Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Antique 2-section Kiri Isho (clothing) Tansu
Original blond two section Antique Japanese Isho tansu. Beautiful natural kiri wood used in the entire construction of the piece. Kiri has desirable breathing characteristics for a clothing tansu. Wonderful original black iron Full Moon hardware with locking side handles. Overall in wonderful condition with top and sides of both pieces finished nicely. Dimensions: 41 1/2" high X 34 1/2" wide X 16" deep (height is taken when pieces are stacked) Early Meiji period (1868 - 1912)
item #1315276
Chinese Jade Belt Hook with Carved Chimera
Chinese jadeite belt hook carved with a chimera climbing on the body of a dragon with arching head, pale green tones in the head of the dragon turning into bright, luminescent apple green tones down the back of the chimera to the other end. Size: 5" length, 1" thick
item #1315214
Chinese Antique Soapstone Carving of Old Poet and Boy in Snow
Chinese soapstone carving of a scene from a folk tale: the famous Tang Dynasty poet, Meng Haoran (689-740) ventures out into the snow with his young attendant in search of plum blossoms in the snowy hills. In finding this hint of early spring, he hoped to find inspiration for his poems. They see an amazing plum tree starting it's bloom in the cold of late winter. In this story sculpture, the scene is played out in beautiful soapstone; white sheets of ice and snow, orange rock is carved... Click for details
item #1315213
Stunning Antique Japanese Two Section Sakata Isho Tansu
Antique Japanese two section isho tansu from the Sakata region, made with gorgeous Keyaki (elm) wood in original reddish brown finish. Each drawer has an iron lock incised like a flower over crossing leaves. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Wonderful original condition. Size: 44" height, 35 width, 16.5" depth
item #1315208
Chinese Antique Pair of Phoenix Rank Badges
Chinese pair of silk rank badges, decorated with blue phoenix birds, applied all over with silver wrapped thread in designs of swirling clouds and the moon. The phoenix stands on a rock with crashing waves all around. 19th century. Framed. Size including frame: 24 1/2" wide x 12 1/2" high
item #1315205
Japanese Antique Bronze Koi Fish
Charming original Japanese antique bronze figure of a swimming koi, very beautiful detailed work especially on face, fins and scales, graceful naturalistic movement of the fish, Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Size: 11 2/4" long
item #1315201
Antique Japanese Cha Tansu
Antique Japanese cha tansu (tea storage cabinet) made with a gorgeous lacquered hinoki (Japanese cypress) frame, and persimmon wood front panels. It has an open display shelving area with a branch accent, original glass panels, iron hirute handles, and plenty of storage space. Taisho period (1912-1925) Size: 46.5" height, 34.5" width 12.75" depth
item #1315078
Pair of Monumental Japanese Bronze Meiji Temple Lanterns
An impressive and hard to come by pair of Japanese architectural lanterns that once flanked a Japanese Buddhist temple of monastery. Cast in bronze with eight separate sections;The verdigris bronze octagonal roof-form top with its jeweled flame finial; Eight auspicious Buddhist symbols; Each roof panel has the Tokugawa family crest (aoi mon); And edged with eight open mouth dragon head terminals.

The underside of the roof has its eight delineated rafters; And craved in relief swirling... Click for details
item #1314784
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Charming Antique Ceramic Japanese Black Bull
Antique Japanese reclining black bull, wonderfully sculpted in Ceramic. Painted low-fire ceramic in good condition. Very heavy and charming. Great life like detail. Meiji Period (c. late 1800's). Size: 11" high x 23" long x 11" deep.
item #1314671
Rare and Beautiful Japanese Antique Sado Island Tansu
Gorgeous Rare Japanese single section isho tansu (clothing chest) from Sado Island, made of kiri (paulownia) wood with translucent reddish orange lacquer finish, fantastic iron hardware including large and elaborate lockplates featuring phoenixes, safe door open to two small drawers, Meiji Period (circa late 1800's). Stunning original Condition Size: 44 1/2" high x 45 1/2" wide x 17 3/4" deep.
item #1314668
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