Subject:Re: Need help identifying Asian Vase
Posted By: Bill H Sat, Oct 12, 2019
The mark on your Japanese vase, as shown in your bottom photo, needs to be flipped 90-degrees left for proper reading as "Ei" (永), translatable as "Eternity", "Perpetual" or "Forever".
The website gotheborg.com has a better defined blue & white image of the same marking at the link below. It apparently is used by a kiln in the Kutani area, as I've previously found it at gbouvier.com, a subscription website devoted to Kutani marks.
Judging by the decoration, I'd say your vase was made in the late Meiji-Taisho era (ca 1900-1925).
URL Title :Ei Japanese Mark