Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Swirling free standing bronze three dragon reaching upward supporting a reticulated quarry energy ball. Three caws on each of the four feet. The dragons has an arching twisted body with an open mouth. Original patiently with natural variation of bronze tones.
The Japanese see dragons as benefactors and protectors of mankind. Dragon tattoos symbolize bravery, wisdom, and strength. Overall in wonderful original condition.


Late 19th to Early 20th Century... Click for details
item #1445245
Antique Japanese Oribe ware (Oribe-yaki) mizusashi (cold water container for replenishing the water in a tea kettle) for tea ceremony. This type of Oribe is called Ao-Oribe (green Oribe) as it prominently features a rich green copper-sulfate glaze. This is applied in generous dripping swaths of color over a white crackle glaze. It is further decorated with designs from nature using deft and quick brushwork in a black glaze. It's unglazed form is a reddish brown earthenware, still visible on... Click for details
item #1444912
Antique Japanese tetsubin (kettle for heating water for tea) made of cast iron and decorated with a dragon in swirling clouds. The highly raised design depicts a dragon curling itself around the body of the pot. The clouds over hang in a ledge above the base. There is a large raised cartouche on the back underneath this ridge. The lid is made of bronze.

Age: Taisho Period (1912-1926)

Dimensions: 9 1/2" high including handle x 7 1/4" wide including spout
item #1444901
Antique Japanese Esoteric Buddhist scroll painting depicting seated Amida Nyorai (Buddha Amitabha) flanked by the 12 Jūniten (Deva Guardians). The 12 Jūniten (6 on either side) are identified as Taishakuten (Skt. Indra) Lord of Jūniten, Katen (Skt. Agni) of Southeast and Fire, Enmaten (Skt. Yama) South and the Underworld, Futen (Skt. Yayu) Northwest and Wind, Bonten (Skt. Brahma) Heaven, Suiten (Skt. Varuna) West and Water, Bishamonten (Skt. Vaisravana) North and Wealth, Rasetsuten (Skt.... Click for details
item #1444497
Antique Japanese Kutani ware porcelain figure of a Pekingese dog sitting with right front paw raised, long fur flowing around him. A brightly painted collar around his neck. Painted details on his face and paws.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 6 3/4" high x 7" long x 4 1/2" wide
item #1444417
$750.00
An original 19th Century molded leather hide hat box. Round base with single hinged back conical pointed lid. forged brass front clasp that helps to latch the line securely closed. Original warm burgandy tones.

19th Century C. 1930's

Dimensions: 14" high x 11 1/2" wide
item #1444358
$275.00
Antique Japanese small Gigaku performance mask. Gigaku (literally meaning "skill music") is an earlier form of Japanese theatre that was brought over from Korea and China in 612. Gigaku reached a high point during the Nara Period and continued it's popularity until it was eventually replaced by Bugaku theatre. Traditionally performed outdoors at a temple, Gigaku masks were carved with exaggerated features in order for them to be seen by an audience seated at a distance. There are 14... Click for details
item #1443558
$650.00
Japanese Zenga scroll painting of a staff by the Zen master Nakahara Nantenbō (Toju Zenchu) (1839–1925). Born into the Shioda samurai clan in Saga Prefecture, Nantenbō lost his mother when he was 7 years old and was sent to Yukoji monastery to study as a novice when he was 11 where he became a monk of the the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. From there he trained at many different centers, making a pilgrimage to visit twenty four leading Zen masters, earning an inka (certificate of... Click for details
item #1443490
Price on Request
Antique Japanese bandori, peasant's woven back pad for carrying heavy loads. Woven of re purposed cotton cloth, this bandori is outfitted with shoulder straps and is folded on the bottom for extra padding. The back pad is made of cotton from two different textile: a brown striped cotton and light blue and white pattern on cotton. A bandori is made specially for the person carrying the load so it is beautifully unique in it's materials and construction.

Age: Taisho Period... Click for details
item #1443214
$875.00
Antique Japanese Bizen ware figure of a recumbent bull. Laying on his belly with legs tucked underneath him. The bull has a relaxed slight smile. Bizen ware (Bizen yaki) first appeared during the Kamakura Period (14th century). The Bizen kiln is one of 6 major ancient kiln sites, producing ceramics for over 1000 years.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 7 3/4" long x 3 7/8" high x 4 1/2" wide
item #1443213
$975.00
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