Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese 2 Section Isho Tansu
Japanese 2 section isho tansu (clothing chest of drawers) constructed of Kiri (paulownia) wood with Keyaki (elm) burl front panels, and hand-forged iron plating and hardware. The top section of the chest holds a large open compartment with five drawers below. The bottom section of the tansu holds five drawers for clothes storage.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 35" x 16" x 62 1/2" H
item #1392379
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
Antique Japanese Edo Calligraphy Box
Japanese antique box constructed of Kiri (paulownia) wood with original dark red lacquer finish. The top iron handle may be used to carry the box, and it also opens the top shallow compartment for safely keeping calligraphy papers. Below, the main body of the box holds two long drawers originally used for ink stones, brushes, and other scholar's implements.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 14 1/2" x 10" x 11 3/4"
item #1392091
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
Antique Japanese Sado Island Tansu w/ Seven Lucky Gods Motifs
Antique Japanese tansu from the Sado Island area, with extensive hand-forged iron hardware plating incised with dedicative Seven Lucky Gods motifs. The 2 section Isho tansu has an all Kiri wood exterior with Sugi sides and top exterior. The chest is composed of 7 drawers in an unusual configuration, with 2 keys. The safe box holds 3 internal drawers its door, above which are two unusual small drawers for seals, coins, and other keepsakes.

Meiji Age c1900

Dimensions: 46... Click for details
item #1391979
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Antique Japanese 2 Section Mizuya
Japanese 2 section Mizuya (kitchen tansu) made with Hinoki (cypress) and Sugi (cedar) wood, with hardwood burl panels. The top section holds two compartments behind sliding burl front panels. Below are two more panels with mesh and horizontal carved panels with four red lacquer front drawers below. The bottom section contains the largest storage area with a removable shelf, enclosed behind two large sliding panels with slats.

Dimensions: 46 1/2" x 17 1/2" x 63 1/2" H overall
item #1391741
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

Scroll Dimensions: ... Click for details
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
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