Satsuma pottery is a style of Japanese earthenware also known as ‘Satsuma ware’ and ‘Satsuma porcelain’. Origins
Satsuma pottery originated in the late 16th century, and is still produced in many forms today. It was manufactured for the export market, and is characterized by its elaborate designs featuring gods, battle scenes and dragons.
The value of Satsuma pottery depends on the design, the kilns at which the piece was produced and the artist that painted it. Many of the designs were recreated on mass-produced items during the 20th century, and these later pieces are far less valuable than the 18th and 19th century originals.
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