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.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1436553 (stock #ANR8040)
The Kura
$6,500.00
Sale Pending
A comic scene in ink on paper of boys herding oxen by Nagasawa Rosetsu spreads across these two low screens. The central characters, one in the lead the second astride one of the behemoths crossing a bridge is distracted by a butterfly floating by above while the beast in front steps on its own rope, pulling his head back to the viewer with a quizzical expression. Other oxen and boys populate the background. All is performed in very soft gray tones with abbreviated detail as if viewed through...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1436554 (stock #ANR8040B)
The Kura
$6,500.00
Sale Pending
A comic scene in ink on paper of boys herding oxen by Nagasawa Rosetsu spreads across these two low screens. The central characters, one in the lead the second astride one of the behemoths crossing a bridge is distracted by a butterfly floating by above while the beast in front steps on its own rope, pulling his head back to the viewer with a quizzical expression. Other oxen and boys populate the background. All is performed in very soft gray tones with abbreviated detail as if viewed through...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1436268 (stock #ANR8026)
The Kura
$4,500.00
Sale Pending
A pair of large screens By Kawamura Manshu (1880-1942), depicting what woud have, at that time, been quite exotic…Western cattle grazing on a plain. Ink and light pigment on applied gold with brown patterned silk border. Each screen is 376 x 171 cm (67-1/2 x 148 inches) and in overall fine condition. These screens are consistent in style and scale with the artists work circa 1910, and bearing in mind the subject matter are likely a late Meiji (pre-Bunten) set of Exhibition Screens. For mor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1436065 (stock #ALR8019)
The Kura
$4,200.00
The Heron Maiden coquettishly covers her face, the intimation of snow in the vacant background with large occasional flakes falling in the fore on this large work by important 20th century artist Kitano Tsunetomi. Pigment on silk in the original silk border with solid ivory rollers (these will be changed if exporting). It comes in a later collector’s double wood box. The scroll is 46 x 206 cm (18 x 81 inches) and in overall fine, original condition. There are faint scattered foxing marks t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1435915 (stock #MOR8012)
The Kura
$3,500.00
A brush, ink stick letter knife and ink stone are set into a compartment inside this flattened bamboo shape carved from Zitan wood with a poem engraved into the lid signed on the back side Hokkyo Sessai and enclosed in a wooden box. Lifting out the lid by means of the strap, one finds the knife tucked into the handle, the brush, stone, and ink laid out and ready to use. It is 34 cm (13-1/2 inches) long. The ink stone, firmly embedded in the wood, has cracked, otherwise all is in excellent co...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1436465 (stock #TCR8036)
The Kura
$3,500.00
Sale Pending
A narrow fluting cylinder decorated with alternating patterns of geometrics, calligraphy and human imgery by Seifu Yohei III surmounted with a woven silver lid signed by Hata Zoroku. The koro is 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) tall (excluding the silver lid), roughly the same diameter and in excellent condition, stamped on the base with the seal of Seifu III. It comes enclosed in a double wood storage box, the inner box annotated by the fourth generation Seifu.
The Zoroku family were makers of ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1436669 (stock #ANR8042)
The Kura
$3,500.00
An ancient pine faces off with a cluster of bamboo on this pair of gold screens dating from the early 20th century. Ink on applied gold foil, they feature matching antique cloth borders and black lacquered wooden frames. Each screen is 378 x 175.5 cm (149 x 69 inches) and in overall in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1436157 (stock #ANR8022)
The Kura
$3,400.00
Bare trees rise up from mist in this slightly sinister screen by Yasuda Hanpo dated Autumn 1925. An ox stands, symbol of strength and solitude, in the deftly brushed landscape. In the distance birds take to the dark sky. The ink has been allowed to diffuse into the paper creating a mystical aura around the heavy creature. It is performed with ink on paper, mounted on gold with vibrant red lacquer frame. Each panel is 28 x 67-1/2 inches (71 x 172 cm) and is in excellent condition. Retaining ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1436670 (stock #MOR8043)
The Kura
$2,500.00
Two ferocious Shishi Lions in taka-maki-e prowl across the powdered gold ground on this Suzuri-bako writing box dating from the 19th century. Very unusual, they have glass eyes embedded into the lacquered wood surface. The hair rises in thick dark coils around the golden bodies, and the distance is polished black. Within a wandering saint leans against his staff wrapped in silver robes in togidashi-maki-e with a golden bundle at his feet. The box is 23 x 25.5 x 5 cm (9 x 10 x 2 inches). It ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1436713 (stock #TCR8044)
