This gorgeous vintage cloisonné plate is a classic example of mid-century Japanese decorative art.
Created using the centuries-old cloisonné technique, the scene and decoration has been achieved by inlaying thin strips of bronze and filling the reservoirs with ceramic.
The piece was then glazed and fired, rendering this extraordinary little dish.
As you can see, the bronze that comprises the reservoirs and edge of the plate boast a gleaming gold-tone hue which give the piece an elegant finish touch.
The plate is decorated with a traditional Japanese motif of realistic, indigenous flowers.
A yellow peony at the top of the scene really catches the eye which is then led around the plate, grazing over exquisitely painted Kelly and teal-green leaves, sensuous light beige branches before settling on a pink rosebud at the left side.
The branches emanate from a marbled black figure at the bottom of the plate while the background is pervaded by a dazzling repeating cloud motif.
The reverse of the plate is glazed with breathtaking turquoise-blue and further accented by a border of gold-tone cherry blossoms and leaves.
We are thrilled to say that the plate comes with a lovely wooden Japanese display stand.
The stand is a remarkable work of art in itself, featuring a distinctly Asiatic scrolling theme.
The plate remains in outstanding vintage condition, showing only the tiniest amount of finish-loss (particularly around the edges).
The stand remains in equally good condition, as it shows little wear and is characterized by a beautifully oxidized finish.
Overall, the plate and stand are in excellent vintage condition and are sure to make an elegant statement in your décor or collection.
Measurements: Plate is 6 1/8" in diameter and 5/8" deep, 235.2 grams Stand is 6 1/2" tall, 6" wide, and 4 1/2" deep, 53.7 grams Total Weight: 288.9 grams (10.20 oz)