Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Indonesian Silver Betel Nut Box
Antique Sumatra / Indonesian sterling silver betel nut box. Its sides are decorated by impressions of flowers and vines, as well as the corners of the lid with top handle. There are four lidded compartments and one open compartment inside with patina from use and remnants of slaked lime. Embossed silver hallmark on bottom of box.

The practice of betel nut chewing is common in many parts of South Asia. Slices of the areca nut would be wrapped in betel leaves and chewed, giving a mild... Click for details
item #1355337
$650.00
Antique Indonesian Silver Betel Nut Box
Antique Sumatra / Indonesian sterling silver betel nut box, with incised scalloped edges and inlay of flowers, draping vine handles, raised on four small legs, original key included. The interior houses four compartments with a small oval box and two spoons, as well as a small container with white residue of slaked lime. The practice of betel nut chewing is common in many parts of South Asia. Slices of the areca nut would be wrapped in betel leaves and chewed, giving a mild stimulant effect.... Click for details
item #1355195
$450.00
Tibetan Gilt Bronze Wrathful Yabyum Deities on Garuda
Tibetan gilt bronze Buddhist statue, of a wrathful deity assumed in the tantric Yabyum position with his female consort. Below the pair is a Garuda vehicle, devouring the Naga (snake), while a human figure is crushed underneath. They are all raised on a lotus platform, with mixed metal bottom and floral impression.

Mid 20th century

Size: 12" L x 7.5" D x 13" H
item #1355123
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Antique Pair of Thai Male Attendant Statues
Antique pair of Thai male attendants (Nats), finely rendered out of teak wood, with polychrome traces of pigments. These funerary effigies would be kept close to an ancestral altar in order to help lead their spirits into the afterlife. Highly realistic detailing and form, this pair of statues are raised on pedestals for sturdy display.

Early 20th century

Size: 11" L x 10.5" W x 42.5" H
item #1355017
$1,500.00
Antique Thai Chofa Temple Roof Adornment
Unusual Thai architectural sculpture known as a chofa. These beast-like ornaments embellish temple and palace rooftops as a symbol of power and protection. Natural patina and remnants of red and gilt lacquer show antiquity. A photo is shown to demonstrate how a chofa would look while still in place on a temple roof. The temple shown is in Chiang Mai, the largest and most culturally rich city in Thailand.

19th century or earlier

Size: (on stand) 12" W x 17" D x 65" H... Click for details
item #1353455
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Antique Topoke Spear Currency
Topoke spear currency. Forged iron mounted on black iron stand. Equatorial Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Large forged blades such as this in the shape of a spear point were well used in the middle of the 20th century. As currency and during marriage ceremonies, they are known under several names; Di hunga (small form), doa the larger example spear form. During the marriage ceremonies up to 60 doa might be exchanged for the bride. These were specially shaped look like spear's... Click for details
item #1351911
$750.00
Thai Ayuttaya Standing Bronze Abhaya Buddha
The sacred standing buddha is a Abhaya mudra posture of buddha. Its missing right hand still evokes its meaning which imparting fearlessness and reassurance. The fragmented crowned head and ursna has deteriorated as a symbol of its meaning illusion over ignorance. The buddhas eyes are complete and inlaid with mother of pearl and stone. The full body is sculpted in a soft manner representing its flow of energy and showing its lifelike qualities. The overall bronze figure still shows traces... Click for details
item #1351906
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19th Century Malaysian Malay Silver Niello Belt Buckle
Incredible belt buckle with chased Malay floral motifs on a niello ground. Three layers of ogival form with jagged edges and pointed sides. Several bands of geometric designs, line work and floral motifs ornament this piece. The centre is of plain silver with a central niello dot.The back has a looped carrier which allows a belt to pass through.

Niello belt buckles were worn with textile belts on ceremonial occasions. The size, material and intricacy of the buckle’s design signalled... Click for details
item #1351457
$7,500.00
Antique Burmese Sterling Silver Bowl
Burmese sterling silver bowl, embossed with various scenes of dancing people, its edges lined in lotus petals and scrolling vines.

Provenance: From the estate of E.C.S. George, Burmese counsel member from 1895-1910

Size: 5" W x 3" H, weight of 242 grams
item #1346785
$2,000.00
Antique Burmese Sterling Silver Dish
Burmese sterling silver dish with foliate edges, embossed kneeling figures over a scrolling vine background along the edges, a central image of a peacock with a large halo of feathers ending in scrolling vines and tulips.

Provenance: From the estate of E.C.S. George, Burmese counsel member from 1895-1910

Size: 8" W x 1" H , weight of 270 grams
item #1346733
$750.00
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