Wall bamboo vase for ikebana
by SUZUKI Gengensai (1891-1950)
With tomobako and lacquered bamboo otoshi, ca.1930-1950
Signed “Gengen zō” (Made by Gengensai)
15.5 cm x 23(h) cm
This basket is called “Shichiku Araami Suehiro” which means “Violet bamboo weaving fan-shaped”
Suzuki Gengensai worked in Osaka and studied basketry under Yamashita Kōchikusai. For another example of his work, see Masters of Bamboo: Artistic Lineages in the Lloyd Cotsen Japanese Basket Collection. Coll.: San Francisco Asian Art Museum.