Double-gourded porcelain vase by Tokuda Yasokichi III 三代徳田八十吉

Price:  2.800,00

Outstanding Kutani-ware 九谷焼 porcelain double-gourded vase by the famous artist Tokuda Yasokichi III 三代徳田八十吉 (Masahiko 正彦) (1933-2009). Its body decorated with his iconic ‘saiyu’ glaze in transcending shades of black, lime green and azure blue.

The globular body supported on a circular foot and rising to a long neck with a small bulge and flaring rim.
Signed ‘Kutani Masahiko’ 九谷正彦 in dark red by the artist at the bottom.

Height 29 cm, Diameter 15 cm.
Period: Japan – Late 20th century (Shôwa period/Heisei period).

In an excellent original condition. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Including original signed and sealed tomobako 供箱 (storage box).

Tokuda Yasokichi III, born Masahiko in Ishikawa Prefecture, was a luminary in the world of Kutani pottery. As a third-generation potter in the esteemed Kutani tradition, he gained global acclaim for his innovative approach. While he departed from traditional Kutani motifs, his creations were marked by vibrant colors, particularly the distinctive Kutani-style hues of eggplant, green, and yellow. His artistry found expression through abstract designs, skillfully rendered using his unique ‘saiyu’ glaze technique. In 1986, he was designated a Living National Treasure by Ishikawa Prefecture, a testament to his mastery. His works, exhibited in prestigious institutions like the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, immortalize his legacy in the realm of Japanese pottery. Awards such as the Grand Prize of the International Pottery and Porcelain Exhibition underscore his significant contributions to the craft.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.
Price including insured shipping.

Ref. No. : B4536-1d


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