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Large Porcelain Basin by LNT Yasokichi III

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Directory: Artists: Ceramics: Pottery: Vases: Pre 1990: Item # 896580

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Unusual in its use of a base pattern beneath the color, here is a large Kutani receptacle by Living National Treasure Tokuda Yasokichi (Masahiko) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The tinge of yellow circling inside the rim is also a rare and highly sought feature in the artists work. The basin curves up, rising from a small foot with a steady graduation of both color and form inside and out, striking as it is perfect. The box is signed Masahiko, dating the piece prior to his succeeding the name Yasokichi in 1993. The basin is 18 inches (45.5 cm) diameter, 4 inches (10 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Designated Living National Treasure in 1997 for his supremacy in the use of Kutani glazes, Yasokichi, born Masahiko, has gone 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.