Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Indonesian Silver Betel Nut Box
Antique Sumatra / Indonesian sterling silver betel nut box. Its sides are decorated by impressions of flowers and vines, as well as the corners of the lid with top handle. There are four lidded compartments and one open compartment inside with patina from use and remnants of slaked lime. Embossed silver hallmark on bottom of box.

The practice of betel nut chewing is common in many parts of South Asia. Slices of the areca nut would be wrapped in betel leaves and chewed, giving a mild... Click for details
item #1355337
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Antique Indonesian Silver Betel Nut Box
Antique Sumatra / Indonesian sterling silver betel nut box, with incised scalloped edges and inlay of flowers, draping vine handles, raised on four small legs, original key included. The interior houses four compartments with a small oval box and two spoons, as well as a small container with white residue of slaked lime. The practice of betel nut chewing is common in many parts of South Asia. Slices of the areca nut would be wrapped in betel leaves and chewed, giving a mild stimulant effect.... Click for details
item #1355195
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Tibetan Gilt Bronze Wrathful Yabyum Deities on Garuda
Tibetan gilt bronze Buddhist statue, of a wrathful deity assumed in the tantric Yabyum position with his female consort. Below the pair is a Garuda vehicle, devouring the Naga (snake), while a human figure is crushed underneath. They are all raised on a lotus platform, with mixed metal bottom and floral impression.

Mid 20th century

Size: 12" L x 7.5" D x 13" H
item #1355123
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Antique Japanese Pair of Shakudo Bronze Vases with Birds and Flowers
Antique Japanese pair of shakudo bronze vases, with very fine inlay of mixed metal, gold, and silver, design of small birds flying through branches which bear autumn leaves and gold vines with flowers and splashes of red. Finely chased and rendered in low relief creating a natural continuous scene of birds and flowers theme.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 6" diameter x 12 3/4" height
item #1355120
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Antique Japanese Ranma (transom) with Rabbits
Antique Japanese ranma, or transom, carved with two rabbits jumping over waves.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

50" L x 20.25" H
item #1355113
$1,450.00
Antique Japanese Ranma (transom) with Rabbits
Antique Japanese ranma, or transom, carved with two rabbits jumping over waves.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

50" L x 20.25" H
item #1355060
$1,450.00
Antique Pair of Thai Male Attendant Statues
Antique pair of Thai male attendants (Nats), finely rendered out of teak wood, with polychrome traces of pigments. These funerary effigies would be kept close to an ancestral altar in order to help lead their spirits into the afterlife. Highly realistic detailing and form, this pair of statues are raised on pedestals for sturdy display.

Early 20th century

Size: 11" L x 10.5" W x 42.5" H
item #1355017
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Antique Korean 18th Century Low Scholar's Table
Antique Korean scholar's low table. Its top pair of panels are book matched of persimmon wood, with a boxwood frame. The inner compartment still shows traces of ink; The opposite compartment would hold brushes. The drawer has a wonderful persimmon cover that continues to the order of the low table. The low writing implement table has an inverted key fret leg and internal low shelf of boxwood.

18th century Chosun Dynasty

Size: 15.5” x 10.5” x 11.25”
item #1354740
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Japanese Framed Contemporary Abstract Print by Takeshi Hara
Antique Japanese framed abstract print, signed Takeshi Hara (1942-present) in pencil, number 36/60, titled "Strokes 74-1". Hara was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1942 and graduated the Oil Painting Dept. of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts in 1967. He later went on to become a professor in the Dept. of Painting at Tokyo Zokei University until he retired in 2008. He describes his works as deeply rooted in traditional Japanese culture and imagery; For example, his prominent "Strokes" series draws... Click for details
item #1354734
$725.00
Japanese Framed Print by Yoshitoshi Mori
Japanese framed print by Yoshitoshi Mori (October 31, 1898 - May 29, 1992). Depiction of a beautiful geisha combing her hair with bright pops of color. Number 18/50, signed and dated 1978 in pencil.

Size: (entire frame) 17" Wx 24.5" H (artwork only) 10.5" W x 17.25" H
item #1354731
$2,000.00
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