This is a 18th or 19th century Chinese green glazed and carved porcelain vase signed by “Wang Bing Rong” who is considered one of the best porcelain carvers of that period. His dates are somewhat confusing. Some records say he was born in 1736 and died in 1795. Other records have him living from 1862 to 1908. Perhaps the most appropriate approach was taken by Christie’s. In their auction catalog of Fine Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1995, they state, Mr. Wang’s dates are not known but he probably worked sometime during the Dao Guang period (1821~1850) into the second half of the 19th century. This elegant vase is 9 ¾” high and 5 ½” from the widest part. It depicts two houses surrounded by trees and rocks; a tall mountain with pine trees appear in the background. It is a very typical Chinese scene. There are a few air bubbles under the glaze due to the firing. The workmanship is great and it is in great condition. More detailed photos are available.