Chinese and Japanese Asian Art by David Hawkes
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1980 item #1307913 (stock #4342)
Hawkes, Asian Art
A stoneware suiteki, a water dropper used in the practice of calligraphy, by the eminent Japanese potter and 'Living National Treasure' Hamada Shoji ( 1894 ~ 1978 ). It is accompanied by a tomobako inscribed by his son, Shinsaku, authenticating the item.

The simple circular form reminiscent of a mochi rice cake has been given an oatmeal glaze that has fired with salmon-pink blushes.

Approximately 8 cm diameter. Original condition...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1307519 (stock #4338)
Hawkes, Asian Art
A striking porcelain double gourd vase by the eminent Kutani potter Matsumoto Saichi V The tall shape has four raised ribs on the matt buff/white glazed body, the bottom gourd boldly painted with sets of green stripes on a tan ground. The buff/white glaze is curious, on close inspection it looks like crushed oyster shell. Signed on the base. The vase comes with its original signed and inscribed box.

Approximately 31.7 cm high...

All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1307398 (stock #4333)
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An unusual lacquered flower vase, hanaike, by the eminent bamboo artist Tanabe Chikuunsai II ( 1919~2000 ). The black lacquered bamboo vase is decorated in vermillion lacquer with a sago palm and is also signed. The vase is complete with its original blue cotton bag and a signed and inscribed box.

Chikuunsai I began the family tradition of making fine bamboo crafts in 1890, it still flourishes today under the direction of Tanabe Chikuunsai III.

Approximately 30 cm high...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1980 item #965277 (stock #4114)
Hawkes, Asian Art

Grey ash glazed stoneware, ribbed and impressed. The piece is stamped with the scallop shell mark.

9.5/8 inches (24.4cm) high. Fine condition. Please study the photographs.

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