Kutani-ware porcelain jar by Yasokichi III

Price:  2.200,00

Kutani-ware 九谷焼 porcelain jar (tsubo) decorated with a coloured glaze changing from yellow, green and white towards very dark blue near the bottom. An elegant form in rich colour created by Living National Treasure and famous artist Tokuda Yasokichi III 三代徳田八十吉 (Masahiko 正彦) (1933-2009).

In original signed box with a leaflet on the activities of the potter until Shôwa 55 (1980).
Bottom mark: Kutani Masahiko.

Tokuda Yasokichi III 三代徳田八十吉 (1933-2009), real name Masahiko 正彦, was born Ishikawa prefecture. He is a third-generation potter working in Kutani style, and one of the world’s most famous of Kutani potters. Although traditional Kutani motifs are not present in his current work, Kutani-style colours are his primary design element. Brilliant patterns of rich eggplant, green and yellow merge and separate into abstract designs executed in his signature ‘saiyu’ glaze technique.

In 1986 Tokuda was named a Bearer of Important Intangible Cultural Assets (a “Living National Treasure”) by Ishikawa Prefecture for his work in Kutani ware, like his grandfather before him in 1953. He succeeded to the name Yasokichi III in 1988.
Yasokichi III’s works have been recognized widely and shown in numerous museums including the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Sackler Gallery, and the Smithsonian Institute. His honors include the acceptance into the Issui-kai Pottery and Porcelain Exhibition (1958), and the receiving of multiple prizes such as the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Association Chairman’s Award (1977), the Grand Prize of the International Pottery and Porcelain Exhibition (1990), and the Purple Ribbon Medal given by Japanese government.

Height: 23.4 cm; Diameter: c. 16 cm.
Period: Japan – Mid-Shôwa period (Mid-20th century).

In perfect condition. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : 200040


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