Subject:Re: rural vase-MIng?
Posted By: mikeoz Sat, May 09, 2020
These jars are common household storage vessels, found everywhere the Chinese diaspora went. They could be found for example in the Australian goldfields, where Chinese miners went to make their fortune.
More likely Qing dynasty than Ming. And probably still being made into the early years of the 20th century.
The mark on the base is not Shen 神, it is Zhong 仲 which has a general meaning of 'second' or 'middle'. Not a religious mark, so unlikely to have been made by a monk.