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Subject:Satsuma Teapot - Makers Mark
Posted By: Peter Sat, Mar 20, 2021 IP:

I've just purchased a Japanese teapot and would be grateful if anyone were to be able to identify the maker from the seal mark on the underside.

Also, would I be correct in thinking that the pot dates from around the late Meiji period ?

And finally - would this item be best described as a teapot or as a Saki pot ? - I've seem both terms used for similar pieces.

Many thanks for any help given !

Subject:Re: Satsuma Teapot - Makers Mark
Posted By: Martin Michels Mon, Mar 22, 2021

The mark reads: Dai 大 Nippon 日本 Koku 国 - Satsuma 薩广 Yaki 焼 (Empire of Japan - Satsuma ware).
The short version 广 of the "ma" Kanji 摩 is used in Satsuma.
So no specific maker signature.
Dai Nippon suggests indeed Meiji, this was made for export in the 2nd part of the Meiji period.

Subject:Re: Satsuma Teapot - Makers Mark
Posted By: Peter Tue, Mar 23, 2021

Thank you very much indeed for your assiatance, Mr Michels. It is very much appreciated. | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |