American Satsuma Enameled Dandelion Design Vase (Signed "M.W."/Dated 1912) - image 1 of 6

Offered for purchase is a beautiful American Satsuma Enameled Dandelion Design Vase (Signed "M.W."/Dated 1912) hand-painted/decorated in the US or Canada as part of the Arts & Crafts movement. The vase is in excellent condition… no chips, cracks or repairs, although there are some surface scratches, general crazing and minor staining as is typical of American Satsuma, and wear from age and use. There is also a surface chip under the paint in the leaf design which may have been done during decorating, but is not noticeable when displayed (it looks much worse in the pictures than in person). Please keep in mind that this item is not new and therefore may have minor wear or missing decoration - I attempt to identify major issues with the item, if any, but please look at the photos carefully. The vase is approximately 7.5 inches tall, 4 inches in diameter, and is marked as shown in the pictures.

The design for this item is by Kathryn E. Cherry and may be found in the June 1917 issue of Keramic Studio Magazine. A photo of the page showing the design is included in this listing. Keramic Studio Magazine was a monthly publication for the amateur porcelain/china decorator which provided designs, detailed instructions on porcelain/china decorating, as well as articles and photographs of competitions and displays between various china decorating studios and clubs. The magazine was first published in May 1899 and continued into the late-1920’s; it then became Design Magazine, which addressed a wider range of designs than china decorating and craft work, and continued publication into the 1930’s.

American Satsuma: During World War I, there was a limited supply of porcelain from Europe for the North American china decorators. Porcelain and pottery blanks from Japan were more readily available and so were utilized by the china decorators during that time. As the pottery from Japan was heavy with a crackle or crazed finish, it also was susceptible to staining. Keramic Studio Magazine often had designs and instructions specifically for American Satsuma to assist the amateur artists on how to handle the pottery best. Most American Satsuma decorations are heavily enameled, and combined with the crazing of the pottery, result in some stunning Arts & Crafts hand-painted items.

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