Subject:Re: Satsuma ware mark identification help
Posted By: Martin Michels Mon, Mar 11, 2019
Both marks are: Dai 大 Nippon 日本 - Hotoda (Hododa) 保土田. There is some confusion about the name Hotoda or Hododa, Hotoda is seen the most, but according an advertisement it's Hododa, see image.
Takichi Hododa 1868 born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Tachibana-gun.
In 1890 he started to work with Satsuma pottery. It seems he started with buying blanks (among others from Chin Jukan) and painted these or lets others paint them.
In 1893 he opened his store in Yokohama: Hododa Shoten.
In 1897 he became a manufacturer and exporter of Satsuma ware, fine arts, curiosities, etc. from Yokohama to the USA and Europa So from that time on, it's likely that Satsuma pieces with Hododa's name were made for him and not by him.
His products were made under demand at small factories and studios, set up quickly to meet foreign demands.
In 1904 he was an exhibitor at the St. Louis (USA) World Fair.
There is no record known by me from when he died or when his store ended.