Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Contemporary Artwork by Yoshihiku Kaya
Beautiful mezzotint print of a black and blue night scene with a waning crescent moon behind Japanese primroses in bloom. Artist: Yoshihiku Kaya, edition 39/75. No condition problems to note. Size: 8.5 x 4.25 inches and 20.25 x 14.25 inches with frame.
item #1199130
Japanese Contemporary Artwork by Tetsuya Noda
Tetsuya Noda, born 1940 in Kyushu. The art is a framed silkscreen mixed media work, part of the "Diary" series dated August 26th, 1985. The image and title is of his home town in Kayuwara. The edition is 11 of 15. The image size is 36 x 23 inches and 47.5 x 35.625 inches with frame. Excellent condition. Noda is part of the Sōsaku-hanga art movement and is considered a major 20th century Japanese artist.
item #1199114
Antique Japanese Kuruma Tansu from the Mikuni Region
An antique Japanese kuruma tansu coming from the Mikuni region. The tansu is fitted with iron fittings to retain the condition of the tansu and to protect the vulnerable areas of the chest. The tansu has two wooden bars to lock the drawers of the chest. The chest is made from keyaki wood. Age: 19th century. Size: height 48" width 28.75" length 53.25"
item #1198471
Japanese Antique Two Section Mizuya (Kitchen Chest)
Antique Japanese mizuya tansu (kitchen chest) in two sections: top section has two large compartments covered by sliding panels with beautiful keyaki (elm) wood burl framed in chestnut; the bottom compartment has a horizontal row of four drawers about waist height below which is another large compartment covered by sliding panels of split bamboo, sugi, and keyaki; along the very bottom is another horizontal row of four drawers; the right hand side of the bottom section has a compartment... Click for details
item #1198308
Japanese Antique Small Kiri Tansu
Delightful antique Japanese tansu made of Kiri wood. This small symmetrical tansu has 6 drawers of various sizes and safe box in lower right hand corner and two small interior drawers. Iron hardware, round lock plates, oval drawer pulls and rectangular side handles. Late Meiji Period c.1910. Size: 28.5" height x 26" length x 15" deep
item #1198286
Chosun Bunchung Korean Ceramic Bowl
Antique Korean bowl from the Chosun Bunchung period, 16th century. The bowl has a spiral like pattern left in the clay showing the bowl was done on a wheel. It measures 5.5" wide 4" tall. This bowl came from the collection of George C. Heikes and Myung-ja Heikes. Their collection was assembled from 1963-1964 when Mr. Heikes was working as a mining engineer and geologist for the US Government in Seoul, Korea. "George Conrad Heikes, Mining Geologist on Four Continents" book at the UC Berkeley... Click for details
item #1198046
Antique Japanese Shinto Shrine Mirror
Antique Japanese shinto shrine mirror. The central motif has a turtle and two cranes beaks meeting in the center. The background has pine trees, paulownia, plum, and bamboo branches with a turtle walking along the shoreline. The characters under the heavens, are marked under the central turtle.
There is a large sixteen petalled chrysanthemum above the turtle. It is rare for a 16 petalled chrysanthemum to survive because after 1870 there was a law that banned the use of chrysanthemums... Click for details
item #1198006
Antique Japanese Shinto Shrine Mirror
Antique Japanese shinto shrine mirror. The mirror has a central motif of a turtle meeting the beaks of two cranes. Three baby cranes and a small turtle walk along the beach. The three auspicious symbols of pine, bamboo, and plum blossoms invoke the island of longevity, horaisan. There is an inscription to ward off calamities. This mirror would have been placed on a wooden stand at the entrance to a shinto shrine for the visitor to see their reflection as they entered. Edo period, (c1800).... Click for details
item #1197988
Antique Japanese Shinto Shrine Mirror
Antique Japanese shinto mirror, tenka ichi. This mirror has a tassle tied through a turtle. The central motif is of a turtle over bamboo meeting the beaks of two cranes. The birds and turtle are on a beach with pine trees and bamboo bushes. This mirror would have been placed along with three others at the entrance to a shrine for those entering to see their reflection as they entered. Made of bronze, Edo period (c1800).
It measures 4 5/8" by 1/2" deep.
item #1197985
Antique Japanese Gumbai
Antique Japanese gumbai, war fan. It was sued mainly as a signaling device during war. Today, they are most often seen in use by sumo referees. It measures 21.5" long 11" wide. Meiji 1868-1912. Inscribed with the Hachimandaibosatsu, in the same style of calligraphy as the Tsuruoka shrine in Kamakura. It may have been as shrine offering or a decoration in the shrine. Made of white bronze with a pewter or silver handle.
item #1197589
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