Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Chinese Carved Soap Stone Seal
Chinese Carved Soap Stone Seal
Chinese yellow soapstone scholar's seal. The stone is carved with scenes of sages and their attendant with landscape ground of mountains, pine trees, and bamboo. The reverse is also carved with a man seated at the edge of water, his finger pointing towards the mountains where a temple roof is partially unobscured. The seal on the base of the soapstone reads "a virtue should be praised".

Dimensions: 3" x 2" x 4" height
item #1389521
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Japanese Articulated Rhinoceros Beetle,  Signed School of Takase Kozan
Japanese Articulated Rhinoceros Beetle, Signed School of Takase Kozan
Japanese antique finely detailed and articulated patinated copper rhinoceros beetle. During the peaceful time of the Meiji Period, samurai armor smiths turned their attention and skill toward making these exquisite creatures. The individually crafted movable parts of this rhinoceros beetle spotlights the skill needed to create the articulation required in a suit of samurai armor. Wings open slightly to reveal another pair of wings underneath. Even apart from it's realism, the beetle's... Click for details
item #1389514
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Antique Japanese Gilt Temple Wall Carving
Antique Japanese Gilt Temple Wall Carving
A Japanese Buddhist temple wall carving / transom, with red and gilt lacquer pigments. Carved with the image of an instrument against a ground of heavenly clouds. Professionally framed to be mounted and displayed on the wall.

Dimensions: 32" L x 27" H
item #1389477
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Chinese Hardwood Mirror Box with Inlay
Chinese Hardwood Mirror Box with Inlay
Chinese antique hardwood box inlaid with stone in a scene of figures in a garden. The hinged lid of the box opens to reveal a mirror underneath and a storage area for jewelry or cosmetics divided into six compartments.

Republic Period

Dimensions: 2 1/2" high x 8" wide x 5 3/4" wide.
item #1389476
$750.00
Japanese Framed Yoshitoshi Mori Print - Whispers of Love
Japanese Framed Yoshitoshi Mori Print - Whispers of Love
Japanese framed print titled "Whispers of Love", by famous artist Yoshitoshi Mori (1898-1992), numbered 6/50 in its series. The print is signed in pencil with red cartouche.

Dated 1976.

Dimensions: (entire frame) 42 3/4" L x 33 1/4" H (artwork only) 35 1/4" L x 26" H
item #1389473
$5,500.00
"Diary June 3rd '78" Framed Print by Tesuya Noda
"Diary June 3rd '78" Framed Print by Tesuya Noda
"Diary June 3rd '78" is a photographic silk screen print of a child holding a blanket on a light ground of traditional woodblock technique. This is one of a series of "Diary entry" prints the artist is most famous for in which he depicts photographed scenes from daily life. Title, signature and date in pencil. Sealed with thumb print. Born in 1940, Tetsuya Noda is considered to be Japan's most important living print artist. He is a professor emeritus at Tokyo University of the Arts.... Click for details
item #1389472
$6,000.00
"Diary March 5th '79"  Framed Print by Tetsuya Noda
"Diary March 5th '79" Framed Print by Tetsuya Noda
"Diary March 5th '79" is a photographic silk screen print of a child holding a blanket in one hand with her other hand in a sling on a light ground of traditional woodblock technique. This is one of a series of "Diary entry" prints the artist is most famous for in which he depicts photographed scene from daily life. Born in 1940, Tetsuya Noda is considered to be Japan's most important living print artist. He is a professor emeritus at Tokyo University of the Arts.

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item #1389466
$6,000.00
Chinese Hardwood Painting Table
Chinese Hardwood Painting Table
Chinese hardwood painting table. The whole body, except for the top, is carved in relief with lingzhi fungus. The waist, the apron, and the connecting joints are also decorated. The legs are cabriole with block carved hoof feet.

Dimensions: 68" x 28 1/2" x 34" H
item #1389359
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Japanse Antique 2-Section Gifu Choba
Japanse Antique 2-Section Gifu Choba
Antique Japanese 2-section choba tansu (merchant's chest) from the Gifu area. Made of hinoki wood with extensive horizontal slats on the sides. The top section has sliding panels with horizontal slat over two small interior drawers. The bottom section has a long drawer over another sliding panel compartment also with horizontal slats. Below this is a series of 4 drawers of various sizes and, on the right, a small safe door covering two small interior drawers. Hardware includes round lock... Click for details
item #1389016
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Japanese Pair of Bronze Chicken and Rooster Okimono
Japanese Pair of Bronze Chicken and Rooster Okimono
Japanese pair of bronze chicken and rooster, finely cast with detailed bodies. The male rooster is posed with head bent down to peck at the ground while the female hen is posed with head faced forward.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 6 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 4 1/2"
item #1389015
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