E894N 1890s Meiji period Japan, Satsuma vase.
1890s Meiji period Japan, Satsuma vase. ($150)
(Wisteria), with Shimazu mon (Family crest).
After Japan invaded Korea in the late C16 the Shimazu Prince of Satsuma brought skilled Korean potters to southern Japan to establish a local pottery industry. This family crest became the standard mark for genuine Satsuma pottery.