Provenance: From a private estate.
Condition: Old repairs to neck and legs, hardly visible. Some wear and traces of use.
Weight: 5.1 kilograms including base
Dimensions: Height including base 63.5 cm
In China, cranes were held in high esteem, known as a first rank bird. Their images were embroidered onto the robes of many high-ranking officials. There are multitudes of crane statues, carvings and embroideries within the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace in Beijing. The red-crowned crane is the species mostly depicted in Chinese artwork. It was selected by the Chinese government as the national animal of China.
Mounted to a wooden base, dating to around 1900. (2)
重量： 5.1 公斤（含底座）
尺寸： 高63.5 厘米（含底座）