The color on this vase is an absolutely gorgeous deep red. It is decorated with a blue-black glaze that begins at the base with a thick texture showing the veins and that becomes smoother as it goes up the vase. Towards the top, the dark glaze feathers into the red. The shape is simple and quite elegant.
The mark is one that was used between 1930 and about 1993 so it is difficult to date this piece exactly. The number 1613 is both printed and embossed on the base.
SIZE: Height is 6 3/4 inches. Diameter at the base is about 2 inches, while the diameter at the top rim is 1 inch.
CONDITION: There is one small scratch in the glaze (about 5mm long). See the last picture for a close-up. Otherwise there are no scratches, cracks or chips on this beautiful vase.