Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Meiji Period Carved Advertisement
A carved wooden advertisement with two metal pieces to hang the board. The advertisement is for a cold medicine named, Phenyl which is the chemical name for cold medicines even still today. The advertisement states on one side that this medicine effectively reduces fevers and on the other the name of pharmaceutical store that makes the medicine, which is Yamada Kaiseido. On the top is the logo for the medicine with the words trademark. Age: Meiji Period Size: Height: 29.75" Length: 11.5" Width:... Click for details
item #1172766
Chinese Stacked Hardwood Box
A hardwood stacked box attached with a holder to carry the boxes and a rod which slides inside the lid of the box to keep the box closed with a lock. Age: 20th century (c1950). Size: Height: 10.75" Width: 8.5" Length: 15"
item #1172760
Japanese Antique Shoji with Cranes and Pine
A four panel shoji screen decorated with carvings of cranes, pine, and bamboo framed in a black lacquered frame. The screen is often seen on the side of a Japanese alcove so that the light during the day can shine in and illuminate the alcove while protecting the piece decorating the alcove. Age: Late Showa Era:1970-1980. Size: Height: 39.5" Length: 69.75" Width: 1"
item #1172740
Chinese Hardwood Highly Carved Long Table
Antique Chinese very heavy and dense hardwood table, very beautifully and ornately carved all over with scrolling vines and dragons motif with key fret motif along edges, dark color, Republic Period. Size: 34" high x 66 1/2" wide x 27 1/2" deep.
item #1172545
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Japanese Carpenter Measure or Sumitsubo
A simple utilitarian tool often used by Japanese carpenters and woodworkers known as a sumitsubo or an ink pot used to measure and portion pieces of wood. Traditionally, the sumitsubo were made by carpenters and how well a sumitsubo is made showed how skilled a carpenter was. Age: 19th-20th century Size:Height: 3.75" Width: 4" Length: 11.5"
item #1172139
Chinese Hardwood Carving of Lotuses and Frogs
A small hardwood carving of lotus leaves with small frogs and fish set between the curled and the underside sections of the leaves. The frogs and the seeds found in the pod of the lotus flower can slightly move, giving the piece more action and life. Age: 19th-20th century Size: Height: 1.5" Width: 2.8" Length: 3.5"
item #1172135
Japanese tobacco container by Nissho
A set of a tobacco container carved in the form of either two sages or eccentric spirits. The container is carved in the form where the figure is sitting inside a jar while the other is has the distinct eccentric smile seen in images in sages. The piece contains a signature which reads Nissho Age:20th century Size: The container: Height: 3.5" Diameter: 2.1" The figure: Length: 1.75" Width: 1.5" Height: 8"
item #1172133
Chinese Warring States Period Dou Bronze Vessel
An archaic bronze vessel decorated with geometric motif and scrolling vines. The vessel is known as a dou, which was used to offer food to the gods. Additionally the chinese character for bean is shaped in the same way as the dou vessel where it was thought that beans were offering inside the vessel. Age: Warring States Period Size: Height: 8.25" Diameter: 9"
item #1172124
Japanese Cloisonne Round Small Container
A small Japanese cloisonne container. One side is decorated with maple and cherry blossom among flowing water (known in Japanese as unkin) and the other side is chrysanthemums and flowing water (known as kikusui). The interior is covered with a brocade fabric. No signature is found on the piece. Age: Meiji Period. Size: Height: 0.5" Diameter: 1.3"
item #1171713
Japanese Cloisonne Plate Honda School
A cloisonne plate decorated with motif of butterflies with a black with speckled gold base. The plate is thought to be done by the Honda school, one of the several artists that are part of the Owari Cloisonne (Owari Shippo) group. Age: Meiji period. Size: Height: 1' Diameter: 6.1"
item #1171712
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