Zentner Collection - For the Finest in Asian Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1255200
Zentner Collection
$2,500.00
An extremely cute pair of ceramic sculptures of two young Chinese children peeking over a balcony. The pair of children appear to be fragments of an old roof tile, and each one is set upon a wooden stand. The modeling of the children is exceptional, especially the character in their faces. They are dressed quite elaborately, one with a deep yellow glazed robe and the other with a grey robe with white crackle glaze. The balcony is colored with a blue green glaze with deep blue and yellow glaze on...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1990 item #1255198
Zentner Collection
$4,500.00
An antique Chinese Lingbi stone (scholar's rock or spirit stone) has a very distinct ring when it is struck. Scholar's rocks are appreciated for their unusual shapes, asymmetry, color and texture. Scholars refer to them as "bones of the earth". It is a carved blackish stone overhang with perforations. It set upon a contemporary Shuozhou style carved rosewood base with 4 rounded feet.

Date: 20th C

Dimensions:15.5" height, 8" width, 4.25" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1255187
Zentner Collection
$1,250.00
Chinese porcelain monochrome vase in a lovely red shade of ox-blood, with a stout, rounded body, long elegant neck that flutes at the rim, which has a white underglaze. 19th century Size: 12.5" height, 9" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1255136
Zentner Collection
$1,650.00
Chinese monochrome porcelain vase in a beautiful shade of red referred to as ox-blood. It has a fluted neck and a white crackle glaze on its bottom. 19th century Size: 17" height, 8" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1255132
Zentner Collection
$400.00
Japanese iron tea kettle/brazier in a gourd shape. The bottom brazier has two openings, one in front and one in back, and has two large, round handles on its sides, held in the mouths of beasts or dragons. The upper portion is for boiling tea and has two slim handles on either of its sides. The hardwood lid has a very cute leaf and flower bud decoration. Comes with two iron coal pokers. Size: 13.5" height, 12" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1255117
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SOLD
Japanese iron lantern that comes in four pieces: The base, which stands on three slightly curved legs, the caged middle with a hinged door, the lid, and the finial on top. Size: 13.5" height, 12" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1255116
Zentner Collection
$1,200.00
Chinese set of two (2) hollowed, wooden carvings, in a quarter-circle shape so as to be hung from the wall in a hemisphere, painted with bright iridescent pigments in shades of gold, blue, green, and red. The fronts are pierced with twisting squared bamboo designs, with bright green pigment leaves. The upper portion of one piece has a large central carving within a gold border of an old bearded man with two younger figures in red and blue clothes, standing upon gold rock formations, with a blue ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1255045
Zentner Collection
$850.00
Wonderful Chinese Yixing box with crayfish on lid, cylindrical body with seal on bottom, round lid is made of black clay with highly raised red yixing crayfish, beautiful detail and large imperial mark with writing on the inside of lid. Size: 3 1/2" high x 4 3/4" wide diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1255035
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Large Korean wooden statue of the Amida Buddha or Amitābha, also known as "The Buddha of Infinite Light." He was covered in an oyster shell pigment in order to smooth out the woodgrain, a red lacquer was applied over it, and finally a gold leaf topcoat was applied. He is typically shown in a standing position and is oddly portrayed seated in this statue. 19th century Size: 36" height, 23.5" width, 19.5" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1255034
Zentner Collection
$450.00
Antique Japanese choshi (sake ewer) made of cast iron in a lovely round form, handle is made of copper and covered with woven split bamboo. Meiji Period. Size: 3 1/2" high (8 1/4" high including handle) x 6" wide (9 3/4" wide including spout).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #1254960
Zentner Collection
$275.00
Antique bronze pot with a flared back used for heating surfaces, with small raised diamond patterns and large oriental designs on its front and sides. It has a handle topped with skillfully carved bone in the shape of a court official with a long beard, which he twirls in his fingers. He wears long robes topped with heavy armor and a helmet. 17th/18th century Size: 2" height, 9.5" length, 4.5" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1254955
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Japanese antique case iron tetsubin (iron pot for heating water for tea), beautiful subtle round form, bronze handle and lid, copper finial on lid with leaf motif. Size: 9" high (5" high not including handle) x 7" wide including spout.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1254940
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$1,525.00
Chinese porcelain rice bowl with a matching footed lid, decorated with red snarling dragons, surrounded by pink and blue puffs of smoke and red embers. The lid's top has pink flowers with pretty twisting vines, and around the bottom of the bowl is a blue-green wave pattern. The lid and bowl have marks that read "Da Qing Guangxu Nian Zhi" (1875-1908). 19th/early 20th century Size: 3.5" height, 6" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1254863
