Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art
Starting in 2008 we began to start phasing out our business as we approached the time to retire. Since that time we have sold over 3500 items We had every confidence that we would be able to complete our closing down within two years. However we find that we are still left with 500 plus items to sell.So we are now taking more action - All items in our catalog priced at $250 or lower are now on sale at a discount of 50 % from the Listed Price. And all items priced above $250 are now on sale at a 45% discount. (The only exceptions to these discounts are the very few items listed as "Please Inquire").

Now we have added another idea to the phasing out process. We now have this new wording on 85 of the items in our on-line inventory - "Or Best Offer". These "Best Offer" items are scattered throughout the entire inventory - they are in all price ranges - from many different countries - and constitute a full range of materials from prints to ceramics to snuff bottles, etc. As each of these items are sold - we will then add another item to the "Best Offer" group so that at all times we have 85 such items listed.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #195238 (stock #48)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$195.00
Late Meiji standard and gin bari cloisonne vase. Covered with iridescent primary, green and blue shades, with purple, pink, and white accents. A most unusual design in the form of four fleur de lis between two bands of green/blue ginbari dots. Not signed. It is in excellent condition - one tiny dimple that does not break the surface - no chips, cracks, dings, no enamel loss, definitely well cared for. Measures 5 1/8" tall and is 2 1/4" diameter at the shoulder...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #301268 (stock #4)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$695.00
A fine Japanese cloisonne musen shippo (wireless cloisonne) vase dating from the mid to late Meiji Period, circa 1880-1910, the Golden Age of Japanese cloisonne. This lovely vase has a soft pink ground against which is a design of irises and their leaves - one white iris is already in full bloom and the purple iris is just beginning to open. The vase measures 5 1/4" high and is 2 7/8" diameter at the shoulder, 1 3/4" diameter at the foot...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #578235 (stock #81)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
A fine Japanese standard cloisonné vase with a design of a crane walking next to a large bamboo stalk with many branches and leaves. Dark turquoise ground is rather rare – unsigned – excellent condition with no chips or hairlines. Dates from the Golden Age of Japanese Cloisonne, 1880-1895...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #580819 (stock #81)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$595.00
A Japanese cloisonné tall slender bud vase with a design of a flowering bush - a tulip magnolia tree - against a navy blue ground. The tulip magnolia or Lily magnolia, is a small tree native to southwest China (Sichuan, Yunnan), but cultivated for centuries elsewhere in China and also Japan. It was first introduced to English-speaking countries from cultivated Japanese origins, and is thus also sometimes called "Japanese magnolia", though it is not native to Japan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #767127 (stock #8)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$495.00
This is a rather unusual shape for a Japanese cloisonne vase with its long narrow neck and it flared base with a sharp edge to the waist of the base. Because of the color combinations and shape we have an idea it might have been made for the Persian market. It dates from the early Meiji period, circa 1870s and is in excellent condition. The normal small pitting is typical of the earliest Japanese cloisonne. The vase could have been either a bud vase or an oil vase...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #914946 (stock #17)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$195.00
This fine early Japanese cloisonne round covered box (kogo) is 3" wide and 2" high. It has a lovely design of flowers and butterflies.It is in excellent condition - exterior is fine, all the gilding around the rim has worn off leaving only the copper. The rim on the bottom half has many small bends and there is a chip to the inside of the lid as shown. No mark. I date this one from the early Meiji period circa 1870's...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #930527 (stock #81)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
A nice little Japanese standard cloisonne vase with a design of three white cranes flying over a hilly area covered with green trees. The piece measures 3 1/4" high and is 1 5/8" diameter at the shoulder - 3/4" diameter at the top - and 7/8" diameter at the base. It is in generally good condition - there are two connected hairlines on the back of the vase...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1025602 (stock #30)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$495.00
This is a handsome Japanese cloisonné vase with a dark black background color and a profusion of flowers – both in full blossom and in buds. The flowers are in white and pale tan – the leaves a dark green – and the stem a dark maroon color. The vase is unusual in shape as it is round at the top and base, but square for the main part of the body...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1064726 (stock #SNF)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$250.00
This is a charming small cloisonné perfume bottle with an ivory threaded stopper. We believe it to be of Chinese origin because of the style of the cloisonné design. The design is that of tightly coiled cloisons with several different colored flowers - pink, yellow, white, red and orange. The design is executed on a ground color of pale blue enamel.

