Subject:Re: Japanese (?) Vase
Posted By: Bill H Tue, Mar 24, 2020
Your cylindrical vase is Chinese. Crackle-glaze wares with applied faux bronze applications and apocryphal base-marks of the Ming Chenghua reign (1465-87) were produced circa the late 19th-early 20 century (Qing Guangxu-Republic periods). I've seen the applied dragon motif on a cylindrical vase before but don't recall the gilt finish, which isn't particularly remarkable, as my collecting interests center on polychrome painted porcelains.
FYI, Japanese depictions of dragons usually are the three-clawed kinds, whereas the Chinese style tended to have four and five claws.