Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1254678 (stock #pd734)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Very fine example of Taisho Period C.1920 Japanese bamboo flower baskets. Two difficult techniques are employed in this Basket. A nawa-ami or twining technique is used as well as a mat plaiting (gozame-ami). With the nawa - ami , two or more wefts pass around the warps. In addition the wefts themselves move up and down over one another. A beautiful effect is achieved with both weaves. In addition, a root handle is used with a rich patina. Simplicity of the lines and unobtusive design creates a Ikebana dream. 18" tall and 10" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #1243626 (stock #pd703)
Kodo Arts
$495.00
Masterpiece of basket making. A fantastic sumi-ire tea ceremony basket Meiji Period C. 1980 to hold the charcoal for the brazier that heats the tea water. Inside is old rice paper treated with persimmons tanin. The outside has a lovely mix of different weaves and knots. Very wabi-sabi. The essence of shibui. Comes in original paulownia wood box. H:5" x w: 9". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1233731 (stock #pd661)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Superb representative bamboo flower basket of Shinshinsai of his award winning style and technique. He is exhibited on page 92 plate 36b in `Containing Beauty:Japanese Bamboo Flower Baskets. His signature is shown but the reading is wrong. They have Shinsai. It is Shinshinsai. He was a Taisho Period C.1920 bamboo basket maker in the Kansai area. This basket exhibits all his skill in a masterpiece basket. The handle has a rattan wrap with insect stiches interwoven. The torso has vertical inserts flowing to a hexogonal weave and then ends with a mat plaiting. Butterfly knots and more `mushi-kagari in\sect stiches on the base of the handle. The rim is a wonderful tight atebuchi rim. 20" tall x 9" diameter. Bamboo insert for flowers. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1222951 (stock #pd629)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Exceedingly rare and unusual square bamboo flower basket for Ikebana flower arrangements in the tea ceremaony. Wide plaited strips of smoked bamboo (susudake) from old Minka farm house ceilings used to weave this stunning example of Taisho Period C. 1920 basketry art. The knot work is delicate and brilliant from the butterfly knots on the handle to the fine knots on each of the four corners and ornamentations. Excellent condition. Bamboo insert. H:16" x W:10". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1212703 (stock #pd601)
Kodo Arts
$1200.00
Exceptional root wood handle bamboo flower basket for the flower arrangement. Beautiful insert plaid weave on the upper half and zigzag weave on the bottom. The root handle is gorgeous and well attached. Rich patina and has bamboo insert with tin inset for flowers. Taisho Period C.1920, unsigned. Condition very good. Bamboo on one corner bit chaffed but intact. H: 24" x Diameter:10". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1183217 (stock #pd501)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Exceptionally fine Taisho Period c.1920 'hanakago' bamboo flower basket with some of the best knotwork Kodo Arts has seen. The weave is very fine and intricate throughout and the top of the handle has a spectacular double butterfly knot and each of the ribs on the main basket has a line of circular knots made of rattan that are extremely difficult even for a master basket maker. Sits on four legs. Two of the rattan wrappings have some wear but otherwise in great condition. The only thing more shocking than the quality of the work is that it isn't signed. H:11 1/2" x W:14". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1178341 (stock #pd484)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Late Taisho Period C.1920 half-moon bamboo flower basket for ikebana. Bamboo is 'susudake' which is bamboo that has a rich patina from years of hearth smoke in an old farmhouse. When the bamboo from the roof was changed, basket makers prized the susudake for their baskets. This basket has a fabulous 'midare' irregular plaiting with bamboo inserts. H: 38cm x W: 39cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1175626 (stock #pd469)
Kodo Arts
$1800.00
Spectacular 'Wagumi' Japanese style 'hanakago' bamboo and wisteria flower basket. The fabulous interwoven juxtaposition of bamboo strips and wisteria creates a stunning masterpiece. The rim is layer on layer of bamboo and the whole is an artistic tour de force. Just lovely. H:49 x W:27
