This is a Japanese Nippon hard paste porcelain vase. The date is circa 1910.
The vase is 6” high to the top of the handles and 3 ¼” wide handle-to-handle.
The vase has a hand painted rural scene that circles the upper vase; the scene is painted in shades of blue with black and white. There are no leaves on the trees in the foreground, so I think the colors are meant to convey a wintry scene. The scene is one of trees bordering a body of water.
Above and below the scene the color is a brown-green. There is a hand painted gold design and the scene is bordered in gold beading. There is additional gold trim around the neck, on the handles and at the foot.
The interior of the base and the bottom are glazed. There are a few firing marks. Wear to the gold is minimal.
The green mark is the M in the wreath with Hand Painted above and Nippon below.
This is an original Nippon vase.
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