Oriental Enamel Pin Tray 1910-1920

A painted enamel pin tray, some call them pen trays, both of which were used from days gone by. This painted enamel tray has a great array of cheerful soft colors in what appear to be painted wild roses. The flowers are pink, yellow and violets against a pale green background.

Just know these quaint little trays have many personalities and generally are in wonderful condition. Another big plus is they are still affordable. Most are cloisonne enamel (with wire work) and are often round. The shape of this painted enamel tray is rectangular.

The underside is solid white with a large rimmed foot which has protected the enamel quite well.

This sweet enamel tray measures 3-7/8" x 2-1/2".

Condition: Mint! The enamel is in most excellent condition! I am mentioning for accuracy two pin holes on top and side from production where the enamel did not take (see in last photo).

Made for export, this enamel dish dates approximately 1910-1920. The hallmark simply reads "China" during a time when items for export first started being labeled. After the 20's, the wording "Made In" was suppose to be added to exported items.

Item ID: ME15

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