Posted 9 years ago
Shimazu clan of Shimazu (Shimazu-shi) is the name of a powerful Japanese family, who for centuries were the daimyo of Satsuma han. For this reason, the family is sometimes also called the Satsuma clan.
Satsuma porcelain is the name of a type of Japanese pottery products. This pottery was made from a type of clay that was found and processed in the Japanese province of Satsuma, in the 18th and 19th centuries.
For your consideration this is a wonderful antique Japanese Satsuma handpainted enamel brooch or pin. It is finely detailed painted porcelain depicts two men and a woman. The piece dates circa 1880 - 1900 or even earlier? The piece is 1.6" in diameter and in excellent condition. I am almost sure that the metal is silver and is only marked with the Shimazu clan mark.
It is in excellent condition.
Is my dating correct? Maybe someone knows what the image means?