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    Posted 5 years ago

    candiceewert
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    The vase is 24 inches high with 8"-9" @ the widest point a 6 1/2 inch opening at the top. & a 6 inch base measurement.

    There is only one symbol or mark on the bottom.

    Any ideas on this vase and the makers mark would be greatly appreciated. Is it a letter or a word or a time period?

    It looks to be Satsuma style with Geisha

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    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Looks Japanese but might be from another ceramic country like Vietnam or Korea.

      The character underneath is Wa in Japanese, Hoà in Vietnamese & Hwa in Korean.
    2. swfinluv1 swfinluv1, 5 years ago
      Here's a piece with a comparable size and shape. I can't zoom in enough on either to know if the design and detail level are similar but you might be able to tell, with one of them in hand. There's also no picture of the base on the link I added so it's hard to know if they match. The character 'wa' could be a signature or maybe a title of the piece (something like harmony or unity).

      http://www.bonanza.com/listings/asian-satsuma-peacock-geisha-japanese-porcelain-vase-24-tall-/288263148
    3. buckdog225 buckdog225, 4 years ago
      My vase has sort of the same writing on the bottom but faded..
    4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      I do know Hoa, as Vet stated, in Vietnamese I know that also is a name.
    5. buckdog225 buckdog225, 4 years ago
      Plus mind has to more line straight lines above this symbol as well
    6. Shona, 1 year ago
      Did you ever find out more about Unknown Mark on Bottom of This Oriental Vase?

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