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #1174021 (stock #pd463)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Shokosai I was the founder of a basket maker dynasty with Shokosai IV the last of a long line of spectacular craftsman. Shokosai I was born 1815 in western Japan. Died in 1897. This basket was made when he was 79 right before he passed away. The age when he made it is written on the original paulownia wood box lid. The name Shokosai I was also written on the box lid by his son Shokosai II along with the seals. The bottom of the basket is also signed. Shokosai I won many prizes at prestigious Exhibitions and was favored by Emperors and royalty. The basket features a simple but elegant weave and the inner container is also woven which is a first for our eyes. When we saw this basket, the vibration was something out of Sen no Rikyu. Ask for shipping quote. H: 50cm x W: 19cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #919991 (stock #pd10)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Unusual bamboo flower basket from the Tohoku region of northern Japan. The age is early Taisho Period c.1915. The weave is a wonderful 'yotsume-ami' or same length warp and weft with a rich patina. The rim is a 'makibuchi' weave with superb technique. But what makes this basket so alluring are the wide bamboo iserts on the base. Made from 'susdake' or smoked farmhouse bamboo, the entire basket is a work of art and in excellent condition. (h:42cm x w:22cm) Shipping/insurance to usa/western europe $120
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #869047 (stock #KA660)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
This bold wagumi style Japanese bamboo flower basket epitomizes the free-wheeling styles prevelent at the turn of the century as compared to the rather stoic, finely woven Chinese influenced styles in the late 1800's. Thick diagonal inserts of thick smoked bamboo taken from old farmhouse kitchens. c.1920. Great condition. (17" x 10") (44cm x 26cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $85.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #857728 (stock #KA661)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
This is an ultimate example of the Japanese flower basket for use in the art of Ikebana and Tea. A rich patina and the essence of wabi-sabi. The basket is unsigned in the Japanese 'wagumi' style but it offers us a top class masterpiece. The bamboo has been aged and leeched and then woven using a fine plait and with intertwined bamboo swirling around the length of the basket. Absolutely great condition. c.1920. (21" x 7") (54cm x 18cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $65.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #827314 (stock #KA473)
Kodo Arts
$520.00
Made from 'susudake' smoked farmhouse old bamboo, this basket features a 'gozame-ami' mat plaiting with vertical bamboo strips inserted. The rim uses an 'atebuchi' technique in which wide strips of bamboo encircle the rim for an aesthetic boost. The four legs have insect stiches as well as the handle inserts. Legend. c.1900. (19" x 9") (48cm x 22cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $85.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #735321 (stock #KA567)
Kodo Arts
$2000.00
Stunning richly patinaed antique Japanese bamboo flower basket from the turn of the century c.1900. This 'wagumi' Japanese style basketry is the epitome of the new free wheeling style that emerged at the end of the Meiji Period c.1868-1912. Using aged susdake bamboo taken from old farmhouse ceilings, this unsigned basket maker has created a texured weave with a beautiful aesthetic sense. A magnificent piece. One tiny crack in a strand near the rim but not a break. c.1900. (18" x 10") (45cm x 26cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $120.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #712952 (stock #KA541)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Rich patina tea ceremony bamboo flower basket from early 1900's. Beautiful 'susdake' smoked bamboo has been used from old Japanese farmhouses, split and woven into a piece of art. This particular basket feature a diagonal insertion technique with wide strips being inserted between plaited weaves. A 'tomobuchi' rim is employed with upward curling strips to create the rim. The handle is wrapped rattan. Excellent condition. c.1910. (18" x 9") (45cm x 24cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $70.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #708351 (stock #KA542)
Kodo Arts
$1200.00
Rich, wide strip bamboo antique Japanese flower basket with patina and in excellent condition. Intertwined are fine twigs of bamboo. Beautiful artistry. Unsigned. c.1900. (15"x 12") (40cm x 30cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $70.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #663536 (stock #KA321)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
This particular weave is the first of its kind Kodo Arts has seen in 25 years of collecting. Worth a close look. Strips of bamboo are wound around the base held in place by underlying graduated descending vertical strips of rattan creating a most remarkable effect. Even more astonishing is that every horizontal bamboo strip has had both outer edges blanched lighter to give depth and texture. The handle is wrapped bamboo. c.1900. (7½" x 17½") (19cm x 45cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $70.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #654264 (stock #KA399 )
Kodo Arts
$490.00
C.1900 hearth-smoked antique Japanese bamboo flower basket for the tea ceremony and ikebana. Wide strips of bamboo with patina-rich single strands interlacing on top of the main body. Warp strips wider than weft strips creating a stunning diagonal insertion technique. c.1900. (17" x 10½") (43cm x 27cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $65.