An antique Japanese Bamboo Ikebana basket woven in a traditional form with an elegant loop handle. It features a woven foot, with a star split base that was signed by the artist. The woven sides have terminating two through five layered spacers. The three Bamboo loop handle has caterpillar styled reinforcements at the base with five auspicious turtle style woven reinforcements along the top. Natural soot patina acquired over years of loving use. Signed by the artist “Ikkesai.” As intended for use in the art of Japanese flower arranging, it can also function as a stand alone sculptural table centerpiece.
Age: Meiji Era (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 17″ high by 7 1/2″ diameter.