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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Shinhanga : Pre 1970 item #1366974 (stock #AFR6532)
The Kura
$280.00
Yoshihara Hideo, “Road of North” 1967 51 x 33 cm (20 x 13 inches). Toning, especially on back. It is matted and enclosed in a wooden frame. Yoshihara Hideo (1931-2007) was born in Hiroshima and graduated High School in industrial Osaka. Coming of age in a time of great societal upheaval, he studied initially under Gutai artist Yoshihara Jiro and was a member the Gutai group of experimental artists when it was founded in 1954 however left in ’55 to join the “Demokrato Artists Asso...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1366934 (stock #MOR6531)
The Kura
$650.00
A Hiji-kake arm rest made of precious Kuwa or Nara wood (mulberry or Japanese Oak) decorated with royal Shichi-go Nobori-Kiri crests in gold maki-e and enclosed in an ancient wooden box. It is 51 cm long, 23 cm tall and in fine condition, with one old scratch in the arm (see photos).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1366868 (stock #MOR6529)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A set of three polished mulberry stacking trays decorated with lacquered florals with gold appliqué and gofun signed and stamped by Kamizaka Sekka, Imao Keinen and Takeuchi Seiho and enclosed in the original wooden storage box. All three teachers served as Professors at the Kyoto School of Painting. The trays are 16 x 11 x 2 inches (40 x 28 x 5 cm) to 13 x 9 x 1-1/2 inches (33 x 23 x 6 cm) and are in overall fine condition, bu for some separation at the base due to shrinkage.
Kamisaka ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1366846 (stock #MOR6528)
The Kura
$1,250.00
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A very unusual bento box in the shape of a chagama kettle for boiling water in the Japanese Tea Ceremony. The body is covered in textured matt lacquer resembling the blackened raw iron of the kettle, with ro-iro black on the bottom and vermilion within. It breaks down into five separate pieces, each serving as a dish or bowl. Assembled it is 25 cm (10 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, dating from the Meiji period, and comes in a wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1366845 (stock #AOR6527)
The Kura
$950.00
A child guided by her sister looks in wonder and adoration at newly born chicks as they scatter seeds for the birds to feed on. A wonderful Taisho scene signed Yuho-jo, indicating it was painted by a female artist named Yuho. The pigment on silk scene is wrapped in a strip of gold with a frame of wood lacquered black in a fashion typical of the Taisho to early Showa eras. It measures 79.5 x 146 cm (31-1/4 x 57-1/2 inches) and is in overall fine condition. There is a water stain in the white ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1366785 (stock #MOR6526)
The Kura
$2,400.00
An exquisitely lacquered kaiseki dinner set for five persons consisting of three types of bowls with lids (5 each), five trays, a pot for liquids with lid, a rice container with lid and rice spoon, each piece decorated with an assortment of feathers. The rice pot has mellowed to a rich chocolate brown, a reaction in the lacquer to heat. The trays are 12 inches (30 cm) wide each. Overall the set is in excellent condition; however there are cracks in the surface of two trays (see close-up photo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1366723 (stock #MOR6524)
The Kura
$260.00
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A silk Fukusa presentation cloth hand painted with an image of Kannon (quanyin) by Satsuki Kakunen dated 1930 and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 50 x 55 xm and in excellent condition, wrapped around a cloth pillow to keep it from creasing and inside white cloth to keep it clean inside its box. Satsuki Kakunen was a Nanga artist studied under Tomioka Tessai active in Kyoto from the Taisho to early Showa eras. Ryoanji Temple holds a Dragon painting by him.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1366667 (stock #MOR6523)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A set of near-life-sized antique gilded wood lotuses in bronze vases, the stems still wrapped in paper revealing shimmering gold beneath. The bronze vases feature small bronze shishi lions for handles. They stand as pictured roughly 30 inches (77 cm)tall and are in overall fine condition, with oxidation to the bronze typical of age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1366666 (stock #MOR6522)
The Kura
$350.00
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A tray in the shape of Mt. Fuji decorated with pines intimating the view from Miho-no-matsubara Pine grove in Shizuioka. The red lacquer of the pine is performed on a burgundy nuno-bari (cloth covered) wooden core. On the left is a signature line dated Keio 3 (1867) and signed by a 62 year old man Shunsei. The bottom is ro-iro black. It comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the waning days of the Edo period. The tray is 23 x 18 inches (58 x 45 cm) and is in fine condit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1366590 (stock #MOR5203)
The Kura
$195.00
An offering of flowers and a Buddhist reliquary decorate this beige silk Fukusa hand painted by Kubota Beisen. On the reverse is a plum blossom crest. It is 25-1/2 x 30 inches (64.5 x 77 cm).
