Chinese blue and white stoneware vase. Painted in under-glaze blue with a central theme of a bird among flowering branches with animal head side handles holding stationary rings. Decorated the same on the opposite side. There is a blue hue to the glaze. Glazed on the inside and base with the base rim unglazed. The base with a four-character mark reading Fugui jiaqi (Beautiful vessel for the rich and honourable).
Size: 27 cm high
Condition: Good condition, no breaks
Age: Old, vases of this type with this marking were made during the Ming Dynasty
Note: Due to Ruby Lanes new requirement that all items of an antique nature must come with verification from a recognized authority in the field or purchased from a major auction house, which would be highly cost prohibited and would have to be passed on in the cost to the buyer, I have altered the description to comply.