Chinese and Japanese Asian Art by David Hawkes
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1332300 (stock #4377)
Hawkes, Asian Art
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1332297 (stock #4376)
Hawkes, Asian Art
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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...

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...