VASE IN THE MAAS COLLECTION – TAASA Review June 2018
Ann MacArthur Satsuma ware vase by Yabu Meizan, Japan, early 1900s, (H)19.2 cm.
Collection: Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Photo: Michael Myers R eviewing the collection of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in preparation for the exhibition Reflections of Asia: Collectors and Collecting revealed around 40 Satsuma ware items largely gifted from private estates in the first half of the 20th century.
Japan’s Satsuma ware, characterised by its creamy white body, crackled glaze and colourful enamel and gilt decoration was highly collectible in the West following its introduction at international exhibitions in the 19th century...