Pair of Gold Japanese Moriage Satsuma Vases Signed by Master Potter Kusube Yaichi. Matching Pair of Intricately Hand Decorated Satsuma Style Vases Depicting Kannon and Arhat With Gold Leaf and Raised Moriage Enamel. Both Bases are in VERY FINE Condition and are Signed in Running Script by the Master Potter Kusube Yaichi.One Vase has slight damage around the rim which has been neatly repaired (see Images). Kusube was a member of the Japan Art Academy and won a string of awards and merits during his lifetime, the most notable being the Order of Culture, one of Japan's most prestigious awards for excellence in art. Kusube also worked with other famous contemporary Japanese potters such as Yagi Isso and was a fierce rival of the famed potter Kiyomizu Rokubei. His early career was spent practicing the art of pottery with his father and producing typical Satsuma ware for export to US and European markets. Kusube gained fame for the technique of elegantly layering different colored clays, while applying intricate overglaze enamels over the clay body.
This technique eventually awarded him a Fellowship into the ultra-exclusive Japan Art Academy. Even his early work shows attention to fine detail and exceptional craftsmanship. This is your Opportunity to Own Genuine Examples of Kusube's Signed Work at an Affordable Price.Will Make a Great Addition to Any Art Collection. The item "Pair of Gold Japanese Moriage Satsuma Vases Signed Master Potter Kusube Yaichi" is in sale since Friday, November 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Vases". The seller is "innervision_69" and is located in Sandown. This item can be shipped worldwide.