Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Theatre Fox Mask
Antique Japanese carved wooden theatre fox mask (kyogen mask) with a movable jaw that would be opened and closed by the wearer's mouth. The eyes are painted in gold while the face is painted in white lacquer with red pigment accents. A fierce scowling expression is carved into the face. Chisel marks are apparent on the backside showing it was handmade. Custom iron stand included. Eco Period (Circa 1800's) Size: 7" H x 5" W (9" H on stand)
item #1323675
Antique Japanese Sendai Tansu
Antique Japanese Sendai region clothing tansu made with beautiful Keyaki wood in original red lacquer finish, the front frame edged in black lacquer, with large floral motif iron hardware, and a side lockbox with two drawers inside. Dates from the Meiji period 1868-1912. Size: 34.5" H x 46.5" W x 17" D
item #1323671
Antique Japanese Gilt Lacquer Box w/ Tomobako
Gorgeous Japanese lacquer box with allover gilt lacquer designs over black lacquer backgrounds with gold flakes. The front has two drawers with a crane flying beside a pine tree in lacquer. The top opens into two compartments with hinged lids decorated with a phoenix and a cherry tree. Panels of floral scenes with lucky motifs decorate the sides. Signed tomobako included. Dates from the Meiji period 1868-1912. Size: 6.25" H x 11" W x 10.5" D
item #1323666
Chinese Abstract Floral Scroll Painting
Chinese unmounted scroll painting of an abstract floral scene. Earthy tone pigments create a beautiful contrast. Red artist stamp of Wang Zhonghe (born 1946), who held a recent exhibition in Saudi Arabia. Size: (entire scroll) 46.5" H, 25" W (artwork only) 38.5" H x 19" W
item #1323583
Large Antique Japanese Shigaraki Jar
Very large Japanese shigaraki jar. with "watermelon" style blue and green glaze drips over a thick crackle cream base glaze. It tapers to a very narrow foot, with a drainage spout. Beautiful original condition, 19th century. Size: 42" H x 25"W
item #1323575
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Japanese Antique Carved Bamboo Container with Tiger
Antique Japanese bamboo container for flowers. Beautifully carved in high relief with a scene of a tiger in a bamboo grove. The tiger is carved with great detail and expression standing on an outcropping of rock, mouth open in a roar. The bamboo stocks and leaves around him are enormous in comparison and are carved so deeply that the branches are not attached to the body of the container in some places. Lined with a copper insert. Signed on the back: Koseki. Size: 14 1/2: high x 6"... Click for details
item #1323572
Japanese Edo Period Isho Tansu from the Sendai Area
Antique Japanese isho tansu (clothing chest) from the Sendai or Iwayado area of Japan. The front of the tansu is made all of kiri (paulownia) wood and it has it's original finish and patina. A total of six exterior drawers range from large to small. The mid/lower right hand side has a safe box with 4 small interior drawers also made of kiri wood. Most striking is this chest's elaborate iron work which includes large peony shaped lock plates, and ivy shaped lock plate on the small drawer... Click for details
item #1323552
Antique Japanese Kimono
Charming Antique Japanese kimono with simple but bold designs in navy and light blue dyes of vertical striations, enso designs and sickles. Late Meiji/Early Taisho period. Size: 60" H x 51" W
item #1323483
Unusual Antique Japanese Two Section Isho Tansu
Unusual Antique Japanese two section (imho) clothing tansu with a kiri wood front and beautiful lacquered top, sides, and back. Each drawer has a round iron lockplate with the image of a crane. Nice small size for a two section tansu. Original finish. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912). Size: 37" H x 35" L x 16" W
item #1323478
Antique Japanese Unusual lacquered Burl Keyaki Tansu
Antique Japanese unusual tansu made from a very attractive Keyaki (elm wood) burl coated in original lacquer finish. It has drawers of varying sizes, with warabite shaped iron handles, the top and bottom drawers have decorative iron lock plating incised with a floral design, safebox in bottom corner with original key. Unusual size with stunning original finish and exquisite iron work. Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Size: 34.5" H x 29" L x 17" D
item #1323451
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