Extraordinary large 12" Japanese cloisonne plate or charger. The wonderful fan motif with birds and flowers is unusually well designed and most desirable in Japanese art. This motif is not easily found on Japanese cloisonne and fairly unique in such fine quality. The background has a fine scroll and mon-like motif. The back is neatly detailed with scrolls and with an extra design in the center which could be a signature. This very fine large plate is heavy, weighing over 3 pounds! This plate took a lot of time and talent to create! Dates cica 1880. The plate is in near mint condition with a minor dent in the metal rim(see photo). No cracks, restorations or missing enamel. When looking at the plate turned a certain way in the light, it seems it needs to be polished. This is not at all noticeable when displayed and does not detract from the overall beauty of this fine quality piece. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition and shortly after having received it. Postage/insurance extra. Sales tax required in New York state unless valid tax number and resale certificate provided.