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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1390631
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A published hirado ware porcelain figure of a kirin (in Chinese, qilin). The mythical creature is part lion with the body of a dragon and the hooves of a deer. It represents good fortune, protection, prosperity, longevity and fertility. The recumbent hirado figure is executed with master attention to detail and form.

Published in HIRADO: Prince of Porcelains, By Louis Lawrence.

Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)

Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 3 1/2"
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"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1385295
Zentner Collection
$750.00
Japanese small amber carving of a frog resting on a leaf. The golden yellow amber has natural inclusions.

Dimensions: 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" x 1" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1385199
Zentner Collection
$2,500.00
Among popular Japanese symbolic animals are frogs. There are many species of frogs in Japan as a result of flooding rice fields in Japanese agriculture. These creatures are often used in poetry and art, and are sometimes carried by travelers to make sure they return home safely from their journeys. The word "frog" in Japanese means "return" which is why the frog is considered a Japanese lucky animal and seen as good fortune in things returning.

Japanese hinoki wood carving of a fema...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1383241
Zentner Collection
$7,500.00
The Japanese bronze maker is known for its high quality and attention to detail rendered in bronze, silver, and other precious materials. The exposure to the world's fair has showcased the Japanese skilled artisan in many different styles and categories. Naturalism and realism was the template to the Western taste during the Meiji period.

This is a fine example of a great horned owl in bronze depicted in naturalism. The okimono owl is perched on a gnarled branch preening itself. The ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1380971
Zentner Collection
$2,100.00
Japanese okimono boxwood carving of Ashinaga and Tenaga. Old Japanese folklore tells that Tenaga (with his very long arms) would climb onto the back of Ashinaga (with his very long legs) and would work to catch fish together. Dates from Taisho Period c1920.

Dimensions: 2 1/4" x 8" H
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Contemporary item #1374522
Zentner Collection
SOLD
Unusual Japanese okimono of an ant with lifelike rendering made out of leather hide. Mounted on custom metal base for display.

Dimensions: 16.25" H x 4.5" W x 6" D (on base)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1359211
Zentner Collection
$2,750.00
Antique Japanese pair of boxwood okimono Nio. The Nio are guardians to Buddhist temples, and enforcers 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. The other statue is called Nareen Kongo or Ungyo and has a closed mouth to represent the last sound in Sanskrit "hum", symbolizi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1353063
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A Japanese okimono of a tiger, fully carved out of Keyaki (elm) wood with fantastic detailing. The tiger sits hunched over with fixated eyes, fangs out, and tail wrapped tightly against its body. Signature on bottom reads : Chizan December, Meiji 18th year.

Size: 5.5" L x 6" W x 5.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1351318
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The netsuke is made in the shape of a matchlock pistol. It is composed of different material such as wood, brass, and iron. Constructed during the Meiji period for export to the European market. Mounted on a custom iron stand.

Meiji Period 19th Century

Size: 3.75" L x 1" W x 1.5" H
(4.75" H on stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1351317
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Unusual original Japanese flint lighter netsuke. Constructed of iron and brass, this piece would have been used to create a steady fame in less then perfect conditions. The striker would create contact friction and create a spark igniting the fuel source. Firearms at this time required a flame in order to ignite the fuse. Original russet patina with all parts still intact.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Size: 2" L x 1" W x 1.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1351315
Zentner Collection
$1,650.00
The netsuke is made in the shape of a matchlock pistol. It is composed of different material such as wood, brass, and iron. Handmade during the Meiji period for the European market. Mounted on a custom iron stand.

Meiji Period 19th Century

Size: 5" L x 1.5" W x 1.5" H
(4.25" H on stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1347194
Zentner Collection
$4,500.00
A Myochin iron forged Jizai Okimono articulated spiny lobster. Each iron plate is carefully reppouse hammered iron creating a natural realism representing the spiny lobster. The amount of fine detail that goes into this piece is equal to that of one of his most well known helmets. The lobster is fully splayed on a well mounted bronze stand.
All ten legs and long antenna and articulated with multiple joints on each leg. Exquisitely crafted, showing off a very high skill of the metal w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1343971
Zentner Collection
$250.00
Antique Japanese boxwood netsuke of a persimmon, smooth and well carved with branch and two leaves.

Size: 1.5" x 1.5" x 1.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1343970
Zentner Collection
$850.00
Antique Japanese boxwood netsuke carving of a deer, laying very flat to the ground with his antlers tucked against his back.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 2.25" L x 1.25" W x .5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1343786
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A fine Japanese boxwood netsuke carving of a tanuki, peering upwardly while holding a large sake container and a ledger book. He is a trickster spirit and is a highly amusing and popular icon. The netsuke has an expertly detailed carved form with a shell inlay signature on his underside.

Size: 1.75" W x 2" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1343611
Zentner Collection
$1,100.00
Antique Japanese blackwood netsuke carving of a Hanna Noh theatre mask, with piercing gilt eyes and teeth, pointed ears and two short horns. The Hannya (般若) mask is a mask used in Noh theater, representing a jealous female demon. It possesses two sharp bull-like horns, metallic eyes, and a leering mouth. The backside of the netsuke has a calligraphy inscription / signature.

Meiji period (1868-1912), 19th Century

Size: 2" H x 1.5" W x 1.25" thick
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1343599
Zentner Collection
$1,150.00
A well carved boxwood netsuke of a Noh theatre mask. Hand carved with a wonderful expressive face. Fine details show through the original finish and condition.

Meiji period (1868-1912), 19th Century

Size: 1.75" W 2.75" H x 1" thick