Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Buddhist Abbott's Folding Chair
Antique Japanese Buddhist abbot's oxbow arm folding chair. Made of red and gilt lacquer hardwood, with seat made of leather. The backrest has gilt lacquered panels with geometric motif carvings and pierced lingzhi carving, the reverse of the backrest marked with a triple mokko-mon (family crest). The edges of the chair are decorated in metal plating incised with motifs of chrysanthemums.

Dimensions: 32" L x 20" D x 37" H
item #1369730
Japanese Print of a Woman, Shiko Munakata
Japanese print of a woman holding a calligraphy paint brush, by Shiko Munakata (1903-1975). A zen Buddhist, he worked in oil painting, then woodblock printing, calligraphy and ceramics. He is sometimes called the Japanese Picasso because of his prolific multi media creative work. He was part of the sasuka-hanga movement and the mingei, folk art, movement. He is from the northern region of Aomori and incorporated many of those local themes into his art. The text on the back of the image suggests... Click for details
item #1369249
$500.00
Rooftop and Birds Print by Tanaka Ryohei, etching and aquatint, 1994
A framed etching and aquatint print by Tanaka Ryohei. Scene of a thatched rooftop with a large flock of birds flying and trees branching out from behind the house. Signed in pencil and numbered 19/120. Dated 1994.

Framed: 22.75" high x 26.25" wide

Size of artwork: 13.5" high x 17" wide
item #1369106
$675.00
"Snow and Thatched Roof" by Tanaka Ryohei, etching and aquatint, 1993
"Snow and Thatched Roof" framed etching and aquatint print by Tanaka Ryohei. Scene of heavy snowfall against a thatched rooftop blanketed by trees. Signed in pencil and numbered 113/120. Dated 1993.

Framed: 28.5" high x 26.75" wide

Size of artwork: 15.5" high x 15" wide
item #1369095
$975.00
Barn and House, Tanaka Ryohei, etching and aquatint, 1993
"Barn and House" framed etching and aquatint print by Tanaka Ryohei. The Japanese artist is best known for his intricate prints of rural Japan. This print is most striking in it's simplified, dramatic composition. The roofs are pictured from the side against the black sky. Signed in pencil and numbered 60 of 120. Dated 1993.

Framed: 24" high x 29" wide

Size of artwork: 18" high x 14" wide
item #1369059
$975.00
Small Ko-Sometsuke Plate with Rabbits
Small porcelain ko-sometsuke plate made in China for the 17th century Japanese market. Blue and white design of three running rabbits. A bird, possibly a phoenix flies in the sky. Around the rim of the plate are four galloping horses. The underside of the plate is decorated with three thin blue rings and a simple dot pattern. The edges of the plate and the many small irregularities in the firing are especially prized in this type of ware. "Ko-sometsuke ('old blue and white') porcelain... Click for details
item #1368603
$975.00
Antique Japanese Rootwood Burl Dibukuro
Antique Japanese small chest with drawers, called a dibukuro. Traditional Japanese homes hold a tea ceremony room with a tokonama, or a recessed closet/alcove in which pieces of artistic appeal would be displayed such as hanging scrolls, pottery, okimono and ikebana floral arrangements. The dibukuro would be seated on the floor of the tokonama. (shown in detail photos). The piece is constructed with Keyaki (elm/zelkova) burl wood, with its 4 book-matched sliding front panels and rustic natural... Click for details
item #1368560
$1,475.00
Japanese Six Panel Byobu Screen of Swimming Fish
Japanese six panel byobu (folding screen painting). Hand-painted with imagery of realistic swimming fish and flowers with gold flecks. Signed in stylized calligraphy with 2 red chops.

Late Meiji/Early Taisho Period

Dimensions: 109" L x 53.75" H
item #1368365
$6,000.00
Ko-sometsuke Blue and White Porcelain Plate with Boats
Porcelain plate made in China for the 17th century Japanese market. Blue and white design of 2 boats in a misty bay with land outcroppings and a mountain pavilion. The underside of the plate is decorated with three thin blue rings and two flowers. The edges of the plate and the many small irregularities in the firing are especially prized in this type of ware.

"Ko-sometsuke ('old blue and white') porcelain was produced specifically for the Japanese market during the final decades of... Click for details
item #1368294
$2,500.00
Ko-sometsuke Blue and White Porcelain Plate with Bird in Tree
Porcelain plate made in China for the 17th century Japanese market. Blue and white design of a bird in a pine tree draped in moss. Encircled with a thin ring of blue. The edges of the plate and the many small irregularities in the firing are especially prized in this type of ware. "Ko-sometsuke ('old blue and white') porcelain was produced specifically for the Japanese market during the final decades of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The lack of Chinese imperial patronage during this period... Click for details
item #1368236
$2,500.00
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