The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.

Japanese Sumitori stripped-wood Charcoal Basket, Sozen

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1940: Item # 1393802

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The Kura
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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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A very unusual basket made from wide strips of thinly sliced and planed cedar bark sewn together with bamboo and rattan to create a basket of square base flaring to four divergent points then closing to a round mouth made to hold charcoal for use in the Japanese Tea Ceremony. It is roughly 11 inches (28 cm) diameter and comes enclosed in an age darkened kiri-wood storage box annotated within Sozen-saku Sumitori followed by a ka-o signature. It is in overall fine condition, with only minor abrasions typical of use. The dark rattan is missing in one place on teh top, but does nat affect teh integrity of the basket. In over 20 years of working with Japanese traditional arts I have never seen another like it.