Signed Ikuta Kazutaka Japanese Ceramic Vase c.1970 - For Sale
Signed Ikuta Kazutaka Japanese Ceramic Vase c.1970
Ikuta was born in 1928 and studied with Kawai Kanjiro. He later set up his own kiln in Tamba, one of the seven great Kilns in ancient Japan. He became quite famous for his 'mentori' faceted sided vases. He won the 'Mombu Daijinsho' Ministry of Culture Prize in 1975. He died suddenly in 1982 shocking the ceramic world as he was a rising star. Characters on the original box 'tomobako' read, 'Hyakumentori Tsubo' 'white glaze faceted sides vase' and 'Tamba' and the name 'Kazutaka', which is the artists name, Kazutaka Ikuta. c.1970. (17" x 8") (43cm x 20cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $130.