Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1260055 (stock #SNF BXS)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
Charming pottery snuff bottle in the shape of the sacred peach of immortality - glazed in a soft white glaze and with an underglaze blue highlighting the leaves and in the design of a butterfly. No stopper. Excellent condition with one small chip on the lower end - see photo #4 - no other chips or cracks - measures 1 3/4" long x 1 1/2" wide x 1" thick - dated from mid to late 19th century, Qing Dynasty. A nice unusual shape for a collection of snuff bottles,
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 : 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1143728 (stock #18)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
This is an antiques Japanese pipe case made from bone – these are known as Kiseru-zutsu. The piece measures 6 ½” long and is 7/8” external diameter at its widest. It is a very cleverly made lid made from the same bone and hinged to fit over the end of the case when not in use. Just below the lid there is a raised loop of bone with a hole through it – this would have been used to thread a silk cord for hanging the case from the owners belt...
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 - 2Β½ " 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 : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1283828 (stock #58)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
SOLD
This is a tea caddy of Japanese KARATSU pottery ware. This was made about 130 years ago in the mid Meiji period, circa 1880s. The caddy measures 2.2" diameter at is widest and is 2.3" high. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restorations. The glaze is a dark tan to medium brown crackle glaze. The decoration is very strong - three sets of double rings with dark spots arranged at random along the rings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1264538 (stock #30)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This is an unique rendition of the Daruma carved from a natural burl wood. The head is masterfully carved and finished while the rest of the wood is left in it's natural state and cleverly depicts his flowing robes. The head is carved in the style known as itta-bori carving, which means "one knife carving". It is mounted on a fine dark wood base. Very good condition with no chips or cracks. It measures 6 1/2" wide by 5 1/2" high and is 2 3/4" deep. The stand is 6 1/4" by 3 3/4" by 1 1/2"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #923175 (stock #56)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This is an early and simple Vietnamese low bowl with a pale tannish celadon glaze with a crackle finish. The top and the bottom of the bowl are glazed, but the interior of the footed rim has some glaze drips but is primarily unglazed natural clay. The glaze tended to run unevenly in some areas, making for an unusual pattern. It has an interesting rim that is wider than one would expect and has a dip surrounding it. The bowl measures 7 7/8" diameter and is 1 3/8" deep...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #967782 (stock #61)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is a small brush washer on tripod legs glazed in a lovely soft turquoise/celadon glaze. On the side and top of the rim is a design of low relief flowers connected with vines...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1226925 (stock #60)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is a fine bell made of a copper and bronze alloy. When struck, it has a wonderful soft tone that hangs in the air for some time. The bell measures 7 1/2" high to the tip of the dragon's horns - the top is 2 3/4" diameter - and the bottom opening is 5 1/2" diameter - it weighs three pounds. We date it to the late Qing dynasty, circa 1850s - 1900. The bell is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips - a fine patina covers the entire bell.

Atop the bell is the hanger in the sh...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1261252 (stock #40)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
SOLD
This is a very well made bronze water dropper made in the shape of the traditional long tailed turtle. The tortoise holds a small round cup in its mouth that would have been used to drip the water onto the solid inkstone. A hole in the middle of the carapace is where the water would be poured into the body of the figure. The piece measures 4.9" long by 2.4" wide by 1.7" high at it highest - it weighs 6.7 ounces. It is in very good condition - there is some patina seen in the normal wear to the b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1274383 (stock #39)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$595.00
A stucco face of Buddha mounted on a custom Lucite stand. The face dates from the Six Dynasties style, probably from the Northern Qi dynasty, circa 550-577 AD, by the look of the sweet smile on his expression. The face measures 2" high by 2 3/4" wide by 1 1/4" deep and is in very good condition with very minor wear - mainly a small chip on the nose.

Northern Qi Dynasty was one of the Northern dynasties of Chinese history and ruled northern China from 550 to 577. It was the successor st...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1205875 (stock #SNF)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
Here we have a rare and lovely Chinese box/pendant. It is marked "SILVER" on the inside lip. On both sides of the piece it has a design executed in bright turquoise cloisonnΓ© ground with small hammered dots and low relief leaves. At the top and bottom of the piece are designs of small red, yellow and green flowers. There are also colorful flowers and green leaves on the thin side of the locket. There are intricate silver outlines on all of the flowers, leaves. Etc. On top of both sides there ar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1256113 (stock #Snfs)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
This is a fascinating piece - we are not sure what the original use was for this item, but it would most surely make a fine netsuke. The pendant is made of a copper/bronze alloy and has heavy verdi gris patina. (We have examined the patina with a ten power loupe and are convinced that it is genuine - not green paint that has been put on to resemble patina). The design is of a male figure standing atop a round Chinese coin. We do not have a translation for the characters on the coin - so are not...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #719453 (stock #1)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
SOLD
A handsome small jarlet with ribbing on the sides in an underglaze cobalt blue and an unglazed bottom. We were told by the previous owner that is dated from the Ming dynasty, however we have no proof of this dating so will be conservative and date it from the mid to late 19th century. The jarlet measures 1 ¼” high and is 2” in diameter. It has a crackle finish to the glaze – the rim and the base are unglazed and the base has some remnants of kiln grit and a portion of an old collectors l...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1293319 (stock #48)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
Here we have a very old Jian ware tea bowl, with rich earth tones that blend in a delicate gradient. The top diameter is 4" - the base diameter is 1 1/4" and the bowl stands 2" high at the rim. It sits on a short base and has a small lip and wide opening. It was dated as being from the Song Dynasty, 960-1279, however we have no provenance to prove that dating. So we will be conservative and date the piece only to the late Qing Dynasty, end of the 19th century. Nevertheless, we believe there is a...
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 : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #997254 (stock #29)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is an interestingly shaped bowl which we believe dates from the Ming dynasty and was done by a folk potter in the countryside. The bowl has a well defined foot – then flares up slightly – then takes a much steeper flare towards to top rim. The inside of the bowl has an underglaze cobalt blue design of a background of densely packed geometric figures. Then there are three reserves with similar patterns of an abstract nature. In the bottom of the piece there is a large Chinese character β...