A very nicely potted 16th C ming plate with cranes amongst the clouds and flowers. Thinly potted. and with elavated base.
A crane among clouds represent nobility; a pair of cranes represent a wish for long married life while a crane in pine trees a wish for a long life together (松鹤同春 sōng hè tóng chūn 'grow old together as if in Spring')
the crane is a symbol of happiness and eternal youth. The crane is one of the mystical or holy creatures (others include the dragon and the tortoise) and symbolizes good fortune and longevity because of its fabled life span of a thousand years.
Condition: Rimfrits, chips and 2 hairlines
All will be packed neat and sent track and trace and insurance. Registered airmail
- 16e eeuw
- Regio / land van herkomst
- Blauw en wit
- Titel kunstwerk
- Cranes among the clouds
- Redelijke staat, zie beschrijving
- 34×150×150 mm