Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Chinese Black Glass Snuff Bottle
Beautiful opaque black glass snuff bottle, carved into the shape of a hand with pressed "fingernails", with thumb and pinky extended and all other fingers curled inwards. 19th century Size: 2" tall, 1.5" wide
item #1244264
Antique Chinese Carved Nephrite Brushwasher
Antique brush washer, hand-carved carved from nephrite (one of two species of jade) into the shape of a peach with leaves and a small bat. In Chinese culture, peaches symbolize longevity while bats are symbol of good luck. 18th century Size: 1.5" tall, 2.25" wide
item #1244161
Yellow Porcelain Bowl With Incised Dragon
Porcelain bowl with a darkened yellow background, whimsical images of turquoise dragons with pink spines flying over the ocean, turquoise interior, and signature on bottom of the bowl. 20th century Size: 3.25" tall, 8.25" wide
item #1244158
Chinese Yellow Glazed Porcelain Vase With Butterflies
Goldenrod/yellow glazed vase with incised designs of butterfliesin a "yuhuchunping" or pear-shape. Signature on bottom. 20th century Size: 6.5" tall, 3.5" wide
item #1244157
Antique Burmese Carved Garuda Head
Garuda, in Hindu mythology, an eagle is the vahana (mount) of the god Vishnu. An original Burmese hand-carved wooden mythological Garuda bird/human. Shown here as an eagle with Deer antlers and leather "feathers" shown on the sides and top of its head. Hand-painted eyes and beak in red, brown and black feathers, with facial features of a human inside the Garuda's beak.
The mythological account of Garuda’s birth in the Mahabharata identifies him as the younger brother of Aruna, the... Click for details
item #1244143
Antique Chinese Calligraphy Scroll
A sublime calligraphy scroll having a Chinese attribution. The rough and swift strokes of the calligraphy can be seen as if movement is caught frozen in time. The calligraphy reads as an auspicious poem where the poet is using the flow of water in relation to the spread and development of the family with generation after generation of children. Signed Xiuyang.

From the James Colburn Estate.

Age: 19th century. Size: Length 70" Width 28.25"
item #1243538
Indian Antique Bronze Figure of Durga
Antique Indian bronze figure the Goddess Durga, she is seated with her lion mount depicted very small by her right leg, she wears a tall crown, her forehead is burnished from reverent touch over the years, her attributes which she hold in four hands include a sword and a club, she sits on a square base with an ornate nimbus of makara heads and naga canopy, Southern India, 19th century. Size: 10 1/2" high x 5 3/4" wide x 3 3/4" deep.
item #1243533
Antique Chinese Calligraphy Chi Xizao
A simple one line Chinese calligraphy attributing to Chi Xizhao (1793-1866). The calligraphy reads: The pure jade harmonizing with the gold with the pure wind in the forest of treasure. The work is dated to year of the water boar (approximately 1863), mid spring. Chi Xizhao was a noted Qing Period poet. Chi Xizhao was a scholar of the xueshi rank during the Jiaqing period. This scroll originally was one of a pair.
item #1243524
Pair of Japanese Bronze Nio Guardians
Extremely detailed pair of bronze statues of guardians to the Buddha called Niō or Kongōrikishi. While Buddhism usually promotes pacifism, the Nio guardians are said to have justified the use of physical confrontation to fight back against evil. Nio are typically placed on either side of a temple door. One statue, named Misshaku Kongo or Agyo, has an open mouth to represent the first sound in the Sanskrit language "a", symbolizing birth and overt violence. The other statue is called... Click for details
item #1243519
Listed Price $9,000.00
Antique Japanese Vanity Tansu
Small Japanese vanity tansu with seven drawers and two sliding doors, the front done in a variety of hardwoods, panels in gorgeous dark Jichimu (chickenwing wood) framed in rosewood, another set of sliding doors done in Keyaki wood, with brass handles and a beautiful lacquered black interior. Taisho period (1912-1926) Size: 13.5" height, 13.5" width, 9.5" depth
item #1243490
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