Vintage Ikebana Basket, Japan, circa 1930

Signed CHIKOEN, with signed tomobako (wooden box). Classic abacus bead shape. Bamboo body formed of a hexagonal plaiting with handle secured to body with a combination of insect, tortoise shell, double and interlocking “v” and rice character knots. Signed on bottom. Excellent condition. 

Bamboo, Japan, early Showa period, circa 1930.

18 in. high