Links about Ceramics and Marks
Website with a lot of information about Satsuma ware, marks & makers and Japanese mythology on Satsuma pottery. Info can be downloaded to PDF files.
Great website of the Tokyo Antiques Shop: "Antique Nishikawa" (company: Nishimasa Ltd). With a lot of Japanese antique ceramics with Kanji signatures.
Gotheborg is the site of Jan-Erik Nilsson, who is an expert on Chinese ceramics and marks, but not a real expert about Japanese ceramics and marks. Much information.
Lita Xú Ling Kelley's site has Japanese marks, Japanese ceramics terminology, Chinese Yixing tea pot makers and marks. And a brief history of Kutani porcelain.
Bouvier has an extensive site with Kutani marks and ceramics, However, only a part of it is open for viewers. To make use of the full site & database you pay a fee.
A forum open to anyone with questions about Asian stuff, mainly Japanese and Chinese. Amateur experts give their opinion.
An overview of Noritake marks over the years, including an overview of fake Noritake marks.
Okiboy gives a lot of info about the more modern Japanese marks, extensive site with all kinds of interesting items.
Yakimono is an incredibly extensive site with Japanese ceramics, a lot of information about modern Japanese artists, here and there also about antique ceramics.
Site of the American Hatpin Society with a presentation on how to recognize Satsuma ceramics, information about Satsuma history, marks and hatpins.
Not too extensive site about Imari (Homepage = Imari.com). More info can be found on this page by clicking on the options above.
Lithophanes are images in porcelain, which can be seen by keeping the porcelain from light. This link goes to the page about Japanese lithophanes.
Site with hundreds of interesting Japanese pieces of ceramics, with piece of pictures and extensive info. Good for days reading pleasure and a lot of learning.
Gotheborg is the site of Jan-Erik Nilsson, who is an expert on Chinese ceramics and marks. Extensive information about hundreds of Chinese ceramic marks.
The Pater Gratia Oriental Art site contains a lot of information about Chinese ceramics and a bit about Japanese ceramics, but hardly any info about marks.
A comprehensive overview of many more modern Japanese ceramic brands and marks of the 20th century. Unfortunately, most of them with little explanation.