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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1369879 (stock #TCR6611)
The Kura
sold, thank you!
A large baluster form Makuzu vase by Miyagawa Kozan decorated with deer in a wide black belt between draperies of olive, about the base the auspicious bat. It is 14 inches (36 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth generation head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1369791 (stock #MOR6604)
The Kura
$1,200.00
Sale Pending
Saku Shochikubai-cho Jubako (Stacking Food boxes carved with Plum Pine and Bamboo by Second generation Hando Ikkei (Itsugai). It is 9 x 8-1/2 x 14 inches (23 x 223 x 35 cm) and is in overall fine condition. The boxes and lids are from popular Keyaki-hardwood carved with scenes of plums, Pines and Bamboo Groves (the three gentlemen of Literati concerns) and come with two lids, one carved with a soaring pine, one with minogame sea turtles...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1369598 (stock #MOR6603)
The Kura
$2,200.00
An exquisite set of 4 lacquered tea ceremony implements reminiscent of Sahari-do, a highly prized silver-bronze alloy, but made entirely in the dried lacquer (Kanshitsu) technique and covered in powdered metal by Yamanaka Nuri-shi Maehata Gaho enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Gin-tamari Kaigu. The set consists of a Mizusashi fresh water container with lid, Kensui spent water container, Shakudate water scoop container and a futa-oke lid rest...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1369543 (stock #TCR6601)
The Kura
$250.00
A large set of porcelain shrine guardians in the form of Inari on pedestals decorated with over-glaze enamels and gold. Inari, the magical fox holds one paw over a burning jewel, and each clutches a precious object in its mouth. They are roughly 3-1/4 x 6 x 12 inches (30 x 16 x 8.5 cm). There is a repair to the ears on one, from which extends a hairline crack. This does not affect the integrity of the piece.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1369430 (stock #TCR6598)
The Kura
sold, thank you!
A large Tsubo following the style of Chinese Tile-works pottery covered in orange glaze with raised relief work of floral designs and frets dating from the early 20th century stamped on the base Toshun. It is 12 inches (30 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1369429 (stock #TCR6597)
The Kura
$395.00
A perfectly formed Chawan of dark clay glazed in millet color with a wide sweeping zen stroke inside by Ito Tozan II enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakeme Chawan. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 2-3/4 inches (7 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
The Ito family, spanned three generations...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1369387 (stock #TCR6596)
The Kura
Sold, thank you!
A set of Sake cups by five of the greatest potters of Kyoto; Ito Tozan II, Suwa Sozan II, Kiyomizu Rokubei V, Eiraku Zengoro and Masshimizu Zoroku II or possibly III. They are enclosed in a compartmentalized wooden box, each tiny bowl titled and signed by the artist within. A great example of various techniques in Kyoto in the pre-war years. They are roughly 5 cm (2 inches) diameter each and are in fine condition.
The Ito family, spanned three generations...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1369386 (stock #MOR6595)
The Kura
sold, thank you!
A lovely hollowed out root forming a basket; an anonymous 20th century work of Mingei art. It is roughly 18 x 13 x 10 inches (45 x 33 x 25 cm) and in fine condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1369346 (stock #MOR6594)
The Kura
$350.00
A lovely hollowed out root forming a basket in which rests a large mushroom; an anonymous 20th century work of Mingei art. It is roughly 8 x 6-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches (20 x 16 x 13 cm). There is a strap of wood inlayed into a weak point in the handle.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1369345 (stock #MOR6593)
The Kura
Sold, thank you!
A large and elegant Wa-gumi basket by Yufu Shohaku signed on the base made up of alternating strips of finely braided bamboo rope and bands of raw bamboo. This is a dramatic work measuring 22 x 20 x 14 inches (56 x 50 x 35 cm).
Yufu Shohaku (b. 1941) is a second-generation bamboo artist from Beppu, the son of Yufu Chikuryu, putting him in the lineage of Sato Chikuyusai. Shohaku began making bamboo baskets in elementary school and achieved mastery by middle school...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #1369140 (stock #MOR6588)
The Kura
$580.00
Sale Pending
A six sided lantern of straight grain cedar roughly 11 inches (28,5 cm) across the top, 12 inches (30 cm) tall in excellent condition, dating to the first half of the 20th century
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1369108 (stock #TCR6587)
The Kura
$395.00
Bamboo bends as if in a hurricane, forming a maelstrom of blue surrounding this vase by Ito Suiko enclosed in the original signed box titled Sometsuke Chikurin-zu Kabin (Blue and White Vase with Bamboo Forest Design). It is 10 inches (25 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Ito Suiko (1894-1980) was born in Kyoto, and studied under Tesishitsu Gigei-in Ito Tozan, Although he opened his own studio in 1931, he had begun exhibiting with the prestigious Teiten (mod...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1369076 (stock #TCR6585)
The Kura
$1,400.00
Sale Pending
Ragged Pines are engraved into the side of this ivory colored Incense Burner by Seifu Yohei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kanpaku-yu Shoju ? Nen Zucho (Yellow Tinged Glaze Incense Burner with Auspicious Pines Engraved. The tri-legged Koro rests on a custom ring of wood and features a wooden lid with pottery finial. 4-3/4 inches (12 cm) diameter in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1369057 (stock #MOR6583)
The Kura
Sold, thank you!
An iron vase intentional rust and damascened silver of a Flat-fish on one side, the other au-natural by Sano Hiroshi exhibited at the 48th Kofukai Tenrankai Exhibition in 1962 and enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Karai (flat-fish). It is 53.5 cm (21 inches) wide, 37 cm (14-1/2 inches) tall and in fine condition.
Sano Hiroshi was born in JÅ«shiyama, Aichi prefecture in 1930, and graduated the Nagoya Municipal School of Crafts in 1950...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1930 item #1368990 (stock #MOR6581)
The Kura
$950.00
Four antique combs with matching hair pins made of wood and or bekko covered in gold lacquer with maki-e designs enclosed in sarasa-cloth-bound boxes dating from the opening years of the 20th century, from the end of the Meiji to the early Showa years. Two of the combs are signed by the lacquer artist who created them. The combs are roughly 8.5 to 9.5 cm (3-1/4 to 3-3/4 inches) long each. The Kogai are 13 to 16 cm long (5 to 6-1/4 inches) each, and all are in quite good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1368926 (stock #MOR6580)
Bamboo rises majestically enwrapping the bodies of this matching Suzuri-bako and Bunko set dating from the Taisho to early Showa enclosed respectively in their original signed wooden boxes. Inside, on a ground of polished black, thatched farmhouses in gold, lead and mother of pearl take us out to a bucolic past where time moved more slowly. Each is signed inside the lid Mitsuyoshi-saku. The Bunko is 42.5 x 35.5 x 15.5 cm (17 x 14 x 6 inches) and retains the original inner tray...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1368831 (stock #MOR6578)
The Kura
sold, thank you!
Koma Inu Shrine guardians decorate this unusually vivid Ako carpet dating from the early 20th century. The color combination is quite striking, especially when held up to the more standard subdued works typical of Ako. It is 95 x 195 cm (37-1/2 x 77 inches) and is in stunning condition. We found this wrapped in paper in the attic of a Kyoto home which had been sealed off during renovations in the 1950s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1368658 (stock #ANR6575)
The Kura
$3,500.00
An unusual tall two panel scene of a kiln climbing up the hillside, firewood stacked in front ready to fire Signed Mitsutaro and exhibited at the 17th Inten National Exhibition in 1930...