Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Small Japanese 18th Century Scroll Painting of Leaping Koi

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18th Century Japanese small antique scroll painting of a koi leaping up a waterfall. Beautifully painted with great expression, the fish leaps from the churning waters below. Painted in sumi ink on paper and mounted on lovely antique obi silk with a fan motif. Signed by the artist. 18th century (pvt. Collection purchased in Japan in early 1980's)
Size of scroll: 64 1/2" high x 9 3/4" wide (12" wide including scroll ends). Size of art: 35" high x 9" wide.
item #1337167
Japanese 18th Century Scroll Painting of Maiden on Kirin

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Antique 18th century Japanese charming small scroll painting of a beautiful maiden riding a kirin (in Chinese, qilin). The mythical creature is part lion with the body of a dragon and the hooves of a deer. It represents good fortune, protection, prosperity, longevity and fertility. Beautifully painted in sumi ink and light colors on paper. Mounted on paper. Signed by the artist. (pvt. Collection) purchased in early 1980's.
18th century
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item #1337160
Antique Japanese Fan Painting w/ Poem by Otagaki Rengetsu

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Antique Japanese fan painting with calligraphy by famed poet Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875). The poem translates to this:
the blossoms have fallen, the fetters of my heart, have also loosened,
and it has become summer, and rivulet murmurs cool and clear.
(Translated by John Stevens: from LOTUS MOON)"

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item #1337159
Chinese Scholar boxwood brush Pot
Literati taste of a Chinese boxwood brush pot with polished skin and twisted knot holes. An elegant form representing a natural world which is a keen favorite in the Song dynasty.

19th Century

Size: 5" L x 4" W x 7.5" H
item #1337158
Unusual Chinese Hardwood Wood Carved Seal Treasure Box
Beautiful Chinese hardwood seal treasure box, possible Zitan or Wumu wood,with all over carved design of complex geometric motifs and dragons. Four drawers are hidden on each side with dividers inside for storing and organizing seals. Its stand is intricately carved with spirals and flowers. Dates from the 20th century. Size: 9.75" L x 9.75" W x 6" H
item #1337156
Chinese Calligraphy Scroll Painting signed Mo YouZhi
Chinese antique scroll painting with calligraphy. Painted on green paper printed with silver dragon in clouds. Signed "Mo Youzhi". Mo Youzhi (1811-1871) was a famous calligraphy painter. 19th century. Size of scroll: 84" high x 22" wide. Size of art: 52 1/2" high x 16 1/4" wide.
item #1337154
Antique Japanese Keyaki Burl Mizuya
Antique Japanese two section 3' mizuya (kitchen tansu) with original dark lacquer frame, gorgeous natural Keyaki (elm) wood burl front panels, large open display area with shelving.

Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)

Size: 31" L x 14.5" W x 64" H
item #1337116
Antique Himalayan Painted Religious Book Cover
18th Centtury Himalayan hand painted wooden book cover. Stunning vibrant painted scenes of religious deities. Intricate detail in pigments of bright red, green, blue, pink, gold, and white.
19th Century Size: 21" L x .5" W x 4.5" H
item #1336958
Antique Japanese Moon Shaped Ikebana Basket

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Beautiful antique Japanese hand-woven bamboo basket of a crescent moon form, with a wide boat-like body, smooth woven handle and flattened base. Originally ikebana baskets where used to hold stunning followers of all sort.
Mid Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Size: 14" L x 10" W x 16" H
item #1336955
Antique Chinese Peking Glass Brush Pot
Antique Chinese peking glass brush pot. Hand-carved form to resemble finely detailed burl wood. Late Ching Dynasty 19th Century. Size: 5" L x 4" W x 4.5" H
item #1336952
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