Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Chinese Ming Religious Wooden Carving
Antique wooden carving of a Chinese Lohan, which in the Buddhist religion is a state of enlightenment right before becoming a Bodhisattva. He is shown sporting a potbelly, grinning as he holds his robe open with one hand and tugs on his belt tie with the other. His back features a small compartment for the placement of prayers. Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Size: 23.5" height, 8" width
item #1250683
$1,500.00
Japanese Woodblock Print of Buddha by Munakata
Japanese print of a seated Buddha by the artist Shiko Munakata (1903-1975). A member of the sosaku-hanga movement and the mingei folk arts movement in Japan. As a young artist, Munakata was influenced by Vincent Van Gogh and studied oil painting. Later he was inspired by Buddhist religious imagery which became the main subject matter of many of his prints. Munakata's house and most of his woodblocks were destroyed in the American firebombing of Tokyo in 1945. This print is signed and... Click for details
item #1250657
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Chinese Ming Religious Wooden Carving
Antique wooden carving of a Chinese Lohan, which in the Buddhist religion is a state of enlightenment right before becoming a Bodhisattva. This Lohan stands with his robes open and his arms crossed, a hole drilled through his hands to hold something, perhaps a staff or a candle. His back features a small compartment in which prayers are to be placed. Ming Dynasty ( 1368-1644) Size: 24.75" height, 10" width
item #1250654
$1,500.00
Chinese Ming Religious Wooden Carving
Antique wooden carving of a Chinese Lohan, which in the Buddhist religion is a state of enlightenment right before becoming a Bodhisattva. The Lohan is shown pulling open his robe to reveal a small child strapped around the front of his chest. There are traces of red lacquer on the carving's face, and his back has a small compartment for holding prayers. Ming dynasty ( 1368-1644) Size: 24" height, 10" width
item #1250649
$1,500.00
Japanese Woodblock Print "Last Supper" by Watanabe
Japanese print entitled "Last Supper" by Sadao Watanbe. Sadao Watanabe (1913-1996) was part of the Mingi (folk art) movement in Japan which involved the use of natural materials. Watanabe's early boyhood job as a textile dyer has influence his work greatly. He used organic mineral pigments with a soybean milk binder (katazome) on hand crumpled paper (momigami). Watanabe's upbringing as a Christian is the main influence of his subject matter. This print depicts the scene of the Last Supper from... Click for details
item #1250645
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Chinese Ming Religious Wooden Carving
Antique wooden carving of a Chinese Lohan, which in the Buddhist religion is a state of enlightenment right before becoming a Bodhisattva. He is shown making religious hand gestures called mudra, and wears a painted red robe. His back has a small hollowed compartment into which prayers would be placed. Ming dynasty (1368-1644) Size: 26" height, 8.5" width
item #1250585
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Japanese 4-panel Screen Painting of Flowers
Lovely Japanese 4-panel byobu (folding screen painting), painted with a beautiful scene of chrysanthemum flowers in a garden, some use of raised gofun on flowers, painted in mineral colors and ink on a gold leaf ground, signed by the artist. Showa Period (mid 20th century). Size: 35" high x 72" wide Size:
item #1250583
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Antique Chinese Porcelain Blue and White Dish
Beautiful porcelain blue and white plate, made with ground cobalt for the deep blue underglaze, featuring a ferocious dragon surrounded by swirling patterns and blooming lotuses on the plate's face, and striped Chinese lions (or foo dogs) around the bottom outer parameter, "Jiajing" mark to base. Size: 1.5" height, 8.75" diameter
item #1250582
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Korean Antique Personal Chest
Antique Korean beautiful personal chest, 3 sets of cabinet doors open to 3 small compartments, 6 small drawers, 2 open display areas, beautiful elm wood burl on cabinet doors, beautiful brass hardware, late 19th century. Size: 21" high x 36 3/4" wide x11" deep.
item #1250580
$975.00
Antique Chinese Porcelain Blue and White Bowl
Antique porcelain bowl in traditional blue and white style, in which ground cobalt is used for the blue underglaze. Around the sides and inside the bowl are flying dragons with sharp claws and cloud designs. Mark on bottom reading "Da Qing Qianlong Nian Zhi", or "Great Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, Made".Dates from the early 20th century. Size: 3.25" height, 6.75" diameter
item #1250579
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