Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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18th Century Tibetan Silver Mahakala
Antique Tibetan silver statue of the Tibetan Vajra Buddhist fierce deity Mahakala. He stands on top of two bodies atop a lotus pedestal, wielding two important symbols of Tibetan Buddhism: A dorje and a bell. He wears the skin of a tiger around his waist, a crown of five skulls to represent the Five Poisons- anger, desire, ignorance, jealousy, and pride- transformed into Five Wisdoms. A snake wraps itself around Mahakala's neck and arms. The copper base of the lotus pedestal is embossed with a... Click for details
item #1376673
Antique Chinese 2 Color Red Overlay Glass Snuff Bottle
Chinese snuff bottle made of 2 color overlay red on translucent peking glass. Of a flattened globe form, with a tapered neck with jadeite stopper. This bottle has hand-carved red peking glass figures of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals.

Dimensions: 2 1/4" x 1" x 3" H
item #1376453
Antique Chinese Large Teadust Vase
A large Chinese ceramic vase of a classic green tea dust glaze, with rich glaze "drips" along the inner rim and just above the foot, which is left bare along its edges and its recessed center glazed in tea dust. The vase has an angular form with concave neck and foot, with different sets of characters on its front and back in relief.

Provenance: Jack Warner Studio Estate

18th/19th Century

Dimensions: 8" x 5" x 10" H
item #1376447
Chinese Zitan Hardwood Brush Pot
Chinese Zitan hardwood brush pot hand carved from solid heavy Zitan wood. Dramatic foliate edges and interior are nicely detailed. The zitan shows "gold threading" with the grain of the dark hardwood.

Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 6 1/4" H
item #1376244
Chinese Zitan Hardwood Brush Pot
A large Chinese brush pot hand carved from solid Zitan hardwood. The brush pot has a cylindrical natural form with interesting root texturized edges. An unusual scholars brush pot holder. The zitan shows "gold threading" running with that of the dark grain.

Dimensions: 8" x 8" x 8 1/2" H
item #1376242
Chinese Huanghuali Brush Pot
Chinese brush pot made of huanghuali hardwood with the classic "ghost eye" grain seen throughout. Carved of a squared form with four very short feet.

Dimensions: 3" x 3" x 5" H
item #1376238
Antique Japanese Zenibako
Japanese zenibako (money safe box) made with Keyaki (zelkova) burl wood in original red lacquer finish. The zenibako is fitted with brass hardware including side handles in a mokko (melon) motif. The hinged lid has a large front lock plate with matching key, and a calligraphy inscription on the underside. The interior of the zenibako holds two open compartments.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 20 1/2" x 12" x 7 3/4" H
item #1376225
Antique Japanese Two Section Kiri Tansu
Japanese two section tansu made with Kiri (paulownia) wood. The chest's four front drawers feature large, round Kiri wood mon (family crest) motif lock plates , while the Warabite style drawer pulls have small pierced plates below them in the style of a crane mon. The bottom section holds a small corner safe door with two small drawers inside.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 40 1/2" x 17 1/4" x 42" H
item #1376188
Antique Japanese Two Section Kiri Tansu
Japanese two section clothing tansu, made with Kiri (paulownia) wood. Decorated with classic round iron locks and handles. The lower section holds a corner safe box.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 37" x 16 1/2" x 43 1/4" H
item #1376179
Japanese Nakayama Woodblock Print of Horse
Japanese framed woodblock print by Nakayama Tadashi of a stylized horse with gold and silver leaf. Signed in pencil, number 48/85.

Dated 1968.

Dimensions: 12" x 17 1/2" H (entire frame) 5 1/4" x 17 1/2" H (mat opening)
item #1376123
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