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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380545 (stock #AOR6758)
The Kura
$850.00
Pines in rich pigments march down the page on this card by Kamisaka Sekka painted over silk gilded with genuine gold. It is 9-1/2 x 10-3/4 inches (24 x 27 cm). There are marks around the edges typical of handling.
Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) is the godfather of 20th century Japanese design and the Rimpa revival. He was born in Kyoto in 1866, one of six siblings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1380443 (stock #TCR5095)
The Kura
$2,200.00
White wisteria (fuji in Japanese) drape from the gilded rim of this Kutani vase signed from the pre-eminent Kaburaki (Kaburagi) studio dating from the opening of the 20th century. The imagery is exquisitely performed with over-glaze enamels on a pastel gray ground. The vase is large at 13 inches (33.5 cm) tall, 8-1/2 inches (22 cm) diameter and is in excellent condition, with some wear to the gold rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1380442 (stock #TCR6757)
The Kura
$1,375.00
Sale Pending
A cobalt landscape unfolds around the four sides of this porcelain vase made by Miura Chikusen and decorated by Mori Kinseki enclosed in the original double wood box dated 1919 and signed by both artists. It is 36 cm (14 inches) tall, 8.5 cm (3-1/4 inches) square and in excellent condition, retaining the original rose-wood base.
Mori Kinseki (1843-1921) was born the third son in a family of Inn owners in the hotsprings town of Arima, Hyogo prefecture...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380309 (stock #J030)
The Kura
$500.00
An album leaf mounted as a scroll featuring a small figure in a broad ink landscape. Ink on silk in a cloth border with ivory rollers. It is 21 x 44 inches (53.5 x 112 cm) enclosed in a period wood box. There is a crease in the center where it was once folded in the album. The rollers will be changed if shipping overseas...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380308 (stock #J005)
The Kura
$850.00
The scene is summer, and the sudare-reed-curtain billows slightly with a breeze as a girl plays a game of jacks in this image by important artist Nishiyama Suisho enclosed in an antique wooden box. Light color on silk with in a brocade border with ivory capped bone rollers. The scroll is 20-1/2 x 75 inches (52 x 190.5 cm) and in overall fine condition, with some minor wrinkles and handling marks...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380248 (stock #Z046)
The Kura
$375.00
Ink on paper in a silk border with dark wood rollers. 40 x 196 cm (16 x 77 inches). Minor wrinkles. The upper poem is by a priest of Daitokuji. Enclosed in a period wooden box. Tamura Gessho (1846-1918) was born in Hyogo at the end of the Edo period, real name Soryu. He was a Buddhist layman and close associate with many priests. His paintings decorate Kenninji Temple in Kyoto...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380219 (stock #L057)
The Kura
$595.00
A boat rides the current downstream under verdant hills on this scroll by Hirai Baisen enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Traveling by Boat in Midsummer. Thick pigment on paper in a cream colored silk border with flowering vines and featuring bone rollers. It is 16-1/2 x 82 inches (42 x 208 cm). Faint foxing and wrinkles. We can arrange restoration if desired...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380218 (stock #L007)
The Kura
$685.00
Pigment on silk in the original silk border with solid ivory rollers enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 25-1/2 x 86 inches (64.5 x 219 cm). Some minor marks, but overall very presentable. The rollers will be changed if exporting.
Hirai Baisen (1889-1969) graduated the Kyoto Municipal School of Fine Arts and was a regular exhibitor with the Bunten from 1907-1931. Having worked in any number of styles, he was a true Jiyu-gakka who excelled in the early years of his career...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380213 (stock #Z058)
The Kura
sold, thank you
An image of the lucky hammer and a mouse, both symbols of good fortune, signed an 80 year old Nantenbo. Ink on paper, remounted and restored revealing old damage. 27 x 57 inches (68 x 144 cm). It comes in a modern Kiri-wood box.
Nakahara Nantenbo, (Toju Zenchu, 1839-1925), did not start painting in earnest until he was already more than 65 years old...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380208 (stock #Z050)
The Kura
sold, thank you
Bright moon, Ink on paper in a paper frame with bamboo rollers in an old wood box annotated as belonging to the Asai family. It is 16 x 80 inches (41 x 203 cm). Moisture has loosened the mounting. Remounting can be arranged if desired.
