stock #ALR5155)
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$3,000.00
An image of a Hakutaku by 418th head priest (former) of Daitokuji Chuho Sou. The scroll is 20 x 51 inches (51 x 130 cm) and is in original condition. It comes enclosed in an annotated wooden box. Judging by the calligraphy to the left the image was painted as a talisman to ward off evil. Chuho Sou (1760-1838) was born in Kyoto, and studied Zen under the 416th master Sokan. His Buddhist name is Sou, and other names used by him are Chuho, Shogetsu, and Rakuyojin. He succeeded the temple in 18...