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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1386414
Zentner Collection
$1,850.00
Japanese antique small ko tansu (personal chest) made all of kiri (paulownia) wood with black lacquered iron hardware. This small chest has 7 drawers of various sizes; 2 large drawers on the top portion, 2 medium drawers and 2 small drawers on the lower portion. The hardware is all made of blackened iron and includes round lock plates and square drawer pulls.

Edo Period (1603 - 1868)

Dimensions: 21 3/4" high x 24 3/4" wide x 13" deep.
Zentner Collection
$2,000.00
Antique Tibetan cabinet with 2 large compartments. The entire front of the cabinet is decorated in kyungbur technique (designs and pictures painted in raised lines of a gesso and resin mixture) on a deep red ground. Two large compartments are covered by 8 large panels decorated with phoenixes in medallions of scrolling vines and flowers. The middle four panels open to the compartments. The bottom of the chest has 3 additional stationary panels decorated similarly with flowers. The top was o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1385527
Zentner Collection
$5,000.00
An unusual Japanese 2 section, 6ft mizuya (kitchen buffet tansu) from the Kanazawa region. Constructed with Hinoki (cypress) and Sugi (cedar) woods, with red and black lacquer frame, and Keyaki (elm) burl front panels in reddish brown lacquer. The top of the piece holds a long open compartment behind four sliding panels with bookmatched Keyaki burl hardwood. Below are a center pair of mesh sliding panels with black lacquer wood frame, carved with floral motifs and with decorative iron pulls. The...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1385525
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Antique Japanese 2 section isho tansu (clothing chest) constructed of Kiri (paulownia) and Sugi (cedar) wood. With hand-forged iron lock plates, hardware, and handles. The upper section of the piece holds two open compartments side by side, and five shallow drawers of various size. One side of the chest has a lift-away door and the other with pair of sliding door panels framed with shou sugi ban panels. The lower section of the tansu holds five drawers for clothing and three drawers for small t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1385516
Zentner Collection
$5,000.00
Japanese Buddhist scroll depicting the Legendary Sixteen Arhats. The Arhats are described as sage beings who have attained enlightenment, yet have not become a full Buddha. The Sixteen Arhats are traditionally worshipped for they are said to have renounced Nirvana out of compassion to help relieve human suffering on earth. Their Sanskrit names are: Pindola Bharadvaja, Ajita, Subinda, Kalika, Vajraputra, Bhadra, Kanakavatsa, Kanaka Bhadra, Nakula (or Vakula), Rahula, Chudapanthaka, Angaja, Pant...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1385416
Zentner Collection
$450.00
Chinese jade carving of an ink stone, with a shallow well and a bat flying overhead. The light green jade stone has natural inclusions and outer layer of stone.

Dimensions: 2 1/4" x 3"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1385369
Zentner Collection
$700.00
Japanese hand-forged iron tsuba, used to protect a swordsman's hand from sliding up the blade during use as well as to provide balance. The openwork motifs depict a man and ox resting below pine trees and a cottage with gold gilt, with a faint signature illegible from wear.

Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 2 5/8" x 2 3/4"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1385297
Zentner Collection
$2,500.00
A whimsical Japanese boxwood carving of a toad, with inlaid eyes, crawling atop a functioning cylindrical box carved of bone. The box is hand-carved with flying insects and leaping frogs in a lily pond, the base carved with a floral band. Signed by the artist.

Dimensions: 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 6 3/4" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1385295
Zentner Collection
$750.00
Japanese small amber carving of a frog resting on a leaf. The golden yellow amber has natural inclusions.

Dimensions: 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" x 1" H
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1385293
Zentner Collection
$4,000.00
A contemplative and artistic rendering of a lotus leaf bowl with deteriorated edges. The lotus is a symbol of purity, beauty and a metaphor in teaching Buddhism. The lotus bowl has a small frog sitting on the leaf's edge with outstretched leg. The underside of the leaf bowl has 3 characters of the artist's signature.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 9" x 8 1/2" x 1 3/4" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1385283
Zentner Collection
$1,250.00
Chinese ceramic arrow form vase, with thick green crackle celadon glaze and wide squared mouth. An arrow vase is a type of vessel used for the game Touhu in which players would throw arrows into the cylinders attached to the sides of the neck.

Dimensions: 3" x 2 1/2" x 5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1900 item #1385204
Zentner Collection
$1,200.00
Korean blue and white porcelain water dropper in a squared form. The top surface adorned with cobalt blue underglaze landscape scene of mountains and boats and its sides with cobalt blue geometric motifs. The piece stands on four L shaped feet. With old crazing.

Dimensions: 2 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 1 6/8" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1385199
Zentner Collection
$2,500.00
Among popular Japanese symbolic animals are frogs. There are many species of frogs in Japan as a result of flooding rice fields in Japanese agriculture. These creatures are often used in poetry and art, and are sometimes carried by travelers to make sure they return home safely from their journeys. The word "frog" in Japanese means "return" which is why the frog is considered a Japanese lucky animal and seen as good fortune in things returning.

Japanese hinoki wood carving of a fema...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1385196
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Japanese five section lacquer inro in the hiramaki-e technique. The low relief gilt lacquer adds depth throughout the landscape composition of pine forest, distant ocean, mountainous terrain, and the famous Uji bridge. The black ground lacquer also shows the use of nashiji gold flecks creating mist and cloud formation. The interior of the compartments are covered with the nashiji gold flecks, resembling a pear skin effect. The ojime bead is of sliver and gold in the form of a laughing face of Ho...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1385176
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Japanese Kura samurai saddle detailed in high relief lacquer. The maewa (front arched plate) and shizuwa (rear arched plate) display a lacquer relief carp climbing a waterfall motif. The maewa and shizuwa are connected by two igi (contoured side bands). The igi rest on either side of the horse's spine and serve as the under frame for the leather seat (basen or kura tsubo) and are slotted for stirrup straps (chikara-gawa or gekiso) to pass through. Mounted on custom stand. Signed Kitagawa, cal...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1385148
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Japanese Kura samurai saddle in red lacquer, with black and gilt lacquer. The maewa (front arched plate) and shizuwa (rear arched plate) are adorned with a copper inlay flying crane. The red lacquer area surrounding the crane is hand-carved with scrolling vines of flowers and shippo pattern in gilt lacquer. The maewa and shizuwa are connected by two igi (contoured side bands). The igi rest on either side of the horse's spine and serve as the under frame for the leather seat (basen or kura tsubo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1385147
Zentner Collection
$1,850.00
Chinese antique small display shelf with stand, made of hardwood. A staggered shelf in the middle breaks up the square area. The front and sides of the unit is carved with delicate lined details and cusped edges. On each side of both the top and bottom shelf is a little window (four total) and the back is open. The underside of the base has a black lacquer panel painted with butterfly and chrysanthemums.

Republic Period

Dimensions: 13 1/4" high x 12" long x 5 3/4" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1385146
Zentner Collection
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A pair of mounted panels painted with battle scenes from the Tales of Heike. One panel appears to take place during the battle at Dan no Ura. This painting of samurai contains the signature crest of the Heiki clan (the butterfly). The other panel is a portrait of the famous monk warrior, Benke, on horseback in the Shichi-henge form (where he carries many weapons).

The paintings are fragments of a hand fan, or uchiwa, and the surrounding paper are decorated with gold and silver le...