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 : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1388757 (stock #TCR6810)
Ito Tadayoshi Published Ceramic Sculpture, 1971, London no Onna Antique, mid-century, japanese, art TCR6810 sata A large ceramic sculpture by Ito Tadayoshi titled London no Onna (Woman from London). The naïve young figure sits in deep contemplation on a square plinth, head cocked to one side, lost in her own thoughts. The figure is 54 cm (21-1/4 inches) tall, 15.5 x 19 cm (6-1/4 x 7-1/2) across the base. This is visible in the book “Chokoku-ka Ito Tadayoshi” published 1992...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1388756 (stock #TCR6809)
An early exhibited plaster sculpture by Ito Tadayoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply “nude”. It is 44 cm (17-1/2 inches) tall and in fine condition. This is visible in the book “Chokoku-ka Ito Tadayoshi” published 1992. The original Sogo Department Store tag is enclosed.
Ito Tadayoshi was born in Yokaichi, Mie prefecture, in 1919. At the age of 11 his mother passed away and he came of age during the difficulties of the second world war...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1388459 (stock #AOR4919)
The Kura
$220.00
An abstracted look at autumn in these persimmons scattered upon a white surface by Kusumoto Toshiharu (1910-1950) dating between the late 30s and the time of his death in 1950. Oil on canvas, 22 x 27 cm (8-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches) and in fine condition. Work by this artist is held in the Wakayama Prefectural Museum of Modern Art.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1388345 (stock #AOR4965)
The Kura
$450.00
An abstract image, oil on wood, by Tanaka Saichiro (1900-1967) enclosed in a fine wooden frame. The frame is dark wood carved with a linen border behind glass. The painting is 9 x 6-1/2 inches (23 x 16 cm) and is in fine condition.
Born in Kyoto, Tanaka was originally trained in Nihonga Japanese style painting under Kunii Oyo and Abe Shunpo. He then studied under the great Irie Hakko at the Kyoto Municipal School of Painting, graduating in 1925...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1388344 (stock #MOR4787)
The Kura
$900.00
A hilarious expression adorns the face of this image of the Daruma, his red robes forming the body of the tray and his fly whisk the upper edge, made by Shobundo and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Daruma Cha-bon (Tea Tray). On the base is a seal from Yamaguchi Shobundo (Masataro), A Meiji to early Showa era Studio in Takamatsu City on the Island of Shikoku. It also contains the original card from the gallery with a four digit phone number...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1388139 (stock #MOR4947)
The Kura
$750.00
A fine crafted Tea Ceremony Tana for display of tea paraphernalia made of light kiri-wood lacquered in opaque red, with uprights of bark covered limbs and raw kiri panels painted with autumn foliage by Nishimura Goun. It is 25 x 14 x 12-1/2 inches (63.5 x 35 x 32 cm) and is in fine condition.
Nishimura Goun (1877-1938) was a prominent Pupil of Kishi Chikudo and Takeuchi Seiho...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1388126 (stock #TCR6803)
The Kura
$500.00
Egyptian scenery in art deco execution cover this large open jar featuring traditional beast head handles and a custom wood lid. It is 31 cm (12 inches) diameter, 24 cm (9-1/2 inches) tall and in fine condition, with some wear typical of use. There is one chip in the cloud on one side (see close-up photo). in 25 years I have never seen another like it.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1388088 (stock #MOR6802)
The Kura
$895.00
Silver flowers are inlayed into the velvety-green bronze of this large vase by Hanya Kankei. It is 11 inches (28 cm) diameter, 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Hannya Kankei (b. 1933) studied metal casting under Living National Treasure Katori Masahiko and was first exhibited at the 16th Nihon Dento Kogei-ten in 1969...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1388022 (stock #MOR6800)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A large bronze vase, simple in form, with exquisite coloring enclosed in the original signed wooden box by Hasegawa Gassen. It is quite hefty, 1 foot (30 cm) tall and in excellent condition with a beautiful red mottled patination..
