16 September 2015
AN EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE CRANE
LATE 18TH-EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The red-crowned crane stands with one leg perched on a rock.
9 ¾ in. (25 cm.) high
Sotheby's Amsterdam, 4 December 2002, lot 97.
The James E. Sowell Collection, Dallas, Texas.
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