Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Chinese White Porcelain Vase
Wonderful Chinese white porcelain vase with flutter neck and opening, ring handles on sides, unglazed recessed bottom, some age cracks. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 9" H x 4" Diameter

Age: 18th century or earlier
item #1424049
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Antique Chinese Cloisonne Duck Incenser
Antique Chinese cloisonne incenser in the form of a standing duck. Vermillion tones with white, yellow and black feather details. well models with detailed lift of lid (seen on back of duck). Lid has a floral pattern with wild vines finding the correct shape. Incense flows from in side the body chamber and through the florida open lid.

Ducks are knows as winged diving birds as are regarded as a symbol of conjugal affection and fidelity.

Early 19th Century... Click for details
item #1424046
Izushi Yaki Pottery Japanese Frog Incensor
Unusual Japanese incensor of two Japanese toads made from Izushi Yaki pottery technique. Depicting a large toad with a smaller baby toad resting on top. Smoke rises from the inner chamber an rises and vents from each of their mouths. Beautiful original patina consisting with age. Overall very good condition.
Izushi is a town that continues on from the mythical era. Today it is a castle town popular for its nostalgic atmosphere of old Japan. Besides that, there are many local special... Click for details
item #1424044
Antique Japanese Hibachi (Brazier) Blue & White Sometsuke Pedestal
An antique Japanese porcelain hibachi (brazier) with a hand painted blue and white sometsuke design of a landscape scene and an indoor garden design. Key fret pattern along the base with a background of Chrysanthemum blossoms and a repeating eight window floral design along the top. Unusual mushroom style pedestal shape.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912) Dimensions: 18" Diameter x 12" High
item #1424043
Japanese Bronze Censor Gama Sennin (Toad Immortal) Signed Suiun-chū
Highly detailed unusual Japanese bronze censor of depicting Gama Sennin (toad immortal) sitting atop the censors lid. Three dragons form to make the base. Three protective dragons form the sturdy base. Prominent phoenix is seen just below Gama below the lip of the opening to the censor. Wonderful original condition.
The Japanese legend of Gama Sennin (蝦蟇仙人 "Toad Immortal") is based upon Chinese Liu Hai (劉海), a fabled 10th-century alchemist who learned the secret of immortality... Click for details
item #1424038
Antique Japanese Ko Tansu (Personal Storage Chest) Kiri/Sugi Meiji Era
An antique Japanese Ko Tansu (personal storage chest) made of Kirinoki (Paulownia) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hardware including the Warabite bronze handles and hand made iron fittings. Constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails. Two small drawers are hidden behind the hinged door.

Chests such as these were used primarily by a Japanese family to store their documents, letters, ephemera, photos and other treasured keepsakes. It was often... Click for details
item #1424013
Signed Japanese Cylindrical Ikebana Basket: Kouchikusai
Japanese hand split bamboo basket with high slender sides rising from a square base to a round lip. Bamboo intertwined into a handle fashioned with small split bamboo. Cheveron pattern is seen repeating on all sides with a squad symmetrical pattern seen on the base.

Ikebana (生け花, 活け花, "arranging flowers" or "making flowers alive") is the Japanese art of flower arrangement.[1][2] It is also known as Kadō (華道, "way of flowers"). The tradition dates back to the 7th... Click for details
item #1424012
Unique Japanese Double Gourd Ikebana basket
A unique hand split bamboo basket in the shape of a natural double gourd. Wild gnarled wisteria forms a steady base while branching up and around the backside of the double gourd.

Early Meiji Period C. 1870's

14" long X 11" deep X 24" high
item #1424010
Edo Period Japanese Full Ikebana Moon Basket
Japanese ikebana (flower basket) used in tradition ikebana flower displays. Beautifully natural finish of split bamboo and gnarled wisteria branch each twisting and blending into a full moon. Condition is very good. Includes copper insert (may allow to be used for flowers).

Edo Period C. 19th Century

Dimensions: 18 1/2" wide X 10" deep X 15 3/4" high
item #1424009
18th C. Japanese Large Deep relief Temple Apsara / Phoenix Ranma
A rare full size Japanese Temple gold gilt ranma. Deep hand-carved relief depicting a floating apsara with an incredible flowing phoenix tail feathers (heavenly being) amongst swirling clouds. A phoenix rising up and through the angel with its head seen leading the way.
An apsara is a female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist culture. They figure prominently in the sculpture, dance, literature and painting of many South Asian and Southeast Asian... Click for details
item #1423828
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