Painted pottery Art Deco vases may have elements of Egyptian themes in their paintings. Ceramics bearing the Satsuma Kamon were made well outside of the borders of Kyushu. They can be characterised by a narrow base leading into a wider rim often with straight lines and a curved lip. Later on, Satsuma style wares was also produced in Yokohama and Tokyo. Look for a marking with gold Japanese characters on a black background in a square form, with gold lining the square. If the marking is rectangular in shape with a separate circular crest above the rectangle, the marking may indicate Gyokuzan, in which case the vase likely dates from 1868 to 1912 -- the Meiji period. Mark: Bizan under the Shimazu family crest.
There were a number of Bizans working over the years. Satsuma pottery took the form of vases, tea sets, pots, and even buttons. The colour Gosu Blue is found on a type of Satsuma which used to be called Imperial Satsuma circa late 19 century. Imported by, or ordered by the Arnart Import Company. Original works marked by the signature of Satsuma pottery masters are highly sought after.
Collecting Satsuma Pottery Collecting Japanese Meiji Period Satsuma Pottery — What to look out for? Chikusai Chin Jukan Chin Jukan Jukan zo, Jukan sei, Gyokuzan zo occurs under many signatures. Just to make it easier for the interested collector to find his way to the information offered here, I have chosen to collect any and all Satsuma looking wares, here. He exhibited at many international exhibitions during the years 1873-1906. If you are planning to take the items to a local valuation service, you might want to read , just to make sure you are not wasting your time and money. .
The first and very earliest wares are the rarest of the rare and were stonewares covered with a thick dark glaze. Many satsuma pieces that are from the original location and from makers such as the Kinkozan family are rare and if intact and in good condition, can fetch a high price from collectors. Items for export were often decorated with obscure and unrelated themes chosen for their drama and exoticism. Other antique and vintage vases of note are the Sheurich vase; a vintage vase made in West Germany from pottery, these vases are often made using bright colours. Original pieces, made, painted and marked only by hand with Japanese Kanji marks were eventually copied and mass produced and made all over the world, turning the original skills of the ancient craftsmen into mere household objects and pieces that became available at any local antique shop.
Antique Vases There is nothing nicer, more cheerful and uplifting than freshly cut flowers as you enter your home and what better way to display them than in an exquisitely attractive antique vase. Art Deco glass vases tend to be paler, with the pale green Art Deco vase being a very popular choice; a simple bunch of flowers in this vase looks particularly pretty. During World War I, Americans could not buy undecorated European porcelains. The circle with a cross that often make up a part of the marks, are the Shimazu mon or the family crest of the clan that ruled Satsuma Han however I doubt that any one of the Shimazu clan ever owned or, let alone ordered one Satsuma export style ware piece to be made. For more background information about the methods used to make these pieces, you can also read about the use of coloring, , the method used to make raised enamel decorations and which you can buy to help you identify each piece and the markings they have.
Antiques approved in last 24 hours 425 Antiques awaiting approval 27 Antiques rejected in last 24 hours 9 Unique visitors today 9,143 Total antique impressions today 3,327,264 Total antiques for sale 54,152 Total value of antiques for sale £ 87,817,571 Antiques uploaded so far in February 2019 4,541 Unique visitors to Sellingantiques so far in February 2019 326,922 Unique visitors to Sellingantiques so far in 2019 711,212 Live daily database information for 26 February 2019 Antiques approved in last 24 hours 425 Antiques awaiting approval 27 Antiques rejected in last 24 hours 9 Unique visitors today 9143 Total antique impressions today 3327264 Total antiques for sale 54152 Total value of antiques for sale £ 87817571 Antiques uploaded so far in February 2019 4541 Unique visitors to Sellingantiques so far in February 2019 326922 Unique visitors to Sellingantiques so far in 2019 711212. If that however had been the case, the crest would in that case been blue, since that was also the Shimazu clan colors. Much of this features low quality decoration and was destined for the European and American export markets. Satsuma is a Japanese pottery with a distinctive creamy beige crackled glaze. Bowls are also a popular piece for people to collect. Early Satsuma pieces have floral designs asymmetrically space, with much open space, or pictures of people, usually religious figures. A comment on Kyoto or Awata wares as compared to Satsuma ware is that pieces manufactured in Awata near Kyoto, after the Edo period, are all called Kyoto Satsuma.
Mark: Dai Nihon Satsuma Gyokusen zo. Some antique vases may have handles; there are a variety of shapes of vases from bulbous vases to more streamlined antique glass vases. The designs and influences of vases have evolved over the years, an art form in their own right, from traditional shaped vases to more modern vintage vases. Unlike other more delicate porcelain counterparts, Satsuma ware has thick, sturdy walls. Art Nouveau antique vases uses curves in their design, often decorated with stylish leaves, flowers and vines. Satsuma-ware derives its name from the region of Satsuma, Japan where the style of porcelain and ceramic works originated.
Japanese sources suggest the Satsuma pottery tradition dates from the 17thC, but firm identification of any pieces earlier than the 19thC is difficult. These also feature images of wildlife, plants, places and people. Why Is It So Collectible? Date: Probably latter part of the Meiji 1868-1913 period. Satsuma was produced in Kagoshima, Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, and Kanazawa by hundreds of known artists, in many styles and by literally thousands of unknown decorators. Most of the pieces were decorated with blue, red, green, orange, or gold. Jan-Erik Nilsson Introductory text written by and together with several expert members of the.
If you click the map icon to the right you will find this as the Satsuma area on the southern Kyushu island. There are a large number of styles of antique and vintage vases; there are some particularly nice painted vases, as well as Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco and Art Nouveau antique vases. These wares thus inspired a whole design movement in the West known as Japonism. Click on any of the top titles to sort. In spite of very good quality work, many good pieces are simply unmarked.