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


Jar-Shaped Flower Basket, 1980s

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  • Description
    Tanabe Chikuunsai II
    Jar-Shaped Flower Basket, 1980s
    Bamboo and rattan
    Size 5 x 14 in. (12.5 x 35.5 cm)
    Square plaiting (base), mat plaiting, knotting

    Signed Chikuunsai tsukuru (Made by Chikuunsai)

    Comes with its fitted wood tomobako storage box inscribed outside Soko shihō hiratsubogata hanakago (Flower basket with square base in the form of a squat jar); inscribed and signed inside Tekisuikyo Chikuunsai tsukuru (Made by Tekisuikyo Chikuunsai); seals: Denri no in (Seal of Denri), Chikuunsai

    Born in Sakai City, Osaka, Chikuunsai II studied under his father, Chikuunsai I, from an early age. Using the name Shochikuunsai (“Little Chikuunsai”) from 1925, he first showed his work at the Teiten national fine arts exhibition in 1931. Following the death of Chikuunsai I in 1937, Chikuunsai II succeeded to the family name and began to exhibit frequently both domestically and internationally. He worked in many styles and techniques including these squat jar forms executed in meticulous gozame-ami (mat plaiting) with slender horizontals woven around broader, widely spaced, vertical elements; a similar example—titled “Helmet-Shaped”—in the Naej Collection has exactly the same box signature.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Period: 1980-1999
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Asian
    Incollect Reference #: 734852
  • Dimensions
    W. 14 in; H. 5 in;
    W. 35.56 cm; H. 12.7 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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