Japanese splint bamboo IKEBANA BASKET with bamboo inset and liner in a crescent moon form with applied branch decoration in relief on two sides. Beautiful patina! No damage. Height is 13 inches, width is 12 inches. Circa 1900-1920.
Japanese BIZEN flower VASE in the form of a monkey holding a banana-like fruit seated beside a tree stump. Clearly defined and interesting facial features. Typical brown Bizen-ware glaze; but with a beautiful aged patina! Excellent condition, no chips, cracks or restorations. Height is 6 inches. Circa early Taisho, pre- 1920.
Two large Bamboo baskets (Silk-worms eat a mold on mulberry leaves) from Japan. These baskets make fantastic wall lamps with a little shoji paper and an electrical socket! The effect is magical. Lamps can be hand made by Shibui Art, please inquire. The diameter is 33" and the depth is 2.25".
Circa pre 1960. Very Shibui.
Japanese Ikebana BASKET in a classic form with a wide collar. Beautiful patina but unfortunately this basket is damaged at the base (shown in photos) and two strips of bamboo have loosen from the base as well.
Nice form, color but damage equals low price! Inset for flowers is not available. circa pre 1920, height is 11".
$3,900 with inscribed kiriwood box from Sotheby's
NYC, see below.
This stunning MORIKAGO,(fruit basket)looks almost new with a beautiful patina. Made by the second "best," ikebana basket artist at the turn of the century in Japan,it is of low circular form with basic twill plaiting, inscribed, "Shokosai kore zo," with a diameter of 16.12" Comes with the original kiriwood inscribed/seal marked box.
circa pre 1920.
$3,300- with inscribed wooden (Kiriwood) box from
Sotheby's NYC, see below.
This IKEBANA BASKET is in ovoid form with a twisted loop handle woven in diagonal plait and is signed "Gyokkosai kore zo." It is in it's original kiriwood box "tomobako" with an insription and seal mark on the inside of lid. OFFERED @ Sotheby's, "Japanese Works of Art," New York, September 14, 1999, Lot 296, page 98.