Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd. - Antique Arts of Japan

Small Ikebana Basket

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1940: Item # 903552

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Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd.
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This is a charming pendant bamboo basket for ikebana display of seasonal flowers, its small loop handle for hanging on the side. Bamboo strips, slightly lacquered and bent, use the twining technique to form the base and the rim. The body of this small jewel of basketry is worked with hexagonal openwork plaiting formed through the blending of single and double strips of bamboo. This exquisite basket of simple beauty is in excellent condition with no breaks, splits or restoration. The etched signature of bamboo master, Chikuunsai II , is on the side;includes tomobako and otoshi. Height: 8" Circa 1930 (Showa Period), Japan