Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

Our Phasing Out of Business Process Continues - ALL items in our catalog are now on sale at a discount of FIFTY PER CENT - 50 % - from the Listed Price.

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 : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #7275 (stock #22)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$125.00
A charming little ceramic figure of the most popular of the Japanese Seven household gods - Daikoku. Standing on his rice bag and holding his hammer of prosperity, this fine early Japanese pottery figure measures 4" tallx 1 3/4" deep x 1 3/4" wide. Good condition - normal surface wear and one tiny chip on the base. Circa 1900.
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 : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #195238 (stock #48)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
Late Meiji standard and gin bari cloisonne vase. Covered with iridescent primary, green and blue shades, with purple, pink, and white accents. A most unusual design in the form of four fleur de lis between two bands of green/blue ginbari dots. Not signed. It is in excellent condition - one tiny dimple that does not break the surface - no chips, cracks, dings, no enamel loss, definitely well cared for. Measures 5 1/8" tall and is 2 1/4" diameter at the shoulder...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #257249 (stock #48)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
A fine detailed wooden carving of the Goddess Kishibojin carrying a small child in her arms. Including the stand, the piece measures 7 3/4" tall x 3" diameter x 2 1/2" deep. The figure alone measures 4 1/2" high x 1 3/4" wide x 1 3/4" deep. Dates from the late Edo to early Meiji Period, circa 1840-1880. Generally good condition with the normal wear to the color and gesso. The right hand is missing and the toes of both feet are gone. Kishibojin is the Buddhist goddess who looks after children...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1910 item #261566 (stock #57)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
Miniature Japanese Satsuma earthenware pottery kogo – small covered box – probably a figure of Hotei – done in classic tan crackle glaze with highlights of gosu blue – green- rust – gold. Interior a medium green glaze. Signed on the base in a green reserve cartouche. We date this to the Meiji period - probably around 1880-1895 – could be earlier. Measures 2 ½” long x 2 ½” wide x 2” high. Excellent condition – one tiny frit on the inside rim of the top.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #270453 (stock #3)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
Two mukozuke dishes - appetizer dishes used in the were used as part of the service to serve the kaiseki meal, part of the formal tea ceremony. Both dishes are glazed in a soft tan crackle glaze that is very possibly Karatsu pottery, although we have not encountered Karatsu that also has an overglaze element in the design such as that in these two dishes...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #280367 (stock #10)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$325.00
A lovely Bizen saikumono (carved figure) of the Japanese Goddess of Mercy, Kannon. Kannon stands with her arms folded under her robes and holding a scroll as she looks down with a contemplative and serene expression. The figure dates from the late Meiji period and stands 9 7/8" high by 3 1/4" wide and 3" deep. Excellent condition with some very small chipping to the toes on both feet...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #286194 (stock #7)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
A fine handled cup from the famous Nanking Cargo, still bearing the paper label from the 1986 auction by Christie’s Amsterdam. The cup is a pure white porcelain and measures 2 3/4" high x 2 5/8 diameter (exclusive of the handle). One tiny rim frit which can be seen clearly in the photos. The pieces date from 1751 and before, when the Dutch East India Company’s ship The Geldermalsen sank off Batavia on January 3 1752...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #292193 (stock #26)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$595.00
19th Century Japanese Hirado fine porcelain figural ewer, modeled with a representation of the Household Deity, Fukurukuju the god of Longevity. Fukurukuju is shown smiling with his little teeth bared in a smile and holding onto a sack. Condition of the piece is very good with no damage. It probably had a small simple cover which set down into the Ewer, but this cover is now missing. There are a few tiny 'in the making' kiln firing cracks, see photo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #292401 (stock #22)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$195.00
A lightly fluted footed Japanese pottery bowl with decoration of a dakon radish in iron rust color with matte green leaves. Interesting thick crackle glaze with pooling celadon - could be Satsuma but not positive enough to state that with total certainty. Measures 4 ½” diameter x 1 ¾” high – foot is 1 5/8” diameter – late Meiji period, circa 1890-1915.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #308933 (stock #5)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
An Arita rectangular water dropper with underglaze blue border surrounding a low relief molded chrysanthemum. One side of the dropper is rough and it appears to have been used as a match striking surface; probably to soften the hard ink before using the water to mix it further. The piece is in excellent condition with the usual ink stains at the spout and at the top water entry hole...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #334264 (stock #SNF)
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 : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1910 item #336128 (stock #SNF)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
An early Chinese pottery snuff bottle decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with a design of the Yin/Yang symbol surrounded by six sets of three stripes in a round reserve. On the two sides there is a cross on the neck in the same cobalt blue. The bottle is a flattened rounded hexagonal shape on a raised foot. This tiny bottle measures 1 7/8" high by 1 1/4" wide by 1/2" thick. Excellent condition - no stopper or spoon - a couple of frits to the base. We date this bottle to the mid to late 19th cen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #351611 (stock #22)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
A fine early olive green celadon Chinese dish – late Ming to early Qing period – an impressed flower in cavetto – sits on a raised foot. The dish measures 5" in diameter and is 1" deep. Excellent condition wih only one very tight early hairline crack at the rim - a rich thick celadon glaze.
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. The pieces forming the group are often massive, with white ribs in ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #431067 (stock #13)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
A handsome small Oribe glaze kogo (incense case) dating from the mid to late Meiji Period. The kogo measures 2" diameter and is 1 5/8" high. It is in generally good condition with some small chips where the glaze has come off at the edges. A very similar small square kogo is illustrated in the classic reference book:"Oribe" by Takeshi Murayama,Kodansha International, Ltd., 1982 on page 25, plate # 38. That one is Edo period - the one offered is late 19th century.