Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Zushi Shrine with Fudo Myo-o
An antique Japanese zushi (small Buddhist shrine) with Fudo Myo-o and attendants. One of the five myo-o or Lords of Light, Fudo Myo-o sits with sword in hand, the flames of his nimbus swirling around him. Fudo's name means "the unmovable or unshakable one". He is a fierce deity who guards the Law of Buddhism from the forces of evil.
Carved of wood, colorfully painted and with gold and black lacquer.

Age: Edo Period (c. early 1800s)

Dimensions: 23 3/4" high x 21"... Click for details
item #1491267
Antique Japanese Polychrome Buddhist Figure
Antique Japanese carved Buddhist figure with flaming nimbus, standing on a rock in noble garb and holding a sword. Carved of wood, painted with bright colors and gold details.

Age: Edo Period

Dimensions: 20 1/2" high x 9 1/2" wide x 6 1/2" deep
item #1491266
Japanese Antique Tanuki with Bell
Japanese antique carved boxwood figure of Soko-tanuki. Here he is disguised as a monk with a large temple bell. The story goes that a tanuki (who is famous for his shapeshifting abilities) worked in the temple for many years. One day while he was taking a nap, he was caught in his original form. But the kind monks allowed him to stay and continue his hard work as a page in the temple.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 8 3/4" high (11 3/4" high with bell striker... Click for details
item #1490872
Japanese Antique Baku Carving for Temple
Japanese antique Baku carving for temple. The mythical creature, part lion, part elephant with clouds represents the beast that devours dreams. Carved from one solid piece of sugi (cryptomeria) wood.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 52 1/2" long x 9" high
item #1490543
Japanese Antique Fu-dog Carving for Temple
Japanese antique fu-dog carving for temple. Also called a shishi, the mythical creature is shown here with blossoming peonies. The shishi and peony together is called Karajishi in which the ferocious beast is tempered by the beautiful queen of flowers, Yin and Yang. Carved from one solid piece of sugi (cryptomeria) wood.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 52 1/2" long x 9" high
item #1490542
Japanese Bronze Seal Lion Figure Showa Era
A Japanese mid century bronze seal lion figure with original patina. Outstretched head as it sits in a natural pose enjoying the warmth of the sun.

Age: Showa Period (1950-1960)

Dimensions: 15 1/2" Long by 15" High by 8 1/2" Wide
item #1490311
Japanese Antique Satsuma Tea Pot with Arhats and Ladies
Antique Japanese small Satsuma ware tea pot. Decorated with detailed scenes in color and gold. On one side are seven arhats and on the other side are ladies. Minute detailed pattern and flowers. The tea pot is complete with small, square lid. With Satsuma mark on the bottom.

Age: Meiji Period (c.1880)

Dimensions: 3 3/4" high x 4 3/8" long x 2" wide
item #1490129
Japanese Antique Satsuma Vase with Ladies and Children
Antique Japanese small Satsuma ware ceramic vase. Crackle glaze decorated with a continuous scene of noble men and women with children. Painted with colors and gold. Incised 2 character mark on the bottom.

Age: Meiji period (circa 1880)

Dimensions: 5 3/4" high x 2 1/2"wide
item #1490128
Antique Japanese Bamboo Basket Ikebana Archaic Style Meiji
An antique Japanese bamboo basket made for Ikebana flower arranging. Depicts an archaic Chinese bronze vessel with flared open mouth design with side handles. The weave of the body suggests the pattern that would have imbued if this were a bronze form. Base is a six pointed foot with maker's sign that reads Sarihen.

Age: Meiji Period (1880-1890)

Dimensions: 11 1/2" High by 11 1/2" Wide by 9 3/4" Deep
item #1490004
Japanese Antique Small Screen Painting of Cranes
Japanese antique small 6-panel screen painting of five cranes flying over waves as the sun rises in the distance. Painted in mineral colors with gold flecks on paper. Signature: Morifusa.

Age: Showa Period Mid 20th Century

Dimensions: 22 1/2" high x 62 1/2" long
item #1489815
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