Chinese and Japanese Asian Art by David Hawkes
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1345843 (stock #4394)
Hawkes, Asian Art
A 'New Year' bowl and cover by Shoji Hamada. Pale grey stoneware decorated with bands of brown and green. 1950's.

Within the foot-rim is found an impressed seal, one that Hamada used only for items included in the first kiln firing of the New Year...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1950 item #1263986 (stock #4297)
Hawkes, Asian Art
A glass bead decorated gourd from the Maasai people in Kenya. This type of gourd is used traditionally for the mixture of milk and blood that is a staple of the Maasai diet. Early 20th century.

Approximately 24 cm long. In fine condition. Noted are half a dozen insect holes in the lid, these are old and mostly filled in...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Organics : Pre 1930 item #1085155 (stock #4217)
Hawkes, Asian Art

An English or French shagreen and white metal etui made to hold a single perfume flask. Shagreen, called galuchat in France, is the skin of the shark or ray. The white metal is probably silver, it is not hallmarked and I have no way of testing it. 1930's.

Approximately 8cm high. The object is in fine condition with light wear from normal use. The green cord or the tassel is a replacement, they don't match in colour...