Japanese bronze figure of a crane on a turtle, 19th century


Japanese bronze figure of a crane standing on the back of a turtle. 19th century


legs repaired, losses


28cm high


This figure represent 'longevity' & 'conjugal happiness'. The crane (tsuru) is said to live 1000 years, while the turtle (kame) is considered to have a lifespan of 10,000 years. The crane chooses its partner for life, while the turtle is capable of great friendship. The combination is auspicious indeed!

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