Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Gourd Shaped Usubata with Morning Glory
An antique Japanese bronze usubata in the shape of a large gourd with a morning glory vine wrapped around the gourd. The realistic expression seen in the details of the leaves of the vase is distinctive of Japanese art. Age: Meiji-Taisho Period c1910 Size: Diameter 12.5" Height 12.5"
item #1223950
Kutani ware Sculpture of Hotei
Fantastic antique Japanese Kutani ware sculpture of one of the fortune deities known as Hotei. The figure is carrying a child who is trying to clean the ears of Hotei. Hotei is interestingly dressed with motifs of dragons and scrolling clouds, inspired by Chinese brocades. The different symbols used on the figure are associated with the auspicious character of the deity. Age: Taisho Period c1912 Size: Length 5" Width 4" Height 10.5"
item #1223937
Korean Joseon Period Buncheong Celadon Vase
A refined Korean Buncheong celadon vase. Buncheong refers to the technique of incising a repeating pattern on the clay surface and white clay is filled in creating a strong contrast of greys and celadon colors with the white lines. The vase is decorated with cranes, an auspicious motif in East Asian culture. Age: Koryo Dynasty 13th century Size: Diameter 6" Height 10.5"
item #1223905
Chinese Square Brush Pot with Inscription
An interesting square porcelain brush pot with a long inscription of the Chu Shi Biao composed by the 3rd century strategist, Zhuge Liang. The inscription makes the argument that the state of Shu Han must fight against Cao Wei. The calligrapher at the end signs and dates the piece: The 23rd Year of Kangxi, (inscribed by) Wen Fang. Size: Length 6.25" Width 6.2" Height 8"
item #1223902
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Japanese Silk Kimono with Flowers and Stream
Japanese silk kimono decorated with a beautiful scene of flowers including irises, peonies, and chrysanthemums with a little stream in color with gold details all on a very light cream color ground, Taisho Period. Size: 58" high x 51" wide.
item #1223722
Japanese Antique Screen Painting of a Horse Race
Beautiful Japanese 4-panel byobu (folding screen painting), depicting a scene of noble men racing horses, the horses (one brown bay and one gray dappled) are painted with wonderful detail and character, the rider in front looks behind him as his horse rears up, in the background rolling green hills are spotted with moss, just behind the riders is a wooden balcony with sudari (bamboo window coverings) blowing in the wind, the beach and surrounding mist is all made of gold leaf, the... Click for details
item #1223504
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Chinese Pair of Huanghuali Ox Bow Chairs
Chinese pair of ox bow arm chairs made of beautiful golden huanghuali wood, dramatic grain, carved with character on back rest, elegant lines, mid 20th century. Total size of each chair: 39 1/2" high x 26 1/2" wide x 25 1/2" deep. (seat: 24" high x 18 3/4" deep.)
item #1223400
Japanese Antique Satsuma Vase with Warriors
Antique Japanese Satsuma ware vase, decorated on one side with a dramatic scene of a group of warriors making their way through tall grass and high, the other side has a tranquil scene of a kingfisher perched on tall rushes above a stream, wonderful attention to detail, Meiji Period. Size: 9 1/2" high x 4" wide.
item #1223384
Japanese Antique Satsuma Bowl with Dragon
Beautiful Japanese Satsuma ware plate, decorated with a scene of a dragon surrounded on all sides by 14 Arhats standing on golden outcroppings of rock, the white dragon glides over the water between, much use of gold, wonderful details, the back is all crackle glaze with a large mark in black and gold. Meiji Period. Size: 9 1/2" wide x 1 5/8" high
item #1223378
Antique Japanese Satsuma Vase
A small but highly detailed Satsuma vase decorated with Sino-Japanese motifs. On one side of the vase is literati scholars enjoying a conversation bordered with a detailed geometric pattern. On the other side, is depicting a peony set near a bamboo and rush gate, small repairs on neck. Age: Meiji Period Size: Diameter 3" Height 6.25"
item #1222892
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