Woven bamboo basket case, edged with black bamboo flat strips. Bronze hinges, clasp (missing pin) and metal handles at both ends with a cotton string for carrying. Curved form of the basket lid is shaped to meet the form of the nested tin-washed boxes held together by a handwoven cotton strip. The various sections of the boxes would hold cold rice, cooked vegetables or fish and pickles. The frequent handling of the basket created a beautiful patina; the condition is great.
Bamboo, tin and bronze, Japan, Meiji period, 19th century antique.
Measures 7” x 4 ¼" x 3". Insert: 6"x4"x2"
(Ref: YO NO BI, "The Beauty of Japanese Folk Art" by William Jay Rathbun with contributions by Michael Knight Seattle Art Museum, University of Washington Press).
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