Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Korean White Brass Box
Antique Korean white brass jewelry box, its lid with inlaid motif of an auspicious character meaning wealth or prosperity. Interior lined with wood. The rectangular box stands on four stylized feet.

Choson Period 19th century Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 4" x 3 1/4" H
item #1379679
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Japanese Pair of Signed Bronze Candles Sticks
Antique Japanese pair of bronze candle sticks, with archaic Chinese style motifs, cartouche mark on bottom.

Taisho Period (circa 1920's).

Dimensions: 10 3/4" high
item #1379388
$650.00
Late 18th Century Antique Tibetan Painted Trunk
Rare antique Tibetan painted chest with a trapezoid form, with lift away lid, and leather straps. The front of the chest is hand-painted in pigments of red, green, yellow, depicting a mythical creature with conch shell and flowers.

Mid to Late 18th Century

Dimensions: 54" L (widest point) 40" L (narrowest point), 17 1/2" D x 26" H
item #1379088
$5,500.00
Antique Chinese Monochrome Porcelain Water Coupe
Chinese porcelain water coupe, with a monochrome oxblood red underglaze. The rounded, half circle form has a short, fluted neck, and flattened recessed base with blue signature.

20th Century

Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 4" H
item #1379085
$1,200.00
Unusual Antique Japanese 2 Section Sado Island Tansu
Japanese two section isho tansu (clothing chest) from the Sado Island area. Original dark reddish lacquer finish. With hand-forged iron hardware, decorative plating incised with motifs of cranes and turtles with many tails, both symbols of longevity. The lower unit holds a corner safe box with two small drawers concealed inside.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 41" L x 16" D x 41" H
item #1379082
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Japanese Contemporary Ikebana Basket signed Jiro Yonezawa
A fine Japanese ikebana basket hand-woven from bamboo, cane, cedar root, and urushi lacquer. Signed by artist Jiro Yonezawa (b.1956). Jiro Yonezawa attended the Beppu Vocational Arts Training Center in 1981 and spent a year as an apprentice to Masakazu Ono. Later on, he continued his training at the Oita Prefectural Beppu Industrial Art Research Institute. He lived and worked in the United States from 1989 to 2007. In 2008 he returned to Japan and built a new studio in Oita Prefecture.... Click for details
item #1378904
$2,500.00
Japanese Contemporary Ikebana Basket signed Jiro Yonezawa
A fine Japanese ikebana basket hand-woven from bamboo, cane, cedar root, and urushi lacquer. Signed by artist Jiro Yonezawa (b.1956). Jiro Yonezawa attended the Beppu Vocational Arts Training Center in 1981 and spent a year as an apprentice to Masakazu Ono. Later on, he continued his training at the Oita Prefectural Beppu Industrial Art Research Institute. He lived and worked in the United States from 1989 to 2007. In 2008 he returned to Japan and built a new studio in Oita... Click for details
item #1378848
$2,500.00
Antique Japanese Signed Iron Tetsubin
Japanese iron tetsubin, or tea kettle, with finely cast decoration of a bird seated on lifelike branches with berries in high relief. The handled and lid are made from bronze with a flower and orb shaped finial. The side of the tetsubin is signed with 4 character artist's mark.

Dimensions: 7" x 6 1/2" x 10" H
item #1378847
$1,250.00
Japanese Ko-Kutani Shochikubai Bowl
Japanese Ko Kutani ware ceramic bowl with classic enamel colors of green, yellow, purple and dark blue. The theme of the bowl is the 3 Friends of Winter or Shochikubai (plum blossom, bamboo, and pine tree) in colored enamel against a gray ground in the center. The recessed foot has 2 character mark Fuku, meaning "good fortune" or "happiness".

Dimensions: 7 1/2" x 3 3/4" H
item #1378843
$750.00
Antique Japanese Iron Tetsubin
Japanese tetsubin or tea pot, typically constructed from iron with a large handle to be hung over a fire pit. The tea pot has a bronze lid with a flower shaped finial. Its body is covered in small protruding studs, incised rings around its widest point, and its foot has old patina.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 9" x 8" x 9 1/2" H
item #1378665
$975.00
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