Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

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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 : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1019784 (stock #29)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
This is a roughly potted and painted Chinese underglaze blue and white bowl in the style known as “Kitchen Ming”. The term is usually applied to every day porcelain used in China by the common people; mostly provincial blue and white 19th century Chinese export dishes and bowls with simplified decoration.

The bowl has a nice loose design of flowers and leaves on the side. The interior of the bowl has a double blue ring in underglaze blue and some kiln flaws in the center...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1256874 (stock #Nets)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$495.00
This is a fine old wooden netsuke with a shi shi family. The two parents sit on a pedestal – and, at their feet- is a small pup lying down with the two parents each having a foot on the pup. The netsuke is very well carved with excellent detail. We believe the wood to be boxwood. It has excellent patina from years of use. We date to the late Edo-early Meiji period, circa 1850-1880s.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #30937 (stock #PR)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
Number one in the famous series of Yoshitoshi's "One Hundred Aspects of the Moon". Also known as "By now you must be near Komakata - a cuckoo calls". According to John Stevenson - "Takao was the name chosen by eleven famous courtesans of the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The sixth was known for her writing talents, and it may be she who is illustrated here." This print was engraved by Yamamoto and bears the seal of Yoshitoshi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #728857 (stock #8)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
An interesting Japanese pottery vase from the Kutani kilns. The vase has an elaborate scene of scholars or immortals covering the main body of the vase. One immortal is riding a crane – we do not know the symbolism of this one. Another shows the Kinko Sennin riding a fish. Yet another has an immortal on the back of a minogame. Surrounding these three are other scholars or immortals standing around on a dark red enamel ground.

The vase measures 9 ¼” high and is 4” in diameter...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #569263 (stock #39)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$175.00
A Japanese bone jarlet with an inscribed design of cranes standing in a clump of irises with their long leaves. The lid of the jarlet has a deep relief carving of a mum. The jarlet measures 2" high and is 1 1/2" diameter. We date the piece to the late Meiji period. Excellent condition.
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 : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #4974 (stock #7)
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 : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1073783 (stock #49)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
This is fine Imari shallow bowl with a lovely decorated wide band on the rim executed in green and red nishiki geometric style. Nishiki is the Japanese word for "brocade”. The rim has a wavy slightly scalloped edge. Between the nishiki border and the reserve scene en cavetto, there are Buddhist symbols. In between those symbols are three sprays of the Three Friends of Winter – pine, bamboo and plum blossoms. The bottom of the plate has an underglaze design of a small village on a lake...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #979400 (stock #55)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
This is a sweet little water coupe with the lovely soft blue glaze color that distinguishes Qingbai ceramics. It measures 2 3/8" diameter at the top - 3 1/2" diameter at the widest - 2½ " diameter at the base and is1 2 1/2" high. It is in generally good condition. We believe that the top has been ground down for some reason some time in the past. We very much believe that the coupe could be from the Song dynasty based on the clay and the glaze...
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 1920 item #1149296 (stock #MBR)
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Collectors of Chinese and Japanese lacquerware will usually be familiar with a lacquer technique known as nuri-guri – see below for a full explanation of the technique. Over our 25 years of collecting we have had 4-5 examples of nuri-guri items – always either tea caddies (natsume) or small covered boxes( kogos). These small items usually are priced in the area of $350- $750. Here we have a truly rare and exciting nuri-guri lacquer table...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1265355 (stock #66)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This pair of Japanese Arita tea bowls with covers dates to about 1800. The polychrome decoration depicts landscape scenes with three figures crossing a bridge. The undersides of the lids are decorated with lotus medallions and the tops of the lids are marked...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #990903 (stock #53)
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. We date it to the late Edo to early Meiji period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1228489 (stock #58)
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 : 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 : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #271852 (stock #26)
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. We think the piece might be Bizen pottery - however, it does not have the light tan scattering of pale spots one normally associates with Bizen. Either way, it is a well executed piece with superb presence. Measures 5 1/8" tall bu 4 3/8" wide x 3 5/8" deep. Excellent condition - there is one small old chip on the base just under the left knee of the Daruma - ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1091252 (stock #25)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$125.00
This is small round sake dish with a bright design in over the glaze enamel of a Kabuki Actor in full regalia. The dish measures 2 3/4 diameter at the top, is 1 1/8" deep at the rim and has a 1" square raised foot.

The piece is in excellent condition and we date it to the late Meiji period, circa 1880s-1910. It has a mark on the top that translates as "Ishibashi".