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I purchased this very large (13" tall x 7.1/2" wide) assumed

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I purchased this very large (13" tall x 7.1/2" wide) assumed Satsuma crackle vase online for £2.99 believe it or not, and was wondering because of the very intricate details, almost like a 3D effect, is this something or nothing. It is very heavy and I cannot seem to find the mark to verify anything online, as you can see from the photos it says in gold writing made in japan, then the red mark is above that? I feel sure this is genuine as the marks are under glazing. I would love to know about this vase and of course whether it is worth more than the price I paid. Really appreciate your guidance and help, Carolyn.
This is a 1950's era Japanese earthenware vase. The mark reads Made in Japan in both Japanese and English. Raised designs(bas relief in art terms) and the extra shiny gold paint indicate a 1950's through 70's piece rather than an 1880's-1900 piece of Satsuma pottery. This vase has a current value of 20 to 30GBP. Do click the stars to accept this answer.
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