Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Antique Baku Carving for Temple
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
$1,500.00
Japanese Antique Fu-dog Carving for Temple
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
$1,500.00
Antique Chinese Porcelain Landscape Tiles
Antique Chinese Porcelain Landscape Tiles
Chinese antique pair of porcelain tiles. Painted in enamel with scenes of snowy landscapes. One panel with a pavilion in the snow, a figure on a path, tall mountains covered with snow and a persimmon tree bare of leaves and laden with fruit. The other panel shows a red pavilion in the mountains, snow on pine and red maple trees and two figures climbing a stepped path. Both tiles are framed in dark hardwood.

Dimensions: 24" high x 15 3/4" wide (each)
item #1490400
$1,250.00
Japanese Bronze Seal Lion Figure Showa Era
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
$2,600.00
Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Ryo Biraki Kimono Tansu Meiji
Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Ryo Biraki Kimono Tansu Meiji
An antique Japanese Tansu chest (called Ryo Biraki Isho Dansu) made of Kiri (Paulownia) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hand forged iron handles. A pair of hinged doors open to a set of Kimono and accoutrement drawers. Hardened wooden nail construction. Optional iron stand can be added for additional height.

Age: Meiji Period (1880-1890)

Dimensions: 35 1/2" Wide by 19" High by 15 1/4" Deep
item #1490273
$1,175.00
Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Peddler's Gyosho Bako Edo
Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Peddler's Gyosho Bako Edo
An antique Japanese Tansu chest called a Gyosho Bako (peddler's chest) made of Sugi (Cryptomeria) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware. Two pairs of rings on each side used to rope the Tansu to carry on ones back for peddling wares from town to town. The front hinged door secures 7 drawers used for inventory storage.

Age: Edo Period (1800-1850)

Dimensions: 11 3/4" Wide by 29 1/4" High by 19 1/2" Deep
item #1490271
$2,750.00
Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Gifu Choba 2 Section Keyaki
Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Gifu Choba 2 Section Keyaki
An antique Japanese Tansu Chest (merchant 2 section Gifu Choba) made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Hinoki (Cypress) woods. All original hand forged iron hardware. Upper section has a pair of sliding doors with two side by side drawers below. The lowe rsectino has 2 sliding doors with 4 large drawers and a hinged security door that protects three small drawers.

Merchants and store owners used to keep business records and books in the spacious cabinets and brushes, inkstone, paper and supplies... Click for details
item #1490269
$3,650.00
A Scroll Painting of a Large Scholar's Rock by Li Yong
A Scroll Painting of a Large Scholar's Rock by Li Yong
A Chinese scroll painting of a dramatic scholar's rock surrounded by mist by the artist Li Yong (b. 1966). Painted in ink on paper. Large painting with signature and two seals. Age: Dated 2014

Dimensions: Size of scroll: 72" high x 39" wide (42 1/2" including rollers). Size of art: 37 1/2" high x 37 1/2" wide
item #1490131
Price on Request
Japanese Antique Satsuma Tea Pot with Arhats and Ladies
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
$2,500.00
Japanese Antique Satsuma Vase with Ladies and Children
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
$2,500.00
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