I love it but know nothing about it. Log in or sign up to leave a comment Log In Sign Up. We need to sell desperately and need to know if this will have some kind of value. Their valuation was way off. I inherited a vase which had an old lamp fitting in it. Satsuma, like Staffordshire, is a collective name given to a fine quality lightweight pottery developed in Japan. They are very detailed with various expressions. 2 Red-stamped mark appearing on the new Satsuma found in 2004. They have very fine crackling and intricate designs. PatsPots. save. The company, which was originally called the Dundee Brickyard, has developed into one of America’s largest producers of pottery. There are also several small black hand-writings, which I assume are Japanese, beside these carved signs although I have absolutely no idea of what is written. Not Satsuma! Is the mark supposed to be under the glaze or shiny to be authentic? If a piece has a later copied mark, is it an outright fake? If you want to try to match the markings, see the excellent Gotheborg site: http://gotheborg.com/marks/satsuma.shtml. Japanese porcelain. You can feel the mark but it is flat not shiny. Is it posssible that the painted writing could have rubbed off? Can anyone recommend a place to send photos to have them evaluated? Thanks in Advance, Russell. Was hoping you could tell me about the marks but i cannot attach or load a photo in the comment. My problem is that there is no mark whatsoever on the bottom. Please, Tell me more. However, if you like it then that is best – they can’t all be valuable antiques , Your email address will not be published. The best were signed, often in gilt, on the base and were the works of highly-skilled craftsmen intended for an elite of collectors. Hi Jim – Sorry, I totally missed the auction and can’t see the signature – were you able to sell the vase in the end? Hi Brian. The dishes seem very old, with an odd creamy color and crackles all over. 4. Ok, I feel stupid. If the piece was really vintage, it would of course be handpainted. The mark with Royal Satsuma in it on this item is a Chinese factory mark. Spent way too long on trying to zip it without any luck! Title: Satsuma Moriage Serving Bowl with Chinese Chop Mark, Price: $145 USD, Category: Porcelain & Pottery, Shop: Modern Reproductions, Fakes and Fantasies, Description: This example is more modern fake ‘Satsuma’ pottery. We were always told it is There is no English,and the only markings on the bottom is a column of oriental markings with the cross inside a circle. Kutani. Mark: Giokusei. The pieces that were copies are very beautiful and look very nice and there is nothing wrong with owning one. The circle with a cross that often makes up a part of the Satsuma pottery base mark is the Shimazu family crest. Do you have any tips for our readers on spotting fakes or copies of Satsuma Pottery? I’m rather flustered. See more ideas about satsuma, pottery, japanese. Hello, we found a Satsuma style tea cup and saucer at a thrift store one time. Or How To Spot A Fake. Hi Jenifer. However, I am not an expert, so get it checked by an antiques valuer. Yes, it might be genuine – however, we would need to see images of the vase and specifically any markings on the bottom. May 2, 2018 - Explore Prudencio Rodríguez's board "Satsuma Marks." Here is an image of the bowl in question – it was purchased in an antique store in East Africa in 1951. hide. I have not found any references to ‘no marks at all’ & feel stuck. I have a vase which I have been told is a Satsuma pre-ww2. Hi I Java I.have a satsuma it says on the bottom hand painted satsuma 4 it looks hand written but would not think a foreigner wrote it I have had this since the late 70tees. My grandmother owned this piece. 100% Upvoted. Opt out is not available. How to Identify Satsuma Pottery. You may also find that there are no main markings, only Japanese numbers. You can use a service like imgur.com to upload an image and then paste the link here. I inherited a pair of Royal Worcester posy vases with hand painted highland cattle that are each signed Stinton. Does it look like NIPPON is printed on? RS Germany Bowl With American Satsuma-Style Decoration By Mary E. Hawkins . Posted by 13 hours ago. I suspect this is just a case of some bad spelling in broken English – or some bad handwriting? Hello could you tell me if this looks real and when it dates from? I have two small figures that are around 3 cm high and decorated with minute patterend coats. Does it need markings to be authentic? Would this be something else? I have a piece I would call a ewer or a jug. It looks like we both have pieces from the same artist! An example of a copied Vase or jar in the Satsuma style So remember, if you are looking at purchasing a Satsuma Vaseor something similar, turn it over and look at the marking on the bottom. This vase that I bought, in addition to “Made In China” actually said “Satsoma!” Lol!!!! It is unlikely that only the writing rubbed off. One is holding a theatre mask and the other a book and brush. Meiji period (1868 - 1912). It is however Japanese Mirage, mid 20th century. The figures on the top are a samurai and several “geisha” type women apparently being wooed by the man. Anything contemporary will show that the piece is a copy. Coalport handpainted dessert dish, c. 1825-35. I know the family history of the vase so know it is authentic – EXCELLENT shape. Fig. In Blue 3 lines, a dot above last line then a symbol