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 : Artists : Lacquer : Pre 2000 item #1423338 (stock #MOR7837)
The Kura
$850.00
An exquisite lacquered Natsume covered in powdered silver with autumn grasses in delicate gold maki-e enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Takeuchi Kosai (born Kanazawa, 1944). Inside, a single gold goose flies across the mirror smooth Roiro black ground. It is 3 inches (8 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1414485 (stock #MOR7034)
The Kura
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A natural image of a seated elder from the Yasu River in Shiga prefecture seated on a purple silk cushion and enclosed in a collectors wooden box. It is 16 x 11 x 14 cm (7 x 4 x 5-1/2 inches) and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1980 item #1415275 (stock #MOR7053)
The Kura
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A serene image of the Goddess of Mercy Kannon found in a natural black stone from the Seta River inset into a hand carved hard-wood base and enclosed in a kiri-wood collectors box titled simply Setagawa-ishi (Seta River Stone). 19.5 cm (7-3/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1415493 (stock #MOR7058)
The Kura
$950.00
The mastery of Living National Treasure Kanamori Eiichi is obvious on this sublime orange-peel bronze vase inlayed with silver frets. It is signed with an incised signature on a silver tablet inset into the base, and retains the original shiori artist biography and shifuku signed wrapping cloth enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Gin-Zogan Jundo Kabin, ichi (One Silver Inlay Bronze Vase). It is 5 inches (13 cm) diameter, 6 inches (15.8 cm) tall and is in excellent condition. ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1418139 (stock #MOR7090)
The Kura
$375.00
A beautiful lacquered tray and matching bowl in the Wakasa lacquer tradition. Wakasa is a lacquer technique from Fukui prefecture near Kanazawa which started in the early Edo period (17th century) in which the beauty of the sea floor was depicted using layers of lacquer. This tray and bowl are hon-nuri; true multiple layers of lacquer and inclusions over a wood base polished down to reveal the pattern; a laborious and time consuming process. The bowl is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, the tray ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1418290 (stock #TCR7092)
The Kura
$450.00
Exquisite detail defines this large snow white porcelain okimono of a recumbent boar made in the Daigo kiln of Nabeshima, one of the preeminent porcelain production centers in Japan. It is 10 inches (25 cm) long and in excellent condition, stamped on the bottom Daigo-Saku (made by Daigo).
Nabeshima is an unusually high-quality porcelain Arita ware. It was produced in the town of Okawachi under the direction of the Nabeshima feudal lords throughout the Edo period. Production began around ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1418930 (stock #MOR7100)
The Kura
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Sakura blossoms begin to open among the draping branches of a weeping willow soughing in the breeze on this beautiful lacquer box by Inami Kirokusai enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Wajima Nuri Soshun Maki-e Suzuri Bako (Ink Stone Box of Early Spring Design from Wajima). The design is performed over highly polished black, the interior in nashiji with pine saplings in raised design around the ink stone and water dropper. It is 24.5 x 13 x 3 cm (10 x 5 x 1-1/2 inches) and in e...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1421673 (stock #TCR7819)
The Kura
$500.00
A luxurious plate with fluted rim speckled with gold flake within which soar two colorful phoenix by Eiraku Zengoro XVI enclosed in the original signed wooden box. 23.5 cm (9-1/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Eiraku Zengoro XVI (Sokuzen, 1917-1998) was born into the house of the 15th generation Eiraku Zengoro. However, losing his father at 15 he was immediately enrolled in the Kyoto School of Crafts and took over the family name in 1935. From 1937 to 1945 he fired from a k...
