Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1260055 (stock #SNFBXSAAA)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
Charming pottery snuff bottle in the shape of the sacred peach of immortality - glazed in a soft white glaze and with an underglaze blue highlighting the leaves and in the design of a butterfly. No stopper. Excellent condition with one small chip on the lower end - see photo #4 - no other chips or cracks - measures 1 3/4" long x 1 1/2" wide x 1" thick - dated from mid to late 19th century, Qing Dynasty. A nice unusual shape for a collection of snuff bottles,
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1228489 (stock #58gg**)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
This is a nicely detailed small figure of JUROJIN dating from the Meiji period, circa 1880s. It is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips or other issues. It measures 4.1" high by 3.3" wide by 2.9" deep and comes with its own tomobako (box). The okimono weighs 260 grams (9.7 oz) and the box another 150 grams (5.3 oz). Jurojin is a symbol of a long life/ longevity. In Japan, Jurōjin, also known as Gama, is one of the Seven Gods of Fortune or Shichifukujin, according to Taoist beliefs...
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 : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1143728 (stock #18/21hh*)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$175.00
This is an antiques Japanese pipe case made from bone – these are known as Kiseru-zutsu. The piece measures 6 ½” long and is 7/8” external diameter at its widest. It is a very cleverly made lid made from the same bone and hinged to fit over the end of the case when not in use. Just below the lid there is a raised loop of bone with a hole through it – this would have been used to thread a silk cord for hanging the case from the owners belt...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #979400 (stock #55hh*)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
This is a sweet little water coupe with the lovely soft blue glaze color that distinguishes Qingbai ceramics. It measures 2 3/8" diameter at the top - 3 1/2" diameter at the widest - 2Β½ " diameter at the base and is1 2 1/2" high. It is in generally good condition. We believe that the top has been ground down for some reason some time in the past. We very much believe that the coupe could be from the Song dynasty based on the clay and the glaze...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #923175 (stock #56DDD)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This is an early and simple Vietnamese low bowl with a pale tannish celadon glaze with a crackle finish. The top and the bottom of the bowl are glazed, but the interior of the footed rim has some glaze drips but is primarily unglazed natural clay. The glaze tended to run unevenly in some areas, making for an unusual pattern. It has an interesting rim that is wider than one would expect and has a dip surrounding it. The bowl measures 7 7/8" diameter and is 1 3/8" deep...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #967782 (stock #61gg**)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is a small brush washer on tripod legs glazed in a lovely soft turquoise/celadon glaze. On the side and top of the rim is a design of low relief flowers connected with vines. The top opening of the piece has an evert rim – probably useful in rubbing the excess ink off the brush as it emerges from inside. The inside is white glazed and shows signs of old ink from brushes having been dipped into the washer.

The brush washer measures 2 7/8” diameter and is 1 5/8” deep...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1256113 (stock #Snfsgg**)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
This is a fascinating piece - we are not sure what the original use was for this item, but it would most surely make a fine netsuke. The pendant is made of a copper/bronze alloy and has heavy verdi gris patina. (We have examined the patina with a ten power loupe and are convinced that it is genuine - not green paint that has been put on to resemble patina). The design is of a male figure standing atop a round Chinese coin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #793137 (stock #62)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
On Hold
A sweet faceted pale green Peking glass jarlet - with areas of darker green streaks and spots. It is meant to simulate jadeite. The jarlet measures 3 3/4" high and is 2 3/4" diameter at the shoulder. We date it to the late Qing period, circa 1850-1900. It is in very good condition with some rim frits on the inner rim of the jarlet that must have occurred over time as the lid was taken on and off - and a small chip on the bottom rim of the lid.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1261146 (stock #452gg*)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is a fine Chinese footed tazza with a very simple design made up of strokes, small fruits that could represent pomegranates and four circular rings in the bottom of the shallow bowl – an β€œX” shaped pair of four strokes in the middle. On the tall foot, the design is limited to some simple strokes of the brush. All of the designs are done in dark iron based ink.

The tazza measures 3 7/8” diameter at the top and is 2 ¼” high...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #990903 (stock #53DDD)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This is a fine Arita blue and white dish in the shape of a partially opened fan. The underglaze blue design is a loosely portrayed landscape scene...
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. The art and sculpture of the region that has come...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #934610 (stock #24hh*)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
This is a charming small bowl with an overglaze blue transfer design of Daikoku dancing as a companion plays the flute. There are two Kanji characters on Daikoku’s top fan - these translate to "Honen" (Fruitful year). We have not had the bottom fan translated. The image is good for a transfer design and the scene is one of merriment. The bowl measures 7 ¼”diameter at the top – 3 ¾” diameter at the base – and is 2 3/8” high. The rim of the bowl has what we believe to be an undergl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1293968 (stock #SHLVSgg)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This fukusa probably dates from the late Edo to early Meiji periods circa 1840s - 1890s. It measures 31 1/2" by 28" and is backed with a large piece of red silk. The fukusa is in generally good shape. There are two strong horizontal and vertical lines from having been folded - these can easily be pressed out when framing the fukusa. The vertical line that looks like it is white is simply a reflection off of the vertical crease caused by the flood lights used to photograph the piece - it is not ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #709793 (stock #1hh)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$150.00
A nice little Japanese lipstick dish used by Geisha and Maiko to hold the red lipstick in their elaborate facial makeup. The dish is decorated with two flying cranes separated with pentagonal geometric designs - all in underglaze cobalt blue. The piece measures 1 7/8" diameter by 3/4" deep and is in generally good condition with normal light wear to to the rims of the base, a kiln flaw hairline and a small chip on the outer surface. We date it to the late Meiji period, circa 1910.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #948394 (stock #49hh*)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
This is a late Meiji blue and white Arita cup and saucer painted in the style of Chinese Nanking porcelains. The design is quite similar but is much more loosely drawn and clearly is of Japanese origin.

The cup is 5 3/4" is 4 1/2" diameter at the top and is 2" high. The saucer is 5 3/4" diameter and is 3/4" deep. The saucer has a tiny chip on the rim - otherwise the pieces are in fine condition. We date them to the late Meiji period, circa 1890s-1910.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #806761 (stock #64ti)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
On Hold
A sweet little Japanese Arita dish with a design of a Japanese crane and a pair of scrolls tied together. The dish measures 4 3/4" diameter and is 1 1/1/8" deep. Excellent condition - dates from the late Meiji period, circa 1900 - 1915. The bottom has an unglazed circle that was created in the firing by keeping the piece of the floor of the kiln.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1170004 (stock #BOXonlyIchi*)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$695.00
This remarkable bamboo crane has the entire length of the cane carved with a large variety of figures. The top is a whorl that shows fine patina and an old leather carrying loop. The cane’s wonderful deep brown patina has led us to date the cane to the late Meiji period, circa 1880s-1910. The cane is intricately carved down the entire length of the piece. The carvings include (starting from the top) - A Hannya Mask– A Samurai – The Head of Hotei – A Peasant Woman - and an unknown mask. ...