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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1129309 (stock #10)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,100.00
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 : 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. The outer rim has a thin band of geometric extended circles...
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...

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1241384 (stock #46)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$895.00
This remarkable 2000+ year old bronze belt hook has its slender shaft inlaid with a copper/gold alloy design forming two facing chilong dragons and several scrolls surrounding the chilongs. The eyes if the chilongs are executed in inlaid silver. The belt hook measures 9 7/8" long by 1 3/16" wide at its widest and 1" high at the top of the curve - it weighs 310 grams (11 oz). We date it to be as early as the Warring States Period (480-222 BC) to the Han dynasty ((206 BC -280 AD). From looking at ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #1213862 (stock #GRG STRG)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$895.00
This is a very handsome scholar's huanghuali chest with almost all of it's original hardware. The chest measures 17 1/4" long by 10 3/4" deep by 9 1/2" high and still has all of its original hand wrought bronze hardware. A 1 1/2" deep tray fits inside the chest - this was recently restored as one of the corner rests had come loose and was re-glued in position. The bottom of the chest is not polished.There are few nicks in the wood from extended usage. (A very similar chest was sold through E-G...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1131410 (stock #Hrth Shlvs)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$895.00
This very handsome Hirado vase features a nice uncluttered design of butterflies done in underglaze Hirado blue. These are surrounded by a number of delicate relief mums all over the vase – a total of six mums and their attached leaves have been applied to the vase – two on the tall narrow neck and four on the sides.

The base of the globular lower half of the vase has a geometric nishidike design in the same underglaze Hirado blue. The vase measures 9 ½” wide by 5 ½” diameter...

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 : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1324155 (stock #Wht Shlvs)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$795.00
This is a very rare small pottery figure from the Sawankhalok potters of the 14th-16th century. It depicts a seated man holding a chicken in his lap. The top 60% of the piece is glazed in a muted celadon - the lower 40 % part and the base are unglazed.

The best known of all traditional Thai ceramics are those from Sukhothai and Sawankhalok. Sukhothai wares were generally treated with a creamy white slip and decorated in black with an opaque or greenish glaze. The most famous Sukhothai ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #423492 (stock #27)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$795.00
A finely potted tall slim vase with brown/black glaze accented with vertical ribbing in white. The vase measures 8 3/4" tall and is 3 3/8" diameter at it's widest.

This type of black wares is described by Margaret Medley in her classic reference book: "Yuan Porcelain and Stoneware", Faber and Faber, London, 1974 as follows – " The pieces forming this group were made at Pa-ts’un and also at other kilns in the area. The pieces forming the group are often massive, with white ribs in ...