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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1401651
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Antique Japanese bronze sutra container of a pagoda form with very tall finial and calligraphy inscription. The bronze shows beautiful green patina inside and on the foot and the lid shows old corrosion. The burial of sutras in sutra mounds began in 1007 when Fujiwara no Michinaga had a gilt bronze sutra container inscribed upon its burial at the Kinpusen sutra mound in Yoshino. It is apparent that a variety of reasons lay behind the creation of these sutra mounds. Clearly these mounds wer...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1920 item #1401472
Zentner Collection
$750.00
Antique Indian bronze figure of the Goddess Durga. The goddess represents the Self within and she is the divine mother of all creation. She stands atop the body of the slain buffalo demon Mahishasura, pulling at his hair. Durga holds various weapons given to her by male Hindu deities such as a javelin, discus, and dagger. These weapons symbolize self-discipline, selfless service to others, self-examination, prayer, devotion, remembering her mantras, cheerfulness and meditation. The faces are wo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1920 item #1401470
Zentner Collection
$650.00
Antique Indian bronze figure of the Goddess Durga, wearing a tall crown, her face burnished from reverent touch over many years. She stands on the severed head and body of the slain buffalo demon Mahishasura. Durga is shown traditionally holding weapons of various male gods in Hindu mythology, such as a javelin, discus, and dagger. These weapons symbolize self-discipline, selfless service to others, self-examination, prayer, devotion, remembering her mantras, cheerfulness and meditation. Durga h...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1401187
Zentner Collection
$1,200.00
Antique Chinese bronze incenser of a cylindrical form on tripod feet, standing on a carved wood base. The interior of the censer has natural green patina indicative consistent with age. The base is impressed with a six characte Xuande cartouche (1426-1435).
The Xuande Emperor, personal name Zhu Zhanji (朱瞻基), was the fifth emperor of the Ming dynasty, ruling from 1425 to 1435. His era name "Xuande" means "Proclamation of Virtue". Zhu Zhanji was the eldest son of the Hongxi Emper...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1400121
Zentner Collection
$2,500.00
Japanese bronze incenser in the form of Hotei, one of the Seven Lucky Gods of Fortune. Hotei is clothed with open robes, holding a gunbai fan, seated on top of his large sack. Hotei's name literally means "Cloth Sack", for he can be attributed by the large cloth sack he carries with him during his travels. He is also known as the Laughing Buddha due to his carefree happy nature despite being a wanderer with few material possessions.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions:...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1399671
Zentner Collection
$9,500.00
An unusually large size bronze rain drum from Laos, a Herger type three drum. Reference material "The Karen Bronze drum of Burma" by Richard M. Cooler. It has an unusual 3 frogs (twelve altogether) on top with a twelve pointed star with continuing concentric circle with stamp decoration. The side has three elephants and three snails representing water and fertility. A globular flared body rises with four attached handles of frog design. Circular concentric pattern continues throughout the body. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1399027
Zentner Collection
$650.00
Chinese bronze snuff bottle, decorated with high relief chrysanthemum flowers. The stopper has a coral top and the base of the snuff bottle with maker's cartouche reading "Zu Wen".

Dimensions: 1 1/2" x 2 3/4"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1394754
Zentner Collection
SOLD
Japanese bronze fu-dog and ball. The playful fu-dog stands with mouth open in a dynamic pose with back feet on the ground and front paws on the ball. The ball is made of open work bronze with a design of peonies and scrolling vines.

Taisho Period C. 20th Century

Dimensions: 13 1/2" high x 16" long x 8" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1394748
Zentner Collection
SOLD
Antique Japanese copper and bronze tsuri-doro, Buddhist temple hanging lantern. Six sided lantern with doors decorated with pierced designs of kiri blossoms and scrolling leaves. The base stands on feet which have a repouse design of lotus leaves. The top finial and handle is in the shape of a budding chrysanthemum flower. The double door is latched with a flying crane. Edo Period (at a later date, the paper of the lantern was replaced with a more durable material and the lantern was outfi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1392974
Zentner Collection
$1,850.00
Japanese bronze sculpture of a coiling dragon, holding a clear quartz crystal ball in its raised claw. The foot is cast with the two character seal of the artist.

Early 20th Century

Dimensions: 7 1/2" x 6" x 7" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1390701
Zentner Collection
$2,750.00
Antique Japanese pair of bronze vases in the form of woven baskets entwined with lotus blossoms and leaves. Each vase is decorated with a lifelike cicada and one of the vases has a crab.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 8" high x 5 1/2" wide (each vase)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1389015
Zentner Collection
$2,500.00
Japanese pair of bronze chicken and rooster, finely cast with detailed bodies. The male rooster is posed with head bent down to peck at the ground while the female hen is posed with head faced forward.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 6 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 4 1/2"
Zentner Collection
$7,500.00
Tibetan bronze figure of Tara, goddess of compassion. She is seated on a double lotus base with her right foot extended and resting on a smaller lotus. Her left hand holds the stem of an utpala flower (symbolizing longevity) between her thumb and third finger in Vitarka Mudra or teaching gesture. Her right hand is resting palm up on her knee with just thumb and forefinger touching in Varada Mudra, the gesture of boundless giving. On her right side, blooms a lotus. She wears an elaborate ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1388913
Zentner Collection
$3,650.00
Antique Japanese globular bronze vase. Very simple with 3 raised koi fish swimming together and cresting the surface of the vase as if it were water. The raised details of their eyes are highlighted with gold inlay. Signed Shihou and dated July 18, 1926.

Taisho Period

Dimensions: 9 1/2" high x 12" wide diameter
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1387647
Zentner Collection
$3,500.00
Chinese Han Dynasty belt hook. Made of gilt bronze with chimera motif in stippling technique. Arching form with the "hook" portion in the form of a chimera head.

Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - A.D. 220)

Dimensions: 5 3/8" long x 1 1/4" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1387560
Zentner Collection
$5,600.00
A small Japanese bronze vase, finely cast with lotus blossoms in relief. The upper and lower body cast with bands of archaic scrolls. The side handles are dragon heads with hanging rings. The side is marked with artist's two character seal.

Dimensions: 2 3/4" W x 4 1/2" H
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1387559
Zentner Collection
$2,000.00
Small Indian Jain bronze of a seated Vishnu. His wife, Lakshmi is seated on his left knee. Vishnu hold his attributes, the conch shell in his upper right hand and Sudarshana Chakra (discus) in his upper left. Patina and traces of vermillion pigment. The faces of both deities are smooth from years of reverent handling.

18th century

2 3/4" high x 1 7/8" wide x 1 1/2" deep.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1387338
Zentner Collection
$2,000.00
Small Indian Jain bronze depicting the seated figure of Vishnu with Lakshmi seated on his left knee. Lakshmi, the inseparable energy of Vishnu, sits with her right arm around Vishnu's waist. Below him on the rectangular platform is the tiny figure of his vehicle Garuda, identifiable by his tiny but unmistakable wings. Two other smaller figures hold up each of Vishnu's knees.

19th century

Dimensions: 3 1/2" high x 2" wide x 1 1/2" deep