Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #909069 (stock #56)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$75.00
A sweet Japanese pouring bowl with a small red pouring spout - the balance of the dish is in a light crackled celadon glaze. There is an impressed design of a leaf and the shape of the dish is of a broad leaf. The underside is also glazed in the pale celadon with some glaze not applied inside the foot ring. The dish measures 6 1/4" diameter and is 1 1/4" deep. Because it is of so shallow we cannot figure out what would have been used in the dish that one could pour. We date it to the mid 20th c...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #955180 (stock #30)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$75.00
This is a nice 20th century metal toy samurai sword that would be presented to a boy on Boys Day – traditionally held on March 3rd. The sword was intended to imbue in the boy a sense of honor and strength as shown by the samurai of old. This miniature sword is made of metal and is intricately made with simulated sharks skin handle, a tiny sword guard (tsuba) and a decorated scabbard with a relief dragon going down the side. The sword itself is thin steel. The entire combination measures 12 ΒΌ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1970 item #974889 (stock #20)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$75.00
A nice little Japanese Koransha dish with a design in dark blue of a cheery tree with red cherries. It measures 2 ½” long by 2” wide and is 1” deep. We date it to the late Showa period, 1940s-1960s. It is signed by the Koransha (Scented Orchid) workshop on the base. The piece is in excellent condition.

Over three hundred years ago, Eizaemon Fukagawa began hand crafting porcelain in feudal Japan. About two centuries later, the eighth generation of Eizaemon Fukagawa formed own gr...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #995491 (stock #40)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$75.00
This is an amusing bamboo page turner from Japan made in the 1920s-30s. It has an open work handle and on the lower portion there is an intaglio carving of a snake about to sneak up on a frog. What makes it interesting is that the front of the snake is on one side and the tail is on the other - thus giving a feeling of the snake burrowing through the thin bamboo.

The piece is probably a folk art piece (Mingei) as the carving is rather crude. The turner measures 14 ½” long and is 1 Β...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1022048 (stock #24)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$75.00
This is a small lacquer dish with a design in gold makie on the top showing a koto, a set of pipes and a festival drum. There are also several gold makie maple leaves spaced around the top. The makie design is on a sold black roiro ground. The bottom of the dish is done in the negoro lacquer style - Negoro lacquer wares were produced at the Negoro-ji temple complex in Izumi province. The red layers of lacquer on Negoro wares are intended to gradually wear away with use, revealing the black lacqu...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1970 item #1073914 (stock #49)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$75.00
This is a sweet little Japanese Fukagawa bud vase with a design in dark blue of a cherry tree with red and white cherries. It measures 3 ½” high by 2 1/2” diameter at its widest. We date it to the late Showa period, 1950s-1960s. It is signed by the three character Kanji workshop on the base. The piece is in excellent condition.

Over three hundred years ago, Eizaemon Fukagawa began hand crafting porcelain in feudal Japan. About two centuries later, the eighth generation of Eizaemon...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1267118 (stock #54)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$95.00
An Imari double gourd sake pourer - ribbed - decorated in classic simplicity with small flowers at both ends of the gourd. Unquestionably it was hand made - not machine made. The bottle leans slightly off center and the top rim is not completely straight across. Even the red lines at top and bottom are drawn quite casually.

The piece is 5" tall, top diameter is 3/4", top section is 1 3/4" diameter, bottom section is 2 1/2" diameter. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #4974 (stock #7)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
295.00
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1980 item #552619 (stock #SNF)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
A relatively modern but charming snuff bottle made of Peking Glass and shaped like a Koi leaping over Red Wave. The dark red waves make the base so the bottle can stand on its own - there is a small simulated pearl as the stopper - nice details carved into the fish on fins, scales, etc. Excellent condition with no chips or hairlines. Measures 3" high and it is 1" diameter at the thickest. We date the bottle anytime between 1950s and 1980s. Just a fun addition to any collection of snuff bottles b...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #706881 (stock #9)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
A floral design Japanese porcelain plate with a four character mark that translates to β€œMade by Fukugawa”. The plate has a wavy brown edge and a simple design of Spring flowers in cavetto. It measures 6 ½” diameter and ¾” high – excellent condition. We date it to the late Taisho era, circa 1912-1925.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1960 item #727271 (stock #4)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
This is a fun little soapstone bottle stopper in the shape of a shi shi - nicely carved. We believe it is a Chinese piece from the way the shi shi is carved and because the Chinese use soapstone as a carving medium more often than the Japanese. The stopper measures 2 1/2" high and is 1" diameter. Fine condition. We date it anytime between the 1920s and 1950s.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #818413 (stock #11)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
This is an Japanese blue and white oval shallow shaped bowl decorated by a transfer design of a dragon on the side of – or inside of – Fujiyama. The bowl is more of a squared end oval in shape. The dragon flies amidst several clouds – in one of which is a chip about ¼” diameter. It measures 8” long and is 5 ¾” wide by 1” deep. Excellent condition with the exception of the one chip in the one of the clouds. It dates from the late Meiji period, circa 1915-1925.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1980 item #991693 (stock #SNF)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
This is an unusual and amusing glass snuff bottle molded to look like a long Chinese cabbage. It tapers from a dark green end through progressively lighter greens and then ends in a pure white glass. The stopper is a yellow tip made of plastic. The bottle is well hollowed and is in mint condition. It measures 3” long with the stopper in and is 1 3/8” diameter at its widest. We date it to the mid to later 20th century, circa 1950s-1970s.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1033026 (stock #22)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
This is a small but charming Okinawan cruet or ewer with a dark brown and tan glaze. The piece measures 5 1/2” high by 4 1/2” wide at its widest and the base is 2 ¾” diameter. It is in excellent condition – not signed. We date it to the early to mid 20th century.

Over the centuries, Okinawa has become quite well-known for its cultural heritage and art. One of Okinawa's most distinct and well-known art forms is pottery, and the center for the pottery movement is Tsuboya. For mo...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #1153732 (stock #36)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
This very pretty celadon glazed bowl has an impressed relief design of swimming koi amidst lotus flowers. The footed bowl measures 6 ½” diameter at the top – is 3” high – and is 2 ¾” diameter at the base. It would be a fine flower or fruit bowl in an Asian theme. There is a reign mark in blue on the base, however we are sure it is spurious. We date the piece to the mid 20th century. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1155514 (stock #39)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
This is a fine little country pottery shallow bowl with overglaze enamels of green and lavendar clouds on a yellow ground. There are also three stylized green bats on the exterior of the bowl. The Chinese word for bat is β€œfu,” which is a homophone of the word that means β€œgood fortune.” The bat is thought to bring good fortune, happiness and longevity. The patterns of China's jade-ware have rich connotations. Bats and gourds were used as subjects for more than 100 patterns because the Chi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1168795 (stock #40)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
This is a fine old Chinese bronze Seal - personal chop. It is a roughly cast figure of a Lion Dog (Fo). It measures 1 3/4" tall x 1" wide x 1" deep. There are remnants of the sealing wax in the characters on the base that make up the signature. We have not had the signature translated. However,there is a later impressed mark that reads "CHINA" so it must date from sometime after 1920.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #7275 (stock #22)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$125.00
A charming little ceramic figure of the most popular of the Japanese Seven household gods - Daikoku. Standing on his rice bag and holding his hammer of prosperity, this fine early Japanese pottery figure measures 4" tallx 1 3/4" deep x 1 3/4" wide. Good condition - normal surface wear and one tiny chip on the base. Circa 1900.