This is a fabulous very large Oriental Japanese Cloisonne Charger or Shallow Dish
It dates to the late 19th century or early 20th century.
The charger has a swirling dragon in the central panel - and is surrounded with a very intricate decorative border.
The back of the plate is decorated with a bright turquoise thick enamel on a textured ground - made to resemble the scales of the dragon.
The colours used on this piece are just gorgeous and very subtle - with a coffee and dusty pink coloured dragon with blood-red tendrils and white toes on a dark ultramarine ground. There are stylised abstract floral patterns all around - these pick up some of the colours used in the dragon - and form a very attractive decorative border.
This charger is a large size with a diameter of 14 1/4 inches (36 cm). It has a height of 5 cm.
It is in excellent condition - with no dents to the metalwork, and no losses to the cloisonne enamel. A few little flecks of pitting here and there, only evident on close up inspection, and indeed only commensurate with age.
More photographs of details can be provided on request.
Due to the large size of this massive cloisonne plate - this would have to be limited to UK posting only.