Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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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
Antique Japanese Two Section Tansu
Antique Japanese two section Kiri wood Nihon Matsu tansu with top and sides lacquered in deep red. This chest has four large and medium drawers with decorative backplates handles, and large iron locks incised with different flora. The top section has a side lockbox with three small drawers inside. A working key is included. Dates from the Edo Period c1850. Size: 38" height, 33.25" width, 16.75" depth
item #1314666
Antique Japanese Imari Vase with Fu Dogs
Antique Japanese imari vase with a rounded middle and fluting mouth and foot. Two small grey and yellow fu dogs serve as handles. The body of the vase has bright yellow enamel background with scrolling vines, and images of fu dogs playing with each other. The bottom of the vase is marked in red. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Size: 12" height, 7" width
item #1314657
Chinese Carnelian Bangle
Beautiful Chinese carnelian bangle, carved of deep reddish orange carnelian of lovely translucency. Size: 3" wide diameter / 2 1/4" wide inside.
item #1314508
Antique Chinese Calligraphy on Paper
A Chinese signed calligraphy poem on paper from the Republic period. This scroll is from the collection of the Hollywood actor James Coburn. The poem was written during the New Year of 1917. It expresses the budding of spring, possibly in relation to Sun Yat Sen, alluding to the beginning of the Republic of China. There are two red seals on the scroll. The image measures: 23.5" wide by 50" long.
item #1314507
Antique Japanese Bodhidharma Painting
Antique Japanese painting of Bodhidharma, an important figure in Buddhism as he is said to have brought Chan Buddhism over to China as well as to have started the training of Shaolin monks, later leading to Shaolin kung fu. The scroll is signed by the artist Eiryu. Meiji-Taisho period. Size: (entire scroll) 57" length, 16.5" width (artwork only) 42" length, 12" width
item #1314505
Chinese Antique White Jade Plaque with Birds
Small antique Chinese white jade plaque, carved in the shape of two birds positioned beak to beak, beautiful tail feathers swirl together at the bottom to resemble archaic chimera, carved on both sides. Size: 2 1/2" high x 1 3/8" wide x 1/4" thick.
item #1314504
Chinese Han Dynasty Gilt Bronze Belt Hook with Turquoise
Chinese belt hook from the Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - A.D.220), made of bronze and gilded, inlaid with turquoise, beautiful green mineral deposits. Elegant elongated form with a chimera head on one end and the head of a dragon or serpent on the other. Comes with a custom stand. Size of belt hook: 7 1/2" long
item #1314502
Chinese Calligraphy Poem by Zhongshan
Chinese calligraphy painting of a famous poem "Li Bai" originally written in the Tang Dynasty. This poem has been rewritten by artist Zhongshan in Autumn of ??22 in Nanjing. Approximate translation of the poem is as follows: "The sun shining (white), the furnace being prepared and the smoke spreading throughout. The waterfall bubbling in front of the river and flowing (with drops of water splashing)..." Size of paper: 53" high x 18 1/4" wide. Size of art: 38" high x 13 3/4" wide. From... Click for details
item #1314488
Antique Chinese Hardwood Cabinet
Antique Chinese beautiful hardwood cabinet with open, reticulated carvings in the top portion of the front and sides, brass handles with locking pin, an upper and lower shelved interior and two drawers within. Size: 53.75" height, 26.75" width, 13" depth
item #1314479
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