Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre AD 1000 item #1260924 (stock #STDY TBL)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$3,250.00
This is a section of a Gandharan frieze made of Schist stone that was taken from the base of a larger frieze - probably either supporting a figure of the Buddha or a series if sculptures depicting the life of Buddha. (At the Freer Museum in D.C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre AD 1000 item #568689 (stock #39)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$2,500.00
A rare 2nd-4th century Gandharan terracotta head of a Bodhisattva. This terracotta head of a Bodhisattva is beautifully modeled and had very little damage. Excellent detail to the Graeco/Roman style hair and the mustache - the overall effect is one of serenity. It would appear that it was buried for centuries – probably resting on the left side of the face as that side shows some light burial degradation...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre AD 1000 item #1240553 (stock #39)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,900.00
This Gandharan schist head likely represents Prince Siddhartha, the Buddha, prior to his enlightenment, which accounts for his princely garb. He is adorned with a crown that has a shell shaped emblem, as well as earrings. Typical of Gandharan sculptures of this period are the finely arched eyebrows, almond-shaped half-closed eyes, straight nose, and undulating mustache.

The piece measures 6 1/2" high by 3 3/4" wide by 3 1/2" deep...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1265587 (stock #STDY)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,500.00
An interesting large grey schist carving of Mourners at Buddha's funeral - dates from the 2nd/3rd century. This fine piece is mounted safely on a shiny lacquered back board and measures 14" x 7 1/2" x 2 1/2" exclusive of its mounting.

The Gandharan Empire was located in what is now largely occupied by North West India, Pakistan and Afghanistan...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1129309 (stock #10)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,500.00
This is a Sawankhalok kendi with a bulbous body, a short neck, a flange around the mouth and a mammary spout. It is decorated on the body and spout with low relief floral and geometric motifs and is glazed in a medium celadon olive green glaze. The kendi dates from circa the 15th-16th century. The kendi measures 5 ½” high and is 5 ¼” from the tip of the spout to the back of the body. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restorations...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #962928 (stock #PR)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,400.00
This is a superb watercolor of an important personage arriving in a Palanquin and being greeted by a group of samurai and attendants. It is clear that one of the attendants is holding the reins of a magnificent black stallion on which the personage is to ride. The person in the palanquin must have been either a Daimyo (*1) or even a Shogun(*2) to rate such a reception.

The piece is done in fine detail with still vibrant watercolors...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre AD 1000 item #436642 (stock #STDY - TV)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,200.00
Stucco Head of Buddha - 71/2" tall plus stand - light very old damage to nose, cheek, one ear, usnisa reattached. The piece measures 13" high including the wooded stand which is wood painted black. The head itself measures 7 1/2" tall and is 4 1/2" wide by 4 1/2" deep. A very beautiful piece that dates from the 3rd/4th century.

