A pair of Japanese Taisho period (1912-1926) bronze cranes
A pair of Japanese Taisho period (1912-1926) bronze cranes
A pair of Japanese Taisho period (1912-1926) bronze cranes
A pair of Japanese Taisho period (1912-1926) bronze cranes
A pair of Japanese Taisho period (1912-1926) bronze cranes

A pair of Japanese Taisho period (1912-1926) bronze cranes

c. 1920 Japan

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One upstanding with the second stooped. Remnants of the original red paint are on the crown.

Tallest crane height: 61 cm (2 ft)
Shortest crane height: 37 cm (1 ft 2 1/2 ins)

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.
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Dimensions
Height 61.00 cm (24.02 inches)
Width 26.00 cm (10.24 inches)
Stock Code
11651/GSO
Medium
Bronze
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Gloucestershire
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