The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1236119 (stock #TCR4451)
The Kura
$2,000.00
Popular in Buddhist Tea Circles in the Edo period, this recovered Tokoname Fushiki pot, very roughly fired, dates from the mid to late Kamakura period (1192-1333), but was unearthed and used as a mizusashi during the Edo. A kiln mark in the shape of a fish tail, or perhaps broad leaf, (like a ginko leaf) is struck in the side, partially obscured by glaze. Old red lacquer seals a crack in the side, and a drainage hole originally in the bottom has been filled...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1236118 (stock #TCR4450)
The Kura
$1,850.00
A rare 17th century Yanagikawa Tea Bowl of elongated form with a small gold repair in one end enclosed in an antique kiri-wood Kabuse-bako elaborately detailed with a story within. It features a very unusual double notched square foot, bare in parts revealing soft wet red clay. According to what we can read of the inscription, this was made around 1633 during the reign of Tokugawa Iemitsu, the same year as the Shimabara Rebellion...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1235919 (stock #TCR4449)
The Kura
$1,350.00
A wide Hira Chawan covered in earthy gray glaze with an upturned rim dating from the 17th to 18th centuries enclosed in a tattered red lacquered wooden box. The very small Kodai is in the style of early imported Chinese ware, yet the shape is distinctly Japanese. It is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) diameter, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1235917 (stock #TCR4448)
The Kura
$500.00
A beautifully thrown Hakeme Chawan exhibiting a deep red luster over the gray and white glazes. The Kodai is thick and wide, likening it to that of the Korai era Chawan imported from Korea and the simple wan-gata form harkens back to the styles preferred by Sen no Rikyu. There is a soft spiral cut into the foot, and the quality of the clay is likely that of Hagi or Northern Kyushu, although it is also possibly a Korean import made for the Japanese market...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1235759 (stock #TCR4447)
The Kura
$3,000.00
A superb example of the Momoyama to early Edo style of Ki-Seto is presented by this Deep Tsutsu Chawan dating from the 17th century. It comes enclosed in a tattered ancient red and black lacquered mentori wooden box, annotated (illegible) inside the lid in lacquer, and further enclosed in a Jindai Sugi Cedar box of top quality. The Bowl is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1235758 (stock #MOR4446)
The Kura
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A small stand made to hold a Buddhist image dated the 12th month of the first year of Ansei (1854). The top is a rich red, the sides black with inset plates of gold decorated with engraved brass hardware. It is 12-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 2-3/4 inches (31.5 x 14 x 7 cm) and is in fine condition considering age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1235399 (stock #MOR4445)
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A fine Japanese Chashaku Tea Scoop carved from a stick of bent bamboo by the tea master Tokuzan enclosed in the original bamboo container bearing his yak-in stamp wrapped in a cloth bag and contained in a heavily annotated kiri-wood box. Annotations inside the box are signed by the head of the Baika-an. Tokuzan (1748-1838) was a leader among the tea circles of his day...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1234711 (stock #TCR4216)
The Kura
$400.00
An exquisite pair of 19th century Hakeme Tokkuri Sake flasks covered in age darkened crackled gray glaze with wide bold strokes of white. Color has infused the glaze with age and flavor. There are silver repairs to the rims, enhancing the antique feel and showing the value placed on the pieces by their former owner. Each is roughly 15.5 cm (6 inches) tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1234709 (stock #MOR4443)
The Kura
$700.00
A Tea Picnic basket made from two rows of old scales from a suit of armor laced into a circle, with the kikko parts of an armored colar and shin protection sewn together to form the bottom, lined with dark silk which draws together via chords at the top. I have never seen another like it. This would have been used to carry tea implements for an outdoor gathering.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1234478 (stock #TCR4320)
The Kura
$1,300.00
A single undulating line forms waves on the neck of this handled Iga pot dating from the 17th century. Green ash glaze covers the upper front, leaving a smattering of ash and raw clay visible over the body, the occasional shiseki stone bursting from the surface. The Tsubo is 8 inches (20.5 cm) tall, roughly 6 inches (16 cm) diameter. There are of course small old nicks but no major damage or repairs. This is a superb example of Ko-Iga pottery...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1234357 (stock #TCD4321)
The Kura
$2,400.00
A spectacular Iga Uzukumaru ko-tsubo dating from the 15th to 16th century made of deeply fissured clay covered in charring and encrustations filled with color from centuries of use. It is roughly 5 inches (12 cm) tall and in fine condition. There are of course small old nicks to the rim, and an old chip in the foot and side, but no major damage or repairs. This is a superb example of Ko-Iga pottery. It comes enclosed in an old custom made black lacquered heavy wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1233907 (stock #TCR4442)
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A beautiful large black Seto Guro Hikidashi Chawan with undulating rim sculpted to perfectly rest in the hands by some anonymous 17th to 18th century potter. It is 5 inches (13 cm) diameter, 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1233763 (stock #TCR4440)
The Kura
$3500.00
A superb early 17th century Karatsu Chaire with a gold lined ivory lid wrapped in a silk bag enclosed in a black lacquered cylinder which is also wrapped in a silk bag and enclosed in a red lacquered wooden box tied with lavender silk chord. The Chaire is 2-3/4 inches (7 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter. The black lacquer cylinder has a crack in the lacquer within. Otherwise all is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1233633 (stock #TCR4439)
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A set of five Edo period Shino Mukozuke cups, two with gold repairs, enclosed in an age darkened custom wood box. Each cup is decorated with a spray of sasa bamboo in iron on the deeply crackled and colored filled feldspathic glaze. Gold repairs to two of the bowls are of superb quality, using genuine gold. Each is roughly 3 x 3 x 3-1/2 inches (8 x 8 x 9 cm). Inside the box lid is written Kurose-Ke (Property of Kurose family) written over an older inscription...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1233632 (stock #TCH4438)
The Kura
$1,150.00
Eroded and age blackened Ame-yu glaze covers portions of the red clay on this Momoyama period Tamba Tsubo resting on three large bidoro drips of glaze. The vessel is 9 inches (23 cm) tall, 6-1/2 inches (17 cm) diameter. There are no chips, cracks, breaks or repairs. It comes from a private Kyoto collection of Tea Ceramics.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1233486 (stock #MOR4436)
The Kura
$2,350.00
An exquisite natural wood box decorated with silver and gold Maki-e containing three drawers and featuring solid silver hardware in the shape of butterflies. The hinged butterfly on the front spreads its wings to form the handle, sliding the top up to reveal inside the three drawers completely lacquered in tame-nuri red. It is 5 x 5 x 6-1/2 inches (12.5 x 13 x 17.5 cm) and is in fine condition. Due to age the drawers do pull a bit tightly but otherwise there is no damage...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1233430 (stock #TCR4435)
The Kura
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The 14 petal Imperial Chrysanthemum flanked by Paulownia is emblazoned in gold on the front of this exquisite vase by Imperial Court Artist Ito Tozan I. Bamboo, the tree that bends but does not break, grows up among the imperial symbology and references the Japanese Imperial line, unbroken for nearly 2000 years. The vase is 8-3/4 inches (22 cm) tall and is in perfect condition. The box is tied with a green silk chord with highlights of orange...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1233427 (stock #MOR4433)
The Kura
$1,700.00
A very unusual Art Glass Vase by Iwata Hisatoshi enclosed in the original wooden box showing dark and pale blue cut through with oxidized metal
Hisatoshi (1925-1994) was one of the main figures in development and promotion of Art Glass in 20th century Japan...