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Flower basket Hanakago, Beppu master Watanabe Chikusei II

Flower basket Hanakago, Beppu master Watanabe Chikusei II


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1980: Item # 1456453

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An elegant hexagonal shape flower basket with a long handle. Spotted bamboo , soot bamboo, rattan and lacquer. Selected Techniques: Ajiro, twill plating technique = thin bamboo strips woven as to have a surface of diagonal parallel ridges. Signed in the bottom. It comes with original bamboo Otoshi vater container and fully inscribed tomobako. H 57 cm Width 14,6 cm Biography: Watanabe Chikusei II was born in Beppu, Oita Pref. Kyushu in 1932, the second son of a traditional bamboo crafting family. From a young age he studied under his father, Watanabe Chikusei I, who was a highly respected master of Agiro plaiting technique ( twill plating) and in 1966 took the artist’s name Chikusei II, succeeding his father as the family’s head bamboo artist. In 1978 he won a prize at Nihon Dentou Kogei ten ( Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition). In 1979 starts to collaborate with TIFFANY & CO. / JAPAN creating bamboo handbags and basket for the company. Outside Japan his works are in the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts Boston. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia Perfect condition.