Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Kansai Area Issho Tansu
A large Kansai area issho tansu made from keyaki and sugi woods. Copper handles are used on the sliding door panels and a special cabinet with a lock is set on the bottom area of the chest. Tansu such as these were often placed in the private quarters of the home and clothes, family documents, and important objects were placed inside. Age: Meiji Period Size: Length 45.75" Width 18.25" Height 60"
item #1213525
Antique Indonesian Topeng Mask
A red Indonesian topeng mask possibly depciting a warrior or an old man. The mask contains sections where the beard and the eye brows may have been attached. The mask is made into two sections where the jaw, a separate section, would move making the mask animate. Age: 19th-20th century Size: Length 4.75" Width 3.25" Height 7"
item #1213519
Antique Indonesian Topeng Mask
A carved wooden mask from Indonesia depicting a deity or a spirit. The mask contains some pigment that once covered the surface. Topengs are used on the islands of Java and Bali and used during religious processions and ceremonies depicting the stories of the Hindu gods. Age: 19th-20th century Size: Length 4.75" Width 3.25" Height 7"
item #1213516
Antique Indonesian Topeng Mask
An Indonesian mask carved in the form of a male figure. The mask is carved and painted with fur used to express the eye brows and mustache. A symbol like form is carved on the back of the mask to bless the mask and to animate the mask when being used. These masks are often used in Bali and Java during religious ceremonies performing the legend of the Hindu gods. Age: 19th-20th century. Size: Length: 8.25" Width: 3.25" Height" 7.5"
item #1213438
Antique Indonesian Topeng Monkey Mask
An Indonesian Mask carved in the form of a monkey. The mask is carved into two separate section, one is the top area of the head and the bottom is the jaw area. The mask is attached with a head covering made from strips of leather. The islands of Java and Bali are the two key regions that have the art of mask dancing often depicting religious stories. Age: 19th-20th century Size: Length: 8.25" Width: 8.5" Height: 9.5"
item #1213434
Japanese Antique Carved Butsudan Ranma with Dragons
Beautiful Japanese antique highly carved butsudan panel, carved with scene of two dragons in swirling clouds and crashing waves, black and gilt lacquer with details in red, the eyes of the dragons are made of reverse painted glass, framed in black lacquer frame with copper hardware. This piece was once a ranma or transom over the interior doors of a large Buddhist butsudan shrine. Meiji Period. Size: 9" high x 44" long. Carving is up to 3" deep.
item #1213183
Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Horse
Beautiful Chinese tomb pottery horse in two pieces, sculpted of gray clay and painted with slip, wonderful dramatic shape, expressive face with open mouth, painted with white slip, traces of orange and black slip details especially on the head and face. Han Dynasty 206 B.C. - A.D. 220. Size:16 3/4" high x 20" wide x 7" deep.
item #1213153
Pair of Japanese Cloisonne Vase with Motifs of Crane
A pair of superb cloisonne vases with fine decorations of cranes flying in the evening sky. Cranes are an auspicious motif in East Asia, often a symbol of longevity and fortune. Has original box. Age: early 20th century Size: Diameter: 2.5" Height: 7.25"
item #1212459
Japanese Cloisonne Vase signed Hayashi
An interesting Japanese cloisonne hexagonal vase decorated with motifs of chrysanthemums. The cloisonne is done in a technique aka-sukashi, ginbari, where the metal base contains a pattern which is showing through the red cloisonne glaze. Above the metal base is the cloisonne work of chrysanthemum flowers with a bird flying in the distance. On the rim of the foot, two marks can be seen. One is a diamond shape seal, signature of Hayashi, and the other is a mark reading jungin or Japanese grade... Click for details
item #1212455
Pair of Japanese Cloisonne Vases with Floral Motif
A beautiful pair of Japanese cloisonne vases decorated with a pair of roses set on a grey celadon colored background. The vases have silver rims on the mouth and foot of the vase. Age: 20th century Size: Diameter 3.8" Height 6.25"
item #1212430
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