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    Sale 7553

    The Bob Moore Collection of Japanese Art and Design

    5 - 7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 240

    TWO BAMBOO BASKETS

    TANABE CHIKUUNSAI (1877 - 1937)

    Price Realised  

    TWO BAMBOO BASKETS
    TANABE CHIKUUNSAI (1877 - 1937)
    Both with high looped handles and tightly woven
    52.2cm. and 58cm. high


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    Tanabe Chikuunsai I (1877-1937) was the first master of basketry of the Tanabe family, who are revered for attaining the longest continuous lineage of bamboo artists in Japan. Chikuunsai I's works were influenced greatly by those of the Chinese literati tradition, but combined this with a unique Japanese sensibility.

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