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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1421313 (stock #TCR7118)
The Kura
$400.00
Sale Pending
A fine Tetsu-yu glazed ceramic Cha-ire for powdered tea with the original Zogei lid wrapped in a brocade bag and enclosed in a fine Kiri-wood box. The characters “Raku” are stamped into the side, and in the raw clay of the base is impressed the seal Ishiharu. It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall, roughly 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condtion.
Kato (Houyuken) Sekishun (1870-1943) was a well known potter in the Raku tradition. His father had been a potter for the Niwa-yak...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1421288 (stock #TCR7117)
The Kura
$300.00
Sale Pending
Dark glaze splashed with white drapes over the raw clay of this unusually shaped Chaire Tea Container covered with the original Zogei Lid and wrapped in a brocade bag enclosed in the original buck-skin bound Kiri-wood box signed Gorei and named (appears to be) Yosetsu (lingering Snow). On the base is carved Nippon Taisho Gorei Sei (Made by Gorei in Taisho Japan (1911-1925). It is 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1421217 (stock #TCR7115)
The Kura
$850.00
Sale Pending
A Breathtaking Namako Glazed Tea-leaf storage jar with black lacquered Kiri-wood bung ad antique cloth cover dating from the 19th century enclosed in an age darkened period wooden box of thick kiri-wood titled Go-Cha-Tsubo. A multi-colored veil drips over dark glaze with raw sandy earth revealed about the foot. An Orange net bag has been added at a later date. It is 8-1/2 inches (21 cm) tall, roughly 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Judging by the clay this is likely from...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1421040 (stock #TCR7116)
The Kura
$535.00
A haunting white cup with gold glimmering on the rim where tiny repairs have been made wrapped in a patterned blue silk pouch and enclosed in a dark kiri-wood box. It is 8 cm (just over 3 inches) diameter, 5 cm (2 inches) tall. This is likely from the elusive kilns of Tsushima, a large island lying midway between Nagasaki and Busan in Korea. Tsushima Yaki carries the characteristics of both traditional Korean and Japanese pottery. Although pottery has been made there since pre-historic times...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1420882 (stock #MOR7114)
The Kura
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A lovely antique tray carved from a flattened roundel of bamboo, the upper inner surface with the remnants of a poem in gold calligraphy glowing softly on the dark surface, the outside retaining much of the original texture of the root. Both ends are the natural walls within the bamboo segments. It is 35 x 19 x 3 cm (14 x 7-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition. The gold glazed teapot visible for size comparison in the photographs is by the young female artist Li Tsz Mei.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1420881 (stock #MOR7113)
The Kura
$170.00
A beautiful antique carved lotus leaf spoon used in the service of steeped tea hand carved from rose wood. Carved smooth on the inwardly curled surface, the outside is chiseled with leaf veins. The undulating form is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) long and in excellent condition. For more on Sencha and its influence on Japanese culture see the authoritative "Tea of the Sages: The Art of Sencha" by Patricia Jane Graham (1998).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1420528 (stock #MOR7111)
The Kura
$950.00
The Original Flak Jacket, an Edo period brigandine vest of iron kikko plates sewn over layers of rough hemp covered with leather. This type of inner armor was called a Manchira or Katabira, and the hexagonal iron plates are called Kikko (turtle shells). Excellent for absorbing a blow, as the impact would be spread out over the various plates. Some minor losses to the white sashiko strings between the plates, and a dark rust colored stain inside the left side, otherwise in very good condition....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1420525 (stock #MOR7110)
The Kura
$790.00
A rare set of Han-gote forearm protection in tsutsu-gote style of hinged russet iron plates joined to the hand protection by extremely close-knit chain mail. This is mounted on blue silk with designs in couched silver thread over layers of rough hemp bound with dyed deer skin. Top quality, made to fit an adult, in overall fine condition.
