Cobalt-blue Porcelain Vase by Kondo Yuzo
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1980: Item # 1156196
Kawakami 2891-4 Yufuin-cho
Yufu-shi, Oita-ken 879-5102 Japan
Kondo Yuzo (1902-1985) is one of the best-known Japanese potters of the 20th century. Born in Kyoto, his kiln was in the famous Kiyomizu temple area. In 1977, he became Preserver of Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan (Living National Treasure) for the Sometsuke style of pottery.
This beautiful cobalt-blue underglaze vase is an elegant example of the refinement of his style, a reflection of the sophistication of Kyoto’s ceramic tradition.
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The vase bears the potter’s signature and is in perfect condition.
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