Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Chinese Pair of Blue and White Cups with Cranes
Pair of Chinese blue and white porcelain cups, with small carved wood tripod stands. Each cup has a calligraphy inscription with two chops, imagery of flying cranes and a house below a pine tree. Each cup is signed with two character mark on the foot.

Dimensions: 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" H (each)
item #1378657
Antique Chinese Jade Cong
Chinese jade carving known as a cong, an implement dating back to Neolithic China, once used for unknown but culturally important reasons. The cong is often seen with squared outer edges carved of a taotie or beast's mask, which the inside is smoothed round with a central groove. The stone's coloring is light green with mottled brown.

Dimensions: 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
item #1378636
Antique Chinese Hardstone Cup with Chimera
Chinese hardstone hand-carved cup with a handle shaped like a chimera peeking inside. Below the rim of the container is a band carved with geometric pattern. The stone is pale white with areas of darker beige and brown.

Dimensions: 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" 2 1/4" H
item #1378625
Antique Chinese Ceramic Crackle Water Coupe
Chinese ceramic water coupe, of a flattened round form with crackle enamel glaze in pale greens and brown. The slightly recessed foot is left is glaze in a pale matte green enamel.

Dimensions: 4 1/4" x 2" H
item #1378624
Antique Chinese Hardstone Brush Washer
Chinese pale white hard stone brush washer, all hand-carved into a flattened gourd flanked by flowers and vines.

Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3/4"
item #1378596
Antique Chinese Pair of Boxwood Scroll Weights
Antique Chinese pair of hand-carved boxwood scholar's scroll weights. With mirrored imagery of a fisherman in a boat catching a fish, landscape scenes with pine trees and groves of bamboo.

Dimensions: 9" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/2"
item #1378544
Chinese Carved Hardstone Jade Tree
Chinese jade tree with blooming flowers of hand-carved rose quartz, jade, agate, and other hardstones . The tree is set in a cloisonné enamel vase with stand.

Dimensions: 12" x 16" x 22" H
item #1378542
Antique Chinese Gold Fleck Zitan Ink Well
Chinese zitan wood ink well, with gold flecks throughout the natural graining. The top is carved with geometric patterns and two wells for ink. The opposite side is hand carved with calligraphy inscription.

Dimensions: 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" x 1"
item #1378538
Antique Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Fu Dog Vase
Chinese blue and white porcelain vase, of a round elongated form with slightly flared neck and foot. The body is slightly ribbed with highly detailed cobalt blue underglaze fu dogs. The foot is signed with blue cartouche flanked by pair of dragons and smoke.

Dimensions: 7" x 14" H
item #1378494
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Antique Chinese Porcelain Puzzle Tea Pot
A Chinese porcelain puzzle tea pot with famille verte color palette motifs of flowers on flecked enamel ground. The teapot is in the shape of the Chinese character "fu" meaning "good fortune". The piece is hand-painted in enamel with the image of a court official and vase on one side, and an attendant holding a flower on the reverse side. Old restoration.

Dimensions: 7 1/4" x 1 3/4" x 7 1/2" H
item #1377981
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