Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Chinese Fencai Plate
A fine Chinese fencai plate decorated with motifs of bats and scrolling clouds. Bats are an auspicious symbol in China and is synonymous to the fortune in Chinese. The back of the plate, is inscribed Dai qing guan xu nian xing. Age: Early 20th century Size: diameter 13.5" height 3.25"
item #1210748
Japanese Bronze Figure of a Lady Selling Fish
A fine and interesting bronze sculpture of a lady selling fish. The figure is holding a basket of fish with a humorous looking octopus wanting to jump out of the basket. Often during the Meiji period, figures from daily life such as sellers of various produce and products were created for the Euro-American market where the charm and simplicity appealed to collectors. The base contains a cartouche seal of the artist, Seikoku. Age: Late Meiji- Taisho Period Size: length 9" width 8" height 19.5"
item #1210677
Japanese lacquer Tea Caddy (Natsume)
An unusual hira natsume decorated with motifs of a cicada, dragonfly, spider, snail, cricket, and frog. A few insects are closely associated with the various seasons. For example, the cicada and snail are summer insects, the dragonfly and cricket are autumn. In addition, the insects have allusions to zen and Japanese philosophies. Age: Taisho Period Size: diameter 3.25" height 2.25"
item #1210666
Antique Chinese Hardwood Side Table
An antique Chinese hardwood table decorated with auspicious motifs of peaches and a stylized character of happiness. Peaches are a symbol of fortune and longevity in East Asia. The motif is often seen in various works of art. Age: 19th-20th century. Size: length 15.5" width 15.5" height 18.5"
item #1210665
Japanese Lacquer Tea Caddy (Natsume) by Kyosai
A splendid tea container decorated with hydrangeas done in makie. The container is known as a hira natsume, where the wide structure is a signature element. Motif of hydrangeas are associated with the mid summer- monsoon season in Japan and often seen in summer tea gatherings. Age: Taisho Period Size: diameter 3" height 2.25"
item #1210647
Beautiful Chinese Stand - Scrolling Cloud
Beautiful vintage Chinese stand made out of hardwood with beautiful grain pattern. Elaborately carved detail with scrolling cloud patterns and ruyi symbol designs. Also designed with temple gate at the base. Age: Republic Period. Size: 8.375" x 6.75"
item #1210298
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Antique Chinese Dragon Boat Bronze Container
Beautiful Bronze Chinese antique dragon boat container from the 19th century, possibly used as paint brush holder. Dragon has striking expression. Age: 18th/19th Century. Size: 5.75" Length x 2.625" Height.
item #1210292
Antique Chinese Child's silk Hat
Antique chinese silk had mede for a child. The hat is beautifully embroidered with peonies and chrysanthemums. There are tassles, light pink, on either side. The top of the hat has a bird with a tassle in its beak, a smaller bird sits below. Republic period.
item #1209975
Antique Chinese Ladies Shoes
Antique Chinese ladies shoes made of silk and embroidered with flowers and butterflies. These shoes were worn during the 19th century by someone who would have had their feet bound in the lily style. Qing Dynasty. 19th century.
item #1209972
Chinese Jade and Gold Bangle
Chinese white jade bangle with 14k gold fittings, chain and clasp. The clasp and hinge are beautifully decorated with a young bamboo branch. It measures 7mm wide, interior diameter 2.25" .
item #1209963
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