The vase is a 12.5 inch tall ceramic piece in cobalt blue. It is in excellent condition. It has a hallmark underneath. I purchased this at a neighborhood antique store. It is in excellent vintage condition.
unknown Hello Delia: I am uploading a link and a couple of pictures for your review of a vase similar to mine that is on ebay. They seem to share the same mark. I just want to be sure we are not missing anything. The vase is much larger than mine -- 18 inches compared to 12.5 inches. And of course, the seller can say anything, but please let me know if you think these are the same. I looked at the mark and they seem to be the same, as far as I can tell. Thank you.
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Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A vintage Chinese blue and white prunus decorated baluster vase
Zhongguo period (circa 1960-70), Jingdezhen Zhi marks
Of baluster form with cobalt blue ground and profuse white prunus decoration, marked underneath with "Zhongguo Jingdezhen Zhi" underglaze blue marks.
12 1/2 inches tall
CONDITION: client reports this to be in excellent condition
PROVENANCE: purchased from a local antique store
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.