Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Rare Japanese Antique dragon inlay Kabuto and Edo Mempo
Antique Japanese mixed metal kabuto (samurai helmet) and iron mempo (samurai face guard) mounted on metal stands.
The kabuto is also listed separately as item #1464528. A rare example Japanese zunari kabuto (samurai helmet) made all of iron with a mixed metal (gold & silver) design of a dragon in swirling clouds. The eyes and whiskers of the dragon are inlaid gold and it's body coils all the way around the hachi (dome). The mabizashi (visor) is edged in bronze and decorated with more... Click for details
item #1469101
European Antique Painting by R. Dallicker
Antique portrait oil painting of a Dutch Naval officer by, R Dällicker. On the back of the painting, it is written in Dutch that this is the portrait of Captain Lieutenant Daniel Mueller, 1745, a member of the ‘Constans’ regiment (a nickname in Latin meaning constant or steadfast). Oil on canvas, In gold gilt frame. Purchased in England.

Age: dated 1745

Dimensions: 29 1/2" x 37 1/4"
item #1467823
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French Antique Painting of Battle Scene with Horses
Antique French oil painting of the Franco-Prussia War (1870-71) Napoleonic era. Warriors on horseback engage in combat by sword. Oil on canvas. In the manner of Théodore Géricault. Framed.

Age: 19th century

Dimensions of painting: 39" high x 47" wide
item #1467816
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Japanese Antique Tanegashima Matchlock Rifle with Mon of Oda Clan
Antique Japanese long tanegashima matchlock rifle with silver inlay of a water dragon in the clouds. Bronze hardware decorations including a fu-dog and chrysanthemum blossoms. A silver moku-ka mon in two places is that of the Oda clan, a daimyo family which was a strong political force in unifying Japan during the mid 16th century.

Guns were first introduced to Japan during the Sengoku era through the Portuguese in 1543. From just a couple samples, Japanese metal smiths were able to... Click for details
item #1467815
$6000.00
Japanese Antique Tanegashima Matchlock Rifle with Birds
Antique Japanese Tanegashima long matchlock rifle. The entirety length of cast iron barrel is decorated with mixed metal inlay of birds and flowers, an unusual motif for a rifle. The gold mon is of the Kobayakawa clan, a powerful samurai clan with close ties to the Mōri family.

Guns were first introduced to Japan during the Sengoku era through the Portuguese in 1543. From just a couple samples, Japanese metal smiths were able to copy and expand upon the matchlock rifle,... Click for details
item #1467814
$9500.00
Rare Japanese Edo Iron Jingasa with Dragon Swirling Clouds
Rare Japanese circular jingasa with a gradual domed top, made of iron and decorated with a dragon flying in raised, billowing clouds. The dragon's eyes are of inlaid gold, the rim of the jingasa is bronze and the dome's top has a copper ring tama buchi. The underside is lacquered red. The samurai class in feudal Japan, as well as their retainers and footsoldiers (ashigaru), used several types of jingasa made from iron, copper, wood, paper, bamboo, or leather.

Age: Edo Period... Click for details
item #1467560
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Extremely Rare Japanese Kunitomo Short Matchlock Rifle, Edo Period
Japanese rare and unusually beautiful short matchlock rifle. The wide iron barrel is inlaid with a dragon in silver with raised golden eyes. The handle is lacquered black and decorated with gold lacquer kuyo (nine-star) mon crest, which was used by more than one family including the Katakura and Matsukura samurai clans. This mon appears again inlaid in silver around the mouth of the rifle. Made by one of the Kunitomo, specialized gunsmiths to the samurai.
A long kanji inscription on the... Click for details
item #1467235
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Japanese Gold Gilt Samurai Armor with Dragon Fish Maedate
Antique Japanese Yokohagi Okegawa Dō samurai armor of the Edo Period (early 19th century). The kabuto (helmet) is of 64 ken plate construction with a dramatic maedate in the form of a dragon fish flanked by cresting waves. As the story tells, the gods took notice of a koi fish who was trying to swim up a waterfall, rewarding its perseverance by changing it into a dragon. The dragon fish became a symbol of strength and determination in the face of an uphill battle - an appropriate symbol for... Click for details
item #1465014
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Rare Japanese Antique Iron and Mixed Metal Kabuto with Dragon
A rare example Japanese zunari kabuto (samurai helmet) made all of iron with a mixed metal (gold & silver) design of a dragon amongst swirling clouds. The eyes and whiskers of the dragon are inlaid gold and it's body coils all the way around the hachi (dome). The mabizashi (visor) is edged in bronze and decorated with more wisps of clouds. The underside of the visor shows traces of original red lacquer. The shikoro (neck guard) has five layers and shows traces of black lacquer.... Click for details
item #1464528
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Japanese Antique Gunpai, Samurai General's War Fan
Antique Japanese gunpai, war fan belonging to a high ranking samurai officer. Made of lacquered wood with shell inlay and with 2 large cut outs. This fan would have been used to shade from the sun and to signal troops. Though this shape of fan was not used as a weapon, it could have come in very handy in battle and there are legends of samurai heroes fighting with nothing but their war fans. The art of fighting with a war fan is called tessenjutsu. This fan comes with a custom metal... Click for details
item #1464524
$2,200.00
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