Cabinets of Curiosity 5: Satsuma ware What am I used for? Which mythical creature can you see? Expand This is a Satsuma ware sugar pot decorated with dragons. How many can you see? It’s part of a much larger tea set that includes a teapot, cups, plates and saucers. The tea set is made of porcelain, an expensive pottery and was made in 19th century Japan. Exotic tea sets like this were imported to the UK in the late 19th century, where they were the height of fashion. However, they were very expensive, so could only be afforded by the rich.