Categories: Ikebana Baskets (41)
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Japanese Ikebana Basket formed as a Globular Jar with Handles
Japanese Ikebana Basket formed as a Globular Jar with Handles
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A traditional bamboo-woven ikebana basket formed as a globular jar with double side handles, its body comprised of thick bamboo rope wrapped along the base and the neck. The basket’s mid-section is woven with basic mat-plaiting overlapped with an open-work hexagonal weave, resulting in a three-dimensional effect. The interior is lined with a metal container for flowers. This unique basket is in very good condition with only minor surface wear commensurate with age and use. Height: 12” Meiji/ T... Click for details
A Large Ikebana Basket in the Style of an Ancient Bronze Vessel
A Large Ikebana Basket in the Style of an Ancient Bronze Vessel
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A large ikebana basket in the style of ancient bronze vessels, the handles elaborately designed. Narrow strips of bamboo, lozenge - plaited, create open work on the body, segmenting it by two bands of twined bamboo. The sculptural form and workmanship of this basket immediately identify the maker, Rokansai, who refined karamono-style and raised basketry to an artform. Tomobako. Height, 13.5". Iizuka Rokansai signature. Ca 1927. This basket is in excellent condition.
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
Bamboo Ikebana basket by Chikubosai I
Bamboo 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
Bamboo Ikebana basket by Chikuunsai I
Bamboo Ikebana basket by Chikuunsai I
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A tall, elegant bamboo basket of ovoid form framed by a looped, double-reed handle. Attached to the body with elaborate stitching, Its hexagonal, open- work design is superimposed by twining. The tightly wrapped rim and foot lend strength to this strong, yet sophisticated basket. The signature of the renowned bamboo master Chikuunsai I, is on its base. This ikebana basket is in excellent condition and includes tomobako. Height: 22.5” Taisho Period, Japan
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
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