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All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1930 item #1414726
Zentner Collection
$850.00
A vintage bronze Japanese Shishi or Fu Dog Okimono holding a spherical scrolling vine ball. Biting a decorative rope, its mouth is open to expel evil. Made in two parts, the sphere separates from the Shishi.

The Shishi is a mythical creature whose purpose to to protect Buddhism. Often seen at the entrance to Buddhist temples, it guards and protects believers of the faith.

Age: Taisho Period (1912-1926)

Dimensions: 9 1/8" High x 15" Long x 7 1/2" Deep
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1930 item #1246030
Zentner Collection
Price on Request
Beautiful gold-toned picture of a heron forged out of bronze, surrounded by leaves, flowers, and branches, set upon a black painted background, and framed with black lacquered wood. Minor damage. Signed with Cartouche, Early 20th century. Size: 39.5" tall, 27.25" wide
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1980 item #1243519
Zentner Collection
$8,500.00
Extremely detailed pair of bronze statues of guardians to the Buddha called Niō or Kongōrikishi. While Buddhism usually promotes pacifism, the Nio guardians are said to have justified the use of physical confrontation to fight back against evil. Nio are typically placed on either side of a temple door. One statue, named Misshaku Kongo or Agyo, has an open mouth to represent the first sound in the Sanskrit language "a", symbolizing birth and overt violence...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1930 item #932636
Zentner Collection
SOLD
Japanese vintage pair of lotus study candlestands with removable prickets, charmingly rendered. Height 19".