A) 17 5/16 x 11 7/16 (diam.) in. B) 6 1/4 x 5 1/2 (diam.) in.
Signature -- carved on bottom: "Chikuunsai made this (Japanese characters)" Box Inscription -- on box cover: "Plaited Wide-mouthed Flower Basket (Japanese characters)"; underside of cover signed: "Early Fall, 1919, Sakai City, Made by Chikuunsai (Japanese characters)"; with oval relief seal [Chikuunsai] (Japanese characters)"
Purchased with funds provided by Leonard and Kathryn Betley, Peter and Zora Dunn, Tim and Jody Garrigus, Walter and Laura Jolly, Douglas L. Tillman in honor of the 2008 IMA Japan Tour