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Tanabe Chikuunsai 2nd Hanakago, Bamboo Flower Basket
September 2020 Auction by Far East Asian Art

A modern, openwork flower basket, Hanakago, by Tanabe Chikuunsai II, made with the hexagonal plating technique called “kikko sugashi ami†using very thin strips of madake bamboo. Signed on the bottom “ Chikuunsai zŠ“ (made by Chikuunsai). It has the original, lacquered bamboo insert for flowers and original box inscribed on the outside “ kikko-ami technique flower “ and description: Pot shape...