All Items : Artists : Glass : Pre 1980 item #1423239 (stock #MOR7836)
The Kura
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A lovely small but heavy glass bowl decorated with silver and gold foil by Iwata Toshichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the mid-century, post-war years. It is 9.5 cm (just less than 4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Iwata Toshichi (1893-1980) is considered to be the founding father of Modern glass making in Japan. He graduated the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, metal-craft department, in 1918, then proceeded to garner a BA in Western (Oil) Painting in 19...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1424048 (stock #MOR7850)
The Kura
$800.00
She pulls the hair over her shoulder in a single knot, arms covering her breast with a coquettish cock to her hip; a carving of aromatic camphor wood by Furukawa Junzo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled standing woman (Ritsujo). The facial expression is benign, yet the affection of the body confident without being overbearing. She is a modern woman, at home with herself and one with the world around her. The sculpture is It is 47.5 cm (18-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1424158 (stock #MOR7851)
The Kura
$650.00
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A life-size image of a carp moving languorously through the water, sunlight reflecting golden off its scales. The carving is of aromatic camphor wood, the same wood used for carving Shinto deities and other holy figures. It is by Kawahara Kazuo, and comes enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The lithe creature is 16 inches (40.5 cm) long. There is a slight abrasion to the tip of the dorsal fin, otherwise is in excellent condition.
Kawahara Kazuo (b. 1937) was born into a famil...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1424365 (stock #TCR7854)
The Kura
$2,250.00
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A fabulous Koro covered in damascened gold by Ibuse Keisuke enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nunome Zogan Jungin Koro (Damascene Pure Silver Incense Burner). It is 11 cm (4-1/2 inches) tall, 9.5 cm (3-3/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Ibuse Keisuke was born in Tokyo in 1930, and began his studies of metal arts in 1950 under Unno Takeo. By the late fifties he was exhibiting with the Kofukai (where he would later be awarded) as well as the Nitten National A...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1424683 (stock #MOR7858)
The Kura
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A large vase in the shape of archaic (Kofun Period, 5th century) helmet by Sano Hiroshi displayed at the 63rd Kofukai Exhibition in 1977 and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shikoro Kin-Kazari-Byo Tsuki Ao Kabuto (Blue Helmet with gold decorative rivets). It is 52 cm (20-1/2 inches) tall, 23 x 27 cm (9 x 10-1/2 inches) wide and in excellent condition.
Sano Hiroshi was born in Jūshiyama, Aichi prefecture in 1930, and graduated the Nagoya Municipal School of Crafts in 195...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1424724 (stock #MOR7859)
The Kura
$3,500.00
A pair of silvered bronze carp swim languidly alongside each other, or pass each other unperturbed in the torpid waters, the positioning is up to the viewer as they are placed freely on a large black lacquered stand. They come in the original age darkened wooden box signed by the artist Tansho, each wrapped in silk and nestled on its own tier. The larger fish is 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) long, the smaller 22.5 cm (9 inches) and both are in excellent condition, signed between their forward fins. ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1414474 (stock #TCR7031)
The Kura
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A large vase by Kiyomizu Rokubei VI covered in his signature Shikohanyo (Mixed Purple and Red) Glaze enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hogen-Toyo Kabin. It is 14-1/2 inches (36.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition dating circa 1960.
The Kiyomizu family potters managed one of the most productive workshops in Kyoto’s Gojozaka district throughout the second half of the Edo period. From the Meiji they began producing tableware for export and special pieces for government-s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1422815 (stock #TCR7826)
The Kura
$750.00
A daring pattern in black decorates the white body of this voluminous moon-jar shaped Tsubo dating from the post-war era (1953-1963)stamped on the base by the artist. The stylized seal appears to read Hiro, a common character in given names, or possibly Mitsuru. It is roughly 32.5 cm (13 inches) diameter, the same height, and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1414446 (stock #L151)
The Kura
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Scratches of ink form a precipitous landscape of jagged mountains on the paper surface of this scroll performed by Fujii Tatsukichi enclosed in a wooden box titled: Painted by the elder Tatsu, One Scroll, Mountain, Annotated by Eichi. It is framed in a silk border terminating in black lacquered rollers. It is 13-1/2 x 59 inches (34 x 149 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Kato Eichi (1899-1987) was a potter from Seto who trained under Tatsukichi. Several pieces by him formerly in the col...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1415707 (stock #MOR7063)
The Kura
$495.00
A pair of comb textured black lacquered boxes covered in autumn leaves by Misago Ryosai enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kuro Uchi-shu Bento (Black and Red Lunch Box). Outside the leaves vary from green to silver to gold to various shades of red. Inside is simply comb textured red. The base is smooth polished black, both boxes signed Ryo. Stored one inside the other, the larger box is 15.5 x 12 x 6.5 cm (6 x 4-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches), and both come wrapped in the original silk c...