Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Chinese Dragon Scholar's Brush Rest
A Chinese scholar's calligraphy brush rest, composed of mixed metals, in the form of a dragon resting on clouds. The hollow underside shows patina from oxidation.

Dimensions: 7.5" L x 2.5" D x 2.25" H
item #1363164
Antique Korean Celadon Bowl
Antique Korean bowl, with a rich crackle celadon glaze. Its outer edges are incised with thick lotus petals. The bowl displays small, buff areas, bare from the natural dripping of the glaze.

15th Century

Dimensions: 6.5" x 2.75" H
item #1363154
Antique Japanese Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese small choba tansu (merchant's chest) made with Hinoki (cedar) and Sugi (cypress) hardwoods, in original honey tone finish. Gorgeous condition. The piece features 7 exterior drawers and 2 interior drawers, behind a small corner safe door, all with rounded warabite style iron pulls, and most of which feature rounded lock plates. Two sliding panels in the center of the piece open to reveal a roomy storage compartment. The panels feature decorative lingzhi motif hardware.... Click for details
item #1362871
Large Indian Bronze Statue of Shiva-Nataraja, Lord of the Dance
Large Indian bronze sculpture of Shiva Nataraja, Lord of the Dance. This form of Shiva demonstrates his most dynamic aspect: that of Shiva the Creator, Shiva the Preserver,and Shiva the Destroyer all combined in a dance which makes up the cycle of time. Each of Shiva's four hands show important clues as to his distinct importance: one hand holds the drum which makes the first sound of creation and one the flame of universal destruction. One hand is held in abhayamudra, the gesture that... Click for details
item #1362826
Antique Japanese Small Kiri Personal Tansu
A small, charming Kiri (paulownia wood) tansu for the storage of personal items. With five drawers opened by warabite style pulls, plus an upper shelved compartment behind two sliding panels with locking pin. Original condition and finish.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Dimensions : 23.75" L x 11.75" D x 18.5" H
item #1362738
Antique Japanese Carving of a Figure with Axe
Unusual Japanese wood carving of a figure, appearing to be a foreign man, who wields an axe head. The figure is seated, kneeling upon a jagged throne. The patina of the carving shows remnants of old lacquer.

Dimensions: 7.5" L x 5.5" D x 11" H
item #1362482
Antique Thai Gilt Wall Carving
Antique Thai panel with red and gilt pigments, featuring detailed hand-carvings of two dancing human figures with a monkey over a reticulated ground of various flora.

Dates from the 19th century

Dimensions : 13"L x 2" D x 16.5" H
item #1362481
Antique Japanese Small Blue and White Water Dropper
Japanese small porcelain blue and white water dropper, of a rectangular form with four very short legs. The top of the piece features lingzhi, lotus, and tight scrolling motifs with floral medallions over waves on its sides.

Dimensions: 2.25" L x 1.75" D x .75" H
item #1362471
Antique Korean Blue and White Water Dropper with Frogs
Antique Korean blue and white porcelain water dropper. The large body is rectangular with designs of scholar rock formations and a cherry blossom branch on its top surface in underglaze cobalt blue. Two small frogs serve as air holes adding a whimsical charm to the piece.

Dates from the 18th/19th century

Dimensions: 5" L x 2.75" D x 2.75" H
item #1362468
Antique Korean Blue and White Water Dropper
Antique Korean blue and white water dropper in the shape of a fan. The top surface design is of a blossoming cherry branch with fan outline in cobalt underglaze, while the foot is left bare.

Dates from 19th century. Dimensions : 4" L x 2.25" D x 1.5" H
item #1362467
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