This is an Exquisite Japanese Cloisonne Enamel Meiji Plate / Charger probably done by Hayashi. The piece has a very high gloss enamel finish and is worked in standard cloisonne with silver and gilt wires. It is approx. 10 3/4" in length x 1/5/8" high. The plate is very unusual because after the blue background enamel was applied, A THICK COAT OF CLEAR ENAMEL was then put over this and the standard cloisonne was worked on top of this clear coat of enamel. What this does is give the plate an extraordinary sense of depth. This is an extremely high quality piece. Great boarders. The plate is a little warped (last photo) and has stress lines which are difficult to see, mostly where the plate curves. Please email or call me for close ups photos of these stress lines.