Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Chinese Mahjong Table and Chairs Set
Antique Chinese mahjong table, made of mixed hardwoods, with four marble inlay chairs. Each side of the table holds a secret drawer hidden within.

19th century

Dimensions: 34.5" x 34.25" x 29.25" H (table) 19.5" L x 16" D x 37.25" H (chairs)
item #1361515
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Japanese Edo Period Scroll Painting Signed Tani Buncho
Japanese Nanga sumi-e ink scroll painting on silk depicting a scene of two men in a boat entitled "Water Cloud Mountain Pavilion". A scholar and a young man sit in a boat, the scholar has an open book, the young man, a pole. Between them is a handled box. A jagged out cropping of rock rises from the water where stunted trees stretch their branch over the water. River grasses and rocks fill the foreground, a few birds fly over the pair in the boat, and in the distance is a faint outline... Click for details
item #1361488
Antique Chinese Scroll Painting of Daoist and Monkeys
Antique Chinese scroll painting, with Daoist monks, monkeys, and deer underneath a gnarled peach tree. A young Daoist monk holding a bamboo staff outstretches his arms as a helpful monkey drops peaches to him, while an immortal man rests calmly against a tree branch, observing two small deer. The imagery of the deer, the monkeys, and the peaches are representative of prosperity and longevity. Signed with two red chops.

Dimensions: 31" L x 74.5" H (entire scroll) 22" L x 45.75" H... Click for details
item #1361485
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Chinese Scroll Painting of Chickens and Gourds
Chinese scroll painting of a curious pair of chickens observing some gourds hanging overhead. With calligraphy, signed " Chen Wei with red chop.

Circa 1979

Dimensions: 21.5" L x 73" H (entire scroll) 13.5" L x 35.5" H (artwork only)
item #1361465
Antique Japanese Bronze Fish Vase with Signature
Antique Japanese bronze vase, with two swimming koi fish in high relief. Hand-signed by the artist on its side. Given as a gift in 1964 with special commemorative inscription on foot.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions : 9" x 9" x 15" H
item #1361309
Antique Japanese Onna Noh Theatre Mask
Antique Japanese Noh theatre mask of a young woman, or Onna. Hand-carved cypress wood with katabori chisel mark patina. Her face is hand-painted in dimensional flesh tones, with blackened teeth, red lips, and wisps of hair.

Taisho period circa 1920

Dimensions: 5.25" L x 3" D x 8.25" H
item #1361308
Antique Japanese Kanban (shop sign)
Antique Japanese gilt lacquered kanban, or shop sign. With hand-painted portrait of the shop's owner and the words "Trade Mark" above and kanji below.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 12" W x 2" D x 54" H
item #1361248
Antique Japanese Set of 7 Imari Plates
Antique Japanese set of 7 imari plates, with cobalt blue underglaze phoenix motif accented in gilt, surrounded by a network of various flowers, red and gilt emblems, butterflies, and cobalt blue geometric design along the inner rim. The underside features designs of mon with leaves and tassels, and six character mark in the center of the foot.

Size: 9.5" W x 1.5" H
item #1361160
Japanese Edo Period Transom Carved with Benkei and Ushiwaka
Japanese antique transom made of keyaki (elm) wood and carved with a scene of Ushiwaka and Benkei battling on Gojo Bridge in Kyoto. The young samurai, Yoshitsune (also known as Ushiwaka-maru) is depicted in an acrobatic pose, leaping over Benkei, the giant wild-man who was intent on stealing Ushiwaka's sword. Another samurai is carved below them, his much smaller form suggesting he is far below the action. On the right hand side of the carving, another samurai stands among the pine... Click for details
item #1361156
Japanese Edo Period Carved Transom with Samurai
Japanese antique transom made of keyaki (elm) wood and carved with scenes of samurai warriors. On the left hand side, a general gives orders to his troops (small figures carved in the round) partially behind a camp curtain. On the right hand side, another samurai rides a battle horse and raises his weapon high over his head. All around them are pine branches and swirling mist.

Edo Period (19th century)

Dimensions: 17 1/4" high x 45 1/2" long x 5 1/2" deep.
item #1361137
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