Need help identifying makers marks of three Satsuma vases

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by D.Risk, Apr 28, 2022.

  1. D.Risk

    D.Risk New Member

    So, recently I have been trying to find the makers and approximate age of three Satsuma vases based off of the underside marks. I believe that they were made around the early 1900's but please correct me if I am wrong. What I know about the marks is that the three pronged symbol means 'san' or mountain, again correct me if I am wrong and any help is appreciated. (Also one of the makers marks is hard to make out due to it being worn but I am assuming it is a similar age of the other vases)

    Vase One
    sa1.PNG sa2.PNG sa3.PNG

    Vase Two

    se1.PNG se2.PNG se3.PNG

    Vase Three
    sw1.PNG sw2.PNG sw3.PNG
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  2. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    1 & 2 are Kinkozan, 3 is incomplete but possibly the same. These are late 1920's or 1930's.
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  3. D.Risk

    D.Risk New Member

    Ok thanks for the help, I will have to do some more research into Kinkozan porcelain and my assumption of early 1900's was not that far off
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  4. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    It is (Satsuma) pottery (not porcelain). These pieces are from when the Japanese economy was in trouble, quality had dropped off a cliff. Compare to something like this

    Which was made at the peak of their prowess (admittedly that is a very good one, but you get the idea).
  5. D.Risk

    D.Risk New Member

    Ok good to know about how different pieces of satsuma were produced at that time, and if I find any good quality pieces I will have to be sure to purchase them
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  6. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

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