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Bamboo Ikebana basket by Chikubosai I

Bamboo Ikebana basket by Chikubosai I


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1920: Item # 1288003

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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). The basket is in excellent condition with no breaks, splits or restoration to the bamboo. Height: 15.5" Showa Period (circa 1935), Japan