Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd. - Antique Arts of Japan

Ikebana Basket

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1980: Item # 903606

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Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd.
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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, recognized in 1973 by the city of Osaka for reviving interest in bamboo arts, reaffirms his reputation here - through concept, structure, color and technical proficiency. The Suemura Shobun incised signature of this great artist can be found on the base. This basket is in very good condition with no splits or breaks and includes tomobako and otoshi. Published: "Collecting Japanese Antiques" by Alistair Seton, page 294. Height: 8.25" Circa 1960 (Showa Period), Japan