A great globular vase with a small sprout of Kutani porcelain made by Tokuda Yasokichi III (1933–2009) strikingly decorated with white, gradations of green, deep purple and light & dark blue glazes in saiyu technique. Fully signed & impressed mark: Kutani Masahiko. He was designated Important Intangible Cultural Asset (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 British Museum and the prestigious 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanasawa. H 16,5 cm, D 15,5 cm. It comes with unsigned storage box and with documentation paper. Condition: Perfect.