Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese wooden temple carving of a dragon in swirling clouds. Beautifully carved of heavy keyaki (zelkova elm) wood with intricate details. The large dragon clasps the sacred wish-granting pearl in one claw. Around him are billowing rivulets of clouds. Some of the details of his face are painted with red mineral pigment and his eyes are made of reverse painted glass. Dragons have long been used in Buddhist art symbolizing the endless cycle of transformation.

Age: Edo... Click for details
item #1454072
$9,000.00
Ancient Japanese Neolithic Jōmon Culture large ceramic vessel. The dramatically flared rim and other raised decorations indicate that this vessel was likely created for ritual use rather than as a food or cooking container. Clay was mixed with materials such as fibers, micha and crushed shells to give it an adhering quality. The walls of vessels were built up using a coil technique. The wet surface of the clay was smoothed before rough cords were impressed into it creating a distinct... Click for details
item #1453833
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Antique Japanese ozutsu tanegashima matchlock rifle with intricate silver and gold inlay of a dragon in swirling clouds. This wide cast iron barrel is further decorated with a three character mark and the crest of the Tokugawa shogunate. The black lacquered wooden handle has brass fittings and several gold lacquer Tokugawa mon. This type of ozutsu (hand canon) was used on ships for protection against pirates, on horseback, and as assault weapons to blast through doors. Often bales of rice had... Click for details
item #1453527
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Antique Japanese long tanegashima matchlock rifle with intricate silver and gold inlay of a dragon in swirling clouds. The cast iron barrel is further decorated with a five character mark and the crest of the Tokugawa shogunate. The burl wood handle is set with elaborate brass work incised with designs of a rabbit, bamboo, flowers and birds.

The underside of the barrel has a maker's inscription that reads:
摂州堺之住
野田長右衛門作
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item #1453526
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Antique Japanese cylindrical hibachi made of bent suginoki (cryptomeria) and decorated with a maki-e lacquer scene of a family of chickens in a bamboo grove. The mother hen and two chicks look for food on the ground while their father rooster looks back at his third little chick. Bamboo details are made of inlaid shell and the background is flecked in gold. With a copper insert.

Age: Meiji/Taisho Period (early 20th century)

Dimensions: 7 5/8" high x 10 1/4" wide
item #1453122
$650.00
An antique Japanese hibachi (brazier) cast in bronze and hand crafted with a dragon and thunder bolts flying amidst the stormy clouds on one side and a crouching tiger with its playful partner hanging from a bamboo limb in a forest of bamboo on the opposing side. The handles feature converging phoenix birds with their tails as the apex.

Originally used as a hand warmer in a country inn (Ryokan) in Japan, in present day it can be used as a planter or decorative centerpiece of a... Click for details
item #1453061
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Antique Japanese large bronze sculpture of a hawk perched on a gnarled pine branch with wings extended. Beautiful and dramatic with lovely attention to detail. In two sections.

Age: Taisho Period (1912-1925)

Dimensions: 25 1/2" high x 22" wide x 12" deep.
item #1452939
$1,200.00
Antique Japanese large fruit basket. Wide and flat body woven with very fine, narrow sections of split bamboo. The handle is made of two bamboo branches, joined with intricate knot-work. Beautiful dark color and patina.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 15" high x 14 1/2" wide x 14 1/2" wide
item #1452625
$1,250.00
Antique Japanese ikebana basket for flower arranging. Round body with wide split bamboo and twisted rope bamboo foot and neck. The dramatic, arching handle is made of gnarled wisteria branches. Beautiful deep reddish finish and dark patina.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 17 3/8" high x 11 1/2" wide x 9 1/2" wide.
item #1452624
$875.00
Large antique Japanese Buddhist temple textile made of green silk and woven with gold gilt-paper weft (ginran or kinren) in a design of dragon medallions floating amongst billowing clouds. Dragons have long been used in Buddhist art symbolizing the endless cycle of transformation. This textile piece consists of two long woven panels sewn together and backed with white cotton fabric. Has inscription on back.

Age: Edo Period dated 1836

Dimensions: 59" x 91"
item #1452010
$2,500.00
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