This is a wonderful Japanese Cloisonne jar or Tea Jar. It has a unique rounded 4-sided shape with rounded corners. Thick silver metal circular insert all the way inside the jar as well as thick metal top rim and lid. High gloss black ground that is covered with large, medium and small very well done and colorful silver wire butterflies. They all have fine tiny silver wire antennae, bodies and the large ones even have tiny intricate silver wire legs. The lid has 3 large butterflies and lots of the tiny ones, done equally as fine as those on the jar. The lid top knob is done in the same fine enamel work. It measures 5 3/8" tall and is 4 3/4 wide. This jar has a heavy feel to it. Condition is excellent with only some slight pitting, common to the Meiji Era pieces and a light 1" scratch. This is a lovely piece, that just glows with the beautiful butterflies against the deep ground.