Madake bamboo, otoshi in copper
39 x 20 x 25 (h) cm
Tomobako (original signed box)
Funagata (boat shape) mori hanakago by Tanabe Chikuunsai I
Tanabe Chikuunsai I (1877-1937)
Signed "Chikuunsai kore wo tsukuru" (made by Chikuunsai)
Tanabe Chikuunsai I was the originator of an uninterrupted and still active and over a century old family lineage, and instrumental in the training of many prestigious artists in the Kansai area. He was himself a scholar in the Chinese tradition (bunjin), practicing the art of ikebana and calligraphy while studying Chinese painting and the Sencha tea ceremony.