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Japanese Contemporary Signed Mitsui III Kutani Plate

Japanese Contemporary Signed Mitsui III Kutani Plate

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1980: Item # 924110

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Kyoto, Japan
Shugakuin, Sakyo-ku

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Gorgeous art deco Tamekichi Mitsui III signed Kutani plate. He received his artist's name Tamekichi III in 1961 from his teacher, and was soon afterward commissioned to create a plate for Edwin Reischhauer's visit in 1962. He was a favorite of the royal family who bought numerous pieces in 1976. Also from 1979-1988 Japanese Prime Ministers took his works abroad as gifts during state trips. He was a professor of art in Washington D.C. from 1997-2004 and had his own exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum in 2002. Perfect condition in a signed kiri wood box. $880. Shipping/insurance to usa/western europe $95