This miniature tray is in good antique condition, but it has some cosmetic issues that early pieces typically have; there are very light flakes in the enamel along the copper rim. At a critical time when I needed strong examples that were both available and affordable, this was the perfect tray! The condition issues are shown in the last picture; please review carefully as most of the edge flakes were so light that they could not be captured in a photograph.
The length (top to bottom) of this tray is approximately 6.1 inches. The width of the tray is approximately 3.7 inches. Despite the cosmetic issues of the enamel edge flakes, this is a very rare miniature tray that depicts cheerful and wonderful design.
This exact piece is illustrated in Chapter 16, Yusen-Jippo; Standard wire cloisonne enamel, in Japanese Cloisonne Enamels; A Private Collectors Notes and Reference Guide, by Gary Yoshino, page 152. PIB - P ictured I n B ook. Not surprisingly, I paid a much higher amount than the listed amount as I absolutely had to have a great example of a predominately musen (wireless) and minimal use of wire for inclusion in my reference book.This miniature tray will be double boxed and packed with tremendous care. The item "Early Japanese Cloisonne Enamel Minature Tray Of Cranes PIB (Pictured In Book)" is in sale since Sunday, October 4, 2020. 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.