Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Vintage Japanese Conch Shell Horn
Vintage Japanese Conch Shell Horn
Vintage Japanese conch shell horn, known as a horagai or a jinkai depending on its usage. The horagai has been used in Buddhist practice for over one thousand years. The jinkai was used as a battle signal by samurai trumpeters called kai yaku. The shell has a bronze mouthpiece and decorative purple tassles. Early 20th century Size: 6" height, 16.5" length,
item #1257536
Antique Japanese Two Section Tansu with Tsuru and Kame
Antique Japanese Two Section Tansu with Tsuru and Kame
Japanese two-section tansu with a black lacquered frame, a corner lockbox with iron plating and hinged door, four long drawers with iron hardware, warabite handles and iron locks at their center with a the image of a tsuru (crane) flying over a kame (turtle). The tsuru and kame are sacred creatures in Asian culture, each a symbol for longevity, and are said to live one thousand and ten thousand years respectively. The tsuru is said to turn black if it lives to two thousand years, interestingly t... Click for details
item #1257535
Antique Japanese Tansu with Burnished Sliding Panels
Antique Japanese Tansu with Burnished Sliding Panels
Japanese single-section sliding door tansu with a keyaki frame and wonderful burnished sugi front, great woodgrain texture and deep reddish color. Single shelf inside, iron lock in center of sliding doors, each with a nice brass handle. Edo period (1615-1867) Size: 35" height, 69" length, 24" depth
item #1257523
$2,500
Antique Japanese Edo Lacquered Wicker Tansu
Antique Japanese Edo Lacquered Wicker Tansu
Very rare and unusual travel tansu with a black lacquered wooden frame and lacquered wicker front and sides, with two large hinged doors in its front. The inside is lined with paper and has four removable shelves with wooden frames. Edo period (1615-1867) circa 1850s Size: 37.5" height, 34" width, 17.5" depth
item #1257396
Japanese Iron Pagoda
Japanese Iron Pagoda
Japanese iron pagoda statue, with a tall, ridged finial and five "stories". Its base is removable and can hold a candle inside to act as a lantern. Early 20th century. Height 9.5"
item #1256996
$150
Antique Japanese Two-Section Fukushima Tansu
Antique Japanese Two-Section Fukushima Tansu
Antique two-section Keyaki wood tansu from the Fukushima region of Japan. It has a beautiful, warm woodgrain, iron warabite handles, with cherry blossom and leaf iron decorations above and below each handle, and a corner lockbox with a flower-shaped lock handle and ring pull with flower backing. 19th century Meiji Period. Size: 45" height, 41.75" width, 17.5" depth
item #1256976
$2,950
Japanese Print
Japanese Print "Sangatsudo-Nara" by C. Karhu
Japanese print titled "Sangatsudo-Nara" by artist Clifton Karhu (1927-2007), depicting the Sangatsudo Temple of Todaiji in Nara, Japan. Bold outlines and colors used, a lot of great contrast. Signed and titled in pencil, numbered 41/100. Framed. Dated 1978. Size: (entire frame) 12.25" height, 12" width (artwork only) 7.25" height, 7.25" width
item #1256649
Japanese Print
Japanese Print "Near Nigetsudo-Nara" by C. Karhu
Japanese print titled "Near Nigetsudo-Nara" by artist Clifton Karhu (1927-2007), depicting the Nigetsudo Temple. Vert bright, bold colors were used with thick outlines. Signature and title in pencil, numbered 15/100. Dated 1978, framed. Size: (entire frame) 12.25" height, 12" width (artwork only) 7.25" height, 7.25" width
item #1256642
Japanese Print of Embossed Tree by Haku Maki
Japanese Print of Embossed Tree by Haku Maki
Japanese print by sosaku-hanga artist Haku Maki (1924-2000), titled "Work 74-7". It shows the profile of a tree with many long, twisting branches in a beautiful navy blue color against a metallic silver background. The outlines of the tree are embossed, giving it more depth and contrast. Numbered 83/153 and signed in pencil, with Maki's red signature stamp in the corner. Framed. Size: (entire frame) 11.75: height, 9.5" width (artwork only) 8.5" height, 6.25" width
item #1256639
$650
Japanese Woodblock
Japanese Woodblock "Rooster and Hen"
Beautiful Japanese woodblock of a large-crested rooster seated beside a hen with dark brown feathers, who appears to be observing insects in the grass. Stamped and signed by artist "Unkyo". Showa period circa 1930s SIze: (entire frame) 22.75" height, 16.5" width (artwork only) 14.5" height, 9.75" width
item #1256565
$450
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