Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Chinese Antique Jade Knot and Butterfly Belt Hook
Very fine Chinese antique belt hook carved in the shape of a knot with a butterfly on either end, made of beautiful mottled jade ranging from white to grey to bright blue/green, a silver fitting on the back was added later to convert this clothing hook to a pin or broach.

19th century

Size: 4" long x 2" wide
item #1344374
Antique Chinese Porcelain Container
Antique Chinese porcelain container with paintings of children playing in a garden. Each child holds different items, such as a lantern, a staff, lily pads with lotuses, a paintbrush and an ink pot, and they wear beautiful robes in light shades of blue, pink, purple, and green that are quite pleasing to the eye. The lid is painted with pomegranates and peaches and is topped with two peaches with six leaves sticking out, making it look like a cute insect. The bottom of the container bears the... Click for details
item #1344373
Antique Japanese Kiri Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant chest) made all of kiri (paulownia) wood. Classic design of six drawers with round iron locks on all drawers and warabite handles, corner lock box, and middle sliding doors with locking pin and handles embossed with fu dogs. Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 30.5" L x 15.75" W x 31" H
item #1344328
Chinese Long Hardstone Necklace with Jade and Cloisonne
Beautiful, very long Chinese strand necklace primarily made from rock crystal quartz beads, with three large jasper beads, two green jadeite beads on either side of each jasper bead. Towards the bottom are three gold thread strands with turquoise beads, a small jasper bead above a smoky quartz drop, secured in place by blue, green, and orange cloisonne holder. White and blue striped wrapped threads with round, gold metal hang from the bottom of the rock crystal quartz strand, attaching to a... Click for details
item #1344325
Antique Japanese Burl Vanity Box
Japanese small hardwood burl vanity box with six drawers, several have dramatic hirute style handles incised to look like butterflies, while one drawer has an interesting gourd bottle shaped handle.

Dates from Taisho Period c 1920 Size: 12.5" W x 7" D x 9.5" H
item #1344322
Antique Japanese Burl Vanity Box
Japanese small hardwood vanity box made with natural burl hardwood in an attractive deep red lacquer finish, with three front drawers.

Dates early Showa c1930 Size: 12.5" L x 7" D x 9.5" H
item #1344318
Antique Korean Burl Vanity Box
Antique Korean vanity box made with attractive burl hardwood, decorated in incised brass hardware of bats, double happiness signs, and floral motifs. The feet are carved with beast's faces. Turn of the century.

Size: 13.5" L x 8.5" D x 12.5" H
item #1344278
Japanese Edo Period Fireman's Helmet
Antique Japanese fireman's helmet, or kaji kabuki. Made from iron and copper plated, with red lacquer front bill incised with smoke clouds. Beautiful lotus shaped finial details the top of the helmet. Round kanji emblems on its sides. Iron display stand is also included. Original finish and condition. Comes with custom Iron Stand for safe proper display.

Edo period (1615-1868)

Size: 12" W x 13.5" D x 7" H (on stand) 11" H
item #1344269
Japanese Woodblock Print Signed
Japanese woodblock print of a dark, rainy nighttime scene. Two figures walk with umbrella and lantern past a temple shrine. Signature in bottom righthand corner with chop.

Size: 17.75" L x 11.75" H
item #1344031
Japanese Woodblock Print by Tangyu Asada
Japanese woodblock print of a tall pagoda standing in a moonlit scene, with several ladies walking the streets under parasols, and small shops lit by lanterns along the side. Signed "Tangyu Asada" (1899-1984) with chop and calligraphy. Tangyu's birth name was Benji Asada, born in Kyoto, he was active in Sosaku Hanga artist circles in the area.

Size: 10.5" W x 15.75" H
item #1344028
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