Chinese and Japanese Asian Art by David Hawkes
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1404444 (stock #4558)
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A Japanese gold lacquer kagamibako, a box for a small circular mirror. This example is from the 18th century or perhaps earlier. The top features a landscape which is continued in places down the side, the inside and base lacquered with nashiji powdered gold. Inside the lid is a fabulous landscape with a flowing river and flowering trees and a stunted pine near the bottom of the scene.

Approximately 10.7 cm diameter. The condition is very good considering the great age, some wear on top...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1930 item #1404443 (stock #4552)
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£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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1404442 (stock #4551)
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£185.00
A fine old ceremonial sake pourer, hisage, hand made from copper and decorated with shochikubai (pine, plum and bamboo), minogame and cranes. Also present are two prominent Tokugawa family crests and on the handle three 16 petalled chrysanthemum crests and another on the rear handle mount. 19th century or earlier. Fine work.

The body of the pourer has probably been raised from one sheet of copper. It is quite thick-walled and notabley the section grows thicker at the edges, as does the ha...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Musical Instruments : Pre 1970 item #1404441 (stock #4550)
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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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1404367 (stock #4557)
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£185.00
A Chinese brown glazed water coupe with an apocryphal six-character Ming reign mark for the Emperor Wanli. 18th ~ 19th Century.

Approximately 6.5 cm high. Some light scratching from use otherwise undamaged.

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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 : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1960 item #1404365 (stock #4556)
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£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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1404364 (stock #4555)
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£120.00
A cast bronze sculpture of the young dancing Krishna, each hand clasping a ball of butter. He is standing on a lotus petal over a staggered base. India, 19th century.

Approximately 15 cm high. Weight = 784 gms. Fine condition

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1960 item #1404363 (stock #4554)
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£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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1404362 (stock #4553)
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£245.00
A Japanese wood carving of a seated figure, probably the poet Matsuo Basho (1644~1694), the most famous poet of the Edo period. 19th century or earlier. Fine old patina.

Approximately 14.5 cm high. Fine condition with only a chip on the hat and the nose noted.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1403784 (stock #4549)
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A Japanese porcelain dish with a barbed edge and cavetto moulded with Buddhist symbols. The centre painted with underglaze blue depicting two scholars playing chess in an idyllic setting, a waterfall behind them and a stanza of Chinese poetry above them.

Arita, circa 1780 ~ 1800.

Approximately 21cm diameter. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1403783 (stock #4548)
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£345.00
A Japanese porcelain deep charger, decorated with a flowering branch issuing from an eccentric rock behind garden fence. The border has a very complicated design that seems to be based on flowering peonies. A very striking design.

Arita, circa 1670~1690.

Approximately 28 cm diameter. The dish is in fine condition except for a restored shallow flake on the edge. This is tiny and is invisible to the eye. I only spotted it when I used an ultra-violet torch.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1403782 (stock #4547)
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£140.00
An unusual shallow Japanese porcelain plate (#2) decorated with confronting dragons, one in blue and gold, the other gold and red. The plain back with 5 neat spur marks.

Arita porcelain, circa 1750 ~ 1780.

Approximately 18.7 cm diameter. Fine condition with only slight wear to the gold.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1403781 (stock #4546)
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£140.00
An unusual shallow Japanese porcelain plate (#1) decorated with confronting dragons, one in blue and gold, the other gold and red. The plain back with 5 neat spur marks.

Arita porcelain, circa 1750 ~ 1780.

Approximately 18.7 cm diameter. Fine condition with only slight wear to the gold.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1403696 (stock #4545)
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£160.00
A heavily potted Arita porcelain dish featuring a rural pavilion beside a waterfall, the moulded cavetto with a celadon glaze. The blue and white landscape with touches of iron-red and gold enamel.

Arita, circa 1750 ~ 1780.

Approximately 22.5cm diameter.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1403695 (stock #4544)
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£240.00
An attractive Japanese porcelain dish, the blue & white decoration depicting the King of Beasts and the Queen of Flowers. The Lion-Dog and the Peony, shi-shi and botan in Japan, represent bravery and elegance . A popular motif.

Arita, circa 1790.

Approximately 29 cm diameter. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1403694 (stock #4543)
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A diminutive Arita porcelain oil bottle, the greyish body decorated with a spray of prunus. By repute used for a tonsorial dressing.

Late 17th ~ early 18th century.

Similar bottles are shown in ‘Old Imari Blue & White Porcelain’. Heiando, Kyoto, 1959. Yosuke Sera, editor.

Approximately 7.5cm high. Perfect condition

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1403693 (stock #4542)
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£110.00
A small dish with an unusual barbed edge and diaper border. The back with a not often found six- character Qianlong mark in the form of a seal. Arita 1780.

Reference ‘The Complete Catalogue of the Shibata Collection, Kyushu Ceramic Museum. 2002.’ for a broadly similar dish, item 3628.

Approximately 15.1cm diameter.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1403692 (stock #4541)
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£220.00
An Arita porcelain plate (#2) decorated with a leaping carp within a moulded border based upon Chinese Ming export porcelain, ‘Kraak’ style. The dishes have faux chattering in imitation of Wanli Kraak dishes.

Arita, 1750 - 1780.

Approximately 21.5cm diameter. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1403691 (stock #4540)
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An Arita porcelain plate (#1) decorated with a leaping carp within a moulded border based upon Chinese Ming export porcelain, ‘Kraak’ style. The dishes have faux chattering in imitation of Wanli Kraak dishes.

Arita, 1750 - 1780.

