Subject:Re: Satsuma Jar marking identification
Posted By: Martin Michels Sun, Dec 31, 2017
The mark is Gyokuzan 玉山.
Gyokuzan seems to be the art name (Go name) of Chin Jukan 12th (1835-1906). This beautiful piece of yours dates circa 1890-1900.
The first Chin Jukan, potter Chin Tokichi (Korean name: Shim Dang-gil), was kidnapped and taken to Satsuma during the Japanese invasion of Korea between 1592 and 1598. Since then, descendants have produced Satsuma ware which has become synonymous with Japanese ceramics.
Chin Jukan 12th established one of the most successful workshops producing the famed Satsuma "Nishikide" wares in 1857 at Nawashiro-gawa, near Kagoshima. In 1858 he was appointed head of the Government factory at Nawashiro-gawa. During the time of Jukan 12th, Satsuma ware was introduced to Europe at the 1873 Vienna International Exposition, where Jukan won several prices.
The Jukan Pottery is now at the 15th generation.