Chinese and Japanese Asian Art by David Hawkes
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Musical Instruments : Pre 1970 item #1404441 (stock #4550)
Hawkes, Asian Art
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...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1960 item #1404365 (stock #4556)
Hawkes, Asian Art
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...