Kote ordinarily attach to the armor, covering from the shoulder, sometimes even with extra protection for the arm pit, however these are made to cover ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1420247 (stock #ANR7109)
A superb scene of a deep forest lakeshore titled Aki-Itaru (Autun Solstice) by Sasaki Shunka exhibited at the 1936 Bunten National Exhibition. Geese take flight from the placid waters, silently lifting into the air beyond the trees on thier long journey south. The grasses have dried, and the leaves are like yellow gems hanging from the branches. Pigment on silk, the scene has been completely remounted reflecting the original style, and is ready for another hundred years. The screen is 68-1/2 ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1419793 (stock #ANR7108)
The Kura
$2,900.00
A dark lush corner of the garden lights up with white flowers surrounding a water basin on this moss-covered scene by Kawamura Kokyo dating from the early Showa period (c. 1930). Completely remounted on a new frame utilizing antique silk border reflecting the original. The screen is 157 x 153 cm tall. (62 inches x 5 feet tall) and is in excellent condition.
Kawamura Kokyo was born in Otsu, Shiga prefecture in the vast lakeside plain adjoining Kyoto in 1913, real name Shoji. He studied t...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1419792 (stock #MOR7107)
The Kura
$580.00
An elegant design of Rimpa style pine boughs growing out over a burnished red-range dome creates the lid for this Hinode Kashibachi (Rising Sun Sweets Dish) enclosed in the original wooden box dating from the early 20th century. The elongated branch itself is lead, with mother of pearl, silver and gold powders applied to the surface. Inside is textured black with swirling patterns in the lacquer and blossoms in mother of pearl. It is 20 cm (8 inches) in overall fine condition with some loss t...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1419479 (stock #TCR7106)
The Kura
$1,600.00
Bamboo grows thick and sturdy on this Akaji Kin-Gin-Sai style of gold and silver glaze over red-glazed porcelain vase by Eiraku Zengoro XVI enclosed enclosed in the original signed wooden box bearing an annotation by 13th head of the Omotesenkei School of tea Sokuchusai (1901-1979). It is 32 cm (12-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condtion,
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 immedi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1419478 (stock #TCR7105)
The Kura
$850.00
A beautifully formed bowl with a hakeme brush stroke surrounding the outside, the textured red clay impressed with designs which are filled with slip over a pale gray glaze known as Mishima ware. The stamp on bottom is that of Eiraku Hozen, 11th head of the Eiraku line. It comes wrapped in a silk cloth in a period Kiri-wood storage box. It is 13.3 cm (5-1/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. A similar bowl in this style sold at Christies in May 2017 for 1,750 GBP.
Eiraku Zen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1419391 (stock #TCR7104)
The Kura
$760.00
Sale Pending
Tiny repairs of gold glint along the rim of this misshapen wan-gata bowl from the Utsutsukawa tradition of Nagasaki. The bowl comes with a silk pouch enclosed in an old wooden box. There is a kutsuki on one side, where it adhered to something else in the kiln. The bowl is 12 x 10.5 x 6.5 cm (4-3/4 x 4-1/8 x 2-1/2 inches) and is in overall fine condition, dating from the 19th century.
Utsutsukawa-yaki originated in Nagasaki in the late 17th century. It is said it began when Tanaka Gyobu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1419149 (stock #MOR7103)
The Kura
$430.00
An unusual deep Negoro Tray dating from the later half of the Edo period enclosed in a custom made collectors box. It is 36.5 cm (14-1/2 inches) square, 9 cm (3-3/4 inches) deep. There is a crack in the bottom, and minor chips typical of use.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1419148 (stock #MOR7102)
The Kura
$865.00
A bold floral pattern in black and red on has been carved through to reveal the pale cream-colored base on this striking serving tray by Ikeuchi Kaho. Below is a near matte black lacquer. It is 38 cm (15 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. This is a well known design style by the artist. It comes in a custom made cloth-bound box.
Ikeuchi Kaho (1903-1967) was a lacquere artist trained in the carved lacquer tradition of Kagawa prefecture. He exhibited with the Bunten and Nitten...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1940 item #1419049 (stock #MOR7101)
The Kura
$650.00
A long wooden carving in the shape of a Buddhist dust whisk enclosed in a wooden box titled Mokkoku Hosu or Wooden Whisk with a poem written insde. The Japanese language description of this implement is Hosu and is more properly referred to in English as a ‘dust-whisk’, or ‘fly whisk’ in reference to its primary function of gently brushing away insects, although the word ‘fly’ does not appear in the original Chinese language title. The Buddha, his disciples and Bodhisattvas are oft...
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...