Chinese and Japanese Asian Art by David Hawkes
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1426649 (stock #4593)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£550.00
A rare Chinese enamel on copper medallion bowl decorated with three red-crowned cranes each holding a lingzhi, against a pink background. The interior with flowering peony. 18Th ~ 19th century.

The medallion bowls, three roundels against a coloured background, were produced in porcelain from the Qianlong reign to the Daoguang in the main, this bowl appears to be the enameller’s answer to the challenge.

Approximately 12.5 cm diameter. The bowl has had a slight knock to the e...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1426624 (stock #4592)
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SOLD
A fine Arita Export gourd-shaped bottle decorated in Chinese Transitional taste. Arita 1660 – 1680.

The enjoyment of nature.

The Catalogue of the Shibata Collection exhibits two similar bottles.

Another, a 39.8 cm tall example is illustrated in ‘Fine & Curious Japanese Export Porcelains in Dutch Collections’. Hotei Pub. 2003. In this the author, Professor Jorg, informs us that although large gourd vases are relatively common, smaller examples are much more rare. ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1426623 (stock #4591)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£375.00
A small Japanese Satsuma koro with a pierced metal cover by an unknown maker, late 19th century. The vase is decorated with the Imperial chrysanthemum crest and three family crests, including the Paulownia of the Toyotomi clan, the Hollyhock leaves of the Tokugawa shoguns and the cross of the Shimazu clan who ruled over Satsuma, Ōsumi and Hyūga.

At the top corners can be found quarter-flower heads delicately painted in red and gold. Each mon is finely detailed. The metal lid might ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1426622 (stock #4590)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£425.00
An attractive globular Satsuma vase by Hosai, late 19th century. The vase is decorated with three family crests, including the Paulownia of the Toyotomi clan, the Hollyhock leaves of the Tokugawa shoguns and the cross of the Shimazu clan who ruled over Satsuma, Ōsumi and Hyūga.

Within the foot-rim can be found the gold mark ‘Satsuma Hosai’ and a Shimazu mon in white enamel. Hosai worked towards the end of the 19th century and his work is represented in the NSW Museum in Australi...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1421655 (stock #4589)
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An early Arita porcelain dish, Kakiemon, 17th Century, circa 1655~1670.

The centre of the dish with a table display of bonsai-like foliage. The curved cavetto with plant-filled lozenges against a blue ground.

The mark within the foot-rim was used at the Chokichidani kiln and the Old Kakiemon kiln in the period 1655 ~ 1670’s.

Dishes with similar designs are to found in the catalogue of the Shibata Collection, Kyushu Ceramic Museum.

Approximately 21...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1421654 (stock #4588)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£195.00
An Arita Export porcelain dish decorated with a design based on a Ming Chinese Kraak plate. A pair of Ho-o birds amongst flowers and bursting pomegranates. Arita, circa 1690 - 1720. A similar dish is illustrated in the Shibata Collection, Kyushu Ceramic Museum, item 2495.

The border pattern shows a striking similarity to that used for V.O.C. orders produced at the Hikeoba and Sarugawa kilns. Circa 1680.

Approximately 21.3 cm diameter. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1421652 (stock #4587)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£195.00
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An Arita Export porcelain dish decorated with a design based on a Ming Chinese Kraak plate. A pair of Ho-o birds amongst flowers and bursting pomegranates. Arita, circa 1690 - 1720. A similar dish is illustrated in the Shibata Collection, Kyushu Ceramic Museum, item 2495.

The border pattern shows a striking similarity to that used for V.O.C. orders produced at the Hikeoba and Sarugawa kilns. Circa 1680.

Approximately 21.3 cm diameter. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1421651 (stock #4586)
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A Kakiemon blue & white porcelain dish decorated with a delicately painted asymmetrical scrolling foliage design. The rim with an iron-rich dressing. The back with a kin (gold) character within a double border. The kin mark is associated with the Old Kakiemon and Nangawara-Kamanotsuji kilns and used around the later period of the 17th century and possibly into the 18th.

A very similar dish is illustrated in Beauty of Prime Period Imari. Kano Seki, Ko-Imari Publication, 1990. No. 50, titl...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1421650 (stock #4585)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£225.00
An Early Arita “Snowflake” plate. Circa 1680. The thickly potted porcelain dish decorated with snowflakes and flowering prunus. The back with a lozenge mark.

