Chinese and Japanese Asian Art by David Hawkes
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1404444 (stock #4558)
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A Japanese gold lacquer kagamibako, a box for a small circular mirror. This example is from the 18th century or perhaps earlier. The top features a landscape which is continued in places down the side, the inside and base lacquered with nashiji powdered gold. Inside the lid is a fabulous landscape with a flowing river and flowering trees and a stunted pine near the bottom of the scene.

Approximately 10.7 cm diameter. The condition is very good considering the great age, some wear on top...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1930 item #1404443 (stock #4552)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£320.00
A Tsuiki Jippo Cloisonne Enamel Writing Box (Suzuribako), 
Ando Company, early 1930’s .

The box is formed from heavy gauge copper, the lid decorated with tsuiki-jippo enamels in relief on a raised design of a Shinto shrine in a wooded setting, a Torii and lantern also present. The interior has been applied with a coarse cloth lacquered with both clear and red lacquer in an abstract design and contains a hardwood tray with fitted inkstone and tsuiki-jippo water-dropper. The base ext...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1404442 (stock #4551)
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£185.00
A fine old ceremonial sake pourer, hisage, hand made from copper and decorated with shochikubai (pine, plum and bamboo), minogame and cranes. Also present are two prominent Tokugawa family crests and on the handle three 16 petalled chrysanthemum crests and another on the rear handle mount. 19th century or earlier. Fine work.

The body of the pourer has probably been raised from one sheet of copper. It is quite thick-walled and notabley the section grows thicker at the edges, as does the ha...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Musical Instruments : Pre 1970 item #1404441 (stock #4550)
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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. The flute has a black lacquered sleeve case and both cas...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1404367 (stock #4557)
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£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. Some light scratching from use otherwise undamaged.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1950 item #1404366 (stock #4559)
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A Chinese soapstone seal, unused, the front decorated with engraved calligraphy. 20th century.

Approximately 8 cm high. Nice genuine old patina and signs of handling.

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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1960 item #1404365 (stock #4556)
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£165.00
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. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1404364 (stock #4555)
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£120.00
A cast bronze sculpture of the young dancing Krishna, each hand clasping a ball of butter. He is standing on a lotus petal over a staggered base. India, 19th century.

Approximately 15 cm high. Weight = 784 gms. Fine condition

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1960 item #1404363 (stock #4554)
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£110.00
An amusing tonkotsu, a container for tobacco, skillfully carved in wood as a man emerging from a basket! His clasped hands pierced to allow a suspension cord, not present. The eyes are inlaid and the base has a mother of pearl signature tablet.

A 20th century production but hand carved.

Approximately 12.5 cm high. In fine condition

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1404362 (stock #4553)
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£245.00
A Japanese wood carving of a seated figure, probably the poet Matsuo Basho (1644~1694), the most famous poet of the Edo period. 19th century or earlier. Fine old patina.

Approximately 14.5 cm high. Fine condition with only a chip on the hat and the nose noted.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1403784 (stock #4549)
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A Japanese porcelain dish with a barbed edge and cavetto moulded with Buddhist symbols. The centre painted with underglaze blue depicting two scholars playing chess in an idyllic setting, a waterfall behind them and a stanza of Chinese poetry above them.

Arita, circa 1780 ~ 1800.

Approximately 21cm diameter. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1403783 (stock #4548)
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£345.00
A Japanese porcelain deep charger, decorated with a flowering branch issuing from an eccentric rock behind garden fence. The border has a very complicated design that seems to be based on flowering peonies. A very striking design.

Arita, circa 1670~1690.

Approximately 28 cm diameter. The dish is in fine condition except for a restored shallow flake on the edge. This is tiny and is invisible to the eye. I only spotted it when I used an ultra-violet torch.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1403782 (stock #4547)
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£140.00
An unusual shallow Japanese porcelain plate (#2) decorated with confronting dragons, one in blue and gold, the other gold and red. The plain back with 5 neat spur marks.

Arita porcelain, circa 1750 ~ 1780.

Approximately 18.7 cm diameter. Fine condition with only slight wear to the gold.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1403781 (stock #4546)
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£140.00
An unusual shallow Japanese porcelain plate (#1) decorated with confronting dragons, one in blue and gold, the other gold and red. The plain back with 5 neat spur marks.

Arita porcelain, circa 1750 ~ 1780.

Approximately 18.7 cm diameter. Fine condition with only slight wear to the gold.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1403696 (stock #4545)
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£160.00
A heavily potted Arita porcelain dish featuring a rural pavilion beside a waterfall, the moulded cavetto with a celadon glaze. The blue and white landscape with touches of iron-red and gold enamel.

Arita, circa 1750 ~ 1780.

Approximately 22.5cm diameter.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1403695 (stock #4544)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£240.00
An attractive Japanese porcelain dish, the blue & white decoration depicting the King of Beasts and the Queen of Flowers. The Lion-Dog and the Peony, shi-shi and botan in Japan, represent bravery and elegance . A popular motif.

Arita, circa 1790.

Approximately 29 cm diameter. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1403694 (stock #4543)
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A diminutive Arita porcelain oil bottle, the greyish body decorated with a spray of prunus. By repute used for a tonsorial dressing.

Late 17th ~ early 18th century.

Similar bottles are shown in ‘Old Imari Blue & White Porcelain’. Heiando, Kyoto, 1959. Yosuke Sera, editor.

Approximately 7.5cm high. Perfect condition

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1403693 (stock #4542)
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£110.00
A small dish with an unusual barbed edge and diaper border. The back with a not often found six- character Qianlong mark in the form of a seal. Arita 1780.

Reference ‘The Complete Catalogue of the Shibata Collection, Kyushu Ceramic Museum. 2002.’ for a broadly similar dish, item 3628.

Approximately 15.1cm diameter.

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