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Satsuma

The great fame of Japanese ceramics created in Satsuma Province in the 17th century influenced exceptional production in the following centuries.
The common characteristic of them is that at the end of firing, a very fine cràclure is formed that is visible to the naked eye, then glazed or enameled as the artist chooses on the outer surface of the vase, koro / censer or bowl.
In the nineteenth century, great master decorators and pattern makers opened new kilns in Kyoto, Awata, and Osaka provinces, very close to each other.
Satsuma’s japanese ceramics are reborn with new colors new techniques and decorations, Kinkozan Sobei, Yabu Meizan, Seikozan, Makuzu Kozan, Seifu Yohei, Hankinzan, Shoko Takebe, Kaizan, Dozan are among the best known, many with industrial-level productions and some unknowns who have produced a few pieces, rare in the market, but of exceptional quality.