Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Antique Set of Four Painted Kaiawase Shells
The set of clam shells is known as kaiawase, a type of game created during the Heian Period (794-1120). The shells would be spread on top of a tatami mat and two people will try to match the set of shells. Later, the set became an essential part of a lady's dowry and various sets were created. Beautifully painted in detail with scenes from the Tale of Genji in mineral colors and gold leaf with raised gofun patterns. Each pair of shells in this fits perfectly together. Meiji Period. Size: 3 1/2"... Click for details
item #1221486
$400.00
Japanese Antique Set of Four Painted Kaiawase Shells
The set of clam shells is known as kaiawase, a type of game created during the Heian Period (794-1120). The shells would be spread on top of a tatami mat and two people will try to match the set of shells. Later, the set became an essential part of a lady's dowry and various sets were created. Beautifully painted in detail with scenes from the Tale of Genji in mineral colors and gold leaf with raised gofun patterns. Each pair of shells in this set fits perfectly together. Meiji Period. Size: 3... Click for details
item #1221484
$400.00
Japanese Antique Pair of Painted Kaiawase Shells
The set of clam shells is known as kaiawase, a type of game created during the Heian Period (794-1120). The shells would be spread on top of a tatami mat and two people will try to match the set of shells. Later, the set became an essential part of a lady's dowry and various sets were created. Beautifully painted in detail with scenes of ladies and gentlemen from the Tale of Genji in mineral colors and gold leaf with raised gofun patterns. This pair of shells fit perfectly together. Meiji... Click for details
item #1221471
$350.00
Japanese Persimmon Wood Cha Tansu
Japanese persimmon wood cha tansu (tea chest), made chestnut wood frame, kiri (paulownia) wood drawer interiors, and beautiful solid persimmon wood panels, dramatic grain, large compartment opens with sliding panels to reveal stepped level shelf inside, Taisho Period (c1920). Size: 35 1/4" high x 29 1/4" wide x 12 3/4" deep.
item #1221451
$900.00
Antique Chinese Lamp Stand with Scrolling Clouds
An antique Chinese lamp stand often seen in the homes or temples of traditional Chinese buildings. This type of stand with the scrolling clouds and motif of bats found on the central axis of the stand might be seen in Daoist temple settings. Age: 19th-20th century Size: Diameter 20" Height 57.5"
item #1220890
$7,000.00
Chinese Hardwood Table with Motif of Lingzhi
An antique Chinese long table carved with motif of scrolling clouds and a type of fungus knowns as Lingzhi, an auspicious motif and an actual fungus used in Chinese medicine. The table overall has an appearance possibly done in the taste of a literati scholar. Age: 20th century Size: length 65.5" width 26.5" height 36"
item #1220783
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Tall Two Section Chinese Hardwood Cabinet with Inlay
Large antique Chinese cabinet in two stacking sections, made of a beautiful honey color hardwood, cabinet doors on front are lacquered black and have stone inlaid scenes of children playing, the sides have lacquer scenes of mountains. The interior of the bottom section has a shelf with two small drawers. Republic Period. Size: 96" (8ft) high x 47" wide x 21 1/2" deep.
item #1220775
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Huge Blanc de Chine Dehua Kwan Yin Statue
A beautiful and dramatic large blanc-de-chine Chinese statue of kwan yin holding a bottle. Typically blanc-de-chine statues are small, so this piece is rare and old. Age: 18th-19th century Size: length 14" width 13" height 42"
item #1220769
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Chinese Antique Pair of Cloisonne Dogs
Charming antique pair of Chinese cloisonne dogs, each is laying with head turned and wonderful open mouthed expressions, beautiful swirling wire work all over to indicate fur, intricate details, late 19th century. Size of each dog: 5 3/4" high x 8 3/4" long
item #1220739
$8,000.00
Japanese Amida Buddha Triad Statue
A refined and elegant statue of Amida Buddha along with Samantabhadra and Avalokitesvara also known as either the Amida Triad or the Three Sages of the Pureland. The triad became popular during the Kamakura Period around the 12th- 13th centuries and a rich visual culture surrounding the triad emerged. Age: Edo Period Size: length: 21.5" width: 13" height" 37.5"
item #1220702
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