Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Kiri Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese chose tansu also known as a merchant chest. Made with solid kiri (paulownia) wood. Every drawer has decorative locks and iron hirute shaped handles. Two sliding opens open to reveal a roomy storage compartment. Bottom safe box has three small doors within. Meiji period (1868-1912) Size: 31" H x 31" W x 16" D
item #1325313
Antique Japanese Complete Set of Porcelain Bowls w/ Storage Box
Charming Antique Japanese complete original set of 20 blue and white porcelain bowl. Swirling geometric designs decorate the inner edges with a center image of pine trees. The complete set has its original storage box with calligraphy on the lid and side. Edo Period (circa 1800's). Size: (each bowl) 1.5" H x 7.75" L x 4.25" D (storage box) 18" H x 21" L x 9.5" D
item #1325294
Stunning 18th Century Japanese Lacquer Inro
Beautiful Japanese inro with a swimming highly detailed koi fish on each side. Each koi is delicately carved out of tortoise shell with glass eyes and details in gold lacquer. The body of the info is original lacquer in gold with with gold details and raised tendrils of water. 4 individual pieces (3 compartments), signed on bottom "Kyushi", Edo Period Early 18th century. Original condition. Size: 2 3/4" high x 2 5/8" wide 3/4" thick
item #1325281
Unusual Chinese Ming Dynasty Buddhist Plaque
Antique Ming Dynasty Chinese iron plaque of buddhas from the Ming Dynasty. Each Buddha is seated on a lotus blossom with hands in the dhyana mudra of meditation. Between each buddha is an inscription of chinese characters. The unusual plaque has been forged in Iron. Early to Mid Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1912) It measures 25.25" wide by 26.25" tall by 1.5" deep.
item #1325149
Antique Japanese Temple Lantern
Antique Japanese wrought iron lantern with lattice work panels. The lantern would have been placed in a temple with a candle that would have been lit. It is supported by four feet. It measures 9" x 9" x 12" tall. Meiji period: 1868-1912.
item #1325145
Antique Japanese Temple Lantern
Antique Japanese wrought iron lantern with garden scenes. The lantern would have been placed in a temple where a candle would have been lit. The This lantern has four panels: the door: a bird, bamboo branch, tree, sun in the clouds. The lid is round with a handle for hanging. The base is round with three feet. The door latches closed. It measures 11" diameter, 8" tall. Taisho period, circa 1920.
item #1325097
Antique Japanese Zenibako
Antique Japanese zenibako also know as a money safe box. Original deep lacquer finish, hinged lid with Iron handle and money slot beside it. Money was dropped inside and is retrieved by opening the drawer directly below it. Two other drawers free of locks may be used for storage as well. Solid Keyaki (hardwood) with stunning wood grain. Eco Period (circa 1820's) Size: 8.5" H x 12.5" L x 8.5" W
item #1325007
Antique Japanese Buddhist Hanging Drum
Antique Japanese Buddhist temple hanging drum on original tripod stand. Finished in black lacquer with gold lacquer accents. Topped with a nicely detailed carved panel of protective flames. Old repairs with calligraphy paper seen on the drum add charm and character. Meiji period (1868-1912) Unusual piece with tons of character. Size: 55.5" H x 28" W x 24" D
item #1324982
Antique Japanese Fukushima Isho Tansu
Antique Japanese two section lacquered tansu from the Fukushima region with bold round locks incised with kiri leaf mon (crest). Beautiful Burl front safe box with three small drawers inside. Iron side handles to secure each section in place. Original finish and condition. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912). This piece was collected many years before the large melt down in Japan in the Fukushima region, making them much more difficult to get. Size: 35.5" H x 48" W x 17.5" D
item #1324937
Archaic Indian Stone Statue Fragment
Archaic Indian stone fragment carving of a woman's upper half, sitting on Custom Iron stand. Strands of beads cascade down her shapely front. Her outstretched arms are fragmented at the elbows. Reticulated designs are carved behind her. Custom made iron stand is included. Dates between 6th-8th century. Size: 13" H x 12" W x 7.5" D (17" H on stand)
item #1324597
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