Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Stuishu Letter Box
Stuishu, multi layer lacquer over wood, box, used to hold letters from the Showa Era, 1925-1989. The lid has a serene landscape with mountains. On the inside it has the artist's signature, Kinshodo, and the date, Showa 40 October 10. It is a presentation piece of congratulations from a company, Kabushiki Kaisha in Sendai. The box is bordered with flowers and a rectangular pattern. It measures 5" tall 10.75" wide 13" long. Overall excellent condition.
item #1091896
Pair of Antique Chinese Cloisonne Mystical Animals
Beautiful pair of Chinese blue cloisonne mystical animals, possible Qilins, from the 19th century. The animals are beautifully rendered in bronze with whimsical cloisonne details. They measure 11 1/2" tall. Overall excellent condition. From the Collection of Joe and Selma Ferron. Published in the book "Cloisonne Extraordinaire" by W.F. Alexander and Donald K. Gerber, page 47.
item #1091886
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Antique Chinese Root Wood Brush Holder
Eye catching 19th century root wood brush holder. The exterior is beautifully polished. Ching dynasty. It measures 4.75" tall, 4" wide.
item #1091821
Japanese Antique Ceramic Yumino Ware Jar
Japanese antique ceramic jar, Yumino ware, very beautiful crackle glaze with pine tree on one side and mountains on the other, great drips, Meiji Period (1868-1912). 10 1/4" high x 12" wide diameter
item #1091485
Japanese Porcelain Kutani Beauty
Beautiful porcelain kutani beauty, geisha in training. She reads a poem, possibly a love poem. She wears a robe that is tied in front, miko, indicative that she is not yet a geisha. The outer robe is blue decorated with white, red, green, and gold colors. Overall excellent condition. She measures 13.5" tall. Meiji Period (c1900).
item #1091091
Antique Stone Chinese Dragon in Clouds
Beautifully carved stone pocket miniature of a dragon in clouds. The dragon writhes in the clouds and seems to be inhaling a vapor. It measures 2.5" long, .25" thick, 1.7" wide. 18th century.
item #1091088
Antique Chinese Twin Fish Dish
Beautiful antique bowl from the late Southern Song/ Yuan Dynasty, 12-14th century. The bottom of the bowl is applied with two scaly fish. The bowl is covered overall with a sea green tone glaze that is paler on raised areas. It measures 1.75" high by 5.25" wide.
item #1091076
Antique Japanese Gigaku Mask
Antique Japanese 17century Gigaku mask from the early Edo period. Carved from wood and painted with black, red and other colors. Loses of pigment throughout. It would have been used a temple play.
item #1091059
Antique Ghandaran Stucco Head
Beautiful Ghandaran modeled stucco head. This artifact is from the McCloud collection. Ghandara refers to the Peshawar valley and some parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. This region was heavily influenced by greco-roman style as a result of Alexander the Great's campaign in the far east. The facial features are more european with almond shaped eyes and a bow shaped mouth. The hair falls in loose curls and is drawn into a bun atop the head called the ushnisha, the flame of supreme... Click for details
item #1091006
Japanese Lacquered Marquetry Cabinet
Rare Japanese Tansu made of inlaid woods with lacquer panels. Beautifully inlaid with wood in designs of fans and japanese symbols. The inside has black with gold landscape scenes. The drawers are black with copper colored design. The doors have scenes with chickens and a rooster. Outfitted with brass hardware. It measures 13" deep 23" wide 21" tall. Late Meiji period, circa 1910.
item #1090601
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