This hand-thrown large and heavy vase stands just over 13.5" high by 10" across the loop handles by 9" in diameter. It is a heavy pot weighing in at 11 pounds. It is likely from North Carolina, at least a southern pot, in origin. It has a very handsome gunmetal glaze, finished in a semi-satin matte. This vessel, made from red clay, is marked with incised letters/numbers, which appear to read 11.41.nc, perhaps a date? It bears a mark in black glaze, which looks to read 'W-14" W14' or perhaps 'W-14" WV'? We suppose West Virginia could be a possibility. We've included numerous pix to show the marks. This vase is in excellent condition with a very good restoration to a simple 1/2" under rim chip, with generalized crazing, and the usual glaze nuances common to hand-thrown Carolina pots. It makes a very handsome presentation.