The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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 : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1315351 (stock #MOR4993)
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A very unusual Meiji period Suzuri Bako with cherry blossoms in black on black outside, a crescent silver moon rising beyond crashing gold waves within. The box is so subtle outside, that until very close, and at the correct angle, it simply looks black. Then one sees the cherry blossoms covering the entire outside, in the slightest texture only...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1315230 (stock #ALR4993)
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A moon rises behind the silhouette of a ragged tree by Kimura Hyakuboku enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1934 and titled Rokagami. Bordered in soft gray silk with dark wood rollers suiting the scene. It is 21-1/2 x 69 inches (54.5 x 175 cm) Kimura Hyakuboku (Shunzo) was born in Tokyo in 1884. While attending Kyoto University, he found himself attracted to Zen, and left the prestigious School to travel the Buddhist path...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1315227 (stock #TCR4991)
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A pair of Chatsubo Tea Jars gifted by the Emperor Meiji to Nakagawa Kenjiro. Each Tsubo is unique, one slightly smaller than the other, both of light clay covered in perfect dark glaze with iron inside and enclosed in individual silk bags in a two compartment Kiri box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1315123 (stock #TCR4992)
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$550.00
An old Tsutsu-Chawan titled Romatsu (Ancient Pine) covered in dark glaze with swirls of pale green on the front enclosed in a fine old kiri-wood box. Inside the lid is a poem which reads:
Ame kaze ni ikuyo
He nuramu Romatsu no
Arashi wa Tae ni
Koke no hana ha
Saku
The Pine stands firm against the wind and the rain, years of storms pass, and the moss flowers blossom… It is signed Kayoko...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1315009 (stock #TCR4990)
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A tri-lobed plate in Gohon glaze decorated with iron clouds and a poem over a tumbling river scratched into the clay enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Clouds and Valleys by potter Eiraku Zengoro and Painter Yamamoto Shunkyo, and likely fired at the pottery of Iwasaki Kenzo. The dish is 11 inches (28 cm) diameter and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1315008 (stock #MOR4989)
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$1,200.00
A set of 18th-19th century Samurai battle accouterments including a Horagai Shell horn, a musket ball dye, a powder horn and musket ball pouch. The Horagai horn is not so large as to be cumbersome, with a dark patina and a mouthpiece of wood adapted onto the end with lacquer covered cloth. The Musket ball dye is in the manner of a pair of tongs with a hollow center...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1314897 (stock #MOR4988)
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An exquisite Lacquer Tray decorated with a spray of flowering Azalea in gold powder with mother of pearl, ceramic and lead inlays. Large kirigane flakes of solid gold decorate the petals. It is enclosed in a wooden box titled Tsutsuji Maki-e Nagatebon (Azalea Makie-e Tray). It is quite large at 19-1/2 x 14-1/2 x 2 inches (49.5 x 37 x 4.5 cm) and is in fine condition, dating from teh later Meiji to early Taisho period (1895-1915).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1314531 (stock #TCR4987)
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Floral motifs and a crane decorate this set of five shallow bowls by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV enclosed in a fine wooden box representing seasonal images. Each is unique, with chrysanthemum, falling maple leaves, Daffodil, azalea, and Peony. Each is 4-1/2 inches (11.5 cm) diameter. The sharp, convex sides rolling into a soft edge at the rim is striking. There is a tiny chip in the rim of the daffodil and crane bowls, and a hairline crack in the maples...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1314527 (stock #TCR4840)
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$1,500.00
A set of five porcelain tea cups by Ninnami Dohachi decorated with bamboo and poetry by Nukina Kaioku (Suo) enclosed in a superb custom period kiri-wood box with rosewood edges. Each cup is 2 inches (5 cm) tall, 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) diameter. There are old gold repairs to two of the cups, otherwise are in fine condition.
