Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1970 item #1011704 (stock #6)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$150.00
This is a set of three little Satsuma dishes as used in the tea ceremony. Each has a very simple design executed in underglaze cobalt blue - one of a boat with several sales – a second with a small fishing boat and the third with a raft. The dishes measure 5 1/’8” diameter and are 1” deep. They are all in excellent condition. We date them to the Taisho to early Showa period, circa 1920s- 1950. They each are signed - not yet translated.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1022048 (stock #24)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$175.00
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #874449 (stock #45-1)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$175.00
A handsome set of seven Japanese bamboo mukozuke that have been lacquered with a dark rust brown lacquer. The seven dishes measure 3 1/4" long by 2" wide by 3/4" high at the ends. The dark lacquer would have been a lovely contrast to the raw fish normally used in the mokuzuke serving. We date these to the mid Taisho to early Showa period, circa 1925-1940. They are in excellent condition.

A Mukozuke is a small dish used in the Japanese tea ceremony...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #270453 (stock #3)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
Two mukozuke dishes - appetizer dishes used in the were used as part of the service to serve the kaiseki meal, part of the formal tea ceremony. Both dishes are glazed in a soft tan crackle glaze that is very possibly Karatsu pottery, although we have not encountered Karatsu that also has an overglaze element in the design such as that in these two dishes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #195238 (stock #48)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
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 : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1910 item #336128 (stock #SNF)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
An early Chinese pottery snuff bottle decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with a design of the Yin/Yang symbol surrounded by six sets of three stripes in a round reserve. On the two sides there is a cross on the neck in the same cobalt blue. The bottle is a flattened rounded hexagonal shape on a raised foot. This tiny bottle measures 1 7/8" high by 1 1/4" wide by 1/2" thick. Excellent condition - no stopper or spoon - a couple of frits to the base...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #30937 (stock #PR)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
Number one in the famous series of Yoshitoshi's "One Hundred Aspects of the Moon". Also known as "By now you must be near Komakata - a cuckoo calls". According to John Stevenson - "Takao was the name chosen by eleven famous courtesans of the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The sixth was known for her writing talents, and it may be she who is illustrated here." This print was engraved by Yamamoto and bears the seal of Yoshitoshi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1940 item #450 (stock #37)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
An interesting standing ceramic figure of a samurai in his "off-duty" attire. While it is quite common to find Imari and other ceramics of women, bijen, it is quite unusual to come across a samurai figure such as this one. Made of fine pottery and painted in superb detail, the piece stands 8 3/4" tall, is 4" wide and is 3" deep. There is a hole under his left sleeve where there was once an inserted item - most probably a sword - that piece is long gone now...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #346329 (stock #86)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
A large covered casserole with a small pouring lip made of the low fired folk pottery of the Shiraishi kilns of Saga Prefecture, Kyushu. While the colors of the piece resemble Oribe, they are in fact not. The weight, due to the very low firing and the material, is quite light and the body soft (compared with the denser and heavier potting of Oribe pieces)...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #51644
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
Brand New - In the Shrink Wrap - hardback copy of the Exhibition Catalog of the superb exhibit of Japanese Meiji period art entitled: "Splendors of Meiji - Treasures of Imperial Japan" - Masterpieces of the Khalili Collection. This incredible exhibit was in Delaware and Portland, Oregon - now over...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1930 item #399537 (stock #3)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
A fan shaped Japanese waterdropper for the scholars desk. Used to moisten the solid ink used in calligraphy and scroll painting. This nice little waterdropper is decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with a flower on the top and a rim in the same cobalt blue encircles the pouring spout. The piece measures 3 1/4" long and is 2 1/2" wide at its widest and stands 1 1/4" high. Dates from the late Meiji to Taisho period, circa 1900-1925. Excellent condition with no chips or cracks.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #493582 (stock #25)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
A Japanese red lacquer Kamakuri Bori plate with an impressed design of three stylized dragons in the center - a border of impressed flowers near the edge - and a Greek Key border at the rim. The underside is of plain black lacquer with a red lacquer rim. Measures 9 3/4" diameter and is 3/4" thick at the rim, Excellent condition with no cracks or chips. We date the piece to the Taisho to early Showa period - circa 1920s to 1940s - possibly even earlier.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #583463 (stock #39)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
A pair of Arita triangular sauce dishes with a design in underglaze blue of landscapes on the top. The three character pottery mark on the base translates as "Kisho". The sauce dishes measure 3" diameter by 1 1/2" deep. Excellent condition. We date these from the Taisho to early Showa period, circa 1925-1940.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #484732 (stock #7)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
An Arita rectangular water dropper with underglaze blue border surrounding a low relief molded chrysanthemum. This dropper is similar to another one on our site - #308933 - but is more finely detailed on the flower petals. One side of the dropper is very slightly rough and it appears to have been used as a match striking surface; probably to soften the hard ink before using the water to mix it further. The piece is in excellent condition with the usual ink stains at the spout and at the top wate...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #477174 (stock #1)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
Just the right gift for the scholar for the holidays. A very sweet small blue and white water dropper (suiteki) used to drip water onto the solid inkstone when doing calligraphy and sumi ink drawings. The top is decorated with an underglaze design of a floral spray. Measures only 1 3/4" by 1 1/4" and is 5/8" tall to the top of the slightly dome piece. It shows no sign of wear - so we believe it dates anywhere from 1925- 1940s.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #394109 (stock #9)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
A late Meiji to early Showa hexagonal Kutani shallow dish with the typical Kutani spare decoration of a boat tied up to a pier in a mountainous village. Done in the classic Kutani palette of green, soft blue, yellow and chocolate brown. The dish measures 6 1/4" diameter by 1" deep and is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks of any sort.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #434996 (stock #37)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
A nice small round footed kogo from the Kyoto kilns – ware known as Kyo-yaki. It might also be an example of Kiyomizu-yaki. The small lidded pot is decorated on one side with overglaze enamel flowers – could be either cherry blossoms or plum blossoms. On the opposite side is calligraphy design – not translated. The lid also has two Kanji characters – most probably the signature of the potter. The lid has been broken in half and cleanly restored. There are several hairlines on the body of...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #353029 (stock #47)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$225.00
A Showa period studio pottery charger circa 1950-1970. Glazed in a colorful turquoise ground with streaks of tan and gold – three resist formed bamboo leaves in dark brown/black – the obverse has a medium tan glaze and an impressed mark which reads β€œGyokuzan”. The charger measures 10 1/2" diameter by 1 3/4" deep. Excellent condition.