Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Hirado Porcelain Puppy
Japanese hirado ware porcelain figure of a puppy . The entire body is hand carved with realistic fur pattern, the body in white underglaze with the eyes left bare. The puppy's paws and toes are fully carved to the bottom of the piece, which is left bare from the white glaze. The bottom is pierced with an air hole from when it was originally fired in the kiln.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 5" H
item #1374164
Japanese Hirado Ware Porcelain Tiger
Japanese hirado ware porcelain figure of a tiger. With fully hand-carved fur pattern, whiskers, a wide grin with front fangs exposed. The tiger is glazed in white with the pupils of the eyes left buff. The four paws of the tiger have been hand-sculpted with the toes and claws on the bottom of the figure. The bottom and nostrils of the tiger are pierced through for air to escape during firing.

Published in:
"Hirado Ware, by C. Philip Cardeiro, pg. 75, published by Art Asia... Click for details
item #1374163
Tibetan Bronze Bell and Vajra with Carrying Pouch
Nine prong bronze bell and matching nine prong bronze vajra (diamond / thunderbolt) with carrying case of patchwork cloth. Used together for spiritual ceremonies. Beautifully rendered design with ritual wear. Bell has dorje design on outer rim, with lotus design on inner bell and a bronze clapper. Nice ringing note when sounded.

Provenance: Lama Les of the Orgyen Dorje Den Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

Dimensions: Bell - 3 3/4" x 7 1/4" H
Vajra: 5 1/2" x 2"
item #1374131
Bhutanese Copper Kapala with Vajra Top Lid
Copper kapala with vajra top handle cover lid, its skull base with design of outlines and seams on outer body. Resting on copper triangular stand with three detachable skulls and foliate design in bas relief on body.

Provenance: Lama Les of the Orgyen Dorje Den Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

20th century

Dimensions: 7" x 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" H
item #1374130
18th Century Tibetan Gelugpa Thangka of Manjushri
Thangka of the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, Manjushri, the central figure holding her flaming sword. Depicting the five peaceful manifestations of Manjushri, including the wrathful Mahakala as protector deity of the thangka. There are five monasteries depicted in the painting, each with title describing their identity. WuTai-shan, the five-peak mountain, is shown which contains the five monasteries. At the top of the thangka is Tsongkhapa, the Wisdom manifestation. Painted with mineral pigments and... Click for details
item #1374128
Japanese Weight Driven Wall Clock
Rare Japanese weight driven wall block with finished Keyaki wood frame, strait palisade case with three sided glazed movement, beneath rectangular brass dial with time display by going down weight, peony flower engraved brass, small drawer on bottom.

Meiji Period (1868-1912) circa 1880s

Dimensions: 2.5" x 2.5" x 15.25"
item #1374125
Japanese Screen Portrait of Daimyo Maeda Toshinaga on Horseback
Maeda Toshinaga was a Japanese daimyo, who was the second head of the Kasa Domain. He was the eldest son of Maeda Toshiie and married one of Oda Nobunaga's daughters, Ei-Hime. He supported Tokugawa Ieyasu and, after receiving his brother Toshimasa's lands (Noto, 215,000 Koku), controlled a total of 1,250,000 Koku, an amount exceeded only by the Shogunate. Toshinaga built and resided in the Kanazawa Castle. He had no children and adopted his brother Toshitsune as his heir.

2-panel... Click for details
item #1374124
Japanese Stacking Document Box
Unusual Japanese stacking box comprised of 10 shallow compartments for the storage of important documents or calligraphy implements. The edges of each compartment are reinforced with hand-forged iron plates. The tall box is held together by a long cord.

Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 9.5" : x 14" D x 16.5" H
item #1374119
Rare Japanese Kiri Wood Gyosho Bako with Ichi Mon
Rare Japanese gyosho bako (peddler's chest) made with Kiri wood (paulownia). With raised lacquer Ichi mon on its hinged front door with red lacquer backside. The door opens to a shallow front compartment with red lacquer frame interior. The top of the chest has a hinged lid with hand-forged iron plating and lock, opening to a deep inner compartment. The bottom area of the peddler's box holds a long sliding drawer with iron ring pulls on either side and red lacquer sides. This unusual, tall Kiri... Click for details
item #1374117
Japanese Keyaki Burl Front Bar Tansu
Antique Japanese bar tansu with dramatic natural Keyaki burl front hardwood. The locking bar has hand-forged iron bamboo motif plating; Its handle is a 16 petal chrysanthemum Imperial seal mon. The piece has 4 large drawers and a safe box containing 2 smaller drawers. Original condition lacquer finish.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 24" x 12" x 24.5" H
item #1374053
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