Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Red Lacquer Set of 10 Kichi Arrows
Japanese special set of 10 Kichi arrows, with consecration marks by the Kichijo-ji Temple. Kichi means good omen. Forged steel, with red lacquered tips. Mounted in splayed fan shape. Very unusual original red lacquered tips.

Edo p. (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 6" x 2 1/2" x 12" Height
item #1394217
$8,500.00
Japanese Jumonji Yari Spearhead
Japanese Jumonji Yari cross spearhead. Hand forged steel done in the same fashion as samurai swords.

Early yari are believed to have been derived from Chinese spears, these hoko yari are thought to be from the Nara period (710-794), and while they were present in early Japan's history, the term yari appeared for the first time in written sources in 1334 but this type of spear did not become popular until the late 15th century.
During the peaceful Edo era yari were still... Click for details
item #1394216
$5,000.00
Japanese Set of 2 Yari Spears, signed Yamato Fujiwara Sensada
Japanese set of 2 Yari spears, signed Yamato Fujiwara Sensada. Hand forged steel, done in the same many and technique as samurai swords.

Early yari are believed to have been derived from Chinese spears, these hoko yari are thought to be from the Nara period (710-794), and while they were present in early Japan's history, the term yari appeared for the first time in written sources in 1334 but this type of spear did not become popular until the late 15th century.
During the... Click for details
item #1394215
$6,500.00
Unusual set of Japanese Mori Clan Yajiri Arrow Heads
A complete set of seven Japanese piercing Yajiri (Yanone) hand forged iron arrows heads. Signed with the pierced Mori clan family crest.
Watakusi (Flesh Terror / Barbed) These shapes are usually very ornamental in form and would have been originally used in battle. Each arrowheads can vary in length from 1 inch to over 6 inches and most have a saw cut piercing. The Mei (signature) on this style of arrowhead would usually be located on the nakago. The pierced designs vary from... Click for details
item #1394214
Price on Request
Japanese Karimata Arrow Collection
A set of 5 Japanese karimata arrow collection. Forged iron, mounted on steel plates and armature wire.

The forked arrowhead (karimata) was named after its resemblance to the V-formation flight of wild geese. Such arrows of different sizes were highly prized on the battlefield and for hunting large game. The Japanese arrowheads, many resembling miniature spears, were made in hundreds of varied shapes of folded, tempered steel. They were attached to the bamboo shafts by means of... Click for details
item #1394213
$8,200.00
Chinese Antique Rutilated Quartz Snuff Bottle
Antique Chinese ovoid shaped snuff bottle carved of rutilated quartz. Clear quartz crystal dense with black needles. With orange agate lid.

Late 19th Century

Dimensions: 2 1/4" high (not including lid)
item #1393977
$1,650.00
Chinese Antique Jadeite Snuff Bottle with Flowers
Antique Chinese carved jadeite snuff bottle. The stone is mottled with variations of green including small striations of a brilliant apple-green color. The flattened globular formed body is carved with peony flowers on one side and lotus blossoms and birds on the other.

19th century

Dimensions: 2" high (not including lid)
item #1393975
$2,000.00
Chinese Jade Recumbent Dog
Chinese antique carving of a dog in a relaxed recumbent position, looking over his shoulder, with a curling tail. Carved of pale green jade.

C. 19th Century

Dimensions: 2 1/2" long
item #1393974
$2,950.00
Korean Personal Stacking Chest with Burl Wood Front
Antique Korean two section stacking personal chest with base. The front is made with hardwood burl (probably mulberry). Each section has a large compartment opened by two hinged doors. Silver colored hardware is made of chased brass.

19th Century

Dimensions: 52 1/4" high x 35 3/4" wide x 17 3/4" deep.
item #1393972
$1,500.00
Antique Japanese Keyaki Choba Tansu
Japanese solid Keyaki choba tansu (merchant's chest of drawers). The unit sits on a platform base. Original finish solid Keyaki (elm) hardwood construction, detailed with hand forged iron pulls and other hardware.

Meiji period (1868 - 1912)

Dimensions: 36" L x 14 1/2" D x 39" H
item #1393881
$2,850.00
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