Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #913934 (stock #17)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$350.00
This is a smallish Chinese bronze β€œGU” form – with totally plain simple design. The piece measures 4 ¾” high and is 4” diameter at the top. It is in very good shape – fine patina – one ½” crack in the bottom rim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1164749 (stock #5)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$325.00
This lovely figure of Kannon, the Japanese Goddess of Mercy, is very nicely modeled and nicely carved at the base’s edges. We believe it to be an example of white Kutani – it is possible that it is late Hirado ware. The okimono is quite heavy for its size - and there is the characteristic tan color on the base that could indicate it to be Hirado.

The figure is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restorations. It measures 7 ½” tall by 3” wide at its widest diameter...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #834161 (stock #40)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
A matched pair of Japanese bronze vase urns with elephant head handles. On the sides are low relief castings of figures – they appear to be priests or lohans holding a small covered jar in their left hands. The pair measure 5” high and are 4” wide at the handles. They are not signed – condition is excellent with a nice old patina. We date them to the mid to late Meiji period, circa 1880-1910.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1074889 (stock #49)
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...
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1261939 (stock #45-2)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
A charming Japanese pottery water dropper, suiteki, used by scholars in preparing the sumi ink for calligraphy. This fine piece is shaped in the form of Mt. Fuji - but has the face of Okame peeking out of the side. When looked at from the side, the peak of Fuji-San then resembles a pointed hat on Okame's head...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1279130 (stock #40)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This is a very old Chinese bronze mirror - the top with relief designs of two carp circling the top of the mirror. There is a small round knob in the center on the top with a hole in it where a cord would have been inserted for using the mirror. The polished side has some discoloration but very little verdigris. The piece is 3.9" diameter and is .3" " thick - it weighs 120 Gm (4.2 oz)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #881337 (stock #PR)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
This is a print of what appears to be a scene from a Kabuki play – I base that on the fact that the palanquin bearer has his eyes crossed in the classic pose (mei) used in Kabuki (for an explanation of β€œmei” see the ending paragraph). The print portrays a high-ranking woman looking down in anger at a seated palanquin bearer who appears to have made some kind of mistake or dropped his corner of the palanquin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1262469 (stock #40)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
A very fine mid- Meiji bronze pricket candle stick with relief decorations. It stands on a tripod base - on the "knees" of which are surmounted high relief tao tsie (demon) masks. There are two elephant handles on the upper portion for holding the candlestick whilst transporting it between rooms...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1051687 (stock #57)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
A lovely Satsuma mukozuke with an off center design of orange flowers and green leaves in soft pastel colors and two gosu blue butterflies flitting overhead. The dish has the characteristic pale tan crackle glaze of Satsuma...
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 : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #825854 (stock #18)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$450.00
A very dynamic large 12” diameter charger decorated in thick overglaze enamels on a white porcelain base. The design is that of two fishing boats – both of which have thatched roofs and furled sails. The two fishermen appear to be either talking or passing some object from one boat to the other...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #726783 (stock #12)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
An early Meiji Japanese porcelain dish - Nabeshima porcelain - with an underglaze cobalt blue geometric design on the top of the dish. The foot has the characteristic vertical combed foot design and there are two of the traditional "cash" designs on the underside of the rim.

The dish measures 6 1/4 " diameter and is 1 3/4" high. We date it to the early Meiji period,circa 1870-1890. Condition is generally good - there is a stable old hairline on the rim.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #576462 (stock #75)
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". We date it to ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1201307 (stock #40)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$150.00
This is a fine old plain undecorated utilitarian Yatate from the last Edo period, circa 1839-1850. It measures 8/ 3"long - the stem is 1.2: in circumference and the inkwell is 1 1/4I diameter - it weighs 130 grams. The condition is generally fine. There are a couple of dents in the stem from long use and age - but the piece is still quite usable. You can still see cakes of the ink in the ink holder at the end of the yatate. What might appear as a crack in the lid of the ink holder in photo # 3...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1264638 (stock #70)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
This is a Japanese lacquer sculptured compote (makie takatsuki) dating from the late Meiji period, circa 1890-1915. The compote has a black roiro lacquer ground over the entire raised tray. On the top it is decorated with flecks of gold takamakie decoration and a design of an Okina Noh mask in high relief, very finely done . The compote measures 8 3/16” high x 10 1/8” - the round foot is 3 1/2" diameter. There is one small nick on the top rim at about 2:00 o’clock in the photo and a rubbed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1261645 (stock #54)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$495.00
This is an Arita blue and white Japanese plate in the style of the Chinese Kraak ceramics. The plate has a design of a plump sage at rest in his garden. The main design is surrounded by a band of overlapping circles – then the border is done in the exact style of the Kraak plates illustrated in the book on Kraak by Renaldi. The rim has a nice sharp foliate ruffled edge.

The tip off that this is a Japanese dish is on the back – the back is totally clear of design with the exception o...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1226577 (stock #75)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
This is a Tobacco tray called a TABAKO-BON of Japanese made of the lovely Negoro lacquer. It dates from the late Meiji period, circa 1850 - 1905. The box measures 6 5/8" square and is 3 1/8" at the rims. Negoro lacquer ware is lacquer ware of Wakayama Prefecture with the oldest history in Japan. Tobacco was known in Japan since the 1570s at the earliest. By the early 17th century, kiseru had become popular enough to even be mentioned in some Buddhist textbooks for children. The kiseru evolved al...