Chinese or Japanese Famille Noire baluster vase, marked "Edo Period"
Chinese baluster style porcelain noire vase, famille verte. 12.5" tall, 6" wide. Black background with multi colored flowers.
I am interested in identifying the maker's mark and age. Could be old, could be modern. Would like to know if this is trash or treasure.
Update: This may be Japanese. The top and bottom characters on the right translate to "Edo period". However, that is a really long historical period; from 1603-1868. If the mark is not a fake, then this vase dates back at least to the mid nineteenth century. The other 2 marks refer to year and manufacture.
Update (again): I found this link, which google will translate:
Someone in China found the identical pattern and mark on a covered jar. He paid 3000 yuan for it (about $470). He is also looking for information on age and manufacture. It keeps getting more interesting!