Chinese and Japanese Asian Art by David Hawkes
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1388812 (stock #4526)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£45.00
An attractive slip decorated Japanese style teabowl, chawan, by Devon potter John Pollex.

Approximately 11.5 cm maximum diameter, 8.5 cm tall. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1990 item #910865 (stock #4028)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£95.00
TWO JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS COMMEMORATING FREDERICK STARR & NOSATSU.

Frederick Starr was a professor of anthropology at Chicago University who first visited Japan in 1904 and made many subsequent visits. He wrote many papers on Japanese subjects but is probably best known in Japan for his interest in pilgrimage, he dressed in traditional pilgrim’s clothing and performed the Shikoku pilgrimage in 1917 and 1921. He became fascinated with the tradition of nailing name slips (nosatu) to te...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1307519 (stock #4338)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£275.00
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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. The vase and box are both perfect.

Matsumoto Saich...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1980 item #1307913 (stock #4342)
Hawkes, Asian Art
SOLD
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.

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1980 item #1388817 (stock #4528)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£265.00
The second Living National Treasure of Mashiko. The first was his teacher Shōji Hamada.

A ash-glazed stoneware box and cover with an intaglio design of grasses filled with white slip. Shimaoka’s seal within the foot-rim.

Approximately 11.5 cm high, 10.3 diameter.

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All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1307398 (stock #4333)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£320.00
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. Fine...

All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1970 item #1313978 (stock #4353)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£225.00
An interesting and inventive sculpture of a performing elephant balancing upon a ball whilst supporting an acrobat with his trunk. The sculpture is solid bronze and cast in the lost wax technique, cire perdue. This method is able to faithfully reproduce all of the quirky textures that the artist has chosen. The sculpture is mounted on a white marble base and is, as far as I can see, unsigned.

Approximately 33cm high. Fine original condition. The weight is 3478 gm.

P...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1970 item #1383016 (stock #4512)
Hawkes, Asian Art
SOLD
A Japanese porcelain peony vase, Showa period. The waisted baluster vase decorated with powder blue and pink peonies. The rim gilded and the base with a three-character signature, unread.

Approximately 31 cm high. In perfect condition.

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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Musical Instruments : Pre 1970 item #1404441 (stock #4550)
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SOLD
A Japanese Transverse Flute, Nohkan, and associated Fan. The nohkan is used in the performance of Noh and Kabuki theatre. During a performance the flautist is always dressed formally, the attire based on Court dress which includes a fan.

The flute is made from bound and lacquered bamboo and has a little decoration of a ginko leaf at the closed end. The construction of these flutes is complex and is well-reported on the internet. The flute has a black lacquered sleeve case and both cas...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Cameras : Pre 1960 item #1396919 (stock #4531)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£235.00
A Leica IIf from 1953, Nr. 653684. This is the latter red dial version. Good overall condition with some light wear from careful use. Some very minor bright marks on the top plate. The shutter fires at all speeds and sounds correct although I don’t have a way of testing it accurately. The viewfinder is clear and the rangefinder image is good. An attractive clean example.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1960 item #1404363 (stock #4554)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£110.00
An amusing tonkotsu, a container for tobacco, skillfully carved in wood as a man emerging from a basket! His clasped hands pierced to allow a suspension cord, not present. The eyes are inlaid and the base has a mother of pearl signature tablet.

A 20th century production but hand carved.

Approximately 12.5 cm high. In fine condition

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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1960 item #1404365 (stock #4556)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£165.00
A fine agate snuff bottle of large size the sides carved in relief with various birds on prunus branches. The bottle is very well-hollowed and weighs only 97 grams without the stopper. The foot and mouth both slightly concave. The stopper is grey smoky agate, the spoon is bone. The bottle is fairly large and might have been used as a table bottle. 20th century.

Approximately 7.8 cm high. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1950 item #1263986 (stock #4297)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£65.00
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. Please note that the stand is not included with this item.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1382262 (stock #4509)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£450.00
A splendid stoneware dish by Sakuma Totaro (1900-1976) with the original signed and inscribed storage box, tomobako. Showa period, mid 20th century.

A substantial dish with deep brown iron glaze leaves on a jade green copper glaze. The back of the dish is undecorated and covered in a transparent ash glaze. Most pieces by Totaro, like those by Hamada Shoji, are unsigned.

The original wood storage box (tomobako) is signed in ink with "medium dish (chu-zara) with flower on green glaze...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1382264 (stock #4510)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£350.00
A fine and large stoneware dish by Sakuma Totaro (1900~1979). Decorated with a flowering plum tree against an oatmeal coloured ground. The back is plain and glazed with a clear transparent ash glaze.

The original wood storage box (tomobako) lid is inscribed in ink "Mashiko decorative dish with plum in iron oxide", the signature of the potter with his red seal.

First son of Sakuma Fukujiro, a mingei potter in Mashiko, Totaro studied ceramics with his father. The potter met Ham...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1382265 (stock #4511)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£325.00
A fine and large stoneware dish by Sakuma Totaro (1900~1979). Decorated with a flowering plum tree against a transparent ash glazed ground. The back is plain and glazed with a clear ash glaze. Mid 20th century.

The original wood storage box (tomobako) lid is inscribed in ink with a title and the signature of the potter with his red seal.

First son of Sakuma Fukujiro, a mingei potter in Mashiko, Totaro studied ceramics with his father. The potter met Hamada Shoji who visited M...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1950 item #1404366 (stock #4559)
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A Chinese soapstone seal, unused, the front decorated with engraved calligraphy. 20th century.

Approximately 8 cm high. Nice genuine old patina and signs of handling.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1930 item #1404443 (stock #4552)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£320.00
A Tsuiki Jippo Cloisonne Enamel Writing Box (Suzuribako), 
Ando Company, early 1930’s .

The box is formed from heavy gauge copper, the lid decorated with tsuiki-jippo enamels in relief on a raised design of a Shinto shrine in a wooded setting, a Torii and lantern also present. The interior has been applied with a coarse cloth lacquered with both clear and red lacquer in an abstract design and contains a hardwood tray with fitted inkstone and tsuiki-jippo water-dropper. The base ext...