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 : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #726035 (stock #13)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$195.00
A shallow round Oribe dish with vertical rims - the inside molded to look like a lotus leaf. The outer band has the characteristic dark green Oribe dripped glaze - the center is a light tan. The bottom of the piece is unglazed but has the impressed design of the lotus leaf. The dish measures 7 1/4" diameter and the the rim is 1/2" deep. There is an impressed mark on the base, however, it is too faint to be able to translate it. We date it to the Mid Meiji period, circa 1880-1900...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1142039 (stock #13)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$150.00
This fascinating little dark brown pottery bell is made from lava material. It is known as "Asozan-Yaki". It is made in the shape of the face of Okame, the Goddess of Mirth. On the inside there is a small pebble or seed inside the piece that creates the rattle effect. The bell has two vertical strings of Kanji characters on the back. These translate as:

(Asozan ware)...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1293511 (stock #4)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is an interesting blue and white Ko-Imari plate which we date to the period of 1850-1880s. The center of the plate has a dark cobalt blue underglaze circular design that has a number of usage scratches that make it a bit difficult to see the design in this circle. However by varying the lighting we can see that the design is of a single large flower with vines and leaves below it. This center piece is surrounded by a circle of low relief waves...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #681295 (stock #23)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$195.00
A charming little pure white porcelain infant feeding cup decorated with underglaze blue peaches and branches. The pottery is that of Kyo-Yaki as they produced white porcelains to rival those of Hirado. The cup measures 3 ¾” long by 3” wide and is 1 ¾” deep. We date it to the mid Meiji period, circa 1890s. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restorations. There is a four character mark on the base which has been translated as “Heian Kouraku” – “Heian” means Kyoto...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1276433 (stock #45-2)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is a set of five Japanese condiment or sauce dishes in the shape of Okame's face. These small dishes are hand shaped porcelain impressed with Okame's face in low relief on the front. They are each slightly different as might be expected. On average they measure 3" tall by 2 3/8" wide by 1/2" deep and the color ranges from a light grey to a pure white to a light celadon...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #351611 (stock #22)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
A fine early olive green celadon Chinese dish – late Ming to early Qing period – an impressed flower in cavetto – sits on a raised foot. The dish measures 5" in diameter and is 1" deep. Excellent condition wih only one very tight early hairline crack at the rim - a rich thick celadon glaze.
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 : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1274239 (stock #86)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This is an unusually shaped Kiyomizu vase decorated in gosu blue with the family crest (mon) called "AOI(Mallow)-MON" shown on two sides. It is the mon of the Tokugawa shoguns — three hollyhock leaves inside a circle. Maruni Mitsu Aoi (Mitsuba aoi). These crests are then surrounded with matte black enamel decoration of spiraling vines and leaves. The background is a lovely soft tan crackle glaze. The vase measures 10.2" high by 4.3" diameter at the waist and weighs 410 gm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #803152 (stock #62)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$695.00
This is a Northern Ming celadon dish with a very faintly impressed design of a bird in the center. The top and most of the bottom are glazed in a thick celadon glaze whilst the bottom is mainly unglazed with some spill over of the glaze. The dish measures 7 5/8” diameter and is 1 ¾” deep. The celadon glaze has a crackle finish...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1232787 (stock #84)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$195.00
This is a simple but lovely small celadon dish dating from the earliest part of the Goryeo (Koryo) dynasty. It measures 3 1/4" diameter at the top - is 1/2" deep - and is 1 1/4" diameter at the base. The rim is slightly turned down providing it with a strong look. The tan/green celadon colored glaze is typical of the period and is in excellent condition - there is one small bump near the center of the bowl. On the bottom we find three spur marks where the glaze did not adhere during firing. Th...
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.

Footnote -...

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 : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #791727 (stock #63)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$895.00
This is a lovely Japanese cloisonne vase with a large group of flowers and green leaves. Some of the leaves look like lotus leaves to us – but the flowers do not appear to be lotus flowers. Not being a gardener, I cannot identify the flowers except to say that are quite beautiful with the dark green leaves all set over a peach pink background. The vase measures 8” high and is 3 ½” diameter at the shoulder. It is in excellent condition with no chips, hairlines or restoration. It is not sig...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1261645 (stock #54)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$495.00
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This is an Arita blue and white Japanese plate in the style of the Chinese Kraak ceramics. The plate has a design of a plump sage at rest in his garden. The main design is surrounded by a band of overlapping circles – then the border is done in the exact style of the Kraak plates illustrated in the book on Kraak by Renaldi. The rim has a nice sharp foliate ruffled edge.

The tip off that this is a Japanese dish is on the back – the back is totally clear of design with the exception o...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1240178 (stock #86)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$495.00
This is a Japanese blue and white vase or flower bowl that is made in the shape of a bucket as used for carrying water from a well. It even has the traditional band of woven hemp around the upper section to hold the buckets staves in place. The outside of the piece is decorated with a large number of chidori birds (See footnote) flying over roiling waves done in the classic Japanese stylized manner. On the inside bottom of the bowl is a fine underglaze blue design of a large floral spray.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1269050 (stock #13)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
A nice medium sized Japanese Oribe pottery bowl decorated with a chrysanthemum flower motif in typical iron underglaze. Surrounding each flower is the classic Oribe tan crackle glaze and thick dark green drip glazes. The bowl is marked with an impressed makers mark that translates as “Kozan”. (This is the only Oribe piece that we have ever seen that was signed - a real rarity.) The bowl dates from the Meiji period, 1868-1912.

It measures 3 inches high and 7 inches wide in diameter...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #1235770 (stock #60)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$595.00
This is a beautifully abstract ancient Chinese Han Dynasty head of a female, with fine facial detailing, dating to 202 B.C. - 220 A.D. This elegant artifact comes from a time of experimentation and innovation in ancient Chinese art, surviving as a striking remnant of a remarkable period. The head measures 4 " high by 4" wide by 3 3/4" deep - when mounted on the wooden stand with the post, it is 7" high. It is in excellent condition for a ceramic pieces that is 2000 years old.

This bea...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #881337 (stock #PR)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
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This is a print of what appears to be a scene from a Kabuki play – I base that on the fact that the palanquin bearer has his eyes crossed in the classic pose (mei) used in Kabuki (for an explanation of “mei” see the ending paragraph). The print portrays a high-ranking woman looking down in anger at a seated palanquin bearer who appears to have made some kind of mistake or dropped his corner of the palanquin. (A palanquin is a covered sedan chair (or litter) carried on four poles.Palanquins...