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Japanese Satsuma

Satsuma-ware derives its name from the region of Satsuma, Japan where the style of porcelain and ceramic works originated. Originating in the 17th century, Satsuma porcelain was very well known in the Western world and highly sought after during the Meiji era in Japan.

Satsuma pottery took the form of vases, tea sets, pots, and even buttons. They were made of dark yellowish clay decorated with images of people, nature, and mythological creatures like dragons. Unlike other more delicate porcelain counterparts, Satsuma ware has thick, sturdy walls.

Original works marked by the signature of Satsuma pottery masters are highly sought after. This is due to the mass production of later works catered toward Western export, making classic satsuma porcelain pieces much more valuable.

 

Quick Facts

  • To pick out an authentic Satsuma porcelain work, it is important to keep in mind the maker’s mark. These signatures are always hand painted and not stamped, and are sometimes accompanied by a family crest
  • Early works are often very simple and minimal in design. This is due to the favoring of negative space that is prevalent in the Kano school of painting
  • Painted gilding on Satsuma porcelains was not developed until the 19th century. This technique of painting became extremely popular among Western buyers and therefore became the norm for Satsuma pottery produced during this time. Other types of <a href=”https://www.invaluable.com/japanese-vases/sc-ICVQD4PJ51/”>antique hand painted vases</a> also became popular in Japan around the same time.

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A Japanese Kinkozan gosu blue satsuma vase, Meiji era
Oct 14, 9:00 AM EDT
A Japanese Kinkozan gosu blue satsuma vase, Meiji era
by Oakridge Auction Gallery
Est: $4,000- $5,000
$2,2509 Bids
A 19th Century Satsuma Bowl with scallop-edge rim, elaborately decorated inside and out with figural
Oct 09, 11:00 AM BST
A 19th Century Satsuma Bowl with scallop-edge rim, elaborately decorated inside and out with figural
by Wilkinson's Auctioneers
Est: £80- £160
£1608 Bids
Japanese Satsuma Large Coffee Pot Rope Handles
Oct 22, 1:00 PM EDT
Japanese Satsuma Large Coffee Pot Rope Handles
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $20- $15,000
$1805 Bids
Japanese Meiji Satsuma Intricately Painted Teapot
Oct 22, 1:00 PM EDT
Japanese Meiji Satsuma Intricately Painted Teapot
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $20- $15,000
$1004 Bids
Japanese Satsuma Porcelain Incense Burner Censer
Oct 26, 12:00 PM EDT
Japanese Satsuma Porcelain Incense Burner Censer
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1003 Bids
Four parts Japanese Satsuma porcelain, H 10 - 14 cm.
Oct 08, 10:00 AM CEST
Four parts Japanese Satsuma porcelain, H 10 - 14 cm.
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €0- €0
€1603 Bids
IMPRESSIVE JAPANESE SATSUMA WARE CENSER
Oct 25, 9:00 AM CDT
IMPRESSIVE JAPANESE SATSUMA WARE CENSER
by Jackson's International
Est: $20- $50
$602 Bids
JAPANESE SATSUMA WARE GROUP
Oct 25, 9:00 AM CDT
JAPANESE SATSUMA WARE GROUP
by Jackson's International
Est: $50- $75
$602 Bids
A LARGE 19TH CENTURY JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA STICK STAND painted with samurai. 60 cm x 24 cm.
Oct 13, 9:30 AM BST
A LARGE 19TH CENTURY JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA STICK STAND painted with samurai. 60 cm x 24 cm.
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £80- £120
£602 Bids
Two Japanese satsuma vases, Meiji era
Oct 14, 9:00 AM EDT
Two Japanese satsuma vases, Meiji era
by Oakridge Auction Gallery
Est: $600- $800
$1502 Bids
JAPANESE & CHINESE CERAMIC GROUP
Oct 25, 9:00 AM CDT
JAPANESE & CHINESE CERAMIC GROUP
by Jackson's International
Est: $50- $75
$501 Bid
A LATE 19TH CENTURY JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD TWIN HANDLED SATSUMA VASE. 20 cm high.
Oct 13, 9:30 AM BST
A LATE 19TH CENTURY JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD TWIN HANDLED SATSUMA VASE. 20 cm high.
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £50- £75
£301 Bid
Satsuma Japanese Porcelain 7pc Sake Boxed SET
Oct 12, 12:00 PM EDT
Satsuma Japanese Porcelain 7pc Sake Boxed SET
by MiddleManBrokers
Est: $1- $1,000
$11 Bid
JAPANESE SATSUMA OPENWORK ALTER DISH
Oct 14, 11:00 AM PDT
JAPANESE SATSUMA OPENWORK ALTER DISH
by Steven's Art & Antiques
Est: $50- $100
$201 Bid
Satsuma Bowl mit Mongaku.
Oct 14, 10:00 AM CEST
Satsuma Bowl mit Mongaku.
by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen
Est: €120- €180
€1201 Bid
Antique Japanese Satsuma jardiniere
Oct 08, 10:00 AM CEST
Antique Japanese Satsuma jardiniere
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €0- €0
€2501 Bid
A Japanese satsuma ware baluster vase, M
Oct 07, 10:00 AM BST
A Japanese satsuma ware baluster vase, M
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £400- £600
£2201 Bid
Antique Japanese large satsuma vase
Oct 17, 2:00 PM PDT
Antique Japanese large satsuma vase
by International Auction Gallery
Est: $80- $150
$201 Bid
Japanese Satsuma Porcelain Covered Tri Footed Urn
Oct 12, 12:00 PM EDT
Japanese Satsuma Porcelain Covered Tri Footed Urn
by MiddleManBrokers
Est: $1- $1,000
$11 Bid
19TH C. MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA VASE
Oct 09, 2:00 PM PDT
19TH C. MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA VASE
by Louvre Antique Auction
Est: $500- $600
$2501 Bid
Japanese Satsuma vases, H 13 - 14 cm.
Oct 08, 10:00 AM CEST
Japanese Satsuma vases, H 13 - 14 cm.
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €0- €0
€1001 Bid
A Japanese satsuma ware koro, Meiji peri
Oct 07, 10:00 AM BST
A Japanese satsuma ware koro, Meiji peri
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £150- £200
£901 Bid
A Japanese satsuma ware baluster vase, M
Oct 07, 10:00 AM BST
A Japanese satsuma ware baluster vase, M
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £800- £1,200
£4801 Bid

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