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Exquisite Chikuunsai II Ikebana Basket

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1940: Item # 997623

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An exquisite ikebana basket of bottle-form constructed of honey-colored bamboo strands woven with dense mat plaiting. Thin strands of bamboo rise from the kiku-woven base, bending miraculously at the shoulders and twining along the collar and throughout the full body. This superb ikebana basket is signed by the bamboo master Tanabe Chikuunsai II (1910-2000), whose work is recognizable by its delicate lacquering and innovative weaving. This basket is in excellent condition and includes lacquered otoshi and tomobako. Height: 14" Showa Period (c. 1937), Japan