The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
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Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1960 item #1383963 (stock #MOR6784)
The Kura
$1,200.00
Bands of color and shattered gold leaf swirl around the fluted form of this large bowl by Iwata Toshichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled “Flower”. It is 13 inches (33 cm) diameter, 7 inches (17.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. A strikingly similar piece sold in Christies Nov. 2011 for 2250 GBP.
Iwata Toshichi (1893-1980) is considered to be the founding father of Modern glass making in Japan...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #1383906 (stock #MOR6783)
The Kura
$650.00
Opaque white glass with raised yellow palm leaves on a milk white glass base dating from the 1920s or 1930s reflecting quite strongly the Art-deco themes of the time. Made in Japan, it is 12 inches (31 cm diameter, 4-1/2 inches (12 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1970 item #1383845 (stock #MOR6782)
The Kura
$650.00
Sale Pending
An early hand-blown gold impregnated vase of bubble glass by Iwata Itoko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Aki-uta (Autumn Poem). The imagery in black is like a sumi-e ink painting. It is 10 inches (25.5 cm) tall, dated Showa 40 (1965) on bottom and in excellent condition. A vase of similar composition is held in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1970 item #1383844 (stock #MOR6781)
The Kura
$1,250.00
Large Air bubbles blossom in the thick crystal of this large footed cake dish by Kagami Kozo enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the 1950s-1960s. Beneath cling large globules of crystal, mimicking the bubbles within. It is 15-1/2 inches (39 cm) diameter, 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Kagami Kozo (1896-1985) was born in Gifu, central Japan, and graduated the Tokyo School of Art Design Department...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1950 item #1383406 (stock #MOR6780)
The Kura
$750.00
Iron and copper create the green on the top surface of this plate by Iwata Toshichi made for the Shobido studio sometime in the 1940s, the style loosely based on the image of glass held in the collection of the Shosoin Imperial Repository. Layers of colored glass with holes ground down revealing the craft. It is 13-1/2 inches (34 cm) diameter, 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1383373 (stock #F061)
The Kura
$650.00
A floral spray suggests the cool shadows inhabited by this lithe creature by Sakaguchi Isso enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is a fine painting, pigment on silk in a silk border with ivory rollers. The scroll measures 26 x 58 inches (66 x 147 cm) and is in fine condition.
Sakaguchi Isso (Seijiro) was born in The Minato-ku district of Osaka in 1902. At the age of 16 he spent one year in Kyoto at the Taiheiyo Gakkai Kenkyusho (Pacific Arts Research Center)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #1383208 (stock #AOR6778)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A large glass vase of emerald green reflecting the ancient glass works found in the Shosoin Imperial repository by 20th century pioneering glass artist Iwata Toshichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Flecks of various colors and air permeate the glass, accentuating the fact he is duplicating the ancient glass works, long before techniques had been perfected and material purified. It is quite large at 15-/2 inches (40 cm) tall and in excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1383116 (stock #F050)
The Kura
$650.00
Sale Pending
Mid-century Nihonga Carp Scroll by Tanoguchi Seiko Antique, Japanese, painting, koi F050 A great summer vision of a carp floating effortlessly in sunlit water by Tanoguchi Seiko enclosed in the original double lacquered signed box titled simply “Koi”. It is pigment on silk in a superb brocade mounting with large solid ivory rollers. The scroll is 26 x 56 inches (66 x 142 cm) and in excellent condition. The rollers will be changed if shipping overseas...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1950 item #1382500 (stock #MOR6771)
Milk Glass panels are set into a frame crossed by three wires to simulate the face of a Shamisen, a traditional Japanese musical instrument used in Geisha and Maiko dancing. This was a light at the entrance of a Gion tea-house. Inlayed into the sides are metal designs in the shape of fret stands. It comes suspended through a bachi-head shaped brass hanger which is in turn suspended from the original wooden mount. I have never seen another like it...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1382498 (stock #TCR6770)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A small image of a Shishi, guardian of holy sites, by Miyanaga Tozan, stamped on the base. It is 14 cm (5-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics. He was born in Ishikawa prefecture, and graduated from the (now) Tokyo University of Art...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1382375 (stock #TCR6768)
The Kura
$400.00
A quintessential Art Deco style design of rising leaves in striking orange decorates this baluster form vase enclosed in the original age darkened wooden box signed Eizan. Marked in a green cartouche on the base Eizan. It is 30 cm (12 inches) tall and in excellent condition. The box is dark and stained with age.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1381949 (stock #L073)
The Kura
$825.00
Sale Pending
Gentlemen glide through the open “ma” staring up at the moon on this serene work signed Joun (One of many names used by the priest Hashimoto Dokuzan). Ink on paper in superb Shunpodo Silk mounting (THE preeminent scroll hangers in Kyoto) enclosed in a signed double wood box (niju-bako) dated 1935 with solid ivory rollers (They will be changed for export). The scroll is 28-1/2 x 53 inches (72 x 134 cm) in excellent condition but for scattered foxing.
