Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Chinese Neolithic Jade Ceremonial Harvesting Blade
Chinese Neolithic ceremonial harvesting blade (hu), made of semi translucent mottled green nephrite. Exceptionally thin and sharp cutting edge. 4 conical holes would have been for attaching to wooden handle on working versions of this type of blade. Likely from the Longshan culture. On a custom wooden stand. Age: (Circa 2,000 B.C.) Provenance: Came from an Estate of Philip Cardiero in Pebble Beach, CA. Size: 19 1/4" long x 3 7/8" wide x 3/16" thick.
item #1331605
$9,500.00
Antique Chinese Pair of Archaic Bracelets
Antique Chinese pair of archaic hand carved bracelets, rested on custom iron display stands. Hand carved from Limestone. Circa: 2,000 B.C.

Size: 5.5" x 5.5", 5" x 5" (7.5" H total height on stands)
item #1331603
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Antique Japanese Rare Kiri Tansu
Antique Japanese Kiri (paulownia) wood tansu with a rare and unusual design of two large front hinged doors with flower incised iron bracing. Opening up to a multi shelved interior reminiscent of a cha tansu (tea chest). Two locking drawers sit beneath it. Beautiful original finish. Edo Period (Circa 1800's) Very charming size. Size: 22.75" H x 25" L x 12.5" D
item #1331601
$3,000.00
Antique Chinese Gilt Lacquer Table
Beautiful Chinese hardwood altar table in black lacquer finish, with highly intricate and ornate gilt lacquer designs all over. The front and back are carved to look like coins held together by ropes. The very top has three hand painted panels depicting gorgeously detailed ocean landscape scenes. The end panels are painted with peonies in gilt lacquer. Feet are carved with spirals. Early 19th Century Size:34" H x 49.5" L x 16" D
item #1331567
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Antique Japanese Asa Vest
Antique Japanese asa (hemp) woven vest with a beautiful paste resist pattern of swimming koi fish and waves sewn over a hand painted scene of reeds. Beautiful and charming with its original condition. Edo Period (circa early 1800's). Size: 31.5" H x 23.5"
item #1331521
$2,000.00
Unusual Antique Japanese Gilt Lacquer Pillow
An exquisite Japanese pillow, the body woven with red pigment lacquer, the ends lacquered in black with gilt lacquer. One end depicts the mythical creature Baku, said to devour bad dreams. The other end is a floral scene with beautiful nashiji gold flakes.

Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)

Size: 8.5" L x 6.75" D x 4" H
item #1331512
$8,000.00
Antique Japanese Ceramic Dish by Rengetsu
Japanese ceramic square dish by famed artist Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875) with lovely grass calligraphy, tan milky translucent crackle glaze, curled edges, four oval feet, bottom incised with floral pattern and signature. Four rounded feet raise bottom surface. Comes with tomobako. Poem on plate reads: Asa to kite Coming again tomorrow Min to Omoeba I think of not seeing them Ietsuto ni Even to hang in the house Te-Ori to Oshiki A shame to snap a branch Yamazakura hana ... Click for details
item #1331499
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Rare Antique Japanese Keyaki Choba Tansu
Japanese Keyaki (zelkova) choba tansu (merchant chest) with complete original lacquer finish. Quartered sawn keyaki hardwood relieving the distinctive woodgrain seen on all sides. Solid Keyaki hardwood used in every part of construction. Adorned in heavy iron hardware and original locking bar. Excellent original condition. Working keys are included. This is a top example of a Edo period Japanese Choba Tansu.

Edo period 19th Century

Size: 23.5" H x 27.5" L x 14.25"... Click for details
item #1331493
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Antique Chinese Wood Ancestor Carving
Antique Chinese cedar wood figure of an ancestor seated on a throne, hand-carved with fantastic detail, with mineral pigment remains, some minor losses. Ming period. Size: 10" H x 6.5" W x 6.5" D
item #1331485
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Antique Japanese Kiri Tansu
Small Japanese kiri (paulownia) wood tansu with charming rose tone brass hardware. Simplistic design, natural finish hardwood. Size: 16.75" H x 23.5" L x 11.25" D
item #1331273
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