Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Antique Sakiori Sodenashi Work Vest
Japanese sodenashi (work vest), made of indigo and other neutral colored sakiori (rag woven) cotton, edged with indigo cotton, beautifully worn, late 19th century. Size: 26" high x 21 1/2" wide
item #1171580
Large Japanese Antique Indigo Sakiori Hanten
Japanese indigo dyed sakiori hanten (work coat), woven with different hues of indigo blue, neck lined with black woven cotton, circa 1920. Size: 43 1/2" high x 49 1/2" wide
item #1171576
Japanese Antique Small Keyaki Tansu from Sakata Area
Beautiful Japanese antique small tansu with locking bar (bo), 3 drawers behind locking bar, locking bar has key and elaborate hardware with kiri mon, bottom drawer has large metal raised lock plate with crane, safe box in lower right hand corner with more metal hardware, two small interior safe drawers, front of keyaki (elm) wood, original finish, Meiji Period. Size: 24 3/4" high x 23 1/4" wide x 13" deep.
item #1171558
Japanese Antique Keyaki Wood Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made of keyaki (elm) wood with original dark brown translucent lacquer finish, beautiful grain with some swirling burl used on sliding panels, two compartments with sliding panels, one compartment with drop in panel door, 6 drawers of various sizes, iron hardware with round lock plates on drawers and warabite shaped pulls, the smallest drawer has a handle shaped as a money bag, late Meiji Period. Size: 28 3/4" high x 24 1/2" wide x 14"... Click for details
item #1171353
Chinese Antique Carved Altar Cabinet
Antique Chinese beautifully carved altar cabinet, made of jumu wood, flanged top, the top portion has four drawers carved with flowers, the middle portion has two large compartments opened by four drawers on dowel hinges and carved with lions and flowers, the bottom portion has four drawers with no carving, late 19th century. Size: 37" high x 76 3/4" wide x 19 1/4" deep.
item #1171334
Pair of Hanging Apsaras or Kuyo Bosatsu
Pair of rare hanging apsaras, also known in Japanese as Kuyo Bosatsu or Hiten. The style of the face, the soft appearance of the hands, and the flowing robes are fine examples of the highest quality in Edo Period Buddhist sculpture. One apsara may have been holding an object to offer the Buddhas, while the other is carrying drumsticks and appears to be hitting the drum the apsara is carrying. The pair may have been part of a set long ago, but even so, it is rare to see this set. Age: Edo Period... Click for details
item #1171069
Chinese Hongmu Display Cabinet
Large Chinese hongmu cabinet with beautifully carved motifs of scrolling clouds and dragons on the panels of the cabinets, frames, and pillars. The back and sides are decorated in lacquer with images of literati figures set in a landscape setting. Age: 20th century. Size: Height: 76" Width: 14.25" Length: 36.75"
item #1170509
Chinese Republic Period Famile Rose Vase with Beauties
Antique Chinese enameled porcelain famile rose vase decorated all the way around with a charming scene of beautiful maidens in garden setting near a weeping willow tree and decorative rock formations beside a river, baluster shaped vase, red four character mark: Shao wen tang. Republic Period. Size: 17 3/4" high x 9" wide diameter.
item #1170204
Japanese Antique Damascene Vase with Chrysanthemum Mon
Antique Japanese small iron and mixed metal damascene vase, design of grape vines on shoulders and base, two reserves one with a scene of birds and flowers the other with huts near water and fishermen in boat, neck is decorated with chrysanthemum mon, underside has two character inlaid chartouche, with the name, Asai. Meiji Period. Size: 4 5/8" high x 2 1/8" wide diameter
item #1170070
Meiji Period Japanese Cloisonne Censer
A finely decorated cloisonne censer with motif of flowers of the four seasons combined with flowers, scrolling vines, and dragon and phoenixes set in a design often seen in traditional bronze censers. The distinct colors, attention to detail, and the golden shine is often seen in Meiji period cloisonne. Age: Meiji Period Size: Height: 5.5" Diameter: 3.75"
item #1169872
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