Provenance: R&G McPherson Antiques, London W8.

Approximately 18.7 cm diameter. A tiny piece of kiln dross on the front, otherwise perfect.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1421648 (stock #4584)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£550.00
A Japanese porcelain “100 Boys” plate, 18th century.

This unusual plate was made in Arita between 1720 and 1760. It shows a hall crammed with boys, an elevated youthful figure surrounded by attendants, two of which are carrying fans. To me it looks like the interior of a temple with children depicting the abbot and gathering of monks. Above the Abbot can be found a sign, Hyakushindo, “The Hall of 100 Children.” ( Baizitang in Chinese ).

This design is copied from a Chi...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1418301 (stock #4582)
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A fine gourd-shaped bottle decorated in Chinese Transitional style. Arita 1660 – 1680.

The bottle is decorated in late Ming style with the enjoyment of nature. These bottles are not uncommon but are seldom encountered with such fine painting.

The Catalogue of the Shibata Collection exhibits two similar bottles.

Approximately 20.4 cm high. The bottle is in perfect condition with only a couple of small areas of glaze evacuation on the neck, noted in the photographs. ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1418300 (stock #4583)
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A fine and large Arita export octagonal jar, 1680 ~ 1700. The jar has similar painting around the neck and shoulder as those produced at the Kakiemon kilns.

Approximately 40 cm high. In fine undamaged condition. I have shown some very shallow flakes on the inside of the neck, this appears to have occurred before the firing.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1417293 (stock #4581)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£165.00
A kakemono presenting an example of calligraphy by Shunsui Rai, 1743 ~ 1813. Shunsui was a Confucian scholar of some influence in the Hiroshima district and an historian. He is the father of Sanyo Rai, 1781~1832, who also became a notable calligrapher and a painter and scholar.

Overall the dimensions are 170cm x 36cm. The picture size is 91cm x 25cm. The scroll ends are rosewood. Good condition overall with just minor horizontal creases noted.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1417292 (stock #4580)
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An old Japanese letter mounted as a scroll. The author is not known but was considered of sufficient merit to be mounted as a scroll. The writing paper has a hard to see light embossing of a Chinese style pattern. This shows best when written upon, otherwise it is practically invisible. A curious feature of this scroll is the addition of another document on the reverse. This does not appear to be a patch repair, rather is seems to be a complete document. The woven silk mount looks quite old. The...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1417291 (stock #4579)
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A Japanese painting of bijin traveling on horseback, attended by her servant. It is an old painting that certainly has been remounted many times, this latest remount in a very bold and attractive fashion. The scroll ends are lacquered wood. Unsigned.

The former owner attributed this work to Nishikawa Sukenobu, 1671~1751. Sukenobu was a successful ukiyo-e designer of illustrated books as well as a painter, He was an important member of the Kyoto ukiyo-e school.

Overall the sc...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1416709 (stock #4578)
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A Japanese porcelain chawan, tea bowl, decorated with a continuous landscape. The concave foot left unglazed. The rim has a number of kintsugi, repaired chips using lacquer and gold dust.

A similar tea bowl is shown in Sekai Toji Zhenshu, Ceramic Art of the World, Vol 8. Edo Period III, no:240, described as Nakano Kiln, Hirado, mid 18th century.

Approximately 11 cm diameter. Fine condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1416708 (stock #4577)
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A Chinese Longquan celadon porcelain yen-yen or phoenix tail vase. Longquan ceramics are from Zhejiang Province and many moons ago we would call these crackled green glazes“Chekiang celadons”. This vase is late Ming/early Qing, 16th ~ 17th century. The unglazed foot has burned deep orange during the firing.

Approximately 26.7 high. The weight is approximately 1760 gm. Fine condition except for a largish chip on the mouth-rim.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1416707 (stock #4576)
Hawkes, Asian Art
SOLD
A Chinese Shiwan stoneware fanghu vase with a jun glaze, late Ming/early Qing dynasty. The hollow tube handles associate this type of vase with the arrow game pastime but this example, given the small diameters involved would be unsuitable. The glaze is a transmutation glaze and its colour is decided by the kiln conditions at the peak temperature.

Shiwan (Shekwan) ceramics are from southern China, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province.

Approximately 21.7cm high. Weight is 935 gm. Ro...