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 : 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1422729 (stock #TCR7825)
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Taking a break from Easter, a very unusual white Koro incense burner in the shape of a long-eared rabbit by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Koro and dated Taisho 4 (1915). It is 15 x 14 x 11 cm (6 x 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches) and is in excellent 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 Miya...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1422595 (stock #ANR7824)
The Kura
$4,500.00
Karako children clamber over the benign white creature dominating the two gold panels of this mid Edo period anonymous screen. The depiction is in the eccentric style of Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754-1799), a painter of the Maruyama School, known for his versatility and eclectic/humorous depictions. Pigment on gold, it is 75 x 67 inches (190 x 170.5 cm). There are many old repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1422519 (stock #TCR7823)
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A classic Gu vase of exquisite white porcelain by Miura Chikusen enclosed in the original signed double-wood box. It is 13-1/4 inches) tall, 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) diameter at the rim and in excellent condition. 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 see the book ‘Tea of the Sages: The Art of Sencha’ by Patricia Graham (1998).
Miura Chikusen I ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1422430 (stock #TCR7822)
The Kura
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Not quite the Easter Bunny, but perhaps close to an Easter Egg, the design on this vase is both classical and modern, reminiscent of Kenzan and his use of patterns and colors, surmounted by a sometsuke underglaze blue dragon among roiling cobalt clouds. The pot dates from the late 19th to early 20th century, classic Meiji period but for the unusually bright and cheerful rows of yellow, blue and green florals on red. The dragon blends with the clouds, with a single gold line delineating his bod...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1422116 (stock #TCR7821)
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A very unusual small bottle of fired raw earth with a surface pattern like a stripped palm tree hailing from Kyushu or the southern islands of Japan enclosed in an old wooden box. A label on the front of the box reads Karatsu Urigata Furidashi (Gourd Shaped Candy Bottle) while a label on bottom of the box describes it as a Karatsu Ko-Tokkuri or Small Sake Flask. A furidashi is a bottle used to hold kompeito, a traditional Japanese sugar sweet served with tea. Either way this is likely a found...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1421673 (stock #TCR7819)
The Kura
$500.00
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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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1421313 (stock #TCR7118)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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 : 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...