This isa very beautiful Asian cookie jar or kitchen canister. I believe it is Chinese, but am not certain because I can not read the manufacturer's stamp on the inside of the lid. The canister is glazed on the outside and unglazed on the inside and bottom. The outside features 4similar, butdifferentscenes in cobalt blue and white. There are mountains, trees, birds, huts, and geometric patterns on the body of the container. The lid has geometric designs and the handle is fashioned in the form of a Chinese Guardian Lion in mid-stride. It measures 9" high by 5" wide by 4" deep. It is in excellent shape. The only indication that it is not new is on the bottom. It has some dark spots on the bottom of the body of the container (see the last photo) This is a beautiful and fascinating piece. It would look wonderful on a kitchen counter, or displayed as a decorative piece. Or it would also make a lovely and cherished gift.