Pair of Japanese Meiji Period Bronze "Red Crowned" Cranes

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Elegant pair of bronze cranes of the Meiji Pd with finely detailed beak, feathers, legs and feet. Raised on black granite base (recent). Probably sculpted as garden ornament in a bronze body with green color and red spot on top of the head.
Red crown cranes is the second rarest crane in the world and is revered both in Japan and China as a symbol of good fortune, longevity and fidelity.
Details
Of the Period
Meiji
Place of Origin
Japan
Date of Manufacture
1880
Period
Late 19th Century
Materials and Techniques
Bronze
Granite
Condition
Good. The Necks of both Cranes have Vertical cracks.
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages.
Dimensions
43 in. H x 47 in. W x 10 in. D
109 cm H x 119 cm W x 25 cm D
Dealer Location
Charleston, SC
Number of Items
2
Reference Number
LU92027091023
Address
Jacques Antiques
160 King St.
Charleston SC 29401
US
(843) 547-2186
1stdibs Dealer since 2011 Located in Charleston, SC
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