Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Red Lacquer Zushi Traveling Buddhist Shrine
Japanese Buddhist Zushi (portable shrine) with bright red lacquered wood exterior and gilt interior. Shrine with the statue of sitting Fudo Myoo, the fierce deity with his pair of attendants, is seated on a craggy outcropping. The double doors decorated scrolling gilt metal work.

Buddhist traveling altars and shrines create a sacred space of spiritual magnetism and are the product of dedicated craftsmanship. Traveling monks were required to have their own prayer tables and other... Click for details
item #1395137
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Chinese Collection of Seven Repousse Silver Fruits
A collection of seven types of fruits including mango, persimmon, pomegranate and cherry, star fruits all finely rendered with leaves and branches, hand crafted in repousse silver with hyperealism. Fruit to be displayed with the wish for fertility as they are known for holding many seeds.

Republic period

Dimensions: range from 2 1/2" - 12" long
item #1395133
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Japanese Gilt Bountiful Gourds Sashimono Battle Banner
Japanese Sashimono war banner, to be worn attached to the back of a samurai's armor by special fittings. In the form of a group of medicine gourd bottles in gold gilt lacquer. The largest gourd stands the tallest on top of the Sashimono pole surrounded by smaller gourd bottles. The Sashimono captures the high drama of the fully outfitted samurai warrior in all of his glory. Mounted on steel plates and armature wire.

Edo period (1603 - 1868)

Dimensions: 17" x 17" x 34" on... Click for details
item #1395129
Japanese Signed Iron Jizai Okimono Articulated Spiny Lobster
Hand-forged iron Jizai Okimono articulated spiny lobster. Each iron plate is carefully repousse hammered, creating a natural realism. The lobster is fully splayed on steel plates and armature wire. All ten legs and long antenna and articulated with multiple joints on each leg. Exquisitely crafted, showing off a very high skill of the metal worker. With artist signature underneath the lobster.

Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)

Dimensions: 13" x 7" x 5" (8 1/2" on stand)
item #1395121
Antique Hand-Woven Caucasian Shirvan Azeri Rug
Antique Caucasian Azeri runner rug, hand-woven, all wool in repeating Shirvan motifs in navy blue and rust brown and cream colors.

late 19th century

Dimensions: 3'1" x 5'
item #1395119
Antique Hand-Woven Turkish Kars Rug
Antique Turkish rug, hand-woven, all wool in bright red, green, navy blue, and cream natural dye colors. In rural areas, often times goat hair is incorporated in the weave along with sheep's wool. Motifs of praying arches and medallion repeats with tribal influences.

late 19th century

Dimensions: 3'3" x 4'10"
item #1395118
Antique Hand-Woven Caucasian Lesghi Azeri Rug
Antique Caucasian Azeri rug, hand-woven, all wool with Lesghi-styled pointed star medallions in navy blue and red tones against cream ground.

late 19th century

Dimensions: 2' 10" x 3'11"
item #1395114
Antique Hand-Woven Caucasian Shirvan Azeri Rug
Antique Caucasian Azeri runner rug, hand-woven all wool in repeating Shirvan motifs in navy blue and rust colors.

late 19th century

Dimensions: 4' 7" x 16' 8"
item #1395068
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Large Japanese Ryu Dragon Temple Carving with Crystal Ball
A large architectural Buddhist temple carving of a Dragon (Ryu), with reverse glass painted eyes. The dragon clutches a smooth clear quartz crystal ball in its 3 point sharp claws. The high relief carvings show the dragon's body coiled behind clouds of smoke and waves. Dragons are the powerful embodiment of yin and yang and are seen as a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people that are worthy.
The myths about Emperor Jimmu descending from Toyatama-hime evidence the... Click for details
item #1395067
Japanese Set of Ten Ya Yumi Hawk Feather Arrows
Stunning set of ten Japanese Ya (arrow) Yumi hawk feather and reed arrows with gold gilt lacquer and iron tips. Once used to shoot long distances by long bow primarily before the main introduction of firearms by the Portuguese in 1543. The "no" (shaft of the arrows are made from yadake bamboo and can have different shapes – straight, or tapering, these being straight.
Typically they use bamboo from the Kanto area. This is for a purely practical reason: bamboo will not grow fast enough... Click for details
item #1395056
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