Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1324155 (stock #Wht Shlvs)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$795.00
This is a very rare small pottery figure from the Sawankhalok potters of the 14th-16th century. It depicts a seated man holding a chicken in his lap. The top 60% of the piece is glazed in a muted celadon - the lower 40 % part and the base are unglazed.

The best known of all traditional Thai ceramics are those from Sukhothai and Sawankhalok. Sukhothai wares were generally treated with a creamy white slip and decorated in black with an opaque or greenish glaze...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1322181 (stock #86)
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SOLD
A handsome round Japanese brushwasher on tripod legs. The top of the piece has a band of circular design. At the shoulder there are fourteen small reserves – half with Kanji characters and the rest with small scenes - a house, a spider, two huts, two men playing go, another house, a house on a lake and a fisherman. The body has a design of geometric reverse swastikas – an ancient Asian symbol...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1293968 (stock #SHLVS)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This fukusa probably dates from the late Edo to early Meiji periods circa 1840s - 1890s. It measures 31 1/2" by 28" and is backed with a large piece of red silk. The fukusa is in generally good shape. There are two strong horizontal and vertical lines from having been folded - these can easily be pressed out when framing the fukusa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1293319 (stock #48)
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$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...
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 : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1291582 (stock #55)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,095.00
This is a handsome charger in underglaze blue and white from the Sawankhalok district in the northern part of Sukothai Province, northern Thailand. The charger has a fine design of six stylized flowers surrounding a central reserve of a calligraphic figure - not translated. These are all enclosed in a double ring - which, which another band of flowers is found - again are enclosed by a double ring. The outer rim has a thin band of geometric extended circles...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1286133 (stock #40)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$495.00
This is a most unusual hand mirror. The majority of those we have owned over the years were made of solid bronze. This one appears to have been made with an alloy containing silver and bronze. It measures 4.9"" in diameter and is .7" thick. It weighs a heavy 29 ounces - 1.8 pounds - 830 grams. The top of the mirror has a very intricate and extremely well executed in deep relief. It is in excellent condition with no breaks or cracks - just a small amount of verdigris has formed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #1285260 (stock #58)
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On Hold
This a small but handsome wooden sculpture of a famous scholar of the Heian Period - see Footnote. The piece measures 3.3" (8.4cm) high by 2" (5.2cm) and is 3.5" (8.9cm) wide - it weighs 1.2 ounces (34 grams). While the entire piece is covered with years of incense smoke, the man still can be seen to have a very beautiful and calm face. It is in excellent condition - just a few flakes missing from back of the tall piece on his headdress...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1284413 (stock #70)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
We have had a number of fine examples of Japanese Negoro lacquer wares - plates, tobacco-bon and even inro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1283828 (stock #58)
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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. The caddy has a tan lid - apparently some sort of horn - and comes in its ow...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1283050 (stock #26)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is a two toned pottery figure of a standing Daruma holding a long ruyi sceptre. Bodhidharma - frequently referred to as Daruma - was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century CE. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Ch'an to China, and regarded as its first Chinese patriarch. According to Chinese legend, he also began the physical training of the Shaolin monks that led to the creation of Shaolin Kung Fu.

The object he holds in his right hand is a ruyi s...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1837 VR item #1279787 (stock #MBR-CLST)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$895.00
A very early Kutani charger/bowl measuring 12 1/4" diameter at the top - is 2 1/8" deep and is 6" diameter at the base. Beautifully painted with two deer amongst plants and brilliant peonies with a volcano (Fuji ?) in the background. The painting is almost folk art in it's simplicity and freedom. (I particularly enjoy the green antlers in the standing deer on the right - obviously the artist had a touch of extra green enamel on his brush from the leaves above and decided that the deer might as w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1279130 (stock #40)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This is a very old Chinese bronze mirror - the top with relief designs of two carp circling the top of the mirror. There is a small round knob in the center on the top with a hole in it where a cord would have been inserted for using the mirror. The polished side has some discoloration but very little verdigris. The piece is 3.9" diameter and is .3" " thick - it weighs 120 Gm (4.2 oz). It is almost impossible to state the age of the mirror - it has a very thick coating of verdigris over the enti...
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. We date the piece to the mid Meiji period, circa 1880s-90s.

The top of the suiteki has a relief design of a Japanese crane in flight with its legs streaming out...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1278766 (stock #58)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
A handsome Awata Satsuma sake pourer with a fine design of four figures in thickly applied overglaze primary colors - very lovely combination of colors on the fine crackle Satsuma ground - yellow, green, blues, reds. Signed on the side with three character signature. These have been translated as “Yodo,”(the upper right single Kanji character and the two large Kanji letter read as “Shibafuji”. The piece measures 5 1/4" tall and is 3 1/2" diameter at the widest. There is a small early r...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1837 VR item #1278152 (stock #63)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is a fascinating pottery bowl - we are not quite sure whether it is a summer chawan (teabowl with slanted sides for use in the summer) or a sake bowl. The bowl was acquired years ago from an estate and the person who consigned was told by her grandmother that it is from the early 1800s and had been in the family for generations. The bowl measures 6" diameter that the top by 2 1/8" high at the rim. The low footed base is 2" diameter. We date the bowl to the late Edo period, circa 1800-1830s....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1277841 (stock #73)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
Price is for the Pair
When we first acquired this pair of wooden molds many years ago we were told that they were Rice Molds. However, after a lot of research, I have found that rice balls -- called "onigiri" in Japanese are traditionally a favorite food to pack in bento boxes. They are traditionally molded into a round ball or a triangle. Since these molds were apparently not meant for that shape, we did some more research.

In doing so, we found another type of mold called a Kashigata - usually made of saku...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1277226 (stock #54)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This is a Japanese tea bowl - chawan - that has a very thick dark to medium brown glaze on the exterior done in a streaky hare's fur tenmoku glaze. The foot and the base are unglazed. The interior of the chawan is greyish white - almost dirty white - glaze with hints of pink.

There was some thought that this could be a piece from the Song dynasty, China, 12th-13th century. However the presence of the Kanji characters led us to the Japanese origin. The interior of the bowl has four Kanji...