Japanese Satsuma, Kutani, etc.

One side decorated with a seascape the other a floral design. Signature to the base along with the imperial mon, also, its original shop label. The Koro and lid is in undamaged condition. Size approx. Very attractive. You can find more items of interest and purchase through our website, using all major credit cards: please visit: www. Declaration This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as

How to Date Japanese Satsuma Vases

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We use cookies to remember choices you make on functionality and personal features to enhance your experience to our site. By continuing to use our site you consent to the use of cookies. Please refer to our privacy and cookie policies for more information. Satsuma ware was first manufactured in when Lord Shimazu invited Kinkai, one of hundreds of Korean potters who had emigrated to Japan, to open a kiln in his Satsuma domain located in the far south of Kyushu.

Throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and most likely well into the nineteenth century, the ceramics made in Satsuma were as different as it is possible to imagine from the minutely decorated pieces illustrated here, but local tradition relates that at some point a group of potters was sent to Kyoto to study the art of enameling. The earliest known enameled Satsuma wares, probably dating from as late as the s, bear a passing resemblance to much earlier pieces produced in Kyoto, suggesting that there may indeed be some connection between the two.

The Japanese displays at the Paris Exposition of included examples of what would later be called Satsuma ware. These were still relatively simple, but in the short space of eight years between and , when George Ashdown Audsley and James Lord Bowes published their lavish and monumental Keramic Art of Japan , something extraordinary happened: not only did the decorated wares become much more elaborate, but enameled Satsuma suddenly acquired a long and totally unsubstantiated history. Audsley and Bowes were already aware that the longevity of Satsuma was being exaggerated but they still suggested that it might date back two and a half centuries, while in a London sale of ‘old Satsuma’ featured pieces supposedly made for presentation to the Pope in the sixteenth century!

Not until the s was some semblance of chronological plausibility restored. The international popularity of Satsuma when it was exhibited at events such as the Vienna World Exposition encouraged potters from all over Japan to make their own versions of the ware, so that the word ‘Satsuma’ soon lost most of its geographical sense, although sometimes the bodies were still thrown and fired in Kyushu and then sent elsewhere for decoration.

Satsuma pottery

Satsuma, a city in Japan, has special meaning to collectors. Warriors and gods often are shown. The inside and outside of bowls have similar overall decorations.

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Miyama , a small town in Kagoshima Prefecture , is home to the sophisticated and beautiful Satsuma ceramics which have over years of history in Japan. Its origins date back to the Japanese invasion of the Korean Peninsula in the 16th century when after the last battle, the 17th Shimazu lord of Satsuma present day Kagoshima Prefecture returned with approximately 80 Korean potters. The largest number of potters settled around Naeshirogawa , current known as Miyama town.

There are over kilns in Kagoshima Prefecture , one of the largest producers of ceramics in Japan. However, the most popular and well-known for their originality as well as preservation of traditional techniques handed down through the generations is the pottery of Chin Family. Located in the tranquil outskirts of Miyama town, the Chin Yukan kiln is nearly hidden behind a forest of green trees and traditional stone lanterns, welcoming its visitors with a quiet, unpretentious atmosphere.

Once you walk up a path lined with dense pine trees , you enter a peaceful and serene place where the only sounds you hear are chirping birds and wind bells swaying slowly in the windows. You can observe potters working on their ceramic masterpieces through the wide open windows. It is truly an amazing experience to watch them in devotion to their art and their mission: uniting Japan and Korea through artistic cooperation. White satsuma is ivory glazed ware usually adorned with carvings and gorgeous paintings; it is highly decorative and elaborate in its pattern.

Black satsuma is solid black glazed ware which in the past was widely used by common people.

Dating satsuma

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Link: Dating japanese satsuma. Mark: Made in Japan, Matsueda. Yoshiyama Yoshi meaning ‘luck’ could also be read as kichi. A this period, Japan moved from​.

