The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1285967 (stock #MOR4820)
The Kura
$3,000.00
A silver Shishi Lion Looks Sheepishly back, a rope and bell pulling around the edge of the lid of this fine rust colored antique suzuri-bako writing box. Inside, on the other end of the rope, is a badger like creature in blue on silver flecked black. It contains a silver Suiteki in the shape of a flying crane set into a silver base and a red-lacquered ink-stone. The box is 20 x 24 x 4 cm and in fine condition, dating from the mid 19th century...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1285840 (stock #ALR4819)
The Kura
$3,500.00
Mount Fuji rises majestically beyond a blossoming plum, and a scholars studio displays a fine assortment of natural objects in this complimentary pair of paintings by Fukuda Kodojin and female artist/Poet Miura Eiran with calligraphy by Kokufu Seito. The ink and light color on paper works are 18 x 70 and 18 x 73 inches (46 x 178 and 46 x 183 cm) respectively, mounted in silk with wooden rollers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1285834 (stock #MOR4818)
The Kura
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A silver rabbit and large solid bronze figure of the young god O-kuninushi no Mikado by Oshima Joun on a black lacquered stand enclosed in the original signed and red lacquered wooden box with separate compartments for the table and figure. Here we see O-kuninushi seated beside his bundle of belongings, hand extended in benevolence to the meak creature. The box is titled O-kuninushi Go-Zo, Go Okimono, Tobu Oshimia Joun Sakku followed by a ka-o signature...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1285690 (stock #MOR4817)
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A clear lacquered deep red slab of what appears to be sakura (Japanese cherry) expertly carved into the undulating shape of a curled bottle gourd. The signature on the base appears to read Hagiwara Saku. It is 17 x 15-1/2 inches (43 x 39.5 cm) and is in fine used condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1285574 (stock #ALR4816)
The Kura
$625.00
A dragon rises in the tempest, one clawed foot reaching through the storm for the prize; a fine representation by Meiji artist Ueshima Hozan enclosed in a period wooden box. Performed with ink on silk, the scene is mounted in cloud patterned green brocade extended with beige. Overall in fine condition, there is some dirtiness along the roller bar. It is 20 x 77 inches (50 x 196 cm) and comes enclosed in a period wooden box...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1285485 (stock #ALR4815)
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An exquisite rendering of a bee, paused in flight by the intoxicating scent of a poppy over which he soars by Matsumoto Senkyo enclosed in a fine wooden box. This was purchased as an unmounted painting and we have had it presented in pale blue silk reflecting the color of the summer sky. It is 21 x 75 inches (53 x 191 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Matusmoto Senkyo (1879-1932) was born in Aichi prefecture, and traveled to Kyoto to study at the E-Senmon Gakko (Mod...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1285484 (stock #MOR4814)
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A bronze plack by Teishitsu Gigei-in Hirata Muneyuki depicting the Meiji Emperor surmounted by the imperial Chrysanthemum and mounted in an austere Kiri-wood frame, enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Meiji Tenno Go Son Zo (humble image of his Majesty the Meiji Emperor). Top and bottom of the frame are regal purple chords ending in tassels, and it is backed with Sarasa-cloth patterned with phoenix dials. It is 30 x 39 cm (12 x 15 inches) and is in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1285243 (stock #AOR4813)
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Superb silk wraps this extensive sumi-e study of the summer garden accented with gold by Tamamura Hokuto enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Saien no Maki. Ink washes and gold on paper mounted with gilded piping, the rollers are either glass or crystal. It is 15-1/2 inches (39 cm) x almost 30 feet (9 meters) long and is in fine condition.
