Any clues?

Hello, I have come across a small silver vase with a lot of Chinese characters underneath and a capital A in a diamond box, I am having trouble finding much information on the net about Chinese silver can anyone shed some light on this item at all?
I tried to upload a pic but can not make it small enough.

open your pic by right clicking on it then go to “open with " then click on” paint". once its in there , click on “resize” on your toolbar. when a window pops up , click on “pixels” then highlight the size , and change it to “500” , then click save. your pic should then be small enough to upload to this site. hope this helps…i did it with mine pictures.