Royal Satsuma

When you begin to collect or become interested in Satsuma Pottery, you may come across several terms that you are unfamiliar with. One such term which can also be misleading is “Royal Satsuma”. The term “Royal Satsuma” refers to the type of Satsuma Pottery that was mass produced to be sold abroad. It is also […]

Books For Identifying Satsuma Marks

Finding a good resource for identifying markings on Satsuma Pottery can be difficult. After all, we don’t all have a well studied antiques expert in our pocket to ask for advice when we need them. There are various books you can buy on the subject of identification of Japanese Pottery which includes the Satsuma range […]

Dragonware and Moriage Pottery

During the late 19th century, techniques used by the makers and styles of oriental pottery such as Satsuma and Dragonware began to evolve and progress as the potters became more skilled and had access to better and more advanced machinery and kilns. The use of Moriage is widespread throughout the range of Japanese and Chinese […]

Japanese Immortals On Satsuma Pottery

Among the many images and designs that are found on Satsuma pottery, vases, plates and figures are those of ancient wise men, versed in the arts of knowledge, magic and power. These people are referred to as the Japanese Immortals, men who were of such greatness that they were unable to die, forced to live […]

Satsuma Bowl

If you are looking to buy a Satsuma bowl, then you are in for a real treat.  These small pieces of Japanese pottery originally made in the 19th century on the southern island of Japan are highly collectible and beautiful items. The bowls come in various different shapes and sizes and feature the classic and […]

Satsuma Vase

One of the most collectible pieces of Satsuma Pottery is the Japanese Satsuma Vase.  These pieces of earthenware pottery, decorated with amazing images or scenes from Japanese culture or society are highly collectible and sought after items. Due to the fact that there was a period of mass production of this type of pottery and […]

Satsuma Buttons

One of the more intricate and beautiful types of Japanese Pottery you will find are the sets of Satsuma Buttons.  These porcelain or earthenware pottery buttons are amazingly tiny sewing buttons adorned with beautiful images in the style that the Satsuma region on the southern island of Japan is famous for. Measuring roughly only 1 […]