The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1287712 (stock #TCR4833)
The Kura
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The unlikely friend Kanzan and Jitoku are seen enjoying an outing fishing on the sides of this bowl by Eiraku Zengoro XIV (Tokuzen/Myozen) and Okamoto Shuseki enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition.
The box bears the stamps used by the two 14th generation heads of the Eiraku family, Tokuzen (1853-1909) and his wife Myozen (1852-1927)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1287459 (stock #TCR4831)
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A snail ascends the side of this very unusual basket shaped vase by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan. It is 11 inches (27.5 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in fine condition, stamped on the base Makuzu. It comes in a quality modern Kiri-wood box. I believe the shape is that of an eel basket...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1286694 (stock #ALR4829)
The Kura
$2,950.00
A superb rendering of two dragons vying in a darkened sky signed Eitoku Fujiwara Mitsunori and attributable to Tosa Mitsunori. It is 34 x 94 inches (86 x 239 cm) and has been restored at considerable expense. The mounting is green silk patterned with stormy waves extended with beige, and it features huge bone rollers. This has Mitsunori’s famous dark wet washes, a signature of his work and work of the Tosa School in the Momoyama to early Edo period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1286520 (stock #ALR4828)
The Kura
$950.00
18th century Ukiyo-e painting of a hawk in vivid colors signed Tomiyasu (Fu-an). It is performed in light pigment on silk, mounted in Edo period cloth with bone rollers. It measures 16 x 68 inches (41 x 173 cm) and comes enclosed in a wooden box. There are references to an Ukiyo-e artist (or family) active from the early to mid Edo period (1680s to 1760s) named Fu-an, no specific dates.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1286250 (stock #TCR4826)
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A pair of unique three part tokkuri by Taniguchi Chojiro consisting of a top, which turned upside down forms the cup, a central ring on which the cup rests, and the bottle, which, when assembled, make the form of a temple bell. These are made after the infamous bell of Hokoji Temple which provided (a rather lame) excuse for Tokugawa Ieyasu to crush the Toyotomi family and claim the country for his own, therefore beginning the Tokugawa Dynasty which ruled Japan for over 250 years...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1286248 (stock #ANR4825)
The Kura
$3,200.00
Deer are started from their rest in the Autumn grasses by travelers in this early to mid Edo (late 17th to 18th century) 6 panel screen. It is performed with mineral pirments on paper with applied gold and silver inside clouds of gold and silver flake. It has been completely restored at some time in the distant past. The scene is bordered in gold paper piping within a dark blue patterned silk border and an austere raw wood frame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1286150 (stock #SAR4823)
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A fine Murasaki Odoshi Kuro Nuri Nimai Do Tosei Gusoku with a 28 plate Kabuto with 5 lame Shikoro featuring a genuine Edo p. Moon Shaped gilded Maedate. Me-no-shita Ho with 4 tier nodokake and a great moustache. 7 piece Chu-sode and a Nimai Nuinobe-do from which are suspended 7 rows of Gessan. All is laced with the same murasaki-chord and the sangu are matching blue cloth. We have additional photographs of the armor if you would like to see more details.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1286043 (stock #ALR4822)
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A makimono recording beheadings and killing of criminals in Bunkyu 2 and 3 (1862-3) during the waning days of the Edo Shogunate. 22 killings are recorded, some giving names of the executed, and personal details of tehm, their crimes, and locations of the body. Others seem to be an Edo era crime scene investigation recording only the events of bodies found and suspected of being killed in the perpetration of a crime...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1285968 (stock #SAR4821)
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An Edo period Me-no-shita ho mask of iron in Sabiji nuri with black and red silk lacing, and a broad mustache over a sweeping snarl of teeth. Inside is lacquered red, outside russet lacquer and the nodokake is lacquered black. There are some chips to the lacquer in the kiritsuke kozane throat defense, but is overall in very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1285967 (stock #MOR4820)
