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Artist:Tanabe Chikuunsai II (1910-2000)
Description: A red lacquered bamboo flower vase (hanaire), by the renowned bamboo artist Tanabe Chikuunsai. Chikuunsai I began the family tradition of making fine bamboo crafts in 1890, it still flourishes today under the direction of Tanabe Chikuunsai III. Born in Osaka, Tanabe Chikuunsai II studied basketry under his father, Chikuunsai I (1877 – 1937). In 1925, his father gave him the art name Shochikuunsai. In 1931, he was first accepted into the Teiten Imperial Art Exhibition. On the death of his father in 1937, he adopted the art name Chikuunsai II. In 1991, he passed the family title to his son, continuing to work as Itchikusai.
Signed:Chikuunsai tsukuru on the side of the vase in black lacquer. With signed and sealed original box and cloth.
Size:24 cm (height) 7.4 cm (diameter)
Price:€ 550 SOLD

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