Vintage Japanese Basket

Vintage Japanese AJIRO Bamboo Document box with Lid

Realized Value: $65.00

Age:1930s

Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: 13-3/4”l x 10-1/4”w x 3-0”h

Handmade box made from Japanese split smoked bamboo. It shows a Herringbone plaiting pattern, creating a beautiful effect in a rich old reddish brown patina with warm tones and dark contrasts.

Vintage Condition: Excellent, original condition with no splitting, cracking or loss of material. “As is”, and retains the original craft/workmanship. Any discoloration, surface wear, or structural damage is noted.

Note: In the early Showa era, bamboo art wasn't valued as much as ceramics and lacquerware, so artisans worked harder to produce more decorative and artistic pieces.