Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Pair of Damascene Dragon Candlesticks Signed Kuma
Pair of Japanese damascene candlesticks, the body of each with dramatic imagery of serpentine dragons and fireballs. The foliate petal rims decorated with chrysanthemums and coiling vines, and the tripod feet with auspicious objects and flowers. Both candlesticks are signed "Kuma" in gilt pigment on the base.

19th Century Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 4 1/4" x 9" H
item #1382576
Japanese Antique Small Kiri Tansu
Antique Japanese small tansu chest made all of kiri (paulownia) wood. The chest is configured with seven drawers of various sizes: 3 small drawers above 2 medium drawers above 2 large drawers. Black iron hardware includes 7 round lock plates, circular corner bracing and square drawer pulls.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 23 1/4" high x 27" wide x 13" deep.
item #1382496
$2,250.00
Set of 3 Japanese Scroll Paintings, signed Sumiyoshi Hirosada
Antique Japanese Scroll Triptych, signed Sumiyoshi Hirosada (1793-1862) , 7th head of the Sumiyoshi line of painters. Three paintings: One painting is of two men meeting on a mountain path, pines and blossoming plum trees dot the hillside and the rooftops of a fishing village can be seen emerging through the mist. Another scroll depicts a lady seated at her writing table by her pavilion window. Outside, the moon shines above pine covered hills. The third scroll shows a Tori gate and... Click for details
item #1382358
$2,000.00
Japanese Studio Ware Vase signed Shofu Katei
Japanese green studio crackle ware vase with applied silver floral motifs. With tomobako. The foot is signed Shofu Katei (1870-1928). Small wear losses.

Shofu Katei was born in 1870 in Seto, Japan. He later moved to Kyoto where has was adopted into the prestigious Shofu family kiln to create Japanese ceramics. In 1908, he set up the Shofu Ceramics Company, Ltd. and was awarded a Green Ribbon in 1915.

Dimensions: 5" W x 7 1/2" H (Tomobako 6 1/2" x 9" H)
item #1381475
$2,500.00
Unusual Japanese Choba Tansu
An unusual vintage Japanese Choa tansu with Keyaki burl front hardwood panels. The chest is decorated with highly ornate floral motifs and filigree seen through the iron plating and hardware. Each drawer and compartment has a black lacquered interior. The tansu has side handles for transport. dates from Showa c1950

Dimensions: 21 1/2" x 13" x 31" H
item #1381073
$1,200.00
Antique Japanese Ikebana Basket
Japanese ikebana (flower arrangement) basket, hand-woven of bamboo and Wisteria branches. Of a rounded body with a small slightly raised foot.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 10 1/2" x 15" H
item #1381054
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Antique Japanese Ikebana Basket
Unusual Japanese ikebana basket. This gourd form basket is constructed with hand-woven bamboo and Wisteria branch feet and exterior body.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 23" L x 11" W x 18" H
item #1381016
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Japaese Scroll Painting by Kano Tanyu
Antique Japanese scrol painting of a landscape with boat. The water is very still and the moon is high over a mountain in the distance. A flock of geese swoops down from the sky on the right. On the far left, an outcropping of rocks partially obscures some rural houses. A willow tree drapes itself outward over the water. With signed tomobako. Signed Tan'yu and with the seal of his given name Moninobu. Certified by Eitoku, his grandfather. Kano Tan'yu (1602-1674) was one of the foremost... Click for details
item #1381013
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Antique Japanese Boxwood Okimono of Ashinagatenaga
Japanese okimono boxwood carving of Ashinaga and Tenaga. Old Japanese folklore tells that Tenaga (with his very long arms) would climb onto the back of Ashinaga (with his very long legs) and would work to catch fish together. Dates from Taisho Period c1920.

Dimensions: 2 1/4" x 8" H
item #1380971
$2,100.00
Antique Japanese Bronze Tsuteke Sage on Turtle
Japanese bronze tsuteke (water dropper) in the form of an old sage or "Sennin" riding on the back of a turtle with many tails. The turtle is lifting its head so that incense smoke may billow out of its mouth. The back of the sage and turtle is pierced through for incense to be placed inside. The bronze is cast with fine detail and shows patina.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 4" x 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" H
item #1380965
$2,500.00
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