Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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"Snow and Thatched Roof" by Tanaka Ryohei, etching and aquatint, 1993
"Snow and Thatched Roof" framed etching and aquatint print by Tanaka Ryohei. Scene of heavy snowfall against a thatched rooftop blanketed by trees. Signed in pencil and numbered 113/120. Dated 1993.

Framed: 28.5" high x 26.75" wide

Size of artwork: 15.5" high x 15" wide
item #1369095
Barn and House, Tanaka Ryohei, etching and aquatint, 1993
"Barn and House" framed etching and aquatint print by Tanaka Ryohei. The Japanese artist is best known for his intricate prints of rural Japan. This print is most striking in it's simplified, dramatic composition. The roofs are pictured from the side against the black sky. Signed in pencil and numbered 60 of 120. Dated 1993.

Framed: 24" high x 29" wide

Size of artwork: 18" high x 14" wide
item #1369059
Rare Japanese Edo Keyaki Chobako
A rare and unusual Japanese cho bako ("cho" meaning small and "bako" meaning box). Made of Keyaki (elm) hardwood with its original lacquer finish. The upper region of the piece holds a pair of narrow sliding door panels, with a center locking pin to hold them securely shut, and vertical slats of branches. The middle region of the chest holds a large drawer, its corner hardware in motifs of raised seed pods, and its largest central lock plate a raised motif of flowers and leaves; The kakute... Click for details
item #1369049
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Chinese Small Hardwood Display Cabinet
Antique Chinese small hardwood display cabinet, with multi-tiered platforms for the display of tea articles and other special pieces. The front of the cabinet has two front hinged doors carved with fu dogs, its apron below carved with scrolling motifs. The interior holds two small secret drawers and an open storage compartment.

Dimensions: 12" W x 6" D x 19.75" H
item #1369030
19th Century Red Mongolian Cat Rug
An antique hand-woven Mongolian rug, with scene of a white cat seated on a structure of rocks, its head pointed towards the sky in observation of a nearby butterfly, with branches of blue and red flowers against a red ground.

19th Century

Dimensions: 2'4" x 4'6"
item #1368745
Antique Korean Silk Panel Painting of Peonies
Antique Korean painting on silk of peonies in tones of pink and bright red, blooming from an upwards reaching branch with leaves. Calligraphy with signature of Wou Dang Chang Ryu, a highly important and heroic figure in Korean art. With minor wear.

19th century

Dimensions: 26" x 57" H (entire panel) 22.25" x 43.5" H (painting only)
item #1368703
Chinese Porcelain Brush Pot with Crane
Chinese porcelain brush pot, of a cylindrical form with a raised lip and base. Imagery of a crane flying low over rolling waves and clouds carved in relief. The underglaze is a light yellow over the front and insides while the foot is unglazed and recessed with a chop.

Dates from the 19th/early 20th century Dimensions: 2.25" W x 5.25" H
item #1368702
Antique Japanese Isho Tansu
Antique Japanese single section isho tansu (clothing chest of drawers). Made with Kiri (paulownia) and Sugi (cedar) woods with original finish. The chest holds 5 long drawers and 3 smaller side drawers, with hirute drawer pulls and rectangular iron locks.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 44.5" L x 16.75" D x 30.25" H
item #1368647
Small Ko-Sometsuke Plate with Rabbits
Small porcelain ko-sometsuke plate made in China for the 17th century Japanese market. Blue and white design of three running rabbits. A bird, possibly a phoenix flies in the sky. Around the rim of the plate are four galloping horses. The underside of the plate is decorated with three thin blue rings and a simple dot pattern. The edges of the plate and the many small irregularities in the firing are especially prized in this type of ware. "Ko-sometsuke ('old blue and white') porcelain... Click for details
item #1368603
Antique Japanese Rootwood Burl Dibukuro
Antique Japanese small chest with drawers, called a dibukuro. Traditional Japanese homes hold a tea ceremony room with a tokonama, or a recessed closet/alcove in which pieces of artistic appeal would be displayed such as hanging scrolls, pottery, okimono and ikebana floral arrangements. The dibukuro would be seated on the floor of the tokonama. (shown in detail photos). The piece is constructed with Keyaki (elm/zelkova) burl wood, with its 4 book-matched sliding front panels and rustic natural... Click for details
item #1368560
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