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Japanese Bamboo Ikebana Basket by Yamamoto Chikuryosai I Shoen

$ 8,200
  • Description
    An important Japanese bamboo Ikebana basket by Yamamoto Chikuryosai I (also known as Chikuryusai I, Shoen after 1929) (1868-1945). Active in Osaka, Kansai region, he was advised by Wada Waichisai I. After 1929, he signed his work as Shoen (Shoen made this), such as this one.
    This basket was made using "sooted" bamboo (susutake in Japanese). This bamboo materials was collected from traditional thatched-roof houses that had been exposed to decades of smoke from a hearth or cooking fire, therefore the basket displays a deep rich patina that is hard to attain by color-lacquering. The basket featured a large rounded barrel form with handle. The body was constructed with a twill plaiting variation of a more relaxed and loose weave. It allows the light coming through to render the piece a lighter sense. Parallel plaiting was used to reinforce the body with stripes of bamboo, while adding more visual constrict to a free spirited background. Twisted bamboo strips form rope-like handle and the top rim. It is signed "Shoen Made This" on the base. Two-piece water container made from bamboo trunk is retained with the piece as shown.
    For the artists other and similar work, see baskets masterpieces of Japanese Bamboo Art 1850-2015. p.116-131.
    Masters of Bamboo (Rinne). p.106.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: bamboo
    Condition: Good. General surface patina and wear, wear on the inner container.
    Creation Date: 1930s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Bespoke, Asian
    Incollect Reference #: 362181
  • Dimensions
    H. 16 in; Diam. 13 in;
    H. 40.64 cm; Diam. 33.02 cm;
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