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Spherical Vase

Artist:
Tokuda Yasokichi III (Japanese, Komatsu, Kanazawa, 1933–2009)
Period:
Heisei period (1989–present)
Date:
2001
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Porcelain with deep purple glaze
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm); Diam. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Barbara and William Karatz Gift, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.734
Rights and Reproduction:
© Tokuda Yasokichi III
Not on view
Tokuda, who was originally named Masahiko, started potting at age eighteen and was named a Living National Treasure in 1997. His grandfather, the first Yasokichi (1873–1957), rediscovered many of the traditional glazes used in the Kutani wares produced in the early seventeenth to the early eighteenth century. It is this tradition, noted for its colorful red, blue, yellow, green, and purple glazes, which serves as the source for Yasokichi’s imaginative effects.
Signature: [painted in Chinese characters on bottom] Yasokichi
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