Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Chinese Carving of Ancestor
Antique Chinese hardwood ancestral carving of a seated scholar. He wears a gilt robed with elaborately carved designs and jewel accents, and highlights of red, green, and blue pigment. His face sports real hair, and he holds a hair ink brush in his hand. Very charming. Size: 10" height, 5" width, 4.25" depth
item #1303178
Antique Japanese Samurai Jingasa
Antique Japanese jingasa, a special protective hat worn by samurai. It is covered in a special lacquer called "tatake nuri" and is decorated with a star shaped like blades, and delicate carvings around the finial. The underside is lacquered in red with old cloth and string. Edo period (1615-1868) Size: 2.75" height, 16.5" diameter
item #1303176
Japanese Antique Jingasa Lacquer Samurai Riding Helmet
Antique Japanese black lacquer jingasa (samurai helmet), gold lacquer Maeda mon (crest), the edges are also lacquered gold, red lacquer on the underside, metal chrysanthemum form finial on top, Meiji Period. Size: 14" long
item #1303174
Japanese Kimono with Embroidered Birds and Flowers
Japanese vintage kimono made of navy blue silk with embroidery of chrysanthemums on long vines down the front, and branches with cherry blossoms on the sleeves. The backside has a large, beautiful bunch of embroidered chrysanthemums and cherry blossoms cascading down with two small birds in flight. The collar is lined with a charming fabric of dragons, flowers, and oriental designs. Size: 53.5" height, 47.5" width
item #1303113
Chinese Jadeite Gourd Shaped Pendant with Squirrel
Chinese jadeite pendant carved in the shape of a gourd on vine with smaller gourd on one side, a squirrel runs up the other side, made of lovely green jadeite with 18K white gold setting. Size of jadeite: 4.6 x 2 x 0.9 cm
item #1303111
Chinese Jadeite Pendant with Dragon and 18K White Gold
Beautiful Chinese jadeite pendant, carved with a dragon on one side of front and back, mounted with a white gold setting marked 18K, the jadeite is a striking mottled light green, emerald green with subtle orange-yellow area on one edge. Size of jadeite: 2.8 x 4.3 x 0.4 cm
item #1303110
Chinese Zitan Ruyi Scepter
A Chinese ruyi scepter carved from beautiful zitan wood, a symbol of good fortune used in Buddhist ceremonies. "Ruyi" directly translates into "as you wish". It has been ornately carved with lingzhi mushrooms on the head and running down the curved handle, which ends in a gnarled root form. High quality carve work. Beautiful distinctive grain of zitan wood. Size: 14.5" length, 3.5" width
item #1303035
Japanese Pair of Bronze Vases w/ Scene of Birds
A beautiful exceptional pair of Japanese bronze vases, wonderfully cast with trumpet shaped necks and receded panels around the main body. Shakudō (赤銅) is a billon of gold and copper (typically 4–10% gold, 96–90% copper) which can be treated to form an indigo/black patina resembling lacquer. Bordered design with gilt designs of leaves. Gilt imagery of wild birds among crossing branches, reeds, chrysanthemums in bloom, and a bundle of hay decorate either vase. Accents... Click for details
item #1302986
Antique Chinese Monochrome Porcelain Vase
Antique Chinese monochrome porcelain vase with handles in the shape of elephant's heads. The coral red glaze has a beautiful purple iridescence in the light. The form is stout, with a ridge where the neck and the body meet. Late 18th Early 19th Century Size: 5.5" height, 3.5" width
item #1302922
Antique Chinese Cloisonne Box w/ Butterflies
Antique Chinese jewelry box with an allover design of cloisonné butterflies and flowers. The natural patina of the metal has a wonderful blueish enamel with butterfly designs. The interior is lined in red and blue felt. Signed on the bottom. Size: 2" height, 5.25" width, 3.5" depth
item #1302917
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