22 March 2002
Tokuda Yasokichi III (Masahiko) (b. 1933)
Colored-glaze porcelain vase
Signed on base Kutani Masahiko
9 7/16in. (24cm.) high
In wood box titled Heki mei yu hanaike (Bright blue-green flower vase), signed Kutani Masahiko and sealed Masahiko
Another vase by Tokuda Yasokichi III was sold in these Rooms, 15 October 2001, lot 101.
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Tokuda Yasokichi III was named a Bearer of Important Intangible Cultural Assets (a "Living National Treasure") by the Japanese government in 1997. He is a third-generation potter working in Komatsu, Ishikawa Prefecture, in Kutani style.
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