Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

Our Phasing Out Process Continues. As of December 1, 2014, ALL items in our catalog are now on sale at a discount of FIFTY PER CENT - 50 % - from the Listed Price.

In addition, Twenty Five Per Cent - 25 % of the items in our inventory carry the phrase - "Or Best Offer". These "Best Offer" items are scattered throughout the entire inventory. As each of these items are sold - we will then add another item to the "Best Offer" group.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1146731 (stock #86)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
SOLD
A very fine quality early Japanese Kendi with pale green, blue, yellow, pink and red decoration in overglaze enamels. The design includes a faintly seen ho-o (phoenix) bird).The colors of the enamels are highly reminiscent of early Kakiemon pieces, however we believe this piece to be early Ko-Imari. The top rim and the end of the spout are circled in a soft silver colored metal (not tested) with a finely chased geometric rim on circle at the top and a stylized flower on the metal spout closer...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1263793 (stock #55-60)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$695.00
A middle Ming stone (granite?) head of a lohan in full round. The head is mounted on a plexi glass stand and measures 4" high by 3 1/2 " deep by 3" wide - with the stand the piece measures 5 3/8" high. It is in excellent condition with only a slight hint of a chip on the left side of the nose - no other condition problems. The stand itself is 3" square by 1" high. There are very faint traces of red gesso coloring in the folds...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1260055 (stock #SNF BXS)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
OR BEST OFFER
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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1266993 (stock #61)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
OR BEST OFFER
A lovely studio porcelain dish by Genroku Tominaga (1859-1920) with a handsome ho-o bird surrounded by the kiri mon - emblems of the Empress. This lovely dish is 6" long x 5" wide x 1 1/2" deep - signed with the Genroku seal on the base. For an example of Genroku's work, see "Treasures of Imperial Japan - Ceramics from the Khalili Collection" pp. 40. Excellent condition. Genroku is generally classified in the same top caliber as Makuzu Kozan and Seifu Yohei III...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1228489 (stock #58)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
OR BEST OFFER
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1278517 (stock #86)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$495.00
This is an top quality figure made of Bizen ware by one of the great artists to work in that medium. It is a fairly large molded sculpture of a man seated on the back of a dark reddish brown bullock. I have been informed by a very knowledgeable Japanese colleague that this style of ceramic statue is known as "NOTTARI". The piece is signed with a set of Kanji characters that say "Bizen" and the name of the artist - Kimura-Chojuro-Yukei...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1083111 (stock #79)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$795.00
This is a classic Blanc de chine figure of a Temple Lion – also known as the Dog of Fo. The piece measures 6” high by 3” wide by 2 1/8” and has a joss stick tube holder on its side. It is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks – just the usual small firing flaws. We date the piece to the middle 18th to very early 19th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1910 item #336128 (stock #SNF)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$125.00
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
$195.00
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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 : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #1283305 (stock #60)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
Here we have a fine statue of the great monk Kukai - also known as Kōbō-Daishi - seated in a golden throne. As is almost always the case, he is shown seated with his legs under him and his pair of shoes resting on a lower rung...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #979400 (stock #55)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$195.00
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. There are some indications that the glaze has be...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1283828 (stock #58)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
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. The caddy has a tan lid - apparently some sort of horn - and comes in its ow...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1257907 (stock #INROS)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$995.00
Was $1,250 - Now $995
This is a Chinese hand carved card case made of some sort of bone - probably cow or ox. It has an very intricate relief carving on all sides and tops portraying dozens of people engaged in various activities - foliage drooping from balconies - pagodas - bridges and a generally busy village scene. It has remarkable detail covering every square millimeter of the piece. The previous owner had stated that the piece dates from about 1830 - however, there is no provenance to prove that dating, so w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1910 item #1255840 (stock #SNFS)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is a bold dark black netsuke that was carved from a black stone into the shape of an eggplant - we believe the material to be JET - see footnote. The detailing is nice with the stem and leaves well defined. It is in excellent condition - two tiny scuff marks on the large end from usage. The netsuke measures 2 1/8" long by 1 1/2" wide at its widest and is 5/8" at the widest front to back - it weighs 2 ounces. We date the netsuke to the mid-Meiji period, circa 1885-1900.

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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". We dat...
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. It is in excellent conditio...
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. The top opening of the piece has an evert rim – probably useful in rubbing the excess ink off the brush as it emerges from inside. The inside is white glazed and shows signs of old ink from brushes having been dipped into the washer.

The brush washer measures 2 7/8” diameter and is 1 5/8” deep. It is in...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #932730 (stock #46)
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A very finely carved bamboo wrist rest as used in the scholar's studio to protect the item he is painting from having the ink smear. The design on this piece is a fascinating picture of Kwanyin riding on the back of a fierce fire breathing animal - possibly a shi shi (although they are usually shown as more benign). The design is all hand carved.

The wrist rest measured 9 3/4" long by 3 3/4" wide and is 7/8" high at the tallest point of the curved top. It is in excellent condition wit...