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An Exceptional Japanese Bamboo Basket Ikebana from Meiji Period

$ 6,800
  • Description
    A sculpture of its own right, this antique Japanese bamboo basket from an unknown artist is from the late Meiji Period (1868-1912), likely turn of the 20th century. It features a regal form that derived from the classic Chinese basket but with a decisively Japanese touch, with the use of the natural roots as the handle. Appears to be made from "sooted" bamboo (susutake in Japanese), the bamboo materials collected from traditional thatched-roof houses that had been exposed to decades of smoke from a hearth or cooking fire, the basket displays a deep, rich, dark reddish brown color that is hard to attain by color-lacquering.
    The basket shows several techniques alternating between mat plaiting and pine needle plaiting on the upper and lower portion, the mid body features a double wall with an armor plaiting on the exterior. The base was done in a chrysanthemum plaiting.
    A stunning piece for a serious collector.
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: Bamboo
    Condition: Excellent. Fine condition, amazing patina, even a faint soot smell persists, minor spots on the points of the root handle shows light color and possible minute losses or chips.
    Creation Date: 1890-1910s
    Styles / Movements: Asian, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 291731
  • Dimensions
    H. 19.75 in; Diam. 10.5 in;
    H. 50.17 cm; Diam. 26.67 cm;
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