Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

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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 : Earthenware : Pre 1837 VR item #1278152 (stock #63)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
SOLD
This is a fascinating pottery bowl - we are not quite sure whether it is a summer chawan (teabowl with slanted sides for use in the summer) or a sake bowl. The bowl was acquired years ago from an estate and the person who consigned was told by her grandmother that it is from the early 1800s and had been in the family for generations. The bowl measures 6" diameter that the top by 2 1/8" high at the rim. The low footed base is 2" diameter...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #578235 (stock #81)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$495.00
A fine Japanese standard cloisonné vase with a design of a crane walking next to a large bamboo stalk with many branches and leaves. Dark turquoise ground is rather rare – unsigned – excellent condition with no chips or hairlines. Dates from the Golden Age of Japanese Cloisonne, 1880-1895. Measures 3 1/2" high and is 2" diameter at the shoulder.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #724785 (stock #12)
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 : Glass : Pre 1900 item #1265218 (stock #62)
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 : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #838410 (stock #37)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
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This is a late Qing porcelain bowl with a transfer design of a Qilin in blue and white on a white porcelain body. The outer sides of the bowl have two reserves showing a running Qilin with some sort of branch in its mouth – these are separated by blue and white geometric designs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1255871 (stock #Inros)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This is a rare mid to late 19c Japanese bamboo / wood carved Japanese Tonkotsu, tobacco box. The body is made of bamboo and the top cover and the bottom are made of a medium brown wood. The top of the tonkotsu is carved on one side with a series of characters which we understand make up an ancient Chinese poem. My colleague who does translations for us said that the only character which he could make out is "Renge" meaning Lotus...
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 : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1274068 (stock #45-2)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
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Here we offer an very lovely Kanzashi set with a beautiful design of birds. flowing streams and maple leaves. It is quite detailed in its design - more so than most. The Kogai (hair stick) is 6" long and the ends are 1/2" square - - the Kushi (comb) is 3 3/8" long by 1 1/2" high at the middle by 1/4" thick at the top. They are both in excellent condition - the Kushis has one tiny frit at the bottom of one end - the frit can be seen in photo number 6...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1283050 (stock #26)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is a two toned pottery figure of a standing Daruma holding a long ruyi sceptre. Bodhidharma - frequently referred to as Daruma - was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century CE. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Ch'an to China, and regarded as its first Chinese patriarch. According to Chinese legend, he also began the physical training of the Shaolin monks that led to the creation of Shaolin Kung Fu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1241856 (stock #49)
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 : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1910 item #845523 (stock #86)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
This is a very appealing example of a category of Japanese dolls that are know as Gosho Ningyo. It is in the form of a crawling infant with a red bib and a red ribbon around his waist – on the bottom is a multi colored striped cloth square. The doll measures 7” long and is 4 ½” high by 3 3/8” wide. It is in reasonably good condition – a couple of spots where the gofun has either cracked or worn off – and the left hand and head have been restored at some time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1126889 (stock #2)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
This nicely painted Arita bowl measures 5 ¾” diameter and is 1 ¾” deep at the rim. The rim has the classic brown overglaze band of color and the rim is scalloped for a soft effect. The landscape design is executed in underglaze blue and white and features a nearby hill with what appears to be a curved bridge and is next to a body of water. In the distance one can see a much taller hill or mountain and, on the water, a boat...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1265587 (stock #STDY)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,500.00
An interesting large grey schist carving of Mourners at Buddha's funeral - dates from the 2nd/3rd century. This fine piece is mounted safely on a shiny lacquered back board and measures 14" x 7 1/2" x 2 1/2" exclusive of its mounting.

The Gandharan Empire was located in what is now largely occupied by North West India, Pakistan and Afghanistan...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1259411 (stock #74)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
A Japanese Meiji to Taisho lacquer suzuribako – omega shaped with two makie gold lacquer butterflies facing each other in the center of the upper section. There is a geometric border in makie gold on the outside edges and an inkstone inside. The writing box measures 6 5/8" wide by 4" high by 1 3/8" thick.

It is in generally very good condition - the lower section has two cracks on opposite sides of the space where the inkstone rests - we think this might have been caused by expansio...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #887708 (stock #56)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is a handsome Japanese pottery shallow bowl in the shape of a boat. On the inside of the boat is an elaborate underglaze design in cobalt blue of a Buddhist symbol and two sets of hanging wisteria. The prow of the boat has a small blue flower on it and the stern has a dark cobalt design with a loosely drawn flower. (I particularly like the fact that the small bulbous prow of the boat is slightly off center.) The entire upper body of the bowl has a soft celadon glaze that offsets the dark bl...
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. They a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1242303 (stock #PR)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,295.00
DONATED
This is a rare Japanese woodblock triptych from a group of prints known as Yokohama-e. Yokohama-e (literally “Yokohama pictures”) are ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock prints depicting foreigners and scenes of Yokohama. In 1859, the port of Yokohama was opened to foreigners, and ukiyo-e artists, primarily of the Utagawa school, produced more than 800 different woodblock prints in response to a general curiosity about these strangers. The production of Yokohama-e ceased in the 1880s. This print trip...