Chinese and Japanese Asian Art by David Hawkes
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #888342 (stock #3981)
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A CHINESE PORCELAIN WINE CUP, KANGXI, LATE 17TH CENTURY.

A must unusual blue & white porcelain wine cup decorated with different fishes and seaweeds.

The cup has a tiny firing fault on the lower part of the bowl, where it becomes the foot-rim. The rim has a conchoidal stress line, you can see this in the close-up of the seaweed. I didn’t notice myself until I saw it in the photograph...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #888339 (stock #3980)
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A CHINESE DEHUA ‘BLANC DE CHINE’ WINE CUP, MID 17TH CENTURY.

A creamy white porcelain wine cup, with on one side, a branch of flowering magnolia, the reverse with flowering prunus. Marchant dates this style of cup to 1640 ~ 1660...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #888338 (stock #3979)
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A CHINESE DEHUA ‘BLANC DE CHINE’ LIBATION CUP, MID 17TH CENTURY.

A creamy white porcelain libation cup, the shape derived from rhinoceros horn cups, with on one side, a deer beneath flowering prunus, the reverse featuring a tiger and dragon. Circa 1650...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #882008 (stock #3978)
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A YIXING WATER DROPPER FOR THE SCHOLAR’S TABLE, 18th ~ 19TH CENTURY.

A beautifully made water dropper in the form of a pumpkin, the stalk cleverly fashioned to disperse the water when required. The body of the clay is buff yellow and has tiny white inclusions to give it texture. It gives the impression that the surface has a fine ‘skin’, smoothed from handling over the years. The stalk is naturalistically finished to look as it has been cut from the plant...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #881959 (stock #3977)
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A LIME GREEN GLAZED PORCELAIN BRUSH WASHER, WANG BINGRONG.

A low basin for the scholar’s table fashioned after a fish bowl, the inside with a fish amongst water plants, its eyes highlighted with two little touches of cobalt. The bowl is typical of the wares produced by the Wang Bingrong studio and his seal is to be found on the base...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #881958 (stock #3976)
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A PAIR OFCHINESE EXPORT PAINTINGS SIGNED ZHOU PEICHUN, LATE 19TH CENTURY.

Each painting depicts perhaps a famous figure from Chinese history; painted in gouache on handmade paper, not pith paper. They are titled and one has the four-character seal of the painter Zhou Peichun...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #881102 (stock #3975)
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A CHINESE FAN PAINTING OF A CICADA, 19TH CENTURY.

A fine painting of a cicada amongst flowers on gold-flecked paper. The artist has written a long inscription as well as his name and seal impression. There is another seal, perhaps a collector, on the left hand side. The painting has been mounted onto thin card, a typical way of preserving fan paintings in collections. 19th century.

The fan is 20.9/16 inches (52.2 cm) wide...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #881100 (stock #3974)
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A CHINESE FAN PAINTING OF A RIVER SPRITE, 19TH CENTURY.

The painting depicts an immortal or goddess standing serenely in a turbulent river, her ribbon agitated by the wind. It is painted with gouache on paper that has been dressed with mica powder to give a silvery sheen that reinforces the ‘other worldliness’ of the scene. The artist has written a title and short inscription as well as his name and seal impression...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1950 item #879459 (stock #3971)
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A CHINESE SHIWAN QUAIL, 20th CENTURY.

A stoneware model of a Quail produced in Guangdong Province in southern China. The work bears a strong resemblance to that of an artist called Ou Qian who died in 1958. His early works were never inscribed and so are difficult to positively identify but comparison can be made to an illustration of a pair of Quail in the exhibition catalogue “Shiwan Wares” Fung Ping Shan Museum, University of Hong Kong, 1979...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #879456 (stock #3970)
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A CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE VASE, KANGXI MARK, 19TH CENTURY.

A beautifully decorated baluster vase painted in the Kangxi manner with famille verte enamels consisting of two tones of green, yellow, aubergine, blue and iron-red. The base has a six-character reign mark of Kangxi but this vase was made during the latter part of the 19th century...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #877254 (stock #3968)
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A CHINESE FAMILLE NOIRE VASE, 19TH CENTURY. .

A Kangxi style pear shaped bottle vase enameled on the biscuit with birds in branches. Within the foot-rim the porcelain is washed with clear enamel. I thought when I first saw this vase that the neck had been ground but on closer inspection it can be seen that the clear enamel has not been applied to the rim, leaving a matte surface.

Approximately 9.1/8 inches (23.2 cm) tall...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #877252 (stock #3967)
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A CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE VERTE PLATE, KANGXI. .

Made during the Kangxi reign specifically for export to the West circa 1720.

Approximately 8.13/16 inches (22.4 cm) diameter. The plate is in exceptional condition with no chips, cracks or restoration...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #877247 (stock #3965)
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A SMALL YIXING TEAPOT, 19TH CENTURY. .

A miniature Yixing stoneware teapot, the base with a four-character impressed mark, ‘Yixing Zisha’...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #877245 (stock #3964)
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AN ATTRACTIVE KANGXI TEAPOT, CIRCA 1700. .

A small blue & white porcelain teapot attractively decorated with eccentric rocks and large flower heads, the scenes reminiscent of those more found on traditional scroll paintings and in painting albums. It dates from the end of the 17th century. Sadly, the original porcelain lid has been lost and a pewter replacement has been found.

Approximately 5.1/4 inches (13.3 cm) from tip of spout to handle. There is a tiny area of fritting ...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #872497 (stock #3958)
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A GE TYPE GREEN VASE, QIANLONG, 18TH CENTURY.

The porcelain vase is not particularly thick walled but feels heavy for its size due to the density of the fine porcelain paste. It is apparent that it was first fired as a Ge type vase with a crackled white body. The exterior was then covered with green enamel, fired in a muffle kiln at a much lower temperature. Thus the crackle you can see is beneath the green glaze, indeed the crackle can also be seen inside the vase. The exposed foot has b...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #872449 (stock #3959)
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AN ATTRACTIVE ARITA TOKKURI, EDO, EARLY 19TH CENTURY.

The pear-shaped porcelain has been paddled before decorating to create four flattened sides on which to paint alternating panels of flowering wisteria and dancing boys. These panels, the hexagonal forms and the thin border of suspended jewels are the only elements painted in underglaze blue. The remainder of the decoration, including the busy blue background, is done with enamels. The neck sports a fine pair of dragons. Within the foot-...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #872448 (stock #3960)
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A FAMILLE ROSE ‘JUREN TANG ZHI’ VASE, REPUBLIC ERA.

An elegant baluster vase decorated with an immortal riding a mythical deer, attended by various figures carrying auspicious objects. The base with a very well written ‘Juren Tang Zhi’ mark. The decoration is high quality. The vase dates from 1920~1930.

Approximately 9.7/8 inches ( 25 cm ) high. The vase has a short hairline in the neck, professionally stabilized, hardly noticeable. Please study the photographs. ...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #872134 (stock #3956)
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A CHINESE PORCELAIN STAND FOR THE THAI MARKET, 19TH CENTURY. .

This pretty porcelain stand is decorated with formal garlands of flowers set against a gold ground.

Approximately 4.1/8 inches ( 10.5 cm ) diameter, 1.7/8 inches (4.8 cm ) high. Light wear from use otherwise no chips, cracks or restored parts. Please study the photographs.

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