Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Kiri Small Choba Tansu
Japanese small choba tansu, or chobako (merchant's chest) constructed of Kiri wood (paulownia) with all natural finish, hand-forged iron corner plates, handles, and round lock plates. The pieces holds 7 front doors in a variety of sizes, with a pair of sliding panel doors opened by foliate metal handles, and locked closed with an iron pin mechanism. The interior behind these doors holds a shelved compartment within.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 24" x 12" x 22... Click for details
item #1374930
$1,950.00
Japanese Okiie Hashimoto Print - Quiet B (Nagasaki)
Japanese woodblock print by Okiie Hashimoto (1899-1993). # 2/60 in its series, titled "Quiet B (Nagasaki)", signed in pencil. Red cartouche in upper righthand corner.

Hashimoto was born off the coast of the Tottori Prefecture of Japan in 1899. He graduated from the College of Art in Tokyo in 1923 and continued his studies under Itaru Tanabe and Shod Hirata. Upon becoming good friends with Unichi Hiratsuka, he began to focus solely on colorful woodblock prints as his medium of... Click for details
item #1374927
$575.00
Japanese Nishida Tadashige Print - Black Cat
Japanese woodblock print of a black cat with piercing blue eyes. Titled "Black Cat", # 24/100 in its series, signed T. Nishida in pencil with red chop.

Tadashige Nishida was born in 1942 on Amami Oshima Island in Japan, where he studied art at Chiba University. He moved to Spain in the 1960s and later to the United States to study as a post-graduate. He is most well-known for his works depicting cats, though he has released works depicting nature scenes of trees and Mt. Fuji.... Click for details
item #1374879
$275.00
Japanese Okiie Hashimoto Print - Quiet A (Nagasaki)
Japanese woodblock print by Okiie Hashimoto (1899-1993). # 2/60 in its series, titled "Quiet A (Nagasaki)", signed in pencil. Red cartouche in upper righthand corner.

Hashimoto was born off the coast of the Tottori Prefecture of Japan in 1899. He graduated from the College of Art in Tokyo in 1923 and continued his studies under Itaru Tanabe and Shod Hirata. Upon becoming good friends with Unichi Hiratsuka, he began to focus solely on colorful woodblock prints as his medium of... Click for details
item #1374865
$775.00
Japanese Maruyama Hiroshi Print - Round About Midnight no. 5
Japanese abstract colored woodblock print - titled "Round About Midnight no. 5", 4/50 in its series, dated 1977, signed Maruyama Hiroshi (b. 1953-) in pencil.

Dated 1977

Dimensions: 21 1/2" x 31 1/4"
item #1374825
$350.00
Japanese Samurai Armor Box (Gusoku Bitsu)
Antique Japanese gusoku bitsu (carrying box for samurai armor). Constructed of Kiri (paulownia) wood with original red lacquer finish and black lacquer frame, its edges reinforced with hand-forged iron plates and locks. The back has shoulder straps, made of leather and braided reeds, on iron rings for carrying. A kanji inscription between the leather straps gives the previous owner's name.

Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 31" H x 17" x 14 1/2"
item #1374577
$800.00
Japanese Kiri Choba Tansu
Japanese choba tansu, or merchant's chest. Constructed of Kiri (paulownia) wood with original finish. This small merchant's tansu holds 2 medium drawers with round locks on top, with 4 small drawers below, and the largest drawer along the bottom also with round lock. The center of the chest holds a storage compartment behind two sliding panel doors with metal pulls.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 41" H x 17" x 14 1/2"
item #1374569
$950.00
Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases
A charming pair of Japanese porcelain satsuma vases. The panels on each vase tell a story of ghosts and demons escaping from a woven basket. One vase shows a scene of court performers in a traditional lion dance, used to repel evil spirits. In another panel is a scene of kneeling courtesans with worrisome expression and a shrine maiden attempting to purify the area. The final panel shows a golden box, with a large clawed oni forcing the lid shut to trap the evil spirits within. Each vase is... Click for details
item #1374566
$3,000.00
Japanese Contemporary Insect Okimono
Unusual Japanese okimono of an ant with lifelike rendering made out of leather hide. Mounted on custom metal base for display.

Dimensions: 16.25" H x 4.5" W x 6" D (on base)
item #1374522
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Japanese Temple Carving of Dragon and Tiger
Japanese temple carving depicting a dragon (Ryu) and a tiger (Tora), with background of bamboo forest and blossoming plum branches. The dragon is a sacred creature representing great power, strength, and good luck for people that are worthy. The imagery of the dragon fighting the tiger is symbolic of the opposing forces of yin and yang.

19th Century Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 26" H x 16" x 2 1/2"

item #1374460
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