Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Pair of Small Cloisonné Vases
Japanese pair of small cloisonné vases with mirrored motifs of flowers against a robin's egg blue enamel ground. The rim and the foot are lined in silver with green enamel. Each vase on a wood display stand, with Kiri wood tomobako.Dates from early 20th century.

Dimensions: 2" x 3 3/4" each vase
item #1392097
Japanese Woodblock Print The Bath by Helen Hyde
Japanese color woodblock on tissue-thin paper. print titled "The Bath"- 1905 in pencil, signed Helen Hyde (1868-1919). Print #127. In the top right margin signed "copyright 1905 by Helen Hyde". With artist's HH monogram at lower left. Depicted: A heartwarming scene of a mother in green kimono robes holding her infant child over a tub of water.

Circa 1905

Dimensions: 11 1/4" x 19 1/2"
item #1391980
Japanese Framed Kappazuri Print by Yoshitoshi Mori
Japanese kappazuri (stencil) print by the artist Yoshitoshi Mori depicting a scene with many figures, a group of samurai warriors on horseback and other figures wheeling provisions on a cart. The scene is printed in black with blue and light cream color details. Signed and dated 1972 in pencil. Number 17 of 50 in the series. Framed and with non-glare glass.

Dimensions: 24" high x 28 3/4" wide (with frame). 18" high x 23" wide (artwork).
item #1391607
Japanese Antique Kongokai Mandala Thangka Painting
Antique Japanese Buddhist Diamond Realm Mandala thangka painting (Kongokai Mandara). In Vajrayana Buddhism, the Diamond Realm (vajradhatu kongokai) is a metaphysical space inhabited by the Five Wisdom Buddhas. The Diamond Realm Mandala is based on an esoteric Buddhist sutra called Vajrasekhara Sutra. Painted in mineral colors and gold ink on silk. Mounted as a scroll with obi silk border and copper ends. With hinoki tomobako.

Edo Period, 18th century

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item #1391087
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Japanese Pair of Bronze Basket Vases with Lotus Blooms and Cicadas
Antique Japanese pair of bronze vases in the form of woven baskets entwined with lotus blossoms and leaves. Each vase is decorated with a lifelike cicada and one of the vases has a crab.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 8" high x 5 1/2" wide (each vase)
item #1390701
Japanese Small Antique Zushi with Bodhisattva
Small antique Japanese lacquer zushi (personal shrine) with tiny carved wooden bodhisattva inside. The standing figure inside is painted black and gold. The exterior of the zushi is lacquered black and the inside is painted a deep green with delicate gold details. Tiny copper hardware.

Dimensions: 4" high x 3 1/2" wide (opened)
item #1390695
Published Japanese Hirado Ware Porcelain Kirin Okimono
A published hirado ware porcelain figure of a kirin (in Chinese, qilin). The mythical creature is part lion with the body of a dragon and the hooves of a deer. It represents good fortune, protection, prosperity, longevity and fertility. The recumbent hirado figure is executed with master attention to detail and form.

Published in HIRADO: Prince of Porcelains, By Louis Lawrence.

Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)

Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 3 1/2"
item #1390631
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18th Century Japanese Namban Gold Lacquer Samurai Armor
An original 18th century Japanese Namban armor with momonari type kabuto. The wisteria meadate and other occurrences of variations of the Fuji mon belongs to the Fujiwara Clans. The meadate matches that of the family crest seen on the armor. The black lacquered dou is textured with crushed oyster shell in fine detail. The armor is presented the original hitsu (armor box) with gold beautiful gold calligraphy on the sides. The suneate are mounted on custom museum mounts for proper display. ... Click for details
item #1390221
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Antique Persian Suzani Embroidered Textile
A large Persian textile "Suzani" which literally means "needlework". The cotton cloth is hand-embroidered with complex floral medallions and scrolling work with brightly colored silk thread. These traditional Suzani would be used for headscarves, ottoman covers, prayer mats, wall hangings, and many other uses.

First Quarter 20th century circa. 1920

Dimensions: 135" L x 81" H
item #1389799
Japanese Chirimen Silk Kimono with Fu Dogs
Antique Japanese chirimen (crepe) silk kimono. The fabric is paste resist dyed with fu dogs leaping over a bridge and white chrysanthemum flowers. The interior lining bears a hand-embroidered 3 character signature .

Dimensions: 50" W x 37" H
item #1389595
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