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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Hand painted Tea Tray by Kawakita Kaho, Butterflies

Hand painted Tea Tray by Kawakita Kaho, Butterflies


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1940: Item # 1439293

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The Kura
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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
tel.81-75-201-3497
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 $400.00 
An exquisite tray of clear grained kiri wood cut very thin and perfectly joined with a hanchiku (diseased bamboo) rim painted with butterflies by Kawakita Kaho enclosed in the original signed wooden box. On the underside of the storage box is a stamp containing the character Yama (mountain) likely by the Sashimono-shi craftsman who created the tray. The tray is 22.5 cm (9 inches) square and in perfect condition. Kawakita kaho (1875-1940) was boorn in Kyoto and studied painting under the Great 19th century master Kono Bairei and Kikuchi Hobun. He frequently exhibited at the Bunten/Teiten National Exhibitions where he garnered several prizes and eventually served as a juror. He is remembered for scenes from Japanese legends depicted in a mixture of Shijo-style and Western realism.