The Kura
$2,000.00
Sale Pending
Floral patterns are engraved into the white glazed body of this koro incense burner capped with a silver rimmed pierced lid by Seifu Yohei V enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11.5 cm (4-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Born into the 5th generation of the illustrious Seifu family Seifu Yohei V (1921-1990) was handed the reins upon his father’s illness and death in the wake of the Japanese capitulation ending World War II. He was just 25 years old, trained...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1436601 (stock #TCR8041)
The Kura
$1,950.00
A modern shaped censerby Kiyomizu Rokubei VI with hand formed silver lid by Muneyoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hoya Tsuki Sen-mon Koro. I believe that this is the Muneyoshi who was one of the top silver smiths working under the famous Takase Kozan, he made silver koro lids for many of the top artists in Kyoto, including Rokubei and Kusube Yaichi. The Koro is 11 cm (4-1/2 inches) diameter and is in perfect condition. These shaped lids were made consistently throughout...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1434189 (stock #F106)
The Kura
$1,850.00
A barrage of lighly colored overlapping dashes create and abstract thicket of bamboo on this scroll by Fukuda Kodojin enclosed in a rare original signed wooden box titled Ko-Chiku-Zu. Ink and light color on paper in a blue cloth border with ivory rollers (the rollers will be changed for export). The scroll is 17-1/4 x 79-3/4 inches (44 x 202 cm) and in overall excellent condition.
Fukuda Kodojin (1865-1944) an eccentric self-taught artist, his status as a poet, calligrapher and literati...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1436259 (stock #MOR8026)
The Kura
$1,500.00
A heavily lacquered tray created in the manner of the 36 Kamakura era trays of Hokkeji made of wood covered in thick negoro lacquer rubbed through to reveal the black lacquer under the original red. On back is written Hokke-ji Rakanban, 1 of 36, First month of Tokuji 2 (1307). It is 42 x 29.5 x 2.5 cm (16 x 11-1/2 x 1 inches) and is in excellent condition, enclosed in a black lacquered wooden box. An excellent example of the simplicity and austerity of the Kamakura aesthetic. Inside the box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1436285 (stock #ALR8029)
The Kura
$1,450.00
A dark forest rises in a field of white, as if still covered in frost or snow, over which is draped a poem brushed in the exquisite script of the poet-nun Otagaki Rengetsu, Itsu to naki, Tokiwa no sato ha, Hototogisu shinobu hatsune ni, Uzuki wo ya shiru?
With the first cry of the Cuckoo, in this village of Tokiwa
Will the people realize, Spring has arrived?
To the extreme left, the cuckoo flies off the page. Ink on paper in forest green silk extended in a beige with black ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1437083 (stock #MOR6529)
The Kura
$1,250.00
A set of three polished mulberry stacking trays decorated with lacquered florals in gold appliqué and gofun signed and stamped by Kamizaka Sekka, Imao Keinen and Takeuchi Seiho and enclosed in the original wooden storage box. All three served as Professors at the Kyoto School of Painting (mod. Municipal University of Fine Art). The trays are 16 x 11 x 2 inches (40 x 28 x 5 cm) to 13 x 9 x 1-1/2 inches (33 x 23 x 6 cm) and are in overall fine condition, but for some separation at the base due ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1436467 (stock #MOR8038)
The Kura
$965.00
An anonymous wagumi (Japanese weave) Mingei basket of flattened bamboo interspersed with bamboo root. It is 27.5 cm (11 inches) diameter, 40 cm (16 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1436290 (stock #ALR8030)
The Kura
$950.00
A tea bowl decorated with chrysanthemum blossoms and a bare plum branch nestles deep in the verse of crinkled script which seems to bury it like fallen leaves. The image is by Eiraku Wazen, 10th head of the Miura family of potters and bears the artists stamp on the bowl. An accompanying note gives the history of Taigado Seiryo, and although not signed, the verse may be that of this poet/priest. The poem reads from right to left:
Tsutanaki waza mo wo yo watarisenmo
Kokoro to yasashi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1436602 (stock #TCR6880)
The Kura
$900.00
A rare work by Hatta Sogaku decorated with raised goldfish among water plants stamped on the base and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The round form rises and swirls into a slightly fluted six sided rim. It is 30.5 cm (12 inches) tall and in excellent condition, containing a (removable) brass liner. Hatta Sogaku (active in the early 20th century) was an artist from Kanazawa (Kutani region) trained under Suwa Sozan (from whom he takes his first character) who often studied and trav...