Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd. - Antique Arts of Japan
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1940 item #1344679 (stock #06-241)
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A remarkable tapered bamboo flower basket of trumpet form with square base and arched double handle. The handle's superb construction, with elaborate insect stitching, intricate knots and an unusual lacy design of concentric circles, provides both aesthetic surprise and additional support. In karamono-style, delicate strands of lacquered bamboo are divided by horizontal bands of twining and vertical bands of shrimp stitching...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1344187 (stock #FC-217)
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A large ikebana basket in the style of ancient bronze vessels, the handles elaborately designed. Narrow strips of bamboo, lozenge - plaited, create open work on the body, segmenting it by two bands of twined bamboo. The sculptural form and workmanship of this basket immediately identify the maker, Rokansai, who refined karamono-style and raised basketry to an artform. Tomobako. Height, 13.5". Iizuka Rokansai signature. Ca 1927. This basket is in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #1342628 (stock #8-637)
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A large flower basket of globular form with round rattan base and broad shoulders, its forked handle secured to the rim with ribbon-like wraps, a v-knot at the apex. Fine twining characterizes the rim and foot, while an intricate hemp- leaf weave along the body is superimposed by vertical inserts of lighter, speckled bamboo strands. This regal karamono (Chinese style) ikebana basket is in very good condition with only minor surface wear, commensurate with age and use...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1341662 (stock #03-203)
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A stained bamboo ikebana flower basket sculpted in double-gourd form. Executed in a tightly-woven mat plaiting, this hanging basket with flared lip and looped reed handle features delicate shrimp-stitch work and wrapping. It is the work of Osaka-born master Suemura Shobun (1917-2000), his incised signature on base. (Apprenticed with Chikuryusai I, Shobun first exhibited at the Nitten Exhibition in 1951 and 26 times after...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1960 item #1341649 (stock #03-206)
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An elegant and classic Japanese flower basket woven with gold-toned bamboo strands in an open hexagonal weave. Its root- wood handle, accented with delicate tortoise knots, is firmly attached to the basket’s wrapped rim for added support. The carved signature of renowned basket master Chikobosai I is on its nether side. This flower (ikebana) basket is in excellent condition and an important statement piece in any home...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1940 item #1340712 (stock #8-632)
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A pear-shaped bamboo basket for ikebana arrangements constructed with a mat-plaiting along the base, an open-worked mid-section and twining along the rim and body. Vertical slats with mottled lacquered technique accentuate the basket’s form. An asymmetrical wisteria handle firmly secured with leached vines. Overall this basket is in very good condition. Height: 18” Meiji / Taisho Period, Japan
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1337111 (stock #0-139)
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This lovely ikebana basket with unusual narrow waist and flared neck is woven with an overall design. On four pod feet and topped with an arched double reed handle with symmetrical insect stitching, its lightly -colored bamboo slats worked in a swirling design connote moving water, the effect resulting from tight plaiting left to right. This fine basket by an unknown artist is in very good condition, two barely discernible breaks (see pictures), due to age...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1334147 (stock #FC-472)
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An impressive, large bamboo ikebana basket of oval shape with irregular, open-work plaiting, its ribbon-like strands treated in a rare “tortoise shell” lacquer technique. Contributing to the overall bold style of this basket, is its low, asymmetrical bamboo rope handle braiding about the basket’s rim and body. This basket, monumental both in size and concept, is attributed to the world-renowned bamboo master, Yufu Masataka...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1940 item #1333867 (stock #9-149)
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A beautifully woven ikebana basket of double-gourd form with irregular plaiting and rootwood handle. A striking combination of sooted and leeched bamboo woven with bamboo- reed inserts, enhances its overall complexion and sculptural quality. This basket is in very good condition, with minor evidence of its age. Height: 20" Late Meiji/Taisho Period, Japan
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #1331982 (stock #04-235)
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A tall ikebana basket of baluster form upon a rattan pedestal base constructed from thin strands of bamboo. Its looped handle of wrapped bamboo extends high above the body securing its sides with shrimp-like stitches. A braided rim frames a tightly woven, double-walled body. The interior of this fine basket is woven with an intricate herring bone pattern, the exterior an armature of twining and mat plaiting with superimposed vertical slats in lighter hues of bamboo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #1328165 (stock #06-251)
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This is an extraordinary bamboo basket of rare form with tall, looped handle and intricate design. Constructed of fine strips of bamboo woven in open work and twined plating, its forked handle is wrapped securely to the body with interlocking v-knots and butterfly knots. Elaborate insect wrapping along the top and at the base adds to the basket's visual impact. The basket is signed "Chiku'ko-sai" on the base. This basket is in excellent condition with no breaks or damage...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #1326520 (stock #8-615)
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A majestic pear-shaped ikebana basket for tea ceremony, its body comprised of naturally-stained bamboo strands woven in an irregular hexagonal pattern. Prized sooted bamboo rope from old Japanese homes is interwoven throughout, forming the handle and adding texture and artistic contrast. This splendid basket is in good condition with only minor surface wear due to age and use. Height: 22” Meiji /Taisho Periods, Japan
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1950 item #1323445 (stock #0-142)
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A tall bamboo ikebana basket constructed of tight mat plaiting with rich sienna highlights. Onto its classic baluster form, a robust, gnarled root handle secured with bamboo wraps balances perfectly upon its rim. The basket is in very good condition with only minor wear due to age and use. Height: 22.5” Taisho /Showa Period, Japan
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1940 item #1322266 (stock #8-519)
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A tall ikebana basket, matte-plaited with bamboo strands of varying thicknesses. Designed with a majestic crescent-shaped handle, the basket’s tapered body with its leached half-segments of bamboo, is positioned on a circular, ratten-wrapped base. Created in elegant, karamono-style, this piece is an excellent example inspired by traditional Chinese baskets for use in the honored tea ceremony. In very good condition with wear commensurate with age...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #1321002 (stock #06-240)
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Here is an example of Sozen-style ikebana basket on a bamboo- wrapped base, its forked handle made of bamboo stalk with looped supports. The rounded basket's pleasing, curving body is worked with alternating mat plaiting and twining, its handle segmented by bands of cicada knots and insect stitches. Chikuunsai I incised signature on the base; includes tomobako. This basket is in very good condition. Height: 19.5" Taisho Period, Japan
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #1303761 (stock #06-266)
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An elegant bamboo ikebana basket with multi-reed handle and squared base. The body, formed as a lily, is divided into segments of open-work hexagonal plaiting and overlapping vertical stitch work. This classic karamono-style basket is in excellent condition with no problems and no restoration. Signature plaque of the master Chikuunsai I on its base. Tomobako inscribed “Karamono Utsushi in the style of a lily.” Height: 19.5” Early Taisho Period, Japan
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1294500 (stock #02-298)
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An atypical ikebana bamboo basket of square, tray-like form, its shape designed with delicate open-work hexagonal plaiting. The artist created an interesting contrast of interwoven golden and red-brown bamboo strips to highlight the basket’s pattern and form. Signature plaque of bamboo artist Hogykusai can be found on base. This basket includes tomobako and is in excellent condition. Width: 15.5”, length: 15” Showa Period, Japan
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1028642 (stock #0-163)
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A tall ikebana basket of cylindrical form with honey-colored bamboo in open, hexagonal plaiting. A distinct crescent-shaped rim and robust handle of twisted bamboo strands complete the design. Incised signature on base reads Saikosai. This basket is in very good condition with no restoration. Height: 24" Taisho/Showa Period, Japan