Hasegawa Gassen was one of the great pre-war metal artists whose work was largely collected by the Imperial household and a dominant figure in mid 20th century Japanese bronze-work.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1387479 (stock #MOR6793)
The Kura
$595.00
A contemporary cast bronze vase by Hasuda Shugoro covered in a dusty green patination enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 10 inches (25 cm) tall, 4 inches (10 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Hasuda Shugoro (1915-2010) was born in Kanazawa City. After graduating the Ishikawa Prefectural Industrial School he moved to the Tokyo School of Art...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1387478 (stock #MOR6792)
The Kura
sold, thank you
A quintessential Art-deco work by Living National Treasure Katori Masahiko in his traditional rich red patination. It is 25 cm (10 inches) tall, 13 cm (5 inches) diameter and in overall fine condition, signed on the base. The unfinished interior would make it suitable for an incense burner as well as a vase.
Katori Masahiko (1899-1988) was born into the family of prominent Bronze Artist Katori Hozuma in Chiba...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1387107 (stock #MOR6788)
The Kura
$1,475.00
A fine bamboo basket by Kansai artist Morita Chikuyosai enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 18-1/2 inches (47 cm) tall and in excellent condition, including the original red lacquered bamboo insert (otoshi).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1386764 (stock #L152)
The Kura
$350.00
A spontaneous ink painting by artist Akazawa Etsutaro (Akasawa Ettaro) titled Green Shadows Deep in theValley enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1957. Ink on paper in a silk border, the scroll is 56.5 x 140 cm (22 x 55 inches) and is in excellent condition. Akazawa was a painter, woodblock and textile artist active from the late Taisho to Showa periods.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1386763 (stock #F021)
The Kura
$1,700.00
A large exhibition style painting by Uehara Gekkyo depicting the tranquility of the Japanese garden, a sprightly couple suspended over the open blank of misty water. Pigment on silk in a fine patterned blue silk border with large rosewood rollers. It is 98 x 201 cm (38-1/2 x 79 inches) and in excellent condition.
Uehara Gekkyo was born in 1906 in Kanagawa Prefecture, adjacent to Tokyo, and studied under Kawasaki Kotora. He was exhibited at the Teiten (1931) National Exhibition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1386722 (stock #L151)
The Kura
$650.00
A beautifully rendered image of a thatched farmhouse by Hayashi Shigeru exhibited at the 3rd Kikuchi Juku-ten in 1928. It is performed with ink on silk mounted in pale green cloth with bone rollers. The scroll measures 73.5 x 151 cm (29 x 59-1/2 inches) and is in great condition, enclosed in a period wood box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1386697 (stock #F040)
The Kura
sold, thank you
An egret crouches among the dried Lotus of early autumn in this exquisite work by Higashihara Hosen enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Pigment on silk in a fine blue brocade border extended with beige and ending in faux ivory (celluloid) rollers. The scroll is 26 x 54 inches (66 x 137 cm) and in excellent condition.
Higashihara Hosen (1886-1972) was born in Okayama Prefecture and came to Kyoto where he apprenticed under Takeuchi Seiho. His works were exhibited at the Bunten/Tei...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1385620 (stock #F011)
The Kura
Sale Pending
An Exhibition-hall size scroll by Yamamoto Taiji depicting two languorous carp (on massive scale) floating in a neautral sea of gray shadows. Pigment on silk in a fine silk border, the scroll is 63 x 89 inches (160 x 225 cm) and is in overall fine condition. Yamamoto Taiji (1908-1987) was born in Fukui prefecture, and lived and worked in Kobe. He studied under Kitano Tsunetomi as well as Kobayashi Kokei and displayed often at the Bijutsu Inten National Exhibition, judging by size and boldne...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1384478 (stock #L069)
The Kura
$995.00
Applied gold creates the brilliant sunlit sky between the ragged cliffs of Kamishima Island on this superb mid-century (post-war) scroll by Kuramitsu Hiroshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box with a Futo-Maki roller titled Kamishima Fukei. Heavy Pigment and applied gold on paper dating circa 1960. The scroll is 66 x 134 cm (26 x 53 inches) and is in fine condition. Kamishima is an Island guarding the entrance to the Ise Bay, home to the Japanese Gods. In fact the Islands name means I...