The size of Square Vase: 3 13/16”High to Top of Vase without lid x 2 7/16” Long each Square top shoulder, bottom 2 1/4” Square. The vase is very slightly tapered down. This is very classic fine example of Kagoshima Satsuma. Kagoshiwa Satsum is origin of Satsuma ware before, Kyoto, Osaka, Yokohama and Tokyo Satsuma. It is very rare to find square Satsuma Vase. The Square vase has amazing gold details works as you can see from our photos. There are four panels with different subjects windows. The main panel with the window of four armored Samurai warriors. Second panel with two windows, one with mother teaching daughter, and lower panel with husband. Third panels with four Rakans and three normal figures. Last panel with father teaching the son and mother in lower window. All gold works are done in 24 K gold. I had this wonderful Satsuma vase last 40 years as my private collection. It is time move to another owner who love Satsuma piece. The vase has Shimazu marking in gold as well as “Satsuma Yaki (ware)”. The condition of vase is excellent. No chip, no crack and no hairline. There is only one tiny nick at the bottom corner where the whitish glaze showing. You can see at photo No.10 at additional photo page. The gold are well intact no loss. Actual piece is much prettier in person. The vase bottom has little bid wobble. It came with lid as well as Silk Shifuku (bag). Shifuku was made for other rounded item, but it fit perfectly to this square vase. It is beautiful brocade design. Please note the lid does not tight rather decorative display purpose. The both are not original piece belong to this vase. The lid was found later year to make vase looking appropriate, so as silk back for keeping for future generation. Please note this is not tea caddy, however this can be used as tea caddy if you find more perfectly fit lid for the vase. The gold workmenship as well as figure painting are really amazing. Dating of this square vase from late Edo, 1850-60’s. One of best looking Kagoshima(Hon-real original) Satsuma ever seen. Please see more photos at #1278387.