Chinese and Japanese Asian Art by David Hawkes
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1332543 (stock #4378)
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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...

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...

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1332293 (stock #4374)
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£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)
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£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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1330719 (stock #4367)
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£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'...
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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1330512 (stock #4365)
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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1327359 (stock #4360)
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£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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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1327358 (stock #4359)
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A Japanese Shippo pedestal bowl, 19th century. The work on this bowl is quite fine and the elements forming the patterns appear to be tiny compared to what we normally encounter with Japanese cloisonné of this early period. Within the foot the base is counter enamelled with black.

Approximately 16.6cm diameter, 9.8cm high. Fine original condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1327354 (stock #4357)
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£150.00
A Japanese Imari Export teapot, 18th century. Decorated overall with flowered branches issuing from eccentric rocks. Unusually, the blue is thick overglaze enamel instead of the normally used underglaze blue.

Approximately 18cm from tip of spout to handle. The body is sound with only some minor flaking to the enamel and light wear to the gilding. A flea bite to the inner rim noted. The lid has a replaced knop and a shallow chip to the edge has been restored.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1327349 (stock #4354)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£85.00
A Japanese Imari plate, 19th Century. A central roundel features a mythical creature, rather like a kylin but without horns. Unusually for an Imari plate the animal is decorated with a dark mustard / brown glaze. The back of the plate is undecorated and has a single spur mark within the foot-rim.

Approximately 21.7cm diameter. Perfect condition with no chips, cracks or restoration.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1313956 (stock #4350)
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£185.00
An old Nanban hanging flower vase, kakéhana, in its original inscribed box. The vase is in fine undamaged condition and has a good old patina. The inscription literally translates as “Nanban hanging flower vase”. The applied decoration is perhaps a depiction of a Buddhist rosary. 19th century.

Approximately 12.8 cm high.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1313942 (stock #4352)
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£225.00
A Japanese carved bamboo sake ewer, tokkuri. The pouring spout is a cunning extension of the slim handle, it has a simple stopper. The bung for the filling hole is in the form of a whistle. It is not drilled through so cannot be blown in the usual way but the end is shaped so that a shrill note can be produced when blown across. The top is lacquered red and the top rim ochre. The foot-rim is lacquered deep brown/black. Age cracks have been filled with black lacquer. Around the back is a long ins...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1307468 (stock #4336)
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An unusual Japanese Arita dish, Kakiemon or Kakiemon style, circa 1670 ~ 1700.

The reason for the holes, done before the glazing and firing, is not known to the writer. They are however included in the decoration on the exterior and form the mouths of four lion heads. The interior has a typical Kakiemon dragon and pearl. The Shibata Collection catalogue (Volume V) displays bowls of a similar form and with holes, in blue & white and plain white with moulded decoration which they date t...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1307203 (stock #4332)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£95.00
A Japanese Kyo-yaki bowl decorated with acorns and oak leaves in thick gosu blue enamel. The moulded stoneware body is probably from a Seto kiln. Meiji period.

Approximately 14.5 cm diameter, 5 cm high. Fine condition with only one shallow frit to the rim noted.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1264104 (stock #4299)
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An unusual Japanese lacquer tokkuri, sake flask, 19th century. The flask is decorated with auspicious items in gold and red against a black background. It has a metal pouring spout that swivels when needed.

13 cm x 12.9 cm x 13.2 cm. Overall the condition is good with only a couple of small chips to the rim and a couple of tiny flakes on one face. The lacquer has signs of age and would benefit from a light clean.

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