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Wide-Mouthed Basket; (Sashiko Hirokuchi Hana Kago)

Tanabe Chikuunsai I (Japanese, 1877-1937)


Michikazu Mizutani of (Oriental Art Sekisen, Kyoto); purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2008

Object Information

artist
Tanabe Chikuunsai I (Japanese, 1877-1937)
period
Taisho
creation date
1919
materials
bamboo and rattan
dimensions
A) 17 5/16 x 11 7/16 (diam.) in.
B) 6 1/4 x 5 1/2 (diam.) in.
mark descriptions
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)"
accession number
2008.258A-B
credit line
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
collection
Asian Art
colors