Approximately 21.5cm diameter. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1403690 (stock #4539)
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£350.00
A large Japanese export porcelain charger decorated with a design based upon a Ming Chinese ‘Kraak’ porcelain dish. Arita, 1680.

For a similar but smaller plate see item 12 in the Impey Collection. ‘Ko-Imari Porcelain from the Collection of Oliver Impey’, Barry Davies Oriental Art, 1997.

Approximately 28.2cm diameter. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1403565 (stock #4538)
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An attractive diminutive Japanese porcelain Kendi decorated with landscapes in underglaze blue.

Arita, 1680 - 1685.

A similar small ewer is included in Sekai Toji Zenshu,Vol 8, [Ceramic Art of the World 8: Edo Period II Imari and Nabeshima Wares] item 147.

Approximately 21.8cm high. Fine condition. There is a partial under the glaze firing fault where the spout is luted to the body.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1403564 (stock #4537)
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A Japanese export porcelain wine ewer. This vessel is of European form with underglaze blue decoration in Chinese late Ming style, probably copied, second-hand as it were, from a Dutch Delft wine ewer.

Arita, 1680 - 1700.

A jug of a very similar design is illustrated by Oliver Impey in [ Japanese Export Porcelain, Catalogue of the collection of the Ashmolean Mu- seum, Oxford. Hotei Publishing, Amsterdam, 2002 ], item 32.

Approximately 20.8 cm high. Perfect c...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1403563 (stock #4536)
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A small porcelain dish depicting eccentric stones beyond a terrace in a garden setting. At first this seems to be a very eccentric modern-looking composition but this dish was to be finished with enamel decoration but for an unknown reason it was never completed thus leaving an interesting artifact. The base with an apocryphal four-character Ming reign mark for Jiajing.

Arita, 1690 - 1700.

Shibata [The Complete Catalogue of the Shibata Collection, Kyushu Ceramic Museum. 2002] illust...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1403562 (stock #4535)
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£110.00
A Japanese export porcelain bottle used for soy sauce in Holland. Marked ‘JAPANSCHZOYA’ in underglaze blue. Believed to be from the Hasami kiln, Nagasaki prefecture towards the end on the 19th century.

Approximately 18.8cm high. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1403411 (stock #4534)
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A Japanese export porcelain teapot, 1690 ~ 1720. The moulded body with raised chrysanthemum heads over a brocaded lappet border. A bale handle of bamboo form decorated with maple leaves and further chrysanths. Arita porcelain, 1690 ~ 1720.

A teapot of very similar form and decoration is in the collection of the Fries Museum in the Netherlands.

Approximately 16cm high. The tip of the spout has a minuscule shallow flake, otherwise perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1403410 (stock #4533)
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A Japanese export porcelain Kendi, late 17th century.

Professor Jorg devotes a chapter to the kendi in his “Fine & Curious, Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections” Hotei Publishing, 2003. The shape is based on the Indian kundika, a vessel used in ritual. Most Japanese kendi were exported to S.E. Asia, those sent to Holland appear to be used decoratively.

This ribbed form of the kendi is possibly based on a Chinese Swatow example. It is decorated with a garden scen...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1403408 (stock #4532)
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A Japanese export porcelain Apothecary bottle, 17th century.

The shape is derived from European glassware used in the apothecary trade in the late 17th century. The bulbous body decorated with bursting pomegranates and flowering peony. Arita, circa 1670 ~ 1700.

Approximately 21.3cm high. The the mouth-rim has been chipped, otherwise the bottle is in fine condition. The lower part of the bottle , below the waist, and within the foot-rim exhibit the light crazing often found on ...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Cameras : Pre 1960 item #1396919 (stock #4531)
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£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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1396918 (stock #4530)
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I have owned this fine Polynesian carved wooden club from Samoa for many years, I have always loved the way that it has remained undamaged and has avoided being over cleaned. A long time ago a former owner has fitted a hook for suspension and it is perhaps this that has preserved it so well.

The patterns on the surface are filled with lime and this inlay is mostly intact. The original fine cuts made when scribing the patterns are still visible. Overall the club is in fine undamaged condit...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1388818 (stock #4529)
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£195.00
A Japanese bronze vase decorated with dragons and clouds. Meiji period, mid to late nineteenth century. Unsigned. The work is reminiscent of Murata Seimin.

Approximately 21 cm high. The weight is just over 1.9 kg.

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1980 item #1388817 (stock #4528)
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£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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1388813 (stock #4527)
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It was not uncommon for blue & white porcelains arriving from the Far East to be applied with enamels to suit the new fashion for coloured wares. The entailed the vessels being fired again but at a much lower temperature. This Dutch production was colloquially known as “Amsterdams Bont”.

The blue & white design on the Arita jar is in Chinese Transitional style.

Approximately 25.3 cm high. As often with these wares there is some crazing to the glaze towards the bottom....

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1388812 (stock #4526)
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£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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1388811 (stock #4524)
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£365.00
The stone has a lustrous patina and has a very dramatic ‘splash’ of red on both sides. It has never been carved with a designation and the base has now a shallow flake as a result of an impact on the edge, with a little powdery material showing. Further along there is a tiny bruise to the edge. These could be taken out by reducing the length by 0.4cm. Personally the chip does not worry me. In this example the red is really very strong, like a fashionable lipstick.

Approximately ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1383146 (stock #4520)
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A Japanese porcelain underglaze blue & white wine vessel (kendi). Arita, circa 1680. A very similar ewer was included in ‘Ko-Imari Porcelain from the Collection of Oliver Impey’, Barry Davies Oriental Art, 1997. Item 7.

Approximately 21.8 cm tall. The bulbous spout has damage at the tip, otherwise fine condition.

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