Chinese and Japanese Asian Art by David Hawkes
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1339601 (stock #4388)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£475.00
A very unusual Arita barber’s bowl dating to the second quarter of the 18th century. The oval body is moulded and features butterflies and peonies on a ribbed ground. This form is very likely to have been based on Dutch Delft pottery or perhaps a silver example. The interior is decorated in a rather striking manner with a band of underglaze blue fishes amongst breaking waves. The reverse is decorated with prunus sprigs, and two holes to the foot-rim to allow suspension...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1339599 (stock #4387)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£225.00
An Unusual Japanese Porcelain Kensui, late 18th Century.

A kensui is a pot in which the water is poured after rinsing a chawan during the tea ceremony. The enamelled design is unusual especially the bold use of iron-red. The base has a variation of the spiral fuku mark, used in the 1780’s. It is uncommon to find ceramics associated with the tea ceremony that can be safely dated to before the 19th century.

5 inches (12.7cm) diameter, 3.3/4 inches (9.5cm) high...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1339559 (stock #4386)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£425.00
A Japanese Imari porcelain tub possibly for presenting cooked rice at a celebration. It appears to be styled on a sushi oke, a wooden tub used in the preparation of sushi rice. Thickly potted and quite heavy. The glaze inside the inner foot rim has a warmer tone to it. The condition is good with only some wear to the gilding on the rim.

Approximately 23.2 cm diameter...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1339408 (stock #4385)
Hawkes, Asian Art
SOLD
A Japanese porcelain sake flask, tokkuri, with the sake brewer's or perhaps retailer's name and address in three columns of underglaze blue calligraphy on the white body. 19th century.

Approximately 27 cm high. A 6 cm stress line in the glaze on the shoulder is stained. The foot has a firing fault, confined to the foot-rim only...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1338922 (stock #4384)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£260.00
A fine woven tonkotsu, 19th century.

Deftly woven with very thin strips of bamboo then lacquered to strengthen and waterproof. The cord guides and knop are cleverly integral and remain complete and in good condition. Within the lid there is a maker's 'ruyi' mark in red lacquer...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1338887 (stock #4382)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£285.00
A fine large Japanese Imari dish from the 18th century.

Approximately 31 cm diameter. Fine condition. One short section of the rim with crazing of the glaze.

Please study the photographs.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1338886 (stock #4381)
Hawkes, Asian Art
SOLD
An early Japanese 'SOYA' bottle decorated in Europe. The bottle similar to those made at the Hasami kilns at the end of the 18th century through to the middle of the 19th. The wide spacing of the double rim suggests the earlier period. I suspect the enamel decoration is English rather than 'Amsterdam Bont', the colours similar to English ceramics of the time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1338885 (stock #4380)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£425.00
A Japanese Imari porcelain charger decorated with an urn of flowers. The border features irises and the rim is finished in an unusual rope-twist edge. The back painted with scrolling flowers and cherry blossom. Within the foot-rim is found a group of spur marks. Circa 1700 ~ 1740.

Approximately 32.5 cm diameter. Perfect condition apart from some wear to the gilding...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1332543 (stock #4378)
Hawkes, Asian Art
SOLD
This is a fine tokkuri, a sake flask of large size for use during a celebration. The tiger, dragon and tree are raised from the surface and skillfully painted. The glaze shows crackleure on the lower part of the bottle, an occurrence associated with Arita porcelains from the 18th century.

Approximately 32cm high without the stand. The top of the neck has been broken and rebuilt. Their are no major pieces missing. The base has been drilled...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1332300 (stock #4377)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£145.00
This is an extraordinary piece of craftwork. The central chrysanthemum is set against a background of the most intricate diaper. There is a long maker's inscription. It is possible that the flower motif might represent an important gift, who knows?

Approximately 18.3cm diameter, 28.5cm long.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1332297 (stock #4376)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£120.00
This bronze mirror (kagami) was almost certainly made in the Momoyama period. It has a turtle (minogame) as a central boss, pierced for a cord. It also features a pair of cranes, their beaks touching the head of the turtle as in the act of kissing. This beneath a splendid pine tree and a pair of peaches. Under the turtle and to the right is found the inscription 'Tenjō' (?) possibly meaning Heaven.

Approximately 12 cm diameter. Many signs of wear and polishing. The reflecting side s...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1332295 (stock #4375)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£95.00
An Early Japanese Bronze Mirror, Kagami, Circa 1600. (No.1) This bronze mirror (kagami) was almost certainly made in the Momoyama period. It has a turtle (minogame) as a central boss, pierced for a cord. It also features a pair of cranes, their beaks touching the head of the turtle as in the act of kissing. This beneath a splendid pine tree. Under the turtle is found the inscription 'Tenjō' (?) possibly meaning Heaven.

Approximately 10.4cm diameter. Many signs of wear and polishi...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1332293 (stock #4374)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£425.00
Jurōjin, on of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune from Japanese mythology. He carries a scroll and is often accompanied by a deer. A very competent carving that my photographs don't do justice to.

Signed on the base.

Approximately 4.1cm high. Fine condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1330748 (stock #4370)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£550.00
Buddha is seated in meditation on a double lotus base. It has a very attractive genuine patina. The surface of the base is formed from an old Japanese mirror. I have seen this recycling of mirrors before, they sometimes are found forming the bases of bronze hibachis.

Approximately 41cm high.

The Buddha has the rectangular location tag found at the rear repaired with resin. The is an old tear in the rim at his left knee, this is stable and does not detract.

The base has s...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1330719 (stock #4367)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£295.00
Manufactured specifically for export to Europe sometime during the first half of the 18th century. The cutout, rather small in this case, is to allow the bowl to fit comfortably under the chin when the barber is wielding the razor. Barbers at that time also provided a service to the medical profession by bleeding patients and these bowls are sometimes called 'Bleeding Bowls'. The two holes in the rim, pierced before firing in the kiln, are for suspension cords so tht the bowl could be displayed ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1330515 (stock #4366)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£185.00
A similar ewer is illustrated in Ko Imari Porcelain from the Oliver Impey Collection and another in the Shibata Collection, Vol. II.

Approximately 19.3cm high. Between the shoulder of the spout and the neck there should be an 's' shaped support, this has been lost. Remarkably the spout and handle are in perfect condition the body also except for a horizontal crack between the flagpole held by the solitary figure and the base of the spout.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1330512 (stock #4365)
Hawkes, Asian Art
SOLD
A fine cast bronze suiban, a low bowl used for suiseki, an eccentric rock or stone displayed often on a bed of sand or water. This lobed bowl has three feet formed as stunted growths of prunus. The base has the mark of Murata Seimin (1761-1837), a well-known 19th century artisan in bronze.

Approximately 28cm diameter. Signs of long life, light wear and the odd paint spot but no dents or cracks. One prunus stem has lost its tip, noted in the photographs.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1327359 (stock #4360)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£120.00
A set of five Japanese Kyoyaki plates, 19th century. The plates are made of refined stoneware with the creamy finely crackled glaze that is synonymous with the Kyoto area. The painting is carefully executed and of high quality.

Approximately 18.6cm diameter. All in fine original condition.

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