Zentner Collection
$350.00
Chinese porcelain cup holder with a forest green design, which has a very pretty iridescence when held in the light and wavy edges with a gold lining. Flipped upside, there are lotuses, peonies, and other flowers in pinks and blues. 19th Century Size: 1.25" height, 4.75" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1254859
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Set of two (2) Chinese porcelain tea cups decorated with blue linear designs and flowers in shades of red, blue, and greenish yellow with long stems and pretty green leaves. The inside bottom of each cup has an orange flower between two yellow flowers within a blue ring. Mark on bottom reads "Da Qing Qianlong Nian Zhi" or "Great Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, Made". Size: 1.5" height, 3" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1254858
Zentner Collection
$400.00
Chinese porcelain vase with a glaze known as flambe, a red glaze vase with blue underglaze flecks and a brownish yellow glaze around the mouth and bottom, as well as where the neck and body meet. It has a light blue glaze inside. Early 20th Century Size: 6" height, 3.25" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1254856
Zentner Collection
$850.00
Chinese blanc de chine porcelain statue of Quan Yin, the Buddhist bodhisattva associated with compassion. Her name is short for Guanshiyin, meaning "Observing the Cries of the World." She stands upon strong, rolling winds and holds a lotus flower in her left hand. The statue is hollow and is pierced through her ears, eyes, and nostrils. Early 20th Century Size: 12" height, 4.5" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1254843
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Sale Pending
Burmese painting done on a large, cloth canvas, likely depicting the Jataka tales, or stories of Buddha, with nine separate panels, each depicting a different tale of Buddha's previous lives. The very center painting shows Buddha sitting in a lotus position with two attendants at his sides, their hands clasped in prayer to him, and it is the only panel that does not have any Burmese script in white paint. The surrounding panels show what appears to be Buddha in human form, carrying weapons and r...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1254571
Zentner Collection
$3,500.00
Beautiful ox-blood glaze porcelain vase, with flecks of light green and areas of a deeper red. It fades to a white crackle glaze near the top of the neck. Mark on bottom reads Da Qing Qianlong Nian Zhi - "Great Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, Made". Size: 7" height, 4.75" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1254569
Zentner Collection
$3,500.00
Chinese porcelain vase in a deep purple/navy glaze, with a short body and long cylindrical neck. The color transitions to a light purple near the mouth of the vase.

Dimensions: 6.5" height, 5" width 19th century
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1254566
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SOLD
Chinese porcelain vase in a monochrome shade of lilac with a very feminine shape, especially around the mouth which has a flower-like form to it. The neck has a raised ring going around it. Mark on bottom reads "Da Qing Yongzheng Nian Zhi - Great Qing dynasty Yongzheng Period Make". Size: 7" height, 3.75" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1254564
Zentner Collection
$5,000.00
Chinese porcelain box with a cobalt blue underglaze of a twisting dragon on the lid, with squared spiral designs around the lid's edges. The bottom of the box has crashing waves and a large fish sticking its head out from the water. The bottom of the box is marked Da Qing Qianlong Nian Zhi, "Great Qing Qianlong Period Make". The white spots seen on the box are a reflection of the box's textured surface. Size: 2.25" height, 4" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1254556
Zentner Collection
$5,000.00
Antique vase with a long, elegant neck, white base with allover design of flying dragons with a green glaze. The vase mouth is lined with gold, and the vase bottom has rolling ocean waves in a green glaze, with raised white dotting. Mark on bottom that reads "Da Qing Jiaqing Nian Zhi - "Great Qing Jiaqing period (1796-1820) made" 19th century Size: 10.25" height, 5.5" width
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1254462
Zentner Collection
$150.00
Chinese painting using a calming combination of colors in soft black and grey, pink, and light blue. Two small birds resembling chickadees gaze upwards at pink morning glories with large, black leaves and dangling vines. A tiny red ladybug crawls along one of the flower stems. Signed by the artist. Size: 33" height, 16" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1920 item #1254456
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$750.00
Chinese porcelain snuff bottle with blue cobalt underglaze designs of a flying dragon and a serpent in rolling waves below, gazing at each other. There are clouds and red/green glaze flames. It has a red agate topper, and its bottom has an illegible red marking. 19th century Size: 3.5" height, 1" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1920 item #1254434
