Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Keyaki Choba Tansu
Japanese solid Keyaki choba tansu (merchant's chest of drawers). The unit sits on a platform base. Original finish solid Keyaki (elm) hardwood construction, detailed with hand forged iron pulls and other hardware.

Meiji period (1868 - 1912)

Dimensions: 36" L x 14 1/2" D x 39" H
item #1393881
Antique Cambodian Brown Glaze Honey Container
Antique Cambodian ceramic container for storing honey. The jar is topped with a pointed finial lid, the sloping edges of the jar body incised with ridged motifs. The dripping brown glaze stops above the flattened foot, left in bare ceramic.

C. 1400's

Dimensions: 6" x 8 1/4"
item #1393025
Antique Sumatran Burl Wood Container
A Sumatran carved burl wood container. The lid is kept securely shut by strung cord with turquoise beads. 19th century

Dimensions: 6 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"
item #1393023
Antique Chinese Porcelain Cricket Cage
Chinese round porcelain cricket cage, with mottled red and white glaze. The lid is wood carved with the auspicious Shou symbol for ventilation. The foot tapers slightly and is glazed in white.

19th century Dimensions: 3 1/4" x 3 3/4" H
item #1392980
Japanese Bronze Dragon with Crystal Ball
Japanese bronze sculpture of a coiling dragon, holding a clear quartz crystal ball in its raised claw. The foot is cast with the two character seal of the artist.

Early 20th Century

Dimensions: 7 1/2" x 6" x 7" H
item #1392974
Antique Japanese section Mizuya
Antique Japanese 2-section, 3ft. Mizuya. Constructed of Hinoki (cedar) and Sugi (cypress) hardwoods. Both the upper and lower section hold large storage compartments, one behind mesh sliding panels and two with Keyaki (elm) burl front panels. Its Keyaki front drawers open with hand forged iron pulls.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 36" x 16 1/2" x 66 1/2" H
item #1392972
Antique Japanese 2 Panel Byobu Samurai Screen
Japanese 2 panel byobu folding screen, painted of a fierce battle scene taking place over a bridge. Gold leaf clouds edged in raised gofun outline the image.

Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)

item #1392966
Japanese 2 Panel Byobu Silver Screen of Deer
Antique Japanese 2 panel byobu screen painting of a stag. The male deer stands below the overhanging branch of a moss covered maple tree, chrysanthemums and other flowers growing underneath. Beside them, a vibrant blue river, carrying away the bright red maple leaves in its currents. Pigment on silver leaf.

Dimensions: 73 1/2" W x 62" H
item #1392964
Antique Japanese 2 Panel Byobu Screen Peony and Butterflies
Japanese 2 panel folding byobu screen, pigment on paper painting of peonies in red, pink, and white with gold flecks. Two small white butterflies with black specked wings float nearby. Signed with red seal.

Dimensions: 70" W x 29 1/2" H
item #1392919
Antique Chinese Small Porcelain Cup
Chinese small porcelain cup, eggshell thin body, raised on slightly recessed foot. The cup is enameled in motifs of grapes on coiled vines and peonies. The base with red 4 character seal.

Dimensions: 3 3/4" x 1 1/2" H
item #1392917
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