The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1263509 (stock #ANR4642)
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A hermitage lost in the early blossoms of the plum forest, ink and light color inside a wide gold border and mulberry frame typical of the Taisho era. Gold powder has been liberally applied intimating a shimmering mist throughout, creating an ethereal quality. Signed in the upper left corner, it is 68 x 149 inches (172.5 x 378 cm) and in overall fine condition. Akashi Shoun was born in Osaka on March 12, 1867, the first year of the Meiji era and a time of great change in Japan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1263507 (stock #MOR4640)
The Kura
$875.00
An exquisitely carved pipe case of stag antler in the form of an elongated gourd with a brass leaf hinged to allow the end of the pipe to be inserted. It comes with a basketwork miniature box lined with antique cloth and featuring metal hardware. The gourd is 20 cm (8 inches) long, the box 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm (3 x 2 x 1-1/2 inches). Both are in fine condition. The gourd is signed.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1263506 (stock #MOR4639)
The Kura
$375.00
A sweet looking gourd dangles by frayed silk chords from a Hirado Porcelain Netsuke in the shape of a ebullient sage leaning on his staff. The gourd is capped with a bone bung. The netsuke is 2 inches (5 cm) long, the gourd 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall. Both are in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1950 item #1263232 (stock #MOR4638)
The Kura
$300.00
A hanging basket deriving its style from a merchants cash basket which would have hung near the front of a stall or shop, in easy reach to the vendor to both make change and hold payments. Unlike the vendors basket, this is of a much wider weave of thin cane bamboo. It is 12-1/2 inches (33 cm) tall including the handle, 9 inches (23 cm) diameter and is in fine condition, signed on the base. It can be displayed either hanging or standing flat.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1263231 (stock #MOR4577)
The Kura
$700.00
An antique bamboo pot carved with a much worn sage meditating under a pine with a poem reading “The Moon Shines Bright through the Pine Boughs”. A sideways swipe at the bamboo intimates the moon just above the branches of the aged tree. 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 5 inches (11.5 x 9 x 13 cm) and in fine, original condition, dating from the 19th century
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1263230 (stock #MOR4637)
The Kura
$650.00
This sign appears to be a work by young Tomioka Tessai in the shape of a fan. It is 27 inches (68 cm) long. The lower corners have been broken and re-glued and otherwise is in fine condition. On back is the Yaki-in (branded stamp) reading Yano, likely the Craftsman who made the piece.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1940 item #1263159 (stock #MOR4635)
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A very unusual tall basket of falling bands of rich red bamboo and dark root culminating in a splayed foot. It is almost 2 feet (60 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1263158 (stock #MOR4576)
The Kura
$825.00
A bird perches on a garden stone before sasa-bamboo and blossoming plum on the much worn sides of this 19th century scholar’s bamboo brush pot. A poem to the side extols the virtues of the plum, bamboo, wind and moon. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 6-1/2 inches (16 cm) tall and in fine, original condition.
Wind causes to dance branches of plum and bamboo, scattering moonlight and shadow as it scatters the blossoms?
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1262928 (stock #MOR4634)
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Three peaks rise to barren tops, the forms simple and rounded as if viewed in a Rimpa painting, an unusual Suiseki stone set into a carved wooden base. The bottom of the stone shows evidence where softer material was removed, revealing the natural shape of the stone. It is 11 x 4-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches (27.5 x 11.5 x 14 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1262926 (stock #MOR4633)
The Kura
$850.00
A very unusual natural wood burl backed with a flat of wood containing a door revealing a chamber in which could be stored tobacco. Slots in the top, lined with metal and bone respectively, can hold a pipe, a pipe cleaner, and would allow the pipe to be dipped into the tobacco without opening the back. The entire back can be removed for cleaning. A leather strap secures a walnut shell Netsuke carved in the shape of a Buddhist prayer drum...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1950 item #1262809 (stock #MOR4632)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A large cylinder taken from the base of bamboo carved with three frogs and signed Amanohashi Shujin Usho-saku and dated Showa 8 (1933), enclosed in a period wooden box. One of the creatures rests quietly in a hollow, while two others climb the side, one of those surmounting the top. These are not carved and added to the piece, but are actually a part of the original bamboo, the head and mouth of the top fellow being part of the original nodules between the chambers in the bamboo plant...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1262808 (stock #MOR4631)
The Kura
$750.00
A bone spoon carved and dyed red to look like a piece of coral fitted inside a deer-skin bag and enclosed in an old wooden box titled Ko-sango (Old Coral). It is 15 cm (6 inches) long and in fine condition, dating from the 19th century. It would have been used to drop water from a bowl onto an ink grinding stone (suzuri) for writing.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1262727 (stock #ANR4430)
The Kura
$2,700.00
A bamboo spray rises from beyond a large garden stone on the gilded panels of this fine two panel screen by Takahashi Ryuga (1863-1930). It has been completely remounted without over-painting and is in excellent condition. Each panel is 87 x 168 cm (34 x 66 inches). Ryuga was born in Niigata prefecture, and studied painting in Kyoto under the Nanga Master Tanomura Chokunyu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1262623 (stock #MOR4630)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A monumental amount of work went into this anonymous double walled basket of tightly woven bamboo laced with a single strand of root which rises from the base, through the handle and back down the opposite side. Incorporating a Chinese style weave, the hexagonal lattice changes at the rim, wrapped around several layers of alternating patterns, to a wider slat fretwork pattern inside. The multiple strands of root forming the handle are tightly bound together with rattan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1262622 (stock #MOR4629)
The Kura
$370.00
An open dish of woven bamboo with intricately patterned rim and foot representative of the Karamono (Chinese derived) basket work favored in early 20th century Japan. It is 13 inches (33 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1262528 (stock #MOR4554)
The Kura
$660.00
A Natural slate Suzuri-ishi writing stone split in half with the top and bottom perfectly married, lifting to reveal an ink well within. It is 13-1/2 inches (34 cm) long and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1262069 (stock #TCR4628)
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A spray of bamboo in iron and a short verse decorate the soft gohon-pastels of this large Shuro by Kiyomizu Rokubei and Takeuchi Seiho enclosed in the original wooden box titled Fuchiku (Wind and Bamboo)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1262068 (stock #MOR4626)
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An anonymous Wagumi bamboo basket with concave sides inset with large and small bamboo roots culminating in a split bamboo handle wrapped with a braid pattern. It is roughly 9 inches (23 cm) square, 14 inches (36 cm) tall and in fine condition.