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LNT Tokuda Masahiko (Yasokichi III) Porcelain Vase
Please refer to our stock # 1429 when inquiring.
An elegant form in rich dark aubergine with a flash of color about the long spiraling neck by Living National Treasure Tokuda Masahiko (Yasokichi III) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Hanaire (vase). It is 20cm (8 inches) tall and in excellent condition.
Tokuda Masahiko (1933- 2009, Yasokichi III) was designated Living National Treasure in 1997 for his supremacy in the use of Sai-yu Kutani glazes. Yasokichi, born Masahiko, went a step further than many National Treasures by broadening his spectrum with a new style of Kutani ware. Masahiko graduated from the Kanazawa school of arts, and took up apprenticeship under his father Yasokichi II. His works are held by many private collections, as well as the Polk museum and Kanazawa Contemporary Museum of Art. The family name is now carried by his daughter, Junko, who now bears the title Tokuda Yasokichi IV.
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