The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for their patience during the last few months since the Kumamoto Earthquake. Robert has been working with disaster relief group IDRO Japan in the earthquake affected areas of Kumamoto, and this has caused some delays in listing, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery and actively seeking new stock. For more on these efforts see IDRO Japan on Facebook.
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1368411 (stock #TCR6568)
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A Deep Tsutsu Chawan Tea Bowl emblazoned with the Zen Phrase Take Okosu Seifu (Bamboo rouses pure wind), dating from the 1930s by Zen Priest Kutsu Deiryu. It is 4 inches (10 cm) diameter, 3-3/4 inches (9 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Kutsu Deiryu, 1895-1954. Deiryu was born into a military family, and was raised from an early age in the strict environment until being diagnosed with Tuberculosis. He was sent then to serve at a nearby temple but was refused as Buddhism was still rec...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1368239 (stock #MOR6566)
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A gourd with elaborate bung in the shape of a mushroom cluster carried in a silk chord pouch and enclosed in a wooden box annotated by Zen priest Hashimoto Dokuzan and dated the third month of 1936. The mottled body is beautifully colored for autumn in bowns. It is roughly 7 inches (17.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Hashimoto Dokuzan (Gengi, 1869-1938) was born in Niigata, and was sent to Kyoto at the age of 16 to study painting and philosophy under Tomioka Tessai. At the age o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1368162 (stock #MOR6563)
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A bronze koro in the shape of a snail with the top of the shell removable to reveal a compartment for burning incense. 13 cm (5 inches) long, it comes on a rosewood base and dates from the 19th to early 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1368161 (stock #TCR6561)
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A set of five Meiji period dishes hand painted by Mori Kinseki made in commemoration of the Gosho-Nai Dai-Hakurankai (Exposition in the Imperial Palace, Kyoto) stamped on the underside with the event name and each individually signed by the artist. The literati scenes include a crab, Grape leaves, Geese in flight, what appears to be a peony, and a pomegranate. A beautiful and very rare set, each dish is roughly 4-1/2 inches (11 cm) diameter and in fine condition. They come in an older custom ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1368136 (stock #MOR6560)
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Antique Japanese Mingei Flat Pounding Board An exquisite patina covers this heavy pounding board from Northern Japan used for working rice into dough. It is 53.5 x 31 x 9 cm (21 x 12 x 3-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1368109 (stock #TCR6558)
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An antique Japanese Ryukyu Oil Jar from the Island of Okinawa covered in dark glaze with four “ears” for tying and hanging the pot. It is 9-1/4 inches (23 cm) tall and in excellent condition. This is the type of pottery which, in the 1930s, inspired Hamada Shoji, Bernard Leach and Kawai Kanjiro and thus the Mingei movement in pottery, perhaps one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1368105 (stock #TCR6555)
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A yellow-glazed porcelain decorated with Phoenix between arabesque fretts in cobalt by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The vase is quite large at 11 inches (28.5 cm) tall, 7 inches (18 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth generation head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo. The Kozan (Makuz...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1368025 (stock #TCR5092)
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A rare set of five Koishiwara dishes from the southern island of Kyushu in a rich ochre glaze with hakeme white slip patterns. Each is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter and in fine condition, dating from the later 19th century.
As a pottery center Koishiwara kilns were first established in the 17th century by Korean potters brought to Japan during Hideyoshi’s invasion of Korea in the Momoyama period. Takatori Hachizo, under orders from the Kuroda Daimyo family, set up various kilns special...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1368018 (stock #TCR6552)
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An Annan pottery tea bowl for use in the Japanese tea ceremony from the kilns of 15th-16th century Vietnam enclosed in an age-blackened kiri-wood box. The crackled pale glaze is decorated with a band of blue frets about the rim inside, a decidedly modern design of droplets descending in beads down the outside typical of early Vietnamese decoration. The remnants of a kinran gold infused cloth bag remain for wrapping the piece, the outside layer is in tatters, but the inside brocade is still supp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1367947 (stock #MOR6549)
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A bold pattern in black runs vertically across the six panels of this large Noren curtain of rough cloth dating from the 19th century. It is 183 x 149 cm (6 feet x 59 inches) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1367924 (stock #MOR6551)
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A Boro Futon cover textile of sewn together bits of worn out indigo dyed fabric 160 x 204 cm (63 x 80 inches ). Go-haba (five widths)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1367867 (stock #MOR6550)
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A Boro cover textile of sewn together bits of worn out Asa (Hemp) fabrics resist died with various patterns. 146 X 163 cm (57-1/2 x 64 inches).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1367866 (stock #MOR6548)
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A Boro Futon cover textile of sewn together bits of worn out fabric 98 x 165 cm (39 x 65 inches). There is a great sense of how much everything was valued in this piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1367657 (stock #AMR6543)
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Two sets of painted alcove doors remounted onto makimono hand scrolls dated summer of 1864 and signed Miya Denchi, one of a dozen betsu-go (alternative names) of the famed 19th century literati Tanomura Chokunyu. The smaller scroll is total length of 353 cm (11 feet 4 inches), 31 cm (12 inches) wide, painting length 177 cm (70 inches). It is bound in patterned silk and bordered in white satin patterned with dragons among clouds, featuring ivory rollers. The larger scroll is total length 521 c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1367655 (stock #ALR6542)
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A monochrome garden scene by Amano Hoko performed with ink on paper in a green cloth border featuringh dark-wood rollers. It is 64 x 207 cm (25 x 81-1/2 inches) and in fine condition, enclosed in a kiri-wood box. Amano Hoko (1824-1894) was born in Iyo, on the Island of Shikoku, Studied initially in Shikooku under Morita Shomin, then went to Kyoto where he learned the art of landcscape painting under the famed Nakabayashi Chikuto. In the third year of Meiji (1871) he went to Shanghai to study ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1367251 (stock #TCR6541)
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A sake cup and incense box by Kyoto artists, the cup by Gochiku decorated with a mountain scene by the famous Literati artist Hattori Goro (Gorosanjin), both enclosed in the original signed wooden boxes also endorsed by Goro. The cup is 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter and both are in fine condition.
Hattori Goro (1869-1930) was a Nanga painter born in Yamagata whose atelier fostered a great many prominent artists of the 20th century including one of my personal favorites Shirakura Jiho. ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1367135 (stock #TCR6538)
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An ivory porcelain by Kato Keizan with the original shiori and wrapping cloth in the original signed wooden box titled “carved handled vase”. The body is carved with ethnic style imagery, popular in the 1940s and 1950s. Enclosed is a pamphlet from a shipping company dated 1958, and the vase was given as a gift to commemorate the inauguration of the ship Fuzan-maru. The vase is 11 inches (27.5 cm) tall and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1367088 (stock #TCR6537)
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A beautiful Tsutsu-goro incense burner in typical Momoyama Shino décor with a Bekko lid lined with gold covering the irregular rim smoothed out with black lacquer. It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition.