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Silver Ikebana Basket

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1910: Item # 900661

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This is a rare and exquisite silver ikebana basket of globular form. Usually woven in bamboo, but here worked in Japanese silver, its elegant body is woven in tight herring-bone plaiting, a double-looped handle wrapped to the body and knotted at the top.This type of ikebana basket represents one of the traditional styles of bamboo basketry sought for by serious collectors of ikebana worldwide. This particular example, an innovation executed in heavy Japanese silver, gives this piece a particular aura - a rare study of bamboo ikebana - in silver- remarkable for its concept and beauty. This important basket of elegant execution is marked "Jungin" (Pure Silver) with the signature of Miyamoto found on its base. (Includes otoshi and tomobako. ) This silver basket is in excellent condition with no dents, damage or restoration. Height: 19.5" Meiji Period, Japan