Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Chinese Jiajing Chinese Porcelain Cup
Antique Chinese small porcelain lidded cup, etched with wave patterns, famille rose enamel heavenly scenes with an immortal riding a dragon, flying cranes, and a lotus.

Jiajing period (1521-1566)

Provenance: From the Josephus Beard estate, former president of IBM World Trade Corporation in Japan.

Size: 3" W x 3.75" H
item #1345630
$5,750.00
Antique Japanese Zenibako (money box)
Antique Japanese hardwood zenibako, or money savings box, with a large slot in its top to deposit money, and two drawers with locks to retrieve it.

Edo period (1603-1868) circa 1830s.

Size: 13.75" L x 8.25" W x 8.75" H
item #1345545
$650.00
Antique Japanese Pair of Gyosho Bako w/ Stands
Antique Japanese pair of gyosho bako (merchant safe chests) made all of Kiri (paulownia) wood, each with its own wood stand. One box holds eight thin, wide drawers inside for storing important documents, while the other holds four drawers inside with a larger bottom drawer. Attractive natural finish with iron hardware.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: (on stands) 11.75" L x 18.25" D x 20.25" H
item #1345481
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Antique Chinese Hardstone Painted Screen
Chinese small hardwood folding screen with hard stone panels, hand-painted front to back with scenes of immortals, scholars, and nature scenes with calligraphy inscriptions and red chops.

19th century

Size: 30" L x 21.5" H x .75" W
item #1345478
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Antique Japanese Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made from Hinoki (cypress) wood, its drawers fashioned with Hirute style handles and squared iron locks bearing fan designs. The two sliding middle doors open with chrysanthemum handles. Safe box in bottom corner holds two small drawers within.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 29.5" L x 14.5" W x 29" H
item #1345443
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Antique Japanese Unusual Clothing Tansu
Antique Japanese unusual single-section clothing tansu, with Kiri (Paulownia) wood front drawers, Sugi (cedar) interior, with a Hinoki (cypress) wood pair of slatted, locking safe doors. Attractive, natural woodgrain with original dark finish. This piece comes from the Kyusu area of Japan and is rarely seen.

Meiji Period (1868-1912))

Size: 52" L x 15.5" W x 39" H
item #1345390
$1,650.00
Chinese Reverse Glass Painted Snuff Bottles of Ming Emperors
A gorgeous set of 14 Chinese glass snuff bottles, reverse painted with the images of Ming Dynasty emperors and their empresses. The emperors' names are : Hongwu Jianwen, Yongle, Hongxi, Xuande, Zhengtong, Chenghua, Hongzhi, Zhengde, Longqing, Wanli, Taichang, Tianqi, and Chongzhen. Early 20th century. With storage box included.

Size: ~3.25" x 1.75" each, storage box 16" x 8.25" x 2" H
item #1345329
$3,500.00
Antique Japanese Pair of Lacquer Temple Dogs
Antique Japanese pair of beautifully carved wooden temple fu dogs, with red and gilt pigment remains, each on its own carved pedestal. Fantastic detail in each. One has its mouth open while the other's is closed, representing life and death.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Size: 17.5" L x 10.5" W x 24" H (19"H w/o pedestal)
item #1345149
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Antique Japanese Religious Scroll
Japanese Buddhist scroll painting of a deity seated on the back of a fu dog, contemplating a scroll of calligraphy. With chop and signature.

18th century Edo period (1603-1868)

Size: (entire scroll) 43" H x 16.25" W (artwork only) 20" H x 12" W
item #1345138
$2,000.00
Chinese Jade Drop Earrings w/ 14K Gold
Attractive, feminine pair of Chinese green jadeite earrings, with 14K gold posts. Comes in attractive red storage box.

Size: .5" diameter each earring
item #1345082
$500.00
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