Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Chinese 19th Century Pair of Large Stone Lions
Chinese antique pair of large stone lions (ShiShi) in dramatic traditional poses. The male lion has it's paw on the embroidered ball - when placed outside a buiding, this represents protection of the material structure. The female lion has it's paw on a playful cub - when placed outside a building, this represents protection of the building's occupants.

19th century

36" high x 13" wide x 20" deep.
item #1363899
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Antique Japanese Iron Tetsubin w/ Signature
Antique Japanese iron tetsubin, or tea kettle, with a bell shaped body that flutes out towards the rounded base, a tall spout, archaic designs along the rim with a lid bearing the artist's signature. The handle is "mokko" shaped referring to the Japanese Quince fruit.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 9" L x 8" W x 10.5" H
item #1363866
$650.00
Japanese Antique Persimmon Wood Cha Tansu (Tea Chest)
Japanese antique 2-section cha tansu (tea chest). The frame of this chest is made of solid keyaki (elm) wood and the front has persimmon wood veneer with dramatic grain. The top section has a compartment covered with four small sliding panels and a large compartment with glass sliders for display. Inside the glass display area are stepped shelves, a smaller square glass door compartment, another compartment with batik covered sliding panels depicting Mt. Fuji. There is a small drawer in... Click for details
item #1363864
$950.00
Japanese Antique Two Section Isho Tansu, Meiji Period
Antique Japanese 2-section isho tansu (clothing chest), made all of kiri (paulownia) wood. The top section has two large full width drawers. The bottom section has one large full width drawer and one medium drawer. The lower right hand side has a safe box with heavy iron work on the hinged door. Inside are two small drawers. The front of the chest has beautiful heavy iron hardware including warabite shaped drawer pulls. The side has iron handles for locking the top and bottom section... Click for details
item #1363863
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Japanese 3-Section Kiri Wood Isho Tansu
Japanese isho tansu (clothing chest) in three sections. This piece is made of kiri (paulownia) wood and has beautiful lacquered hardware. The top section has sliding panels and a drop in panel made all of keyaki (elm) wood and six small drawers of various sizes. The sliders have pretty plum blossom shaped pulls. The middle section has 3 large full width drawers. The bottom section has 2 large drawers and 2 small drawers in the lower right hand corner. The sides of the tansu has black iron... Click for details
item #1363861
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Antique Japanese Signed Ikebana Basket
Antique Japanese ikebana (flower arrangement) basket, comprised of tightly hand-woven, thin strips of bamboo. The basket has an hourglass figure with a wide mouth and slightly fluted lip. The handles is formed with gnarled wisteria and bamboo branches, tightly wound with twisted bamboo. The base of the foot is recessed, with a 3-character signature.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions : 12" x 20.5" H
item #1363648
$2,500.00
Antique Japanese Solid Keyaki Jizai
Original large antique Japanese jizai, used for suspending a kettle over a fire to boil water. Made of solid Keyaki (elm) wood, carved in a hooked style, and topped with an iron hook for hanging.

Edo Period

Dimensions: 17.5" x 5" x 20" H
item #1363646
$4,500.00
Antique Japanese Ikebana Basket
An unusual Japanese ikebana (flower arrangement) basket. Hand-woven with sections of bamboo, and interesting wisteria branch accents on the front and backside. The sides are woven with "Gypsy ear" ring handles. The basket is formed with a large, rounded body, a short foot, and a wide open mouth. Full of character and charm.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 12" x 10" H
item #1363644
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Antique Japanese Ikebana Basket
Antique Japanese ikebana (flower arrangement) basket. Hand-woven with thin branches of bamboo, the body is tall and slender with a dramatic fluted foot. The base is has deeply recessed inner edges, with the rounded, wagon-wheel design center in high relief. The mouth of the basket has a slightly flared lip, and the handle is comprised of several twisted bamboo branches. With bamboo insert.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 8" x 22.5" H
item #1363576
$2,500.00
Antique Japanese Ikebana Basket
Antique Japanese ikebana (flower arranging) basket, hand-woven with very thin sections of bamboo. Of a tall, slender gourd shape with knotted bamboo handle. With metal insert, perfect for a fresh bouquet.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions : 7" x 22.5" H
item #1363574
$950.00
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