The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
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Japanese Bamboo Art Basket by Kosuge Kogetsu


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1980: Item # 1454163

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A beautiful basket of intricate design by Kosuge Kogetsu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The modernist weave begins top and bottom in a standard curtain of bamboo, but a woven belt disrupts the flow, and bindings draw the plaits together revealing the inner bamboo Otoshi again and again and again. The vase is 29 cm (11-1/2 inches) tall and in excellent condition. Kosuge Kogetsu (1932-1916) was a third-generation bamboo artist born in Niigata and trained under his father Kosuge Chikudo, exhibiting his first work in 1951 and garnering his first awards in 1953 and 54. In 1956 he was awarded governors prize at the National Flower and Tea Exhibition (KakiChaki Bijutsu Kogei Ten). In 1967 his submission to the Nitten National Exhibition was purchased by the Japanese Government and displayed at the embassy in Geneva. The following year his first solo exhibitions was held. Following he was requested to make 150 baskets as governmental gifts for the 1970 world exposition held in Osaka. In 1972 one of his creations was gifted to the Showa Emperor. Subsequently his work was regularly exhibited in top venues throughout Japan.