After careful inspection of this vase one of the top little pieces on the soapstone like structures has been cracked. I believe this happened in production. Because the top portion is still attached to the vase. I love how these 3 "legs are painted to represent soapstone. Chrysanthemum painting is gorgeous. Add some gold gilt. Unit stands almost 15" tall. And as you can see is clearly marked. There is some gold loss on the top rim.