First of all, look to see if there is any english words on the marking, such as "Made In Japan" or "Hand Painted".If there are, then the piece is most certainly NOT an antique.
Apart from people looking for information on Satsuma Pottery or getting a great deal on the e Bay listings I provide on each page, this is the most common reason people might visit this site.
Actually, it is much simpler than you think and with the item in your hands, the only question you need to ask yourself is "".
The "makers mark" or marking on each Satsuma piece is the key to unlock the value, age and authenticity.
Mc Kinley Tariff Act Why are these pieces marked "Nippon"? In large part, the answer to the question, why are these pieces marked "Nippon", has a lot to do with the import/export laws of this period.
In 1891, the Mc Kinley Tariff Act was passed into law.