like an elongated S. I’ve bought a satsuma vase if I was to post a picture on here could you tell me a little about it…thank you very much. However , I cannot see any markings. As I can only upload one pic I have sent the base stamp It will cost you substantially less than other originals too. Do the jars ever come with with out a stamp? Unfortunately both have broken necks and the brim of the hat of the ‘scholar’ is severely damaged. Thanks Jaci. I have a medium size covered vase I bought at the good will.., it has no markings on the base or lid? Hello… I’m trying to determine if this a real or fake satsuma marking with Shimazu crest… How can you be sure? It is about 20 inces tall and has images of geisha’s on it and other detail. Satsuma: About Satsuma ; Tips. Some people like to buy replica vases just because they are lovely (and also cheaper than an original!). 3 This mark stamped in black appeared on Nippon-styled reproductions during the late 1990s. They appraised max value of $550. Prior to about 1850, genuine Satsuma rarely includes representations of human figures. Learn More → Haeger Potteries began its manufacturing history outside of Chicago in 1871 and marks 140 years of production in 2011. A. 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Although there are no vintage comparable marks, the appearance of "Satsuma" in the new marks implies the new pieces are old. Can you tell me if this vase is real? You can use the online valuation service that our readers recommended to me. Satusma. Satsuma Pottery Bowl People in Courtyard Late 19th c. Beautiful Hand Painted Showa Period 1926-1989 Satsuma Ginger Jar, Large Japanese Satsuma Hand Painted & Gilt Porcelain Vase, Meiji Period, Miniature Japanese Meiji Satsuma Gilt Pottery Baluster Butterfly Vase, Pair of Meiji Period Japanese Satsuma Plates Warriors, Handpainted Royal Worcester Cabinet plate, Samurai Warrior 19th Century Earthenware Japanese Satsuma Charger Wall Plate, Old Japanese Satsuma Moriage Hotei Buddha Lucky God Figure Okimono Marked, A. If not I would love to send another way – 3MB. The team and I get plenty of emails from readers of this site asking us to look at their Satsuma Pottery and tell them the value, the history and anything about it we can. Regarding the the first character, this can be Gioku or tama, and the second as Sei-, Sho-I or -noi. Recent fakes have improved tremendously and have many of the features of originals such as heavy raised gold, pastel colors and very accurate copies of original marks. It appears not to be a stamp since the two vases have slightly different marks. Do they have any markings on the bottom? View as . The Shimazu family crest, a cross within a circle (called a mon), was added to the mark to tie these pieces to the Satsuma name. Satsuma usually has the artist’s signature along with the Satsuma mark. I purchased a Meiji era 3 tier square lunch box with no marks on the base. This is a work in progress. To me, it does not look like it has been made with a brush. Hi Karen. These types of markings are more common on larger vases that form part of a set. Attachment Japanese style "Satsuma" made in China. You could join our Facebook page and post them there is that helps? Its hand painted greenish glace with ill fitting lid.. very ornate. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F253323820693. Thank you, Hi, The pictured vase belonged to my parents in law so has a bit of age. HI Hi Gabriele. The other three sides are traditional life scenes. Kaga-kuni Shimizu-sei, "Kutani" plate in "Satsuma" style but on porcelain body. I have 2 vases that I am unsure about. What do you think? Yes, it does sound like a more modern piece. Many thanks It has three 3 digit numbers (9all together) on the bottom. If the plate has the word “SATSUMA” on (in English) then it is not an antique – it is most likely a mass produced copy. I used that service regarding an rate antiques lamp I recently sold. Thoughts? Giokusei, Seto/Nagoya ; 886. You can either find a local antique dealer who will be able to advise you or use the online service we recommend (link at the very top of the page). You can post them here or over at our Facebook Page. I have also seen Satsuma pieces sell for a lot of money, despite them being reproduction types. I wonder if you could advise? Hi Dawn. Thanks! Now, I’m pretty sure I know my piece isn’t Satsuma pottery, it is VERY heavy and seems to have a bit of copper on it, metal dragon heads as feet, and is painted beautifully very similarly to this style. With any older item, the amount you pay can vary depending on the size, quality, condition or who it was even owned by. Help? like i have a bowl/vase not sure what to call it but it has fish on the inside…. They are black and gold and some of gold is thick on plates. Kutani ware (九谷焼, Kutani-yaki) is a style of Japanese porcelain traditionally supposed to be from Kutani, now a part of Kaga, Ishikawa, in the former Kaga Province. Now, this piece is maybe to late to really have been intended to be used as such, since the mark indicates that is in made after 1949. I believe them to be Satsuma pottery. tks you. 51,597 Items 2 of 111. See more ideas about satsuma, japanese porcelain, marks. But on closer inspection, I would say this mark is a stamp rather than a hand painted one. