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 : 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...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1274949 (stock #63)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
Was $595 - Now $395
A striking Japanese cloisonne kogo (covered box) with a lovely design of three 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 gin bari finish.The kogo measures 3 ¾” diameter and is 1 ¾” thick. The kogo is in excellent condition with no chips,cracks or restorations. 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 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1910 item #1263879 (stock #30)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$695.00
A striking dark cobalt blue - almost midnight blue - ground standard cloisonne vase with three superbly detailed birds as the design. The three pigeons and the two flowers with leaves all appear to be outlined in silver wire - usually the mark of Ota, a master Meiji era cloisonne artist. However, it is not signed so a clear attribution cannot be made.

The vase stands 4 5/8" tall and is 2" diameter at the widest part - the top is 3/4" diameter and the base is 1" diameter...

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 : 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...
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 : 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...
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 : 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 : 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. We date it to the late Meiji period, circa 1885-1910....
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. This dating can be confirmed by the many tiny pinholes in the piece which was...
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. It measures 7" tall and is 5" ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1265147 (stock #25)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$295.00
A very interesting pair of great cloisonne art deco vases - the combination of ginbari and standard cloisonne is in a pattern that very much resembles a peacock feather - one of the classic art deco motifs. Both are 5" tall and 2 1/2" diameter at the waist - tapering to 1 3/8" diameter at the foot. They are both in generally fine condition with normal patina to the mounts - however, one has a 3/8" ding in the shoulder (shown clearly in Photos #4 and #9 close up. The other has no chips or problem...
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.

We believe it is rather rare to find a matched pair of Japanese cloisonne of this quality in this miniature size - even more r...

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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1910 item #1260996 (stock #71)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This is a very unusual kogo in that it is the shape of the hammer(mallet)carried by Daikoku, one of the Seven Household Goods in Japan. It is further unusual because it is made of that very rare type of cloisonne know as Total Shippo- in this case, cloisonne on a Satsuma ground. The kogo measures 2 /3/4 " high by 3" diameter at waist by 4" from tips of the two handles. The top of the kogo is 2 1/2" diameter and the base is 2" diameter. The design in cloisonne is a simple but lovely one of flower...