Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Edo Age Tansu
Antique Japanese low tansu made with hinoki (cypress) wood with deep brown original finish. The front has two slatted sliding doors with crossing iron lock plating in the center. Behind each door is an identical set of interior drawers with locks for each one. Simple and very functional. Dates from the Edo Age 18th century. Size: 21" height, 42" length, 23.5" depth
item #1312193
Japanese Framed Woodblock Print by Saito
A lovely Japanese woodblock print by artist Saito Kiyoshi (1907-1997) titled "Tea House". Signature in corner with red artist's seal. Framed. Size: (entire frame) 24" height, 29.5" width (artwork only) 14.5" height, 20" width
item #1311744
Antique Japanese Woodblock Print by Kunichika
Antique Japanese framed woodblock print by artist Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900). Print is numbered 18 in the series "Genji 54 Scenes". Artist's signature and seal in corner, titled, with publisher's name and address. Meiji period circa 1884. Size: (entire frame) 21" height, 16.5" width (print only) 14" height, 9" width
item #1311729
Antique Chinese Burl Top Nesting Tables
Antique Chinese set of four hardwood nesting tables with central burl tops in a gorgeous deep red lacquer original finish. Provenance: S. I. Hayakawa, the renowned semanticist who defied striking student radicals at San Francisco State University in the late 1960s and subsequently was elected to the U.S. Senate. Size : 22" height, 22" width, 22" depth
item #1311727
Stunning Rare Japanese Tansu
Very unusual rare Japanese low tansu with a dark original lacquer finish, wonderful burl front drawers, hirute style handles, an unusual side locking box with many small brush drawers inside. Very charming and a true one of a Kind piece. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) All original and exceptional quality. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Size: 29" height, 45" length, 17" depth
item #1311671
Antique Tibetan Lacquer Trunk with Dragons
A true Original antique tibetan lacquer trunk with hand-painted dragons on the top and sides in bright green and red pigment. The sides of the chest have the image of a gold pigment horse. Wonderful size, full of color and gorgeous detail.

early 19th century, Nearly impossible to find true old tibetan pieces anymore.

Size: 11.75" height, 38.5" length, 12" depth
item #1311669
Antique Chinese Porcelain Cylinder Vase
Chinese porcelain "bitong" vase/brush pot with three fu dogs in bright enamel color. The bottom of the vase has the Kangxi Mark. Size: 6" height, 8" diameter
item #1311582
Antique Chinese Reverse Glass Painting
A Chinese framed reverse glass painting of a beautiful blue-robed woman with flowers in her hair, holding a red scarf with silver designs. Attractive hardwood frame.

19th century

Provenance : From the collection of Trotter's Antiques, Pacific Grove CA.

Size: 15.25" height, 11" width
item #1311545
Antique Chinese Bronze Gu Vase
Antique Chinese bronze gu vase. A bronze wine vessel (gu), late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC, with two pieces that separate in the middle, trumpet neck, and archaic taotie style designs along the body. Beautiful patina with crack in rim. Most likely produced in the Ming Dynasty. Size: 11.5" height, 6.25" diameter
item #1311457
Antique Chinese Eggshell Porcelain Bowl
Antique Chinese eggshell porcelain bowl with black enamel lingzhi mushroom design along the inner and outer rim, and an incredibly charming black enamel dragon with flowers on the inside center. The outside edge is decorated with a bright enamel scene of eight immortals with scholar's objects. The foot bears a Qian Long mark. Circa 1940. Size: 2.5" height, 5" diameter
item #1311452
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