12942 West Dixie Hwy North Miami, FL 33161 United States 305.400.0561
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$ 5,500

Japanese Bamboo Basket Ikebana by Yamashita Kochikusai

Documentation Signed
Documentation Notes signed
Origin Japan
Period 1920-1949
Materials Bamboo
H. 17.75 in; Diam. 7.85 in;
H. 45.09 cm; Diam. 19.94 cm;
Condition Good. fine condition
Creation Date first half of 20th century
Description Yamashita Kochikusai (1876-1947) was a bamboo artist from Osaka, Kansai region. He apprenticed under Wada Waichisai I (1851-1901), becoming independent in 1901. His students include Ezono Chikubisai, Suzuki Gengensai and Inose Kohosai. He won prizes for his work at numbers of exhibitions and was patronized by the Imperial Household.
The basket on offer was finely woven with smoked bamboo likely circa1920-30s. The body was constructed with alternate Mat Plaiting (upper and lower) and Compound Lozenge Plaiting (middle). The three prong handles and the bases feature scrolling designs details. Signed on the base "Kochikusai made this". A rare and beautiful example of the artist's work.
For similar work see Object Number: 2006.3.28 and 2006.3.5 in the collection of Asian Art Museum San Francisco.
Reference: Master of Bamboo, Rinn. Page 116.
Styles / Movements Asian, Bespoke, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 325541
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