Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #728857 (stock #8)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
An interesting Japanese pottery vase from the Kutani kilns. The vase has an elaborate scene of scholars or immortals covering the main body of the vase. One immortal is riding a crane – we do not know the symbolism of this one. Another shows the Kinko Sennin riding a fish. Yet another has an immortal on the back of a minogame. Surrounding these three are other scholars or immortals standing around on a dark red enamel ground.

The vase measures 9 ¼” high and is 4” in diameter...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1015773 (stock #41)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
This is an interesting paid of two small hand molded bowls (mukozuke)with finger marks all over the bowls to give a dimpled effect. In the center of each is an underglaze blue design of a basket of flowers. Though similar in design and shape, one is larger than the other. The larger bowl measures 4 1/2” diameter at the top by 2” deep and a base that is 3 ½” diameter. The smaller of the two bowls measures 4 3/8” diameter at the top by 1 ¾” deep by 3 ¼” diameter at the base...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #608273 (stock #2)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
A fine Arita porcelain sake cup washing stand - known as a haisen. The piece as an underglaze blue decoration of a two huts in a hilly landscape the interior of the bowl - side of bowl decorated with underglaze blue spots and dots. On the foot is a geometric design that is occasionally associated with Nabeshima ware. This Haisen is 6 1/2" tall and 4 1/2" diameter at the top and 3" diameter at the foot...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #895542 (stock #56)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$125.00
This is a very simple round bronze mirror with no decorations molded on the top. The knob on the upper surface has a large hole through it into which a silk or hemp cord would have been inserted to hold the mirror to the face. The knob had indentations on the top that we thought might be an inscription; however, our translators have not been able to verify that. The underside would have been highly polished to provide a reflection...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #964436 (stock #PR)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
This is a sumi ink sketch of two bijen-ga – court ladies – standing next to a tree. The drawing is signed, however we have been unable to get a translation as it is too faint.. The print is on very thin rice paper – there are no tears or holes: however, the upper right corner is slightly bent over. It measures 9” by 4” and we date it to the late 19th century, Meiji period – quite possibly older.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #462238 (stock #25)
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1910 item #1263373 (stock #63)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$350.00
This is a charming pair of antique Japanese cloisonne miniature vases. They have an elaborate floral design on each piece; and when is placed next to the other, you can see that they are mirror images of each other. Both pieces measure 3" high and are 1/2" diameter at the top - the base is 3/4" diameter - and the widest section of each measures 1 1/4" diameter...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #195238 (stock #48)
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 #1264369 (stock #38)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$495.00
Very handsome carved wood figure of a Japanese priest - I believe a Shinto priest as opposed to Buddhist. If you do a Google search for Shinto priests you will see many examples of this type hat and garments. Covered with a light gesso glaze - the piece stands 11" tall x 3 1/2" wide x 3" deep. The priest holds a scepter in one hand and a round object in the left hand. He wears an interesting garment of blue lined with red and with a gold decorative bordered on the bottom him...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #806761 (stock #64)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$125.00
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 : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1144290 (stock #22)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
This small footed dish is glazed in a lovely soft celadon glaze and as in impressed flower inside a depressed ring in the bottom of the dish. Then there are three impressed circles as the sides of the dish slope upwards.

The foot of the dish is unglazed as was typical of ceramics in that age. The dish measures 4 ¾” diameter by 1” deep. It is in excellent condition – there is a short ¾” stable hairline from centuries ago. We date it to the Ming Dynasty, circa 16th-17th centur...

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 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. It is in excellent condition with no chips or ...

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 : 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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #308933 (stock #5)
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. Measures three and three quarter inches long by two ad three quarter inches wide by one and one eighth inches hig...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #30937 (stock #PR)
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. Printed in 188...
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 - 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. There are some indications that the glaze has be...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #903383 (stock #56)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is an Imari dish that has been dated as from 1860 by a previous owner. The dish has all the classic overglaze enamel colors in its design – reds, greens, yellow and browns. The reserve design in the bottom of the dish depicts an inland sea scene of boats on the water and fishing huts on stilts sticking out over the water. In the background we find low hills nearby and taller mountains further away. The scene is surrounded by triangular geometric designs in three of the corners. The sides ...