A Japanese bamboo flower basket in the form of a traditional basket used to hold a catch of fish. The top and bottom of the basket are constructed from a tight horizontal weave and the main body in a matte plaiting. The artist added dark stain/dust to the recesses to add depth and the appearance of age.
The basket comes complete with its bamboo water pot, paulownia wood tomobako (original storage box) and cloth to wrap the basket.
Signed to the basket, Chikuhosai (Okazaki Chikuhosai II, born in 1933)
Hakogaki to tomobako (artist’s inscription to the storage box)
“Biku, Chikuhosai saku, with seal Chikuhosai” – Fish-basket shape, made by Chikuhosai, with seal Chikuhosai. (Biku means a container to hold a catch of fish).
20th century, circa 1960 -1970.
Width – 23cm
Height – 21cm
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