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 #1440553 (stock #MOR8080)
The Kura
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Gold willows drape over the highly unusual silver-tinged blue lacquer surface of this water container by Tonami Sosai II enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Uwajima Nuri Seigin Yanagi Te-oke Mizusashi (Silver Blue Uwajima Lacquer, Willow, Bucket Shaped Mizusashi). The outside is a shimmering blue tinged with silver, while inside is black covered in powdered silver flake. A striking combination. The willow is delicately depicted in tendrils of gold about the circumference, on the lid and on the handle with highlights on the trunk of kirigane applied gold. It is 22.5 cm (8-3/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Tonami Sosai II (1918-2004) was born in Kanazawa city, , although raised in the world of lacquer ware, began his artistic career studying Nihonga (Japanese style painting) under Hatakeyama Kinsei. In 1950 he returned to the family business, studying under his father the first generation Sosai as well as his cousin Oba Shogyo who would later be named a living National Treasure for Maki-e. He exhibited with the National Traditional Crafts Exhibition among others, and received the Nihon Kogeikai Kaicho prize there in 1984.
All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1439335 (stock #MOR7837)
The Kura
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 : Artists : Metalwork : Pre 2000 item #1438663 (stock #MOR8069)
The Kura
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A large white bronze Koro by Tsuda Eiju exhibited at the 14th Nitten in 1982. It is published in the catalog for that year, and comes with the Nitten card upon which it is pictured. The creature is 45 cm (18 inches) tall, 30 cm (12 inches) wide and in excellent condition. Tsuda Eiju (1915-2001) studied under Tsuda Shinobu (1875-1946) eventually becoming his heir. He was accepted into and awarded at the Nitten National Exhibition many times including the Hokutosho prize.