Sorry – we can’t leave our email address here – there’s just too many spam bots. “Royal Nishiki Nippon”, made for the domestic Japanese market since 1906. We have also seen many Royal Nishiki items marked with “Hand Painted” in blue and a numbering system in blue as well (example: #24/250). “Royal Sometuke Nippon”, made for the Japanese domestic market since 1906.
These characters often appear immediately to the right of the maker's mark.The response of critics and collectors to mass-produced Satsuma ware was and is overwhelmingly negative.According to art historian Gisela Jahn, "in no other style of ceramics did the Japanese go to such extremes in attempting to appeal to Western tastes, and nowhere else were the detrimental effects of mass production more clearly evident".The incredible popularity of Satsuma ware and the eagerness of collectors to find pre-Meiji pieces led some manufacturers and dealers to deliberately misrepresent items' age and origins.Some sold other types of ceramics such as Awata or Seto ware as Satsuma.