A fine and elegant globular shaped porcelain vase with a long, thin neck with a twisted pattern made by Tokuda Yasokichi III (1933–2009) .
It is covered in his typical in saiyu technique glazes: gradations of Prussian blue/greenish, light & dark blue and deep purple.
Fully signed & impressed mark: Kutani Masahiko on the bottom. It comes with original signed storage box (kiri tomobako) and with documentation paper. H. 22 cm x Diam 12 cm.
Condition: Perfect !!!!
**** Tokuda Yasokichi III 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.