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Artist:Sōichi Tsukio (1915-1992)
Description: Tasteful Japanese bronze or copper alloy vase. Tsukio was born in 1915 in the coastal town of Takaoka in the prefecture of Toyama. In 1932 he graduated from the Takaoka craft school at the metalwork department. In 1937 he graduated from the Tokyo University of Arts (Geidai). His work belongs in the tradition of Takaoka douki (copperware), which is charactarized by a graceful and smooth surface, free molding as well as intricate shaping.