Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Japanese Satsuma Moriage Vase

In Asian > Japanese Pottery > Show & Tell.
Japanese Pottery1016 of 1075Fujimori  collection Alpha 3  mugJapanese Satsuma Moriage  Vase
Love it
Like it

ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
CbillCbill loves this.
Songwriter53Songwriter53 loves this.
peteypetey loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
nldionnenldionne loves this.
See 4 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 7 years ago

    (67 items)

    This is one of my prettier Japanese Vase I bought this in Ireland while visiting my daughter. It measures 7 1/2" tall.

    What Is Satsuma Pottery?
    Satsuma pottery was made in, or around Kagoshima in Kyushu, Japan in the later part of the 19th century, through to the early 1920's in Satsuma in southern Japan. A typical piece if Satsuma pottery will be of a yellowish complexion and usually decorated with intricate and minute Japanese figures, landscapes and even dragons. The designs also feature a form of decoration called moriage which is a term used to describe the use of raised enamel of Japanese pottery.

    Moriage is a style of decoration used by porcelain manufacturers during the late 1800s/early 1900s. It is the art of laying "beads" of porcelain on the item prior to firing in the kiln. Most typically it was decorated later in gold. Use caution when purchasing Moriage decorated items as the beads have a tendency to be broken off.

    Japanese Pottery
    See all
    Antique 18th Century Japanese Satsuma Vase With Crazing
    Antique 18th Century Japanese Satsu...
    Koitsu Tsuchiya: Seto Inland Sea 1940 1st Ed. Woodblock
    Koitsu Tsuchiya: Seto Inland Sea 19...
    2" H MARKED Genkozan JAPANESE M...
    Superb Late 19th Century Fine Quality Signed Japanese Antique Satsuma Vase
    Superb Late 19th Century Fine Quali...
    Antique 18th Century Japanese Satsuma Vase With Crazing
    Antique 18th Century Japanese Satsu...
    See all


    1. Songwriter53 Songwriter53, 7 years ago
    2. Spiperato Spiperato, 7 years ago
      Thanks Guys
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      Satsuma is earthenware which is still made today. i'm pretty sure that your piece was made in the 1930s/40s. apparently, it's not really moriage, although i can't tell you why. i have a very similar one which was id'd by a woman who is very well-known for her knowledge of Japanese pottery - particularly satsuma. she's written a number of books on the subject. very nice piece!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.