The calligraphy is an essential element which makes it instantly recognizable as Qianjiang. There is a studio, or factory, red-iron mark, but it is difficult to read as with the calligraphy. The calligraphy most likely refers to a sweet saying about the beauty of the rendering of the flowers and bird. It might also include the artist's name and a date.
It displays its age through the color of the vase material, the multiple lines of running script, the footed bottom and its soft transparent colors in pale tones, almost as if they were watercolor paints. The vase offers unique collector value due to the fact that it most likely incorporates three art forms of three artists: a ceramicist who created this vase, the artist who created the painted composition and the calligrapher who created the running script. There is a good collector's market for these roll vases, and outside of the natural and age-related rough bottom edges of the foot and a few shallow very minor chips under the inside of the rim and shallow one on the outside of the rim, the vase is in wonderful condition with no cracks, crazing, repairs or significant chips.This description is based almost entirely upon my research. If you would like more detailed photos, or close ups, please ask. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases". The seller is "nantucketrun" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.