Two Tone Beige, Large Round American Satsuma Vase, Raised Multi-colored Enameled Floral Design Very nicely crackled surface. Vase measures 10″ Tall with a small spout, mouth opening about 2-3/4″, width is about 8-1/2. Hand decorated by an American China Painter on blank Satsuma. The vase is dark and light cream based (two toned) Has black outlined enamel detailed borders, and symmetrical conventional flower designs circling the piece in a variety of colors from yellow, lavender, pink, lime green, orange, dark blues, pinks. American Satsuma Description: I offer you a bit of insight acquired in my study research and devoted experience to this art movement. The history of pottery, china and porcelain is fascinating in America. It is one of the oldest, the longest, and most widely diffused of all human arts not very common in American houses until the middle of the 18th century. A fine example of this history is “Satsuma” or “Satsuma ware” a Japanese pottery of distinctive creamy beige to dark cream color, which was considered by American china painters or decorators in the early 1900’s very suitable only for metal (such as gold) and enamel decoration. This earthenware was available in different shapes and is in fact an export product specifically designed in the early to mid 19th century to cater to the western export market at the time, later called “American Satsuma”. This is not to be confused with the 17th century or older Japanese Satsuma. These plain Satsuma (or blanks) was the choice for artists to hand paint and decorate. All pieces were imperfect; the glaze being badly “crazed” (cracked in fine little lines) all over the surface, this defect has come to be widely accepted as a distinguishing quality and charm of this ware. Another interesting fact that its body does not “ring” when tapped like other china. Often elaborately painted, American Satsuma pieces have a wonderful sense of artistic design and theory behind it exhibiting for example Conventional Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles, floral designs, motifs from nature (most commonly landscapes, small animals, birds, bugs, butterflies, trees, leaves), symmetrical elements, decorative monograms, along with a wonderful sense of color schemes and tonal balance. The adaptation of design to architectural and structural shapes of the porcelain was also considered when decorating as an expression of idea. From amateurs to serious artists, this craft developed quite a following. For those of you interested in the subject. I encourage to continue your exploration to learn more about the subject. Please review our policy. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send me a message. The item “Large Porcelain Vase Enameled Etched Floral Motif Hand Painted American Satsuma” is in sale since Thursday, August 7, 2014. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Vases”. The seller is “porcelainbooksjewelry” and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Age: 1900-1940
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Beige
- Country/Region of Origin: United States
- Primary Material: Ceramic & Porcelain
- Style: Art Nouveau