Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

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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. The image is good for a transfer design and the scene is one of merriment. The bowl measures 7 ¼”diameter at the top – 3 ¾” diameter at the base – and is 2 3/8” high...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1073783 (stock #49)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
This is fine Imari shallow bowl with a lovely decorated wide band on the rim executed in green and red nishiki geometric style. Nishiki is the Japanese word for "brocade”. The rim has a wavy slightly scalloped edge. Between the nishiki border and the reserve scene en cavetto, there are Buddhist symbols. In between those symbols are three sprays of the Three Friends of Winter – pine, bamboo and plum blossoms. The bottom of the plate has an underglaze design of a small village on a lake...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #984452 (stock #46-B)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is a striking small Japanese lacquered piece that appears to have been a lid to some item - possibly for a natsume - a tea leaf holder. Though it is just a lid, we found the technique to be so fine that we believe it can stand on its own. The design is that of the famous character from the Noh drama - “Hannya”. The mask sits on a multi-colored cloth and a flowing stream winds nearby...
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 : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1256400 (stock #9)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$695.00
A beautiful, late Meiji signed hand-painted studio porcelain bowl with design of a pink peony with ochre center and blue leaves. The bowl formed as a five petal lobed shape with notched lobes. Signed Tominaga Genroku on base in 3 characters - for an example of this signature, see – “Treasures of Imperial Japan - Ceramics from the Khalili Collection”, Natl. Museum of Wales, 1994, p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1050260 (stock #34)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
This is one of the most unusual pieces in our collection. We have absolutely no idea whether it is of Chinese or Japanese origin. The heavy coat of kiln grit on the base has us leaning towards it being from an early Japanese kiln. It is an elaborate stand in the form of a group of intertwined ceramic tree limbs. These have been colored with thick overglaze enamel in a medium chocolate brown base glaze with both yellow and orange highlights...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #696709 (stock #50)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
A thickly glazed pottery dish with an off white very thick glaze covering the entire top and bottom. There is a loosely drawn design of blue circles and a Korean character in the middle of the dish which is not translated.

The dish measures 6 ¾’ diameter by 1 ¼” deep. Excellent condition with no cracks or restorations. On the rim of the top side there is a 2 ½” kiln flaw where kiln grit adhered to the rim. Dates from the Choson period, circa 1850-1900.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1255871 (stock #Inros)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This is a rare mid to late 19c Japanese bamboo / wood carved Japanese Tonkotsu, tobacco box. The body is made of bamboo and the top cover and the bottom are made of a medium brown wood. The top of the tonkotsu is carved on one side with a series of characters which we understand make up an ancient Chinese poem. My colleague who does translations for us said that the only character which he could make out is "Renge" meaning Lotus...
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 : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1232374 (stock #60)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$595.00
This is a pair of pottery figures in Tz'u- Chou (Cizhou) ceramic with a tan glaze and dark brown and black highlights. They portray two standing boys (or men) with their arms held in front of their body and their finger tips touching...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1150679 (stock #40)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
SOLD
This is a most unusual Japanese Mingei (Folk Art) tin and hand hammered copper box dating from the mid 19th century Japan, Late Edo or Meiji period. The piece is an early adaptation of a European Tin with a Japanese made gold gilt copper top in a kind of "ersatz" or mimic or lacquerware. The Top displays the Tokugawa Mon on a patinated ring matted ground hand done no doubt by a local artisan. The mon is nicely gilt as are the sides and the interior of the box which show subtle hammer marks on t...
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 : 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 : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #608273 (stock #2)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
A fine Arita porcelain sake cup washing stand - known as a haisen. The piece as an underglaze blue decoration of a two huts in a hilly landscape the interior of the bowl - side of bowl decorated with underglaze blue spots and dots. On the foot is a geometric design that is occasionally associated with Nabeshima ware. This Haisen is 6 1/2" tall and 4 1/2" diameter at the top and 3" diameter at the foot. The walls are thick and the overall weight is fairly heavy – we think this was to keep it up...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1214233 (stock #75)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is a very fine early Negoro lacquer footed dish from the late Edo period, circa 1800-1850. It measures 5 1/2 " diameter at the top - and is 1 1/2' high at the rim. It is in very fine condition. There is one 2" long stable hairline crack on the back of the rim - see photo # 12 - but it does not come through to the top of the dish. (We used a ten power loupe to be sure.)

During the Kamakura period (1192 - 1333), the priests who had moved from temples on Mt. Koya to Negoroji temple ...

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 : 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. There is a two character impressed mark on the lower back portion of the robe.Bizen ware is well-known as one ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1226268 (stock #37)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
This is a very nice old Imari blue and white plate dating to about 1750-1800, Edo Period. The design in the center of the plate is of two Chinese gentlemen sitting under a tree and playing the ancient Chinese game of "GO". The design is executed in very dark underglaze cobalt blue and is contained within an octagonal star relief.

There is a Chinese poem in Kanji characters above and to the right of the two men - we have not been able to get the poem translated. Around the rim is some v...