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Flower basket with bamboo-stalk handle

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Box signed Furuyadake yoroibitsushiki hanakago Kaifu nansô Chikuunsai kore o tsukuru (Flower basket in the shape of an armor box, made from old arrow shafts. Made by Chikuunsai of southern Sakai) 古矢竹鎧櫃式 花籃 界府南荘 竹雲斎造之


2002, sold to Norman Brosterman, NY, by Erik Thomsen Asian Art, Ernst-Ludwig-Strasse 30, D-64625 Bernsheim, Germany

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, Moses Kimball Fund, Denman Waldo Ross Collection, Gift of John Templemen Coolidge, Gift of Bunkio Matuski, Gift of Alden S. Foss, and Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Shôwa era, about 1930


Overall: 43.2 x 19.1 x 19.1 cm (17 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.) Lender Accessory: 50.8 x 26.7 x 26.7 cm (20 x 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Bamboo, old arrows, lacquer, gold leaf, and rattan