Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #713907 (stock #1AAA)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
This is a lovely pottery waterdropper as used by scholars to apply small amounts of water to the solidified ink stones when doing calligraphy. Great shape of a classic double gourd with dark green leaf leaning against a small cup. I believe this piece dates from the mid 19th century. What has me puzzled is the exact pottery style - it appears to be Chinese Yixing purple clay ware - but could equally be Japanese Banko ware of the period...
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 : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #1241384 (stock #46DDD)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$895.00
Armoire
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)...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #740578 (stock #55gg*)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
A Chinese viewing stone for the scholars desk. This one is made of pure quartzite and resembles a group of ice boulders piled up – perhaps like the end of a glacier. The stone measures 6” wide by 4 ½” high by 3 ¾” deep and is mounted on a nicely fitted wooden stand with legs. We believe this one dates from the late 19th to early 20th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #1265218 (stock #62DD)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
A very simple and lovely Peking glass small vase made to simulate a pale celadon nephrite jade. As Peking glass makers experimented with their craft, they delighted in coming up with formulae that could simulate various minerals such as jade, hardstones, agates, etc. This is a classic simulation of nephrite jade with slight streakiness in the interior to replicate the natural striations in jade. There is a very thin layer of whitish glass lining the interior of the neck...
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"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1029823 (stock #48hh*)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
125.00
This is an unusually shaped pottery kendi with a milk chocolate color to it – it appears to have a light transparent glaze to allow the color of the clay to show through. It is not shaped like any other Kendi we have ever seen. We have had kendi with long spouts such as this piece – but never one with an extended bent handle like this. Because most kendi do not have a handle, we are not even positive that this pouring vessel is, in fact, a kendi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #681295 (stock #23gg)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
A charming little pure white porcelain infant feeding cup decorated with underglaze blue peaches and branches. The pottery is that of Kyo-Yaki as they produced white porcelains to rival those of Hirado. The cup measures 3 ¾” long by 3” wide and is 1 ¾” deep. We date it to the mid Meiji period, circa 1890s. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restorations. There is a four character mark on the base which has been translated as “Heian Kouraku” – “Heian” means Kyoto...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1278766 (stock #58gg)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
A handsome Awata Satsuma sake pourer with a fine design of four figures in thickly applied overglaze primary colors - very lovely combination of colors on the fine crackle Satsuma ground - yellow, green, blues, reds. Signed on the side with three character signature. These have been translated as “Yodo,”(the upper right single Kanji character and the two large Kanji letter read as “Shibafuji”. The piece measures 5 1/4" tall and is 3 1/2" diameter at the widest...
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. K...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1074889 (stock #49hh)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$150.00
This is a charming small bowl with an overglaze blue transfer design of six small boys playing and dancing. The image is good for a transfer design and the scene is one of merriment. The bowl measures 6””diameter at the top and is 1 3/4” deep. The rim of the bowl has a lightly scalloped edge. In the bottom of the bowl is a reserve set aside with a band of Greek key geometrics – these surround a reserve that has a picture of two peaches.

The outer sides of the bowl have small sp...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1146509 (stock #28AAA)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is a very dynamic and arresting pottery of Daruma from the Shiwan kilns. It would have been made during the late Qing dynasty, circa 1880s-1910. The legendary Zen Monk, Daruma, is shown in a standing posture and wearing his classical hooded gown which is glazed with brilliant Sancai or Sang de Boeuf(oxblood) glaze while his face, arm and foot show the typical brown unglazed clay color.

A very unusual feature is that the left forearm and hand of the figure were modeled separately ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #780264 (stock #65DD)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
A handsome Japanese dish with a celadon glaze over all and a green and red dragon curled into a circular shape in the center of the dish . On the top of the dish, we find a relief molding of flowers around the rim in the same celadon glaze. The bottom of the dish in plain celadon and the bottom rim is unglazed. The dish measures 7" wide by 5 5/8" top to bottom and is 1 1/2" deep. There are a few kiln spots where foreign particles in the kiln were baked into glaze and a stable firing hairline cr...
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 : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #724785 (stock #12gg)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
A rather rare example of a Japanese portable lamp with a spur inside to hold a candle and an hooded ovoid opening in the front to insert the candle and protect it from the wind. On the back there is a metal strap that could be used to hang the lamp on a wall. We date the piece to the late Edo to early Meiji period, circa 1840-1870. Excellent patina with rust and wear – but still in usable condition. The lamp measures 9 ½” tall and is 3 ½” in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1920 item #1024996 (stock #SNFgg**)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$125.00
This is an interesting Chinese snuff bottle which we date to the middle 19th century, Qing dynasty. The bottle has a very thick and unctuous pure white glaze. On the two flattened sides there are designs of flowers executed in underglaze cobalt blue and red and green .

The flowers are in an star like arrangement. We have no idea what kind of flowers they represent as I have no gardening expertise at all.

The base the bottle is unglazed and shows the tan clay from which the bottle...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #608273 (stock #2gg*)
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. The walls are thick and the overall weight is fairly heavy – we think this was to keep it up...