Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Rare Chinese Pair of Imperial Lacquer Storage Trunks
Rare and beautiful pair of antique imperial Chinese lacquer storage trunks. Made of wood and lacquered with highly detailed gold patterns of flowers and dragons on a black lacquer ground. The top of each trunk is lacquered with scenes of pavilions and figures among pine tress. Areas of woven bamboo work are framed with red lacquered carved wood. Each trunk is attached to a built on elegant lacquered wood stand. Provenance: from the imperial household of Emperor Puyi.

17th... Click for details
item #1344463
Price on Request
Antique Chinese Silk Embroidered Pouch
Antique Chinese tasseled blue silk pouch, with embroidered flowers, a butterfly, and a rooster. The character below the embroidery butterfly is "Shou", for longevity while the butterfly is a symbol for love. A rooster symbolizes good luck and fortitude.

19th century

Size: 6" x 3.5" (total length with tassel 21")
item #1344460
Chinese Long Beaded Necklace
A Chinese, very long, purple beaded necklace with bright green stone beads (possibly jade), blue fabric tassels with blue glass drops, small wooden round beads carved with saints' faces, silver medallions with green threads. This necklace would have been used in Chinese cinematography. 20th century

Size: 38" Length
item #1344393
Antique Chinese Silk Robe with Gold Thread Sleeves
Antique Chinese navy blue silk robe, with powder blue silk rolled sleeves, decorated by complex gold thread designs of flowers with a pair of phoenixes and gold buttons.

Early 19th century

Size: 51" L x 38.5" H
item #1344388
Pair of Egg Yolk Yellow Peking Glass
Adorable small pair of egg yolk colored peking glasses with stands included. These small pieces are charming collectables. Both under four inches tall with stands, have a pumpkin shaped base, thin long necks with a flared mouth. Each glass vase is unique, with slightly different sized bases.

Provenance Phillip Cadero Estate, Circa late 18th-early 19th century.

Size: 2.75" H x .5" D
item #1344380
Chinese Peking Glass Bowl with Pink Landscape
Vintage chinese peking glass bowl with a gold leaf rim. The outside is decorated with beautiful, intricate scenery depicting an oceanside temple amidst large rock formations and trees, while tiny sail boats and birds float off in the distance. The inside of the bowl has a similar depiction of a small house by the ocean. Signed and stamped on its side, and marked on the bottom.

Circa 1950's

Size: 3" height, 7" diameter
item #1344376
Chinese Hardwood Carving of a Buddhist Scholar
Carving of a Chinese scholar made from dark hardwood with lighter orange highlighted areas, his eyes closed as if in deep meditation. He sits with one leg curled underneath himself, his left arm rested upon a carved stool or small table, with the face of a beast. He holds a scroll in his hand and creates a Buddhist mudra gesture with the same hand.

Size: 10" height, 6.5" width
item #1344375
Chinese Antique Jade Knot and Butterfly Belt Hook
Very fine Chinese antique belt hook carved in the shape of a knot with a butterfly on either end, made of beautiful mottled jade ranging from white to grey to bright blue/green, a silver fitting on the back was added later to convert this clothing hook to a pin or broach.

19th century

Size: 4" long x 2" wide
item #1344374
Antique Chinese Porcelain Container
Antique Chinese porcelain container with paintings of children playing in a garden. Each child holds different items, such as a lantern, a staff, lily pads with lotuses, a paintbrush and an ink pot, and they wear beautiful robes in light shades of blue, pink, purple, and green that are quite pleasing to the eye. The lid is painted with pomegranates and peaches and is topped with two peaches with six leaves sticking out, making it look like a cute insect. The bottom of the container bears the... Click for details
item #1344373
Antique Japanese Kiri Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant chest) made all of kiri (paulownia) wood. Classic design of six drawers with round iron locks on all drawers and warabite handles, corner lock box, and middle sliding doors with locking pin and handles embossed with fu dogs. Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 30.5" L x 15.75" W x 31" H
item #1344328
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