Subject:Re: Could someone confirm if these trinket boxes are vintage?
Posted By: Martin Michels Thu, Sep 07, 2017
These are Japanese, the mark is saying: Dai Nippon 大日本 (Great Japan) Satsuma 薩广 Yaki 焼
(Satsuma ware) Gyokushu 玉秀 Ga 画 (Painted by Gyokushu).
Plus the Shimazu crest on top (circle with cross). Probably Late Meiji / Early Taisho Period (1900-1920) in my opinion.
Handwritten Dai Nippon marks together with the artist’s signature date to the Meiji Period (1868-1911), reflecting the greatly increased nationalism of that period.