日本 三代目徳田八十吉 (1933–2009) 耀彩鉢 「輪花」 (2000年) Ring of Flowers (Rinka)
Tokuda Yasokichi III (Japanese, Komatsu, Kanazawa, 1933–2009)
Heisei period (1989–present)
Porcelain with vivid colored glazes (yōsai)
H. 4 in. (10.2 cm); Diam. 22 in. (55.9 cm)
William R. Appleby Fund, 2013
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 202
Tokuda Yasokichi III was designated a Living National Treasure in 1997, following the lead of his grandfather Tokuda Yasokichi I (1873–1956), who taught him traditional methods of Kutani glaze preparation and decoration. After 1973 Tokuda Yasokichi III invented a technique that enabled him to control the suffusion of Kutani color glazes, creating a starburst effect.