Nukina Kaioku (1778-1863) was born into a samurai family in Awa, on the island of Shikoku a patron of the Hachisuka clan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1314392 (stock #ALR4986)
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$700.00
An ink on silk image of a skull dating from the Meiji period and signed Oto Sanshi. and comes enclosed in a fine period kiri-wood box. The image is bordered in brown satin and features an interesting ichimonji with the characters luck and long life. It has stag antler rollers and comes in a fine wooden box. It is 18-1/2 x 77 inches (47 x 195 cm) and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1314391 (stock #TCR4985)
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$750.00
Traces of the artist’s fingers decorate the body of this vase by Ito Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8 inches (20 cm) diameter, 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Ito Tozan I (1846-1920) began his artistic career studying painting in the Shijo manner under Koizumi Togaku before moving to the plastic arts under a number of teachers, including Takahashi Dohachi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1314390 (stock #TCR4984)
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Scholars enjoy wine and poetry on the side of this sometsuke porcelain Kyusu Tea Pot by Takahashi Dohachi enclosed in an old wooden box. An elephant serves as the handle for the lid. It is roughly 4-1/2 inches (10.5 cm) diameter plus the spout and handle...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1314049 (stock #ALR4984)
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Light color on paper in a green silk border. The scroll is 17-1/2 x 67 inches (45 x 170 cm). There is a crease as visible in the photos going across the scroll about the sleeve height...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1313773 (stock #ANR4983)
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A stag and Crow glare at each other from opposite positions, one bound to the earth,the other to the sky, on this striking set of screens by important early 20th century artist Hashimoto Kansetsu. Sumi-e and light color on paper in a black lacquered wooden frame, an austere setting for an austere scene. Each panel is 37-1/4 x 68 inches (94.5 x 172.5 cm). Each screen is 74-1/2 x 67-1/2 inches (189 x 171 cm). Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883–1945) was born in Kobe, son of painter Hashimoto Kaikan ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1313684 (stock #TCR4982)
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A raw earthen bottle hand formed for sake and engraved with a poem by Otagaki Rengetsu. It is 5-1/4 inches (13.5 cm) tall and in fine condition. The poem reads:
Fuyubata no On the Daikon Leaves
Oone no kuki ni In a winter field
Shimo Sae Te Frost gleams
Asatode Samushi Going out in the morning I feel cold
Okazaki no sato Here in Okazaki village
Much has been written about the life and work of poet/artist Otagaki Rengetsu. Born into a samurai famil...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1313681 (stock #ALR4981)
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The Wicked being dragged to hell on a burning rickshaw, a very unusual painting dating from the middle Edo period in the original mounting. A horned, red Demon drives the flaming chariot, while his fellows run alongside with clubs and pole-arms to prevent escape. A verse of warning runs along the top. Although it is signed, we are unable to read the signature. The scroll is 19 x 33 inches (48 x 84 cm). This could be remounted if desired, using the original cloth Ichimonji and rollers, with ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1313507 (stock #TCR4980)
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A pair of turn of the century Aka-kinsai gourd-shaped vases by Eiraku Zengoro signed on the base Dai Nippon Eiraku Zo. They are 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) tall, late 19th to early 20th centuries, spanning the reign of the Meiji and Taisho emperors. Finding a pair of vases in perfect condition in the most seismicaly active country on earth is very rare.
Eiraku Zengoro XII (Wazen, 1823-1896) was one of the most influential potters of his time, setting the stage for the revival of and modernizati...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1313505 (stock #MOR4979)
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A fine Momonari Kabuto of raw iron plates decorated with bronze metalwork attached with prominent rivets over the seems. From the base hangs a 5 lame Kiri-tsuke Kozane shikoro with prominent fukigaeshi flanges showing the crest of the Satsuma clan. The maedate is an original gilded wood piece in the shape of a Shinto paper offering, an omen of protection. About the mabizashi and fukigaeshi are fukurin of engraved brass, and heart shaped vents in the peak. There are minor chips in the tips of...