This special art deco Kyoto fired ceramic flower vase is by one of the acclaimed Japanese potters of the last century, Shinkai Kanzan. He was born in 1912 and learned from Kiyomizu Rokubei VI, a Japanese National Treasue of ceramics. He came from a distinguished line of Kyoto artists, his grandfather being Seifu Yohei III a very famous Kyoto potter. Shinkan was awarded inumerable prizes, one being at the 1939 San Francisco Expo right before his career was interrupted and he was forced to go to Siberia with the military. He was in a Russian Gulag until 1948 when he came back to Japan and resumed his pottery. He won the Gold Prize at the 1951 Japanese Art Expo. Beautiful checkered pattern and in excellent condition. c.1960. (10" x 9") (26cm x 23cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $120.