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Pair of Tokkuri by LNT Tokuda Yasokichi III


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A rare boxed set of sake flasks in signature sansei colors of dark purples through green, yellow and blue by Living National Treasure Tokuda Masahiko (Yasokichi III) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Each is 15 cm (Roughly 6 inches) tall and in excellent condition. One very appealing feature of this set is the mouths are wide, which makes them easy to fill.
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.