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 : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1293968 (stock #SHLVS)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This fukusa probably dates from the late Edo to early Meiji periods circa 1840s - 1890s. It measures 31 1/2" by 28" and is backed with a large piece of red silk. The fukusa is in generally good shape. There are two strong horizontal and vertical lines from having been folded - these can easily be pressed out when framing the fukusa...
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 : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1293319 (stock #48)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
Here we have a very old Jian ware tea bowl, with rich earth tones that blend in a delicate gradient. The top diameter is 4" - the base diameter is 1 1/4" and the bowl stands 2" high at the rim. It sits on a short base and has a small lip and wide opening. It was dated as being from the Song Dynasty, 960-1279, however we have no provenance to prove that dating. So we will be conservative and date the piece only to the late Qing Dynasty, end of the 19th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1292170 (stock #60)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This is a fine three dimensional sculptured earthenware torso of a Majapahit woman (possibly a Chieftain's wife) mounted on a wood stand. The torso 73/4" high by itself (9" when mounted on the wooden stand). It is 5 1/2" wide by 3 1/4" thick front to back. The wooden stand us 8" wide by 3 1/4" deep by 1 3/4" thick at the base. As you can see in the photographs, most of the woman's right arm has been broken off from the shoulder to below the elbow. The left arm is broken off above the elbow...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1291724 (stock # 58 )
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This is a Buddhist image of Amida Nyorai (Amitabha Tathagata) dating from the Edo period, circa 17th-18th centuries. As such a old wooden temple piece it does have a great amount of wear- patina - the original colors on the face, hand and garment are all faded. Both hands are missing...
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 : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1290237 (stock #55)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
This attractive blue and white Imari plate dated from about 1750-1850, Edo period. It has relief design that appears to be a landscape scene - with tall trees on the left - a stream from the middle to the lower edge and some other landscape to the right. In the upper right quadrant there is an extensive set of Kanji characters - we have been advised that this is an ancient Chinese poem...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1286618 (stock #55)
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 #40)
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...
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. We date the piece to the late Edo to very early Meiji p...
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. It measures 3" (7.8cm) by 2.83" (7.2cm) by 1.7" (4.3cm) thick and weighs 4.2 ounce...
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.

On one side of the top of the lid is a design of one large butterfly...

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. The caddy has a tan lid - apparently some sort of horn - and comes in its ow...
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.

The metal rungs were broken in two places a...

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.

The object he holds in his right hand is a ruyi s...

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 : 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...