Japanese Satsuma Bowl, Meiji Period (late 19th to early 20th century).
Creamy body, with dense earthenware (feels a bit heavier compared to American studio satsuma). The decorations on the surface are also different; old Satsuma has a smooth feel. If you trace you hands over the American-painted satsuma, you can feel the roughness of the paint over the earthenware (dry, sandy, a bit more pores). Old satsuma feels smooth, much denser, almost like touching a porcelain glaze.