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"Ancient Vessel Shape" (Jidai Kamegata) Basket

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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

Japanese, Taishô era, about 1925

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Basketry