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An image of Cricket cage by Satsuma ware, HODOTA Takichi, MASANOBU
Alternate image of Cricket cage by Satsuma ware, HODOTA Takichi, MASANOBU Alternate image of Cricket cage by Satsuma ware, HODOTA Takichi, MASANOBU Alternate image of Cricket cage by Satsuma ware, HODOTA Takichi, MASANOBU
Alternate image of Cricket cage by Satsuma ware, HODOTA Takichi, MASANOBU

Satsuma ware

(Japan  – )

HODOTA Takichi

(Japan  – )

MASANOBU

(Japan  – )

Title
Cricket cage
Other titles:
Japanese basketware
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
Year
circa 1900
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
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 seizô 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
Location
Not on display
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.

Bibliography (3)

Jackie Menzies, Antiques in New South Wales, 'A Japanese Miscellany', pg. 7, Sydney, Apr 1987-Aug 1987, 7 (illus.).

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 267 (colour illus.).

Public Programmes Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales and The Japan Foundation (Editors), Art speaks Japanese: Japanese language education kit from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2007, (colour illus.). card no. 13