Yamamoto Gempo (1866-1961) was born to a poor family in Wakayama at the end of the Edo period, he was left to die of exposure as a baby, but was found by a stranger and adopted into the childless Okamoto family. This was an auspicious start to a violent a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380207 (stock #Z048)
The Kura
$300.00
An unusual combination of two of his favorite themes. Ink on paper in a patterned silk border. Water stains in the upper left. Wrinkles. We can arrange cleaning and remounting if desired.
Nakahara Nantenbo, (Toju Zenchu), did not start painting in earnest until he was already more than 65 years old. Despite this relatively advanced age he was one of the most productive and important Zenga artists in the Meiji/Taisho era and without a doubt the best-known 20th century Zen painter in the W...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1380146 (stock #L081)
The Kura
$400.00
Ink and light color on paper in a silk border with bone rollers, 16 x 76-1/2 inches (41 x 194 cm). In relatively good condition but for minor wrinkles and some loss to the backing paper at the top near the roller bar. In a period-wood box. This is part of a collection of paintings from a Kyoto family with close ties to the literati world of the time assembled from the Meiji to early Showa eras.
Hirai Baisen graduated the Kyoto Municipal School of Fine Arts and was a regular exhibitor w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1380142 (stock #MOR6756)
The Kura
$800.00
Each covered bowl in this Meiji period set is uniquely decorated by the artist Tanaka Ikka, red and or transparent-red lacquer over powdered silver. Breathtaking, haunting, they glow with that soft color only age brings out in silver. On the bowls and lids are depicted Geese and grasses, Chickens, Horse and gourd (from the story of Chokwaro), iris and bridges (from Yatsuhashi in the Tales of Ise), and a lobster. Each scene is uniquely signed by the artist. Each bowl is 5 inches (13 cm) diame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1380097 (stock #MOR6755)
The Kura
$800.00
An square box made from an assortment of unusual Saya designs set between rosewood and containing a porcelain pot which would have contained ash and coals for lighting the pipe, and a covered bamboo tube for tapping out the pip. It s 6 x 6 x 4 inches (16.5 x 17 x 10 cm) and is in excellent condition. As traditional swords were converted to modern military mounts from the Meiji period on, the fancy and original old-world sword fittings became useless, and sometimes were saved by re-purposing th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1380069 (stock #TCR6754)
The Kura
$780.00
Ebisu and Daikoku, gods of fortune and wealth, ebullient in their task, pound out rice cakes in unglazed-porcelain miniature. The quality is superb, and each wears a serene expression, emenating joy. They are 5-1/2 x 6 x 7 inches (14 x 15 x 18 cm) and in prefect condition dating from the Meiji period, late 19th to early 20th century. Likely unglazed Kutani.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1379728 (stock #MOR6751)
The Kura
$1,800.00
An antique box inlayed with the hundreds of Manjirushi; Buddhist symbol of infinity, in fine mother of pearl. It is 8 x 5 x 5 inches (20 x 13 x 13 cm) and comes in an old black lacquered wooden box. There are many old repairs, attesting to its great age, likely hailing from the 17th century. The interior, where tea implements were likely stored, has been re-lacquered in some distant age.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1379575 (stock #TCR6750)
The Kura
$750.00
A set of three blue and white nesting bowls by Seifu Yohei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The largest is 22.5 cm (8-3/4 inches) diameter, 11 cm (4-1/4 inches) tall. There are scratches inside from use and stacking.
Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914) was the adopted son of Yohei II. Sent at the age of twelve to study painting under then the top Nanga artist Tanomura Chokunyu, he returned in 1865 due to illness. The next year he entered as an apprentice the Seifu studio, then under t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1379558 (stock #MOR4800)
The Kura
Price on Request
A large Edo period image of a seated priest in polychromed robes, his glass eyes half lidded, staring silently down in meditation. It is roughly 2 feet (60 cm) tall, 15 inches wide and in good original condition. 18th to 19th century made in the yosegi style of multiple pieces of wood, there is some separation over the right arm, and loss to the polychrome on his brightly colored Kesa. I believe it is likely Shoran Shonin.