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 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 : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1910 item #1263373 (stock #63)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
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 : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1282209 (stock #2)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This is a handsome medium shallow bowl - possibly a tea bowl - dating from the Goryeo Dynasty, 918 to 1392. It has a very fine crackle glaze and is a soft blue/green celadon color. The base of the bowl has a considerable amount of kiln grit which occurs when a piece is placed in the bottom of the kiln with sand on the floor of the kiln.

The bowl measures 6 7/8" diameter at the top - is 2 3/8 " high and the base is 2 1/2" diameter...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1071282 (stock #46-1)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
OR BEST OFFER
This is a handsome small porcelain kogo by the Kutani potters. It is in the shape of interlocking squares that give the piece an irregular rectangular shape. The entire top and sides are decorates in a geometric pattern of blues, reds, gold, green and white.

The bottom of the kogo is unglazed and has the two character mark that reads as Kutani. The two characters literally translate as Nine Mountains – which surround the town where this ware originates...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1262864 (stock #40)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$595.00
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This is a pair of small but powerful cast bronze figures in the shape of Komainu temple guardians. Cast in bronze they appear to be solid as the rectangular base is open and shows no sign of an opening to the bodies of the figures - they are rather heavy as well at 12 oz the pair. They are in excellent condition with fine patina and light verdigris in some folds and the base...
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”...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #887708 (stock #56)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
OR BEST OFFER
This is a handsome Japanese pottery shallow bowl in the shape of a boat. On the inside of the boat is an elaborate underglaze design in cobalt blue of a Buddhist symbol and two sets of hanging wisteria. The prow of the boat has a small blue flower on it and the stern has a dark cobalt design with a loosely drawn flower...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #421252 (stock #29)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$150.00
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A fine Japanese porcelain dish with foliated rim, the interior painted in underglaze-blue, green, pink, iron-red and gilt with a flowering peony and a character mark on a iron-red ground, the reverse decorated with the classical tako-karakusa, an underglaze-blue three-character mark Génroku sei" (made by Génroku) on the base. The dish measures 13.5 (5 1/3") diameter and is in fine condition with no restoration and no cracks...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #4974 (stock #7)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
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A fine early pair of Japanese folk art (Mingei) wooden dishes such as would be used in the tea ceremony. Both are made from cross sections of very old trees as evidenced by the scores of tiny growth tree rings. Deeply etched landscape scenes and calligraphy highlighted with sumi ink. The largest is 3 1/2" in diameter at the widest and the smaller one is the same width at widest but 1/2" inches narrower in the other direction. Believed to be mid-Meiji or earlier from the fine patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1284921 (stock #73)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$450.00
This thick square shaped wooden Kogo (incense container) is made of old timber from the Kofuku-ji Temple in Nara prefecture. The wood dates back to the Heian dynasty - The Heian period is the last division of classical Japanese history, running from 794 to 1185. It is made in a nearly square form with a top lid that lifts off. The inside has an oval depression to hold the incense - it is coated with gold lacquer...
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 : 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1154915 (stock #24)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$195.00
This is an amusing brown pottery teapot in the shape of a Tanuki – a legendary Japanese creature. (See Footnote). The teapot measures 3 3/5 “in diameter and is 3” high. The body is molded into the Tanuki shape. On the sides it has a relief design of a running boy on one side and a bucket and cup on the other. There are two pottery rings attached to the top of the teapot near the lid.. The handle of the teapot was broken off cleanly in transit to us. We have repaired it with Super Glue so i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #292401 (stock #22)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$195.00
A lightly fluted footed Japanese pottery bowl with decoration of a dakon radish in iron rust color with matte green leaves. Interesting thick crackle glaze with pooling celadon - could be Satsuma but not positive enough to state that with total certainty. Measures 4 ½” diameter x 1 ¾” high – foot is 1 5/8” diameter – late Meiji period, circa 1890-1915.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1837 VR item #943819 (stock #45-2)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$150.00
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This is a mid Edo period pottery figure – okimono – of the Japanese Household God, Ebisu. The piece is in decent condition for its age – numerous nicks and loss of paint – but still an interesting rendition of this character. The Ebisu measures 2 ½” high by 2” wide by 1 1/8” deep. We date it to the 18th century of the Edo period.

Ebisu , also transliterated Yebisu or called Hiruko or Kotoshiro-nushi-no-kami is the Japanese god of fishermen, good luck, and workingmen, as w...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1910 item #1136068 (stock #16)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$195.00
This is a lovely Chinese cloisonné round covered box covered all over with multiple colored flowers in reds, yellow, and blues on a black ground. In the very center of the top is a bat design. The inside of the box is done in lovely soft blue enamel. The box measures 2” high by 3 ½” diameter. We date it to the mid to late 19th century, Qing Dynasty. Chinese lore claims the bat is a symbol of longevity and happiness – and Good Fortune.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1837 VR item #1259544 (stock #52)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$595.00
This is an early Japanese blue and white rectangular potter dish from the late 18th to early 19th century. The design – executed in underglaze cobalt blue – is of a landscape scene next to a lake. There is a small hut surrounded by tall trees (one a weeping willow) on the near side - a fisherman out on the lake – and a distant shoreline with more trees. The pottery is very rough with a great many small firing bubble holes that are characteristic of Japanese pottery of this period.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #441677 (stock #38)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$595.00
This small teapot has one of the most unusual shapes we have ever seen in a Satsuma teapot - an offset square with twisted rope handle. The piece measures 2 3/4" high and is 2 3/4" square at the top (exclusive of the handle)by 2" square at the base. The design makes extensive use of the much admired gosu blue and depicts a temple in a garden that is surrounded by a wall that has a design of the Buddhist wheel. The design strongly suggests that it might have been made for a Tibetan temple. It is ...