Tamamura Hokuto (Zennosuke, 1893-1951) was born in Kyoto to a family dealing in wooden shoes...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1285225 (stock #TCR4812)
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A pottery jar in the shape of an octopus tsubo to which clings one of the fantastic 8 legged creatures. I believe this is likely Tobe-yaki, from the Island of Shikoku, although there are no marks or indications, only the name of a store impressed into the side, Mikuniya. It is roughly 8 inches tall, 5 inches diameter plus the bulbous head of the animal. There is a chip near the eye, and on two legs (see close-up photos).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1285167 (stock #MOR4811)
The Kura
$1,800.00
A pair of small lacquered boxes with solid silver rims decorated with cranes and turtles without, waves and clouds within, and enclosed in the original wooden box stamped Zohiko. The Turtle is performed on ro-iro polished black with mother of pearl and raised gold maki-e. The Rimpa style cranes are mother of pearl and gold with black legs. The boxes are 6-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 3 inches (16.5 x 14 x 7 cm) and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1285091 (stock #TCR4810)
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A small Wangata bowl decorated with falling maple leaves designed by Imao Keinen and enclosed in the original wooden box. It is 4 inches (10 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) tall. There is a hairline crack in the bowl (see close-up photos).
Imao Keinen (1845-1924) was born in Kyoto, and initially schooled in the Ukiyoe style before becoming a pupil of Suzuki Hyakunen, from whom he received his name...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1285003 (stock #TCR4809)
The Kura
$450.00
A unique square handled shino plate dating from the late Edo to Meiji period with rope-like rim. It is roughly 8 inches (20 cm) square and in fine condition, enclosed in a period wooden storage box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1284892 (stock #ANR4808)
The Kura
$3,300.00
A fox stands bushy and alert among autumn grasses and blossoming thistle, all background lost to the mist on this excellent example of the early Showa aesthetic by Kimoto Taika. Each panel is 34 x 65 inches (86 x 165 cm). The open size is total 68 x 65 inches or 172 x 165 cm). The scene is bordered simply in Shunkei Red lacquer and is in fine condition, dating from the mid forites...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1284803 (stock #ALR4807)
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A haunting view of a house glowing ghostlike, lost amid the dark forest by Hirai Baisen enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The box is titled Yukyo, loosely translated “ghost house”, but literally, “barely present”. Bold washes and a very wet brush allows the ink to soak the paper creating large swaths of bokashi bleeding into each other on the edges...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1284801 (stock #ALR4806)
The Kura
$660.00
A traveler wanders open roads through horrendous crags, the promise of arrival and companionship hidden beyond the hills in a quiet dwelling. This is a wonderful ink on silk image by Tanaka Hakuin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Largely leafless trees indicate late winter. It is wrapped in a green silk border with pale piping terminating in bone rollers. It is 22-1/2 x 51 inches (56.5 x 130 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Tanaka Hakuin (1865-1934) was born in Suruga, mo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1284724 (stock #MOR4805)
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A superb 19th century hanging moon Vase of caramel bronze gilded inside entrrely with gold and enclosed in a custom kiri-wood period box titled Kara-kin Gekkei Hanaire (gilded Chinese-Bronze Vase). In this case the word Chinese does not indicate it being manufactured in China, but using a mixture of bronze based on Chinese origins. It is quite large at 14 inches (36 cm) diameter and comes with the original chain and insert for hanging and display of flowers. Although I do see this shape often...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1284067 (stock #ALR4802)
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$2,200.00
A classic Zen theme of a blind man crossing a bridge by Edo period Zen Priest So Gessen enclosed in a period annotated wooden box. The artist has depicted the scene with much humor, perhaps a self portrait of himself before enlightenment, bumbling through life blind and afraid to cross the bridge (to enlightenment). However once on the path happy and seeking what secrets lie ahead. The scroll retains its original Edo mountings befitting the austerity of a zen quarters. Rough beige cloth exte...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1284066 (stock #TCR4801)
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A set of 12 Kogo incense containers representing the 12 animals of the zodiac by Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden stacking-box. Each is roughly between 2 and 4 inches (5-10 cm). The Inoshishi (wild boar) has a small chip, otherwise all are in superb condition. In twenty years I have never seen a set like this and it certainly belongs in a museum.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving t...