Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Tibetan Damaru (Buddhist Drum) Made of Skulls
Rare Tibetan antique skull drum called a damaru (or damru). Two skulls make up the two sided drum connected in the middle. Two small beads at the end of thin cords attached in the center beat the drum when it held upright and twisted. A long silk sash (chopen) decorated with two tassels and auspicious symbols hangs from the center. The damaru is a sacred instrument adopted from the Hindu tantric practices of ancient India. The damaru is believed to be an instrument of the Lord Shiva with... Click for details
item #1334228
Chinese Han Dynasty Bronze Fang Hu
Complete footed cast bronze Hu (wine container), terminating curved and bulbous contour flaring on square mouth. Banded edge and lidded square cover. Has a slight apex top with four serpentine shaped mounted on a terminal bends. The ring handles of the hu measures 2 1/2" diameter with loped and mounted on a taotie mask which is molded in low relief. Complex verdigris patina of malachite and earth encrustation with ares showing cupperite transgression of metal oxidation. Purchases in the... Click for details
item #1333884
Stunning Japanese Keyaki 2-section Nihonmatsu Isho Tansu
Beautiful Japanese antique 2-section Keyaki isho tansu (chest on chest for clothing). Wonderfully dramatic kayaki (zelkova) grain on front. Enhanced by the Original finish in translucent lacquer. Black iron hardware including warabite shaped drawer pulls, safe box in lower right hand corner with 2 small interior drawers. Round iron lock plates with mixed metal raised motif of implements of the Lucky Gods. Original condition and finish. Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) . Size: 47 1/2"... Click for details
item #1333870
Chinese Porcelain Squirrel Water Dropper
Chinese porcelain water dropper in the form of a squirrel eating grapes. Glazed in colors of bright blue, green, pale pink, and black. Wonderfully lifelike details. Size: 4"L x 1.5" W x 1.75" H
item #1333193
Antique Japanese Bronze Dog Incenser
Incredibly charming Japanese bronze incenser in the form of a floppy eared dog, with a curly tail and and a real bell handing off of his neck. A pierced lid comes off of his back to place incense inside, which would then pillow forth from the mouth. Original natural patina from antiquity. Early Edo period (1615-1868) Size: 7" H x 7" L x 2.5" W
item #1332779
Antique Japanese Indigo Cotton Fabric
Antique Japanese hand-woven indigo cotton fabric, with paste resist Japanese characters in two corners, white thread sashiko stitch patterns of geometric diamonds and fan shapes, white stitched edges, white fabric with grey calligraphy sewn into center of underside with darker indigo patch. Size: 60" x 53"
item #1332770
Beautiful Playful Japanese Signed Bronze Figure of Puppies
Incredible Japanese highly bronze figure of three playful puppies. One falling onto his back, another laying in the middle and the last one climbing over him. They are all very finely detailed. The artist's signature on the bottom of the middle puppy. Very well done with exquisite detail.

Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912).

Size: 6.5" L x3" W x 3.5" H
item #1332696
Chinese Pair of Small Porcelain Plates with Guangxu Mark
Pair of beautiful small porcelain plates decorated with scrolling vines and blue flowers. Details in blue, light green, red and gold. 6 character marks on the bottom state that the dishes are from the reign of Guangxu (1875-1908). Qing Dynasty mark and period. Size of each: 5 3/8" wide diameter.
item #1332695
Rare 19th Century Japanese Ikat Egasuri Fabric
Japanese rare hand-woven fabric made from asa (hemp), with an ikat egasuri weave, rice field patterns with yin yang symbols, in cool shades of grey, brown, and black. 19th century Size: 70.5" x 38.5"
item #1332688
Antique Chinese Pewter Censer
Antique Chinese pewter censer with handle and a reticulated lid with two incised dragons circling a ball. Nice patina on interior. Late 19th century Qing Dynasty. Size: 6" H (to top of handle), 6.5" W
item #1332625
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