Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Chinese Small Celadon Bowl
A small Chinese eggshell thin ceramic bowl with celadon green underglaze. The center of the bowl is incised with floral motifs and scrolls, and the outer edges are scored with ridged lines. The body tapers to a small, slightly recessed foot with the edges exposed without glaze. Longquan celadon 15th century.

Dimensions: 5" x 5" x 2 1/8" H
item #1398225
Chinese Peach Bloom Monochrome Porcelain Vase
Chinese monochrome porcelain vase in a peach bloom underglaze of mottled green and red. The body of the vase is slightly rounded with a dramatic flattened two step foot, left unglazed around the edges. The neck is tall, slender and cylindrical in shape and fades to white around the rim. With six character Kangxi mark in cobalt blue on base. Most likely 19th century.

Dimensions: 4" W x 7" H
item #1398223
Chinese Oxblood Monochrome Porcelain Water Coupe
Chinese monochrome porcelain water coupe, with a round body and flattened foot. The red oxblood underglaze transitions to white around the short neck and flares slightly. The recessed foot with six character Kangxi mark in cobalt blue. Most likely 19th century.

Dimensions: 5 1/4" W x 4" H
item #1398221
Antique Chinese Monochrome Green Peking Glass Cup
Chinese peking glass cup in a rich imperial green monochrome color. The rim flares slightly and the short foot has a low recession in its center.

Dates from early 20th century

Dimensions: 3 1/2" x 2 3/4"
item #1398219
Japanese Maki-e Inlaid Lacquer Tray with Peacock
Japanese lacquer tray with low relief depiction of a peacock in fine gold maki-e lacquer, with maki-e lacquer chrysanthemums, against a nashiji gold flake ground. The peacock's face and the "eyes" of the feathers are inlaid with finely ground shell. The edges of the tray are of a mokko melon shape and the reverse of the tray is all in nashiji lacquer. With display stand.

Dimensions: 13 1/4" L x 9 3/4" W x 3/4" H (without stand)
item #1398218
Rare Set of Korean Inlaid Ichung Nong Stacking Chests
Unusual pair of Korean inlaid black lacquer ichung nong stacking chests on stands. The interior of each section is lined in original blue paper. The front Nong has a brass plate in the form of a butterfly with complete circle knob brass locks and key and brass butterfly hinges on each door. Each chest is detailed on top, front, and sides with highly intricate mother of pearl inlay scenes of fishermen on boats, beautiful women, deer, rabbits, travelers riding donkeys, and vast landscape scenes.... Click for details
item #1398132
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Antique Japanese Calligraphy Box
Japanese calligraphy box made with Keyaki (elm) wood in original dark red lacquer finish. The lid lifts open on three iron hinges with a top iron handle to a shallow lacquered compartment for storing calligraphy papers, and closes securely with a small iron latch. The front of the box holds three drawers with iron lock plates and handles on floral shaped iron mounts.

Edo period (c1850)

Dimensions: 16" L x 12" W x 12" H
item #1398121
Japanese Framed Print by Masami Teraoka
Japanese framed print by Masami Teraoka (b. 1936), titled "31 Flavors Invading Japan: Today's Special - Ready to Lick". Pencil signed and numbered 235/500 on lower back of print.

Circa 1985

Dimensions: 25 1/4" L x 21 1/4" H (entire frame), 16 1/2" L x 11" H (artwork only)
item #1397823
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Japanese 18th c. Monogatari Story Book Kogo Lacquer Box
Antique Japanese kogo, or incense box, used in traditional tea ceremony. The box is squared in shape with the lid ornately done in maki-e gold and red lacquer chrysanthemums, resembling the front cover of a story book with the revealed inner "page" done in silver. The interior of the box and base are done in nashiji gold flake lacquer, sometimes called pear skin for resembling the texture of the Asian pear.

Edo period, late 18th century

Provenance: From TZ Shiota of San... Click for details
item #1397776
Antique Japanese Maki-e Lacquer Bird Kogo, Signed
Japanese kogo, or incense container for tea ceremonies, in the form of a small bird with very fine maki-e or sprinkled gold lacquer exterior. Each feather of the bird is highly detailed in low relief maki-e lacquer. The pupils of the bird are done with very fine red lacquer for contrast. The interior of the box is finished in gold nashiji, sometimes called pear skin due to the resemblance to the Asian pear. The base is also finished in nashiji lacquer and has the artist's calligraphy signature... Click for details
item #1397771
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