Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #827024 (stock #18gg)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
This is a very nice Satsuma plate dating from the late Meiji period, circa 1885-1910. The design is that of large white Japanese crane in flight over a garden full of a variety of flowers. The design is a thick overglaze enamel – particularly so for the crane - over the traditional tan crackled ground of Satsuma. There is a clump of grass at the bottom of the garden and the entire rim has a design of a band triangles in green and red that nicely frame the main design...
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 #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. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1241856 (stock #49gg*)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is a nice wine bottle with an underglaze cobalt blue design that reads VOC inside a floral wreath and that trademark is repeated on the base of the bottle. The bottle measures 6” high and is 4” diameter at its widest. The bottle is in excellent condition.

It is possible that it actually dates from the 16th-17th century; however, there have been so many clever fakes and reproductions that have been made that we cannot validate such a date...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #918101 (stock #55)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
On Hold
This is a country folk pottery octagonal bowl with a hairline that has been repaired by staples. Rivets on porcelain (or metal clamp repair as it was once known) has its origins in China. Staples were a common β€” and obvious β€” means of repairing damaged ceramics in the 19th century. The octagonal bowl has a glossy light turquoise glaze in the interior. The decorative interest is on the sides...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #548655 (stock #PR)
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 : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1143728 (stock #1821onlyIchi)
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 : 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 β€œHeian Kouraku” – β€œHeian” means Kyoto...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #647932 (stock #2gg*)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
A Japanese bronze mirror with polished surface on one side -- the reflection side - and a detailed design of flying cranes in clouds on the back. The side with the design is accentuated with hundreds of impressed dots that set out the cranes and clouds in low relief. There was once a handle - now long since broken off. The mirror measures 4 7/8" diameter and is 1/8" thick - fine patina and condition. We date the piece to the late Edo to early Meiji period, circa 1850-1875.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #966472 (stock #20DD)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is a fine Japanese Kyoto Kiyomizu-yake plate by the artist known as Tosa, early Meiji period, circa 1870-1895. Tosa was a potter who lived in Gosjosaka and learned his art from the Rokubei Family. He follows typical Kiyomizu style and his work shows taste and originality.

The plate has a lovely low relief design of white flowers (daisies ?) on a light chocolate brown ground...

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...
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 : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1029823 (stock #48)
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. It might well have been some other type of ve...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1154915 (stock #24AA)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
This is an amusing brown pottery teapot in the shape of a Tanuki – a legendary Japanese creature. (See Footnote). The teapot measures 3 3/5 β€œin diameter and is 3” high. The body is molded into the Tanuki shape. On the sides it has a relief design of a running boy on one side and a bucket and cup on the other. There are two pottery rings attached to the top of the teapot near the lid.. The handle of the teapot was broken off cleanly in transit to us. We have repaired it with Super Glue so i...
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. Excellent condition with no cracks - a v...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #940578 (stock #83AA)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is a very fine signed late Edo Japanese Gosho doll in the position of a small boy seated with his arm upraised and holding what appears to be a bow in his left hand. The doll is rich in detail, it was well modeled in an artfully executed pose. The one-piece body is finished in white gofun (crushed oyster shell), and the expressive facial features are delicately hand painted. The doll is scantily clad with an embroidered tan/gold chirimen silk bib or stomach cloth (β€œharagake”) which is t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1279032 (stock #46A21onlyIch)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
A charming Japanese pottery water dropper, suiteki, used by scholars to moisten the solid sumi ink for use in calligraphy or pictures. The suiteki measures 1.6" long by 1.3" wide by .9" thick. It is in very fine condition with one small chip on the bottom edge and the bottom of the piece does show normal surface wear from usage. We date the piece to the mid Meiji period, circa 1880s-90s.

The top of the suiteki has a relief design of a Japanese crane in flight with its legs streaming out...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #588367 (stock #39gg)
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.