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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1322300
Zentner Collection
$6,500.00
Rare antique Japanese choba tansu made of keyaki (elm) wood with beautiful grain. Two full width drawers, one on top and one on the bottom. The center of the chest has three small drawers in a vertical row on the right. A large compartment with an interior shelf has an unusual lift out door. Iron hardware includes cross bracing on the lift out panel and square shaped handles. Beautiful original deep brown translucent lacquer finish. Edo period: Early 19th century. It measures 25.25" wid...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1338396
Zentner Collection
$6,500.00
Antique Burmese statue fragment of Buddha's head, lacquered in red pigment, with gilt pigment traces. Hollow dry lacquer form with finely sculpted features such as the elaborate ushnisha atop his head. The elongated earlobes touch the shoulders, indicative of the time period it was initially created. Mounted on high quality iron stand. 18th century

Size: 10" L x 7" W x 17" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1345926
Zentner Collection
$6,500.00
Antique Japanese black lacquered cha tansu (tea display cabinet) with fabulous, intricate inlay designs of temple scenes, peacocks, and floral motifs. From the southernmost Japanese island known as Ryukyu.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 31.75" L x 12.5" W x 34.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1352451
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The tatami armor was used by foot soldiers, archers, and spearmen. Its a lightweight armor which allowed the warriors to be more swift and fluid with their movements. It is also an economical munition armor as a alternative to the traditional lace scale construction. Going to battle was costly and this gave the clan army full protection from all levels of warfare.
The armors head gear covering has two flaps with a back slit. The head gear is completely made of russet iron plates tha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367041
Zentner Collection
$6,500.00
A boxwood sculpture of the elephant deity Shoten embracing the female Kangiten. In Esoteric Buddhism, they signify matrimonial peace and bearing of offspring. Shoten is derived from Ganesha and is regarded as a wild one. Kangiten is an incarnation of the Eleven Headed Kannon. She appeases and converts him to Buddhism. Shoten and Kangiten are usually kept in a closed shrine as "secret sculptures" or Hibutsu (because of the sexual allusion).

Edo Period (1603-1868)

2.5" x 2"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1371661
Zentner Collection
$6,500.00
The russet iron menpo depicts an older man's face with wrinkles and a long hair mustache (missing). The removable nose plate has small perforated holes for the insertion of horse hair for the mustache. The rivets are rendered in a plum blossom configuration, and the strap posts holder is in the form of petals and stems. The ears are pierced with plum blossoms. The yodare has four plates laced with blue, calico, and pale orange silk cords. The backside is lacquered in red for the face and black f...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1372131
Zentner Collection
$6,500.00
Antique Tibetan flint carrying pouch (also mechag or chuck muck), made of leather with heavy plaques of silver and gold with inlaid coral front. Motifs of filigree and animals are seen through the silver plating. The backside of the pouch features a central image of a coiling silver dragon. The pouch is suspended by a red leather strap with rivets.

19th century

Dimensions: 5" x 3" x 3" (10.5" from end of strap)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1372736
Zentner Collection
$6,500.00
Antique Japanese single section tansu with locking bar. With Keyaki (elm/zelkova) hardwood front panels in original red lacquer finish and black lacquer frame. The top and bottom drawers feature a large iron lock plate in the form of a flying phoenix, while the middle drawers are secured by the vertical locking bar with original key. The bottom corner of the chest holds 2 small drawers behind a safe door.

