This style of dragon is on authenticated (see last photo) Ming Dynasty porcelain. In the Xuande period, the cobalt blue'Samarra Blue' was imported from Persia, but in this early stage of experimentation it would break through the glaze and go black and bubble. This piece has this feature (see dragon head photo for close up).
The white is very white as is correct to Xuande period porcelain. Touches of red showing in the unglazed foot is a sign of Xuande period porcelain. Xuande kilns were incredibly high firing, and the iron in the porcelain would melt out and oxidize. You look for the black dots and firing splits to spot antique Chinese porcelain. However, this was just in wares for the people.Imperial pieces were flawless, as this piece is, and looked like modern porcelain today. Date mark is on the neck of the vase, as is common in the Xuande period.
Not an expert on this, it may be a modern reproduction. However, we live in a more enlightened world now about possessions, and many people don't care whether something is antique now, and the trend at the moment is just to have'the look' as it is being called. Decorating the home and creating a nice environment is the most important thing. But priced fairly at the minimum value as if it is. If it's right however, you've got yourself a bargain.It's win-win, you can't lose. A large heavy statement piece. Please research and calculate for your country. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "countryhouseantique" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.