Container in the form of a crane, anonymous, c. 1700 - c. 1800

Container in the form of a crane, anonymous, c. 1700 - c. 1800

lacquer on wood, mother-of-pearl, h 39.5cm × w 59.5cm × d 18.7cm More details

This large lacquerware box is in the shape of a sitting crane and inlaid with mother-of-pearl. A popular motif in Japan, the crane stands for a long and prosperous life, honour, and loyalty.

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