Categories: Ikebana Baskets (39)
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Robust and Beautiful Wagumi-Style Ikebana Basket
Robust and Beautiful Wagumi-Style Ikebana Basket
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An impressive, large bamboo ikebana basket of oval shape with irregular, open-work plaiting, its ribbon-like strands treated in a rare “tortoise shell” lacquer technique. Contributing to the overall bold style of this basket, is its low, asymmetrical bamboo rope handle braiding about the basket’s rim and body. This basket, monumental both in size and concept, is attributed to the world-renowned bamboo master, Yufu Masataka. This exquisite statement piece is in excellent condition with no problem... Click for details
'Chidori' Ikebana Basket by Chikubosai I
'Chidori' Ikebana Basket by Chikubosai I
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This is a beautiful and charming ikebana basket entitled "Chidori," or plover, made of natural, old bamboo in an open-work hexagonal weave. The handle is made of triple reed with butterfly and interlocking V-knots. Includes tomobako, its lid reading "Hanamori" (flower vase) on the exterior and inside, Hanamori, Showa 12 Summer. The artist signature on the base, CHIKUBOSAI I (1872-1950). This great artist is the father of the "Living National Treasure," Chikubosai II). The basket is in excellent ... Click for details
Karamono-Style Ikebana Basket of Unusual Form
Karamono-Style Ikebana Basket of Unusual Form
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A six-sided ikebana basket of unusual form woven entirely with open-work hexagonal plaiting. The lacquered bamboo strands are incredibly thin and delicate. Insect stitching keeps the rim and base securely in place. Executed by the renowned bamboo master Chikuunsai II, his incised signature found on the base. This basket is excellent condition. Height: 6" Showa Period, Japan
Ikebana Basket by Yamashita Kochiku
Ikebana Basket by Yamashita Kochiku
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A tall, ovoid-formed bamboo ikebana basket with loop reed handle anchored to the rim with bamboo strands and stitch work. Its body is layered with an armature of vertical strands over bands of twining and open-hexagonal weave. Incised signature of bamboo master Yamashita Kochiku sai (1876-1947, Osaka) on the woven base. Includes tomobako and silks. This important basket is in excellent condition. Height: 19.5” Showa Period, ca.1926-30s, Japan
19th Century Peony-Style Ikebana Basket
19th Century Peony-Style Ikebana Basket
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An impressive peony-style basket, its base worked with a unique textile design. The mat-woven body is segmented by vertical lines of banding and insect stitches, and most unusual, a layer of red lacquer lining the interior. Its double-twisted handle, looping high and squared off at the top, is geometrically wrapped, emphasizing its overall sculptural quality. This exquisite and rare bamboo basket is in very good condition with only minor rubbing to the lacquer from age and use. Height; 25.5” 1... Click for details
Ikebana Basket of Unusual, Square Form
Ikebana Basket of Unusual, Square Form
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An extremely rare bamboo ikebana basket of square form, its shape and style reminiscent of ancient ceremonial bronze vessels. It has an elegant, tall and removable trapezoidal handle with textile-patterned wrapping. The flared skirt and neck are woven in mat plaiting with thin strips of sooted bamboo, elaborate wraps and stitch work in the form of shrimp at the base on all four sides. A rare Meiji basket such as this one, used to contain fresh-cut flowers during the tea ceremony could have been ... Click for details
Woven Bronze Wall Pocket in the form of a Dragonfly
Woven Bronze Wall Pocket in the form of a Dragonfly
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An unusual woven bronze wall pocket in the form of a dragonfly, conceived for ikebana use in the tea ceremony. Its tapered body is woven with fine strands of copper-patinated bronze in matte plaiting, the wings reticulated and attached by a mesh of swirling wire. (The dragonfly in Japanese art is an auspicious symbol symbolizing success and victory, also emblematic of late summer and early autumn.) A hook positioned on its nether side is for wall mounting. This fine bronze basket is i... Click for details
Oblong Ikebana Basket
Oblong Ikebana Basket
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An oblong ikebana basket with wide bamboo strips woven in an open-hexagonal pattern, its handle formed of twisted rattan. This purse-shaped ikebana basket has the appearance of leather, its fine bamboo slats dyed a rich, plum color in keeping with the style of bamboo master Waichisai. The celebrated Waichisai family was greatly known for particular treatments to the bamboo in their finished works, such as the richness of the color dyes and leather-like aspect to the bamboo. The basket is a wond... Click for details
Bamboo Basket As A Cicada
Bamboo Basket As A Cicada
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A marvelously-woven bamboo pendant basket formed as a cicada. Woven in a variety of intricate techniques, its body, wings and legs naturalistically designed, this basket, complete with copper otoshi, can stand on a level surface or hang from the wall. This ingenious ikebana basket is in excellent condition with no breaks, loss or restoration. Includes linen cover and owner's wood box inscribed "Cicada basket" (semi-kago). Height: 5"; length: 11.5"; width: 5.5" Meiji/Taisho Period, Japan
A Tall Japanese Bamboo Ikebana Basket
A Tall Japanese Bamboo Ikebana Basket
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A tall ikebana basket of cylindrical form with honey-colored bamboo in open, hexagonal plaiting. A distinct crescent-shaped rim and robust handle of twisted bamboo strands complete the design. Incised signature on base reads Saikosai. This basket is in very good condition with no restoration. Height: 24" Taisho/Showa Period, Japan
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