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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1434290 (stock #MOR8003)
The Kura
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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 : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1434189 (stock #F106)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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 : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1433353 (stock #TCR7995)
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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 ...
All Items : Artists : Folk Art : Contemporary item #1433351 (stock #MOR7994)
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A dark bamboo basket offering various plating techniques and a nice contrast between the flat angular bamboo handle and round tamasudare weave of the body signed on the base Chikubisai and enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 25 cm diameter, 32 cm tall and is in excellent condition.
Ishida Masaichi (Chikubisai II) was born in Kyoto in 1934, and learned the art of basketry under his father Chikubisai I. His work has been exhibited throughout his long career, garnering more t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1433226 (stock #MOR7993)
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An extensive amount of gold has been expended in the repair of this Joseon period White Korean Jar with elevated rim cascading to a narrow shoulder and slender waste, tapering dramatically at the base. It dates from the 18th to 19th century, and was once shattered and has been re-assembled using lacquer and gold powder. It is 16 inches (41 cm) tall and a striking object which will certainly garner a lot of attention.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1432396 (stock #TCR7991)
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Bright over-glaze enamels decorate this Kanmuri (court-cap) shaped Koro incense burner by Saito Kairaku enclosed in the original signed wooden box and dating from the early 20th century. This is a classic court cap style which came to Japan in the earliest of times based on the native headwear of the Han Chinese. It bears both the Saga and Kairaku stamps of Saito Kairaku on the base. The Koro measures 18 x 16 x 18 cm (7-1/4 x 6-1/2 x 7-1/4 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Saga ya...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1432370 (stock #TCR7990)
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A cauldron shaped vessel on three stub legs with beast head handles by legendary ceramist and glaze master Kusube Yaichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. On the lid a Koma-inu roars, one foot on a ball, the fragrant incense vapors allowed to escape between his front legs. 10.5 cm tall, 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) diameter, and is in excellent condition.
Kusube Yaichi (1897-1984) was born in the Higashiyama District of Kyoto, and entered the Kyoto Ceramic Research Facility in 1912, est...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1432325 (stock #MOR7984)
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A large and important work by Miyanaga Kozan of overall raw clay in a Nanban style with drips of color featuring a tiny colorful crab crawling out of a hollow in the base. It is 30.5 cm (12 inches) tall and in excellent condition, in an age darkened wooden collectors box titled Makuzu Yaki Kabin, Miyagwa Kozan Sei followed by a very large stamp. This is a rarity!
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 imp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1432162 (stock #TCR7988)
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A tripod koro with custom silver lid and rosewood stand by Miura Chikusen II enclosed in a wooden box dated early Autumn 1920 signed by Ume, the mother of the second generation head of the family who died young that year. The white porcelain is roughly 15 cm (6 inches) tall on the stand, 10 cm (4 inches) diameter. This type of Sinophile work was very popular throughout the Meiji and Taisho periods, and Sencha steeped tea had a profound impact on Japanese culture at the time. For more on that s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1432120 (stock #TCR7986)
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A set of six small uniquely shaped bowls in matt green “Rokan-yu” glaze by Seifu Yohei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Each is roughly 5.5 cm )2 inches) diameter and all are in excellent condition.
Seifū Yohei IV (Seizan: 1872-1946) was born the second son of Seifū Yohei III (1851-1914). He studied literati-style painting under Tanomura Shōsai (1845-1909), a son of Tanomura Chokunyū, in Osaka for three years. In 1914, he succeeded to the head of the family and produce...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1432119 (stock #MOR7985)
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An exquisite natural branch of dark gnarled wood in the form of a reishi mushroom lovingly polished and preserved with a faded purple silk chord wrapped around the stem. It is 17 inches (43 cm) long and in excellent condition, enclosed in an old lacquered wooden box with a nobori-kiri crest in gold on the lid.
Nyoi (Chinese Ruyi) is a ceremonial scepter or talisman used by and seen in Buddhist and Daoist art an cultural references. It likely originated from Sanskrit anuruddha "a ceremon...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1432064 (stock #MOR7983)
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A pair of red and silver iron lotus flowers with long handles serving as Buddhist candle-stands, the light rising from within the sacred flower. Overall raw iron, the coloration of the flower petals is from silver and red lacquer. Each is 26.5 cm (10-1/2 inches) long and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1432000 (stock #L137)
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Rich autumn colors dye the forest surrounding a viewing platform on this silk painting by Kono Shuson enclosed in a signd wooden box titled Maple Brocade Mountains. Pigment on silk in a cloth border, The scroll is 49.5 x 183 cm (19-1/2 x 72 inches) and in excellent condition. Kono Shuson (1890-1987) Born in Ehime, he studied Nanga from 18 in Kyoto under Tajika Chikuson, becoming a founding member of the Nihon Nanga-in in 1921, eventually serving as the governor from 1960. He also was exhibite...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1431999 (stock #MOR7982)
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Suwa Sozan was known best for his impeccable celadons, and was one of only five potters ever recognized with the status of Teishitsu Gigei-In (Member of the Imperial Art Academy). Lesser known is his predilection for lacquerware. An ardent Literatus and Sinophile, Sozan would try his hand at various art forms, including painting, calligraphy, carved lacquer, inlayed lacquer, porcelain and pottery. Here we have a table in the Ming style of raden (mother of pearl) decoration. Mother of pearl c...