It came into the family not long after may parents married in 1949. They had travelled from the UK to Calcutta and it was given to them as a wedding present. It stood on the balcony of our house in Calcutta until 1975 when it was shipped home to the UK. A screw top biscuit tin fitted in the neck of the vase and we kept the dog biscuits in the tin. The vase has a large crack.
The family often speculated on the history of the vase and how old it might be? According to David Batty from the Antiques Roadshow he believed it was made in China around 1890 and it would be worth more had it not be cracked.
Some of the images on the vase are quite wonderful, it measures some three feet in height so it is very large.
Hope you like it.