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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1437211
Zentner Collection
$4,000.00
Lovely Gilt bronze incensor with raised chrysanthemum flowers and leaves on tripod feet with leg shaped attachments. Reticulated cover for smoke. Incised signature on bottom. Good condition.

Size: 6"H x 4" Diameter

Age: Meiji Period, (1868-1912) circa 1900s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1435629
Zentner Collection
$2,000.00
Antique Japanese rectangular bronze letter box. Decorated with a highly raised design of Benten, the Goddess of knowledge, music and eloquence. She is standing on a water dragon who looks up at her admiringly. With a plectrum in one hand, she plays her biwa. Waves churn around Benten and her dragon. The sides of the box are decorated with raised waves and remnants of gilding. The interior of the box is lined with wood.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 12 1/4" ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1435577
Zentner Collection
$2,400.00
Antique Japanese bronze temple bell or bonsho, with a handle of dragon heads called a ryuzu, protrusions called chi chi or nyu to improve resonance of sound, the tsuki-za striking panels, and the mei-bun inscription of the bell's history. Inscription dates the bell to Meiwa 4, 1767, during the Edo period. Commissioned by Ninomiya Juemon, village head and rest of villagers. Good luck day of July.

Bonshō (Japanese: 梵鐘, Buddhist bells), also known as tsurigane (釣り鐘, hanging ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1435134
Zentner Collection
$900.00
Pair of ancient Persian small cast bronze mythical creatures. Each figure has a rounded head, the short horns of a bull, an arching neck and a single hoofed foot. Various holes and slots point to a utilitarian as well as decorative function. Most likely these were feet used for a ritual incense vessel. The holes were for the censor to hang from above but the tripod vessel could also stand. Lovely coloring and encrustation of bronze consistent with age. (ref sources: Luristan, Persia. mod...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1434762
Zentner Collection
$3,500.00
Antique Japanese bronze candlestick with a whimsical scene of a cat chasing a mouse. The cat slinks around the round base while the mouse clings to the candle pricket high above. The animals are especially well modeled and have highly detailed fur. The base of the candlestick is cast with an archaic motif made popular again during the Meiji era. Provenance: William Lipton Collection, New York City

Age: Meiji Period (circa 1890)

Dimensions: 7 1/2" high x 5 1/4" wide (diamet...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1433807
Zentner Collection
SOLD
Antique Japanese Bronze Dragon and Phoenix Pedestal Stand, beautifully modeled and unusual with dragon encircling diameter of the neck with the phoenix above him. key lappet border at base. Good overall condition. Some wear to finish on top.

Size: 31"H x 10.75" Diameter at top and 12.5" Diameter at base.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912), circa 1900
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1433508
Zentner Collection
SOLD
Antique Japanese rectangular bronze censor with four legs. The lid has a pierced floral motif and a fu-dog finial. The body of the censor has dragons for handles and is encircled with a scrolling key fret motif. The front has a highly raised makara-like elephant-headed water serpent while the back has a raised peacock. The bottom has a six character mark.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 12 1/2" high x 9" long x 7" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1433067
Zentner Collection
$7,900.00
Antique Tibetan gilt bronze figure of a standing bodhisattva. He stands squarely on a lotus throne with both hands raised in abhayamudra, the gesture of reassurance as if to say "have no fear". Great care has been paid to the many flowing folds of his robes and his tall crown is embellished with ornate details. The calmness of his facial expression conveys serenity and compassion.

Age: 19th century

Dimensions: 12 1/2" high x 6" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1432397
Zentner Collection
$450.00
Antique Japanese bronze suiban with raised designs of dragons on the front and back. Swirling mist motifs decorate the sides of the suiban and continue on the four feet it stands on. A key motif runs along the edge of the rectangular container. Four character mark on the bottom. Suiban are intended for displaying flowers (with a kenzan) or for displaying suiseki scholar stones for viewing and contemplation. Some repair to the feet.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions:...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1431085
Zentner Collection
$575.00
Antique Japanese pair of bronze candle sticks. Simple and elegant with bell shaped feet. Most likely for use at a temple shrine.

Age: Edo Period (early 1800's)

Dimensions: 13" high x 4 1/4" wide at base
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1431082
Zentner Collection
$275.00
Antique Japanese small bronze suiban for flower or rock arrangements. Cast with designs of irises on two sides, the ends have bronze handles in the shape of knotted chord. Stands on four small feet.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 7 1/2" long x 5" wide x 2 1/8" high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1431081
Zentner Collection
$550.00
Antique Japanese teshoku candle holder made of bronze. A long handle makes it easy to carry a candle around for light as well as very stable when set down. Cut-out design is of a Hoju, the Buddhist wish granting ball. History of the HoJu: Known as the hōju 宝珠 or hōju-no-tama 宝珠の玉 or nyoi houju 如意宝珠 in Japan, this jewel signifies the bestowal of blessings on all who suffer, for it grants wishes, pacifies desires, and brings clear understanding of the Dharma Buddhist law ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1430968
Zentner Collection
$2,500.00
Antique Tibetan bronze seated figure of Vajrasattva. Also called Dorje Sempa, Dorje means "indestructible diamond" and Sempa is the Tibetan term for Sattva in Sanskrit meaning "heroic being". Sempa in this case, refers to the role of a Bodhisattva, someone on the road to becoming a Buddha but who has stayed behind, selflessly dedicating themselves to helping others gain enlightenment. Draped in beauty and calm, Vajrasattva sits on a lotus throne with a vajra scepter in one hand and a vajra...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1430009
Zentner Collection
$2,500.00
Antique Chinese bronze censor deeply incised with designs of protector dragons and magic pearls in the clouds above a river. Round, squat form with wide mouth. The bottom has a 6 character Xuande mark.

Cartouche Ming Dynasty - most likely 19th century

Dimensions: 7 1/2" wide x 2 1/2" high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1429599
Zentner Collection
$7,500.00
Japanese Buddhist reliquary made of gilt bronze and crystal in a miniature lotus lantern or stupa form. The sarira, or human pearls, are delicately displayed in the central portion of the reliquary through a crystal cylinder. Two types of sarira are divided between two levels, with three smaller yellowish churira on top (originating from the liver) and two larger, whitish sharira (originating from the head) on the lower shelf. These human pearls are the crystalline traces left behind in t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1429547
Zentner Collection
SOLD
Pair of dramatic Japanese large bronze candlesticks. Each candlestick depicts strolling vines with blossoming flowers on all sides. Small detail are seen down to each petal. The bronze nail head is in great condition and could easily support large candles an be used once again.

Taisho Period (Early 20th Century)

Dimensions: 24 1/4" High x 9 1/2" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1429193
Zentner Collection
$3,500.00
Charming Japanese Seated Bronze Maiden on original well-carved wooden base. Young maiden is dressed in peasant clothing and is holding a teacup.

Size: Overall 16" H x 13"W x 17"L Actual 14.5:H bronze figure

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1429113
Zentner Collection
$6,500.00
Lovely maiden of bronze holding basket of sea life including octopus and walking with sandals, signed with rectangular cartouche reading 誠谷作, Seiya saku. That would point to Genryūsai Seiya (源龍斎誠谷). Realistic Tokyo School bronze dating from the Meiji Period (1868-1912). With natural burl wood base.

Size: 19"H x 8" D, stand 3.5"H x 21" D