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A modern Britannia silver “Craggy Mountain Tazza”

A large modern Britannia silver “Craggy Mountain Tazza”
Edinburgh 2018 by Yusuke Yamamoto

The baluster shaped central foot standing on a flat, rounded base, supporting the wide bowl. The subtly moving surface is decorated on all sides by chased facets, the centre of the bowl showing a fine martelé. With regard to the design and extravagance as well as to the fine and exceptional craftsmanship, an outstanding work by one of the finest artist silversmith´s in Great Britain.
An overview of other objects by Yusuke Yamamoto can be found here.

Yusuke Yamamoto studied from 2000 – 2004 at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo and perfected his technical skills in countless courses and private lessons, including in the workshops of Malcolm Appleby and Ray Walton. As a specialist in the field of silversmithing and surface design, he became also assistant in the class for metalwork at Musashino Art University from 2005 – 2010 and a guest lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art from 2012 – 2014. From 2010 – 2012 he was in artistic collaboration with Hiroshi Suzuki for whom he was responsible of surface treatment. Yusuke Yamamoto’s highest level of craftsmanship in surface design is on the one hand in the tradition of Japanese silversmithing and yet still has its own signature, coupled with an inconceivable perfection.

Circa 26.6 cm / 10.47″ diameter, 14.5 cm / 5.70″ tall; 1067.4 g / 37.65 oz