Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Chinese Antique Bronze Gu
Chinese Antique Bronze Gu
Antique Chinese bronze vase in the shape of a ritual libation vessel (gu). Cast with archaic form and motifs. The gu form vessel was first developed in the Shang Dynasty when it was used for both drinking wine and for offering ritual libations. This 19th century version displays the traditional characteristics (the slender, sloping form and trumpet-like neck). With a single character on the bottom inside.

Age: 19th century

Dimensions: 9 3/4" high x 5" wide
item #1494558
Japanese Antique Set of Shrine Doors
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
Bronze Signed A. Rodin.
Bronze Signed A. Rodin.
Contemporary bronze of a Baby’s hand signed A. Rodin. This work is delightful. Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), a french artist who worked predominately in bronze and marble, considered one of the greats, whose work can be seen in all major museums. Dates: 19th to early 20th Century Signed: A. Rodin Provadance: Zentner Estate
item #1494551
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Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Tohoku Merchant Storage
Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Tohoku Merchant Storage
An antique Japanese Tansu chest from the Tohoku region of Japan used for merchant organizing and storage. Made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods and finished using a wiped lacquer technique. 14 drawers total with the bottom two having lock plates where valuables were kept away from prying hands.

Kakute style handle pulls with Tohoku lock plates designating its origins. A functional chest where merchant wares could be easily stored and retrieved.

Age: Meiji Period... Click for details
item #1494510
$1,500.00
Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Matsumoto 2 Section Meiji
Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Matsumoto 2 Section Meiji
An antique Japanese Tansu chest from the Matsumoto region of Japan made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. Original Urushi lacquer finish and hand forged iron hardware. Lock plates feature an incised Kiri (Paulownia) leaf Mon (family crest) and drawer pulls fashioned in the Mokko design with elaborate back plates. Upper section has 3 drawers and lower section has 2 drawers used to safely store valuable silk kimonos.

Age: Meiji Period (1870-1890)

Dimensions: 35 1/4"... Click for details
item #1494505
$3,350.00
Burmese Antique Monk 18th c
Burmese Antique Monk 18th c
A Burmese figure of a praying Monk, a fragment ftom a larger Buddhist Mandorla. The religious monk shows quite compassion and simple elegance. Comes with a clear plexi stand. Dates from the 18th century.

Size: Height 9 1/2" x Depth and Width 3" (includes stand)
item #1494439
$875.00
Japanese Antique Very Large Bronze Bonsho Temple Bell
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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Antique Chinese Lapis Lazuli Study of Ram and Lingzhi on Rocks
Antique Chinese Lapis Lazuli Study of Ram and Lingzhi on Rocks
Amazing antique Chinese Lapis Lazuli carving of three rams, Yang, and nine ruyi, Lingzhi, on a rocky landscape. The blue lapis is a beautiful ultramarine color with gold dust like iron pyrite interspersed with random calcite flecks in the matrix. People believe the stone is imbued and bring good fortune to those able to hold it well and helps to promote psychic abilities. Meaning of ram and ruyi combines to mean “as you wish” and “good fortune”. The vibrant blue color in the stone... Click for details
item #1494352
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Japanese Antique Pair of Iron Owl Lanterns
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
$850.00
Japanese Antique Burl Flower Container
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
$875.00
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