Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Chinese Agate Carved Flower Basket
Beautiful agate carved into a flower basket, extremely detailed. The basket has a handle with removable string attached. The basket itself has almost a flower pot shape to it, with a maze-like design carved around its sides. The top of the basket has a beautiful flower carved on either side with vines and leaves and has a round opening in the center. 19th century Size: 3.75" wide, 2" tall handle flat, approx 3.27" inches with handle up
item #1241094
Antique Chinese Jade Pomander With Floral Carvings
Beautiful and elegantly carvedpomander, carved from white Jade. Has an all over floral carved design, with linear etchings around its outer sides. Pomanders are meant to be filled with aromatic dried herbs and spices and usually worn around the neck as a pendant. Opens up into two pieces. 18th/19th century Size: 2" diameter, 3/4" thick
item #1241088
Antique Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle
Antique Chinese snuff bottle, made of Jade, with carvings of a large feline with split tail on its front and back. The bottle has a stopper made of beautiful green agate. 19th century Size: 3.25" tall, 1.5" wide
item #1241016
Antique Chinese Carved Stone Snuff Bottle
Antique stone snuff bottle with detailed carvings of a two young, smiling Chinese boys, huddled around a bottle-gourd with a small bird. The bottle has a topper, carved in the shape of a flower bud. The kanji in front reads "great luck" while the back reads "four joys". 19th century Size: 2.75" tall, 2.25" wide
item #1241008
Chinese Turquoise Figure of Boy
Beautifully carved solid piece of turquoise figure of a sitting boy. He is holding a branch bearing fruit resting upon his shoulder. Wonderful detail with interesting grain running throughout the stone. Dimensions: 2 3/4'' High X 2'' Wide X 1 3/8'' Deep
item #1241003
Antique Chinese Agate Gourd
Chinese antique carving of gourds, made from agate. Gourds are interesting because they have many special meanings to the Chinese. The Chinese would scoop the insides clean and use the hard outer shell as a bottle for medicines, wine, and elixirs. The vines of a bottle-gourd are pronounced as "man" or "wan", which also means "10,000" in Chinese. Because the plant has many seeds, it was symbolic for fertility (10,000 seeds/children). Additionally, gourds resemble the number 8, which was... Click for details
item #1240991
Antique Chinese Agate Cicada
Antique carving of a cicada, made from white agate. Cicada appear quite frequently in Chinese art, typically as a symbol for rebirth and renewal. The adult cicada sheds its old skin and emerges in a beautiful, winged form, much akin to the butterfly. 19th century Size: 1.75" long, 1/2" tall
item #1240970
Antique Chinese Agate Carving Of Monkeys and Peach
Two playful monkeys climbing on a large peach, carved from antique agate. Monkeys are commonly depicted in Chinese art as holding a peach as a symbol for wealth and a long life because the word for "monkey" is a homophone to the word for "nobleman". They often call this "feng hou bao shou" which can mean both "crazy monkey clutching [a peach]" as well as "may you become a salaried official and embrace longevity". 19th century Size: 1.5" long x 1.25" tall
item #1240961
Antique Chinese Snuff Bottle With Inlay
Chinese snuff bottle made of various stones, with a delicate inlaid design of a a rose. The bottle has a brilliant sheen and is very elegant. 19th century Size: 2.75" height, 1.75" across, 1" thick
item #1240916
Antique Chinese Jade Foo Dog Carving
Antique carving from Jade of a Chinese foo dog in a curled position. Despite the name, foo dogs (or Shi) are actually lions with dragonlike features and are depicted as guardians, often to the rich and powerful. Ming dynasty. Size: 2.75" long, 1.25" tall
item #1240914
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