Up for sale is this "Antique Satsuma pottery flower vase 'samurai' #3227" If you have any questions please contact us before buy it. No reserve.
- width: approx. 15cm (5 29⁄32in)
- tall: approx. 33cm (12 63⁄64in)
- weight: 1587g
- condition: hair line crack (no water leak)
- can not combine shipping
The history of Satsuma Ware during the Bunroku and Keichou Eras (1529-1598) began during the famous "Imjin War (1592-1597)" called as Ceramic War, when Simazu Yoshihiro, the seventeenth head of the Satsuma Han, kidnapped more than 80 Korean potters and brought them back to Japan. Potters, including Boku Heii and Kin Kai, who arrived in the towns, Kushikino and Ichiki, started kilns within the Han domain. Each kiln produced a different style of pottery dictated by the environmental conditions of the location and the style of the potters, making a large variety available. Later, there were 5 varieties of kilns: Naeshirogawa, Tateno, Ryumonji, Nishimochida, and Porcelain. Collectively, they are known as Satsuma ware. Three types: Naeshirogawa, Ryumonji, and Tateno, still remain today. Satsuma ware is separated into two categories with different aspects, Shiro Satsuma and Kuro Satsuma.
Shiro Mon (white satsuma)
Shiro Satsuma, called Shiro Mon, is formed from white potter's clay with a transparent glaze, and features tiny cracks on the surface. Until white potter's clay was found in the area currently known as Hioki, it was fabricated using clay that was brought by potters from the Korean Peninsula. Since the materials and technology, save the fire, was of Korean origin, it was called hibakaride. The discovery of white clay was an extremely important event for Shiro Satsuma, which exclusively relied on precious Korean white clay.
Shiro Satsuma was fired in the Tateno and Naeshirogawa kilns, and was for use only within the Han and Shimazu household and not for the eyes of the general public. As part of cultural promotion measures, the Han dispatched craftsmen to Kyoto to study techniques, such as colored enamels and gold patterns and was the only Japanese display of art at the International Expo in Paris in 1867. White Satsuma captivated many Europeans and was widely known as SATSUMA .
Kuro Mon (black satsuma)
Kuro Satsuma, called Kuro Mon, in contrast to Shiro Mon, is loved as pottery for the common people. Using local soil, Kagoshima, home to Sakurashima with a large deposit of volcanic ash rich in iron, is able to produce a solid black pottery. Firing the iron-rich soil at high temperatures, creates a pottery featuring a rustic and rugged finish. This is the reason that it is perfect for daily use. Using three kinds of glaze: black, brown and buckwheat, a wide variety of pottery from tea bowls to common dishes have been made.
Our products are mostly secondhand goods. We sell them in the same condition in which they were purchased, so please be sure to wash them thoroughly before actually using them.
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