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.
In accordance with the requests of local authorities our Kyoto gallery will be closed to visitors from April 14th until further notice.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1434621 (stock #TCR8010)
The Kura
$750.00
Sale Pending
A set of sake decanters in the shape of Split Bamboo Tea Whisks by the third generation Kiyomizu Rokubei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The artists stamp is clearly impressed into the nunome cloth-textured base. They are 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition dating from the mid 19th century.
Kiyomizu Rokubei III (1820-1883) was the second son of Rokubei II (1790-1860) and took over the family kiln at the age of 18 after his father retired in 1838. (His fa...
All Items : Artists : Metalwork : Pre 2000 item #1434459 (stock #MOR8009)
The Kura
Sale Pending
Bonji Buddhist characters in five rings of silver, gold and brass damascene decorate this Incense burner by Izumi Ryoichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kin-do Gorin-mon Koro. We see the number five in Buddhism and Bushido, With the elements Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Air, as well the famous treatise on fighting by Miyamoto Musashi is called the Book of Five Rings, and the stone stupa seen all over Japan called the Gorinto (Five part tower). This is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) dia...
All Items : Artists : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1434455 (stock #MOR8008)
The Kura
$950.00
Sale Pending
A very unusual hand beaten architectural vase by important post-war metal artist Mitsui Asoo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 40 cm (16 inches) tall, 18 cm (7 inches) wide and in excellent condition.
Mitsui Yasoo was born in Sano City, Tochigi prefecture North of Tokyo in 1910. He graduated the metal crafts department of the Tokyo School of Fine Arts in 1933, and was first accepted into the Teiten National Exhibition the following year. He would subsequently exhibit wi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1434420 (stock #TCR8007)
The Kura
$1,400.00
Sale Pending
A vibrant Asagao (Morning glory) in soft lavender opens up to the sun on this Tokkuri sake flask by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seika Asagao no Zu Shubin. It is 13.5 cm (5-1/2 inches) tall and in perfect 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 (Makuzu) ki...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1434419 (stock #MOR8006)
The Kura
$895.00
Sale Pending
A gorgeous Jubako stacking box of lacquered wood decorated with burgeoning grape vines in powdered gold maki-e dating from the 19th century enclosed in the original wooden storage box. Inside oxidized vermilion grants a sense of celebration, while the outside covered in polished black is the perfect back drop to the shimmering gold decoration. Assembled it is 24 x 26 x 31 cm (9-1/2 x 10-1/4 x 12 inches). Overall it is in very good condition, with some minor dings in the edges typical of use. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1434292 (stock #MOR8005)
The Kura
$850.00
A black lacquered katana-kake Samurai sword stand inlayed all over with mother of pearl forming a Chinese literati scene, birds in a plum tree, butterflies and scrolling vines. It is 50 x 18.5 x 37.5 cm (19-3/4 x 7-1/4 x 15 inches). Meiji period, 19th to early 20th century. This is an antique, and has been used, there are minor losses typical of age but nothing overtly detrimental and the lacquer is stable.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1434291 (stock #MOR8004)
The Kura
$700.00
A pair of small bronze rabbits on black lacquered round wood stand enclosed in the original signed wooden box. They are roughly 13 cm (5 inches) long and in fine condition, dating from the first half of the 20th century.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1434290 (stock #MOR8003)
The Kura
$650.00
A large and beautifully patinated hand formed Murashido bronze vase of smooth lobed form with evident hammer dimples on the shoulder creating depth enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 31 cm (12 inches) tall and in excellent condition. The play of colors across the surface is created with various natural chemical compounds while the metal is hot.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1434289 (stock #MOR8002)
The Kura
sold, with thanks!
A bronze censer in the shape of lotus petals by important 20th century bronze artist Katori Hozuma enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated an auspicious day in October of Showa 8 (1933). The Implement bears an incised signature inside the foot, and is 12 cm (4-1/2 inches) diameter, 15 cm (6 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Katori Hozuma (1874-1954) was born into a farming family in Inzai, Chiba prefecture, on the outskirts of Tokyo but was adopted into another family at ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1940 item #1434190 (stock #MOR8001)
The Kura
$1,380.00
An original form in woven bamboo by Yamamoto Shoen (Chikuryusai I) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Here bent bamboo poles from the framework wrapped in a fish-net lattice ending in a circular mouth. The box is signed Shoen, placing this work in the early Showa, between 1929 and 1945. The basket is 36.5 x 22 x 26.5 cm (14-1/2 x 8-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Yamamoto Chikuryusai I (1868-1945) was a bamboo artist of the early modern era in Osaka. Born ...
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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1434162 (stock #TCR8000)
The Kura
$2,000.00
Sale Pending
A quintessential tripod celadon incense burner capped with a Shishi (lion) finial by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 cm (4-1/2 inches) diameter, 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) tall and in perfect 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 (Makuzu) kiln as we know it to...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1434160 (stock #TCR7998)
The Kura
$1,500.00
Sale Pending
An incense burner in cloudlike colors by 20th century pottery legend Kusube Yaichi with solid silver lid by Muneyoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The silver Hoya (lid) in the shape of a myriad of overlapping butterflies is signed on the rim Muneyoshi. I believe that this is the Muneyoshi who was one of the top silver smiths working under the famous Takase Kozan. The Koro is 8.5 cm (3 inces) diameter, 10 cm (4 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Kusube Yaichi (1897-...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1434072 (stock #F099)
The Kura
Sold, thank you!
In a secluded hollow punctuated by a brisk cascade deer graze on grass tinged with fall color on this fabulous large autumnal scroll by Yamashita Chikusai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Pigment on silk with superb kinrande mounting featuring large bone rollers. The scroll is 37 x 78 inches (94 x 199 cm) and in perfect condition dating from the Taisho to early Sowa period (1920s).
Yamashita Chikusai (1885-1973) was born in Kyoto and studied under the important turn of the ce...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1434071 (stock #TCR7997)
The Kura
$865.00
Sale Pending
A diminutive shishi lion in typical crackled Ninsei style roars up at the sky, a beautifully made Kogo incense container by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan stamped on the base. 3 iches (7.5 cm) tall it comes enclosed in a custom made collectors wood box.
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 (Makuzu) kiln as we know ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1433739 (stock #ALR7996)
The Kura
$850.00
A boy in blue stands at the entrance of a woven bamboo wall surrounding a thatched cottage on this vertical landscape by the famed basket artist and literati Yamamoto Chikuryusai dated summer of 1921. Ink and light color on paper in a silk border with ivory rollers enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is in overall fine condition, with slight toning to the paper typical of age.
Yamamoto Chikuryusai I (1868-1945) was a bamboo artist of the early modern era in Osaka. Born in year...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1950 item #1433737 (stock #MOR7995)
The Kura
$1,750.00
A boat shaped basket of delicately woven bamboo with looping, crossed handles by Yamamoto Chikuryusai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 43 x 20 x 27 cm (17 x 8 x 11 inches). The chords on the box are frayed, otherwise all is in great condition.
Yamamoto Chikuryusai I (1868-1945) was a bamboo artist of the early modern era in Osaka. Born in year one of the Meiji era to the Yanagi clan, his former Samurai family hailed from Yodo, a castle town between Osaka and Kyoto. He la...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1433353 (stock #TCR7995)
The Kura
$850.00
Sale Pending
A small ceramic container called Kogo for incense in the Ninsei style by Miyagawa Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) long and in excellent condition, with the original stamped wrapping cloth.
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 (Makuzu) kiln as we know it today was ...