Notice the two handles crafted from loops of the body of the dragon. This can be displayed as a standing or hanging vase
11.5 inches high,
weight 6.5 poundsOkinawan Nineteenth Century Ryukyu Kingdom Second Dynasty Tsuboya Ware Vase.
Note the thick detailed sculpting on this piece
Pottery was first introduced to Ryukyu from China between during 1100s and1400s). Tsuboya wares produced in the Tsuboya district of Naha are the most well-known style of Ryukyuan pottery, and the most strongly associated with Ryûkyû. In addition to dishes, vessels, and roof tiles, Ryukyuan pottery is especially known for the production of funerary urns, and shisa, lion-like guardians placed on rooftops and at gates to protect homes and other spaces from evil spirits.
view of this Dragon Vase from top and bottom
it is in perfect condition
Up until the Meiji period, Tsuboya remained a center of production of relatively simple arayachi (荒焼, "rough wares"), or unglazed ceramics. It was only in the Taisho Period that, seeing the great popularity of Arita wares in the mainland Japanese market and seeking to expand their market share, the Tsuboya potters began producing joyachi (上焼, "completed wares"), that is, glazed ceramics, with elaborate designs of fish, dragons, and the like.