London, South Kensington
2 March 2000
A pair of Chinese cloisonne and gilt bronze cranes
with heads raised and turned slightly, holding prunus spray prickets in their beaks, decorated in coloured enamels with archaic motifs on turquoise grounds, standing on tree stump bases -- 48in. (121.9cm) high, 19th Century, (small areas of enamel loss, minor pitting).
See Colour Plate 2 (2)
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