Please pay careful attention to my guide ratings! You'll notice the number of unhappy sellers that are attempting to trash my ratings because the information contained here calls attention to their shady business practices. Keep those negatives coming!
For those of you honest people, I hope that this information helps you and that you will give me that acknowledgement.
There are hundreds of items being sold on ebay, advertised as Royal Satsuma. For the record, authentic Satsuma marks never have the word Satsuma spelled out in English. The items marked this way are new Chinese imports or Arnart from the 1970s. Below are marks you will find on these 'non-authentic' items.
Chinese Mark Chinese Mark
Chinese Mark Arnart Mark
Items being sold as Antique Japanese Satsuma
with the Above Marks-BEWARE
Umbrella Vases Trophy Vases
in various Patterns in various patterns
Vases in various shapes and sizes
Please note that the import companies who are currently selling these items identify them for what they are: New Chinese. Please also note that many items come to this country with a MADE IN CHINA sticker, which is easily removed. Many of these items also come with attached wooden stands.
I hope this guides helps others in making an educated purchase when looking for real Satsuma.
You can find authentic Satsuma marks at gotheborg.com under Japanese Marks, Satsuma Catagory.