Subject:Re: 170 year old vases
Posted By: Michael Thu, Aug 13, 2009
Yes, this pair of vases and covered jar are Japanese Satsuma from the early 20th century, perhaps circa 1910-20.
On the base you show a paper label there is a red rectangle. Originally on the rectangle was the artsit's signature in gold paint which has obviously worn away, all too common with this type of signature.
I recognize these pieces stylistically as being made by the noted Satsuma artist Hododa also spelled Hodota.
Here are pictures of a signed piece from my collection.
If you do an Internet search with the terms Satsuma + Hododa you will find other examples of pieces like these.