The Gandharan Empire was located in what is now largely occupied by North West India, Pakistan and Afghanistan...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1261748 (stock #6)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,200.00
This is an excellent example of late Ming blue and white ceramics known as Swatow ware. In the classic reference book, “Chinese Blue and White Ceramics” by S.T. Yeo and Jean Martin, Arts Oriental, 1978 – “Late Ming blue and white ceramics were made in Kwantung and Fukier provinces and commonly found in S.E Asia and exported through the port of Swatow. This ware is heavily potted and boldly decorated with flowers, a phoenix, geometric figures, etc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1209411 (stock #60)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,200.00
This is a striking pottery figure in Tzu Chou (Cizhou) ceramic with a tan glaze and dark brown and black highlights. It portrays a standing man with his arms lightly folded. His hair is shaped into two top knots on the opposite sides of his head. His facial features are outlined in a dark brown - and there is a very tiny black beard just under the center of his lower lip...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1275596 (stock #SHLVS)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,100.00
This 19th century Japanese wooden architectural element , which represents the head of the elephant-like creature known as a “Baku” (“eater of dreams”), was originally mounted as an ornament under the corner roof eaves of a Japanese shrine or temple. Architectural temple elements, particularly those in the form of a Baku, are quite rare and seldom seen on the market today...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1837 VR item #317267 (stock #PR)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,100.00
Kikugawa Eizan 1787-1867 - Eizan was the most prolific, longest-lived and ultimately the best of the late followers of Utamaro, who attempted to carry on the master's bijin style after his death in 1806. Along with Kikumaro, Tsukimaro and Utamaro II, Eizan has generally been dismissed by connoisseurs as a plagiarist of Utamaro's late style, but his work in fact develops, like that of most ukiyo-e artists, from a close identification with a leading master to a studied independence, and contai...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1291582 (stock #55)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,095.00
This is a handsome charger in underglaze blue and white from the Sawankhalok district in the northern part of Sukothai Province, northern Thailand. The charger has a fine design of six stylized flowers surrounding a central reserve of a calligraphic figure - not translated. These are all enclosed in a double ring - which, which another band of flowers is found - again are enclosed by a double ring...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1837 VR item #1038000 (stock #PR)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$995.00
This very old and fragile kakemono-e by Eizan shows a Geisha in her ornate kimono and accompanying accessories as she prepared to go out for the evening. She is seen standing and looking slightly downward to her right.

All kakemono-e are made up of two joined oban sized prints. When mounted and framed they form a long print that is similar to a scroll. The piece we are offering is in two pieces and we are not sure if it has ever been framed. To photograph it in its two piece joined form...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1233622 (stock #15)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$995.00
This fine slim double gourd Tokkuri has an elaborate overglaze enamel decoration of a lohan and a dragon. At the bottom of the piece, there is a fine picture of a seated lohan holding up a cup to the heavens in his right hand – possibly to appease the dragon overhead. The dragon surrounds the thinner upper part of the tokkuri and is surrounded by clouds.

On another side of the lower half is a design of a large floral arrangement in a vase on top of a red lacquer table. Two other desi...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1265519 (stock #SHLVS)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$900.00
This very beautiful fukusa has a large embroidered design of the famed "Legend of Takasago" - see footnote. On this piece Jou, the old man, is carrying a rake and a fan - both made from couched gold thread. Uba, the old woman, carries her broom which is also of couched gold thread. Their garments are made from a variety of colored threads - some couched some of free embroidery.

Behind the two is a large gnarled pine tree soaring over their heads - its trunk and limbs made with couched...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1837 VR item #1279787 (stock #MBR-CLST)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$895.00
A very early Kutani charger/bowl measuring 12 1/4" diameter at the top - is 2 1/8" deep and is 6" diameter at the base. Beautifully painted with two deer amongst plants and brilliant peonies with a volcano (Fuji ?) in the background. The painting is almost folk art in it's simplicity and freedom. (I particularly enjoy the green antlers in the standing deer on the right - obviously the artist had a touch of extra green enamel on his brush from the leaves above and decided that the deer might as w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1240943 (stock #Stdy-Shlvs)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$895.00
This is an usual fine black lacquered suzuribako with a makie design of the "Three Friends of Winter" in low makie relief. (See Footnote). The sparse design is on a matte black roiro background rather than the normally very shiny black. The design is that of a sprig of bamboo, one of pine and one of prunus - with a dark black raised stem. The prunus blossoms are executed in a matte silver lacquer.

Within the suzuribako we find a little white metal tray - and suiteki (water dropper) and...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1249681 (stock #8)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$895.00
This is a lovely early blue and white dish in triangular form. In the center is a design of a tea house in a mountainous setting – at the bottom of which a rider and is footman can be seen. On the three inner rims are long chilong – immature dragons. The sides of the piece bear the Eight Trigrams described below.

The dish measures 8” long by 4 ½” wide at its widest and is 1 ¼” deep. On the base is a six symbol reign mark that has been translated as “Made in Reign of Discr...