For soup or rice. Meiji C.1867-1912. 4 3/4" diameter, both of recurved profile with angled lip. Deep brown body color, the interiors grading to dark tan. The top finely decorated in lotus flower and foliage along with some grasses. The inside of the top with the design continued and a single dragon fly. The decoration in heavily built up gold throughout. All gold decoration is true gold in a lacquer matrix. Produced by the true lacquer (not paint) process which takes months of layering and drying. Additional details to the purchaser. Fine quality and condition.