Chinese and Japanese Asian Art by David Hawkes
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1404367 (stock #4557)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1388811 (stock #4524)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1381510 (stock #4488)
Hawkes, Asian Art
Price upon application
A Fine Chinese Carved Blue Overlay Glass Snuff Bottle, 1800~1850. The bottle of opaque white glass with snow-like inclusions, cased in blue glass. The blue glass is carved away to leave the Eight Horses of Mu Wang in a continuous landscape. The carving is very fine indeed. The stopper is hardstone with an ivory collar and spoon.

A bottle of the same design from perhaps the same workshop was sold at Christie’s “The Art of China: Online Winter Sale” Dec. 2017. Lot 36...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1381488 (stock #4484)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£375.00
A Chinese “Master of the Rocks” Saucer Dish, Kangxi, late 17th century. Typically, the decoration relies heavily on the techniques of contemporary ink painters with attention to naturalistic detail and various wet brush effects. The border of waterweed-like fronds appears on many such Master of the Rocks ceramics. The back is entirely plain.

Approximately 13.8cm diameter...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1800 item #1372217 (stock #4452)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£325.00
A beautiful slender toffee coloured glass snuff bottle with original agate stopper. The patina of the bottle is superb, handling has given the surface a misty appearance.

Approximately 7.6 cm high. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1371079 (stock #4459)
Hawkes, Asian Art
SOLD
Two Chinese bronze seals, Western Han Dynasty, 206BC – 24AD.

Both with dark patina and in good condition.

Similar seals are illustrated in “The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum”, Volume 30: Ancient Seals.

The larger is 2.1 x 2 cm, the other is very slightly smaller.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1370268 (stock #4453)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£550.00
A splendid Chilong Dragon with a bifurcated tail is presented on the front of this unusual bottle. The material is limestone of a dark hue but under decent lighting exhibits a snowstorm of whitish inclusions.

Approximately 6.6 cm high. Fine condition. The coral stopper is not original.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1370266 (stock #4451)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£475.00
A well-carved ivory snuff bottle depicting two of the sixteen Buddhist Arhat. The bottle is undoubtedly carved in Japan as the neck is made from a separate piece of ivory and screws into the body of the bottle. The carving style suits the subject matter and the bottle has a pleasing patina from handling. There is an unidentified studio marking on the base.

Approximately 5.7 cm high...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1370228 (stock #4449)
Hawkes, Asian Art
SOLD
The bottle is of flattened double gourd form decorated with bats and clouds in iron-red enamel against a gold enamel ground. The base with a four-character Daoguang mark in iron-red enamel. 19th century.

Approximately 6.6 cm high. The red enamel is worn from handling and the porcelain stopper is missing its spoon.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1920 item #1357937 (stock #4423)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£475.00
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An ivory snuff bottle in the form of of an attractive lady of status carrying a fan. The head can be removed to reveal the snuff. Probably Japanese work for the Chinese market at the end of the 19th century.

Approximately 9.2 cm high. In very good condition with only a little chipping to the back of the collar, noted in the photographs. A few age cracks as normal with this material and light wear from handling.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1357935 (stock #4421)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£225.00
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A Chinese white porcelain snuff bottle, probably Dehua, known in the West as ‘Blanc de Chine’. The moulded body, each side decorated with a central roundel of flowers surrounded with a pair of bats and a Shou character. The stopper, missing its spoon, appears to be faded purple stained soapstone. The thin body is very translucent and inside there are traces of former contents.

Approximately 5.8cm high. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1357934 (stock #4420)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£1,250.00
A pair of Chinese ritual altar vessels for the Sun Altar, Qing dynasty.

The ritual vessels, bian, are made from fine strips of woven bamboo, the inner surfaces completely covered in lacquer. The earliest illustration of this form is from a Song period reproduction of a Han dynasty publication.

Bian of this exact design were used in offering ceremonies at the Qianlong Court and described and illustrated in ‘Huang chao li qi tu shi’ ( A pictorial guide to the ritual vessels of th...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1357877 (stock #4419)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£2,250.00
A Chinese cloisonné and champlevé enamel jardiniere. Early 19th century. The jardiniere is of globular form with three circular medallions enclosing birds and butterflies against a floral and gilt ground. These roundels are set against a scrolling lotus ground. The inside is counter-enamelled in turquoise blue. There is evidence that solder was used sparingly in the manufacture, this technique is associated with earlier manufacture and a practice that had largely died out by the later 19th cen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1345885 (stock #4401)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£195.00
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A Chinese 'Basse Taille' enamel snuff bottle. Elaborately decorated with a bird and flowers on one side, pomegranates on the other, all in low relief against a textured silver ground. The bottle is complete with a bone or ivory spoon.

Approximately 8cm high. Excellent condition with only a shallow flake noted.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1345882 (stock #4398)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£320.00
A Chinese jade toggle carved as a crouching shi-shi, the stone of a pale grey-green colour. Nice lustrous polish. 18th / 19th century.

Approximately 4.5cm long. Fine condition

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1700 item #1345879 (stock #4395)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£125.00
The silver gilt appliqué depicts a dancing boy beneath an umbrella formed by a giant branch taken from a peach tree. A deer holding a lingzhi in its mouth and a bat with coin tassels accompanies him. The work is very fine, as you would expect from the late Ming period. The appliqué was intended to be sewn to a costume and therefore is quite delicate and light in weight.

Approximately 6.4cm by 5.6cm Fine condition with only some wear to the gilding from normal use

Ple...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1700 item #1333979 (stock #4379)
Hawkes, Asian Art
SOLD
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 : 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...