Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1910 item #1263373 (stock #63)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$350.00
This is a charming pair of antique Japanese cloisonne miniature vases. They have an elaborate floral design on each piece; and when is placed next to the other, you can see that they are mirror images of each other. Both pieces measure 3" high and are 1/2" diameter at the top - the base is 3/4" diameter - and the widest section of each measures 1 1/4" diameter...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1262733 (stock #11)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
SOLD
Here we have a handsome Satsuma chawan (tea bowl) which was once a part of the Sasaki collection per an old sticker on the bowl. The design features a very nice thick overglaze enamel decoration of flowers - one of which goes over the rim to the other side.

The chawan has a notched foot - there is a pool of glazed celadon around the foot. We date the piece to the mid to late Meiji period, circa 1880s - 1910...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #813972 (stock #50)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
A mid Meiji period Arita blue and white shallow bowl with a scalloped edge and an underglaze design of geometrically stylized vines and flowers on the inside – a simple design of a band of karakusa vines on the upper side of the back of the bowl. The bowl has a few minor glazes flaws in the form of frits on one edge and some tiny spots on the interior where the glaze did not adhere. The bowl measures 5 ¾” diameter and is 2” high at the rim...
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 : 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 : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1275963
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
This is a different wooden netsuke - first, because it is quite roughly carved - almost like an ittobori carving in a Mingei (folk art) style. Second, because of the subject matter. The netsuke show a man with what appears to be an oni clinging to the man's legs. We are not sure if the creature is an oni or some other type of mythical creature - but it does have claws at the ends of both feet and legs - and there is a single horn on its head...
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1155514 (stock #39)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
This is a fine little country pottery shallow bowl with overglaze enamels of green and lavendar clouds on a yellow ground. There are also three stylized green bats on the exterior of the bowl. The Chinese word for bat is “fu,” which is a homophone of the word that means “good fortune.” The bat is thought to bring good fortune, happiness and longevity. The patterns of China's jade-ware have rich connotations...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1029823 (stock #48)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
125.00
This is an unusually shaped pottery kendi with a milk chocolate color to it – it appears to have a light transparent glaze to allow the color of the clay to show through. It is not shaped like any other Kendi we have ever seen. We have had kendi with long spouts such as this piece – but never one with an extended bent handle like this. Because most kendi do not have a handle, we are not even positive that this pouring vessel is, in fact, a kendi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1245147 (stock #39)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
SOLD
This miniature figure of a Qilin measures 2 1/2" long by 2 1/2" high to the tip of his horn by 1 1/8" wide. He is shown lying down with his head turned upwards, his tail resting on his left leg and the single horn protruding from the top of his head. The piece is in excellent condition. We date it to the 19th century, Qing dynasty. In discussing blanc de chine animals, Donnelly, author of the definitive reference book "Blanc de Chine" P.J...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #934610 (stock #24)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
This is a charming small bowl with an overglaze blue transfer design of Daikoku dancing as a companion plays the flute. There are two Kanji characters on Daikoku’s top fan - these translate to "Honen" (Fruitful year). We have not had the bottom fan translated...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #940578 (stock #83)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is a very fine signed late Edo Japanese Gosho doll in the position of a small boy seated with his arm upraised and holding what appears to be a bow in his left hand. The doll is rich in detail, it was well modeled in an artfully executed pose. The one-piece body is finished in white gofun (crushed oyster shell), and the expressive facial features are delicately hand painted. The doll is scantily clad with an embroidered tan/gold chirimen silk bib or stomach cloth (“haragake”) which is t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1240943 (stock #Stdy-Shlvs)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
SOLD
This is an usual fine black lacquered suzuribako with a makie design of the "Three Friends of Winter" in low makie relief. (See Footnote). The sparse design is on a matte black roiro background rather than the normally very shiny black. The design is that of a sprig of bamboo, one of pine and one of prunus - with a dark black raised stem. The prunus blossoms are executed in a matte silver lacquer.

Within the suzuribako we find a little white metal tray - and suiteki (water dropper) and...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1178468 (stock #4)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This pretty vase measures 5"high by 2 5/8"diameter at the shoulder - the top is 1"diameter and the base is 1 1/4"diameter. The pink and silver tulips are done in the gin-bari technique - with vivid green leaves highlighting the flowers. The flowers are done of a dark black ground with very tight cloisons. This is indicative of the dating to the early to mid Meiji period, circa 1880s. At that time, cloisonné artists had not yet mastered the art of large areas of the design in a pure solid color....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1170004 (stock #UMB BOX)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$695.00
This remarkable bamboo crane has the entire length of the cane carved with a large variety of figures. The top is a whorl that shows fine patina and an old leather carrying loop. The cane’s wonderful deep brown patina has led us to date the cane to the late Meiji period, circa 1880s-1910. The cane is intricately carved down the entire length of the piece. The carvings include (starting from the top) - A Hannya Mask– A Samurai – The Head of Hotei – A Peasant Woman - and an unknown mask. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #578235 (stock #81)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$495.00
A fine Japanese standard cloisonné vase with a design of a crane walking next to a large bamboo stalk with many branches and leaves. Dark turquoise ground is rather rare – unsigned – excellent condition with no chips or hairlines. Dates from the Golden Age of Japanese Cloisonne, 1880-1895. Measures 3 1/2" high and is 2" diameter at the shoulder.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1265587 (stock #STDY)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,500.00
An interesting large grey schist carving of Mourners at Buddha's funeral - dates from the 2nd/3rd century. This fine piece is mounted safely on a shiny lacquered back board and measures 14" x 7 1/2" x 2 1/2" exclusive of its mounting.

The Gandharan Empire was located in what is now largely occupied by North West India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The art and sculpture of the region that has come to be known as Gandhara combines Hellenistic or Greco-Roman artistic techniques and modelling...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #834161 (stock #40)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
A matched pair of Japanese bronze vase urns with elephant head handles. On the sides are low relief castings of figures – they appear to be priests or lohans holding a small covered jar in their left hands. The pair measure 5” high and are 4” wide at the handles. They are not signed – condition is excellent with a nice old patina. We date them to the mid to late Meiji period, circa 1880-1910.