A pair of Japanese Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Bronze Cranes

A pair of Japanese Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Bronze Cranes

Circa 1800
Stock Number: 11667/GSO
Height 107.00 cm [3 ft 6 ins]
Width 14.00 cm [0 ft 6 ins]
Signed on the nape of the neck.
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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 angry. In Japan, the Red-crowned Crane is knows at 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.