Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Silver Chinese Perfumer
Chinese repousse silver perfumer shaped like a melon. It is divided into 6 sections with tiny flowers on a vine in each section. Clasp in back. Bottom has maker's cartouche.

Dimensions: 3"(including stem) X 3.25"
item #1402593
Japanese Iron House Teapot with Gourds Tetsubin
Japanese iron teapot, or tetsubin, all hand-cast iron in the shape of a Japanese house. The teapot is adorned with leaves and gourds on a thatched roof.

Dates Taisho Period c1920

Dimensions: 8" X 7.5" X 10" (with handle)
item #1402586
Antique Chinese Ding Ware Celadon Bowl
Chinese eggshell thin ding ware porcelain bowl, with celadon crackle glaze that ends just below the rim, left in bare porcelain. Inside the bowl, the well has a deeply incised outline contrasting with the inner walls of the bowl. The outer edges of the bowl are carved with delicate floral scrolls.

Song Dynasty

Dimensions: 6 3/4" w x 2 1/2" h
item #1402387
Rare Antique Japanese Solid Keyaki Burl Fan Lock Tansu
A rare and unusual Japanese Keyaki burl choba tansu with original dark red translucent lacquer finish. The front of the chest has two hinged doors with hand forged iron fan lock plate, with two drawers below. When the chest is opened, it reveals a spacious interior with a large open compartment, a long top drawer and three smaller all burl wood drawers along the side.

Early Meiji period (1868 - 1912)

Dimensions: 25 1/2 x 15 x 25 3/4 h
item #1402348
Japanese Edo Buddhist Scroll Painting of Eight Armed Kannon
Japanese Buddhist scroll painting of Eight Armed Kannon , the bodhisattva of compassion, seated in a lotus position. In her other seven arms she holds a staff, a trident, a bow and arrows, a Dharma wheel, and other attributes with symbolic meaning.

Standing figures are arranged below the seated Kannon, each holding various offerings for the bodhisattva such as rice, sake, dumplings, silk fabrics, and other material objects. Among the figures is the immortal Lucky God Daikoku,... Click for details
item #1402255
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Antique Chinese Small White Crackle Vase
Chinese small porcelain vase with elegant long neck and "garlic head" form top. The body is fired with white crackle underglaze, the rim of the vase in dark brown glaze. Song style

19th/20th century Dimensions: 3" W x 4 1/2" H
item #1402201
Antique Chinese Two Colored Peking Glass Vase
Chinese peking glass vase made from layers of white and red colored glass, where the red glass is carved away to create relief imagery of blossoming flowers on branches and a dragonfly buzzing overhead.

Dates 20th cventury Dimensions: 4 1/2" W x 9" H
item #1402198
Antique Chinese Jade Carving of Lingzhi Sprigs
Chinese carved white jade with orange coloration areas, in the form of a bunch of lingzhi mushroom sprigs. The lingzhi symbolizes good health and longevity, as depicted in the imperial Forbidden City and Summer Palace. It is a talisman for luck in traditional Chinese culture, and the goddess Guanyin is sometimes depicted holding a lingzhi sprig. Provenance: Howard Caplain Estate

Dates 19th century Dimensions: 3 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 1"
item #1402195
Chinese Archaic Jade Chimera Belt Hook
Antique Chinese carved jade belt hook. Topped with pierced chimera, carved dragon's head over the hook, and archaic scrolls. These belt hooks symbolized the wearer's elite social status as the means of obtaining them was not accessible to those of a lower class.

Warring States period (475–221 B.C.)

Dimensions: 3 3/4" x 1 1/4" x 1"
item #1402084
Antique Chinese Mille Fleur Porcelain Bowl
Chinese porcelain bowl with mille fleur enamel or thousand flowers motif. The dense millefleurs design features naturalistic blossoming peonies, chrysanthemums, hibiscus, morning glories, roses, lotus flowers, daisies, lilies and more amidst an abundance of foliage. With spurious Qianlong mark on foot.

Dates 19th century

Dimensions: 6 1/4" w x 2 3/4" h
item #1402074
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