For BADA Week 2022, Malcolm Fairley have chosen to feature a spectacular cloisonne enamel dish attributed to Goto Seizaburo.
The dish is worked in gilt wire with a radiating petal-like design of natural and geometric motifs.
Meiji period, circa 1880.
For a dish with similar geometric patterns and a reverse of identical large gilt scrolls, scattered with comparable motifs see Japanese Cloisonne, Gregory Irvine, pl 31.
This dish is also unsigned and was acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1881, when it was attributed to Seizaburo Goto of Honcho-dori, Yokohama.
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