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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Contemporary Bamboo Basket by LNT Maeda Chikubosai II


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1980: Item # 1454404

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Sunlight, an openwork bamboo flower basket by Living National Treasure Maeda Chikubosai II enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Yoko Kaki (Sunlight Flower Vase). The vessel is created with susudake (smoked bamboo) and rattan, twined, knotted and wrapped then lacquered. It is signed on the bottom and stands 27 cm (11 inches) tall, in excellent condition. It retains the original Otoshi lacquered bamboo receptacle inside.
Maeda Chikubosai II (1917-2003), was born when his father, Chikubosai I (1872-1950) was already quite mature. Initially he studied plaiting techniques from younger artists in the family studio, and once mastered studied under his father, and Yamamoto Chikuryosai I (Shoen), becoming an independent artist in 1941 and succeeding to the Chikubosai name in 1950. He was accepted into the Nitten National Exhibition in 1953, and exhibited there consistently as well as in the Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition (Dento Kogeiten). He was honored by the Japanese government in 1992, and was named a Living National Treasure for the bamboo crafts in 1995. Work by him is held in the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo and a strikingly similar basket by the same name is held in the Johnson Museum of Art attached to Cornell University.