Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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"Tamba House" Original Etching by Brian Williams
An etching entitled "Tamba House" by the artist Brian Williams depicting a beautiful old traditional Japanese house in a rural mountain setting. Set against a backdrop of pine forests and mountains in Japan, the house is immersed in a deep snow. Signed in pencil and dated '87. This is an original print #43 of 100. Unframed. Brian Williams was born the first son of American missionary parents in Peru in 1950. At age 16 he moved to California to finish high school and college. In 1975 he... Click for details
item #1329509
Antique Chinese Black Ming Style Altar Table
Antique Chinese Ming style altar table with original black finish, scrolling ends, carved spiral panels, double parallel bars connecting each leg to its mate. Early 20th Century ming Style. Size: 67” L x 14” D x 36” H
item #1329508
Edo Period Antique Japanese Fudo Myo-O Scroll
Antique Japanese scroll painting of the wrathful guardian deity Fudo Myo-O standing along the edge of a cliff. His two fangs poke out of his mouth pointing in opposite directions. The sword he wields is named Kurikara, the demon slayer. The rope he holds in his opposite hand is used to bind demons. A ring of purifying flames burns around his backside. Artist chop in corner. 18th Century Size: (Entire scroll) 67.5" H x 20.5" W (painting only) 37.5" H x 15.5" W
item #1329500
Antique Chinese Scroll with Bird on Bamboo
Antique Chinese scroll painting of a small bird perching on a bamboo rod, one of its legs tucked into its body. Vines with blooming white flowers spiral along the crossing rods of bamboo. Yuan/Ming periods 14th to 15th century. Beautifully mounted and preserved with Japanese mountings and tomobako. Size: (entire scroll) 46" H x 20.5" W (painting only) 9.6" H x 13.5" W Size: (entire scroll) 46" H x 20.5" W (painting only) 9.6" H x 13.5" W
item #1329424
Antique Japanese Rengetsu Chawan Bowl
Antique Japanese ceramic chawan (tea bowl) by the famous artist Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875) with a cream crackle glaze and bare foot. The sides of the bowl are inscribed with poetic calligraphy. Includes its own tomobako. Size: 2.5" H x 6" W (entire box) 4.5" x 6.5" x 6.5"
item #1329237
Unusual Antique Japanese Ceramic Noh Mask
Antique Japanese noh theatre mask of the character Ko-Omote, a youthful girl. Very unusual that this mask is made of ceramic instead of carved from wood. Beautifully painted with red lips and blackened teeth, joyful eyes and dark hair with four loose strands, very important defining characteristics to tell each mask apart. The backside is signed in-between her eyes and has been affixed with parts for displaying the mask. Edo Period (circa 1800's) Size: 8" H x 5" W x 2.5" D
item #1329235
Antique Japanese Hirado Ware Puppy
Antique Japanese Hirado ware porcelain puppy dog wearing a ribbon around its neck. Carefully hand sculpted in a realistic manner. It has an amusing expression on its face full of detailed character. Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Size: 4" H x 5" L x 3.5" W
item #1329234
Antique Japanese Lacquer Maju
Antique Japanese red lacquer water dropper of an oval form. With a highly intricate carving of a male noh mask in its center, surrounded by a background of small geometric patterns. Early 19th Century Size: 3" H x 2.5" W x .75" D
item #1329078
Chinese Long Low Hardwood Table with Drawers
Chinese antique long low table made all of hardwood. One side has three drawers carved with swirling clouds and chimera. Republic Period. Size: 16" high x 54" long x 20" deep.
item #1329070
Dramatic 16th Century Thai Ayutthaya Buddha Statue Fragment
Antique Thai sandstone statue fragment of the Ayutthaya style Buddha's torso. One arm remains attached to the body while the full statue sits in the lotus meditation pose. The torso is affixed to a custom iron stand. 16-17th century. Very dramatic and unusual piece. Size: 14.5" H x 14" W (on stand) 20.5" H
item #1329018
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