Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1255776 (stock #3)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
WAS $395 - NOW $295
A boldly painted pottery dish with a design of bright red flowers and dark green leaves. It measures 9" diameter by 3/5" deep at the rim. Sgned on the bottom - "Oomiya Fujioka Zo kore" which translates as "This was made by Fujioka Oomiya". Dates from mid to late Meiji, circa 1880-1900. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restorations.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #600405 (stock #SNF)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
An old Japanese kimekomi doll of a small boy with outstretched right arm. The doll is an original kamo ningyo in that it is made of willow wood with the face and hands left unfinished. The hand on this doll has become slightly detached and is hanging from the sleeve at the rest - easily corrected.

The doll measures 2 5/8" high by 3" wide by 1 7/8" deep - we date it to the mid to late Edo to early Meiji period,circa 1850-1890s...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1252675 (stock #PR)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$595.00
An interesting print depicting an outdoor performance of a Kabuki play in progress –obviously in front of a group of dignitaries in a pavilion. (Some of the onlookers seem to be distracted or bored by the look of their expressions and posture). The main actor is shown in profile and is wearing a beautiful costume and a flowing wig – perhaps a lion dancer.

The print is by Ikkesai Yoshitoshi, who is more commonly known as Ttsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1848-1892...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1292170 (stock #60)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This is a fine three dimensional sculptured earthenware torso of a Majapahit woman (possibly a Chieftain's wife) mounted on a wood stand. The torso 73/4" high by itself (9" when mounted on the wooden stand). It is 5 1/2" wide by 3 1/4" thick front to back. The wooden stand us 8" wide by 3 1/4" deep by 1 3/4" thick at the base. As you can see in the photographs, most of the woman's right arm has been broken off from the shoulder to below the elbow. The left arm is broken off above the elbow...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1078105 (stock #SNF)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is a quite lovely Chinese kingfisher hair pin, late Qing, 19th century – 2 ¼” wide by 7/8” high by 1/8” –deep – the pin is 2 3/8” long. It is in excellent condition with no losses. We date it to 19th century, Qing dynasty.

For 2,000 years, the Chinese have been using the iridescent blue feathers of kingfisher birds as an inlay for fine art objects and adornment, from hairpins, headdresses, and fans to even panels and screens...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1129309 (stock #10)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,100.00
This is a Sawankhalok kendi with a bulbous body, a short neck, a flange around the mouth and a mammary spout. It is decorated on the body and spout with low relief floral and geometric motifs and is glazed in a medium celadon olive green glaze. The kendi dates from circa the 15th-16th century. The kendi measures 5 ½” high and is 5 ¼” from the tip of the spout to the back of the body. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restorations...
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 : 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 : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1279032 (stock #46A)
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #423492 (stock #27)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$795.00
A finely potted tall slim vase with brown/black glaze accented with vertical ribbing in white. The vase measures 8 3/4" tall and is 3 3/8" diameter at it's widest.

This type of black wares is described by Margaret Medley in her classic reference book: "Yuan Porcelain and Stoneware", Faber and Faber, London, 1974 as follows – " The pieces forming this group were made at Pa-ts’un and also at other kilns in the area...

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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #934610 (stock #24)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
This is a charming small bowl with an overglaze blue transfer design of Daikoku dancing as a companion plays the flute. There are two Kanji characters on Daikoku’s top fan - these translate to "Honen" (Fruitful year). We have not had the bottom fan translated. The image is good for a transfer design and the scene is one of merriment. The bowl measures 7 ¼”diameter at the top – 3 ¾” diameter at the base – and is 2 3/8” high. The rim of the bowl has what we believe to be an undergl...
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 1837 VR item #1128015 (stock #3)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
This is a country Ming round pottery jar measuring 3 ¼” high by 4” diameter at the waist. The main body has a tan crackle finish glaze. There is an incised circle around the jar – two underglaze blue circles encircling the base - and a simple drawing in blue underglaze of what could be a snail. The vase measures 3 ¼ ”high by 4” diameters at its widest. The bottom is unglazed and shows the tan clay from which the jar was potted. We date it to the late Ming to early Qing dynasties. It...
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. On the bottom rim there is are two designs in gosu blue of stylized vines with a bright orange and yellow flower in the middle of the two scrolls.

The dish is signed in raised gold lacquer and has the cross in a circle that is the sign of the Shimazu clan – the bl...

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 : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1238133 (stock #Stdy-Shlves)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$195.00
The tray measures 10.7 " inches square and is 1.3" high at the rim. The design is executed in makie and takamakie on a shiny black roiro ground. The design is an interesting scene of a woman leaning over a stream and filling a bucket in the stream. In the bucket there is a long stemmed stick that almost looks like an arrow sticking out of the bucket - perhaps it is a stirring stick. Behind her is a large pine tree. The horizontal limbs of the tree are done in silver colored lacquer.

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