Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Chinese Antique Lacquered Box
Chinese Antique Lacquered Box
Antique Chinese wooden box lacquered red and gold with designs of palace life. Noble figures and scholars stroll through gardens with fine pavilions and trees. The lid lifts to reveal a continuation of the theme.

Dimensions: 2 1/2" high x 13 1/4" long x 7 1/2" wide
item #1492635
Chinese Gilt Bronze Bodhisattva
Chinese Gilt Bronze Bodhisattva
Antique Chinese gilt bronze figure of a bodhisattva standing on a lotus. Flowing drapery and high hair style with crown. Hands in Gyan Mudra (knowledge). Downcast eyes and compassionate expression. Overall patina.

Age: 19th century

Dimensions: 14 3/4" high x 5" wide x 5" deep
item #1492634
Pair of Deco Era Marquetry Side Tables
Pair of Deco Era Marquetry Side Tables
Pair of Deco Era side tables with dramatic marquetry surfaces. Mixed hardwood in contrasting rosette pattern. The tables are square in form with sloped legs and Macassar Ebony veneer.

Age: Art Deco Era (c. 1920's-1930's)

Dimensions: 23 1/2" high x 21 1/2" wide x 21 1/2" deep
item #1492633
Japanese Antique Bronze Boat Usubata
Japanese Antique Bronze Boat Usubata
Antique Japanese bronze usubata in the shape of a boat. Held up by little waves, it seems to float along on the water. Made for ikebana flower arranging. Signature on the bottom in a raised cartouche.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 5 1/4" high x 9" long x 5 1/4" wide
item #1492632
Young Nobleman and Attendants by Mt Fuji, Utamaro
Young Nobleman and Attendants by Mt Fuji, Utamaro
Japanese antique woodblock print by Utamaro (1753-1806) of a young nobleman on horseback holding a hunting falcon. Surrounding his horse are three beautiful female attendants and a young boy holding another falcon. In the background, Mt Fuji rises from the mist.

Utamaro is most famous for his bijin-ga (pictures of beauties). He was taught by Sekien and heavily influence by Kiyonaga. Utamaro is considered one of the great masters of Japanese woodblock printing.

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item #1492623
Toyokuni I,  Lady and Child Woodblock Print
Toyokuni I, Lady and Child Woodblock Print
Japanese antique woodblock print by Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769-1825) of a woman and boy. The lady holds a bamboo branch festooned with decorations possibly for the Tanabata Festival. In the upper left is a blossoming branch hung with paper strips of writing (tanzaku). During Tanabata this writing would be wishes.
Toyokuni I started work in the studio of Toyoharu at the age of 14. He was heavily influenced by the print artist, Utamaro. Toyokuni I later became one of the most influential... Click for details
item #1492619
Thai Antique Phra Somdej Buddhist Amulet
Thai Antique Phra Somdej Buddhist Amulet
Antique Thai Buddhist amulet, Phra Somdej "King of Amulets". The amulet itself is made of baked clay in the form of a seated Buddha or Bodhisattva. It is enclosed in an unusually fine silver metal case with intricate incised designs. Phra Somdej are important in that they are believed to bring the wearer wealth, good health, good fortune, social and romantic success, Karmic merit, and protection from harm or danger.

Age: Mid 19th century

Dimensions: 1 1/2" high x 1" wide x... Click for details
item #1492415
$600.00
Moon at Sumanoura Beach by Koitsu Tsuchiya,  Woodblock Print
Moon at Sumanoura Beach by Koitsu Tsuchiya, Woodblock Print
Antique Japanese woodblock print by Koitsu Tsuchiya (1870-1949) entitled Moon at Sumanoura Beach. A lone villager walks on the beach lit by the full moon. In the foreground are gnarled pines.

Koitsu Tsuchiya began studying the art of woodblock printing at the early age of 15. He studied for 19 years under the ukiyo-e master, Kiyochika Kobayashi. In 1931, Koitsu turned to creating landscapes in the Shin Hanga style.

Publisher: Doi Hangatan

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item #1492355
$2,000.00
Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Fukushima Kotansu
Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Fukushima Kotansu
An antique Japanese Tansu chest called a Fukushima Kotansu made of Kiri (Paulownia) and Hinoki (Cypress) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware and hardened wooden nail construction. Used as a merchant accounting chest where papers, inkstones, brushes, and ink sticks were stored. 6 drawers of varying sizes.

Age: Meiji Era (1880-1890)

Dimensions: 24" Wide by 17 3/4" High by15 1/4" Deep
item #1492354
$1,250.00
Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Merchant Safe Box
Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Merchant Safe Box
An antique Japanese Tansu chest made of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. Used as a merchant safe box to store money and valuables. All original hand forged iron hardware with straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails. Hinged door opens to 7 drawers.

Age: Meiji Era (1880-1890)

Dimensions: 13" Wide by 17" High 16 1/2" Deep
item #1492353
$1,850.00
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