Satsuma. Artist signature: "Hododa". Mark: Shimazu family crest above cartouche. Dai Nippon Satsuma Hododa. The full mark might read: Dai Nippon, Satsuma, Hododa made this. It is generally accepted that marks that includes "Dai Nippon" in Japanese characters on the whole date to the Meiji (1868-1912) period, reflecting the greatly increased nationalism of that period. This mark: Meiji period (1868-1912).