Dmitry Levit Asian Art
Unusually large and substantial late Meiji / early Taisho (1910s) Japanese bamboo ikebana basket made in informal Japanese (as opposed to formal Chinese) style of tight asymmetrical weave with naturally colored bamboo strips. Did not photograph well - it is very impressive in reality. Beautiful shape with flaring mouth and pleasantly thick handle, superbly made. The base is woven in hexagonal grid with three darker pieces inserted for support...