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. I have what appears to be a satsuma porcelain lamp. Any idea of their worth ? Thank you for sharing your interesting piece with me. We were in love with the style and the fact that they are hand painted. Have you looked at this list of markings – http://gotheborg.com/marks/satsuma.shtml – or join the forum at Gotheborg and ask there – they are good guys who will help. Satsuma, like Staffordshire, is a collective name given to a fine quality lightweight pottery … I would say that it is not a genuine antique, based on the fact that it has no recognisable marking from one of the “old masters” (so to speak). I was told the previous owner’s grandparents had them, making them at least 100 years old. User account menu. Can any body shed light if this is a genuine piece and what it would be worth ? Get the best deals on satsuma vase when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. I just acquired a vase at an auction. Many of the Japanese makers marks on Satsuma porcelain or pottery are simply the name of the person who made the item, or a generic marking such as "Dai Nippon Satsuma". No where does it say “Made in China” which is what people are saying to look out for. This is a private site established only to promote Kutani ceramics and is an homage to all generations of artists who have developed Kutani ceramics since 350 years. The mark on the bottom of my teapot is WAY off- it says “Royal Satusma made in China” and then the number 7. She lived from 1887-1960. A typical piece of Satsuma will be of a yellow complexion and usually decorated with intricate … 7 comments. Thanks, I have looked but could not fix an exact fix. Or pay for a credit at the valuation service we recommend. Am I missing something. It is possible, but generally, they did have markings on. It also has dots on the top rim and all the decorations are raised. Hi Tesla. 475. Heavy crude reproductions from China carry a potentially confusing Satsuma mark. The odd thing about Satsuma Eggs is that you don’t see them when you see the older items made by the original makers – so I suspect they are replicas. You might also be interested in our list of books to help you find out about the Satsuma markings. Satsuma pottery was produced in large numbers by mostly anonymous makers, a number of these potteries / makers are known for the high quality of their products. Could this be genuine and of any value? Analytical cookies collect data anonymously, about how visitors use our site and how it performs. Hi Amy. The item itself is all crackle glaze. Big big thank you. Plus, it looks very messy, like someone has tried to make the red background marking a few times too. Close. I’ve been hearing about “New Satsuma” that is sort of a read deal though…like newer pieces. It is hard to tell without any markings to go by. 4. Hi – yes, this does look like genuine Satsuma to me although I can’t read what the marking says. Hi. Heavy crude reproductions from China carry a potentially confusing Satsuma mark. Hi Renata – you can paste a link to the photo if you can upload it somewhere else. Hi Amy – thanks for posting those images. If you take a look at my article on how to estimate the value of your items, there is information there about how to search eBay to find items that have already been sold. It’s still really pretty and I love it but what a letdown. You will need to be able to find the marking on the item and confirm that it is the real deal and not a copy. looking for any info on it you can help me with. Thank you for a most helpful post. A short tutorial on how to recognize and identify Japanese Satsuma pottery. egg. How to Identify Satsuma Pottery. Are they genuine or mass produced please? Any vase that has English writing on is not an antique. Hi John. The underside is in yellowish-pink earthenware. No hand written characters. You will also need to remember to look for the crackled glaze and the off white or creamy coloring of the pottery underneath. However, it is more likely to be a more modern reproduction piece, which were made in a mass-market fashion in the 1940’s. I have 3 of these plates. On this kitty cats Samsuma ? . So I was in an antique store today and saw what I thought was a Satsuma Tea Pot it had all the markings, like the geishas, and the fu dogs for the handle, spot, and top. 1st half 20th Century, Vintage Belleek Irish Parian China Lidded Biscuit Jar in the New Shell Pattern, Rosenthal China Ring Holder Bavaria RC Crown Mark, American Satsuma Enameled Rose Design Bowl (Signed "M. Held"/Dated 1918), Small Handpainted Porcelain Basket Signed by Jeanette E. Gorman. Trying to find the mark on base. It is 470mm high x 200mm wide. Hi I inherited a pair of what I believe are satsuma vase, they are mirror images of each other and have a cracked glaze over them and clay is a yellowish colour. I have a small plate (7″) with eight figures that looks extremely similar to your bowl, John. Porcelain & Pottery satsuma mark handpainted China new. I’ve seen “Made In China” Satsuma vases sell for pretty good money! We are unsure if these are genuine though. It is quite simple in design. HI’I send picture of satsuma tea cup ,this is real or fake?Have valuable or not, Thank you. One of the most common marks on Kyoto Satsuma dragonware during the second half of the Meiji period (1868-1912) is that of Choshuzan, mostly in conjuction with another artist and some kind of commendatory mark such as respectfully made. Mark is Ge To Art (Artistic) Pottery. Please please assist. I purchased a pottery dish. 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