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 #1286618 (stock # ~ ~ ~)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
A pottery kogo - covered box - in the shape of a stork with it's wings folded and legs under it's body. It appears to be resting in its nest - possibly a female guarding her eggs. The stork has the tell tale black tail feathers than can be seen in hundreds of photos.

The kogo measures 2 7/8 (7cm) long by 1 3/4" (3.4 cm) wide by 1 3/4" high (3.4 cm). There are two impressed marks on the base of the kogo. However, they proved to be too blurred to be translated...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1286133 (stock # ~ ~ ~ ~ )
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)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
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 : 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 : 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. However, in all of our years of collecting we had never seen a piece of Negoro that has a design in Gold Makie lacquer on the top and inside the lid - until this one. This covered bowl dates from the mid- Meiji period, circa 1880s - and measures 5.1" diameter at its widest and stands 3.3 " with the lid in place...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1283828 (stock #58)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #1283305 (stock #60)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
Here we have a fine statue of the great monk Kukai - also known as Kōbō-Daishi - seated in a golden throne. As is almost always the case, he is shown seated with his legs under him and his pair of shoes resting on a lower rung. The piece measures 4.3" wide by 2.6" deep and is 4.3" high. It is contained in a small box with the front piece missing. It is in generally very good condition for such an old and fragile piece of metalwork...
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...
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. Condition is particularly fine for such an old bowl - o...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1280761 (stock #2)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
This is a charming small dish of Japanese Nabeshima blue-and-white porcelain ware dating from the later Meiji period, circa 1890s. The top has a lovely stylized design of a waterfall with trees below and to the right of it. The back of the dish has two of the traditional designs known as "cash" designs on Nabeshima. The short foot has the classic vertical combed design in underglaze cobalt blue surrounding the foot. It measures 6 3/8" diameter at the top - 3 1/8" diameter at the base - and is 1 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1280485 (stock #~ ~ ~)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
SOLD
~ ~ ~ ~ 295.00 This is an incense burner -KORO -of Japanese KUTANI blue-and-white porcelain ware made about 120 years ago. This would place it in the mid-Meiji period, circa 1880s. This hexagonal koro measures 6" high and is 3" from point to point of the hexagonal points - each of the six sides is 1 1/2" wide. The piece is quite unusual with each of the six sides painted in an underglaze cobalt blue with a painting of an elderly gentleman. The koro stands on three raised feet with geometric...
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
$195.00
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 : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1278699 (stock #PRTS)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This is an interesting framed print by Toyukuni III of a two women in very fine kimonos watching a man, probably a servant, gather saucers that are floating down in a shallow stream. Twenty five years ago when I acquired the print I seem to recall a story that explains this scene. As I recall it, once a year a Daimyo in the large castle at the rear upper left of the scene would send small gifts downstream in floating saucers. The people downstream would then gather them up and take them home. Un...
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. He is a very famous artist in Japan especially noted for hi...
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....