A beautiful gosai colors of yellow, purple blue white and green on this Kutani tsubo by Tokuda Yasokichi III. It comes enclosed in the original wooden box titled Saiyu Tsubo,signed Masahiko dating it pre 1993 when he succeeded the family name.
Size, W 18.5 cm ( 7-1/4 inches) H 24.0 cm ( 9-1/2inches)
Designated 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 Polk museum and Kanazawa Contemporary Museum of Art.