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Tanabe Chikuunsai 2nd Hanakago, Bamboo Flower Basket

Tanabe Chikuunsai 2nd Hanakago, Bamboo Flower Basket

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1960: Item # 1427547

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Item #1427547 - Tanabe Chikuunsai 2nd Hanakago, Bamboo Flower Basket, offered on Far East Asian Art.
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A modern, openwork flower basket, Hanakago, by Tanabe Chikuunsai II, made with the hexagonal plating technique called “kikko sugashi ami†using very thin strips of madake bamboo. Signed on the bottom “ Chikuunsai zŠ“ (made by Chikuunsai). It has the original, lacquered bamboo insert for flowers and original box inscribed on the outside “ kikko-ami technique flower “ and description: Pot shape. In the inside signed “Chikuunsai zņand with two seals. Measurement: H. 44 cm Ø 16 cm. Dating: 1950-56 circa Condition: Not in mint condition, a few ares with brakes in the plating. Check with pictures. Tanabe Chikuunsai II ( Ichichikusai ) (1910-2000), was son of Tanabe Chikuunsai I and grandfather of the new star of the Tanabe dynasty, Tanabe Chikuunsai IV. He was an innovator in the art of basketry, changing his style from the classical, Chinese inspired baskets to a much more modern and light works.