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Japanese Rattan Hat by Hayakawa Shokosai â 

Japanese Rattan Hat by Hayakawa Shokosai Ⅰ

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1900: Item # 1368244
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4-8-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 151-0053

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●Artist Hayakawa ShokosaiⅠ(1815-1897)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ●Size H13cm(5.1inches) L30.2cm(11.8inches)                                                                                                                                                                                                   ●Accessories Awasebako(box but not original)                                                    & ●Remarks Prominet and representive work of Shokosai Ⅰ's bamboo art. Similar hat is being exhibited at Metropolitan museum now and similar hat was in Lloyd Cotsen collection and its picture is on his book 'Masterworks Japanese Bamboo Basket' published 1999.     This hat is made of all rattan. It has a little damage on the very top part and inside even though they are not conspicuous so much. It is good condition totally. Please see and check photos. The inside seems to have been covered with fabric, just a small strings are remained.

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