Antique Japanese Decorative Dish1567
Cloisonné enamel and bronze round dish designed in Japan in the late 19th century, during the 'Meiji' era, which can be translated as 'enlightened government'. This historical period in Japan was marked by the rule of Emperor Mutsuhito and the country's transition from a feudal system to a policy of industrialization and modernization. This plate is made of bronze and black enamel and cloisonné, a goldsmith technique originally applied to jewellery design. The polychrome decorations depict a dish to be eaten: a sea bream can be clearly distinguished as being placed on the plate, with lemons and mushrooms as embellishments, also used for an actual dish. The scenes are bordered by friezes with ornamental motifs in blue and black. Plates with precise decorations and cheerful colours naturally attract the eye.
Height: 30 cm (11.81 in.)
Diameter: 3 cm (1.18 in.)
The dish is in good and original vintage condition, slight scratches and light wear consistent with its time and use.
Being a VINTAGE item it is possible that it will bear some scratches or defects.