Friday, November 26, 2010

In store... baskets

We have some lovely old baskets in the shop at the moment. This first one is a very fine 'morikago' basket for fruit  or sweets. It's signed Chikubosai I (1872 - 1950) 

The others are ikebana baskets. This one is signed 'Chikuunsai tsukuru' (made by Chikuunsai) and is by Tanabe Chikuunsai II (1910-2000)

The other ones here are unsigned ikebana baskets from early - mid 20th century....


This last one is my  favourite. It's also for ikebana and is unsigned.  The seemingly random, rustic weaving is just stunning. It's one of those things that I really won't mind if I don't sell!

If you're interested in purchasing any of these baskets and can't make it in to the shop please email me or give me a call (details at the top of the blog).

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