The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Thank you to everyone for their patience during the last few months since the Kumamoto Earthquake. Robert has been working with disaster relief group IDRO Japan in the earthquake affected areas of Kumamoto, and this has caused some delays in listing, messaging and shipping. Now back in the gallery and actively seeking new stock. For more on these efforts see IDRO Japan on Facebook.
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 #1372838 (stock #ALR6646)
The Kura
$1,200.00
Honda Tenjo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seven Great Men. Ink on paper in a superlative silk mounting with ivory rollers (they will be changed if exporting). It is 26 x 85-1/2 inches (66.5 x 217 cm) and is in excellent condition. Honda Tenjo (1867-1946), born in Tokyo, initially studied western painting for five years under Kondo Katsumi before moving to Nihonga under Kano Hogai. Along with Okakura Shusui and Oka Fuho was to be called the four pillars of the Hogai Studio...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1372684 (stock #MOR6643)
The Kura
sold, thank you
The founder of Zen Buddhism, the Daruma, rests at ease on the deck of this small boat cast of bronze, the figure covering an opening in qhich would have been burnt incense. It comes in an old Kiri-wood box titled KOdo Fune-Jinbutsu Koro (Old Bronze Boat and Human Incense Burner). It is 8-3/4 inches (23.5 cm) long and in fine condton.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372683 (stock #ALR6642)
The Kura
$3,400.00
A most exciting find, a scroll by five of the greatest scholar-painters of the Meiji period, Tanomura Chokunyu, Suzuki Hyakunen, Tomioka Tessai, Nyoi Sanjin and Yamanaka Shinten-o; all of whom resided in Kyoto during the Meiji period. Ink on paper in a brown cloth border befitting the Daoist figures. It comes in an annotated by by Tessai from 1911. The scroll is 29-1/4 x 75-1/2 inches (74 x 192 cm) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372682 (stock #ALR6641)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A museum quality work by 19th century great Oda Kaisen featuring vines burgeoning with ripe fruit under the epitaph “Painted on a muggy date (possibly “by moonlight” as the term keigetsu refers) in 1840”. Ink on silk in brass colored Satin patterned with tendrils of mist and featuring white piping in the Mincho style and ivory rollers typical of literati painting of the 19th century. It is 18-3/4 x 72-3/4 inches (47.5 x 184.5 cm) and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1372370 (stock #MOR6640)
The Kura
$475.00
A pair of Heiji offering vases of turned wood covered in black lacquer under vermilion in the Negoro style. They are 9-1/4 inches (23.5 cm) tall each, and in overall fine condition, dating from the 19th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1372295 (stock #ALR6639)
The Kura
$2,350.00
Daizaburo enclosed in the original signed double wood box titled Shunsho (Spring Night). Pigment on silk between an Ichimonji patterned with chrysanthemum and maple leaves in a pale border of geometric patterns extended in fresh green silk and featuring solid ivory rollers (these will be changed if exported). It is 64.5 x 142 cm (25-1/2 x 56 inches) and is in overall very fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1372294 (stock #TCR6638)
The Kura
$300.00
A pair of Aka-e Sometsuke vases decorated with floral patterns under red curtains dating from the mid to later 19th century. Each is 28.5 cm (11-1/2 inches) tall. One has a glaze flaw about the rim filled with silver. It is not cracked inside.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1372259 (stock #TCR6637)
The Kura
sold, thank you
An Aka-e Kinsai Incense Burner in the shape of a basket-work cage enclosed in an old wooden box. It is 14 x 14.5 cm (roughly 5-1/2 inches) square at the base, 19 cm (7-1/2 inches) tall and in overall very good condition with one small crack in the side (see close-up photos).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372144 (stock #ANR6630)
A spectacular pair of screens dating from the later Edo period by Nakanishi Koseki depicting the full moon rising beyond ragged plum branches laden with blossoms, and water flowing past an ancient pine encrusted with linghi mushrooms. Ink and light pigment on paper with applied gold flake. The set has been completely remounted in a patterned green silk border with black lacquered frame backed in sturdy blue cloth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372143 (stock #ANR6630)
A spectacular pair of screens dating from the later Edo period by Nakanishi Koseki depicting the full moon rising beyond ragged plum branches laden with blossoms, and water flowing past an ancient pine encrusted with linghi mushrooms. Ink and light pigment on paper with applied gold flake. The set has been completely remounted in a patterned green silk border with black lacquered frame backed in sturdy blue cloth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1372019 (stock #MOR6627)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A table of turned wood from the folk industry of Korea dating from the 19th century. This is a rare find, even in Korea, where very little remained after years of warfare and rebuilding. Traditionally with four joined legs called a soban, this type turned from a roundel is quite unusual. It is 35 cm (14 inches) diameter. There are some minor insect damages.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1372017 (stock #TCR6626)
The Kura
$1,300.00
A lovely roku-yu glazed form from the kilns of Korea mounted on a tri-pronged rosewood stand and enclosed in a period kiri-wood box. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall plus the stand. There are minor chips about the rim. An excellent piece for use in the tea room. Likely 15th to early 17th centuries (Possibly later Goryeo likely early Joseon).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1372016 (stock #MOR6625)
The Kura
$2,500.00
An antique Japanese saddle pad covered with a Korean tapestry of two frolicking lion-dogs in green and white. It features gilded leather piping (which has come loose in some places, see photos), and typical Japanese backing cloth with deer-leather ties. The pad is roughly 116 x 56 cm (46 x 22 inches). Exceptionally rare,
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1371898 (stock #TCR6624)
The Kura
$2,700.00
Sale Pending
A large porcelain vase covered in olive green upon which grows a rush of white bamboo and a brief epitaph by Miura Chikusen I enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating to the late Meiji or early Taisho period. It is 15 inches (37.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. The box has much darkened with age. Works of this size by Chikusen, who largely specialized in the minute world of Sencha ware are quite rare...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1700 item #1371796 (stock #MOR6622)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A rare 17th century Japanese Lacquer table performed in the Nanban style exhibited in 1972 at the Kyoto National Museum (including paperwork from the museum). Overall it is in excellent condition, enclosed in an older wooden storage box. It is 12 x 17 x 14 inches (31 x 43 x 36 cm)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1370979 (stock #TCR6620)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A Ninsei image of a bearded courtier leaning against an armrest in white robes decorated with winged crests by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The upper part of the body lifts off to reveal the incense chamber. Outside the box is titled Koro, Inside is written Ninsei Jinbutsu-Kon (Opening Ninsei Figure) and signed A relic remaining by the 75 year old man followed by the signature of the second generation. Kozan I died at the age of 75...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1370589 (stock #TCR6621)
The Kura
$1,900.00
Pines grow stoultly on hillocks surrounding a lae sheltered in the mountains decorating the body of ths sometsuke porcelain by Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Outside the box is titled Kabin (vase), Inside is written Seika Sansui-ga It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1370486 (stock #TCR6619)
The Kura
$985.00
A very unusual Suzuri Ink grinding stone made of pottery in the shape of a Tori-gate through which is visible the rising sun. The piece has been well protected inside a silk lined padded cloth bag and encased in a wooden box. It is signed on the back (illegible). The piece measures 8 x 8-1.2 inches (20 x 21.5 cm) and is in excellent condition