Categories: Ikebana Baskets (38)
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Shounsai Ikebana Basket
Shounsai Ikebana Basket
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A remarkable tapered bamboo flower basket of trumpet form with square base and arched double handle. The handle's superb construction, with elaborate insect stitching, intricate knots and an unusual lacy design of concentric circles, provides both aesthetic surprise and additional support. In karamono-style, delicate strands of lacquered bamboo are divided by horizontal bands of twining and vertical bands of shrimp stitching. Its elegant body is woven with vertical insertions, crowned by a seven... Click for details
Sozen-style Ikebana Basket
Sozen-style Ikebana Basket
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Here is an example of Sozen-style ikebana basket on a bamboo- wrapped base, its forked handle made of bamboo stalk with looped supports. The rounded basket's pleasing, curving body is worked with alternating mat plaiting and twining, its handle segmented by bands of cicada knots and insect stitches. Chikuunsai I incised signature on the base; includes tomobako. This basket is in very good condition. Height: 19.5" Taisho Period, Japan
Large Wagumi-Style Ikebana Basket
Large Wagumi-Style Ikebana Basket
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A wondrous bamboo ikebana basket of wagumi style woven with wide, ribbon-like bamboo slats. Along its oval-formed body strings of reed and roped bamboo weave in and out, while twisted whole sections of bamboo form a strong and well- poised handle. This indigenous form of basketry- making in Japan, called wagumi-style, was inspired by the daily baskets made by fishermen and farmers, seduced by their organic and uninhibited forms. These richly- designed baskets, robustly woven, later elevated the ... Click for details
Wagumi-style Ikebana Basket of Baluster Form
Wagumi-style Ikebana Basket of Baluster Form
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A bold wagumi-style ikebana basket of baluster form, its body and handle composed of loosely-woven, half sections of bamboo and bamboo reed. Characteristic of the wagumi-style, the bamboo strands are color treated the original texture, intact. Hence, this basket exhibits a great sculptural quality. Overall, excellent condition with no repairs. Height: 22” Meiji Period, Japan
Early 19th Century Karamono-Style Ikebana Basket
Early 19th Century Karamono-Style Ikebana Basket
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An elegant high-shouldered, tapered ikebana basket in karamono-style. This fine basket is woven with intricately-cut and lacquered sooted bamboo strands in a mat weave. Its Insect stitch- work runs vertically along the body, pedestal base and triple-banded handle. The shoulders are beautifully decorated with a herringbone-patterned band. This basket is featured in “ Japanese Antiques” by Alistair Seton, page 288, fig. 508. This exquisite bamboo basket is in very good condition. Height: 23.5" ... Click for details
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
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
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