Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Carving of a Chinoiserie Candle Holder Attendant
Japanese export carving of a chinoiserie candle holder attendant, mounted on a gilt bronze French ormolu base. The heavenly attendant has original polychrome pigments of red, green, brown and beige and holds a long staff connected to the brass candleholder.

Circa 1910s-1920s

Dimensions: 7" W x 5" D x 20" H
item #1400069
Japanese Edo Set of 10 Sobachoko Blue and White Cups
Japanese set of 10 blue and white sobachoko or soba cups. With cobalt blue underglaze floral motifs and ocean landscapes, double ring below the inner rim, and a floral medallion in the center of the well with single ring. The foot is slightly recessed and left unglazed except for the center.

17th/18th century Edo period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 3" W x 2 1/4" H
item #1398652
Japanese 6-panel Screen Painting of Moonlit Grasses
Antique Japanese 6-panel screen painting depicting a scene of grasses growing in misty water. They bend gently as the full moon hangs low in the sky. Delicate yellow blossoms lean over in the mist. Signed Shiokawa Bunren. Painted in light mineral colors on paper.

Taisho Period (early 20th century)

Dimensions: 68 1/4" high x 147" wide
item #1398548
Japanese 4-panel Screen Painting with Ducks and Grasses
Japanese 4-panel screen painting depicting a scene of ducks swimming along the edge of a pond or stream. Tall grasses and rocks rise from the water. Painted in mineral colors on gold ground.

Showa Period (circa late 1940's)

Dimensions: 34 1/4" high x 60" long
item #1398490
Japanese Antique 2-panel Screen Painting of Bird and Irises
Antique Japanese 2-panel screen painting of a scene with a songbird on a gnarled, moss-covered rock. A stream runs around the rock. Blue and white irises grow on it's banks. Painted in mineral colors on gold leaf.

Dimensions: 43 3/4" high x 36" wide Meiji Period c1900
item #1398489
Japanese Maki-e Inlaid Lacquer Tray with Peacock
Japanese lacquer tray with low relief depiction of a peacock in fine gold maki-e lacquer, with maki-e lacquer chrysanthemums, against a nashiji gold flake ground. The peacock's face and the "eyes" of the feathers are inlaid with finely ground shell. The edges of the tray are of a mokko melon shape and the reverse of the tray is all in nashiji lacquer. With display stand.

Dimensions: 13 1/4" L x 9 3/4" W x 3/4" H (without stand)
item #1398218
Japanese Framed Print by Masami Teraoka
Japanese framed print by Masami Teraoka (b. 1936), titled "31 Flavors Invading Japan: Today's Special - Ready to Lick". Pencil signed and numbered 235/500 on lower back of print.

Circa 1985

Dimensions: 25 1/4" L x 21 1/4" H (entire frame), 16 1/2" L x 11" H (artwork only)
item #1397823
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Japanese 18th c. Monogatari Story Book Kogo Lacquer Box
Antique Japanese kogo, or incense box, used in traditional tea ceremony. The box is squared in shape with the lid ornately done in maki-e gold and red lacquer chrysanthemums, resembling the front cover of a story book with the revealed inner "page" done in silver. The interior of the box and base are done in nashiji gold flake lacquer, sometimes called pear skin for resembling the texture of the Asian pear.

Edo period, late 18th century

Provenance: From TZ Shiota of San... Click for details
item #1397776
Antique Japanese Maki-e Lacquer Bird Kogo, Signed
Japanese kogo, or incense container for tea ceremonies, in the form of a small bird with very fine maki-e or sprinkled gold lacquer exterior. Each feather of the bird is highly detailed in low relief maki-e lacquer. The pupils of the bird are done with very fine red lacquer for contrast. The interior of the box is finished in gold nashiji, sometimes called pear skin due to the resemblance to the Asian pear. The base is also finished in nashiji lacquer and has the artist's calligraphy signature... Click for details
item #1397771
Large Japanese Framed Print by Masami Teraoka
A very large Japanese lithograph print by artist Masami Teraoka (b. 1936), titled 'Namiyo at Hanauma Bay'. Depiction of a nude geisha floating in the rolling ocean waves, with her kushi comb barely hanging onto her wet hair and holding snorkeling headgear in her hands. With artist signature, chop, and panels of calligraphy inscriptions. The print is embossed with publisher's mark in bottom right corner.

Circa 1985

Dimensions: 45" W x 35" H (frame), 35 3/4" W x 24... Click for details
item #1397674
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