Rare Signed Bronze Crane, Ming Dynasty, possibly Jiajing (1522-1566)
Please refer to our stock # 1082 when inquiring.
A rare and finely cast bronze Crane made in Ming dynasty China (1368 - 1644).
Cranes were most popular on blue and white ceramics during the reign of the Jiajing emperor (1522-1566) but, although similarly modelled duck form censers bearing the Jiajing reign mark are not unusual, bronze cranes from this period are extremely rare.
Unusually, this item carries a makers mark which reads "Ri Xin".
Condition - excellent - there are minor losses (to the tail) probably sustained at the time of casting but no damages, repairs or restoration. For many additional pictures please view #1114 in our Liverpool shop website at 69aliverpool.co.uk
35.5 cm (14 inches) high.
Weight 2.2kg (4lb 12oz).