Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Thai Antique Gilt Bronze Buddhist Temple Deer
Antique Thai gilt cast bronze figure of a recumbent temple deer. These sika deer are closely associated with the Buddha because of his "Teaching in the Deer Park" in Sarnath. Buddha's teaching, or "Spinning the Wheel of the Law" further links the deer to this sacred event. Thus deer are often depicted with the Wheel of the Law, or Dharmachakra in a temple setting. With one leg bent under his body and one outstretched, the deer turns a long, graceful neck to look back over it's shoulder.... Click for details
item #1426947
Chinese Ming Dynasty 12-panel Coromandel Screen with Palace
Antique Chinese large 12-panel Coromandel screen with sweeping scene of palace life. Inside the palace the emperor attends to royal business while he and other noblemen are waited on. To the far left, the empress sits in her pavilion while court ladies attend her and children play in the gardens. Outside the palace walls on the far right, a procession and military exercises are observed by noblemen. All around the palace scene, are mountain landscapes and reserves depicting animals of all... Click for details
item #1426914
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Antique Japanese 2 Section Isho Biraki Tansu Kirinoki Taisho Era
A two section antique Japanese Isho Biraki Tansu (stacked clothes chest with hinged doors) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. Original bronze hardware and a center Kuwanoki (Mulberry) wood door decorative overlap. Very well constructed with thick wood, straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails. The doors open to four removable kimono trays.

Originally used for kimono and clothes storage, the classic design works well in any home decor. It functions as a clothes... Click for details
item #1426910
Chinese Antique 12-panel Coromandel Screen with Battle Scene
Antique Chinese large 12-panel Coromandel screen. Decorated with dramatic battle scene. Warriors on foot and horseback lay siege to an encampment of soldiers. Banners wave as horses crash through wooden battlements. Taken by surprise, the camp's inhabitants kneel in surrender. Bordered by red dragons. The reverse is a quieter scene of trees and flowers. Made of kuan cai (incised colors) lacquer on wood.

Age: Republic Period

Dimensions: 96" high x 222" long x 3/4"... Click for details
item #1426879
Chinese Antique 8-panel Coromandel Screen with Palace Scene
Chinese antique 8-panel Coromandel screen depicting palace scenes of noble men and women. In one pavilion on the far right, a group of courtiers sit at a table and enjoy a game. In the central pavilion, a emperor or high nobleman sits on his throne. Two young servants stand behind him with large fans. Behind them is a large painted screen of mountains. Beautiful ladies dance and pay music for his entertainment. To the far left, the noble wife or empress sits on her throne and is... Click for details
item #1426878
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Contemporary Space Grade Aluminum & Glass Kinetic Table
A round thick glass top sitting atop a space grade aluminum kinetic table frame. Infinitely adjustable via a electric motor, this design allows the user to raise or lower the height of the table by a simple press of the foot. Incredible patented design also the glass to float and yet be 100% balance and stable at all times. The Unidirectional wheels (seen on the bottom) allows small adjustments to be made easlily. Weather you like a taller raised table or wish to lower to a low coffee table... Click for details
item #1426828
Japanese Edo Period Ceramic Figure of Otafuku (Okame)
Antique Japanese ceramic figure of the moon faced Otafuku. Her name was once Uzume and evolved into Okame which means "tortoise", a symbol of longevity. Otafuku or Okame is considered the goddess of mirth, a cheerful woman who's name means "abundant good fortune". A bringer of victory and success, she is good-natured, good-humored, good-hearted, generous, kind, serene, and patient. She is smart, strong-willed and competent as well as powerful enough to easily frighten away evil spirits.... Click for details
item #1426703
Bronze Ayuthaya Period Hand of Buddha, Thailand
Antique bronze hand of Buddha on wooden stand. Hand displays the Abhyaya Mudra, the have-no-fear gesture representing peace, benevolence, and reassurance. Beautiful long tapered fingers. Patina consistent with age.

Age: Ayuthaya Period (17th/18th century)

Dimensions: Hand only: 4" high x 1 1/2" wide x 3" deep. (7" high with stand)
item #1426696
Antique Chinese Celadon Vase with Silver
Chinese antique celadon vase, carved with flowers and scrolling leaves. Lovely traditional celadon color glaze. Later addition of decorative silver overlay around mouth and shoulders and also a silver ring around the foot of the vase.

Age: Republic period (with early 20th century silver work)

Dimensions: 5 1/2" high x 3" wide diameter
item #1426670
Japanese Antique Silver Tsuba with Monkey
Antique Japanese tsuba (hand guard for samurai katana) decorated with a monkey peeking though the bamboo rails of a cage or gate. Often occurring in Japanese folk tales, the monkey generally symbolizes a trickster. Since tsuba were often a warrior's source of personal expression, it is likely this monkey held specific significance to the blade's owner.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 3" high x 2 7/8" wide x 1/8" thick (1/4" thick including monkey).
item #1426669
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