Rare Iwayado Tansu Meiji Peroid (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 34" L x 18...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1373590
Zentner Collection
$6,500.00
This type of menpo would have fitted a formal and archaic style gosuku with silk lacing and large sode style of the Heian period. The menpo is lacquered in a dark brownish black with stylized wrinkles. The ears are pierced with plum blossom configuration, turned strap holders, and a vent hole. The nose plate is well rendered with horse hair mustache and hook-holes insertion. The interior of the mask is lacquered in red. The yodare is fabricated with stenciled leather and 3 plate kiritsuke laced ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1373966
Zentner Collection
$6,500.00
A kartika referred to in Tibetan as a "trigug" or "drigug" is a small crescent-shaped handheld ritual flaying knife, used in the tantric ceremonies of Vajrayana Buddhism. The kartika is said to be one of the quintessential attributes of the wrathful tantric deities. It is commonly known as the "knife of the dakinis". While the kartika is normally held in the right hand of a dakini in Vajrayana iconography and spiritual practice, occasionally it can be seen being held by esoteric male deities, su...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1386503
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Japanese art deco bronze vase, with a globular form decorated with silver damascened and chased key fret motif; patterned in the round midway down. The richly patinated russet color contrast with the delicate silver gives it an unmistakably up to date modern look. The vessel form successfully takes a basically traditional shape, in this case, probably derived form Chinese ceramics and the key fret design can be seen on a Han Dynasty pottery that is unambiguously Asian and yet also very much a p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1394215
Zentner Collection
$6,500.00
Japanese set of 2 Yari spears, signed Yamato Fujiwara Sensada. Hand forged steel, done in the same many and technique as samurai swords.

Early yari are believed to have been derived from Chinese spears, these hoko yari are thought to be from the Nara period (710-794), and while they were present in early Japan's history, the term yari appeared for the first time in written sources in 1334 but this type of spear did not become popular until the late 15th century.
During the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395015
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Japanese two section futon tansu made with solid Keyaki (zelkova) hardwood. The top section holds a large open compartment behind two sliding Keyaki burl front panels with openwork carvings. Below are three drawers with mokko shaped iron pulls. The bottom section has another pair of sliding panels with horizontal slats. Behind the left panel are two large drawers and behind the right panel are two drawers and a small safe door with ornate iron plates, holding a third drawer inside. Beautiful or...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395129
Zentner Collection
$6,500.00
Japanese Sashimono war banner, to be worn attached to the back of a samurai's armor by special fittings. In the form of a group of medicine gourd bottles in gold gilt lacquer. The largest gourd stands the tallest on top of the Sashimono pole surrounded by smaller gourd bottles. The Sashimono captures the high drama of the fully outfitted samurai warrior in all of his glory. Mounted on steel plates and armature wire.

Edo period (1603 - 1868)

Dimensions: 17" x 17" x 34" on s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1396479
Zentner Collection
$6,500.00
Antique Japanese small kobako (incense box) with inside tray. The outside is decorated with a scene of a garden fence, chrysanthemums, hydrangeas and daisies in gold lacquer on a nashiji ground. The interior is covered in fine nashiji. The small tray stands on tiny feet and has a pavilion scene with twisted pines all in gold lacquer on a matching nashiji ground.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 4" high x 6" wide x 4" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1402195
Zentner Collection
$6,500.00
Chinese carved white jade with orange coloration areas, in the form of a bunch of lingzhi mushroom sprigs. The lingzhi symbolizes good health and longevity, as depicted in the imperial Forbidden City and Summer Palace. It is a talisman for luck in traditional Chinese culture, and the goddess Guanyin is sometimes depicted holding a lingzhi sprig. Provenance: Howard Caplain Estate

Dates 19th century Dimensions: 3 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 1"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1402723
Zentner Collection
$6,500.00
Rare Tibetan hand-painted lacquer altar cabinet. Original finish with patina. The front three panels depict three faces. The left face has red skin and green hair with eyes opened wide. The middle face is upside down with eyes coming out of its skull, representing the kapala or skull cup used in sacred Tibetan Buddhist ceremonies. The face on the right is called citipati, representing both the eternal dance of death as well as perfect awareness. Two of the panels are hinged and open to the sp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1403170
Zentner Collection
$6,500.00
Japanese indigo cotton fireman's coat, with sashiko stitching and freehand paste resist decoration (tsutsugaki) of a cherry blossom, overlapping rings and striations. The front of the coat has four kanji characters on the lapel, and the inside of the coat is resist dyed with geometric designs and a round central emblem.

Late Edo Period (1603 - 1868)

Dimensions: 47" w x 37" h