Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Javanese Head
Sculpted from soft white volcanic tuff from central Java of a Majaphit royal princess. Her coiffure is pulled back and topped with a lotus tiara, and she wears a pair of foliated looped earrings. The rendering of her delicate features is very reminiscent to classical Indian sculptures.

The Majaphit empire is the last Indianized kingdom in Indonesia. Based in eastern Java, it existed between the 13th and 16th centuries. The power of Majapahit reached its height in the mid 14th century... Click for details
item #1090591
Japanese Buddhist Scroll of Parinirvana
Beautiful antique Japanese temple scroll from the Edo period (1615 -1867). The Buddha has left his physical being and attained enlightenment. After one of his close followers prepares a bed under the sal trees for him, the buddha dies. All the beings of the earth, good, evil, divine, and animal mourn his departure. The buddha is painted in gold leaf. Sumie ink and mineral colors. Provenance: from a Montclair, California estate. It measures 46" wide by 94" long.
item #1090533
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Antique Chinese Scroll of Deer with Fungus
Tranquil scene of a deer on a precarious cliff. From the master shiden school, shou yuan'nan Gu Hei- Old mortar calligraphy translation "one hundred blessings" with a cartouche. Picture measures 62.5" high by 33.5" wide. Overall it measures 38 6/8" wide by 88" long. Ink and mineral colors on paper.
item #1090512
Japanese Antique Keyaki Choba Tansu
Japanese antique keyaki choba tansu from Fukushima prefecture Japan. Use as an accountant's chest. Beautiful lacquered elmwood burl with a translucent re-finish. Square locks an iron handles in excellent condition. Meiji Period, (1868-1912), circa 1880's. Size: 16" deep x 34.5" wide x 35" high
item #1090225
Huge Japanese Colored Imari Charger
Japanese antique colored porcelain Imari charger with fluted and scalloped edges, in brocade paterning with phoenix birds in reverse patterning and floral designs. Blue underglaze with red, green colors, with gold Very rare to find this very large size: 24 3/8" diameter, small surface wear to gilt and very small loss to edge. Meiji Period, 19th century
item #1089864
Antique Chinese Ko Sometsuke
Five chinese blue and white tea cups made for the Japanese market. Grey/white glaze and underglaze cobalt blue of a deep indigo color depicts birds and flowers in a whimsical design. The cups were used in the Japanese tea ceremony. Fretting on the edges. 17th century. Cups measure 5" at lip.
item #1089827
Japanese Antique Keyaki Staircase Tansu
Japanese antique Kanazawa kaidan staircase, with keyaki drawer fronts and black sliding door framework, lacquered reddish orange coloration, excellent condition overall, Meiji Period (1868-1912), circa 1880s. Size: 88" High 69" Wide 27" deep.
item #1089369
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Antique Japanese Gifu Choba
Beautiful merchant's or accountant's chest from the Gifu prefecture. Meiji period, 1868-1912. Wonderful mortison tennon joinery. The frame and surfaces are made of Keyaki wood, which is unusual. Forged iron hardware. Inset carrying handles on top. It measures 16" deep by 34.25" wide by 35" tall.
item #1089366
Antique Japanese Bronze Ram
Beautifully cast Bronze ram with cartouche on bottom. The ears, horns, and facial features are finely detailed. It measures 7" tall.
item #1089322
Japanese Antique Okimono of Ashinaga and Tenaga
Wonderful antique Japanese okimono of the mythical characters Ashinaga and Tenaga. The two friends live on the beach and survive on fish. Tenaga catches them with his long arms while sitting on the back of Ashinaga who wades out into the water with his long legs. Carved with great detail and whimsy out of boxwood. Meiji Period (1868-1912). Size: 14 1/4" high x 4 3/4" wide
item #1089196
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