Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Bronze Okimono Owl on Branch
The Japanese bronze maker is known for its high quality and attention to detail rendered in bronze, silver, and other precious materials. The exposure to the world's fair has showcased the Japanese skilled artisan in many different styles and categories. Naturalism and realism was the template to the Western taste during the Meiji period.

This is a fine example of a great horned owl in bronze depicted in naturalism. The okimono owl is perched on a gnarled branch preening itself. The... Click for details
item #1383241
Chinese Guri Carved Lacquer Box
Chinese round lacquer box made with a guri lacquer technique in which many layers of red and black lacquer are carved away into intricate designs. The interior in glossy black lacquer.

19th century Dimensions: 3" x 3" x 1"
item #1383209
Antique Chinese White Brass Ink Box
Chinese rectangular ink box made of white brass and copper. The lid is decorated with calligraphy inscription and chop. The interior of the box with dark patina and ink stone. The copper based is signed with maker's mark.

Dimensions: 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 1"
item #1382965
Antique Thangka Painting of Padmasambhava
Antique mandala thangka painting depicting a central image of Padmasambhava surrounded by various scenes of heavenly beings and fierce deities. The backside of the thangka with 3 character sanskrit inscription.

Padmasambhava is said to have lead the first Nyingma traditionalist teachings in Tibet, the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He sits on a lotus throne, holding a vajra in his right hand and, in the other, a kapala (skull cup) filled with the elixir of... Click for details
item #1382923
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Antique Japanese Bronze Tanuki signed Yoshiyama
Antique Japanese bronze okimono, animated in a recumbent pose. The tanuki clothed in Buddhist monk robes, curled and withdrawn for rest. A strand of prayer beads is visible out from underneath his crossed front legs. The sculpture is skillfully cast with a bronze dark russet patina, essentiated by the chasing of the hair and the smooth surface of the folds. The artist has also rendered in detail of the tanuki's paws, which is the underside of the sculpture signed... Click for details
item #1382848
Antique Japanese Gifu Choba Tansu
Japanese gifu choba tansu made with Hinoki and Sugi wood and hand-forged iron hardware including Hirute drawer pulls and plating. The sliding panels with slats open to a spacious interior. The bottom of the chest holds two drawers recessed behind a locking bar, and a safe door with two small drawers inside. Original finish.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 35" L x 16 1/2" D x 37 1/4" H
item #1382800
Japanese Pair of Damascene Dragon Candlesticks Signed Kuma
Pair of Japanese damascene candlesticks, the body of each with dramatic imagery of serpentine dragons and fireballs. The foliate petal rims decorated with chrysanthemums and coiling vines, and the tripod feet with auspicious objects and flowers. Both candlesticks are signed "Kuma" in gilt pigment on the base.

19th Century Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 4 1/4" x 9" H
item #1382576
Antique Chinese Peking Glass Cup and Dish
Chinese monochrome purple peking glass cup and saucer. The glass has a deep purple tone. Both the cup and dish have flared rims and a round, recessed foot.

Dimensions: 3 1/8" x 2 1/2" H (cup) 4 3/4" x 1" H (dish)
item #1382560
Japanese Antique Small Kiri Tansu
Antique Japanese small tansu chest made all of kiri (paulownia) wood. The chest is configured with seven drawers of various sizes: 3 small drawers above 2 medium drawers above 2 large drawers. Black iron hardware includes 7 round lock plates, circular corner bracing and square drawer pulls.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 23 1/4" high x 27" wide x 13" deep.
item #1382496
Indian Damascene Dagger
A Sikh Perso-Indian mughal koftgari dagger, decorated with damascene silver handle and sheath with the head of a leopard. The blade is curved and inlaid with silver medallion filigree.

Dates from late Colonial Period 19th/20th century Dimensions: 12 3/4" L x 2 1/2" W
item #1382424
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