Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Hinoki Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made with Hinoki (cypress) wood. Tastefully designed with hirute style handles, and slats on its sides and front sliding panels, opening to reveal an open storage area and two drawers. Original honey tone finish. Meiji period (1868-1912) Size: 36" H x 36" L x 17.75" D
item #1336139
Listed Price $2,750.00
Antique Chinese Small Jade Cup
Antique Chinese small cup, skillfully hand-carved from jade, of a flattened shape with three rows of protruding circles along its sides, a looped handle, and short, receded foot. Size: 3.5" L x 2.5" W x 1.25" H
item #1336131
Antique Chinese Hardwood Small Lotus Ruyi Scepter
Antique Chinese small Hardwood ruyi scepter, beautifully hand-carved with a curved handle and a lotus pod on its end with freely moving lotus seeds. Ruyi scepters are used in Buddhist ceremonies to bring good fortune. 19th Century. Size: 10" L x 2" W x 2" H
item #1336125
Chinese Small Yixing Teapot signed Gu Jingzhou
A small Chinese yixing clay teapot of a dark brown tone, with a wide flattened body on rounded tripod feet. The lid and handle are thin and looped and the spout is shortened. The underside of the lid and very bottom are signed Gu Jingzhou (1915-1996). Size: 2" H x 4.25" L x 3.5" W
item #1336123
Chinese Yixing Teapot Signed Gu Jingzhou
Chinese yixing clay teapot of a reddish brown color, simplistic form with large looped handle and short spout. The underside of the lid as well as the base of the handle and very bottom of the teapot itself is signed by Gu Jingzhou (1915-1996). Size: 3.25" H x 7" L x 5" W
item #1336101
Japanese Signed Genko Wood Carving of Two Frogs
A Japanese genko wood carving of a large frog with a puffed out chest and a smaller frog standing on its back. Hand carved with wonderfully lifelike detailing. Artist's signature on the underside reads "Kokei". Kokei was a netsuke carver who lived around 1781-1801 (Edo Period). He was especially good at carving tigers and hence his name means "tiger valley". He was born in Ise and learned his skills in Kameyama.

Edo Period

Size: 6" H x 7" L x 4.75" W
item #1336098
Beautiful Original Japanese Signed Wood Carving of a Frog and Leaf
Adorable very well excuted Japanese hardwood carving of a frog seated on top of a leaf. He is wonderfully detailed with allover chisel marks due to the hand-carved nature. Hand carved with the upmost attention to detail. The underside is signed. (Translation coming Soon). Size: 3" H x 6.25" L x 6.5" W
item #1336094
Antique Chinese Large Porcelain Jar on Stand
Antique Chinese large porcelain jar, with bright famille rose glaze scenes of several species of birds and flowers, including the mythical Phoenix. Gorgeous colors of blue, green, magenta, red, purple yellow, white, and black. Included is an attractive carved hardwood stand. Size: (on stand) 14" H (porcelain only) 12.5" H x 9" W
item #1336001
Red Jiaqing Chinese Red Porcelain Bowl
Original Antique Chinese porcelain bowl with red underglaze background, decorated allover with scenes of interesting characters in a famille rose color scheme, recessed foot with robin's egg blue glaze and red Jiaqing mark.
Jiaqing Period (1796 - 1820) Size: 3.25" H x 7" W
item #1335992
Antique Japanese Gifu Tansu

New Arrival

Antique Japanese small Hinoki (cypress) gifu tansu (accountant's chest) with slatted front and sides, two sliding doors in front with middle iron lock and shelf within, and two drawers beneath with Hirute style iron handles. Size: 26" H x 36" L x 18" D
item #1335915
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