Hashimoto Dokuzan (Gengi, 1869-19...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1381881 (stock #TCR6767)
The Kura
$1,850.00
Sale Pending
A cascade of flora drapes from the neck of this gorgeous piece by Seifu Yohei IV. It is 31 cm (12 inches) tall and in perfect condition. Quite large for a work by Seifu, it is marked on the base with an incised signature.
Seifū Yohei IV (Seizan: 1872-1946) was born the second son of Seifū Yohei III (1851-1914). He studied literati-style painting under Tanomura Shōsai (1845-1909), a son of Tanomura Chokunyū, in Osaka for three years. In 1914, he succeeded to the head of the family an...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1381728 (stock #MBR6766)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A superb casting of carp rising to the rippled surface of this heavy vase set on a base of crashing waves. Cast in two parts, the wave base and Vessel have been joined as can be seen in the close-up photos of the bottom. Bearing the artists mark on the base, it is 25 cm (10 inches) tall and weighs 5.5 kg (12 pounds), dating from the post-war era, second half of the 20th century.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1381667 (stock #TCR6765)
The Kura
sold, thank you
Floral motifs rise from the surface of this exquisite celadon by Miyanaga Tozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seiji Kakka Mon Kabin (Celadon Hua-hua Vase). It is 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) tall, and in excellent condition.
Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics. He was born in Ishikawa prefecture, and graduated from the (now) Tokyo University of Art. While a government employee, he represented Japan at Arts Expositions, and studi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1381666 (stock #TCR6764)
The Kura
$700.00
Peony patterns float in the rich green celadon of this vase by Miyanaga Tozan I enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seiji Uki-Botan Kabin (Celadon Vase with relief Peony Design). It is 10 inches (25 cm) diameter, 7-1/2 inches (18.5 cm) tall, and in excellent condition. The box has turned white dark with age and exposure.
Miyanaga Tozan I (1868-1941) is one of the most important names in Kyoto ceramics. He was born in Ishikawa prefecture, and graduated from the (now) Tokyo ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1930 item #1380977 (stock #MOR5269)
The Kura
$290.00
Sale Pending
Six fluted sides form the petals of a chrysanthemum in the dry lacquer technique. On top is a design of cherry blossoms. Signd beneath, it is 13-1/2 inches (24 cm) diameter and in overall fine condition. There are two minor chips to the rim. These can be repaired, please consult.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1380925 (stock #L080)
The Kura
sold, thank you
The full moon rises over a shrine lost in the foliage on a late Autumn night in this scene by Yasuda Hanpo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Pigment on silk in a green silk border patterned with voracious vines typical of Autumn with large ceramic rollers in green and white glaze. It is 18-1/2 x 83 inches (46.5 x 210 cm) and is in overall excellent condition; very faint age spots.
Yasuda Hanpo (1889-1947) was a Nanga artist studied under Mizuta Chikuho and Himejima Chikugai. ...