Antique Vintage Japanese Incense Bottle Nippon. Japanese made heavy ceramic, possibly a terracotta. It was most likely for placing incense liquid in at the top.
It was made in Japan around the mid 20th century - just after the war in all likelihood and the stamp made in Nippon (Japan) leads me to believe it was more than likely made for export. It is colored to resemble a dark stone like a granite but it feels like ceramic. It is typical Japanese style with the flowering fruit and geometric backdrop almost like waves you will find on Satsuma pottery.
This is a smart piece - It is really exporting the East to elsewhere in the world, and, in all likelihood, to the west. It was made at a very interesting time in Japan's history, coming out of the War, Japan was again extending its influence to regain popularity and a strong influence around the world. Condition is consistent with age and. This is the exact item you will receive. Great care is put into properly packing items to ensure it's safe arrival to final destination.