A Japanese Meiji Period (1868 – 1912) bronze crane (two available)

A Japanese Meiji Period (1868 – 1912) bronze crane (two available)

Circa 1880
Stock Number: 13297/GSO
Height 80.00 cm [2 ft 7 ins]
Width 97.00 cm [3 ft 2 ins]
Depth 30.50 cm [1 ft ]
£4,600.00

The Red-crowned Crane (Grus Japonensis) is the second rarest crane in the world. In maturity the crane has snow white plumage with a patch of red skin on top of the head, which turns a bright, vivid red when the bird becomes excited or angry.

In Japan the Red-crowned Crane is known as the Tancho and in legend is believed to live for a thousand years, revered throughout the East as a symbol of peace, good fortune, longevity and fidelity.