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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1341701 (stock #0-133)
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An oblong ikebana basket with wide bamboo strips woven in an open-hexagonal pattern, its handle formed of twisted rattan. This purse-shaped ikebana basket has the appearance of leather, its fine bamboo slats dyed a rich, plum color in keeping with the style of bamboo master Waichisai. The celebrated Waichisai family was greatly known for particular treatments to the bamboo in their finished works, such as the richness of the color dyes and leather-like aspect to the bamboo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1341636 (stock #01-508)
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An elegant high-shouldered, tapered ikebana basket in karamono-style. This fine basket is woven with intricately-cut and lacquered sooted bamboo strands in a mat weave. Its Insect stitch- work runs vertically along the body, pedestal base and triple-banded handle. The shoulders are beautifully decorated with a herringbone-patterned band. This basket is featured in “ Japanese Antiques” by Alistair Seton, page 288, fig. 508. This exquisite bamboo basket is in very good condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1341556 (stock #9-243)
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This unusual ikebana flower basket, its strong bamboo worked with delicate, lacy weaving, is an extraordinary example of this artform. Created by a fourth generation of the great Shokosai family, it's bundled bamboo slats rise from its pedestal base woven to form an open-work, herring-bone plaiting. Two bands, center and shoulder, provide additional support and two, small handles shaped as bamboo rope, provide strong contrast to the overall delicacy of the piece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1331879 (stock #01-248)
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A tall ikebana bamboo basket made for fresh-cut flowers to be displayed during the tea ceremony or in the tokonoma (special alcove in a traditional Japanese home). Its unique shape with moon handle is formed upon a square rattan base, wrapped robustly in its entirety with bamboo rope. Continuing with the rope theme, the body is constructed of vertical slats of bamboo crisscrossed with horizontal strands of bamboo, its open work weave secured and enhanced by bamboo knots...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #1331563 (stock #9-153cp)
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A pair of large bronze menuki with silver and gold detailing. Formed as two distinctive scenes from the famous Sino-Japanese legends referring to the Three Kingdoms’ war heroes – Kwanyu, Zhang Fei and Lu Bei, their various recognizable characters are visible under gnarled pine and snow-topped huts. The menuki are finely executed with repousse and chasing techniques, their sculpted overlays in gold, silver, copper and shakudo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1305377 (stock #9-359)
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A bold wagumi-style ikebana basket of baluster form, its body and handle composed of loosely-woven, half sections of bamboo and bamboo reed. Characteristic of the wagumi-style, the bamboo strands are color treated, the original texture intact. Hence, this basket exhibits a great sculptural quality. Overall, excellent condition with no repairs. Height: 22” Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #1302130 (stock #8-634)
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A bold and strikingly-colored ikebana bamboo basket of circular form with triple-wrapped handle supported by a reedy ,low-pedestaled base. Each bamboo strand is dyed in a rich, copper-tone and woven loosely in diagonal, crisscrossed banding. Horizontal inserts at the top secure the rim and accentuate the form. This sculptural basket is in very good condition with no repairs. Height: 20” Late Meiji /Taisho Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #1294620 (stock #FC-361)
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An impressive peony-style basket, its base worked with a unique textile design. The mat-woven body is segmented by vertical lines of banding and insect stitches, and most unusual, a layer of red lacquer lining the interior. Its double-twisted handle, looping high and squared off at the top, is geometrically wrapped, emphasizing its overall sculptural quality. This exquisite and rare bamboo basket is in very good condition with only minor rubbing to the lacquer from age and use...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1293508 (stock #9-376a)
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A traditional bamboo-woven ikebana basket formed as a globular jar with double side handles, its body comprised of thick bamboo rope wrapped along the base and the neck. The basket’s mid-section is woven with basic mat-plaiting overlapped with an open-work hexagonal weave, resulting in a three-dimensional effect. The interior is lined with a metal container for flowers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1288003 (stock #03-231)
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This is a beautiful and charming ikebana basket entitled "Chidori," or plover, made of natural, old bamboo in an open-work hexagonal weave. The handle is made of triple reed with butterfly and interlocking V-knots. Includes tomobako, its lid reading "Hanamori" (flower vase) on the exterior and inside, Hanamori, Showa 12 Summer. The artist signature on the base, CHIKUBOSAI I (1872-1950). This great artist is the father of the "Living National Treasure," Chikubosai II)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1284772 (stock #01-405)
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A tall, elegant bamboo basket of ovoid form framed by a looped, double-reed handle. Attached to the body with elaborate stitching, Its hexagonal, open- work design is superimposed by twining. The tightly wrapped rim and foot lend strength to this strong, yet sophisticated basket. The signature of the renowned bamboo master Chikuunsai I, is on its base. This ikebana basket is in excellent condition and includes tomobako. Height: 22.5” Taisho Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #1250681 (stock #FC-237)
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A tall, ovoid-formed bamboo ikebana basket with loop reed handle anchored to the rim with bamboo strands and stitch work. Its body is layered with an armature of vertical strands over bands of twining and open-hexagonal weave. Incised signature of bamboo master Yamashita Kochiku sai (1876-1947, Osaka) on the woven base. Includes tomobako and silks. This important basket is in excellent condition. Height: 19.5” Showa Period, ca.1926-30s, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #1234796 (stock #FC-244)
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An extremely rare bamboo ikebana basket of square form, its shape and style reminiscent of ancient ceremonial bronze vessels. It has an elegant, tall and removable trapezoidal handle with textile-patterned wrapping. The flared skirt and neck are woven in mat plaiting with thin strips of sooted bamboo, elaborate wraps and stitch work in the form of shrimp at the base on all four sides...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1200660 (stock #FC-1109)
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An unusual woven bronze wall pocket in the form of a dragonfly, conceived for ikebana use in the tea ceremony. Its tapered body is woven with fine strands of copper-patinated bronze in matte plaiting, the wings reticulated and attached by a mesh of swirling wire...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1092667 (stock #FC-754)
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A marvelously-woven bamboo pendant basket formed as a cicada. Woven in a variety of intricate techniques, its body, wings and legs naturalistically designed, this basket, complete with copper otoshi, can stand on a level surface or hang from the wall. This ingenious ikebana basket is in excellent condition with no breaks, loss or restoration. Includes linen cover and owner's wood box inscribed "Cicada basket" (semi-kago). Height: 5"; length: 11.5"; width: 5.5" Meiji/Taisho Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #945626 (stock #01-346 )
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This is a tall bamboo basket for ikebana arrangement, its full body woven with tight bamboo rope on a reed pedestal base. The combination of thick and twisted strands of bamboo rope with a dramatic gnarled root wood handle creates a wondrous tactile effect. Insect stitching and twining details can be found along the base. This basket is in excellent condition. Height: 24" Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #943663 (stock #FC-362)
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A rare-form bamboo ikebana basket on a round pedestal base, its forked handle securely attached to the body, supportive wraps and insect stitching along its sides. The basket is composed of superb detailing - mat plaiting, twilling, interlocking v-knots and metallic fittings. Contributing to the rarity of this basket is the beautifully designed "fish-mouth" neck and fluid weaving in both horizontal and vertical striping along its body. The basket is in great condition and i...