These three wonderful Satsuma pieces, dating from the late nineteenth to early twentieth century Meiji period were presumably made and painted by the same potter since their decoration is fairly consistent. The Manchurian cranes that feature on all three pieces symbolised longevity of life, while the chrysanthemum was a symbol of purity. The sixteen-petal chrysanthemum crest was also used by the Imperial House. In the same vein, the peony symbolised Imperial power, while the pine was symbolic of strength, plum blossom the sign of womanhood and cherry blossom the symbol of the Japanese people.

Satsuma ware is a Japanese faience, which is generally crackled and has a cream, yellow or grey-cream colour and is often decorated with raised enamels. At the end of the sixteenth century, after failing to conquer Korea, the feudal lord Shimazu Yoshidiro returned to Japan with twenty-two Korean potters and their families.

These potters settled in Kushikino and Kagoshima formerly Satsuma province on Kyushu. In they moved to Naeshirogawa, where there was a good supply of white clay materials. Here after much experimentation they succeeded in making the ware now known as Satsuma. One of the distinguishing features and indeed charms of Satsuma ware is its crackled glaze, the crackle being formed naturally when the piece is fired.

This cream-coloured crackled ware has two qualities in its favour. One that white enamels can be used for decoration and secondly that because of the crackle, the decorative enamels sink into the cracks. Very often the crackle had colour rubbed into it to increase the decorative effect.

Tips for identifying Japanese ‘Satsuma’ pottery

A large sized Imari porcelain tripod censer decorated with motifs of peonies, wonderfully drawn karashishi or Chinese style lions, dragons,and phoenixes. Large censers are often used in Buddhist temples, where extra censers would be used during ceremonies. Age: Edo Period.

Antique Japanese Satsuma vase made into a lamp with gilt & polychrome Kannon & rakan Shimazu. Date: Ref No.: Condition: Excellent.

Japanese Porcelain Marks Gotheborg. Nikko Nippon Nippon Jap. Height: 38 cm. Mark: Dai Nihon Satsuma Gyokusen zo. Meiji period, circa s. The typical Satsuma ware we most of the time comes into contact with is a yellowish earthenware usually decorated with a minute decoration with Japanese figures, expressive faces or detailed oriental landscapes, or sometimes embellished with vivid dragons in relief. This ware is in fact an export product specifically designed in the mid 19th century to cater to the western export market.

The Japanese themselves had very little interest in this ware. From around the s to the early s more than artist at least twenty larger studios or factories were producing “Satsuma” wares of which much were of low quality and destined for the European and American export markets. Most of the marks below will detail this latter wares since this is what we see most of. At the same time, other artists were producing exquisite wares of the highest quality.

Cup and saucer

The origins of Satsuma Yaki date back to the 16th century. The local feudal lord, Shimazu, returned from the Korean peninsular with some potters who helped to get things started. The wonderful surroundings of Kagoashima have contributed greatly to the development of this ware during its long history spanning some years.

Nov 15, – Description A pair of late 19th century Japanese Satsuma Description A pair of Japanese Satsuma ware vases dating to the Meiji period c

Heavy crude reproductions from China carry a potentially confusing Satsuma mark. Although there are no vintage comparable marks, the appearance of “Satsuma” in the new marks implies the new pieces are old. Satsuma, like Staffordshire, is a collective name given to a fine quality lightweight pottery developed in Japan. Original ware is generally characterized by a fine network of crackles in the glaze and extensive use of gold trim. Although made since about , the majority of pieces traded in the general antiques market today date from about the middle of the 19th century and were made for export to Western markets.

Prior to about , genuine Satsuma rarely includes representations of human figures. The new pieces are thick heavy shapes including garden seats, vases and serving pieces like the teapot shown here. All are marked with a red stamp “Handpainted Royal Satsuma” followed by Asian characters. Any piece with the word “Handpainted” is always suspect. If the piece was really vintage, it would of course be handpainted.

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