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Japanese Ikebana Basket with Beadwork

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1940   item# 1299300 (stock# FC-221)

Japanese Ikebana Basket with Beadwork
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An elegant karamono-style bamboo flower basket of classic form woven in a tight matte plaiting, its double reed handle at the top wrapped with elaborately stitched work throughout. The bamboo strands have been carefully stained a rich color and lacquered - still visible today. However, the basket’s most impressive feature resides along the shoulders with an armature secured at the neck with stitch work and large interlocking knots along the mid-section. Running vertically in the front and back, ...click for details


Ikebana Bamboo Basket

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1980   item# 903625 (stock# 03-213)

Ikebana Bamboo Basket
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An extraordinary ikebana basket by Living National Treasure (1995) Chikubosai II with wide, jar-shaped design and pedestal base. Intricate detailing of the seven-jewel design along the base, its embroidered central band and the sophisticated use of fine strips of bamboo arranged in "thousand-line" construction, counter-balance its clean, architectural quality. This masterly work is in excellent condition with no breaks, splits or restoration and includes otoshi. Chikubosai ...click for details


Chinese Cloisonne Ox with Cart

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Enamel: Pre 1950   item# 893546 (stock# 3-508 )

Chinese Cloisonne Ox with Cart
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A large Chinese cloisonné covered box formed as a cart drawn by a powerful ox. In opulent, baroque-style, its opaque enamels in iron red, pink, black and white are contained by heavily gilt wires with stylized decorations embedded in its turquoise-enameled ground. Rich in symbolism, archaic dragons, phoenix, lotus and jeweled necklaces cover the entire piece. This whimsical sculpture obviously has been used, the interior of the cart, detachable from the ox, showing slight signs of age. ...click for details


Netsuke of Two Rabbits with Persimmon

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1052840 (stock# 01-371)

Netsuke of Two Rabbits with Persimmon
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This is a charming boxwood netsuke of two seated rabbits facing opposite directions, one with its paw on a persimmon branch.Their bodies are delicately modeled, the fine, incised work simulating the creatures' furry coats. Their eyes are inlaid with mother-of-pearl and the bottom of the piece is brilliantly carved to indicate their tails and the soles of their feet in the most naturalistic manner. The carved signature of the maker, Okatomo, resides on the bottom of one of the hare's paws ...click for details


A Large Ikebana Basket in the Style of an Ancient Bronze Vessel

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1940   item# 1291574 (stock# FC-217)

A Large Ikebana Basket in the Style of an Ancient Bronze Vessel
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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.


Robust and Beautiful Wagumi-Style Ikebana Basket

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1980   item# 1291418 (stock# FC-472)

Robust and Beautiful Wagumi-Style Ikebana Basket
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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. This exquisite statement piece is in excellent condition with no problem ...click for details


Lotus Leaf-Shaped Bronze Bowl

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1930   item# 896497 (stock# 6-195c)

Lotus Leaf-Shaped Bronze Bowl
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A copper-splashed bronze bowl ingeniously shaped as a lotus leaf, a small frog perched on its edge, the flower's stem curling to form a pedestal base. This sculptural piece is realistically rendered with incised details and is in very good condition with no dents or damage. Height: 3.5", length: 7" Meiji/Taisho, Japan


Ikebana Basket

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1980   item# 903606 (stock# 02-178)

Ikebana Basket
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A marvelous ikebana bamboo basket, especially beautiful both for its circular form and for its deft plaiting of the natural materials chosen by the artist. With evenly spaced strips of bamboo worked in elegant "thousand-line" construction and by the banding of finely stitched rattan and bamboo, the twining along its pedestal base sets off this specimen piece, establishing it firmly in the pantheon of great bamboo artistry. The renowned bamboo artist , Suemura Shobun, recogniz ...click for details


Japanese Silver Coffee Pot with Bamboo Motif

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1930   item# 1138171 (stock# FC-1123)

Japanese Silver Coffee Pot with Bamboo Motif
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A tall, elegant silver coffee pot with hinged lid, the finial sculpted with bamboo leaves and culm. The bamboo motif continues along the stippled body with stalks of bamboo modeled in low relief, dramatic leaves sprouting from its stem. This exquisite silver coffee pot is in excellent condition with no dents, damage or restoration. Both sterling and Jungin marks engraved on base. Height: 10.25” Taisho Period, Japan


A Tall Japanese Bamboo Ikebana Basket

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1980   item# 1028642 (stock# 0-163)

A Tall Japanese Bamboo Ikebana Basket
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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

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