Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Rare Large Antique Japanese Keyaki Karuma Wheeled Tansu
Rare Antique Japanese karuma or wheeled tansu chest of drawers, constructed with solid quartered sawn Keyaki (zelkova) hardwood in original red lacquer finish, with decorative heavy iron plates and mounts. The upper section of the piece appears to hold two long drawers behind a locking bar, but is really four drawers. The lower section has two long drawers behind another locking bar, each bar with decorative plating. The safe box door opens to four small interior drawers with bold Keyaki grain,... Click for details
item #1401140
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Antique Korean Elm Bandaji Blanket Chest
Antique Korean bandaji, or blanket chest made with hardwood with original finish, iron plates and mounts on the front of the piece with floral cut-out motifs. The front has a drop-down lid with two iron pulls on decorative plates.

Dates c1900

Dimensions: 41" L x 16 1/2" D x 32" H
item #1401082
Antique Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle w/ 8 Immortals
Chinese Peking Glass snuff bottle with the image of the Eight Immortals in various poses displaying their different attributes. He Xiangu holding her lotus flower, Cao Guojiu with his jade tablet, Li Tieguai with his iron crutch and medicine gourd, Lan Caihe with his basket of fruits, Lu Dongbin the scholar with a sword on his back that dispels evil spirits, Zhang Guolao with his long beard and fish drum, Han Xiangzi seen flying on the back of a crane and playing his flute, and Zhongli Quan... Click for details
item #1401074
Antique Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle
Chinese snuff bottle made from two color peking glass of dark red over amber. The red glass is carved with two water birds, one with a sprig in its beak, with scrolling lingzhi clouds and a lotus.

19th century

Dimensions: 1 3/4" x 1" x 2 3/4"
item #1400924
Very Unusual Rotating Antique Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle
Rare Chinese two color rotating peking glass snuff bottle with a freely rotating mid section. The lid of the stopper has a red chimera finished over the original yellow peking glass. The foot flares out dramatically with a deep recess.

Early to Mid 19th century

Dimensions: 2" W x 3 1/4" H
item #1400920
17th Century Japanese Standing Amida Buddha Statue
Stunning original 17th century Japanese Amida Buddha statue, gold gilt over wood with inlaid crystal on his third eye and his crown chakra. He stands on an open lotus pedestal atop a circular step base, his hands performing the virtaka mudras. Behind him is a canopy of lingzhi smoke and 7 boddhisatvas seated in the heavens. The reverse of the carving has a small iron plaque with Kiri leaf mon of the Ashikaga clan, waves, and a calligraphy brush.

Early Edo Period (1603 -... Click for details
item #1400918
Antique Chinese Pair of Yellow Peking Glass Gu Vases
An elegant pair of Chinese monochrome yellow peking glass gu vases with relief carvings of waves, archaic scrolling serpents, one vase with a pair of flying dragons and the other vase with many auspicious Buddhist symbols - a lotus, a treasure vase, a pair of fish, the endless mandala knot, and the wheel of Dharma. The foot of each vase is marked with a four character cartouche.

Circa early 1900's

Dimensions: 5 3/4" W x 9 1/2" H
item #1400913
Antique Chinese Agate Carving of Tiger and Cub
Chinese hard stone agate carving of a mother tiger with her young cub in recumbent pose. The stone has mottled areas of orange, white, spinach green, and grey, exciting a beautiful finish and feel.

Dimensions: 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/4"
item #1400912
Japanese Mounted Architectural Carving of Waves
A beautiful stand mounted Japanese architectural (corbal) carving of ocean waves. One of this detail and design would have been built into the architecture of a temple. The carving is highly stylized with large openwork areas. The Keyaki (zelkova) woodgrain is visible on the reverse of the carving. Mounted on black iron plates.

Mid Edo Period (1603 - 1868)

Dimensions: 32" L x 3 1/2" D x 17 1/4" H, 13" H carving only
item #1400910
Rare Japanese Antique 12 Panel Painting Album
Antique Japanese album with 12 pages of paintings depicting one large scene of rural life. A woman with a child carries lunch to workers in rice paddies. A man and ox plow a field of grain. Two men chat as they peddle an irrigation apparatus while a child looks on. At a mill, men sift and grind grain. Many other charming vignettes, including a man with a monkey. Painted in mineral pigments and sumi ink on paper with gold leaf and square flecks. Bound in silk with dragons. Signed by the... Click for details
item #1400879
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