Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Chinese Mirror with Squirrels and Grapes
Antique Chinese bronze mirror. The front is decorated with motifs of birds, squirrels, and grapes in high relief. The largest center squirrel is pierced through for attaching to a silk cord. The opposite side is a flat and smooth mirror surface in deep shades of green and black. Original patina. Possible Han Period.

Dimensions: 7" x 7" x 3/4" H
item #1374440
Antique Chinese White Porcelain Scalloped Plate
Antique Chinese small porcelain plate from the Yuan Dynasty. The body of the plate has a foliate form with scalloped rim, white glaze. The entire foot is left unglazed and is slightly recessed.

Late Yuan Dynasty (13th/14th century)

Dimensions: 5.25" x 1.25" H
item #1372011
Chinese Neolithic Tripod Ritual Gui Vessel
Chinese Neolithic tripod earthenware ewer (gui) of the Dawenkou culture (4th-3rd millennium BCE) meant for use in religious ceremonies. The vessel has a flared, upwards pointing mouth with a single ribbed handle on its back, ribbing along the body's edges, and its tripod legs are dramatically tapered to the feet.

Dimensions: 4.5" x 3" x 5.25" H
item #1372006
Chinese Song Dynasty Ceramic Bowl
Chinese Song Dynasty ceramic bowl, incised with 3 flower design. The underglaze cream white with brown flecks. Eggshell thin body with a dramatic tapered form. The foot is recessed with the center left in buff.

Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD)

Dimensions: 6.75" x 2.25" H
item #1371714
Chinese Archaic Bronze Ding (tipod ritual food vessel)
Archaic bronze lidded ritual food vessel on three legs (Ding). The body is round in form and divided into banded areas of detailed interlocking cloud and thunder motif. The band closest to the rim curves inward before flanging out again. There are two animal headed looped handles cast on either side. The three feet are squat and curved with cast details like those on the handles. The lid is similarly divided into banded areas to match the body. There are four rings and a central handle... Click for details
item #1370868
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Antique Chinese Jade Round Carving with Dragons
Antique Chinese round jadeite plaque carving. With a freely-moving pierced jade center, surrounded by lingzhi mushroom motif carvings. The outermost exterior of the piece is carved with a pair of dragons or serpents touching snouts.

19th century Dimensions: 2" x 2" x 1/4" thick
item #1369724
Antique Chinese Jade Rhinoceros Carving
Antique Chinese Jade carving of a rhinoceros. The coloration is primarily white with orange brown inclusions. It is carved in a relaxed stance with expressive features.

Dates from the 18th/19th century.

Dimensions: 4.75" x 1.25" x 2.5" H
item #1369652
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Chinese Pair of Small Song Dynasty Porcelain Plates with Fish
Antique Chinese pair of small porcelain plates. Foliate rims and raised design of two fish and swirling waves. Intricately modeled with great detail. Very delicate and beautiful.

Song Dynasty

Size of each: 4" wide
item #1369186
Antique Chinese Huanghuali Brush Pot with Bamboo Forest
Antique Chinese hardwood brush pot. Made of huanghuali wood (Dalbergia odorifera) of a cylindrical shape, the base with a slight protruding lip. The front of the brush pot is carved with a stylized bamboo forest; The opposite side carved with a calligraphy inscription and artist's chops. The original finish brings out the natural "ghost eye" woodgrain characteristic of huanghuali.

18th/19th century

Dimensions: 6 5/8" x 6 5/8" x 6 1/8" H
item #1369185
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Chinese Small Hardwood Display Cabinet
Antique Chinese small hardwood display cabinet, with multi-tiered platforms for the display of tea articles and other special pieces. The front of the cabinet has two front hinged doors carved with fu dogs, its apron below carved with scrolling motifs. The interior holds two small secret drawers and an open storage compartment.

Dimensions: 12" W x 6" D x 19.75" H
item #1369030
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