Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #4974 (stock #7onlyIchi)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
295.00
A fine early pair of Japanese folk art (Mingei) wooden dishes such as would be used in the tea ceremony. Both are made from cross sections of very old trees as evidenced by the scores of tiny growth tree rings. Deeply etched landscape scenes and calligraphy highlighted with sumi ink. The largest is 3 1/2" in diameter at the widest and the smaller one is the same width at widest but 1/2" inches narrower in the other direction. Believed to be mid-Meiji or earlier from the fine patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #7275 (stock #22ti)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
On Hold
A charming little ceramic figure of the most popular of the Japanese Seven household gods - Daikoku. Standing on his rice bag and holding his hammer of prosperity, this fine early Japanese pottery figure measures 4" tallx 1 3/4" deep x 1 3/4" wide. Good condition - normal surface wear and one tiny chip on the base. Circa 1900.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #30937 (stock #PRgg**)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
Number one in the famous series of Yoshitoshi's "One Hundred Aspects of the Moon". Also known as "By now you must be near Komakata - a cuckoo calls". According to John Stevenson - "Takao was the name chosen by eleven famous courtesans of the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The sixth was known for her writing talents, and it may be she who is illustrated here." This print was engraved by Yamamoto and bears the seal of Yoshitoshi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #195238 (stock #48gg**)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
Late Meiji standard and gin bari cloisonne vase. Covered with iridescent primary, green and blue shades, with purple, pink, and white accents. A most unusual design in the form of four fleur de lis between two bands of green/blue ginbari dots. Not signed. It is in excellent condition - one tiny dimple that does not break the surface - no chips, cracks, dings, no enamel loss, definitely well cared for. Measures 5 1/8" tall and is 2 1/4" diameter at the shoulder...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #257249 (stock #48gg*)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
A fine detailed wooden carving of the Goddess Kishibojin carrying a small child in her arms. Including the stand, the piece measures 7 3/4" tall x 3" diameter x 2 1/2" deep. The figure alone measures 4 1/2" high x 1 3/4" wide x 1 3/4" deep. Dates from the late Edo to early Meiji Period, circa 1840-1880. Generally good condition with the normal wear to the color and gesso. The right hand is missing and the toes of both feet are gone. Kishibojin is the Buddhist goddess who looks after children...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1910 item #261566 (stock #57DDD)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
Miniature Japanese Satsuma earthenware pottery kogo – small covered box – probably a figure of Hotei – done in classic tan crackle glaze with highlights of gosu blue – green- rust – gold. Interior a medium green glaze. Signed on the base in a green reserve cartouche. We date this to the Meiji period - probably around 1880-1895 – could be earlier. Measures 2 ½” long x 2 ½” wide x 2” high. Excellent condition – one tiny frit on the inside rim of the top.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #271852 (stock #26DDD)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
A fine molded pottery figure of Daruma in a seated position staring out at the world with a very intense and rivetting look on his face. We think the piece might be Bizen pottery - however, it does not have the light tan scattering of pale spots one normally associates with Bizen. Either way, it is a well executed piece with superb presence. Measures 5 1/8" tall bu 4 3/8" wide x 3 5/8" deep...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #308933 (stock #5gg*)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
An Arita rectangular water dropper with underglaze blue border surrounding a low relief molded chrysanthemum. One side of the dropper is rough and it appears to have been used as a match striking surface; probably to soften the hard ink before using the water to mix it further. The piece is in excellent condition with the usual ink stains at the spout and at the top water entry hole...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #334264 (stock #SNFgg)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
A molded pottery snuff bottle with a soft medium blue glaze. The bottle modeled with in low relief with a design of flowers in a reserve on both sides of the bottle - the reserves framed by geometric curve on the sides and anchored by circles of dots top and bottom. Two handles on the sides and a raised pedestal foot accentuate the bottle which is in a flattened form. The bottle measures just over 2 5/8" high and is 1 3/4" wide at the waist by 3/4" thick...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1910 item #336128 (stock #SNFgg)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
An early Chinese pottery snuff bottle decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with a design of the Yin/Yang symbol surrounded by six sets of three stripes in a round reserve. On the two sides there is a cross on the neck in the same cobalt blue. The bottle is a flattened rounded hexagonal shape on a raised foot. This tiny bottle measures 1 7/8" high by 1 1/4" wide by 1/2" thick. Excellent condition - no stopper or spoon - a couple of frits to the base...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre AD 1000 item #436642 (stock #STDYTVAA)
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 : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #457836 (stock #PRgg)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$595.00
This is an interesting woodblock print by Toyokuni III (Kunisada - (1786-1864) entitled "The Priest Karukaya with the Boy Ishidomaru". This is a genuine Ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock print on mulberry paper with natural colored inks that was made by Toyokuni III in the late Edo period, 1856...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #462238 (stock #25gg)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
A Seto Ware pouring bowl with short spout – a single circular very Zen underglaze brown decoration. Measures 5" diameter by 2 3/4" high. Mint condition - it dates to the early to mid Meiji period, circa 1880's. There are five spur marks on the wide bottom rim of the raised base. Seto ware. pottery was ( and is still) made in the city and nearby areas of modern Aichi prefecture. The Seto area was the center of pottery manufacture in the Kamakura period; At the end of the Muromachi period the c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #548655 (stock #PRgg**)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$495.00
A colorful Japanese print of two samurai - or possibly a samurai and emperor - in an oval reserve – artist unknown – 13 ½” x 9” – right and left margins trimmed - very light toning - sharp registration -good bleedthrough to the back. Extensive Kanji calligraphy on reverse – mid Meiji, circa 1875-1900.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #569263 (stock #39/21hh*)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$175.00
A Japanese bone jarlet with an inscribed design of cranes standing in a clump of irises with their long leaves. The lid of the jarlet has a deep relief carving of a mum. The jarlet measures 2" high and is 1 1/2" diameter. We date the piece to the late Meiji period. Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #576462 (stock #75onlyIchi)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$150.00
An interesting comb or brush folk art piece which we would date to the late 19th century. A design has been burned into the handle with a heated tool. On one side the design is that of flowers and leaves - on the other is a design of a small boy carrying a goose while an elder looks on. Although the characters in the design have a Chinese appearance based on the hair styles, we believe the piece is of Japanese origin. The Kanji signature on the one side translates to "Kogen Made". We date it to ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #588367 (stock #39ti)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
On Hold
A nice crackled finish porcellaneous jarlet with an underglaze blue and white water plants and leaping fish against a tannish grey ground. Measures 2” high by 2 ½” diameter. There are quite a few chips and missing areas to the top glaze – yet the intrinsic strength of the jarlet still shines through. Dates to the 15th – 16th century. There is an old museum or collectors mark on the base. It probably originates in the Swatow, South China.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #600405 (stock #SNFgg**)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
An old Japanese kimekomi doll of a small boy with outstretched right arm. The doll is an original kamo ningyo in that it is made of willow wood with the face and hands left unfinished. The hand on this doll has become slightly detached and is hanging from the sleeve at the rest - easily corrected.

The doll measures 2 5/8" high by 3" wide by 1 7/8" deep - we date it to the mid to late Edo to early Meiji period,circa 1850-1890s. Very good condition with the exception of the loose hand, a ...