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    Posted 5 years ago

    Bmcvintage
    (3 items)

    I just found this gorgeous 30 pieces tea service at an Estate sale in Southern California while visiting my parents. I think it is antique Satsuma Thousand Flowers? When you tap the pieces, especially the large 16" platter, there is a beautiful ring like from crystal. From what I have found that means it is not the lower quality export ware. The craftsmanship of the painting of all the little flowers in green, gold and white is perfection. I am an artist myself and cannot perceive of the patience required to paint these pieces.
    The father of the family that this came from was in the military and the woman running the estate sale thinks he brought it back from being stationed in Okinawa in the 50's-60's. In my research so far I am thinking that it might be 1920's? The set was never used so it is in mint condition. I was going to pack it into my carry on bag for the flight but am now reconsidering, lol. If anyone has more insight into the mark or time period I would love to know.

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    1. wexval, 5 years ago
      Not Satsuma. Rotate the mark 90 degrees clockwise. Right stack reads Kutani. Left stack probably kiln, possibly artist. Not in Gotheborg Kutani, my lists, or other references. I think your date assessment is very close. Will look further, if anything shows up, will post again.
    2. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Beautiful set.
      Wexval comes through as usual!
    3. Bmcvintage, 5 years ago
      Thank you so much! The few pieces I found online that matched these were all called Satsuma but those owners probably could not read Japanese as well. I looked at Gotheberg and could not find the mark either. Will now start looking at Kutani.
    4. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      There are Japanese readers on this group page, if you are on FB:

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/collectingjapaneseceramics/
    5. Katerina, 2 years ago
      Hi everyone. I was wondering if Bmcvintage found more info about this beautiful set as I purchased a teapot yesterday that looks same like this set with the same mark.

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