The Kura
$3,000.00
A silver Shishi Lion Looks Sheepishly back, a rope and bell pulling around the edge of the lid of this fine rust colored antique suzuri-bako writing box. Inside, on the other end of the rope, is a badger like creature in blue on silver flecked black. It contains a silver Suiteki in the shape of a flying crane set into a silver base and a red-lacquered ink-stone. The box is 20 x 24 x 4 cm and in fine condition, dating from the mid 19th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1285834 (stock #MOR4818)
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A silver rabbit and large solid bronze figure of the young god O-kuninushi no Mikado by Oshima Joun on a black lacquered stand enclosed in the original signed and red lacquered wooden box with separate compartments for the table and figure. Here we see O-kuninushi seated beside his bundle of belongings, hand extended in benevolence to the meak creature. The box is titled O-kuninushi Go-Zo, Go Okimono, Tobu Oshimia Joun Sakku followed by a ka-o signature...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1285574 (stock #ALR4816)
The Kura
$625.00
A dragon rises in the tempest, one clawed foot reaching through the storm for the prize; a fine representation by Meiji artist Ueshima Hozan enclosed in a period wooden box. Performed with ink on silk, the scene is mounted in cloud patterned green brocade extended with beige. Overall in fine condition, there is some dirtiness along the roller bar. It is 20 x 77 inches (50 x 196 cm) and comes enclosed in a period wooden box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1285484 (stock #MOR4814)
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A bronze plack by Teishitsu Gigei-in Hirata Muneyuki depicting the Meiji Emperor surmounted by the imperial Chrysanthemum and mounted in an austere Kiri-wood frame, enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Meiji Tenno Go Son Zo (humble image of his Majesty the Meiji Emperor). Top and bottom of the frame are regal purple chords ending in tassels, and it is backed with Sarasa-cloth patterned with phoenix dials. It is 30 x 39 cm (12 x 15 inches) and is in fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1285243 (stock #AOR4813)
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Superb silk wraps this extensive sumi-e study of the summer garden accented with gold by Tamamura Hokuto enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Saien no Maki. Ink washes and gold on paper mounted with gilded piping, the rollers are either glass or crystal. It is 15-1/2 inches (39 cm) x almost 30 feet (9 meters) long and is in fine condition.
Tamamura Hokuto (Zennosuke, 1893-1951) was born in Kyoto to a family dealing in wooden shoes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1285167 (stock #MOR4811)
The Kura
$1,800.00
A pair of small lacquered boxes with solid silver rims decorated with cranes and turtles without, waves and clouds within, and enclosed in the original wooden box stamped Zohiko. The Turtle is performed on ro-iro polished black with mother of pearl and raised gold maki-e. The Rimpa style cranes are mother of pearl and gold with black legs. The boxes are 6-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 3 inches (16.5 x 14 x 7 cm) and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1285091 (stock #TCR4810)
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A small Wangata bowl decorated with falling maple leaves designed by Imao Keinen and enclosed in the original wooden box. It is 4 inches (10 cm) diameter, 2-1/2 inches (6 cm) tall. There is a hairline crack in the bowl (see close-up photos).
Imao Keinen (1845-1924) was born in Kyoto, and initially schooled in the Ukiyoe style before becoming a pupil of Suzuki Hyakunen, from whom he received his name. Master of many styles, he was a member of the Imperial Art Committee and Imperial Art A...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1285003 (stock #TCR4809)
The Kura
$450.00
A unique square handled shino plate dating from the late Edo to Meiji period with rope-like rim. It is roughly 8 inches (20 cm) square and in fine condition, enclosed in a period wooden storage box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1284801 (stock #ALR4806)
The Kura
$660.00
A traveler wanders open roads through horrendous crags, the promise of arrival and companionship hidden beyond the hills in a quiet dwelling. This is a wonderful ink on silk image by Tanaka Hakuin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Largely leafless trees indicate late winter. It is wrapped in a green silk border with pale piping terminating in bone rollers. It is 22-1/2 x 51 inches (56.5 x 130 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Tanaka Hakuin (1865-1934) was born in Suruga, mo...