Chinese and Japanese Asian Art by David Hawkes
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1381510 (stock #4488)
Hawkes, Asian Art
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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. The colour comb...

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 : Hardstones : Pre 1800 item #1313407 (stock #4345)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£1,850.00
A Chinese pale green and russet jade plaque, 17th ~ 18th century.

The rectangular pendant carved in high relief to one side with a cat clambering atop a rocky outcrop issuing leafy branches and lingzhi, a small bird alighting above, the reverse in shallow relief with a sinuous chilong above waves and below clouds, the stone of a pale green tone with mottled white and russet inclusions.

This jade was included in the Bonhams, London auction #21623, lot 559.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1920 item #1346317 (stock #4402)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£1,850.00
A Remarkable Indian or East Asian offering Bowl on Stand, late 19th or early 20th century.

The bowl is cast and then finished by fine chisel work and engraving, all against an intricate punched ground. It features a myriad of hunters and animals, the trees seem full of game. On the hilly horizon can be seen various dwellings and pavilions, tiny birds in the sky. The base is an arrangement of three elephant heads supporting an acanthus cup on which sits the offering bowl.

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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 : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1383098 (stock #4515)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£675.00
A large Japanese Arita porcelain dish decorated with bursting pomegranates and ‘Buddha’s hand’, finger citrons, all within a Chinese Wanli Kraak style border. A similar large dish is illustrated in ‘Japanese Porcelain’ by Soame Jenyns. Faber & Faber, London. 1965, where it is identified as a product of the Sarugawa Kiln. Manji/Tenwa period (1658~1683).

Approximately 34.4 cm diameter. Fine condition. Light surface wear from normal use.

Stand not included. ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1382020 (stock #4502)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£575.00
A tall blue & white porcelain wall vase of octagonal section wonderfully decorated with, perhaps, a traveling monk accompanied by a celestial deer. He carries a basket upon his back which is extended upwards to make a rustic parasol. The painting is very dynamic and expressive. The vase is signed Kachutei Dohachi sei. This is the signature for Takahashi Dohachi Ⅲ (1811-1879) the third generation from this important family of potters in Kyoto.

Approximately 22 cm tall. In perfect...

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 : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1382018 (stock #4500)
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£550.00
An unusual Arita enamelled wall-vase, kakehana, circa 1750. The seed-shaped hollow body is moulded with trailing vines supporting a dragonfly. The painter has used two different greens, aubergine, yellow and black. The unglazed back is pierced for suspension. It is probable that this kakehana was made for the home market.

Approximately 16.7cm long. Perfect condition with only a little wear to the enamels from use.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1339601 (stock #4388)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£475.00
A very unusual Arita barber’s bowl dating to the second quarter of the 18th century. The oval body is moulded and features butterflies and peonies on a ribbed ground. This form is very likely to have been based on Dutch Delft pottery or perhaps a silver example. The interior is decorated in a rather striking manner with a band of underglaze blue fishes amongst breaking waves. The reverse is decorated with prunus sprigs, and two holes to the foot-rim to allow suspension.

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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 #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. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1263850 (stock #4296)
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£460.00
A fine 'Three Friends' saucer-dish in Chinese taste, Kangxi, circa 1700. Excellent colour and condition.

Approximately 22 cm diameter. The dish has a small area of fritting on the rim; on the back a shallow glaze flake where the sliver of glaze has been glued into place and a further glaze flake. All noted in the photographs. No cracks.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1258883 (stock #4288)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£450.00
A PAIR OF CANTONESE ENAMEL ON COPPER VASES, 19TH CENTURY.

The baluster vases profusely decorated with scrolling foliage against a yellow background. The interiors counter-enamelled with white. Bats can also be found amongst the flowers.

Approximately 22.7cm high. Both in perfect condition but noted inside the mouth of one vase there is a small area of roughness with some carbon inclusions and a very fine stress line, all seen in the detail photographs.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1382262 (stock #4509)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£450.00
A splendid stoneware dish by Sakuma Totaro (1900-1976) with the original signed and inscribed storage box, tomobako. Showa period, mid 20th century.

A substantial dish with deep brown iron glaze leaves on a jade green copper glaze. The back of the dish is undecorated and covered in a transparent ash glaze. Most pieces by Totaro, like those by Hamada Shoji, are unsigned.

The original wood storage box (tomobako) is signed in ink with "medium dish (chu-zara) with flower on green glaze...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1980 item #1307913 (stock #4342)
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£425.00
A stoneware suiteki, a water dropper used in the practice of calligraphy, by the eminent Japanese potter and 'Living National Treasure' Hamada Shoji ( 1894 ~ 1978 ). It is accompanied by a tomobako inscribed by his son, Shinsaku, authenticating the item.

The simple circular form reminiscent of a mochi rice cake has been given an oatmeal glaze that has fired with salmon-pink blushes.

Approximately 8 cm diameter. Original condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1332293 (stock #4374)
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£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 : 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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