What’s it worth? Appraisal of Satsuma vase

I figured out that it done in the Satsuma style and that its probably not that old although he bought it form an antique store on the East Coast…

Kristen says:

Hi, I was only able to upload one picture of the vase. Please see below for more pics.  I want to purchase this vase from a friend 

 I figured out that it done in the Satsuma style and that its probably not that old although he bought it form an antique store on the East Coast.  I have seen this signature before on a vase that was not that expensive. This is a near mint condition vase and It’s a very camera friendly.   :-)

Thank you for your time.

satsuma style modern vasesatsuma style modern vase bottom

AW says: Your antique detective instincts are very good Kristen, this is a modern reproduction as per the mark on the bottom, but more importantly, the uniform crazing that we see in so many Asian antique reproductions these days.

The vase as you mentioned is in the Satsuma style, and the tiny raised dot pattern is a technique known as moriage.

Circa late 1900s, most likely after 1980

  • Retail value: $45-$65
  • Wholesale: $35
  • Quick sale: $25