The size of Bizen Vase: 9 3/4" High x 5" Dia bottom, 5 1/2" Long (widest). Very unusual Japanese Bizen Yaki Vase with ears. It has wonderful Yohen finish around the vase. The texture of front as well as drip effect caused by while in Kiln. Yohen is a natural ash glaze finish, the word in Japanese literally means "changed by the fire or flame. (Yohen which made nice Keshiki the vase). It came with Kiriwood box. It has toin(artist ceramic signed marking) on the back. The cover of kiri box showing as Bizen flower vase. There is artist name on lower left also showing, read as Toyo-zo(made). The same Kanji letter of Kaneshige Toyo who was a national treasure in Japan. The sumi ink has bee worn out by the age. The condition of vase excellent except noting there is one spot of Kamadashi-ato(mark left when the vase was pulled out from kiln) at middle of right side vase as photo showing. This spot is spur marking since the vase was baked in the kiln side way as you can see the glazing on the body has dripped toward side way. Spur marking usually at teh bottom of vase, but since this vase in kiln laying down side way, this is only way can be firing. There was no way to support other than using spur on the side of vase. Dating pre 1940's. Please see additional photo by entering trocadero number 1020098.