Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Gyosho Bako
Antique Japanese gyosho bako, or merchant's box, with iron rings and a smoothed carved indentation on one side so that it may be carried comfortably on a person's back. It has an interesting signature branded on its front door, and its side has the branded mark of a trio of leaves. The front door locks closed, and opens with a kan (ring) pull to an interior with four long drawers. Kanji seal, Edo Age c1800. Size: 19.5" height, 14.25" front to back, 5.75" width
item #1265210
Antique Japanese Scroll Signed Kano Tsunenobu
Antique Japanese scroll with silk embroidery. Scroll shows a mystic and tranquil view of Mount Fuji floating among the clouds. Three separate scenes are painted in a vertical flow, with the very peak of Mount Fuji at the top, and a flowing river at the foreground. Signature of Kano Tsunenobu (1638-1713). Provenance Prominent Arkansas Estate. Dimensions: 24" Wide X 63" Tall
item #1265205
Vintage Japanese Iron Crab and Lobster Set
Charming and life-like set of iron crabs and one lobster. Crabs are two separate sizes, one large and one small. Beautifully made, this adorable set adds an oceanic feel to any home, garden, or office. Dimensions: Large Crab- 13" from claw to claw, 12" Tall Small Crab- 11" from claw to claw, 7.5" Tall Lobster- 9" Tall, 12" Long
item #1265121
Antique Chinese Carved Lapis Bottle with Stand
Antique Chinese lapis bottle with raised carvings of a taotie motif over squared spiral designs with dragon heads, and pierced spiraling dragons on the bottles' sides. There are carved downwards pointing leaves near the top with two handles in the form of beast heads and carved rings. The lid has an artichoke shaped finial. Comes with a delicate hardwood stand with silver inlay.

18th/19th century circa 1800

Size: 7" height (8.5" w/ stand), 4.5" width
item #1265119
Pair of Chinese Cloisonne Elephant Jars
Wonderful pair of Chinese cloisonne elephants, each one sits on it's rear end with trunk high in the air, decorated all over with beautiful cloisonne motifs, these pieces are actually containers! The heads come off to reveal little domed lids, these also come off to reveal containers! Each elephant sits on a stand. Beautiful and charming! Early 20th century. Size of each: 13 3/4" high (12 1/2" high without stand) x 5" wide x 6" deep.
item #1265115
Antique Chinese Carved Lapis Bottle
Antique Chinese lapis bottle, with detailed carvings of a beautiful woman in flowing robes standing beside a small boy holding a peach, who appears to be handing the woman a leaf. The flip side of the container is carved with a long-stemmed sunflower and puffs of smoke. The lid has reticulated carvings of a sunflower and stems with two birds perched upon it. circa 19 century Size: 4" height, 2.5" width
item #1265109
Antique Chinese Dark Cranberry Monochrome Vase
Charming round monochrome vase with gorgeous rich oxblood/cranberry colored small speckled glaze. Lip has slight white ring, adding character to this small decorative piece.

19th Century (Qing Dynasty)

Dimensions: 3" High X 4" Diameter
item #1264920
Antique Chinese Porcelain Vase
Antique Chinese porcelain vase, with very fine detailed cobalt blue underglaze designs with flora around the vase's rim, sides, and bordering many panels with incredible paintings (in a famille de rose color palette) of brightly clothed people in bustling city scenes, as well as lovely scenes of nature. The vase has a lid just as wonderfully decorated as the body with cobalt pigment floral designs and detailed paintings, topped with a fu dog lacquered with red, blue, green, and gold. Delicate... Click for details
item #1264608
Japanese Three-Section Kiri Kimono Tansu
Japanese three-section kimono tansu made from kiri wood, its mid and bottom section has five long drawers with round metal lockplates that slide open to reveal a keyhole, and two warabite handles adorned with flora. The topmost section of the tansu has two smaller drawers with a single handle each, topped with two sliding panel doors, opening to a shelved interior and two more small drawers with adorable twin fish handle pulls. Size: 61.5" height, 45.5" width, 16" depth
item #1264529
Antique Chinese Herb Cabinet with Display
Antique Chinese hardwood cabinet, with 20 drawers for storing herbs and spices. The upper portion has a beautiful open display space with lovely carved panelling. The wood has a distinct, attractive grain with a warm glow. Size: 50" height, 35" width, 18" depth
item #1264339
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