Subject:Re: Seto vase from ?
Posted By: Martin Michels Wed, Feb 22, 2017
This is absolute not Seto ware, ancient Seto ware is in most cases blue on white.
This is more Satsuma-like ware. Signature looks like Tashiro 田代 but I'm not sure about it.
This signature looks like painted later overglaze, so I'm not even sure this is Japanese, might be Chinese fake perhaps.
If you spent some time on the internet looking at Satsuma ware, Seto ware, Hirado ware, Kutani ware, etc. you might get an idea about how this all looks like.
For Satsuma look also at this site: http://www.americanhatpinsociety.com/article/sataume.pdf
And this site shows a lot of Japanese ceramics: http://www.trocadero.com/directory/Antiques/Regional-Art/Asian/Japanese/Porcelain
Good luch and have fun.