Subject:Re: Moonflask - possibly early 20thC Satsuma
Posted By: Bill H Fri, Sep 04, 2020
I can't read the third stack of characters on the left, which could be the artist, but the first two lines read as Kutani, Imperial Japan, which latter line usually indicates Meiji period (1868-1912) I believe.
For comparison, here are some images of what I take to be a probable Meiji-era Kyoto-style 12-inch moon vase in Satsuma-style crackle-glaze pottery, albeit unmarked. The lack of a mark at least tells me it has a likelihood of being pre-1891, when American customs law mandated English language country of origin markings on exports to the USA. This rationale may apply to your vase as well, even though it has a character mark.