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 #SNF BXS)
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 #58)
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 #SNF)
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)
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 #55)
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 - 2½ " 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 : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1264538 (stock #30)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This is an unique rendition of the Daruma carved from a natural burl wood. The head is masterfully carved and finished while the rest of the wood is left in it's natural state and cleverly depicts his flowing robes. The head is carved in the style known as itta-bori carving, which means "one knife carving". It is mounted on a fine dark wood base. Very good condition with no chips or cracks. It measures 6 1/2" wide by 5 1/2" high and is 2 3/4" deep. The stand is 6 1/4" by 3 3/4" by 1 1/2"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #923175 (stock #56)
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 #61)
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 #Snfs)
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)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1261146 (stock #45-2)
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 “X” 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. It is in excellent condition with no chips or ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1255776 (stock #3)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
A boldly painted pottery dish with a design of bright red flowers and dark green leaves. It measures 9" diameter by 3/5" deep at the rim. Sgned on the bottom - "Oomiya Fujioka Zo kore" which translates as "This was made by Fujioka Oomiya". Dates from mid to late Meiji, circa 1880-1900. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restorations.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #997254 (stock #29)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is an interestingly shaped bowl which we believe dates from the Ming dynasty and was done by a folk potter in the countryside. The bowl has a well defined foot – then flares up slightly – then takes a much steeper flare towards to top rim. The inside of the bowl has an underglaze cobalt blue design of a background of densely packed geometric figures. Then there are three reserves with similar patterns of an abstract nature. In the bottom of the piece there is a large Chinese character ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #990903 (stock #53)
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. The dish sits on tripod legs and there is a four character signature on the base. We have not been able to get the signature translated as it is in calligraphic script. The dish measures 9” long and is 4 ½”at its widest. It stands 1 ½” high and is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. We date it to the late Edo to early Meiji period...
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. The art and sculpture of the region that has come...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #934610 (stock #24)
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 #SHLVS)
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 : 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 ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #709793 (stock #1)
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.