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Subject:Satsuma teapot identify mark
Posted By: Pete Mon, May 14, 2018 IP: 2a02:c7d:4d74:2a00:4

Hi everyone, I just bought this teapot with gold mark to base, I have got Dai Nippon and the Shimazu crest centre left. I don't know the other marks on the left though. Can anyone help? many thanks in advance





Subject:Re: Satsuma teapot identify mark
Posted By: Martin Michels Tue, May 15, 2018

The character centre left is not the Shimazu crest but a part of the artist name.
The mark is: Dai Nippon 大日本 - Kyoto 京都 - Yasuda 安田 Sei 製 (made by Yasuda).
Date of this teapot: circa 1890.

This mark is of Yasuda Gensei (15th generation), just before he and his brother Yasuda Yoshizaburo founded the Kyoto Tojiki Goshi Kaisha in 1896. They hired a number of excellent painters to produce quality Satsuma ware. These pieces usually have the well-known Yasuda logo as a mark together with the name of the painter. Yasuda Gensei died in 1932.

Regards,
Martin.

Subject:Re: Satsuma teapot identify mark
Posted By: Pete Wed, May 16, 2018

Thanks for the replies, excellent

Subject:Re: Satsuma teapot identify mark
Posted By: TD Tue, May 15, 2018

The characters in the mark reads 大 曰 本 京 都 安 田 製 meaning “Dai Nippon/Nihon, Kyoto, Yasuda Sei. So it’s a Kyoto Satsuma tea pot circa late Meiji to Taisho period.


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