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.

It is now tho...

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. The porcelain i...

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. 10.5 cm high.

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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.

This would make a very decorative table lamp without too much difficulty and with no damage to the bottle.

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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. This set comprising of tobacco box, agate ojime and stag horn netsuke must have been brought back from Japan as a souvenir and perhaps kept in a cupboard, it is, except for some slight wear, in perfect condition. ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1338918 (stock #4383)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£295.00
A Chinese Bronze Garlic Mouth Vase, Ming, 17th C.

A small vase with a band of stylised spiral of abstract form beneath a band of diamond spirals. The waist wit a pair of simple handles. The garlic mouth has a neatly formed rim. Us usual with bronzes of this period the base is made separately and soldered into place.

Approximately 17 cm high. Fine original condition.

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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.

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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. Another clue perhaps and one that is not easy to see is that the large oval with gold background looks as if it covers an underglaze blue ...
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.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1333979 (stock #4379)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£725.00
A Chinese bronze drum-shaped censer raised on three ruyi feet. Each side is cast with four gamboling lion dogs attracted to a large ribboned pearl of wisdom. The background is covered entirely with fine punch work. The base is signed with the mark of probably the most famous of Ming metalworkers, Hu Wenming. 'Hu Wenming was one of the best-known and most accomplished master metalworkers of the late Ming period. Gilt-metal pieces from his workshops were especially sought after by scholars and lit...
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.

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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 : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1331752 (stock #4373)
Hawkes, Asian Art
SOLD
The Chinese porcelain dish has a border of repeating ruyi. The centre of the dish has an abstract motif that might represent a lotus. The dish was made for the Japanese where such pieces were used and much appreciated in the tea ceremony, at a time when the Japanese porcelain industry was in its infancy.

Approximately 14 cm diameter. No cracks or restoration, just a couple of minor mushikui, “worm eaten edge” that is a signature of these wares.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1331750 (stock #4372)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£275.00
The Chinese porcelain dish has a border of two repeating elements, a garlanded ruyi and three interlinked rings. The centre of the dish depicts a Chinese landscape with two scholars approaching a solitary angler. The dish was made for the Japanese where such pieces were used and much appreciated in the tea ceremony, at a time when the Japanese porcelain industry was in its infancy.

Approximately 15.5 cm diameter. No cracks or restoration, just some inevitable mushikui, “worm eaten edg...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1331748 (stock #4371)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£650.00
The extensive village and river scene has many figures, I counted 20. It has a nice patina and looks ‘dry’ and untouched. I resisted the temptation to oil and then wax polish it but that is something you might consider. 19th century.

Approximately 18 cm high, 15.2 cm across the oval. The pot has some largish age cracks but none that go to the inside. There is a small hole in the wall where the carver has gone too deep, you can see this in one of the detail photographs.

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