Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Sendai Tansu
Antique Japanese single section tansu from the Sendai region made from kuri (chestnut) wood with a red lacquer finish. Its drawers are adorned with large iron lock plates with elaborate floral motifs. The mokko (melon) shaped handles are mounted on flower shaped plating. The lockbox conceals two drawers within, and comes included with a key. The backside of this tansu is inscribed with old kanji that appears to be denoting which area of the house it was meant to be placed in, and also states it... Click for details
item #1296359
Antique Japanese Rare Matsumoto Tansu
A rare and beautiful kiri (paulownia) wood tansu from the Matsumoto region of Japan. The tone and texture of the wood grain pairs nicely with the elaborate iron hardware. Its drawers pull open with sturdy iron "mokko" melon style handles with large incised backplates. Two drawers towards the bottom of the piece secure into place with a short locking bar. The drawer interiors are been lined with old rice paper. All original finish and hardware and in excellent condition. Edo Age c1850. Size:... Click for details
item #1296313
Antique Japanese Keyaki Calligraphy Box
Antique Japanese suzuri bako, or calligraphy box, made from keyaki (zelkova) hardwood with hand-forged iron hardware. The top of the box is hinged with a large, shallow compartment. The front has two small drawers with iron rings pulls. This box would have once been used for storing ink stones and other calligraphy articles.

Edo age (1603-1868)

Size: 9" height, 8.5" width, 12.5" length
item #1296309
Chinese Small Monochrome Oxblood vase
Chinese oxblood monochrome small vase. Beautiful rich dark oxblood accented nicely with the sky blue rim. Great condition with no issues. Heavy in weight with an Inscription on base. Dates from the mid 20th century. Dimensions: 7" High X 3" Wide
item #1296253
Antique Chinese Song Style glazed crackle vase
Antique Chinese Song style glazed crackle vase, fluted shape. Glued crack can be seen in detail images. Dates from the 18th/19th century. Dimension: 6 1/4" High X 4 1/2" Wide
item #1296252
Antique Chinese Porcelain Vase with Stand
Antique Chinese unusual porcelain vase with a yellow underglaze background, and many wonderful multi-dimensional auspicious elements decorating the entirety of the vase. Some of these items include flower pots, peaches, cicadas, crickets, scrolls, and many other elements, some of which have been skillfully pierced through. Included is a hardwood stand. The vase dates from 1862-1875 Rein of Emperor Tung-Chin. Comes with original purchase paperwork dating from November 20th 1989, purchased in Hong... Click for details
item #1295739
Chinese Scroll of Kwan Yin and Lion
Chinese scroll depicting the bodhisattva of compassion Kwan Yin riding the back of a lion. Kwan Yin's hair and tassels flow outwards behind her, suggesting a heavenly wind is blowing. Below each of the lions' paws are lotuses. dates from the early 20th century. Size: (entire scroll) 57.5" height, 22.75" width (artwork only) 49.5" height, 19.25" width
item #1295731
Antique Indian Miniature Painting of Holy Man
Antique Indian painting of a holy man seated centrally in a large court room, holding a lotus bud and adorned in jewels, with a bright halo around his head. Brightly robed courtesans stand at his side. A scale sits on the floor before him. Arabic writing decorates the top and the bottom of the painting. Set in a gilt frame. Size: (entire frame) 10.75" height, 7.25" width (artwork only) 6.5" height, 3" width
item #1295727
Japanese Framed Woodblock Print by Ouchi Makoto
A large framed woodblock print by artist Ouchi Makoto (1926-1989). Ukiyo-e style images of fierce warriors and a demon appear in the two front paper blocks, and have kanji that has been cut from the tops. A beautiful maiden appears in the third block, while a large wave appears in the last, a nod to the famous woodblock artist Hokusai. Ouchi has created great depth with his techniques of color gradation, shading, and perspective. The piece is signed at the bottom in pencil, and numbered 5/60.... Click for details
item #1295717
Chinese Pair of Cloisonne Vases on Stands
Pair of Chinese cloisonné vases with cascading flora in bright red, blue, white, and green enamel over a baby blue enamel background. Below the rim are enamel tribal leaves. Each vase has a delicately carved hardwood stand. Republic period. Size: (w/ stand) 15.5" height, (w/o stand) 12.5" height, 7.5" width
item #1295659
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