Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Meiji Period Nishiki Imari Tripod Censer
A large sized Imari porcelain tripod censer decorated with motifs of peonies, wonderfully drawn karashishi or Chinese style lions, dragons,and phoenixes. Large censers are often used in Buddhist temples, where extra censers would be used during ceremonies. Age: Edo Period. Size: Height 7" Diameter 10.25"
item #1179190
Japanese Lacquered Food Container with Makie
Japanese food container, at times known as a jikiro, where food items are placed inside the container. In tea ceremony, the object is used to place sweets inside. The object is done in black lacquer with makie decorated with a motif of a peony. Inside the container is decorated with gold in the style known as Nashiji, or pear skin. Age: 20th century. Size: Diameter 8" Height 4.75"
item #1178764
Japanese Bronze Hibachi Brazier
A bronze brazier, also known as a hibachi. The workmanship of the brazier is intricate with one side showing a motif of Chinese stye lions mingling among peonies and the other, geese flying over reeds in a marsh. The sides are demon or beast like shaped heads with an insert to put rings to decorate the piece. Age: Meiji Period Size: Diameter 8" Height 13.25"
item #1178761
Japanese Mixed Metal Letter Opener
A letter open done in mixed metal with motif of cranes, chrysanthemums, magnolia-like flowers, and other flowering plants. The letter opener contains a signature that is difficult to read. Age: Meiji Period. Size: Length 13" Width 1.5"
item #1178739
Chinese 19th c. Copper Repousse and Cloisonne Sheep
Antique Chinese charming cloissone sheep with large curling horns, made of copper repousse, cloisonne with stylized birds and scrolling vines all over the body of the sheep, beautiful colors on a black ground, late 19th century. Size: 11" high x 16" long x 6" deep.
item #1178631
Chinese Antique Blue and Gold Dragon Robe
Antique Chinese beautiful gauze brocade dragon robe, made of dark blue silk with a very fine open weave probably for summer wear, embroidered in gilt-wrapped thread with five-clawed dragons, clouds, tall lishui border and auspicious symbols, collar and sleeves woven of black silk gauze with gilt-wrapped thread brocade, wonderful condition. late Qing - early Republic Period. Size: 52 3/4" high x 84" wide
item #1178619
Chinese Painting of Plum Blossoms by Wu Hao
Chinese hanging scroll of a monochrome painting of plum blossoms by Wu Hao (1948~). Wu Hao, started his education in Western art. Later, Wu Hao studied under Zhao Shao Ang, and studied the styles of the four great painters of the Song Dynasty, which he became noted for appropriating and utilizing the style in his works. The inscription found below the painting describes of how the artist was inspired to produce this painting.A rough translation of the inscription reads: During the early summer... Click for details
item #1178187
Meiji Period Cherry Bark Pair of Hirobuta Trays
A pair of hirobuta or trays used to place kimonos in, made from Cherry bark and paulownia. The style of using cherry bark to produce various objects is a distinct style seen in the Akita- Kaunodate region, where they are famous for the art. One piece contains a motif of deer and autumn grasses, while the other is a woman preparing silk fabric while staring at the moon. The motifs are done in cherry bark and mother of pearl.

19th century

Dimensions: (Deer motif tray): 3.25"... Click for details
item #1178175
Japanese Literati Landscape Scroll by Okuhara Seikou
A large sized hanging scroll of a landscape in the literati style by Okuhara Seikou (1837-1913). Seikou was one of the few female artists who specialized in the literati tradition (known as Bunjinga or sometimes associated with Nanga). An inscription can be found on the top left of the painting where a short Chinese poem is describing how the guests are approaching through the mists found among the hills of the landscape. Interestingly, at the end of the inscription the artist signs that she... Click for details
item #1177518
Chinese Antique Carved Bamboo Brush Pot
Chinese carved bamboo brush pot standing on three feet, carved on one side with scene of bird on blossoming peony branch and the other side with a scene of figures in a mountain pavilion setting with pine trees, beautifully carved, 19th century. Size: 7 3/4" high x 5 1/8" wide diameter
item #1176911
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