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Posted By: Natalie Sun, Dec 29, 2019 IP:

Hello all,
Could anyone help me with the period/exact origin of these pieces please?

Thank you in advance!

Subject:Re: Vases
Posted By: Martin Michels Tue, Dec 31, 2019

Although very sloppy, the marks read: Hododa 保土田 Sei 製 (Made by Hododa).
Satsuma ware from circa 1900.

Info about Hododa (also referred to as Hotoda):
Full name: Takichi Hododa (1868-????).
In 1890 at the age of 22 he started to work with Satsuma pottery. It seems he started with buying blanks (among others from Chin Jukan) and painted these or made others paint the blanks.
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.
In 1904 he was an exhibitor at the St. Louis (USA) World Fair.

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