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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #727271 (stock #4)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$75.00
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 1980 item #974889 (stock #20)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$75.00
OR BEST OFFER
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, 1960s-1980s. 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...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #49867 (stock #55)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$75.00
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A beautiful fine about 3" diameter Japanese ceramic box for incense ( kogo ). Wonderful glaze is persimmon (kaki ) with dark green highlights. Cutouts in top in the shape of leaves to smell the incense. Maker's mark on bottom.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #265692 (stock #55)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$75.00
A handsome tan glazed mukozuke molded i the shape of Mt. Fuji - small area of Oribe style glaze at the top to capture the feel of snow on the top of Fuji. Kanji characters in the well of the dish - not translated. Measures 4” high x 4” wide x ¾” deep – excellent condition. Old collectors or museum identification numbers in red on base. Mukozuke are small serving dishes often used at a kaiseki meal as part of the Tea Ceremony...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #818413 (stock #11)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$75.00
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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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #451 (stock #6)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
Charming small Chinese pottery dish with a classic dark maroon flambe glaze, unglazed foot with an impressed mark. This little gem measures 4" in diameter and just under 1/2" deep. No way of determining age but I would bet it is early 20th century at the latest.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1300 (stock #37)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
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A fine Arita plate in the shape of two overlayered four point stars. A decoration in underglaze blue and white of mushrooms. Early 20th century.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #40063 (stock #61)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
Shallow wide summer (sato yaki) RAKU tea bowl with a beautiful glaze in turquoise colors unevenly applied over a white / gray bisquit visible under bowl. This chawan is accented with a waxy oxblood red glaze dripping around edge and pooling into a matt volcanic texture inside bottom of bowl. Signed on bottom w/fingerprint and characters (Tanzan Sanzin Sanzan Taizan?) 5.5" wide x 2.5" tall. Great condition. Some crazing in glaze. A chip to the top edge has been repaired...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #7275 (stock #22)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #4974 (stock #7)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
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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 : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #429917 (stock #13)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
A Kutani teapot with offset handle decorated in the Kaga style with the overglaze enamel in a rust red color – in one reserve we find a floral design – on the other side is a frisky gamboling shi shi dog. The lid has a finely painted ho-o bird covering almost the entire lid. On the base of the handle is the two mark Kutani mark (ku – meaning "nine" and tani – meaning "mountain'...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1960 item #881108 (stock #37)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
This is a 20th century Japanese wooden temple bell known as a mokugyo. This example measures 3” by 3” by 2” thick. It shows some signs of wear but we believe it to be early to mid Showa, circa 1930-1960. It is in excellent condition.

A wooden fish - Japanese: mokugyo), (Korean: moktak), sometimes known as a Chinese block, is a wooden percussion instrument similar to the Western wood block. The wooden fish is used by monks and laity in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #895542 (stock #56)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
This is a very simple round bronze mirror with no decorations molded on the top. The knob on the upper surface has a large hole through it into which a silk or hemp cord would have been inserted to hold the mirror to the face. The knob had indentations on the top that we thought might be an inscription; however, our translators have not been able to verify that. The underside would have been highly polished to provide a reflection...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1950 item #874449 (stock #45-1)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
A handsome set of seven Japanese bamboo mukozuke that have been lacquered with a dark rust brown lacquer...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 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 : Pre 1900 item #425788 (stock #37)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
This is a fine MODERN copy of a porcelain cup from the service made for a prince of Western Tumed who married a daughter of the Emperor Tao Kuang (Daoguang – 1821-1850). The mark reads, in Sanskrit, "Baragon Tumed." The cup measures 2 1/2"” high and is 3 1/4" diameter at the top and the raised foot is 1 3/4" diameter. The sides of the cup are decorated with a set of dignitaries, Buddhist wheels and a white horse and elephant between borders of shou characters alternating with the Eight Buddh...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #576462 (stock #75)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
An interesting comb or brush folk art piece which we would date to the late 19th century. A design has been burned into the handle with a heated tool. On one side the design is that of flowers and leaves - on the other is a design of a small boy carrying a goose while an elder looks on. Although the characters in the design have a Chinese appearance based on the hair styles, we believe the piece is of Japanese origin. The Kanji signature on the one side translates to "Kogen Made". We date it to ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #353029 (stock #47)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$100.00
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.