Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Chinese branch coral carving of a beautiful maiden. She stands holding a vase with peonies. Her hair is pulled up into a high bun on which is perched a bird. Her robes flow around her and she stands on a rocky out cropping. The coral is perfectly balanced on an ornately carved hardwood base.

Age: Qing Dynasty (circa 1800's)

Dimensions: 13 1/4" high (total) x 7" wide
item #1434064
Antique Chinese porcelain plate with a scalloped rim. Painted with fine enamel overglaze scene of a pair of white herons standing in grasses underneath blossoming branches. Calligraphy on the upper right hand side. Painted red three-character mark on the back.

Age: Republic Period (early 20th century)

Dimensions: 10 1/2" wide
item #1433585
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Antique Chinese figure of a standing bodhisattva, most likely Avalokiteshvara since he holds a gold lotus in one hand and a gold water jar in the other. Standing on a double lotus base and on a carved hardwood stand. Flowing drapery and high chignon with gold detail. Made of silver repoussé. Provenance Estate of WM Bogdanowicz, Wisconsin.

Age: 18th/19th century

Dimensions: 13 1/2" high (including stand)
item #1432860
Antique Chinese pair of porcelain figures of standing children, each holding a vase with lotus. Dressed in traditional baby clothes, the "heavenly twins" are delicately painted with enamel in a famille verte pallet. Impressed signatures on the bottoms.

Hehe Erxian, "two immortals of union and happiness", comes from the ancient story of two best friends, Hanshan and Shide, who were Buddhist monks. Joining the pantheon of Daoist immortals, they came to symbolize harmony and... Click for details
item #1432400
Antique Chinese table screen made of serpentine from the Nangyang region. In two separate pieces: the picture slab of prized serpentine is framed in Huanghuali which sits into a carved frame. Valued for it's undulating natural snake-like layers, this serpentine screen once sat on a scholar's table. There, it could be admired and pondered for it's beauty.

Age: Ming Dynasty

Dimensions: 22 1/2" high x 13 3/4" wide x 8" deep
item #1430011
Antique Chinese bronze censor deeply incised with designs of protector dragons and magic pearls in the clouds above a river. Round, squat form with wide mouth. The bottom has a 6 character Xuande mark.

Cartouche Ming Dynasty - most likely 19th century

Dimensions: 7 1/2" wide x 2 1/2" high
item #1430009
A Chinese antique white jade belt hook in the form of a bearded chimera surrounded by tendrils of mist. The chimera's dragon-like body is carved atop an elegant and traditional belt hook form.

Age: 18th century.

Dimensions: Height: 1.5" Width: 1" Length: 3.75"
item #1429646
Rare Ming circular bronze seal with raised handle. Stylized characters encircling edge. Dark patination, remnants of red paste.

Size: 2"D x 3/4"H

Age: Ming Dynasty
item #1428659
Unusually large Chinese nephrite jade recumbent camel curled up, well carved with lovely detail, mottled brownish green color. With hardwood stand on feet.

Size: 5.5"H 11"W 11.5"D. with stand 8.25"H

Ming Period
item #1428517
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Pair of charming Yixing ceramic fu dogs with black bulging eyes. Female dog guardian has two puppies and the male has a ball under his paw. Incense holes on each side of mouth. Each holding ribbon in mouth.

Age: Republic Period, circa 1930s

Size: 11"Hx8"Wx11"D
item #1428350
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