Offered by: Thomsen Gallery
9 East 63rd Street New York City, NY 10065 , United States Call Seller 212.288.2588


Handled Flower Basket (T-4634)

Price Upon Request
  • Description
    Timber and other bamboos, rattan; parallel-line construction, embroidered plaiting, “skipping” mat plaiting, circular plaiting (base), wrapping, knotting; faceted and lacquered bamboo otoshi (water holder)

    Signed underneath 'Made by Chikudo'

    Fitted wood storage box inscribed outside 'Flower Basket'; signed inside 'Made by Chikudo'

    A native of Sado Island off the coast of Niigata Prefecture in northeastern Honshu, Kosuge Chikudo taught himself basket-weaving by copying old Chinese pieces. He established his own workshop in 1945, specializing in plaiting with bamboo prepared using the masawari (radial splitting) technique, in contrast to the flat or tangential cutting customary elsewhere in Japan. Chikudo often combined several different plaiting styles in a single piece, as in this elaborately worked basket.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: Japan
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Bamboo and rattan
    Condition: Good. Excellent condition
    Creation Date: 1950s
    Styles / Movements: Asian, Traditional
    Patterns: Asian/Oriental, Handmade
    Dealer Reference #: T-4634
    Incollect Reference #: 566193
  • Dimensions
    W. 9.29 in; H. 15.98 in; D. 9.25 in;
    W. 23.6 cm; H. 40.6 cm; D. 23.5 cm;
Message from Seller:

Thomsen gallery, located in a townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, offers important Japanese paintings and works of art to collectors and museums worldwide. The gallery specializes in Japanese screens and scrolls; in early Japanese tea ceramics from the medieval through the Edo periods; in masterpieces of ikebana bamboo baskets; and in gold lacquer objects.

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