Cranes created in China and rendered in cloisonné enamel. All of these coming in pairs. Better that way for one might be lonely. 18th to 20th century.


Pair of cloisonné enamel cranes, each with a long slender neck elegantly curved in an “S” with their red crested heads raised upward with slightly agape beaks with slender intricately detailed bodies in yellow, black, and white enamel overlapping plumage and straight legs resting on an oval rockwork base. 18th c. Qing Dynasty, Chinese. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-rare-pair-of-large-cloisonne-enamel-5088340-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=5088340&sid=175e59a7-2fe4-49e3-8ccf-eb340557d86f
Pair of cloisonné enamel cranes, modelled as a pair of cranes with curved necks standing on a rockwork based surrounded by cresting waves. The smaller crane looking backward towards the larger one, grasping a double peach spring in its long pointed beak, the chest with an apocryphal four-character Qianlong mark 2. 20th c. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/style-private-collections/a-large-and-impressive-pair-of-cloisonne-enamel

Pair of cloisonné enamel cranes, each standing on a rocky base, with a pricket candle holder in the form of a prunus branch held in their beaks. 19th-20th c. Chinese. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-pair-of-chinese-cloisonne-enamel-large-6195948-details.aspx

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