An image of Cricket cage

Satsuma ware

(Japan  – )

HODOTA Takichi

(Japan  – )

MASANOBU

(Japan  – )

Cricket cage

Other titles:
Japanese basketware
Location
Upper Asian gallery
Further information

This fine example of Satsuma ware was produced in Yokohama by a company begun by Hodota Takichi, formerly a tea merchant. The piece is signed 'Masanobu', possibly the decorator. With the Meiji Satsuma ware, the base was often made in Kagoshima, the traditional Satsuma ware region, and sent to various areas to be decorated. Some pieces found their way to the domestic market, but most were made for export.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.267.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
circa 1900
Media
Ceramic
Medium
enamelled porcelain
Dimensions
17.8 x 11.0 cm :
a - cage; 17.8 x 11 cm
b - lid; 2.4 x 6.9 cm
Signature & date
Signed base, in Japanese, gilding [inscribed] " ... Dainihon Satsuma-yaki Hodota seizĂ´ Masanobu [Satsuma ware from Japan, made by Masanobu of Hodota]" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Charles Binnie 1939
Accession number
4076.a-b