Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Chinese Antique Blue Porcelain Double Gourd Vase with Gold Scenes
Antique Chinese unusual double-gourd monochrome porcelain vase. The body with circular reserves in the center of either side of the vase. On one side is a highly raised and detailed scene of noblemen and a horse with a carriage and attendants. In the background is a pavilion roof and mountains. On the other side, a maiden sits in a garden beneath the moon with two attendants. All the genre scenes are painted with exquisite detail in gold and the negative space (like the rest of the vase)... Click for details
item #1458007
Chinese Neolithic Hongshan Jade Kneeling Creature
Ancient Chinese jade figure of a kneeling anthropomorphic creature. Angular face with large, almond-shaped eyes and two dragon-like curling ear/horns. The body of the figure appears human with hands resting on bent knees and feet tucked under. Carved of pale green jade with orange rind and striations. The back is pierced for a chord to suspend or sew to clothing. Considered precious, carvings like this one were passed down through generations before finally being buried with the owner.... Click for details
item #1458004
Chinese Antique Ritual Bronze Handle Fragment, Song Dynasty
Antique Chinese small bronze handle fragment from a ritual bronze vessel. Made with swirling cloud motifs and dragon-like creatures. Beautiful patination. With custom metal stand.

Age: Song Dynasty

:Size H 4.5" x W 2.75" x D 2.5" (on stand)
item #1458003
Chinese Mixed Metal Belt Hook with Owl, Warring States
Antique Chinese belt hook of an unusual anthropomorphic figure with the head and wings of an owl but with human-like arms and legs. The opposite "hook" portion is another animal head. Made of bronze and mixed metal with inlaid swirling motifs and inset with carnelian eyes.

Age: Warring States ( 475BC-221BC)

Dimensions: 3 3/8" long x 1 1/8" wide x 1 1/4" high
item #1457957
Chinese Antique Rare Gold Filigree Hair Ornament
Antique Chinese rare gold filigree hair ornament. Made to sit over a top knot. Shaped as an oval dome with a raised filigree back. Decorated with applied repouse lotus flowers on a backdrop of tightly spiraling filigree and inset with cabochons of jade, ruby and sapphire. Hair ornaments of this style would have been reserved for members of the royal court.

Age: Qing Dynasty

Dimensions: 4 3/4" wide x 4 3/8" deep x 2 3/4" high
item #1457718
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Chinese Antique Porcelain Flambé Monochrome Water Coupe
Antique Chinese monochrome porcelain water coupe with dripping Flambé (Jingdezhen Jun) glaze. Appealing round form with low foot and wide mouth. Beautiful plum color glaze with bluish-purple drips. The inside is glazed a deep, mottled blue. The underside of the coupe has a cafe-au-lait glaze and is impressed with a six character Qianlong mark (1736-1795).

Because the glaze effect is made by the combining of various colors and thus the fusing of different minerals, it is also... Click for details
item #1457710
Chinese Antique Bronze Container with Figures
Antique Chinese bronze cylindrical container on three feet. Decorated with two groups of male figures which appear to be fighting. The scenes are set under pine trees bows with puffs of swirling clouds and rocks. The rim of the container is decorated with a key fret motif. The bottom is carved with an archaic three-character mark. Very heavy bronze with beautiful patination.

Age: Ming Dynasty

Dimensions: 4 3/4" high x 6 3/8" wide
item #1457411
Chinese Antique Pair of Porcelain Cups with Landscapes, Yongzheng
Antique Chinese pair of porcelain cups finely painted with detailed scenes of rural landscapes. A fishing village and people near the water's edge with birds flying overhead. All delicately painted with great detail. 6-character Yongzheng (1723-1735) mark on the bottom. Provenance: Prominent Marin County Collection

Dimensions: 1 1/2" high x 3" wide
item #1457406
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Chinese Antique Hunaghulai Bitong Brush Pot with Chilong
Antique Chinese bitong (brush pot) carved of huanghuali wood with mythical chilong creatures. Undulating edges around the rim seem to unfurl. The lower portion is carved with a cusped edge and three low feet. Beautiful grain.

Age: Republic Period (early 20th century)

Dimensions: 6 7/8" high x 6 1/8" wide
item #1456326
Chinese Carved Blue Peking Glass Vase
Chinese blue Peking Glass vase. Globular form with round, flared mouth. A beautiful intense blue color. Carved all over with designs of blossoming flower vines on a patterned ground. Carved mark on the bottom.

Age: Republic Period (early 20th century)

Dimensions: 6 1/4" high x 6 1/2" wide
item #1456309
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