A set of three Meiji period (1868–1912) bronze cranes
A set of three Meiji period (1868–1912) bronze cranes
A set of three Meiji period (1868–1912) bronze cranes
A set of three Meiji period (1868–1912) bronze cranes

A set of three Meiji period (1868–1912) bronze cranes

c. 1910 Japan

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A set of three Meiji period (1868–1912) bronze cranes.

Two upstanding with the third stooped with fish in beak. Remnants of the original red paint are on the crown. Circa 1910.

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 86.00 cm (33.86 inches)
Stock Code
11255/GSO
Medium
Bronze
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