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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1376986 (stock #MOR6710)
The Kura
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An exquisite lacquer box by Imai Seitaro dating circa 1959 featuring multiple layers of colored lacques carved through with a design of grapes on the vine enclosed in the original signed double wood box (Niju-bako) titled Choshitsu Budo Moyo Shikishi Bako (Carved Lacquer Grape Design Poem Card Box). It is roughly 11 x 12 x 2 inches (27.5 x 30 x 4 cm) and is in fine condition.
Imai Seitaro was born in Kagawa prefecture in 1893, and was first exhibited with the Nitten National Exhibition i...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1376914 (stock #TCR6709)
The Kura
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A stately work decorated with an ancient pine by Ito Tozan II dating from the 1930s enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 18 cm (9-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
The Ito family, spanned three generations. 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. He began using the name Tozan in 1895, and later received...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1376853 (stock #TCR6707)
The Kura
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Chinese scholars go about their business in a literati paradise on the outside of this fluted bowl by Miura Chikusen enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 16.5 cm (6-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Miura Chikusen I (1854-1915) made a name for himself as a strict adherent to and supplier of Sencha tea wares in Kyoto; one of the most important artists in the country for that genre. He studied under Takahashi Dohachi from the age of 13, before establishing his o...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1376852 (stock #MOR4799)
The Kura
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An unusal tri-legged bronze incense burner with finialed dome pierced top signed on the underside. It is 6 inches (14.5 cm) diameter, 7 inches (18 cm) tall and in fine condition, dating circa 1935. Hori Joshin was a student of Oshima Joun and was active from the early to mid 20th century.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1376797 (stock #TCR6706)
The Kura
$1,450.00
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An elegant form perfectly crafted and covered simply in pale green by Seifu Yohei IV (1871-1956). It comes complete with a rosewood base wrapped in padded silk in a compartmentalized double wood box signed and inscribed as having been received as a gift in June of Showa 12 (1937). It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
This is the work of the fourth generation Seifu, dating from the 1910s or 1920s. Seifu, unlike many potters of the time, was low production and tenaciou...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1376635 (stock #TCR6704)
The Kura
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A superb celadon work by Imperial Artisan Suwa Sozan I Published in the tome Suwa Sozan Sakuhin Shu (1971, page 57) from the exhibition commemorating 50 years since his death, enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7-3/4 inches (20 cm) diameter, 2-3/4 inches (7 cm) tall at the rim and in excellent condition.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to Tokyo in 1875. Over the next 25 years he would...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1376549 (stock #TCR6703)
The Kura
$450.00
An unusual sack shaped tea pot made of pottery to look as if it were deteriorated dried-lacquer. It is stamped beneath the handle, and stands 6 inches (16 cm) tall. There is a very old chip in the base, black with age and use, otherwise is in excellent condition
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1376351 (stock #TCR6702)
The Kura
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Three monkeys see, speak and hear no evil on the top of this carved celadon porcelain incense case by Imperial Artisan Suwa Sozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box bearing the Teishitsu Gigei-in seal. It is 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. An identical work is published in the catalog from his posthumous exhibition held in 1924.
Sozan I (1852-1922) was born in Kutani country, present day Ishikawa prefecture, where he initially studied before moving to T...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1376319 (stock #MOR6701)
The Kura
$480.00
A superb cast bronze figure of a courtier with brush and paper, ready to whip out a haiku for you. The definition and technique are excellent. It is 27 cm (11 inches) tall and in fine condition dating from the late 19th to early 20th century (Meiji period).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1376318 (stock #MOR6700)
The Kura
$300.00
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A large bronze vase, simple in form with exquisite coloring enclosed in a period wooden box. By coloring this is from the bronze area of Yamagata. It is quite hefty, 1 foot (30 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1376245 (stock #MOR6698)
The Kura
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A bulbous form with art-deco influenced “ears” by Nakajima Yasumi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 15.5 cm (6 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Nakajima Toyoji, (d. 1950) first came to notice in 1908, receiving an award at the Senkatsu Kinen Exhibition. He was a consistent exhibitor with the Teiten-Nitten national exhibitions, He was also quite active abroad, being prized at the 1931 Belgian Exposition and serving as juror for the Japanese submissi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1376092 (stock #ALR6696)
The Kura
$900.00
A plum by Yumei Sosho of Sokokuji temple timidly opens its blossoms under a brief epithet by Taishitsu Sosho of Daitokuji temple. A rare gassaku work by these two priests. Ink on paper in original border, ivory rollers dated 1808. The ivory rollers will be replaced if shipping overseas. The scroll is 12 x 71 inches (31 x 180 cm). Overall it is in fine condition considering the age, however does cup some in the center and there are some marks mostly visible in the upper and lower borders. Fo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1375973 (stock #MOR6694)
The Kura
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An unusual subject for a Japanese six panel screen, a pride of lions at leisure dating from the early 20th century, Taisho to early Showa periods. Pigment and gold powder wash on paper: The screen is 68 x 141 inches (172.5 x 359 cm), signed by the artist Shoshu in the lower right corner. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1375940 (stock #MOR6693)
The Kura
$350.00
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A stacking bento of turned wood covered in shades of red lacquer enclosed in the original signed wood box dating from the early 20th century. It is 16 cm (6-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1375939 (stock #MOR6692)
The Kura
$1,700.00
A complex makie design covers this lacquered picnic set. It has a handle shaped like Mt. Fuji for ease of carrying, and contains a sake cup decorated with a shojo sake-sprite by famous painter and literati Hanabusa Iccho. All about are lattice designs and scrolling florals with blossoming peony. Edo period (18th-19th century) there is some wear to the lacquer typical of use, but it was obviously well cared for. It is 32.5 x 19 x 33 cm (12-3/4 x 7-1/2 x 13 inches).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1375894 (stock #MOR6691)
The Kura
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Saintly figures from the Daoist Immortals populate the literati paradise depicted in lacquer and mother of pearl inlay on this incense tray dating from the 18th-19th centuries. It is 9 x 13 inches (23 x 35 cm) and cones in an old cloth pouch enclosed in a custom made period kiri-wood box. The bottom, performed in hakeme (brush-stroke) black-lacquer, may have been restored at some time in the distant past.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1375892 (stock #TCR6690)
The Kura
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A very unusual set of stacking cups by Imperial Artisan Seifu Yohei and Tea Craftsman Nakagawa Joeki enclosed in the original signed wooden box signed by both artist. Seifu has created three unique works in completely different styles, Kinsai on red with auspicious figures in gold, bamboo in relief covered in celadon, and under-glaze blue designs of clouds. To this Joeki has added a liner of hand formed metal in the naban-Uchibari style. The largest is 13.5 cm (5-1/4 inches) diameter and all ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1375806 (stock #MOR6687)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A small figure wrapped in a cloak whipped by storm winds stalks the night, beware the shape shifting kitsune, one who will lure you to doom. It is signed on the base Ippei-saku (Uchishima Ippei also known as Seiho) and stamped 900 silver. The diminutive creature stands 8 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall and comes in a kiri-wood box mellowed brown with age.
Uchishima Ippei (Seiho) was born in Takaoka, the bronze production center in Toyama prefecture. He began working as a professor at the Prefe...