Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Antique Noh Theater Hakama with Dragons
Antique hakama (trousers) worn by a Noh theatre actor. Decorated all over with a design of gold dragons and lattice work on a dark blue ground. Traditional squared form with pleating and wide white cotton ties. These hakama would have been part of the Noh theatre ôguchi (costume).

Age: Taisho Period (early 20th century)

Dimensions: 44" high x 33" wide
item #1464784
$850.00
Japanese Antique Small Drum
Antique Japanese small drum. Likely for ceremonial use, this drum could have been placed on a stand or held by its handle while in use. Made of keyaki (zelkova elm) wood and painted leather with iron and bronze.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 7 3/4" wide x 4" deep
item #1464783
$650.00
Japanese Small Porcelain Kutani Ware Sleeping Cat
Antique Japanese small Kutani ware figure of a sleeping cat. Made of porcelain and painted with golden spots. Wearing a colorful ribbon collar with yellow pompoms. Charming relaxed pose and intricate details especially on face. The bottom is left unglazed.

Age: Showa Period (circa 1920's)

Dimensions: 3 5/8" long x 2 1/4" wide x 1 3/4" high
item #1464782
$850.00
Japanese Antique Group of 3 Bronze Vases
Antique Japanese group of 3 bronze vases. The smallest is gourd shaped, the medium vase has an hourglass shape and the tallest vase has a long neck, a round base and a reddish finish.

Age: Taisho Period (early 20th century)

Dimensions: 9 3/4" high, 11" high, and 12 1/4" high
item #1464780
$1,450.00
Japanese Antique Group of Three Wooden Frogs
Japanese antique okimono of a group of 3 frogs. The younger frog sits on a larger frog's back while one frog is separate. Carved of sugi (cryptomeria) wood with reverse painted glass eyes.
Frogs are considered symbols of luck in Japanese culture and are used widely in poetry and art. The word for "frog" (kaeru) in Japanese also means "return" which is why small sculptures of frogs are sometimes carried by travelers as a way to make sure they return home safely from their journeys.... Click for details
item #1464777
$2,000.00
Antique Japanese Choba Tansu (Merchant Chest) Keyaki Edo Era
An antique Japanese Choba Tansu (merchant chest) made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Aka Matsu (Red Pine) woods. Beautiful original hand forged iron hardware and Urushi lacquer finish. Two full width drawers and sliding doors with horizontal slats that hide three small drawers on the right and a business books and records storage area on the left. Upper drawer features a lucky treasure bag lock plate with a stylized Mt Fuji lock plate below.

All sides feature horizontal slates for strength... Click for details
item #1464776
Price on Request
Japanese Antique Bronze Crane and Turtle Candlestick
Antique Japanese bronze shokudai (candle stick for a Buddhist shrine) in the form of a crane standing on a turtle's back. In it's beak, the crane holds a lotus stem with blossoms, buds and unfurling leaves. The different aspects of a lotus symbolize the stages of the Buddha's life. The crane and turtle together symbolize longevity as well as the opposites of Heaven and Earth. This shokudai has especially intricate details.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 15... Click for details
item #1464775
$1,200.00
Japanese Antique Pair of Bronze Shokudai Candle Sticks
Antique Japanese pair of shokudai (candle sticks) for butsudan. Made of bronze and decorated with unusual silver crest. Each with small animal head handles on either side. Nice weight and patination.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 11" high x 4" wide each
item #1464530
$750.00
Rare Japanese Antique Iron and Mixed Metal Kabuto with Dragon
A rare example Japanese zunari kabuto (samurai helmet) made all of iron with a mixed metal (gold & silver) design of a dragon amongst swirling clouds. The eyes and whiskers of the dragon are inlaid gold and it's body coils all the way around the hachi (dome). The mabizashi (visor) is edged in bronze and decorated with more wisps of clouds. The underside of the visor shows traces of original red lacquer. The shikoro (neck guard) has five layers and shows traces of black lacquer.... Click for details
item #1464528
Price on Request
Chinese Antique Celadon Bowl, Song Dynasty
Antique Chinese celadon bowl. The rim is flared and accented with incised concentric rings which repeat several times closer to the center of the bowl. The widest band and the reserve at the bottom of the bowl are incised with subtle designs possibly floral. The outside of the bowl is thickly glazed with lovely drips and overall crackle. The foot has been left unglazed.

Age: Song Dynasty (960–1279)

Dimensions: 10 1/2" wide x 3 1/4" high
item #1464527
$3,000.00
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