Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Bunraku Puppet Head of Old Woman
An interesting Japanese puppet head of an old woman used in Bunraku, the traditional puppet theater developed in the Edo period by Uemura Bunrakuken, which the name of the puppet theater was derived from. The puppet consists of several moving parts. The head and neck are two separate pieces that move up and down. The bar on the bottom assist the puppet master to move the head in various ways and the rope as a lever. Age: 19th century. Size: Height: 11" Width: 7" Length: 4"
item #1157329
$1,650.00
Chinese Polychrome Porcelain Framed Panel
Framed Chinese porcelain panel decorated with two female subjects with a child inside a garden. Porcelain panel is set in a wooden frame. Age: Circa 1920. Size: Height: 16" Length: 16" Width: 1.25"
item #1157326
$550.00
Chinese Polychrome Porcelain Framed Panel
Framed Chinese porcelain panel decorated with two female subjects with a child inside a garden. Porcelain panel is set in a wooden frame. Age: Circa 1920. Size: Height: 16" Length: 16" Width: 1.25"
item #1157323
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Chinese Blue White Porcelain Coffee Ewer
Chinese blue and white porcelain coffee ewer decorated with figures of sages and bamboo on the sides of the ewer. The octagonal lid id decorated with bamboo leaves. Old restoration on knob. Age: early 20th century: Size: Height: 8" Width: 5" Length: 9"
item #1157317
$250.00
Japanese Bizen Daikoku Dancing on Rice Barrel
Japanese Bizen ware of Daikoku wearing the Lion mask and is doing the shishi mai or Japanese Lion Dance on top of a rice barrel. Work is sealed on the back of the figure. Seal reads: made by Toshin of Bizen. Age: 19th century. Size: Height: 10.5" Width: 5.75" Length: 4.25"
item #1156795
$1,250.00
Japanese Makie Tray View of Tago no Ura Mt. Fuji
Japanese lacquered tray with the view of Tagonoura and Mt. Fuji with various Japanese motifs surrounding the image. Taka makie is used to create the effect on Mt. Fuji and hira makie is used to paint the motifs surrounding the landscape. On the bottom is the name of the studio: Sato. Age: Late 19th to early 20th century. Size: Height: 1.25" Width: 9" Length: 8.25"
item #1156794
$450.00
Japanese Bamboo Hanging Flower Container
Japanese bamboo hanging flower container with inscription and signature on the back. The title of the piece is, TATEDORI or "rain gutter" and is signed by a person named, Souyo. The title invokes the Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi along with the natural patterns seen on the bamboo surface. Age: 20th century. Size: Height: 16.5" Width: 2.75" Length: 3"
item #1156783
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Antique Japanese Hirado Ware Porcelain Dish
Japanese Hirado-ware porcelain dish with blue and white design of Mount Fuji and pilgrim hiker gazing from the mountain path. Meiji period (1868-1912). It measures 6" diameter.
item #1156676
$275.00
Antique Japanese Hirado Ware Porcelain Dish with Kirin
Japanese Hirado porcelain ware dish with blue and white kirin in center. Raised design with a foliate design. Meiji period. It measures 5.5" diameter
item #1156674
$350.00
Peking Glass Brush
Red and white Peking Glass Calligraphy Brush with horsehair from the mid 20th century. Irises and bats decorate the handle. It measures 10" long.
item #1156660
$950.00
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