Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Edo Kiri Fune Bako
Japanese fune bako (ship safe box) constructed of Kiri wood, with heavy hand-forged iron plates. The front door of the box is mounted on five large hinges and decorated in heavy iron plating with foliate motifs. The top of the door has an auspicious kanji symbol in iron. Inside the fune bako are five drawers of varied size with foliate edge handle mounts and locks. The piece has a warabite handle for carrying on top.

Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 16.5" x 19.5" x... Click for details
item #1374454
Chinese Mirror with Squirrels and Grapes
Antique Chinese bronze mirror. The front is decorated with motifs of birds, squirrels, and grapes in high relief. The largest center squirrel is pierced through for attaching to a silk cord. The opposite side is a flat and smooth mirror surface in deep shades of green and black. Original patina. Possible Han Period.

Dimensions: 7" x 7" x 3/4" H
item #1374440
Antique Japanese Nine Drawer Ko Tansu
Antique Japanese ko tansu, or small chest made of Sugi (cedar wood) with 9 drawers. Original finish and condition. Dates from Meiji period c1900.

Dimensions: 34" x 16.5" x 17"H
item #1374394
Japanese Two Section Kiri Tansu
Antique Japanese two section Kiri (paulownia) wood clothing tansu. The piece holds 4 drawers, with heavy, square iron pulls, and large round lock plates incised with 3 circle mon. Original, natural finish wood.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 35.5" L x 16.5" D x 47.5" H
item #1374390
Antique Japanese Single Section Tansu
Japanese single section clothing tansu, with Kuri burl hardwood front drawers, iron lock plates with foliate edges, warabite pulls, fan-shaped iron corner hardware. The bottom corner has a safe door with round lock plate and ring pull. Inside are the two smallest drawers in the chest.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 34 1/4" x 15" x 18 3/4" H
item #1374386
Japanese Gyosho Kannon Bako
Rare Japanese gyosho kannon bako. Constructed of Kiri wood with original red lacquer finish. The piece is fitted with hand-forged iron plates and mounts. The front of the chest holds 3 small drawers in its lower section, with a pair of large doors above. The interior of the chest has a large open compartment with a long drawer long the top. The sides are fitted with iron rings and handles with a long cord so the piece may be carried on a merchant's back.

Edo Period (1603-1868)... Click for details
item #1374334
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Japanese Bronze Vase with Rabbits and Waves
Japanese bronze vase with a wide, flattened body shape, the tall cylindrical neck rendered with bamboo stalk texture. The handles of the vase are a pair of leaping rabbits over low relief waves. The foot of the vase is imprinted with the artist cartouche.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 7 1/2" x 7" x 6"
item #1374327
Japanese Two Panel Byobu Screen of Rooster and Butterflies
Japanese two panel byobu screen painting of a fierce rooster watching butterflies floating overhead. Pigment on silk, with black lacquered frame. Attributed to Goun.

Taisho Period (1912-1925)

Dimensions: 56" x 64"
item #1374170
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Japanese Hirado Ware Porcelain Baku
A hirado ware porcelain figure of the mythical creature baku, the dream eater. This beast is a chimera with the features of an elephant, an ox, a rhinoceros and a tiger. The expert artist hand-carved every detail of the figure with fine lines, the flames and spines along its back carved in high relief. The glaring eyes are left bare with black pupils while the rest of its body is under glazed in white.

Provenance: Lawrence Collection, Published in:
"Hirado: Prince of... Click for details
item #1374165
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Japanese Hirado Porcelain Puppy
Japanese hirado ware porcelain figure of a puppy . The entire body is hand carved with realistic fur pattern, the body in white underglaze with the eyes left bare. The puppy's paws and toes are fully carved to the bottom of the piece, which is left bare from the white glaze. The bottom is pierced with an air hole from when it was originally fired in the kiln.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 5" H
item #1374164
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