Baluster vase. Provenance: China. Dating: Kangxi period (1662-1722). Baluster vase on a footring with a glazed base, decorated in underglaze blue. Mounted with a Dutch silver neck and lid and decorated with a squirrel climbing through branches of vine. On the Silver neck there is an engraving of an anchor within a heart. The lid itself is engraved on top with the year "1926".
The silver marks explained: The sword mark was used (1814-1905) as the standard mark on articles too small for the full hallmarking. What the letters CAZ stand for is not known to me.
Dimensions: Height (including the lid): 146 mm (5.75 inch), Diameter: 72 mm (2.83 inch), Diameter of mouth: 22 mm (0.87 inch), Diameter of footring: 37 mm (1.46 inch). Condition: An unglazed piece to the outer footring, one tiny frit and a tiny chip to the underside of the footring and two firing flaws to the inner footring.