This site does not provide the full history of Satsuma pottery. The historical background and development of Satsuma ware can be found on the internet or in books. For those who are interested, some recommended books and helpful links.
Louis Lawrence. "Satsuma: The Romance of Japan" - Meiji Satsuma Publications 2011
Thomas S. Kiernan: "The Best Book on Satsuma: Over 300 Marks and Signatures" - Kiernan 2008
Sandra Andacht: "Treasury of Satsuma"
- Wallace-Homestead Book 1981
Irene Stitt: "Japanese Ceramics of the Last 100 Years" - Crown Pub 1975
Maria Penkala: "A survey of Japanese ceramics: A handbook for the collector" - Interbook International 1980
James Lord Bowes: "Japanese
Marks & Seals in Literature and the Arts" - Shambhala Publications Inc 2001 (fascimile print from 1882) Free download here: Bowes Marks
Gisela Jahn: “Meiji
Ceramics. Japanese Export Porcelain 1868-1912 ”- Arnoldsche 1999
Edward S. Morse: "Japan Day by Day, 1877, 1878-79-1882-83." - Boston 1917. An extensive time travel through Japan in the Meiji period. Detailed description with
a lot of illustration of daily life. Free download here: Volume I and Volume
Edward S. Morse: " Catalogue of the Morse collection of Japanese pottery," - Cambridge 1901. Extensive description of the Morse collection in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, with over 1500 potters names. Free download here: Morse catalogue.
Experts and collectors
www: Japantiek.nl presents a private collection
of Japanese earthenware and porcelain and other antiques and collectables. What’s more: you can consult the owner for all your questions concerning marks on Japanese porcelain, including Satsuma-yaki. It’s free of charge!
www.Gotheborg.com presents an comprehensive overview of antique Chinese and Japanese porcelain, offering information about historical background, marks and makers and a glossary of terms. A not-for-free consultation for your Satsuma
ware is available.
http://litaxulingkelley.blogspot.com presents a list of antique and modern Japanese porcelain marks and a glossary of Japanese ceramics
https://www.kutani.org is a very extensive website on Kutani ware, both antique and modern, and gives you the opportunity of identifying marks and makers names by using their database (not
www.artelino.com is specialized on Japanese printmaking, and offers you hundreds of beautiful prints, and a data-base with over 650 artists-names ands
signatures. Although not Satsuma or even earthenware, interesting enough since motives of prints also can be seen on Satsuma.
https://www.asianart.com hosts the Asian
Arts Forum, a private forum owned by Asianart.com dedicated to questions and discussions of Chinese and Japanese art and inscriptions, South Asian Art, and Asian Art in general. Visitors will see that the forum is frequented by several knowledgeable scholars,
dealers and enthusiasts who are willing to share their knowledge.
http://www.jameelcentre.ashmolean.org The Eastern Art collections at the Ashmolean comprise around 30,000 objects including
ceramics, textiles, sculpture, metalwork, paintings, prints, and other decorative arts. Predominantly from Asia and the Middle East, the collection spans over 5,000 years of cultural and artistic development.
Dealers and sellers
www: rubylane.com is the home for thousands of independent shopowners offering antiques, vintages colectables and works of art, pre-screened by an in-house team of art and antiques professionals
(what is also the main difference with e-bay)
www: Trocadero.com: presents many high quality Satsuma ware, offered by specialized artdealers.
There are many auction
sites, where upcoming auctions or the results of past auctions are presented. All these are search engines for art, antiques and collectibles from thousands of auction houses around the world, offering an huge amount of Satsuma ware sold recently or in the
past by auctionhouses all over the world. You can search in catalogues for upcoming auctions or in archives for sold auctions. Most of them give you also an idea of the value by estimate or sold price.