This is a pretty hand painted porcelain vase, Made in Japan by Kutani, that has a floral pattern all around. The pattern is duplicated on the front & back, with a second duplication on each side. There is a wonderful gold decoration which is slightly worn around the top edge. The vase measures 4 1/2 inches tall and is marked on the bottom in red: Made In Japan and was produced in the mid 1940's. There are no chips or cracks.