Chinese art, too, was a notable influence on japnese Meiji-era art - and it is easy to recognise the Chinese influence in many works from this period. A rise of interest in antiquities among Japanese collectors spurred the use of archaic forms accross all types of art media - including traditional bamboo basket weaving - and in particular that for ikebana - Japanese flowere display. And so, as is the case here an archaic Chin ese form, in this case vase which would have been created in bronze is recreated in the finest of bamboo weaving.
Making baskets from bamboo has a long tradition in Japan but towards the end of the 19th century it began to be recognised as a true art form — basket makers such as Hayakawa Shōkosai and Tanabe Shinjō signed their work and were recognised as creative artists.
This is a complex and delicious example employing split bamboo skillfully woven in many different ways to create different patterns and textures.
It has tabs on the side which allow to be hung if so desired - thereby giving the ikebana artist an opportunity to create exciting patterns in a fluid space.
This a substantial work - (Ihave photographed it next to a wine bottle to give a sense of scale.)
It is 14 inches tall, the brim is also 14 inches in diameter creating a chrming harmony of form.
At its widest this art work is around 17 inches.
It has its original bamboo liner and so can be used for its traditional purpose.
This is a wonderful piece in excellent condition.
It would look STUNNING in a loft style appartment - and in any room where it may be shown to advantage.
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