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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1427258
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$750.00
Antique Japanese pair of paintings depicting two dragons in a dense mist. Gold flashes light up the clouds. Symbolizing the ultimate yang, or masculine energy, the dragon is the controller of both winds and water. Painted in sumi and gold ink on silk and signed by the artist. Both panels are loose (unmounted).

Age: Meiji Period

Dimensions: 37 1/4" high x 6 7/8" wide (each panel)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1426233
Zentner Collection
$5,500.00
Antique Japanese screen painting in 6 panels. Painted to resemble a samurai encampment space divider. The simple graphics of the curtain-like camp divider are painted in black and white and displays the kamon (crest) of the Takiyama Family. Narrow slits between the white and black sections of cloth were for the wind to pass through, preventing the curtain from becoming a sail. Thick striped rope securely ties the curtain to tall stakes in the ground. This screen was intended to be used ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1426012
Zentner Collection
$9,500.00
Pair of Japanese 6-panel screen paintings. Painted with a continuous scene of a rural landscape. Mountain pavilions sit atop high peaks reached by winding trails. Across an expanse of calm water stretches a long, low foot bridge occasionally interrupted by a sudden archway. Boats and tiny figures go about their business. Painted in sumi ink and with gold leaf on paper.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions of each painting: 67 1/2" high x 142 1/2" long
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1425477
Zentner Collection
$6,000.00
Japanese Edo Period scroll painting of a yamabushi, a mountain ascetic hermit or holy man. Often believed to be endowed with supernatural powers, the yamabusi follow the Shugendo doctrine, a religion that places heavy emphasis on feats of endurance. Throughout history, they have participated in battles along side samurai. In this painting, the warrior/sage is leaning on a walking stick. He is dressed only in leaves and animal skins. A hyotan gourd tokkuri flask hangs from a chord slung...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1425210
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Antique Japanese screen painting of a beautiful woman or man, possibly a taikomochi or male geisha smoking a long pipe, leaning on a padded lacquered stand and wearing elegant flowing robes patterned with flowers. In the background stands a ink painting of a mountain landscape. The right hand panel is painted with a standing kimono rack, lacquered black with gold butterflies. Hanging from the rack are two exquisitely embroidered kimonos in the manner of the classic "who's sleeves?" subject ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1425201
Zentner Collection
$1,200.00
Chinese scroll painting of a beautiful maiden. She stands in a loosely draped salmon colored gown with red chording, a transparent shawl around her bare shoulders. Atop her head is a bright pink peony flower. At her feet, is an exuberance of wide leaves, the over all appearance is that she is part of the blossoming plant. Dramatic calligraphy dominates the left hand side of the painting. Signed by Wu Fan. Wu Fan (Simplified Chinese: 吴凡; Hanyu Pinyin: Wú Fán) (born December 1923) i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1425174
Zentner Collection
$3,600.00
Antique Korean painting, very tall and narrow, of a pair of phoenix birds, one occupying the upper portion of the painting and the other one on the bottom. The lower phoenix emerges from water as shown by a blossoming lotus. The rest of the space surrounding both birds is filled with robust peony blossoms of different color. Painted in rich mineral colors on paper. Later put into a custom lacquered wood frame.

The magical phoenix is called Bonghwang in Korea. The double phoenix s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1424862
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Japanese screen painting in two panels of butterflies and moths. The etherial quality of the fluttering creatures is conveyed by delicately painted details and movement. Painted in mineral colors on silk. Each rectangular silk composition has been mounted on a ground of gold leaf on paper. Seal mark on the left hand panel: Watanabe Kiyoshi.

Watanabe Kiyoshi (1778-1861) was born into a family specializing in embroidery in Nagoya. He studied painting in the Kano style under Yoshikawa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1424845
Zentner Collection
$8,000.00
Antique 2-panels screen painting from the interior of a wealthy home in Momoyama Period Japan. Each of these two rectangular shaped panels is painted with a fan shaped reserve. The fan on the left panel is painted with a branch of blossoming white flowers, possibly dogwood and is shadowed by another blue and gold fan shaped reserve. The fan on the right panel is painted in ink with a bird on a branch and shadowed with a green and gold fan. Both fan reserves are painted over a brilliantly col...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1424757
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Antique Japanese pair of screen paintings, one of early Summer (or Spring): rabbits, blossoming wisteria and peonies. And the other of Winter: birds including sparrows and kingfishers with snow-covered bamboo and red clusters of berries on a large nandia bush. Painted using mineral colors and gold leaf on paper. Signed Eigaku Kano (1790-1867).

