Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Antique Set of Shrine Doors
Antique Japanese set of folding Buddhist shrine doors. Made of wood and lacquered black with accents in gold lacquer and green mineral pigment. Extensive gilt copper hardware incised with scrolling vines. The doors are in four sections: two sets that are hinged together and close with a single latch in the center.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 48" high x 68" wide
item #1494556
Japanese Antique Very Large Bronze Bonsho Temple Bell
Antique Japanese extra large Buddhist temple bell (bonsho). It's dramatic size is accented with relief details of apsara (celestial beings) and flowers. The large handle is in the traditional form of dragon heads and upper protrusions called Chi or Nyu improves the resonance of the sound when struck.
In large writing is the phrase Namu Amida Butsu (“I take refuge in Amitābha Buddha”) 南无阿弥陀佛. There is also a line from the Longer Sukhāvatīvyūha Sūtra:... Click for details
item #1494353
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Japanese Antique Pair of Iron Owl Lanterns
Antique Japanese cast iron pair of lanterns in the form of a owls. Each with wide eyed expression and great feathered "horns". These lanterns are made to hold candles, the light escaping through the eyes and many round cast windows in the owls' bodies.

Age: Taisho Period (early 20th century)

Dimensions: 11 1/2" high x 7" wide each
item #1494351
Japanese Antique Burl Flower Container
Antique Japanese flower container for ikebana. Made of a large piece of burled wood with dramatic gnarled form. Inset with a shallow container for water.

Age: Taisho Period (early 20th century)

Dimensions: 13" high x 11" wide
item #1494350
Japanese Antique Bamboo Shō, Gagaku Flute
Antique Japanese Shō, mouth organ (flute) used in Gagaku (classical performances traditionally for the imperial court). A musician blows through the silver lined protruding mouthpiece. The air travels through the bamboo tubes creating notes (said to sound like the Ho bird or phoenix). Skillful musicians are able to blow air in and out of the mouth pieces creating sustained, uninterrupted notes. The arrangement of bamboo tubes are said to resemble the folded wings of the phoenix. This small... Click for details
item #1494344
Japanese Antique Netsuke of Kappa
Japanese netsuke of a Kappa. A whimsical  folklore creature that looks like a  turtle with a face suppose to be around lakes and streams. Made of boxwood sitting on a lotus pad, delightfully carved. Signed on back. Dates from the Showa age c 1950.
item #1494325
Japanese Antique Screen Painting with Fans
Antique Japanese six-panel screen painting (byobu) with a design of fans on silver leaf ground. Each fan is an intricate scene of sections carefully salvaged from even older paintings. Fans with battle scenes, peonies, maples, pines, bamboo, waves and more. Painted in mineral colors and gold leaf on paper. The silver leaf of the screen has beautifully oxidized over time.

Age: Edo Period (1603-1867)

Dimensions: 66" high x 148" long
item #1494296
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Japanese Antique Rare Lacquered Buddhist Pagoda
Antique Japanese unusual Buddhist shrine pagoda. Made of lacquered wood with gilt copper hardware. The shrine has six sides and an elegant sloping roof. Carved details of waves and mist. A tall multi-storied finial on top.

Age: Edo Period (c.1850's)

Dimensions: 26" high x 16" wide
item #1494293
Antique 2 Panel Japanese Screen Sumi-e Summer Landscape
An antique 2 panel Japanese screen titled Scholar in Summer Landscape. Painted in sumi on paper, mounted on a wooden core frame with paper hinges, textile border and lacquered molding. Signature & seal: JUZAN (Nagamura Senzan, 1820-1862) who was a Nanga painter.

Age: Edo Period mid 19th century

Dimensions: 67 3/4" high by 74 1/2" wide.
item #1494290
Pair of Antique Japanese Copper Candlesticks
Pair of Japanese shokudai candlesticks made of copper with chrysanthemum shaped base and crown. Original warm patinas finish consistent of its age. Each is quite sturdy and ready to be used once again to light a sacred space.

Age: Meiji period (1868 - 1912)

Dimensions: 27" high x 7" wide (base)
item #1494289
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