Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Iron Tetsubin
Japanese tetsubin or tea pot, typically constructed from iron with a large handle to be hung over a fire pit. The tea pot has a bronze lid with a flower shaped finial. Its body is covered in small protruding studs, incised rings around its widest point, and its foot has old patina.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 9" x 8" x 9 1/2" H
item #1378665
Antique Japanese Shino Chawan (tea bowl)
Japanese Shino ware ceramic chawan or tea ceremony bowl. Shino ware is easily identified by thick white glazes, red scorch marks, and a texture of small holes. One side of the bowl has dark brown underglaze design of flowers while the opposite side has flecks and lines, along the dramatic ribbed edges of the body. The foot of the bowl is formed flattened and is left bare without any glaze.

Dimensions: 6" x 5" x 3" H
item #1378634
Antique Japanese Oribe Chawan (tea bowl)
Japanese ceramic oribe enamel chawan, or tea ceremony bowl. The bowl is squared with thick "dripping" oribe green/blue glaze down around its mouth. The foot is flat and recessed.

Dimensions: 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 3 3/4" H
item #1378633
Antique Japanese Kutani Ware Porcelain Brush Rest
Japanese porcelain Kutani ware stand or brush rest, in the classic Yoshidaya enamel colors of green, yellow, purple and dark blue. Of a squared form, with hollowed interior and pierced melon shape sides. The top surface is detailed with image of a monk riding a tiger through the bamboo forest, leaping over a river. The sides are detailed with blue and yellow enamel ground with geometric patterns. The piece stands on four short feet.

Dimensions: 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" H
item #1378622
Antique Japanese Hirado Ware Fu Dog
A whimsical Japanese Hirado ware porcelain fu dog holding a reticulated xi qui ball under its paw. The precious face of the dog is hand detailed with shapely nose, fangs, whiskers, and tiny carved eyes. The dog has cobalt blue enamel swirl accents to its fur.

Dimensions: 5" x 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" H
item #1378597
Japanese Framed Red Noh Mask Print
Japanese framed print depicting a noh mask of a young woman, in monochrome colors. Attributed to artist Kimora Kosuke (b. 1936), title "Noh Mask Red". With an attractive black and silver frame.

Kosuke was born 1936 in Osaka, and graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts in 1956. His works have been featured in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and others.... Click for details
item #1378595
Japanese Framed Black Noh Mask Print
Japanese framed print depicting a noh mask of a young woman, in monochrome colors. Artist signature in pencil Kimora Kosuke (b. 1936), 28/66 titled "Noh Mask Black. With an attractive black and silver frame.

Kosuke was born 1936 in Osaka, and graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts in 1956. His works have been featured in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and others.... Click for details
item #1378593
Antique Japanese Pair of Hardwood Pulleys
Japanese pair of hardwood pulleys, carved out of Keyaki (elm) wood with hand-forged iron hooks and hardware. Two wooden wheels on the inside are built to support a rope. Each pulley is branded with a signature on both sides.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 7" x 14" (each)
item #1378498
Japanese Large Nakayama Woodblock Print
A large Japanse woodblock print, by famed artist Tadashi Nakayama. The depiction is the shadow of a bronze Giboshi (architectural post) against a large Buddhist temple door, with silver leaf accent hardware. Signed, dated in pencil, number 24/50.

Dated 1961

Dimensions: 33"L x 26" H
item #1378320
$2,500.00
Japanese Nakayama Woodblock Print - Horse and Butterfly
Japanese framed woodblock print by Nakayama Tadashi (1927-2014) of a stylized abstract horse with butterfly wings against a deep red ground. Signed in pencil, number 62/85.

Dated 1968.

Dimensions: 20" x 11 1/4"
item #1378319
$1,750.00
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