"Ancient Vessel Shape" (Jidai Kamegata) Basket

Japanese
Taishô era
about 1925
Iizuka Hôsai II (Japanese, 1872–1934)


Object Place: Tokyo, Japan

Dimensions

Height: 34 cm (13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2004.567

Medium or Technique

Inner layer: dyed madake bamboo strips; Outer layer: the ajiro-ami weave of thin bamboo (probably top end of Hoteidake bamboo), using both peeled and unpeeled; branches of the same kind of thin bamboo is used for the decoration in the middle of the body; rim: rattan and bamboo; rings: rattan; finished with dust and lacquer

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Basketry

Signed

"Hosai Sanjin" inscribed on the bottom of the piece; Signed box -- outside: "Jidai Kamegata Hanakago," inside: "Hosai Sanjin tsukuru kore."

Provenance

Prior to 2004 in the collection of Saito Masamitsu; 2004 purchased by the Museum from Hanabako, Tokyo

Credit Line

Keith McLeod Fund