Eigaku Kano was the ninth head of the "Kyo Kano", the Kyoto branch of the Kano School. He is credited for reviving the Kano School and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1424756
Zentner Collection
$2,750.00
Japanese scroll painting by the Nanga School painter, Rai Sanyo. Calligraphy and a large ink painting of a gourd covered with individual signature seals on paper. Mounted with silk boarder and wooden rollers.

Rai Sanyo (1780-1832) was born to a samurai family of the Hiroshima Domain. He entered into a training school for government bureaucrats in Edo but decide to devote himself to writing instead. Disinherited by his father for doing so, he found himself locked in his room and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1424754
Zentner Collection
$2,450.00
"Yacchimatta!" the lost soul seems to say as he slaps himself on the head, a sake cup and Tokkuri wine flask in front of him. Ink on dark paper with patterned dark cloth boarder with wide gray piping and featuring bone rollers. The skeleton and or skull have long been featured in Japanese art, both secular and Buddhist. It is used as a symbol of impermanence and as a Zen teaching tool. In this case, perhaps this fellow spent too much time in the bottle and not enough in more meaningful endea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1424753
Zentner Collection
$2,000.00
The Ten Pleasures of Tea, ink on paper in a paper boarder with bamboo rollers befitting the rustic scene. Likely an image of the great poet and tea master, Bassho. Titled Charakujutoku (The Ten Pleasures of Tea). The image signed Kanzan, the calligraphy Kunsen.

Yamada Kanzan (Nagoya, 1856-1918) studied under Kosone Kendo and was a renowned literati and Seal Carver. He studied painting directly under Wu Changshuo in China and excelled at not only his trade of seal carving but also...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1417072
Zentner Collection
$900.00
Antique Indian miniature painting of a Maharaja on horseback with attendant and flywhisk, drawing in ink and sepia tones with gold highlights. Rank of rider shown by jewelry worn and on red footed white horse. Long pleated white clothing. Horse rearing up, rider sitting effortlessly and regally. Condition toned and worn.

Provenance from Los Angeles estate
Age: mid 1800s
Size: 8 1/8" High 6 1/4" Wide
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #1417020
Zentner Collection
$6,500.00
Rare antique Indonesian textile that is a jataka of tales of Rama with forty-nine painted scenes with script on top of scenes, wondrous scenes of monstrous sea creatures and key scenes of life of Rama are depicted in charming traditionally painted scenes outlined in wood-like columns with black with blues, reds, khaki greens, on beige background. Made of fine cotton on stretched frame.

circa 1930s
provenance Lafayette estate
Size: 51 3/8" High x 42 5/8" Wide
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1930 item #1416653
Zentner Collection
$3,000.00
Indian painting of the goddess Shailaputri, in unique Navaratna style of painting from 1930s, when Indian was emerging with its own unique style of painting. Gouache delicately painted and encoded with symbols of Hindu spiritual meaning. Crescent moon is on her forehead with halo around her head. She is holding a trident and has three eyes in her forehead representing waking, dreaming and sleeping states of mind. Atmospheric and masterfully moody painting. Similar in painting style to Nanda...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1404680
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17th Century Momoyama period Japanese six panel byobu painted screen of the Tale of Genji. This remarkable screen is in great form painted with rimpa polychrome mineral paint on gold gilt gofun paper amidst swirling clouds. The composition is complex and it allows the viewers to have a bird's eye view of the scene and events. The exaggerated foliages and scale of the courtly figures are dynamically composed with tranquility and balance. Overall the screen reads very well in its story line themes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1403221
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Antique Tibetan Buddhist double mandala thangka, with the two central deities being Brahma and his wife Saraswati.

Brahma is a leading god and heavenly king in Buddhism. Lord Brahma rules over the heavenly realm of rebirth called the Brahmaloka– the most sought after realm for afterlife and reincarnation within the Buddhist belief system. He is depicted as having 4 faces and is seated in the center of the top mandala in a lotus position with his arms folded in front, thumbs touchin...