Chinese and Japanese Asian Art by David Hawkes
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #879464 (stock #3973)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£250.00
A JAPANESE MIXED METAL BOX, 19TH CENTURY.

This diminutive oval box is constructed from the two fittings that normally grace the hilt of a samurai sword, known together as fuchi kashira. The fuchi is the part that fits the hilt next to the hand guard, tsuba, and in this example is iron with soft metal geese and wind-blown grasses. The work is exceptional; the artist has even depicted tiny dewdrops on the bent grass...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #935485 (stock #4049)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£180.00
AN UNUSUAL SETO TOKKURI, 19TH CENTURY.

The body covered overall with a persimmon slip beneath the clear glaze, the neck dipped in a thick green glaze. The potter has engraved some fruit/vegetable forms through the slip before glazing, something I’ve never seen before. The orange and green go very well together. Within the foot-rim the body is clear glazed giving the more typical oatmeal colouring associated with Seto stoneware...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #953565 (stock #4094)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£125.00
A JAPANESE KAISEKI DISH, KYO~YAKI, 19TH CENTURY.

A large stoneware leaf-shaped dish decorated with leaves and fruits in over-glaze blue and green enamels on top of underglaze blue veins. Probably a kaiseki dish for the tea ceremony. Late Edo, 19th century, Kyoto.

9.1/16 inches (23 cm) long, 5.1/2 inches (14 cm) wide. There are three lines from the edge that appear not to be a result of accidental damage but stress after the firing...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1074465 (stock #4200)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£375.00
AN OLD JAPANESE PAINTING OF MONJU BOSATSU.

Monju Bosatsu - Manjushri Bodhisattva of Wisdom. The painting appears to have great age and even though not in the best of condition it still has a compelling presence. It is painted on a composite sheet of thin paper, the joins can be seen as angled lines across the sheet and mounted as a kakemono. The painting is signed with a single seal impression in gold.

The painted area is approximately 106cm by 40.5cm...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1206661 (stock #4257)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£125.00
A FINE ARITA KO-SOMETSUKE DISH, 18TH CENTURY.

The shallow dish with a slight foliate edge decorated with a central roundel of shochikubai, pine ; plum and bamboo, set against a ground of scrolling ivy. Within the foot-rim is found a four-character fuki-choshun mark.

Approximately 18.4 cm diameter. Perfect condition.

Please study the photographs.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1212829 (stock #4264)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£395.00
A JAPANESE EXPORT DISH, LATE 17TH CENTURY.

This fine dish is decorated with designs taken from Ming Chinese Wanli 'Kraak' wares and came about as a result of a disruption of Chinese production during a period of unrest. Dutch traders who found their Chinese trade stopped resorted to ordering from Japanese makers. The Japanese versions of these Kraak style pieces are usually thicker than the very thin Chinese Kraak wares and this has ensured their survival in often pristine condition...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1264099 (stock #4302)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£75.00
An attractive Kenjo type Imari bowl, the sides curving down to a recessed foot. Late 18th century.

Approximately 15.5 cm diameter. Fine undamaged condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1307203 (stock #4332)
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£95.00
A Japanese Kyo-yaki bowl decorated with acorns and oak leaves in thick gosu blue enamel. The moulded stoneware body is probably from a Seto kiln. Meiji period.

Approximately 14.5 cm diameter, 5 cm high. Fine condition with only one shallow frit to the rim noted.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1313942 (stock #4352)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£225.00
A Japanese carved bamboo sake ewer, tokkuri. The pouring spout is a cunning extension of the slim handle, it has a simple stopper. The bung for the filling hole is in the form of a whistle. It is not drilled through so cannot be blown in the usual way but the end is shaped so that a shrill note can be produced when blown across. The top is lacquered red and the top rim ochre. The foot-rim is lacquered deep brown/black. Age cracks have been filled with black lacquer...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1313956 (stock #4350)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£185.00
An old Nanban hanging flower vase, kakéhana, in its original inscribed box. The vase is in fine undamaged condition and has a good old patina. The inscription literally translates as “Nanban hanging flower vase”. The applied decoration is perhaps a depiction of a Buddhist rosary. 19th century.

Approximately 12.8 cm high...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1327354 (stock #4357)
Hawkes, Asian Art
SOLD
A Japanese Imari Export teapot, 18th century. Decorated overall with flowered branches issuing from eccentric rocks. Unusually, the blue is thick overglaze enamel instead of the normally used underglaze blue.

Approximately 18cm from tip of spout to handle. The body is sound with only some minor flaking to the enamel and light wear to the gilding. A flea bite to the inner rim noted...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1327359 (stock #4360)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£120.00
A set of five Japanese Kyoyaki plates, 19th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1330719 (stock #4367)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£295.00
Manufactured specifically for export to Europe sometime during the first half of the 18th century. The cutout, rather small in this case, is to allow the bowl to fit comfortably under the chin when the barber is wielding the razor. Barbers at that time also provided a service to the medical profession by bleeding patients and these bowls are sometimes called 'Bleeding Bowls'. The two holes in the rim, pierced before firing in the kiln, are for suspension cords so tht the bowl could be displayed ...
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 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...