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


Hanging Flower Basket in the Form of a Fisherman’s Creel (T-2301)

Price Upon Request
  • Description
    Susudake bamboo; mat plaiting over double verticals, wrapping. Signed underneath: Made by Shounsai.

    Comes with a fitted wood tomobako storage box inscribed outside "Hanging flower basket [in the form of] a fisherman’s creel"; signed inside Ueda Shounsai; seal: Shounsai

    A pupil of Tanabe Chikuunsai I, Ueda Shounsai became an independent artist in 1917; for a very similar basket by Tanabe Chikuunsai II (1910–2000), see Baskets: Masterpieces of Japanese Bamboo Art, 1850–2015 [Catalogue of the Naej Collection], 2017, no. 138. The narrow-necked form of the basket is based on those carried at the waist by Japanese fishermen; their use in flower arrangment can be traced back to the great teamaster Sen no Rikyu (1522–1591), who spotted one being worn by a fisherman on the banks of the Katsura River and immediately purchased it to hold a flower arrangement for his patron, the warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537–1598).
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Notes: Signed on object and on storage box
    Origin: Japan
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Bamboo
    Condition: Good. Excellent condition.
    Creation Date: 1930s
    Styles / Movements: Asian, Traditional
    Patterns: Asian/Oriental, Textured, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: T-2301
    Incollect Reference #: 567129
  • Dimensions
    W. 7.2 in; H. 7.72 in; D. 4.13 in;
    W. 18.3 cm; H. 19.6 cm; D. 10.5 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.

Sign In To View Price close

You must Sign In to your account to view the price. If you don’t have an account, please Create an Account below.

Loading... Loading...
  • This website uses cookies to track how visitors use our website to provide a better user experience. By continuing to browse this website, you are agreeing to our cookie policy
Join InCollect close

Join to view prices, save favorites, share collections and connect with others.

Forgot Password?
  • Be the first to see new listings and weekly events
    Invalid Email. Please try again.