Bottle shaped vase of porcelain with an attractive decoration consisting of stylized scroll-pattern in a pinkish, under glaze red. Made by the potter Tanaka Ikko (b. 1934), one of the most famous porcelain makers of studio pieces in contemporary Japan. Tanaka is usually known for delicate pieces in thin porcelain. Participated in numerous exhibitions and various national art competitions. Showa, c. 1980. H 23 cm, D 8 cm. Condition: Perfect.
A very attractive Koransha vase of porcelain in Art Deco style decorated with a symmetrical and overlapping pattern in various tones of under glaze blue. Rims at foot and mouth decorated with painted rings in soft gold. Signed with the bamboo mark for Koransha, Tokyo. Dating from the 1930s. H 17 cm, D 16 cm. Condition: Perfect.
A large and very attractive, lobed Kutani vase with a high neck in porcelain. The piece is decorated with a mottled, Prussian blue glaze over which are purplish splashes covering the upper part. Signed in the bottom with a seal Kutani Yasukichi (1907Ė1997), (second generation Tokuda, and father of Living National Treasure Tokuda Masahiko. Accompanied by fully signed kiri-box. Japan, Showa, ca. 1970. H 29 cm. CONDITION: Flawless