Ikebana flower basket
Price: € 750,00
Exceptional globular wickerwork bamboo ikebana flower basket with a fixed handle and a separate bamboo segment as vase. The flower basket has a very nice warm dark brown patina.
The body of the basket has an intricate design of crosses, horizontal and vertical lines in different layers on top of each other but also intertwined. The edge is finished with a refined chain hitch.
The handle consists of three different sized bamboo branches with each their own beautiful natural characteristics. They are tied together by thin strips of bamboo.
The separate bamboo segment vase is also stained with an appealing dark brown colour on the outside, which has a fine natural relief of vertical lines. This cylindrical container can be used for flower arrangements.
The bottom bears the burned-in seal ‘Shōchikusai’ 尚竹斎, from the artist Ōkubo Shōchikusai 大久保尚竹斎 (1898-1972).
The basket and vase are in very good condition.
Height 49 cm, Width 33 cm, Depth 32 cm.
Height 24.6 cm, Diameter Ø 11 cm.
Ōkubo Shōchikusai was the student of Tanabe Chikuunsai I (1877-1937), who was from the first generation of the Art of Modern Japanese Bamboo.
Ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Contrary to the idea of floral arrangement as a collection of multicolored arrangement of blooms, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws emphasis toward shape, line and form”(from Wikipedia).