Dating from the third quarter of the 1700s, and originating in the Jingdezhen region of China, near the important China Trade port of Canton.
The vases in a fluid baluster form, with intricate painted scenes of Mandarin Chinese in an outdoor garden setting.
Porcelain, on a Western definition, is "a collective term comprising all ceramic ware that is white and translucent, no matter what ingredients are used to make it or to what use it is put." so doing without stoneware, which in Chinese tradition is mostly grouped with porcelain.
Terms such as "porcellaneous" or "near-porcelain" may be used for stonewares with porcelain-like characteristics.
The northern materials are often very suitable for stoneware, while in the south there are also areas highly suitable for porcelain.
In the context of Chinese ceramics, the term porcelain lacks a universally accepted definition.
Chinese ceramics show a continuous development since pre-dynastic times and are one of the most significant forms of Chinese art and ceramics globally.
The first pottery was made during the Palaeolithic era.
These were updraft kilns, often built below ground.
Two main types of kiln were developed by about 200 AD and remained in use until modern times.
The best information that I could find on the internet is that it is a Chinese Canton white wedding ginger jar of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) of the Jiaqing or Daoguang era, circa 1820 depicting two large phallic shaped lighthouses or grain silos with a junk in the harbor. I will keep checking back to this site to see if anyone has any better information that what I could tease out of the internet. The decoration has many incongruencies which make it appear to be a fake antique.
Overall the decoration looks too unreal to me to be genuine.
Chinese ceramics range from construction materials such as bricks and tiles, to hand-built pottery vessels fired in bonfires or kilns, to the sophisticated Chinese porcelain wares made for the imperial court and for export.