A pair of early Japanese Meiji cloisonne vases with birds and flowers on rich turquoise background and geometric borders on brass. The pair of birds on each vase seem to be connected to each other. Amongst white, pink and red flowers and leaves, sparrows are flying towards each other on one vase. On the other vase, a more unusual tropical bird, perhaps an Asian sparrow, is turning her/his head towards another flying towards her/him. Dating to 1880. 7 1/16" tall x 4 1/4" wide at widest point. Excellent condition. No damages or restorations on exterior. There is a small area on the interior of the lip of each vase with a minor crack(see photo). It does not go through to the outside. Good weight. Satisfaction guaranteed or money back providing item returned in sent condition shortly after having been received and the way it was packed. Postage/insurance extra. Sales tax charged if sold in NY state unless valid NY resale sales tax number and signed NY state resale sales tax form provided.