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Chinese jade snuff bottle that has been expertly carved into a gourd, with vines and large leaves coiled around. A butterfly has been carved near the base, a symbol for longevity, beauty, and elegance. The bottle is specially carved with a small hole near the opening so that it may be hung from a necklace or belt. It has a lovely green jade stopper. 19th century Size: 3" length, 1.25" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1254326
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Japanese antique single section isho tansu (storage chest for clothing), made with all keyaki (elm) wood on drawer fronts, the sides and top are sugi (cryptomeria) wood and lacquered a deep reddish brown, nice iron hardware with warabite shaped drawer pulls, seven drawers of various sizes, Meiji Period. Size: 33 1/4" high x 35 1/2" wide x 17 1/2" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1254038
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Antique Japanese print depicting the founder of the Shingon or "True Word" school of Buddhism, Kūkai (774-835). He was a famous calligrapher and engineer who invented the kana, syllabic Japanese scripts used in the Japanese writing system. He sits holding prayer beads upon an elaborate lotus throne with lovely gold filligree and a small blue beast sitting below. Kukai has two female attendants at his sides riding upon billowing, heavenly winds, one with her hands clasped in prayer, and one...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1254024
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Green jadeite ring with areas of beautiful deep green, set in an 18K yellow gold ring with incised lines that come to a triangular point. The inside of the band is inscribed with Chinese markings that have been partially worn away from use. 20th century Size: 2.25" length of entire ring, jadeite stone approx. .75" height, .5" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1253997
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Beautiful, original woodblock print by ukiyo-e woodblock artist Utagawa Kunisada, also known as Toyokuni III (1786–1864). It is #22 in a series called Sono sugata Yukari no usushi-e, or "Stories of Reincarnated Beings". In the center of the print there is a young child, hunched forward as he eagerly listens to stories from an adult woman in a pink kimono with blue and grey sleeves, with a sheathed sword across her lap. A bowl of treats and a black lamp with flowers sits between them. Two young...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1253693
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Antique painting of Hotei/Budai/The Laughing Buddha, standing with a walking stick, and four seated people. They are all observing the sky as what appears to be another Buddha or deity floats on a heavenly cloud, who wears a beautiful robe with gold detailing. Set behind glass and framed, 17th/18th century. Size: (entire frame) 19" height, 16.25" width (painting only) 9.5" height, 7.75" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1253691
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Beautiful antique painting of Hotei (also known as Budi or the Laughing Buddha), possibly depicted in his Dharmalaya body. He is shown sitting comfortably on a wooden bridge as men and women in gold straw hats walk by. Hotei is one of the Seven Lucky Gods in Japanese culture and is revered for his happiness and the luck that he brings. Set in glass and framed, 17th/18th century. Size: (entire frame) 19" height, 16.5" width (painting only) 9.5" height, 7.5" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1253683
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$4,000.00
Chinese monochrome porcelain vase in a lovely ox-blood red with a narrow neck and elegant body. Mark on bottom reads Da Qing Kangxi Nian Zhi - "Great Qing dynasty Kangxi Period Make" Size: 7.5" height, 3.5" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1253525
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Massively huge Dark Bronze Japanese Temple Bell Bowl, with ridged edges along its rim and raised, scale-like pattern around its bottom. . Japanese Temple Bell Bowl was used during chanting, or as an indication of a change in time or activity. This is truly the largest bell bowl I have ever seen. Three stamped kanji characters "Kin Ryu ____?" on rim translates as Golden Dragon _____? (last one is illegible). Excellent condition and sound. It's extraordinary size: 17.25" height, 20.25" width
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1253523
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Lovely Japanese Hira Taiko Drum, made from a light hardwood, and hung from a Hiratsuri stand. The drum has iron studding to keep its drum skins in place and gold kanji/kana on a black metal strip, with a gold taiko logo for Maru Masa. A drumstick is included which hangs off a hook from the Hiratsuri stand. Makes a lovely drum sound as it is intact and in good condition. Taisho/early Showa period (c1930) Size: 33" High x 34 1/2" Wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1253506
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Antique painting of a scene from one of the poems in the Kokin Wakashu or "Collection of Japanese Poems of Ancient and Modern Times", dated from the Heian period (794-1185 AD). It was invented and published by Emperor Uda and his son, Emperor Daigo in the year 905, and was compiled by four of their court poets: Ki no Tsurayuki, Ki no Tomonori, Oshikochi Mitsune, and Mibu no Tadamine. This scene is likely taken from a poem by Tsurayuki in which the narrator laments over his loneliness and compare...