Kubota Beisen (1852-1906) was a student of Suzuki Hyakunen, who expanded upon his teachers style with a flare for western techniques, while remaining recognizably Japanese. He helped to establish and taught at the Kyoto School of Painting (Future Kyoto University of Fine Art). He also served as a ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1366588 (stock #MOR6520)
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Lotuses in ink decorate the white crepe silk of this Fukusa hand painted by Suzuki Hyakunen in Meiji period Japan. It is 19 x 20-1/2 inches (48 x 52 cm) and in overall fine condition, backed with green silk. There is a stain in the crest on the back of the piece.
Suzuki Hyakunen (1825-1891) was born in Kyoto and studied under Yokoyama Kakei. He served as a professor at the Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting (modern University of Art) and thus mentor to many young artists of his day, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1366518 (stock #MOR6519)
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Lotuses in ink decorate the white silk of this Fukusa hand painted by Ema Tenko in Meiji period Japan. It is 14 x 14 inches (35 x 35 cm) and in overall fine condition.
Ema Tenko (1825-1901) was a Physician and scholar-artist/calligrapher born the sixth son of Confucian scholar. He was adopted by Ema Ryuen, physician in attendance to Ninnaji-no-miya, and pursued Dutch studies and composition of Chinese poetry. During the tumultuous years of the restoration he was a fierce Imperial Loyali...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1366517 (stock #MOR6518)
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Hand painted pine boughs interspersed with blossoming plum decorate the white silk of this Fukusa hand painted by Ema Tenko in Meiji period Japan. It is 25 x 27 inches (64 x 68 cm) and in overall fine condition.
Ema Tenko (1825-1901) was a Physician and scholar-artist/calligrapher born the sixth son of Confucian scholar. He was adopted by Ema Ryuen, physician in attendance to Ninnaji-no-miya, and pursued Dutch studies and composition of Chinese poetry. During the tumultuous years of the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1366516 (stock #MOR6517)
The Kura
$250.00
Overlapping poems on colored silk are decorated with hand written poems by Ema Tenko and two others, about are dyed flowers among which fly embroidered birds. The piece is backed with red crepe silk and is 26 x 27 inches (66 x 68.5 cm). There are minor discolorations in the lower fan.
Ema Tenko (1825-1901) was a Physician and scholar-artist/calligrapher born the sixth son of Confucian scholar. He was adopted by Ema Ryuen, physician in attendance to Ninnaji-no-miya, and pursued Dutch stud...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1366515 (stock #MOR6516)
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A ragged pine inundated with blossoms decorates this silk fukusa presentation cloth by Tanaka Hakuin. It is 20 x 21 inches (51 x 54 cm). There are some discolorations as is visible in the photographs. It is backed in red with a butterfly crest and features gold thread tassels.
Tanaka Hakuin (1865-1934) was born in Suruga, modern day Shizuoka. He became one of the prominent disciples of Tanomura Chokunyu in Kyoto at the age of 17 (1883) inheriting the Nanga tradition of Tanomura Chikuden....
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1366480 (stock #MOR6514)
The Kura
$425.00
A lakeside scene decorates this raw wood “Kobon” Incencse Tray by Tanaka Hakuin enclosed in a custom period wooden box. It is 21-1/2 x 14-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches (55 x 37 x 4 cm). There is a repair in the lower right corner.
Tanaka Hakuin (1865-1934) was born in Suruga, modern day Shizuoka. He became one of the prominent disciples of Tanomura Chokunyu in Kyoto at the age of 17 (1883) inheriting the Nanga tradition of Tanomura Chikuden. In 1900, upon marriage, he changed his name to Tanaka...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1366479 (stock #MOR6513)
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A Paper box (Fubako) and writing box (Suzuri Bako) of raw kiri-wood hand painted by Tanaka Hakuin and enclosed in the original red-lacquered wooden storage box signed and dated Taisho 8 (1919). Inset into the interior of the writing box is a suzuri ink stone and suiteki water dropper. Also included is a hand painted fan and scroll by the artist. The large box is 30 x 37.5 x 13 cm (12 x 15 x 5 inches). The smaller box is 24.5 x 21.5 x 4 cm (10 x 9 x 2 inches).
Tanaka Hakuin (1865-1934) ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1366433 (stock #ALR6512)
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A superb Silk landscape by Akamatsu Unrei enclosed in the original signed double wooden box (niju-bako) titled ChikusoYusei-Ga. The title and style of the buildings indicate this is likely the Yusei retirement home of Iwakura Tomomi in Northern Kyoto, designated a National Historic Site in 1932. A narrow path hedged in soft greens leads to the rustic cluster of buildings with their thatched roofs lost in a sea of bamboo, the scene rising to precipitous mountains afar, a waterway in the distanc...