Japanese pair of cranes signed Hidenao 秀尚 (Shūshō)

Hidenao 秀尚 (Shūshō)

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1032


Dimensions:
H 34cm x W 36cm x D 30cm
H 13½" x W 14¼" x D 12"

Hidenao 秀尚 (Shūshō)


Japanese silvered bronze okimono pair of Manchurian cranes (tancho-zuru) with details in shakudo and gilt, on a wooden base, signed with chiselled characters on a gilt oval plaque Hidenao秀尚 (Shūshō), Meiji Period.

In Japan the crane is an auspicious symbol of long life because of its fabled life span of a thousand years, luck and fidelity as cranes pair for life.

Reference: "The Golden Age of Japanese Okimono, Dr. A.M. Kanter's Collection", Metalwork pg. 254.
" Meiji no Takara, Treasure of Imperial Japan, the Nasser D. Khalili Collection", Metalwork Part II, no. 107.


Dimensions:
H 34cm x W 36cm x D 30cm
H 13½" x W 14¼" x D 12"

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