Chinese and Japanese Asian Art by David Hawkes
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Cameras : Pre 1960 item #1396919 (stock #4531)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£235.00
A Leica IIf from 1953, Nr. 653684. This is the latter red dial version. Good overall condition with some light wear from careful use. Some very minor bright marks on the top plate. The shutter fires at all speeds and sounds correct although I don’t have a way of testing it accurately. The viewfinder is clear and the rangefinder image is good. An attractive clean example.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1388818 (stock #4529)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£195.00
A Japanese bronze vase decorated with dragons and clouds. Meiji period, mid to late nineteenth century. Unsigned. The work is reminiscent of Murata Seimin.

Approximately 21 cm high. The weight is just over 1.9 kg.

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1980 item #1388817 (stock #4528)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£265.00
The second Living National Treasure of Mashiko. The first was his teacher Shōji Hamada.

A ash-glazed stoneware box and cover with an intaglio design of grasses filled with white slip. Shimaoka’s seal within the foot-rim.

Approximately 11.5 cm high, 10.3 diameter.

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1388812 (stock #4526)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£45.00
An attractive slip decorated Japanese style teabowl, chawan, by Devon potter John Pollex.

Approximately 11.5 cm maximum diameter, 8.5 cm tall. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1388811 (stock #4524)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£365.00
The stone has a lustrous patina and has a very dramatic ‘splash’ of red on both sides. It has never been carved with a designation and the base has now a shallow flake as a result of an impact on the edge, with a little powdery material showing. Further along there is a tiny bruise to the edge. These could be taken out by reducing the length by 0.4cm. Personally the chip does not worry me. In this example the red is really very strong, like a fashionable lipstick.

Approximately ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1383144 (stock #4519)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£220.00
A Japanese porcelain steep-sided dish depicting a traditional zashiki room or perhaps a temple interior. The plants seen through the windows are banana and cycad, both common in warmer climates as experienced in Kyushu or Okinawa. Arita 1730 - 1750. Two plates with similar central designs are found in ‘The Story of Imari’, Goro Shimura. ‘The Story of Imari, The Symbols and Mysteries of Antique Japanese Porcelain’, Ten Speed Press, Toronto. 2008. Items 61, 62.

Approximately 19.8 cm...

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 #1383062 (stock #4513)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£230.00
A very large plate decorated with a kylin surrounded by panels of cranes among pine and prunus trees, separated by formal lotus flowers.

Just a tad under 41 cm diameter. No cracks, chips or restoration. Some light wear from use.

Stand not included.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1382265 (stock #4511)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£325.00
A fine and large stoneware dish by Sakuma Totaro (1900~1979). Decorated with a flowering plum tree against a transparent ash glazed ground. The back is plain and glazed with a clear ash glaze. Mid 20th century.

The original wood storage box (tomobako) lid is inscribed in ink with a title and the signature of the potter with his red seal.

First son of Sakuma Fukujiro, a mingei potter in Mashiko, Totaro studied ceramics with his father. The potter met Hamada Shoji who visited M...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1382264 (stock #4510)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£350.00
A fine and large stoneware dish by Sakuma Totaro (1900~1979). Decorated with a flowering plum tree against an oatmeal coloured ground. The back is plain and glazed with a clear transparent ash glaze.

The original wood storage box (tomobako) lid is inscribed in ink "Mashiko decorative dish with plum in iron oxide", the signature of the potter with his red seal.

First son of Sakuma Fukujiro, a mingei potter in Mashiko, Totaro studied ceramics with his father. The potter met Ham...

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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1382093 (stock #4507)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£180.00
A Japanese Arita deep dish, early 19th century. The dish is decorated with Ho-o birds and branches of flowering paulownia. The back with clouds and bats and a single spur mark. The Dutch refer to this palette of red and gold on white porcelain as ‘Milk & Blood’.

There is the remains of a collectors mark on the back

Approximately 20 cm diameter. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1382092 (stock #4506)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£180.00
A Japanese Arita deep dish, early 19th century. The dish is decorated with Ho-o birds and branches of flowering paulownia. The back with clouds and bats and a single spur mark. The Dutch refer to this palette of red and gold on white porcelain as ‘Milk & Blood’.

There is the remains of a collectors mark on the back

Approximately 20 cm diameter. Perfect condition.

Please study the photographs.

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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 : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1382019 (stock #4501)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£395.00
A fine Arita blue & white porcelain flower vase to be mounted on a wall, kakehana. 18th century.

The flower vase is heavily moulded with a leaping Chinese Lion or karashishi in a landscape of rocks and Tree Peonies, a classic subject in Japanese art known as “Botan-ni-Shishi”, an auspicious subject.

This old kakehana was manufactured in Arita in the mid Edo period, probably for the home market.

Approximately 16.7 cm high. A tiny glaze chip on the mouth-rim,...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1382018 (stock #4500)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£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 1837 VR item #1381897 (stock #4498)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£75.00
An Arita cup possibly for noodles, Soba Choko, from the end of the 18th century or the beginning of the 19th. Shibata illustrates this mark as 1790~1810.

Approximately 7.2 cm high. Flea bite to one point, otherwise perfect.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1381896 (stock #4497)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£195.00
Fine Japanese Arita Imari Wucai Dish c.1700. # 2 An attractively decorated dish styled after late Ming wucai enamelled wares, noted for their bold and vivid colouring. A meandering vine with various flowers surround a central kotobuki or good luck character. The back is decorated with various lingzhi motifs and within the foot-rim is a apocryphal Chinese Ming reign mark for Jiajing.

For a similar dish see pp 282-3 No 157 of the complete catalogue of the Kurita Museum where it is des...