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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1426947
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Antique Thai gilt cast bronze figure of a recumbent temple deer. These sika deer are closely associated with the Buddha because of his "Teaching in the Deer Park" in Sarnath. Buddha's teaching, or "Spinning the Wheel of the Law" further links the deer to this sacred event. Thus deer are often depicted with the Wheel of the Law, or Dharmachakra in a temple setting. With one leg bent under his body and one outstretched, the deer turns a long, graceful neck to look back over it's shoulder. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1426696
Zentner Collection
$2,250.00
Antique bronze hand of Buddha on wooden stand. Hand displays the Abhyaya Mudra, the have-no-fear gesture representing peace, benevolence, and reassurance. Beautiful long tapered fingers. Patina consistent with age.

Age: Ayuthaya Period (17th/18th century)

Dimensions: Hand only: 4" high x 1 1/2" wide x 3" deep. (7" high with stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1426268
Zentner Collection
$1,200.00
Antique Japanese bronze vase molded with a pair of phoenixes in flight. Signed on the bottom. Also called hou-ou, the pair of mythical birds together are often symbols of fidelity but also represent fire, sun and justice. When used in reference to the imperial household, the phoenix represents the empress.

Age: Taisho Period (1912-1926)

Dimensions: 13" high x 8 1/2" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #1425555
Zentner Collection
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A large Chinese cast bronze temple in-censor. Sitting atop with turned head an open mouth, sits a fu-dog (Chinese Imperial guardian lions). Well modeled details with high level of craftsmanship. Overall wonderful condition.

Unusual large size indicates this in-censor would have been for a temple. The fu-dogs were thought to protect the building from harmful spiritual influences and harmful people that might be a threat.
Stunning original patina with shades of greens, bronze...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1424519
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Seated Ming Quanyin with beautifully modeled face, holding medicine bowl in left hand. Great detail seen in the casting with traces of original gilt shown. Bottom is hollowed. Crown with Buddha at crest, flowing robe and jewelry. Original hand and worn patina consistent with age.
The Ming dynasty officially the Great Ming Empire, was the ruling dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644 following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty. The Ming dynasty was the last imperial dynasty of C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1424038
Zentner Collection
$5,500.00
Highly detailed unusual Japanese bronze censor of depicting Gama Sennin (toad immortal) sitting atop the censors lid. Three dragons form to make the base. Three protective dragons form the sturdy base. Prominent phoenix is seen just below Gama below the lip of the opening to the censor. Wonderful original condition.
The Japanese legend of Gama Sennin (蝦蟇仙人 "Toad Immortal") is based upon Chinese Liu Hai (劉海), a fabled 10th-century alchemist who learned the secret of immortality...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1423286
Zentner Collection
$3,500.00
Pair of Japanese bronze Sheep, one male (ram) an one Female (ewe). Well model with realistic details. Both are solid bronze and have their original natural aged patina.

Both signed: Bikai, comes with original kiri wood tomobako signed Bikai: Reading pair of bronze sheep.

Meiji period (1868 - 1912)

Dimension Box: 9" wide X 7 3/4" deep X 7" high Dimensions Ram: 6 1/2" long X 2 1/2" wide X 5 1/2" high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1422767
Zentner Collection
$4,900.00
Antique Edo Period Japanese bronze standing red crown crane incensor with swirling dragon and tengu (mythical animal that lives in lakes) at its base. Original hand worn bronze patina consistent with age. The incense smoke would rise up an out from the openings in within the feathers of the crane on its back.
The red-crowned crane is a large East Asian crane among the rarest cranes in the world. In some parts of its range, it is known as a symbol of luck, longevity, and fidelity.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1422706
Zentner Collection
$1,050.00
A rare antique Japanese very large size bronze Giboshi (bridge post finial). The upper section represents the sacred Hoju, a jewel that brings dreams into fruition. Also, its form symbolizes an onion which is thought to ward off evil spirits. It is of unknown Japanese origin but by its shear size, it would have been used in a Shinto Shrine building or a large footbridge.

Age: Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 21" High x 12 1/2" Diameter
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1422646
Zentner Collection
$1,450.00
Unique Japanese Bronze Usubata (used for Ikebana flower display). Gently sloped open bowl of the large water drop ready to receive a flower arrangement. droplet drops down and bursts out in a well modeled droplet base. Sturdy with original patina consistent with age.

Aft Deco Circa 1930's

Dimensions 12" Wide x 12" High
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1422624
Zentner Collection
$1,500.00
Japanese Bronze vase with round base flowing naturally in then up opening ever so gently to the rim. Two small matching rings attached as handles. May be used for a beautiful small flower display. Holds water with no leaking. Comes with original tomobako (box) made of 100% kiri wood and cotton ties. Original patina consistent with age.
Great overall condition with no dents or blemishes.

Signed Tatori Mashihiko

Art Deco (1920's)

Dimensions 5" Wide x 9...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1422048
Zentner Collection
SOLD
An antique pair of Japanese bronze garden temple lanterns with reticulated sides. Hinged door on each lantern allows access to the interior. Four feet allows placement on a stand or pedestal while a top loop allows each lantern to be hung.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions of each: 16" High by 14 1/2" Square
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1416023
Zentner Collection
$4,250.00
Pair of antique Japanese bronze candlesticks modeled as guardians with cartouche on bottom. Dates from Meiji period.

Provanence East Coast Estate
Meiji Age (1868-1912)
Size H 10 3/4" x W 3 1/2" x D 2 3/4"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1415903
Zentner Collection
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An antique bronze rain drum with natural patina from the F Knoll Collection. Country of origination is Laos. Top features a bas relief in the concentric circles with families of stacking frogs on each of four positions. Elephant figurals shown marching up to each handle. The center displays a 12 pointed sun.

Age old restoration. Some loss to one frog consistent with its age.

Age: 18th Century-Luang Prabang Period

Dimensions: 26" High x 24 3/4" Width x 24 3/4" Depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1415507
Zentner Collection
$1,650.00
Chinese antique bronze tripod censor with lid, footed with modeled elephant heads, trunks as feet, pair of elephant head side handles with uplifted trunks, lid with recumbent elephant with garnitures pedestal bowl for handle. Nice dark bronze patina, Fret design on rim, scrolling lotus design on body and reticulated lid.

Chicago Estate
Age Late 19th century, Early 20th century
Size: 10" H x 7 1/2" W x 4 1/2" D
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1414939
Zentner Collection
$3,000.00
Chinese bronze fu dog incensor, with hinged neck, holding ball under right paw, open mouth for smoke fumes. Bulging eyes and incised lines for fur. on black lacquer wood base.

Handley Collection
Circa 17th century, Ming Dynasty
Size: Height 12 1/2" Width 14 1/2" Depth 7"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #1414924
Zentner Collection
$5,000.00
An antique Japanese bronze okimono statue of a Japanese Ama or pearl diver walking to her boat in the wind. The artist conveyed the wind intensity by the way that her headscarf has unraveled as she keeps it atop her head. Her feet nearly reach the water embankment as she readies herself for the work ahead. The artist signed his name with a hallmark near her feet.

Age: Meiji period (1868-1912).

Dimensions: 25" High x 10" Wide x 12" Deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1414830
Zentner Collection
$2,800.00
Chinese antique bronze incensor of immortal riding three legged toad, animated modeling of sage joyously riding on money toad with upraised arms and balancing on raised leg. Figure lifts off as cover to container which is the frog's body. Dark patinated bronze. Good condition.

Provenance Handley Collection
Circa 1900s, late Ching Dynasty
Size: Height 13 1/4" Width 9" Depth 6 3/4"