As the song says... I love oriental pottery. Japanese, Korean and Chinese are personal favs with such a long, rich history. How did they come up with the glazes and techniques so long ago?
Anyway. It's your head tilted not my picture. I was rummaging through boxes of old pottery that I have not previously sold and has been packed away so long, I forgot it was there. I came across this large vase with markings on the bottom, the only one I could make out was Nippon. The Nippon (Japan's name) mark was used from 1891 - 1921.
I love this vase and have decided to keep it. Fuji is a favorite of mine and the landscape goes around the entire vase. The other vases are old and marked cheaply - some English, Spanish and I don't know what. Pottery is kind of like jewelry and silver; there are just too many marks to look up. I hope they sell as they are all very old and in good condition.