Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Chinese Oxblood Porcelain Bowl
Antique Chinese porcelain bowl, with oxblood underglaze, the edges of the foot left in buff, with Kangxi mark in cobalt blue within double rings.

Size: 4.5" Diameter x 2.25" H
item #1352530
Chinese Han Dynasty Tomb Horse
A Chinese tomb figure of an equestrian horse, made with gray clay, its body showing age with old pigment remains and tomb dirt. Lifelike hand sculpted form.

2nd century Han Dynasty.

Size: 12" L x 3.5" W x 12.5" H
item #1352457
Antique Japanese Tatami Gurata Gusoku
The tatami armor was used by foot soldiers, archers, and spearmen. Its a lightweight armor which allowed the warriors to be more swift and fluid with their movements. It is also an economical munition armor as a alternative to the traditional lace scale construction. Going to battle was costly and this gave the clan army full protection from all levels of warfare.
The armors head gear covering has two flaps with a back slit. The head gear is completely made of russet iron plates... Click for details
item #1352451
Antique Chinese Blanc de Chine Quan Yin
Antique Chinese blanc de chine porcelain figure of Quan Yin, 17th century.

Size: 5" L x 6" W x 13.5" H
item #1352364
Antique Japanese Pair of Baku Corbels
Pair of Architectural corbels of mythological elephant baku’s are commonly placed under the eaves of Japanese Buddhist temple and Shinto Shrines to wore off evil spirits. The baku’s devour dreams and nightmares and protector against evil. The baku cannot be summoned without caution, however as ancient legions say that if the baku is not satisfied after consuming the nightmares, he may devour ones hopes and dreams. The open mouth is to scare off demons and the closed mouth baku shelters... Click for details
item #1352283
Antique Japanese Shishi Corbels
Wooden shishi carvings used as architectural elements placed under the eaves of Shinto and Buddhist temples to ward off evil spirits. Beautifully carved keyaki wood shishi with glass reverse painted eyes.

Mounted for wall presentation of custom iron stand.

Meiji Period 19th Century

Size : 18" L x 9" W x 11" H
item #1352278
Japanese Mingei Irrigation Water Wheel
Japanese Mingei hinoki (Japanese cypress wood) water wheel. Complete 11 Spokes with paddles used as a functional water wheel. Iron pistol protrudes form the central hub for rotational function.

19th Century

Size: 47.5" x 6" D
item #1352061
Antique Japanese Silver Leaf Two Panel Byobu
Stunning antique Japanese two panel folding silver leaf screen. Oxidized silver leaf on layered gofun paper, mounted on Hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood lattice construction. Wonderful original condition with no tears or condition issues. Unframed to give a more deconstructed esthetic.

Meiji Period 1868 - 1912

Size: 65.5" L x 65.5" H
item #1351973
Antique Pair of Japanese Kote Mounted Fragments
A dark blue hemp fabric forms the base of these kote sleeve guards. The upper area is covered in iron chain mail with pair of double gourd plates, crest mon, gilt iron plates, throughout the kote. The shoulder edge has three hinge plates to fashion to the Do armor. Unusually mounted on a custom black iron stand.

Edo Period 18th Century

Size: 27.25" L x 12.5" H (17.5" H on stand)
item #1351963
Pair of Antique Topoke Spear Currency
Topoke spear currency. Forged iron mounted on black iron stand. Equatorial Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Large forged blades such as this in the shape of a spear point were well used in the middle of the 20th century. As currency and during marriage ceremonies, they are known under several names; Di hunga (small form), doa the larger example spear form. During the marriage ceremonies up to 60 doa might be exchanged for the bride. These were specially shaped look like spear's... Click for details
item #1351911
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