Although Satsuma style pottery can be very old, there are still a number of Tea Sets that were made during this time period
The Satsuma Tea Sets usually come as a set, often in a wooden presentation case inlaid with a soft material such as velvet or silk. However, it is also possible that the set may be more modern, which is also something you would need to look out for when buying.
This kind of pottery tea set also features the intricate designs, patterns and images that make the Satsuma style so popular and collectable all over the world.
You may find a set with images of Geisha girls on or minute pictures of plants and flowers. The images are so tiny and intricate that it is hard to believe that they have been created by hand, hundreds of years ago. It is also common to find imagery of the Japanese Immortal gods on these pieces - especially the saucers and bowls
Many pieces also seem to feature dragons as the motif, with the teapot especially, using the dragon's head and neck as the pouring spout. It is also common for these pieces to be painted in quite dark colours, using Gosu blue and also lots of gold.
Even though they were designed for everyday use in Japan, it is likely that some sets were merely decorative, or were designed to be presented as gifts, rather than used to drink green tea on a regular basis.
When buying a Satsuma tea set, make sure that you ensure that it is all in place. The set often comprises of a small tea-pot and some small bowls or cups (later on).
Also, make sure that the markings on the bottom of the set are not written in English as this is a good indication that it is not an original piece and could be a copy or a more modern reproduction.
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11 replies on “Satsuma Tea Set”
Hello! I just bough this set. The pots
Hello! I just bough this set. Could you tell me if it is modern production a
Hi can you tell me anything about this mark please. It’s on a tea service my mother in law owns. She said her father bought it back from Ceylon for her mothers 21st birthday which would have probably been in the 1920’s.
Can you tell me the meaning of this mark
The bottom satsumi.. can’t find the same online.. do you know any info about when it was made?
I have this tea set inherited from my parents, it is there from 1970’s exactly 15 pieces, i do not know any information about maker or exact value can you help in this please?
Sorry i uploaded bigger size pic before so i choose another smaller one here
This is marking too underneath pieces
This looks like a modern “stamp” rather than a signature.
Therefore, the set is likely to be a mass produced product and won’t be worth lots of money. However, some people like to collect them, especially if they are in good condition.
Can you help me identify