Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Signed Okimono - Shoki the Demon Queller
Antique Japanese boxwood okimono carving of Shoki, the Demon Queller, commander of evil spirits and beings, shown holding onto a small demonic figure by the wrist. He is a popular figure in the household as a guardian. Intricately carved details apparent all throughout. Signature on foot reads "Sei Gyoku". Meiji period (1868-1912) Size: 6.5" H x 3.5" L x 3" D
item #1330209
Antique Japanese Pair of Carved Temple Fu Dogs
Antique Japanese pair of wooden temple guardian fu dogs, wonderfully carved with charming expression. Gilt accented eyes and reddened mouths, one with a horn on its head. Edo period 17th / 18th Century. Original condition with hand-carved details. Size: 14" H x 7" W x 13" D
item #1330184
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Exceptional Antique Japanese Keyaki Desk
Antique Japanese Solid keyaki (elm) wood desk with original dark brown finish. One long central drawer with three smaller drawers at each of its sides. Old growth Keyaki used for the entire construction. Very heavy and solid in weight. Early Meiji period (1868-1912) Would look stunning with two custom black iron stand made to raise to western size (height). Size: 14" H x 39,5" L x 24" D
item #1330106
Japanese Two Section Futon Tansu
Very large and robust Japanese two section futon tansu with eye-catching natural woodgrain patterns, decorated with warabite iron pull handles as handles bearing the image of strange mythological creatures. Very large open compartments behind each set of sliding doors allows for plentiful storage. Size: 68" H x 67" L x 29" D
item #1330094
Incredible Antique Japanese Shinto Ema Painting
Stunning Antique Japanese ema or wooden plaque on which Shinto worshippers would write their prayers and wishes to be received by deities or spirits. Hand painted with three bannered ships coming to shore amidst rough, rolling waves. Pine trees poke in from the bottom and leftmost side with gold flakes accenting the horizon. Very well done and in original condition. Signed "Ensai Fujiwara Masatoshi" , dated "Keio Gannen" or "first year of Keio" (September 1865). Size: 26" H x 60" W
item #1329956
Antique Japanese Porcelain Maneki-neko
Antique Japanese porcelain maneki-neko, or "beckoning cat", a popular image for welcoming good fortune into the home. They often come in colors such as white, black, or gold. This porcelain statue happens to be in what is considered the luckiest color of calico. Beautifully hand painted with gilt accenting.

Meiji period c1900. Dimensions: 12" H x 5" W
item #1329749
Set of Chinese Cinnabar Jewelry Items
Set of Chinese set cinnabar carved jewelry. four pieces of finely carved cinnabar jewelry, two bangle bracelets and two brooches. Hand carved with floral motifs and birds. Size: 3-3.5" each bangle, 2" brooches
item #1329744
Antique Chinese Painting of Quan Yin
Antique Chinese large painting of the bodhisattva Quan Yin holding a willow branch, in long, flowing robes with cascading jewels, standing over lotuses. Red cartouche in bottom righthand corner. 18th/19th century . Size: 64" H x 27" W
item #1329680
Chinese Round Famille Rose Porcelain Container
Chinese round porcelain container with a famille rose enamel design of an elderly man in a purple robe lounging by two vases as lucky bats fly overhead. The bottom half of the container is also decorated with red lucky bats. Bottom mark "JiaQing Nian Zhi". Size: 2" H x 5" W
item #1329674
Antique Chinese Agate Leaf Pendant
Antique Chinese agate pendant hand carved into a leaf with lightly serrated edges. A small insect is carved into a small area of orange agate with delicately carved legs. Early 19th century. Mounted on a sterling silver chain. Size: 1.25" L, pendant hangs 8"
item #1329603
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