Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Original Painting of Hachikatsugi Hime
Original antique painting by artist "Old Tosa" of a late scene from the Japanese fable "Hachikatsugi Hime" or "The Princess with the Magic Bowl". The tale tells of a princess, daughter of a Samurai warrior, whose mother placed a wooden bowl upon her head before passing away. She could not remove the bowl and faced ridicule from the local children. She ran away from home and eventually found love and acceptance. This painting depicts a later scene in which the princess meets the prince and they... Click for details
item #1252792
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Antique Japanese Original Painting of Hachikatsugi Hime
Original antique painting by artist "Old Tosa" of an early scene from the Japanese fable "Hachikatsugi Hime" or "The Princess with the Magic Bowl". The tale tells of a princess, daughter of a Samurai warrior, whose mother placed a wooden bowl upon her head before passing away. She could not remove the bowl and faced ridicule from the local children. She ran away from home and eventually found love and acceptance. This painting depicts an early scene in which the princess mourns the death of her... Click for details
item #1252739
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Original Japanese Color Woodblock Print by Masao Ohba
Abstract print by well-known Japanese print artist Masao Ohba (born 1928). He won first prize in 1998 at the 17th Biennale of Contemporary Ex Libris in Malbork, Poland. His work is colorful with interesting textures. This particular print almost appears to be an abstract take on the Japanese flag, with interesting shapes and flecking of red, yellow, and blue peeking through black sections. circa 1950s, signed and marked "87/150" Size: 7" height, 10.5" width
item #1252677
$250.00
Japanese Original Print of Women and Child by Y. Mori
Japanese original print of two women and a young child by the artist Yoshitoshi Mori (1898-1992). He studied at the Kawabata School of Fine Arts. He was a member of the mingie folk crafts movement working in textile stencil dyeing. In the 1950's Yoshitoshi Mori started print making using a technique called kappazuri stencil. He became a key member of the sosaku hanga movement. His works depict scenes from Kabuki theatre and folk traditions. This print is signed twice in graphite and dated ... Click for details
item #1252601
$1,500.00
Japanese Silk Obi with Cranes
Silk obi with a grey-green background and gold thread cherry blossoms in honeycomb patterns. It features several images of two cranes with crossed beaks and wingtips touching, one with green, navy and orange feather and the other with yellow and blue feathers beside the branch of a pine tree and bright red, orange, and white flowers. Taisho period (1912-1925) Size: 168" length, 12.75" width
item #1252589
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Antique Japanese Gold Silk Obi with Irises
Gorgeous golden silk obi with gold thread edging, decorated with irises made from blue, red, white, and gold dotted stitching. Meiji period (1867-1912) Size: 158" length, 12" width
item #1252581
$600.00
Japanese Original Print "Fruit" by Reika Iwami
Japanese large print entitled "Fruit" by the artist Reika Iwami. She was born in 1927, graduated from the Tokyo Bunka Gakuin Art College. She studied the art of doll-carving and worked under the national treasure, Hori Ryūjo before becoming a print artist in 1954. This print exemplifies her use of large abstract shapes and a muted pallet. In this print, Iwami has used mica and an embossing technique. Signed in graphite, dated 1959. It is number 1 in a series of only 2. Size: 29... Click for details
item #1252579
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Antique Japanese Silk Obi
Beautiful silk obi with patterns of pinecones and branches in a circular shape. Hand stitches can be seen inside, a great sign of antiquity. Meiji period (1867-1912) Size: 159" length, 13.5" width
item #1252566
$250.00
Chinese Jadeite Carving of Koi and a Lotus Pod
Chinese jadeite carving of a lotus pod surrounded by lotus leaves, curling stems and two koi fish, carved of beautiful light green and apple green jadeite, 20th century. Size: 2 1/4" high
item #1252559
$975.00
Japanese Zenga Ink Painting of Daruma in Enso
Charming Japanese Zenga ink painting of Daruma seated inside a circular Enso symbol. Painted in sumi ink on handmade crinkle paper. Signed: Etsu. Size: 15" high x 11" wide
item #1252556
$450.00
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