Baluster vase. Provenance: Japan. Dating: Edo early period (1615-1703), 4th quarter 17th century. An early six sided baluster vase on a footring with a glazed base. Decorated in overglaze iron-red and gold, mounted with a Dutch Silver neck and lid. Decorated with a chrysanthemum and peony spays, around the neck three half chrysanthemums with leaves scrolls. The Silver lid has two marks, the neck is unmarked. The Silver marks explained: The Marker’s mark: VK with the half moon, stands for J.M. van Kempen & Son. The Sword mark was used (1814-1905) as the standard mark on articles too small for full hallmarking. Dimensions: Height (including the lid): 122 mm (4.80 inch), Diameter: 42 mm (1.65 inch), Diameter of mouth: 9 mm (0.35 inch), Diameter of footring: 35 mm (1.38 inch). Condition: There are some sand sprays over the glaze of the foot this is probably caused during the firing process, the original neck has been shortened.