Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Antique Oribe Mizusashi (water container for tea ceremony)
Japanese Antique Oribe Mizusashi (water container for tea ceremony)
Antique Japanese Oribe ware (Oribe-yaki) mizusashi (cold water container for replenishing the water in a tea kettle) for tea ceremony. This type of Oribe is called Ao-Oribe (green Oribe) as it prominently features a rich green copper-sulfate glaze. This is applied in generous dripping swaths of color over a white crackle glaze. It is further decorated with designs from nature using deft and quick brushwork in a black glaze. It's unglazed form is a reddish brown earthenware, still visible on... Click for details
item #1444912
$850.00
Japanese Antique Iron Tetsubin (Tea Pot) with Dragon in Clouds
Japanese Antique Iron Tetsubin (Tea Pot) with Dragon in Clouds
Antique Japanese tetsubin (kettle for heating water for tea) made of cast iron and decorated with a dragon in swirling clouds. The highly raised design depicts a dragon curling itself around the body of the pot. The clouds over hang in a ledge above the base. There is a large raised cartouche on the back underneath this ridge. The lid is made of bronze.

Age: Taisho Period (1912-1926)

Dimensions: 9 1/2" high including handle x 7 1/4" wide including spout
item #1444901
$1,200.00
Chinese Pair of Porcelain Fu-dogs
Chinese Pair of Porcelain Fu-dogs
Vintage pair of Chinese porcelain fu-dogs. Sculpted with a sense of whimsy and great detail, one fu-dog crouches with his elaborately swirling tail in the air, the other lays on her belly. Though their other name, shishi, suggests their lion-like qualities, this pair with their long flapping ears have a more dog-like appearance. Glazed with a lovely translucent blue crackle glaze with wide black glazed eyes. Minor losses.

Chinese fu-dogs are an important protective element in Feng... Click for details
item #1444891
$3,000.00
Chinese Blue & White Dragon Bowl with Kintsugi
Chinese Blue & White Dragon Bowl with Kintsugi
The vintage Chinese blue and white bowl is decorated with two dragons and clouds, symmetrically opposite with the flaming pearl between the two dragons. The base of the bowl is a double circular ring which represents eternity.

The Kintsugi repairs to the bowl adds a dimension that brings it to life. The raised maki-e technique has been gilded in a gold lacquer finish with red underglaze.

Own its own, this bowl is a dramatic piece of art or it can be used functionally as a fruit... Click for details
item #1444749
$1,275.00
Japanese Antique Scroll Painting of Buddha and 12 Jūniten
Japanese Antique Scroll Painting of Buddha and 12 Jūniten
Antique Japanese Esoteric Buddhist scroll painting depicting seated Amida Nyorai (Buddha Amitabha) flanked by the 12 Jūniten (Deva Guardians). The 12 Jūniten (6 on either side) are identified as Taishakuten (Skt. Indra) Lord of Jūniten, Katen (Skt. Agni) of Southeast and Fire, Enmaten (Skt. Yama) South and the Underworld, Futen (Skt. Yayu) Northwest and Wind, Bonten (Skt. Brahma) Heaven, Suiten (Skt. Varuna) West and Water, Bishamonten (Skt. Vaisravana) North and Wealth, Rasetsuten (Skt.... Click for details
item #1444497
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Japanese Antique Kutani Ware Figure of a Dog
Japanese Antique Kutani Ware Figure of a Dog
Antique Japanese Kutani ware porcelain figure of a Pekingese dog sitting with right front paw raised, long fur flowing around him. A brightly painted collar around his neck. Painted details on his face and paws.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 6 3/4" high x 7" long x 4 1/2" wide
item #1444417
$750.00
Antique Japanese Kansai Mizuya Tansu Hinoki/Keyaki Meiji Era
Antique Japanese Kansai Mizuya Tansu Hinoki/Keyaki Meiji Era
This is a 2 section antique Japanese Kansai Mizuya (Kitchen) tansu made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Keyaki (Zelkova) woods. Both original hand forged iron hardware and rare copper hand twisted door netting.

This chest was made for the Japanese kitchen to store jars of water, chopsticks, utensils for cooking and dishes. Its elegant design would suit any home decor as well as add storage functionality.

Meiji Era (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 45 3/4" Wide by 64" High by 16" Deep
item #1444416
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Rare Antique Japanese Sado Child's Kimono Tansu Kiri Edo Era
Rare Antique Japanese Sado Child's Kimono Tansu Kiri Edo Era
A rare Japanese antique Sado Island Child's Kimono Tansu made of Kirinoki (Paulownia) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Original natural Urushi wiped lacquer finish with hand forged iron hardware. The lock plates feature cranes and sea turtles that symbolize longevity and the drawer corners feature stylized clouds.

Children's kimono tansu are quite rare to find since they had to be custom made by the tansu maker. They were usually commissioned by a wealthy family as a way to lavish... Click for details
item #1444415
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Antique Japan Ko Bo Tansu (Personal Chest with Lock Bar) Lacquer Meiji
Antique Japan Ko Bo Tansu (Personal Chest with Lock Bar) Lacquer Meiji
An antique Japanese Ko Bo Tansu (personal storage chest with locking bar) made of Suginoki (Cryptomeria) wood. Original Urushi lacquer finish. Bronze hardware features auspicious bamboo symbols and pine tree motif.

Small antique tansu such as this is very popular worldwide due to its functionality and ease of placement due to its small size. Contemporary uses include using it as a side table or a bedside cabinet.

Meiji Era (1868-1912)

21 3/4" Wide by 22 1/2" High by... Click for details
item #1444413
$900.00
Chinese Neolithic Amphora with Handles, Yangshao Culture
Chinese Neolithic Amphora with Handles, Yangshao Culture
Neolithic era ceramic amphora, Yangshao Culture, Yellow River area, China. This baluster form vessel is made with a narrow neck and slightly flared rim. High shoulders taper downward to a narrow foot. Two strap handles are attached just below the center of the body. Painted with geometric patterns in red and black mineral pigments.

Age: Yangshao Culture (5000-3000 B.C.)

Dimensions: 13 1/4" high x 11" wide x 9" wide
item #1444411
$2,700.00
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