Along the sides of the bottle are three bronze loops – three per side - into which a gold chain would be threaded to make the bottle a...

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 : Enamel : Pre 1910 item #1148705 (stock #82)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$495.00
This cloisonné vase has a very subtle and unusual background color. It can best be described as a cross between a dove gray – fawn – and very light celadon. It is the only cloisonné item we have ever seen in this color. The vase is then highlighted with sprays of small white daisy-like with green leaves and stems. The contrast makes a lovely combination that gives this base special charm.

The vase measures 6” high – top is 1 5/8” diameter – shoulder is 2 ¾” diameter a...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1178468 (stock #4)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This pretty vase measures 5"high by 2 5/8"diameter at the shoulder - the top is 1"diameter and the base is 1 1/4"diameter. The pink and silver tulips are done in the gin-bari technique - with vivid green leaves highlighting the flowers. The flowers are done of a dark black ground with very tight cloisons. This is indicative of the dating to the early to mid Meiji period, circa 1980s. At that time, cloisonné artists had not yet mastered the art of large areas of the design in a pure solid color....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1205875 (stock #SNF)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$195.00
Here we have a rare and lovely Chinese box/pendant. It is marked "SILVER" on the inside lip. On both sides of the piece it has a design executed in bright turquoise cloisonné ground with small hammered dots and low relief leaves. At the top and bottom of the piece are designs of small red, yellow and green flowers. There are also colorful flowers and green leaves on the thin side of the locket. There are intricate silver outlines on all of the flowers, leaves. Etc. On top of both sides there ar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1910 item #1207912 (stock #1)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
Here we have a very handsome small cloisonné kogo made in a square shape with rounded corners. The kogo measures 2 5/8” diameter and is 1” thick. The design is of a butterfly amidst flowers – all against a bright turquoise ginbari vase – all within a reserve. Around the reserve is a wide band of dark maroon – then two thinner bands of colored enamel – blue semi-circles and tiny green dots.

On the base is the same dark maroon ground with very tight cloisons – highlighted ...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1253192 (stock #INROS)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
SOLD
This most unusual inro has a copper body and is covered with beautiful cloisonne flowers done in blue, gold, yellow and red - all on a bright hunter green background color. The inro measures 3" long by 2 1/4" wide by 1" thick at its thickest - it weighs 7.2 ounces. It does not come with string - an ojime - nor a netsuke. The five cases all fit together quite nicely and would be quite tight with a string and ojime attached.

We are not sure of the age because the inro is in such near mint...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1255122 (stock #63)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$495.00
A striking Japanese cloisonne kogo (covered box) with a lovely design of Irises in a pond. The Irises are executed in standard cloisonne whilst the pond is done if blue gin bari technique. The interior of the piece has a simple dark green finish.The kogo measures 3 ¾” diameter and is 1 ¾” thick. The kogo is in excellent condition. We date it to the Golden Age of Japanese cloisonne, mid to late Meiji period, circa 1880-1910. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1259706 (stock #63)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$595.00
This is an early Meiji Japanese footed sake cup washer done all over in early Japanese cloisonne standard technique. We date it to the period of 1870-1890 as that was when these more pitted examples of Japan were the standard before they learned how to refine their pieces with high polish and large areas of open space background. This bowl has a central reserve of the long feathery tailed turtle know as a Minogame and is surrounded by many intricate geometric figures and stylized flowers and vin...