The Zentner Collection - For the Finest in Asian Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1920 item #1351459
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Antique bronze North African black powder container. With display stand.

Size: 5" W x 8" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1351457
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Antique silver inlay belt buckle in the shape of an eye. On custom stand.

Size: 9" L x 4.75" H (8.5" H on stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1351455
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Antique Persian damascene iron shield fashioned as a hat, with display stand.

Size: 13" Diameter x 2" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1351387
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$850.00
Antique Japanese set of six falcon feather arrows. These where used to shoot long distances before the introduction of firearms. Mounted on a custom stand for stunning presentation..

Size: 36.5" L each (on display 16.5" W x 4" D x 37.75" H)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1351386
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$7,500.00
The Japanese matchlock was introduced to the Japanese by the Portuguese during the Sengoku. Originally called teppo, it was known as the name tanegashima where its origins was founded.
The tanegashima rifle where used by the samurai class and their foot solders (ashiguru) and within a few years of the introduction of the munition it completely altered Japanese warfare. This long rifle gun has an octagonal russet iron barrel with a flat sighting plain on top and a bore of 3/4”...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1351381
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$6,000.00
Introduced to Japan through the Portuguese in 1543. Intended for use by mounted samurai, these pistols where called horseman cannon's (Bajo zutsu).
They proved however to be totally impractical weapons to fire, since the rider had to ignite a piece of chord to the lock, while aiming the chamber and at the same time controlling his moving horse. None the less, owning a pistol remains a symbol of a samurai family's power, rank, and wealth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1351378
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$1,350.00
Of Steeply conical form with a bulbous top. This jingasa is constructed of hide and cloth, shaped in a mold, lacquered in reddish brown lacquer, with a gilt rising sun mon on the rounded apex. This example would have been worn by foot soldiers. Mounted on a custom iron stand.

Meiji Period 19th Century

Size: 12" diameter x 7"H (20.5" H on stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1351377
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$1,200.00
A circular form rising to a shallow point at the center, this jingasa is made of hide and cloth shaped in a mold, then finally black lacquered. It is decorated in front with a gold lacquered mon of an enzo which represents eternity. Mounted on a custom iron stand.

Edo Period 19th Century

Size: 18.5" diameter x 4" H (29.5" H on stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1351324
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$1,100.00
Small bronze cannon of this type where made for shooting flaming arrows at ships, launching fireworks at festivals, and for signaling purposes. The example of cast bronze with a bore that is described as at the breach and the bore is reduced to a half round section to form a chamber for the powder mount for use. The gun would be imbedded into a wooded block such as the lower half of the barrel and the entire breach end is covered...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1351320
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$1,250.00
Small bronze cannon of this type where made for shooting flaming arrows at ships, launching fireworks at festivals, and for signaling purposes. The example of cast bronze with a bore that is described as at the breach and the bore is reduced to a half round section to form a chamber for the powder mount for use. The gun would be imbedded into a wooded block such as the lower half of the barrel and the entire breach end is covered...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1351319
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$750.00
Small bronze flared muzzle cannon of this type where made for shooting flaming arrows at ships. For launching fireworks at festivals and for signaling purposes. The example of cast bronze with a bore that is described as at the breach and the bore is reduced to a half round section to form a chamber for the powder mount for use.
The gun would be imbedded into a wooded block such as the lower half of the barrel and the entire breach end is covered...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1351318
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$1,450.00
The netsuke is made in the shape of a matchlock pistol. It is composed of different material such as wood, brass, and iron. Constructed during the Meiji period for export to the European market. Mounted on a custom iron stand.

Meiji Period 19th Century

Size: 3.75" L x 1" W x 1.5" H
(4.75" H on stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1351317
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$2,500.00
Unusual original Japanese flint lighter netsuke. Constructed of iron and brass, this piece would have been used to create a steady fame in less then perfect conditions. The striker would create contact friction and create a spark igniting the fuel source. Firearms at this time required a flame in order to ignite the fuse. Original russet patina with all parts still intact.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Size: 2" L x 1" W x 1.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1351315
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$1,650.00
The netsuke is made in the shape of a matchlock pistol. It is composed of different material such as wood, brass, and iron. Handmade during the Meiji period for the European market. Mounted on a custom iron stand.

Meiji Period 19th Century

Size: 5" L x 1.5" W x 1.5" H
(4.25" H on stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1351304
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$1,150.00
A powder flask of a natural painted turtle and fitted boxwood nozzle and stopper cover. The skeletal shell of the turtle is smooth with a warm tone patina. The flask is attached by a silk chord to a piece of circular boxwood toggle that could be slipped into the belt. Mounted on a custom iron stand.

Edo Period 19th Century

Size: 3.25" L x 1" W x 5.25" H (10.5" H tip of bottle to end of string) (7" H on stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1351303
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$2,000.00
This bronze cast cannon is decorated in low relief of a coiled dragon. The fish like handle stock and representing a carp is in homage to the original purpose of such cannon. These examples where used to shoot flaming signals from ships at sea. Mounted on custom Bronze stand. Pitting finish shows indication of sand casting. Fine detail shows high level craftsmanship.

Meiji Period 19th Century

Size: 4" L x 1.25" W x 1.5" H (4.5" H on stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1351225
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$2,000.00
The bronze cast cannon is decorated in low relief of a coiled dragon. The shape handle stock and body represent a carp. The signaling cannons shows a smooth casting which indicates it was lost cast from wax. Fine detailing shows high level of craftsmanship. Mounted on custom Bronze stand.

Meiji Period 19th Century

Size: 4" L x 1.25" W x 1.5" H (4.5" H on stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1351213
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Antique Japanese isho tansu (clothing chest) from the Sendai area, made with all Keyaki (elm) wood front with dramatic grain and translucent lacquer finish, elaborate thick iron hardware including moko shaped drawer pulls and ornate raised scrolling vine lock plates with floral mon, large drawer on top, three shorter drawers, two small drawers and a safebox on its right side, which also has ornate iron lotus mon and opens with a ring pull...