The treatment of the background is interesting as it consists of a series of incised lines that irradiate outward from the center design, highlighting the center as the focal point. The round tray in good condition considering its age with only a few small areas of enamel loss and surface abrasions or scratches. There is an area near one part of the edge where there are crazing in the earthenware, which was most probably the result of the firing process. Please refer to the images provided.
This exact piece is illustrated on page 89 in Chapter 12, Totai Shippo, cloisonne enamel in which a ceramic, earthenware or porcelain body or foundation is utilized, in Japanese Cloisonne Enamels; A Private Collectors Notes and Reference Guide, by Gary Yoshino. Overall, a bright and vibrant example of a very rare technique that was only produced for very a short time. The diameter of the round tray is approximately 6.0 inches. Due to the fragile nature of the tree bark technique, this piece will be double boxed and packed with tremendous care.
The item "Japanese Cloisonne Tree Bark Enameled Tray Pictured In Book (PIB)" is in sale since Sunday, June 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Vases". The seller is "gyassociates" and is located in Carlsbad, California. This item can be shipped to United States.