Subject:Re: two chinese pieces
Posted By: Bill H Tue, Oct 20, 2020
Your second vase may have a mark of 'Sei' (青), which gotheborg.com indicates was used on wares made by the Aoki brothers, who founded a kiln in the 1890s. The only date shown with various examples of their marks was circa 1950.
I have what I believe is a late Meiji (1868-1912) vase with some similarities to your first one in size, painting style and the molded petal applications, albeit the petals in a different place. It has what I take to be a factory mark of '大二' reading down on the base, with a meaning of 'Large No. 2'. I include a photo of the vase below, but don't have one of the irrelevant mark, which likely referred to the vase being the second of a large pair. The pedestal shown beneath it is a close match but not original to the vase.