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Shunko – A Japanese okimono pair of Manchurian Cranes

Shunko – A Japanese okimono pair of Manchurian Cranes


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1419531

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A Japanese silvered and polychrome enamels okimono pair of manchurian cranes on a natural wooden base. Finely chiseled and engraved, they are supported by a natural root base creating a unique elegance and harmony. The cranes represent conjugal fidelity, the couple lives together all their lives, it is also known as the red-crowned crane, it is sacred and seen as a symbol of loyalty, good luck, love and long life in the East. It is also the second rarest crane species in the world. These tall and graceful birds are mainly white in color with black lower wings. In male Japanese cranes, the cheeks, throat and neck are also black, while in females they are pearly gray. Adults have a patch of skin on the crown of the head, which is bright red in color. In Japan, the crane is a mystical creature and is believed to live for a thousand years. Consequently, in Japanese, Chinese and Korean culture, the crane represents good luck and longevity. The Japanese refer to the crane as a “bird of happiness”. Meiji period 19th century Sizes: 30 x 41 x 20 cm. Condition report: good condition
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